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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tonight I saw.....


...Shannon Doherty from 90210 and Charmed. She came into the Chocolate Bar and apparently was fairly snotty and according to our waitress "trying to throw her fame around." She was at the table next to us and kind of disappeared 5 minutes before the rest of her table left. We weren't sure if she was trying to make some sort of dramatic exit.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Angles


Bing Crosby says it in White Christmas, everyone has an angle. Preach it, Bing.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

I need you boots


These are the boots I almost got today. They were real nice.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Santa lost a ho

Uncorked by The Christmas Jug Band

Santa used to go "ho ho ho"
Now he's only going "ho ho..." (Uh-oh!)
Where'd the other ho go? (I don't know)
Santa lost a ho

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Santa Swarm



Merry Christmas. I hope this happens to you because it would be amazing.

New Flight of the Conchords

You can watch the full first episode from Flight of the Conchords Season 2 HERE!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dream on



Dream on by Robyn

I like how the video makes you question your assumptions. Pay attention to the lyrics as well.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cop eats pot brownies, freaks out and calls 911

Cop Eats Pot Brownies, Freaks Out, and calls 911

Saturday, December 20, 2008

matatizo kubwa


Ignore the fact that this was a very poor choice of photo for the cover and notice how the "best bodies" in the world belong to Lebron James and Gisele. If those two are all what we are supposed to look like then everyone is in trouble. But then another headline tells us how to dress for up to a size 16. Mixed messages. You also see it in magazines when they have stuff about working out and fashion spreads of coat hanger models and then ads about food or are all about indulging yourself.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Can I be you?

Like A Boy - Ciara

So when If I was a Boy by Beyonce came out some people didn't like it because they felt it was sexist. Ciara put out this song over a year ago, it was on the radio and I don't remember hearing anything negative about it.

Also, I need to find a way to look like and but mainly dance like Ciara. If someone could make that my Christmas present I'd greatly appreciate it.

Paper Planes remix for Slumdog Millionaire

I wanted to see this movie already but this makes me want to see it just a little bit more.

MIA Slumdog Millionaire Remix - Slumdog Millionaire

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I want that.

  

Thursday, December 11, 2008

On the side of angels

"He tried always to be on the side of the angels. He didn't think the war in Iraq was going to happen, right up until it did. It broke his heart not because he gave a damn about Iraq but because he loved America and believed that the land and people of Lincoln and Twain would find a way to be right. He believed, like his immigrant forefathers, that America could be a beacon and a paradise.
He couldn't help thinking that all that money we were spending blowing up things and killing people so far away, making people the world over hate and fear us, would have been better spent on public education and libraries. It's hard to imagine that history won't prove him right, if it hasn't already."

Mark Vonnegut talking about his father Kurt Vonnegut in the introduction of Armageddon in Retrospect.

cutesy

This video, which I saw on Phil and Lacy's blog................


(imagine I'm the ginger with the glasses and Abby is the brunette)
reminds me of this Aberfeldy video, which I actually like more even though it hurts my heart.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Musical drought

Many Christians use the term struggle when they're talking about their spiritual life. Well, I am experiencing a struggle in my musical life. I wish that sentence meant that frequently people broke out into harmonized melodies during my daily schedule but alas, it just means I nothing I listen to is that exciting anymore. I need something new and interesting and I can't seem to find it. My goal is to have music that makes everything else seem less important and/or something that makes a person just close their eyes and move their head around like Stevie Wonder because they're so engrossed in what they're hearing. Here's two songs I'm still excited to hear.

Youll Find A Way - Santogold

Creator - Santogold

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Vanities

(Emile Hirsch and James McAvoy)
I want to be famous just so I can have some amazing photographer take pictures like these for Vanity Fair. Annie Leibovitz, Norma Jean Roy, Mark Seliger or Art Streiber, who recreated these famous scenes from Hitchcock films, all work frequently for this magazine and make people glamorous.

(Seth Rogan)
This picture is unrelated to the others in theme but was still in Vanity Fair and was taken by Norma Jean Roy. Now, is it safe to assume that if I become famous and have this photographer take fancy pictures that I could look like Jessica Biel?! Va-va-va-voom!

Good Luck Obama

"What the President will inherit" from GOOD magazine



Did he know what he was getting into?

Friday, December 5, 2008

I'm Hired!

So because I told lots of people I was looking for a job now a lot of people are asking about the job I got. Here's all the info in one grand place.

