Thursday, March 27, 2008

"To wear cheap clothes, put in some horrible front teeth with a big gap, smoke 10 cigarettes and, like, just sob -- that's heaven on a stick for me"

"I like that Americans can laugh at themselves more ... And now I want to join in, now that you've got problems," she jokes, referring to the state of the union's economy. "Now, as an American citizen, I can join the discussion and I won't end up in Guantanamo Bay."

Read the article about Tracey Ullmans new show: "Tracey Ullman's State of the Union"

Oh if only I had cable.......Looks like I'll be decamping to the next door neighbors TV!

Friday, March 14, 2008

OMG! I am sooo Bershon!

From Michael Bierut:

Bershon was first introduced to a wide audience by writer and blogger Sarah Brown, who remembered it as a word from her own teenage years. Her definition is still the best:

The spirit of bershon is pretty much how you feel when you’re 13 and your parents make you wear a Christmas sweatshirt and then pose for a family picture, and you could not
possibly summon one more ounce of disgust, but you’re also way too cool to
really even DEAL with it, so you just make this face like you smelled something
bad and sort of roll your eyes and seethe in a put-out manner.

Wow! I had no idea this concept existed! It describes me perfectly!....I can remember all those pictures my mother would take of my sister and me....we would roll our eyes, seething with rage, I would grimace as I dug my fingernails into my arm.

Read the post in its entirety:

I'm going to have a salute to bershon here soon...just wait til I dig out all my "disgusted with everything" pictures!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My idol

Man flies 193 miles in lawnchair-2007

Why would Couch try such a flight?
"When you're a little kid and you're
holding a helium balloon, it has to cross your mind," he told the Bend Bulletin.
"When you're laying in the grass on a summer day, and you see the clouds,
you wish you could jump on them," he told the Bulletin. "This is as close as you
can come to jumping on them. It's just like that."

....Even at two miles
high, Couch said, he could hear cattle lowing and children talking. He heard
gunshots, which worried him. A black butterfly flew past. He passed through
clouds. He said they were fluffy.

read complete article here:

Dolphin rescues stranded whales

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A dolphin swam up to two distressed whales that
appeared headed for death in a beach stranding in New Zealand and guided them to
safety, witnesses said Wednesday.

Anton van Helden, a marine mammals
expert at New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa, said the reports of
Moko's rescue were "fantastic" but believable because the dolphins have "a great
capacity for altruistic activities."

read the entire story:

Friday, March 7, 2008