Saturday, March 07, 2009

where would i go if i were in albuquerque on march 11 or march 13?

i'm so glad you asked! unfortunately, i continue to not be in albuquerque, but maybe you will be. from the always excellent, rad and radical mike butler:

Food Not Bombs Albuquerque Facing Fines and Arrests!!

Hey Comp@s,
Food Not Bombs Albuquerque was recently notified that we are facing having to pay $3,000.00 in fines and we will be "forcibly removed" from the area near the UNM Bookstore if we continue to share free healthy food. We are asking for all of our friends and supporters to bring video cameras, cameras, instruments like drums and guitar, and join us as we share a free healthy meal with the community Wednesday March 11 @ 11am and Friday March 13 @ 12 noon at the UNM Bookstore.
Thanks so much for your support in the past and we hope to
see you in the streets!
Mike Butler
Food Not Bombs Albuquerque
(505) 242-0497 or

Thursday, March 05, 2009

just so you know, kenneth starr is just as much of a jackass as you remembered.

i went to san francisco today to watch the arguments about proposition 8 before the california supreme court. i was expecting miserable weather and tons of people; the crowd wasn't ever very big and the weather was absolutely magnificent.

i ran into a friend from the dorms; he'd been looking at me funny and it was because he recognized me. we stood together for a bit. then he had to leave and i ended up next to an older woman who gave me the rundown on everything. she knew the names of all the justices and how they'd voted, how they were likely to vote, and big issues with which they might be concerned. she was awesome.

and kenneth starr? awful. what a horrible dude. he kept talking about how eliminating marriage rights didn't erode the bundle of rights so graciously granted by the state...and we kept hissing. because at that point, it was about all we could do.

and then i left the protest and had lunch with jesse danger.

help a friend of friends (or a friend of a friend of friends)

today i've seen this story in several places on the internets. hollis hawthorne, a 31 year old san francisco woman, has been in a horrible motorcycle accident in india. she is seriously injured, and her friends and family are trying desperately to raise $200,000 to pay for an air ambulance from india to stanford.

i don't know hollis, but i do know a number of people who do. you can read more and donate here, should you feel inclined. i did.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Monday, March 02, 2009

can we all just agree that pancakes are fantastic?

i made some pancakes for shrove tuesday last week and remembered about how great they are. i just had some with pecans and dried berries in them, with applesauce and plain yogurt. yes.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

mouse-over text is a magical thing (nsfw)

xkcd is brilliant, but you already knew that. until i recently got a new version of firefox, i could only read the first few words of the mouse-over text, but now i can read it all! which has meant that i've needed to go back to the beginning to read all of the mouse-over text. and oh man, some of it is so funny! observe:

funny, no?

now try looking at this:

while thinking about the fact that the mouse-over text says, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a BITCH ASS FUCK DAMN"