Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I think Ratatat is my favorite Pokemon-themed band, beating out mU2 and all the others.

Dropped my beeper in a bidet, gonna need all your pager numbers again.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Whole Foods Metro Ad

I think this ad is sad and not because of the graffiti.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gum

I'm now able to confirm that what they say about gum taking seven years to digest is a myth. It only takes three!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I've been trying to put my best foot forward, but I think my knees are on their last legs. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say I kneed surgery ASAP, heh heh heh.

Edit: For people who don't know what I'm talking about, I tore a couple ligaments in my left knee in March, a mirror injury of one I had in March of 2008, and have been walking around, but I need to get surgery again to fix it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Real L Word

I like how Showtime acts like it's just a given that lesbians are supposed to be naked all the time with their advertising for The Real L Word.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Some pictures from the Capital Pride Parade

I love living in a city Democratic enough that almost all the major politicians embrace the LGBT community and throw me beads at the Pride Parade. Here's Eleanor Holmes Norton having fun:

Other pictures that didn't come out terrible because of the crowd:



Ella Fitzgerald.

Metro Balloons

Taken at the Tenleytown station late on a Friday night with my cell phone. That's my backpack on the lower left.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Heavily Expired Jewish Penicillin

I'm living in my uncle's apartment while he's in Vietnam for a year and damn, he really doesn't throw anything away. I found this 15 year-old chicken soup in a Country Crock butter container at the front of the freezer. Next time I get a cold we'll see if it still works.
 
Maybe it's more potent when it's aged.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fabric Porn

Here are some close-ups of the fabric of the suit I just got in from Thick As Thieves, the small, very well-priced and well-regarded made-to-measure suit company in Los Angeles. The fabric is the medium gray #2 herringbone. It still needs to be pressed though.

The sunlight makes the fabric look lighter than it is in person.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Noam Chomsky on Comedy Politics

Whether you agree with Noam Chomsky's opinions or not, he's a brilliant and pretty awesome person. He's also fantastic about responding to emails and has been answering my questions since I was in high school. Here is his response to an email I sent him about the election in Iceland and comedy politics, the almost non-existent field that I want to go into and wrote my law school personal statements about, in general:

"Well, it's an old tradition.  In the feudal courts, the only people with brains were the jesters -- and they were given some leeway.  Same in totalitarian states.  Satirists were given some room, and used it well." 


There's one more citation to one of the most cited people in the history of humanity, on maybe one of the least remarked about fields, with his permission.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NO 2

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Saw this on the wall at the entrance to my metro stop (I live in DC now).