I'll be working for Covenant House Missouri which is in North City. " Covenant House is the largest privately funded nonprofit agency in North and Central America providing shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth. " They have a drop-in center for kids who aren't in school or just want to come by after school. That's where I'll be working, putting together health and nutrition classes, life skills classes, hanging out with kids and helping with whatever the Program Coordinator wants me to do since I am the Program Assistant. It's a real full time job from 10am to 6pm Monday - Friday. Does this mean I'm an adult?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Secret Crush

Jack Mcbrayer plays Kenneth Parcell on 30 Rock and I adore him.

Milk



I saw the movie Milk tonight and it was phenomenal. The story is about Harvey Milk who was the nation's first openly gay man to be elected to office when he became city supervisor in San Fransisco. The acting by Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Diego Luna and Josh Brolin is all fantastic. I forget that they're playing real people who were/are much greater than these characters on screen.

One of the many stressful things of this movie was how, in the name of Christianity, people were terrible. It's just so sad to repeatedly see unloving things done in the name of God when He so highly values love and caring for others.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I want to dress like this. Maybe not yellow though.

Monday, December 1, 2008

I love Gap holiday commericials



I don't know if this is playing on TV because I havn't had it for a month but I think it's great!! Here's some more.

(Red)Wire


"(RED)WIRE is a digital music magazine with one very important difference. It not only changes the way music is discovered, it provides medicine for people who need it in Africa."

It's an online music magazine which has bigger and smaller name artists featured. The songs from the magazine also get put right into your Itunes. It's possible to get the first two issues for free but after that it's really cheap and half the money goes to AIDS initiatives. Seems pretty great. Here's the link to (Red)Wire.

Thanks to Marta for showing me.

Friday, November 28, 2008

America would freak out

Article: Sex Education: why the British should go Dutch.

"Britain's Schools Minister plans to introduce sex lessons for five-year-olds. They already have them in the Netherlands. Is that why they also have the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe?"
....
"Next year, 12-year-old Sasha explains to me, they will learn how to put a condom on a broomstick (she says this without a trace of embarrassment, just a polite smile). Across the city, nine-year-old Marcus, who lives in a beautiful 18th-century house on a canal, has been watching a cartoon showing him how to masturbate. His sister, 11, has been writing an essay on reproduction and knows that it is legal for two consenting 12-year-olds to make love. Her favourite magazine, Girls, gives advice on techniques in bed, and her parents sometimes allow her to stay up to see a baby being born on the birthing channel. "
.......
"This openness seems to work. In Britain the average teenager loses his or her virginity at 16 - more than a year before the Dutch average of 17.7 years. About 93 per cent of young people in the Netherlands use contraception, compared with 53 per cent in Britain. A study of teenagers in both countries found that while boys and girls in the Netherlands gave “love and commitment” as the main reason for losing their virginity, boys in Britain cited peer pressure and physical attraction. "

Here's the entire article. It's really interesting and you should read the whole thing.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TOMS



Or you can be an intern for them in Santa Monica which seems fantastic. I think you should do it. Or you can be a TOMS vagabond which seems similar to being an Invisible Children Roadie. They drive around the country setting up events, hanging out with students and selling these shoes for a good cause.

These vagabond girls came to Mizzou recently...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Super Obama World

http://superobamaworld.com/

It is what it suggests...an Obama version of Super Mario World.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The Long Goodbye

Michael Cera has a band. They might be terrible...but he's still so endearing.
The Long Goodbye myspace website
Also if seeing this picture just makes you want to hug him, check out Clark and Michael It's a mini series by Michael Cera and Clark Duke who is also in the band and it's great.

Tonight I met.....



Jason Mraz!!!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I miss Moshi: Friends

Kris at the market

Fluffy and I at Young Life Karate Kid screening
Vicki, Joelle and I as superheros!
Grant and Joelle at the Hot Springs
Paul and Ben on our front porch
Me, Kris and Joelle showing our affection for Caroline on her last weekend.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Half Blood Prince



I don't understand what just happened.

This one makes a bit more sense...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Google tries to prevent drunk emails

"When I heard that Google had unveiled a new feature called Mail Goggles that is designed to stop you from sending embarrassing e-mails while drunk by requiring you to do math problems, my first thought was, That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. My second thought was, I want to try it."
_______________

12:17 a.m. Four glasses(of wine). To my unemployed friend with a master's degree: "Why don't you move out of your parents' house and get a real job?"

12:43 a.m. E-mail a co-worker and complain about the economic depression.

1:09 a.m. Mail Goggles makes me answer "8 x 2" twice. I use this opportunity to tell my cousin that her feet smell.

