Friday, July 31, 2009

Insanewiches


This website is awesome! It is all insane sandwiches! That is the Rubix Cube sandwich

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Just Fantastic

HOLY SMOKES! A new Wes Anderson Movie, based on a Rolad Dahl novel, thats claymation! That IS fantastic!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hey! Remember when I blogged about my (unborn) children! Look! I ('m going to) have another kid!

Obesity is expensive

Not for nothing, but if obesity costs the US $147 billion per year in avoidable medical costs doesn't it make sense that those people should be charged more as smokers are? I'm just sayin' its sort of a double standard

From my new favorite site Everything is Terrible

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Future of The Left. . . Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Capitol Hill Block Party

So I normally don't like most stuff (by stuff I mean rock festivals everyone else seems to enjoy) but I had an awesomely fun time at the Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend, thanks in no small part to an incredible set by The Future of the Left, your new favorite band. It was so sweaty and fun and loud, it was everything rock should be, and what you want rock to be but never is. All I wanted to do was punch everything, my arms rotating like windmills with fists on the end. Why are other bands allowed to be? I feel like if the government feels permited to regulate things like whether or not I wear a seatbelt that the least they can do is stop shitty rock

It was so hot yesterday there was no choice but to spend the afternoon in a baby pool. It was delightful. Unfortunately I was without a bathing suit, so my male companion was good enough to loan me one of his swim trunks. I don't know how boys do it! Granted, I was also wearing a tank top (it was quite the 19th century swimming costume) and there is a natural (or culturally imposed) impulse to NOT sit in a pool of water fully dressed, but even factoring in that additional confusion- wearing big shorts makes it hard to swim! The extra fabric creates drag in the water and they take so long to dry making me so itchy! Also, the pant legs blow up like a balloon in the water. It is crazy. If I am ever a boy, I am definately going to be a bannana hammock type


Here is me and Don Draper!


Friday, July 24, 2009

The Beautiful Horror


Ok everybody is up in arms about this bike that Damien Hirst constructed for Lance Armstrong that is covered in butterfly wings (actual butterfly wings that apparently he pulled off of living butterflies)

Here are a couple of things about this:

* It is pretty sick but in the best/worst possible way. I have a real framed butterfly in my room (but only one) because I love the idea of being able to catch and hold something light and beautiful and keeping it safe and perfect forever, but at what cost? And what makes us think we are the ones who can make such a decision?

*we carelessly kill animals (and people) everyday for certianly less noble purposes and the only reason this is different is because butterflies are beautiful- and what does this say about our athesetics based society?

*Lance Armstrong- kind of a jerk- no one can deny his accomplishments and his ability to inspire the peeps. still. . .
*Damien Hirst kills stuff all the time for art and i think he is quite good and thought provoking and regardless of what people say I like him very much
*That being said, this work isn't really any of those things, although I find the idea quite interesting. This looks like a little girls bike, the execution just wasn't quite there