Friday, March 07, 2008

origins of words and phrases

origins of words and phrases:
"rule of thumb -No, this phrase is definitely NOT 'P.C'! Who knew? 'Rule of thumb' derived from the days when woman were sometimes beaten with a switch. To be 'kind' the switch could not be thicker than a thumb's width. This was made law in 1782 when an English judge stated that men were allowed to beat their wives but that the stick could not be thicker than one's thumb."

Three Cheers for Hot Shoes!

Dr. Rock Positano: High Heels And Your Sex Drive - Living on The Huffington Post: "Better for your health, better for your sex life, and better to renew your pelvic pleasures. Hard to believe that we're talking about wearing high heels, but recent studies reverse the old negative publicity which blasted those staples of everyday women's existence...studies which blamed high heels as a cause of bad posture, stress fractures and other injury. Now they're just the cure for failing sex drives according to a recent study published in the journal, European Urology. And just the cure for admiring men as well as consumer women."

Thursday, March 06, 2008

The spirits behind the writers - Los Angeles Times

The spirits behind the writers - Los Angeles Times: " Why do scribblers make drinking their second art? For one thing, it primes them for their task. In 1714, a young Alexander Pope, in an affectionate letter to a lady, began, "Most Divine! -- 'Tis some proof of my sincerity towards you that I write when I am prepared by drinking to speak truth." Keats, in an 1819 letter, described how "ethereal" claret "mounts into the brain" and makes one "a Hermes," god of, among other things, eloquence. "A good sherris-sack," said Falstaff (speaking, no doubt, for Shakespeare himself) "... ascends me into the brain; dries me there all the foolish and dull and crudy vapours which environ it; makes it apprehensive, quick, forgetive, full of nimble, fiery and delectable shapes which, delivered o'er to the voice, the tongue, which is the birth, becomes excellent wit." Well, perhaps."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

songs for tdu to sing

SeeqPod - Playable Search

neil young time machine

two songs have nothing to do with Neil Young, but do have something to do with the future.

I knew the Devo with Neil existed, but hadn't ever come across it before.
The Sonic Youth cover of "Computer Age" almsot makes Neil's Trans seem like a good idea. It wasn't.

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Monday, March 03, 2008

file under - drunk blogging

haven't done much substantial blogging in a while.

going to vote and caucas tomorrow...
think hillary is better on most of the issues,
but not sure she can beat McCain...
still not sure what I'm going to do.

Feeling broken lately -
been on the wrong track
(or some of the wrong tracks)
for maybe a couple of years
and I'm contemplating
some big changes -
gotta do something -
just not sure what yet.
New job?
New city?
Chase a somewhat appropriate woman?
I suppose anything is possible,
although not much is likely...
I guess we'll see.
feeling the disconnect pretty strongly.
at a point in my life where i have alienated
most of the people I've known longest,
and I'm not sure who to talk to,
or even where to start.
so instead of talking - maybe doing
is the key.

politically, we're fairly fucked right now.
the administration is STILL getting
away with damned near everything -
even though shrub's approval is something
like 19%.

I'm still sharing all the stuff I come across
on google reader that makes me want to holler.
it is over to the right.

and yes, i'm already drunk...
$2.50 wells at boondocks every night 5-9.
so three vodkas before dinner = drunk.
and so... i post.