Thursday, July 19, 2007

Poison pen

Every once in a while, a critic gets the chance to really blast something they don't like. Here's one from the Guardian on the new Paris Hilton CD:

Lest one carp, Hilton has been quick to point out that singing is a vocation for which she is eminently skilled. "I know music," she reassured the Sunday Times children's section. "I hear it every single day."

While this obviously gives Hilton a massive advantage over those who have never heard any music and thus believe it to be a variety of cheese, there remains the nagging suspicion that this might not represent sufficient qualification for a career as a singer...

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This just sucks

There are times when I wish I had the elouquence of Black Amazon when she gets angry. I sure could use it now.

A teammate used a cell phone to record video of University of Minnesota football player Dominic Jones raping a woman who had passed out after drinking too much, according to charges filed Monday against the star cornerback.

You can read the rest of the sordid story here.

These are the same players who were the beneficiaries of a rally in their support, reported by Yolanda here. An on-line petition collected nearly 1,300 signatures (not nearly enough).

Please go sign it and show this survivor that she has support!


If I hear of anything more recent, I'll do a follow up.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Updated flyers

Fixed the missing sponsor, re-arranged some stuff, messed with the rags. Picky picky picky!

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Friday, July 13, 2007

How to properly respond to a ticket

Found this image via reddit. Love it!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fun Onion Article

Temp Hides Fun, Fulfilling Life From Rest Of Office


Braxton, who earns roughly one-fourth of what the firm's lowest-seniority full-time employees make, said he has no desire to make his coworkers feel bad about their "boring, shitty lives."

"If somebody complains about how bad it sucks to work overtime five days straight, I just nod and agree," said Braxton, who spends his weeknights at parties, at concerts, and playing basketball in the park. "No point in rubbing in the fact that no matter how busy things are, I leave at exactly 5 p.m. every single day. If anyone asks me to stay later, I just say my agency doesn't let me do overtime."

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Another first draft

OK, here's a pretty flyer I did today for an action happening this fall. There is one major flaw in the flyer that I haven't made in years, probably. Can you guess what's missing? The answer is below the image.

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Did you figure it out? There's no sponsor. No phone number to call for more information. Kinda silly, eh? I'll make a couple of more changes before I let this one out into the world.

Just goes to show I can learn from my past mistakes and repeat them exactly!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Envy me!

I had a wonderful evening Monday night. Our local feminist bookstore had a reading that I learned about because I'm on their mailing list. The fabulous Jay Sennett was in town doing a reading from his book, Self-Organizing Men.

My hearing sucks, so I got there early and planted myself front and center in the comfy chairs in the basement meeting space of Amazon Bookstore Cooperative, the longest running feminist bookstore on the continent. I happened to share the wicker sofa with the amazing Ms. H, Jay's wife. Bonus points for me!

Jay read several passages and displayed his own cartoons in discussing that thing we call masculinity. I really enjoyed the balance between readings about personal experience and readings about theory.

The question and answer period was great. I really liked the things Jay had to say about how racism must be acknowledged and how letting poor people lead will serve the movement well.

In addition to meeting Jay and Ms. H, I met an Amazon worker I did not know before. Heather and I have the same taste in books and she talked me into buying two new science fiction books I'd never heard of before. That's what makes an independent bookstore better than the big boxes. Real people with real tastes who can spread the righteous word about books we need to read!

I "came out" as Ravenmn to Jay, and that led to discussions of our mutual appreciation for Bitch|Lab/Mighty Quare Dewd and BrownFemiPower, among others. BFP, Jay has instructions to pass along a hug from me to you when you next meet!

I have rarely before run into people I encountered first on line. This was an awesome and wonderful experience. If you have not read Jay's book, please consider purchasing a copy. I now have my very own autographed copy.

Envy me! I'm one happy chica today!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

First draft

There are a lot of events planned for the fall. This is a first draft of a flyer to alert folks to the dates.

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Older flyers

Posting a bunch of old flyers here.

From 2004:

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