1:37 a.m. I drink some more wine and try to tell a friend that his hipster arm tattoo is going to look ridiculous when he gets older, but I can't type the words correctly and I get stumped on 517-139. I keep forgetting to carry the numbers. "Water and bed for you," says Mail Goggles, but then it lets me try again. And again. My insult succeeds on the third try.


Article by Claire Suddath for Time.com here

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Preach it!

"Their board rooms in my view have been devoid of vision," said Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, in opening remarks at a hearing attended by the executives of the nation's Big Three automakers. "The Big Three turned a blind eye to opportunities. They have promoted and often driven the demand of inefficient, gas guzzling vehicles, and dismissed the threat of global warming."

Article here from CNN.com

Monday, November 17, 2008



This video is amazing because every lyric is taken seriously and acted out in the video.

Erasure - A Little Respect

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Mr. Hurricane - Beast

Kanye West...ugh


6. In an interview with Tim Westwood, Kanye said "I'm doing pretty good as far as geniuses go... I'm like a machine. I'm a robot. You cannot offend a robot... I'm going down as a legend, whether or not you like me or not. I am the new Jim Morrison. I am the new Kurt Cobain... They feel like, yo, you know 'he's got a God complex, because he said if they wrote the Bible again that he would be in it'. Duh, yeah, I would be in it. I feel like I'm one of the more important people in pop culture right now... The Bible had 20, 30, 40, 50 characters in it. You don't think that I would be one of the characters of today's modern Bible? And people have their own forms of bibles now. It's a new day and age..."

"The Top Ten Reasons Why Kanye West is a Douche"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

40/64

Dear St. Louis,

I have recently driven down your highway, 40/64, and the section nearest my apartment in South City is about to be shut down for massive construction. But I am here to tell you not to worry because the highway is just fine as it is. You've already spent so much time and money on the other sections of 40 just take yourself a little break and start a savings account or put all that money in a Roth IRA or something. Get a massage, read that book you got for Christmas, take some time for yourself. Really, you deserve it...as long as you don't make it really complicated and time consuming for me to get everywhere.

Thanks!

-Claire

I miss Moshi : my kids

Shadrock, Christopher and Musa

Fatuma, she had more sass than I've ever seen in a 4 year old

Shoham

Robson, Mudy and Mack

What my class normally looked like or at least felt like

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yes!!!!

Paul Rudd and Beyonce are on SNL this Saturday. Win and win.


Military Man

This was the facebook status of a boy I went to high school with...

"......is wondering what will happen? Don't turn America into a weak doormat. "You can get farther with a kind word and a gun, than just a kind word alone."

That's sad.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dear Zachary

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Deception lurks


I just wanted to voice a small annoyance. As a person with naturally curly hair I am tired of seeing ads for curly hair products with obviously curling iron created curls. False advertising, I say. It's just terrible.

I'd like to be friends with them

Vampire Weekend: A-Punk

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Balloons not bombs

Life made easier

Bigger version here

Monday, November 3, 2008

Times have changed!


From here

St. Lunatic

Things I have learned about St. Louis since living here...

1. St. Louis has one of the highest amount of stop signs in the country if not the entire world.
2. St. Louis has the highest number of teen mothers in the country
3. St. Louis has one of the highest crime rates. I know we beat out Detroit a year ago but I'm not sure if we're still on top or not.
4. St. Louis has some of the lowest gas prices in the country. This is good because stopping constantly at those stop signs uses up a lot of premium gas in my giant cadillac.

I really hope that 1 and 2 are somehow correlated. I have my theories.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Good to know

Missouri 2008 ballot measures

Type Title Subject Description Status
LR Constitutional Amendment 1 Use of English language Establish English as the official language of all governmental meetings where policy is discussed or decided. On ballot
LR Constitutional Amendment 4 Storm water control Amends constitution relating to storm water control finance provisions On ballot
CSS Proposition A Gaming Taxes & School Funding Provides new revenues for schools by increasing the state tax on casinos to 21% and eliminating Missouri's current $500 loss limit for individual gambling losses On ballot
CSS Proposition B Health care Creates a Missouri Quality Homecare Council to recruiting, training, and stabilizing the home care workforce On ballot
CSS Proposition C Business Regulations Requires utility companies to use an increased amount on renewable energy On ballot

Monday, October 27, 2008

You know Banksy right?

"Banksy began as a freehand artist before switching to stenciling around the year 2000; his anti-war, anti-establishment and pro-freedom graffiti images began springing up on city walls in the late 1990’s. Although he has given numerous interviews and even published several books, Banksy’s true identity remains unknown."
From : www.villageofjoy.com

Banksy's website

Sunday, October 26, 2008

300 love letters

The author explains it better but she wanted more love and better relationships in the world so she sent 4oo, started with 300 but kept going, love letters out into the world to a myriad of different people. Be sure on the website to read about her reasoning and the meaning of the different colors. That'll make sense when you get to the website.

http://www.sleeptrip.com/300loveletters/2.html

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al-Qaeda supporters back McCain

From the London Times...

