September 29, 2009 at 12:38 pm (pop culture) ()


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Tyra’s So Mad She Didn’t Think of This for ANTM…

September 29, 2009 at 9:08 am (movies, pop culture) (, , , , , )

This fall, MOMA is going to be doing a retrospective on Tim Burton’s films, so Harper’s Bazaar decided to let Tim Burton create clothing and style a photo spread for this month’s issue.  This is fairly perfect, since Tim Burton’s movies have, as of late, been more appropriately viewed as stills rather than moving, talking, horrible song-filled pieces of cinema.

Like this.

glasses bones

More gorgeousness after the cut, and sadly/gratefully, no Helena Bonham Carter…

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Let’s play a game!

September 28, 2009 at 10:04 am (cool things i've found) (, )

This is a news item entitled “Masturbating Trucker Flips Rig, Loses Load” and the full (short) article is after the jump.  The game is this

1)  Find all the sly dick jokes they managed to slip in, and then

2)  See how many more you can add yourself!

It’s fun!


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Off the Grid

September 28, 2009 at 9:28 am (my life)

While Kumail and I were at the gym on Saturday, something happened.  We returned to a home without Internet or cable, and nothing we did made it come back.  No one is able to come and bring these things back into our life until Tuesday, so we have been living like imbalanced people since then, carting our laptops to the coffeeshop down the street, playing video games, watching VCR movies, pretending Bagel is a zombie, staring into each other’s eyes, and dancing to Wham! songs.

So this is an apology for my digital silence and a plea for understanding.  Right now I am trying to decide among 8 website I desperately need to check.

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Obama and the Goths!

September 26, 2009 at 9:31 am (politics) (, , , , , )

The fun goth stuff just keeps rolling in, ever since I wrote about being goth in Lemondrop! This picture was sent to me yesterday, with this caption:

Here’s Barack and Michelle Obama with Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and his family. The State Department uploaded it to Flickr. (What an unlikely sentence!) Whoops—no one in Spain has ever seen Zapatero’s Goth daughters before! According to Zapatero, Spanish law allows him to prevent the Spanish media from running any photographs of his 16 and 13-year-old daughters Laura and Alba. For their privacy, see. And because maybe it would be considered weird for the PM to have goth daughters, but it totally shouldn’t be. It is a natural part of life, becoming a teenaged goth.

Jump to see it, you won’t be disappointed. (Also, that’s an awesome law)

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Let’s learn a little Psychology 101

September 25, 2009 at 8:34 am (research) (, , )

Today’s subject:  the visual cliff.   This pioneering experiement both looks cool and is a fun exploration into the development of depth perception in creatures great and small.

In 1960, E.J. Gibson and R.D. Walk set up this awesome looking contraption that makes it look like a surface completely drops off, when actually, it’s just an illusion made with shatterproof glass.

visual cliff

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Movies with Primates

September 25, 2009 at 7:15 am (movies) (, , , )

Which is better?

Let’s do a primate movie faceoff!!


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Gynomite’s Emotional Assignment of the Day

September 24, 2009 at 11:01 am (gynomite's emotional assignment of the day) (, , , , , , )

Figure out your origin story.


I have a friend who is really into comic books and also happens to have had a rough childhood.  He told me that he likes to think about himself as a superhero, and as all superheroes do, the things he’s been through are just part of what makes him such a badass superhero.

I love this.

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I hope she uses the plot where Jessica invents punk rock and sophisticate personalities to impress men!

September 24, 2009 at 10:21 am (movies) (, )

Today Diablo Cody confirmed via Twitter that her movie adaptation of the Sweet Valley High series will be set in the 80s.  So….whew.  She may be taking the most embarrassing guilty pleasure of my childhood and making it into an obnoxiously self aware, horribly snappy-dialogue filled cutefest, but at least the Internet won’t exist in Sweet Valley.  Honest to blog.


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Things that go from ironic to real and how I’m learning to be a better kid

September 24, 2009 at 9:53 am (my life) (, , , , )

Here’s my latest Lemondrop piece, about how I’m a rebellious kid inheriting Muslim parents via Kumail.

Also, yesterday in AMNY there was an article about squirrels that detailed how you could become a certified wildlife rehabber, making you a person that gets called to help out if a squirrel falls out of a tree or a possum gets hit in the head.  I looked up all the info, thinking in my higher brain that I was doing it to make fun of it here, but my brain stem knew what was up.  I realized quickly that I was looking it up because I want to do it.

So I sent in my application today, and I’m pretty excited.

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