New Making Fiends
short is here! Go! Watch!
Also fer szandara
Meet Blogger James Lileks
who rants a little like you on the subject of perfect moms (although he's a stay-at-home dad). Also, meet his hero, The Slacker Mom
, who also sounds like she's had a pretty long conversation with you. Heh.
Thank heavens. This supermom thing drives me nuts and I'm not even a mom.
Also, can someone please explain this
So, I assume from this image I'm supposed to believe that the AARP, that bastion of liberal hotbeddism is for
gay marriage and for
killing U.S. soldiers? Really? I'm pretty sure my AARP-member parents would've mentioned that this was the AARP's sooper sekrit agenda (which you can only access once you're 55) if this was the case.
This will teach the AARP. Never, ever work with the
Bush Administration. You were willing to work with them for the
pharmaceutical company welfare bill
Medicaid Prescription Drug
Bill. But, naughty naughty, you're opposing the Social Security privatization bill, so Rove and company (re: the Swift Boat Veterans for
Truth) are coming after you.
Here's hoping the weight of angry grey-haired citizens will crush this like a bug.( Looooong rant on Social Security lies...bad words aheadCollapse )
People who are interested in comprehensive Social Security coverage, please check out Talking Points Memo
and The Social Security Network
Anyway, on to more pleasant subjects.
I have to tip my hat again to huzzlewhat
and her Seeing Africa
for the sheer amount of research she put in to that story.
I've been organizing research and notes on my upcoming Africander Soundtrack
full of World Music goodness to put in the storyline/linear notes and it's been pretty insane. My inner researcher addict is getting off on the Web sites and home access to the library network's magazine articles database.
I've been researching and reading about the Dogon in Mali far more than is entirely sane or healthy for the past few days. I made reference to this tribe in Cuckoo in the Nest
and just decided to start my research there. The serendipity is just...
A culture of masks. An area where white people would not be necessarily out of place because anthropologists are all over these people since they still hold on to their animistic beliefs.
And can I mention? The Dogon consider craftsmen (including woodworkers) as having some supernatural abilities, including speaking to the spirits of the ancestors and settling disputes between people. Heeeee! PERFECT!
No. Not writing story. Writing linear notes. Yes I'm insane. Shut up.