"It emerged today, however, that al-Qaeda supporters have been posting internet messages in recent days hoping for a victory by Mr McCain, even saying they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the US because it could tip the election the Republican’s way.

One message, posted on the extremist website al-Hesbah — which is closely linked to al-Qaeda — said that if the terror group wants to exhaust the US economically and military, then victory for the “impetuous” Republican candidate would benefit them because Mr McCain would continue “the failing march of his predecessor” President Bush. "

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4989853.ece

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I want my own bibliochaise

It's a chair with your personal library in it! How great!

http://latemag.com/the-bibliochaise-from-nobodyandco

Carlton Dance Compilation!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh My Goodness Gracious that's AMAZING

Artistic Cycling



"Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks (called exercises) for points on specialized, fixed-gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. The exercises are performed before judges in six minute rounds by singles, pairs, four- or six-man teams."
Thanks wikipedia

Africa has 54 countries and they're all different.


How to write about Africa
article by: Binyavanga Wainaina

"In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country. It is hot and dusty with rolling grasslands and huge herds of animals and tall, thin people who are starving. Or it is hot and steamy with very short people who eat primates. Don’t get bogged down with precise descriptions. Africa is big: fifty-four countries, 900 million people who are too busy starving and dying and warring and emigrating to read your book. The continent is full of deserts, jungles, highlands, savannahs and many other things, but your reader doesn’t care about all that, so keep your descriptions romantic and evocative and unparticular.

Make sure you show how Africans have music and rhythm deep in their souls, and eat things no other humans eat. Do not mention rice and beef and wheat; monkey-brain is an African’s cuisine of choice, along with goat, snake, worms and grubs and all manner of game meat. Make sure you show that you are able to eat such food without flinching, and describe how you learn to enjoy it — because you care."



http://www.granta.com/Magazine/92/How-to-Write-About-Africa?view=articleAllPages

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Monday, October 13, 2008

*sigh*

Theoretical Girl - The Boy I Left Behind

Reverse grafitti




"Here’s one instance of green-washing that we’re 100% behind. The Reverse Graffiti Project imbues the guerrilla tactics of street-art with an eco-friendly element, detourning the definition of graffiti by actually cutting through and cleaning up grit to leave a lasting impression. You may remember Paul Curtis aka “Moose” from our coverage of Reverse Graffiti in the UK last year; we’re excited to announce that the Reverse Graffiti team recently teamed up with the eco cleaner brand GreenWorks to create a clean, green, 140 foot mural on the walls of San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel. The artist scraped through the grit and grime of the tunnel walls to reveal a stunning portrait of a lusher San Francisco, transforming the dingy tunnel sidewalls into a flourishing forest of native plants, providing an inverse reflection of how the site may have looked 500 years ago."

http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/06/18/reverse-graffiti-san-francisco/

I see London but not France



"The Telestroscope is an artistic landmark created by artist and inventor Paul St George that allows people in London to visually see people in New York and vice versa in real time. They can be found by the Thames near the Tower Bridge and the other on Fulton Ferry Landing by the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

The website publicizing his device claims that the mechanism works via a very long tunnel running through the earth’s crust with the images bouncing back and forth which not many would believe. A more realistic explanation of how it really work would be that it must be using optical fibers to provide high resolution video using a broadband Internet connection."

From: www.zimbo.com

Friday, October 10, 2008

What's what

Maybe it's not CNN, New York Times or the Washington Post but Glamour magazine published and rather helpful little breakdown of what each candidate wants for the presidency. I was having trouble really knowing in simple terms what their goals were. It seems a little bias but I can't seem to find anything that isn't.

http://www.glamour.com/magazine/2008/08/whos-your-guy

I want the funk



Saw this commericial for the first time in a while and just thought everyone else should see it to. I'd like to know these kids.

It doesn't even look real

This is Cinque Terre on the west coast of Italy. It's a series of 5 small villages that are all linked by hiking trails. If you're really ambitious you can pass all of them in one day. I'm really ambitious because I want to live here or somewhere very near by after I finish grad school.
You can come too!

http://www.cinqueterreonline.com/

For my new apartment


http://cwgdesign.com/index.php?rewrite=uk_4a70_art___498

Ooooo

Pictures of Walls


Walls and random surfaces around the world...with things written on them.

http://www.picturesofwalls.com/Index.asp