April 12, 2007

God Bless You, Mr. Trout

Kurt Vonnegut, subject of so many painful 1st year English Lit debates (Is it or is it not important literature?) passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Dead from a brain injury from a fall he took a couple of weeks ago.
I can't imagine what it would have been like to go from my teens to my twenties without him. Thank god the books didn't go with him.
The New York Times has a goose-bump inducing obituary
What can I say, I am a tragedy whore.

Yet another reason to stay home and masturbate

So Gonorrhea has become resistant to all but one kind of antibiotic... which means that unless new antibiotics are developed, the clap could kick some serious ass.
Washington Post Story

I was looking for an image to post with this piece of news and came across this stuffed version of an enlarged gonorrhea microbe!
Dirty Microbe
also sells plush versions of your other favorite diseases: mono, syphillis, the common cold. I'm thinking that you could give these out as a sort of booby prize for the people with incurable gonorrhea...

March 19, 2007

Makes me wish every day was Thanksgiving

Judging from the carpet this poor thing is standing on, it seems like now might be the time to abandon sewing and start diy-ing your house.

Do You Like This Gown? It's VERY dramatic.

Y&R's Jill Abbott aka Brenda Dickson self produced this video, entitled "Welcome to My Home" sometime long ago when orange lipstick was considered the right choice for fashion. Oh, and orange rouge.
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Yes it's in two parts... but in the exciting conclusion Brenda bravely attempts to make a protein smoothie without the help of her maid. I must say I was very impressed by her ad-libbing skills, I have never seen anyone else list all of the vegetables they like with such dead-eyed precision. I'd crack a can of Tab and raise a toast to this underappreciated fashion maven any day.

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Only THREE times a week!

Turns out Brenda isn't as perfect as she'd like to have you believe. In fact, she just got out of prison as part of a fallout from a messy divorce. I'd like to see a sequel of "Welcome to My Home" in prison. She could match her make-up to her jumpsuit!

You can find more Brenda... including a few rambling press releases from about her prison sentence... on her very own website www.brendadickson.com