Did you know that there was a need for non-toxic baby bedding, subtly implying that some baby bedding is, in fact, toxic? (Otherwise, what is the point of a product specially advertising that? “Buy my new non-toxic baby carrier!” See? You can do that with anything even remotely already non-toxic.)
Anyway, Jenny McCarthy thinks there’s a need and she’s got the solution.
It’s one thing to advertise as “green”, it’s another to use scare buzzwords like “non-toxic”.
Happy holidays, suckas!
I had to go away last weekend to take a course for work. What should have been a reasonably boring and uneventful trip quickly became a frustrating ball of crap, starting with the cancellation of my flights (of which I had many, because when I was booking – well in advance, btw – there were no direct flights at reasonable times or cost). More…
UPDATE: See below.
Uuuuuuugh… I hope this is nonsense. Oh wait, there’s a quote so I can’t even blame the flaming stupid on tabloid exaggeration:
Bundchen tells America’s Harper’s Bazaar magazine, “I think breastfeeding really helped (me keep my figure).
“Some people here (in the U.S.) think they don’t have to breastfeed, and I think, ‘Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?’
“I think there should be a worldwide law, in my opinion, that mothers should breastfeed their babies for six months.”
So in case anyone read that tripe and thought it made some sense, I have a few comments: More…
Sometimes I get, um, interesting comments. Like this one. In a reply to my analysis of the book Beyond Belief, the chapter about Bigfoot etc, a reader left his explanation of the evolution of Bigfoot, American Indians, and Africans and how they are all supposedly connected.
Now, before I begin my in-depth “analysis” of this lengthy prose, I should note that it’s entirely possible that this is a Poe or some kind of spam, as I have found variations of this post on several different blogs (and more), all with the same attribution. But, because it’s more fun, I’ll assume it’s sincere. Onward… More…
So my husband, a male friend (the “male” detail should not be relevant, but it is), and I go out to look at furniture. We go into one particular store and proceed to have one of the most hilariously offensive experiences I have ever had. Admittedly though this is a bit of a had to be there situation. But picture the most faux-friendly, condescending overbearing saleswoman you’ve ever had the displeasure of interacting with in this story and maybe it’ll come close to an approximation of the annoying hilarity (annolarity?) we were experiencing. More…
Wow. It’s been an eventful 2 days. A young man dies on the luge track, rain and mild weather postpones a bunch of the outdoor sports, and protest groups erupted in violence.
Today groups in Vancouver were protesting the Olympics being on “stolen native lands”, poverty, and some typical hippie nonsense (not that I’m saying there aren’t things to protest over, because there are, but anti-globalization? seriously?). Anyway, one group became violent during their 2010 Heart Attack: Clog the Arteries of Capitalism protest, destroying public property (tossing newspaper boxes, breaking store windows, spray painting stuff, etc) and shoving people around. In balaclavas. Assholes.
“This is what democracy looks like“, one protester yelled. No it doesn’t – that’s what anarchy looks like. That’s what violent idiots who give governments and organizations an excuse to limit liberty look like. That’s what it looks like to give people an excuse to ban mary jane ’cause it leads to violence (so the opposers allege) – it was suspected that some protesters were high due to a waft of the distinctive smell near the group.
Protest what you want to protest, no matter how stupid and uninformed it may actually be. Even protest for the sake of it because you aren’t sure what you’re actually protesting. Whatever floats your boat. But the moment you start trashing property and assaulting people, then you’ve gone way too far. That’s not protesting – that’s just plain violence. The cause your protesting for doesn’t need “help” like this.
Yeah, I know right? What a bold stand for me to come out against violence. I’m so brave. [/sarcasm] I know. But apparently it still needs to be said, or this stuff wouldn’t happen in the first place. I wonder how many of these idiots will look at their arrest with pride because they will believe that they were arrested protesting “the man”… Except all they did was piss in their own backyard. What was gained?
Here’s what a protest looks like:
This is how it’s done. Effective or not (work in progress – time will tell) at least it was a peaceful demonstration with a clear message.
Ever the intrepid …something-or-others… PETA has stated that Punxsutawney Phil should be replaced with a robot. I’m not sure if I should be impressed with the implication that they think Groundhog’s Day is a crock (unless they just think a computer program would be more accurate, or something) or slightly annoyed that they are once again bitching about a non-issue because it happens to be relevant right now. Besides,
William Deeley, president of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, says the animal is “being treated better than the average child in Pennsylvania.”
I’m not sure if that says something good about the treatment of the animal or something really bad about the treatment of children in Pennsylvania.
Anyway, if that robot became self-aware and took over mankind, boy would their faces be red. Think, people!