Thursday, April 24, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

summer soundtrack

margaret farrar would not approve

"Why are crosswords one of the last bastions of Victorian Age public morality? Why does ASS have to be clued as "Balaam's beast," PENIS as "The ___ mightier than the sword," or ANAL as "Freud's study: Abbr."? XXX may be 30 to some and a label for moonshine to others, but here it's an accurate rating."

-Barry Tunick, Editor of the LA Times Sunday Crossword

Sample Puzzle

american lore meets dna

This American Life, Episode #352

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

work it, lady

"I'm just trudging along, you know. I wash every day, I've got my own teeth, and I don't dye my hair. I must be doing something right, as I've only canceled two shows in 30 years: once when the doctor said I would have a miscarriage, and once when he told me my eardrums would explode if I did the gig."

-Chrissie Hynde, 56

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

summer read, top of the list


"The literary heroines in Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin did what they wanted, said what they thought. They drank gallons of cocktails and knew how to have fun in New York, the Riviera, and Hollywood, where they met and played with all the people worth knowing."

Monday, April 7, 2008

duck love

Mallards also have rates of male-male sexual activity that are unusually high for birds. In some cases, as many as 19% of pairs in a Mallard population are male-male homosexual.

entertaining yet socially responsible advertising

flowers - planted, fingers crossed

flowers - cut and displayed

Friday, April 4, 2008

destroying everything in it's path from sea to shining sea

Study Finds Soil Bacteria Can Live on Antibiotic Diet
Morning Edition, April 4, 2008 · Antibiotics normally kill bacteria. But scientists have discovered that hundreds of bacteria living in dirt not only resist being killed by antibiotics — they use the antibiotics as food.