Archive For February, 2011

Why the pictures matter.

By | February 25, 2011


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Longtime readers know that for a couple of years I made frequent photo posts about my outfits, some on this blog, but more regularly on the Fatshionista LiveJournal community where I used to be a maintainer. Lately, my long-dormant outfit-picture urge has been rising again watching all the outfits go by on the Fa(t)shion February […]

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Old Married Lady Gives Advice: On sex and the committed relationship.

By | February 24, 2011


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Earlier this week, an article entitled How to survive as a SAHG (stay-at-home girlfriend) was making the rounds on Twitter, and elsewhere in the social-media-verse. It starts off innocently enough, with the author explaining that she was laid off last year, and offering her tips on how to get through a patch of unemployment without […]

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Real Quick: Glamour is shocked. I mean eviscerated. I mean shocked.

By | February 23, 2011


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Do you like irony? I like irony sometimes, when it’s funny, or when it’s apt, or when it serves a comeuppance to a person or institution in need of one. I’m less fond of irony when it fills me from boot-soles to eyebrows with aghast indignant eye-popping head-exploding what-the-fuck-fresh-hell-is-this rage. This post is in regards […]

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Short Cuts: Gratuitous edition.

By | February 22, 2011


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First up, we have an article from the venerable New York Times on the use of primates for obesity research. They’re also being used for research into diabetes, diet drugs, and weight-loss surgery. What makes this interesting, however, is that the obesity is induced by overfeeding said monkeys high-calorie foods, and by keeping them confined […]

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Friday Fluff: Back to the new wave video future.

By | February 18, 2011


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So I pretty much skim Glee episodes on Hulu looking for Ashley Fink or Chris Colfer. I like the rest of the cast, I do, but their characters’ storylines either don’t interest me or lead to excessive eye-rolling. Luckily, Glee doesn’t need me to like it, as it’s doing fine on its own. This week […]

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Real Quick: Actresses who eat things are FASCINATING.

By | February 16, 2011


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Yesterday the New York Times ran an article discussing the frequency with which interviews with famously beautiful women talk about what they eat. Or how they eat. Or about how they talk about how they eat, boy howdy, do they ever eat! I ate some food the other day and damn, I ate the shit […]

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Real Live Hot Gamer Chix!: On female stereotyping in geek/gamer culture

By | February 15, 2011


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This evening, I ran across an article on lady gamers that got me peroclating: Play girls: The life of a female gamer in Chicago. In the course of discussing a local gamer group, the author takes the popular route of trying to frame female geekery as an either/or situation — you can be in favor […]

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This is a cold war: On romance

By | February 14, 2011


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Sometimes I think I’m just a strange bird, my loves, and not only because I think of “Fat-Bottomed Girls” as a love song (and I do — it is also a sex song, and sex is often a part of love, though I affirm the right of others to take a different view of things […]

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Dear Ryan Murphy: Once more, with Glee.

By | February 9, 2011


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Dear Ryan Murphy, The last time I penned you a public missive, I had a few people observe that since you had not actually written the episodes of Glee that were receiving my rage, it was unfair to hold you responsible for every little thing that happens on your show. I beg to differ, given […]

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On dealing with dudes: An open letter to Penny Arcade

By | February 4, 2011


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Gentlemen, I read your webcomic. I’ve attended PAXs both East and Prime. I admire Child’s Play, your excellent charity organization. Calling myself a “fan” would probably be an overstatement, but I generally enjoy your work and have had little reason for second thoughts until recently. I will not re-hash the series of events here — […]

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