Insomnia, Slightly Beer-Induced
I woke up at 4:30 this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep until 7:30. Graah! Is all I have to say to that. And, I met a set of potential housemates last night, for beer, which motivates today’s Oracle question: if it bothers you that your housemates don’t replace the toilet paper roll, but you suffer in silence until you’re about to move out and you complain about it to your prospective new housemates, what does that mean?
- Funniest thing I’ve read all week:
But the practice of geology requires a certain amount of perspective; this tends to put the egotists and their self-importance in their properly insignificant place. Everyone in Earth science knows that, no matter how grand their theories or widely applicable their methods, Mother Earth is smarter than they are.
Or perhaps not so much the funniest thing as the most well-put untruth.
- Excellent word of the day yesterday:
brummagem \BRUHM-uh-juhm\, adjective:
Cheap and showy, tawdry; also, spurious, counterfeit.
How did I live nearly a quarter-century without learning that one?
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- Where are all the Midwestern radicals?
Where are they? Are they talking to Conservative Mexican or White Christian? Are they explaining to Soccer Mom and Working Dad and Single Mom and Rebellious Teen and Lonely Single why they feel so queasy when they watch the late night news? Are they telling these folks what they *could* be doing to alleviate that sick feeling? Are they sharing their knowledge on how to organize a press conference, how to write a Zine, how to talk to a congress person?
Or are they sending yet another eloquent article that details why Howard Stern sucks and Michael Moore isn’t radical enough into their local political magazine?
Conservatism is a *learned* social behavior, just as radicalism is. So when radicals dismiss an entire block of people and actively encourage other radicals to leave the misery of the Midwest for the glory of the East or West coast, they are not only denying the ability of a “red neck” or a “baby breeder” to think critically and become an ally or a fellow radical, but they are also inadvertently contributing to the structure of oppression that tells us there are red states and then there are blue states, and there is no room in the system for anybody else.
Well, I’ve run off to the more pleasingly rocky fields of California, where we make hilariously erudite radical jokes about Judith Butler at the dinner table, burn the state flag of South Dakota to stay warm in all this crazy rain, and drink the blood of Republican babies. So hell if I know where the other Midwestern radicals are at. But if anyone can find me some Bay Area progressives who do nothing but mock the breeders in the Midwest, and never ever talk to their more conservative neighbors or their families back in Iowa, I’d appreciate it – you’d think finding enough people to form a redneck baby and red state flag bulk buying cooperative would be easy here in Berkeley, but nooo, everyone’s all shut up about your crazy radicalism, we have to look sane for the little old ladies in Dubuque! and how can we protect abortion rights if we’re eating their babies for breakfast?. Pfft.
Oracular househunting advice and search requests under the fold.
- The Covering: The Occasion – Ease Away
- The Crossing: Björk – Unison
- The Crown: Cordelia’s Dad – Leave Your Light On
- The Root: Kékélé – Lili
- The Past: Noe Venable – Happiness
- The Future: Acoustic Mayhem – Red Haired Boy
- The Questioner: Nightnoise – Après-Midi
- The House: Walt Michael – Wind in the Hollow
- The Inside: June Tabor & The Oyster Band – Mississippi Summer
- The Outcome: Nightnoise – Timewinds
Apparently this woman’s apartment has some terrible drafts. Hmm. I think the answer is to not live with her, no matter how nice her cat might be.
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