May 31, 2011 at 6:40 pm (Uncategorized)

This was an amazing post from LifeHacks of the top five regrets people express on their deathbeds, compiled by a hospice nurse. LifeHacks also includes their own advice to help combat these regrets, and while I disagree that its everyone’s destiny to follow whatever dream they have to a fruitful career using the power of the Internet, it’s mostly great advice.

The list is epic no matter what, and one everyone should print out and put on their refrigerators and in their hearts. Friends, doing what you want, being happy- this stuff is the glue that holds life together. You can get by without it, but you’ll never feel right.

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Go see more details at LifeHacks.



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The locks represent society.

May 31, 2011 at 6:16 pm (Uncategorized)

At the end of our street, there is a tunnel that allows you to cross the street safely in the dark, only stepping on an average of five homeless people. This is why it’s locked and unusable. For whatever reason, people started putting combination and pad locks all over the fence that keeps us all safe from the aforementioned tunnel, and for whatever reason, LA tourists are obsessed with this.

“I don’t know, is it art?”

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Killing Us Softly

May 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm (commercials)

I bought Jean Kilbourne’s book, Deadly Persuasion, on a vacation about seven years ago, and I couldn’t put it down. It’s about advertising, and the kind of image that advertising makes us strive for, and how damaging it can be for women, for relationships, for everyone. It’s an amazing book.

Today on YouTube, some friends posted a video of one of Kilbourne’s latest talks, Killing Us Softly 4, which is being released on DVD.

Here’s a clip.

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Love Monday

May 29, 2011 at 8:59 am (music)

If you don’t know who Divine is, I cannot help you. Just go educate yourself about John Waters muse at Wikipedia. What I want to talk about is Divine’s music career. She released several albums in the early 80s, including this single:

After the jump, I invite you to take a listen to Divine’s Love Reaction and see if it sounds familiar to you at all.

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This is a comment I received on my blog.

May 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm (Uncategorized)

It is a parents job to be adjuvant and brook their female for who they are and who they prettify. Withal, allowing teen children to hit gender consanguine decisions they don’t regularize realize yet, could be real confusing I would imagine! Improve your children as the gender they are. If they prefer to deviate from that afterward on, be supportive. A white parent mention differences and be in music to their children as they get up. But it is the parents job to consecrate their kids the ripe tools so they conclude as they can fit in with their peers. Again, if they experience that they are a less various or poorness to explore new options, that’s o.k.! At small they had the possibleness to personage it out when their minds were to growth the content!

Never has so little been said with so much.

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Gynomite’s Reading Room!

May 27, 2011 at 8:26 am (Uncategorized)

Here are the top ten optical illusions of 2011- isn’t it amazing that people still come up with new ones every year?

I wrote this piece for Huffington Post about how not communicating expectations can damage a relationship. Go read it! (<– see how good I am with communicating?)

Pants Lock. A collection of the worst messages sent to strangers on dating websites. (Thanks to EAG!)

Candyland the movie is going to be Lord of the Rings with candy? Ok, I’m in.

I learned two things about the movie Apocalypto today. One, Mel Gibson put a guy dressed as Waldo (as in “Where’s Waldo?”) among a pile of bodies in the movie, and two, Mel Gibson himself is in the trailer of the movie, smoking a cigar and leaning against some natives.

Watch at 1:46.

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May 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm (video games)

Here’s another episode of Feedback on where I ask a lot of questions about what E3 is really like!


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Little Mermaid Reboot

May 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm (movies)

I’ve written before about how I am semi-obsessed with the original story of The Little Mermaid. To quickly recap, here’s a piece of the story before Disney got ahold of it:

The Sea Witch promises to give the Little Mermaid a potion that will make her mute but give her legs; however, drinking the potion will make her feel as if a sword is being passed through her, yet when she recovers she will have two beautiful legs, and will be able to dance like no human has ever danced before.  One more catch: it will constantly feel like she is walking on sharp swords, and her feet will bleed most terribly. Even shittier, she will only get a soul if the prince loves her and marries her. Otherwise, at dawn on the first day after the prince marries another woman, the Little Mermaid will die brokenhearted and disintegrate into sea foam.

And guess what? That story does not have a happy ending.

There’s no way to make that into a palatable movie, so it seems like someone is doing the next best thing: making it a horror movie with the precious Little Mermaid as the bad guy. Wha?

The script, based on the book Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale, will be directed by the woman who directed Country Strong, and here’s what it’s about-

It centers on a princess who, in order to save her kingdom, sets out on a dangerous journey to marry the prince of her rival kingdom, not knowing that a beautiful mermaid has fallen for the same man and has sacrificed everything to be with him.

So kinda like a Fatal Attraction with fish and magic? Sign me up.

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My NerdMelt family

May 25, 2011 at 10:43 am (my life)

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Discoveries of a Has-Been

May 25, 2011 at 8:59 am (discoveries of a has-been, music)

In this ongoing series about how I used to be in the know about music, and now I’m not, I have a fun new (to me) band for you- Dirty Beaches with “Lord Knows Best”. His music sounds like someone took the 50s and ran it through a mid-90s rave and now it’s the morning after and he’s trying to piece his life together over toast.

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