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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?"
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"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. "
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"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."
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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.