Diary of Jane: I am so sick of the word "feminist"... →
toastedtoads: It’s not a fucking catch phrase, or a word to make you sound more special than all the other fucking morons out there. DICTIONARY DEFINITON: Feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. No where in that does… Well, yes. It really is that simple. The baggage attached to the word is based purely on perception...
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The Baker Street Babes: You Can Go Holmes Again by... →
bakerstreetbabes: A keen article from The National Post about The House of Silk and why it’s not the first pastiche sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate. “Perhaps the greatest of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries is this: that when we talk of him we invariably fall into the fancy of his existence.” — T.S. Eliot …
Funraniam Labs: I need to work there. FOR SCIENCE →
So, I’ve reblogged a post about Funranium Labs’ Black Blood of the Earth before. But I’m reading about how it came about (as you do,) and I’m thinking, “Physics and chemistry, and scientific caffeine? WANT. GIMME. NAO.” So, I’m blogging a link to that page, because it’s: HYSTERICALLY FUNNY SCIENCE. And I am a giant nerd.
Inside Edition is equating Cons and Cosplay with... →
I don’t know if I’m more irate that Inside Edition is being sleazy as usual, by producing Dale Smith’s attendance at cons and cosplaying as evidence of his shifty, deviant nature or that they’ve diminished the seriousness of Michelle Parker’s disappearance. Being a con-goer or cosplayer doesn’t make someone more likely to be a criminal. Being a con-goer or...
Keep your Boehner out of my Uterus!: Siri... →
amaditalks: The recent illustrations of Siri, the iPhone 4S voice-recognition based assistant, failing to provide information to users about abortion, birth control, help after rape and help with domestic violence has gotten a lot of notice. Yesterday’s post with screenshots from a Twitter… yo, women of Pgh.: want more proof that SIRI is total fail? Any other cities want to chime in and...
The lady next door runs a home for pigs. I went down each morning to say my...– http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2001_10_01_archive.html (via neil-gaiman) Not something you here every day.
This is why I get excited about film →
deltafassbender: What about using long takes, where does that come from? …There was one great time, I remember, with Michael. We were shooting quite fast and he got quite angry with us. Like ‘Steve, what is this? You’re putting me in this shot. I don’t want to do that!’ That was the biggest wake up call…. If you click, you’ll go through to the complete interview. If you get...
Bertie Carvel's Diary | ES Magazine →
A rather lovely piece by @bertiecarvel, currently starring in Matilda in the West End.
Review: Once Upon A Time 1×5: That Still Small... →
nerdsinbabeland: ABC’s Once Upon A Time, “That Still Small Voice” (courtesy of abc.go.com) Warning: Spoilers Jane Espenson knocks it out of the park with That Still Small Voice. Taking… My latest review of #onceuponatime @nerdsinbabeland
michaelfassbenderarchive: Michael Fassbender & Steve McQueen on ‘Shame’ @ Le Forum de Bord Cadre - Interview from Canal+
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American... →
wilwheaton: The Senate is gearing up for a vote on Monday or Tuesday that goes to the very heart of who we are as Americans. The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear...
"This is not an exit, it's just another door" →
I think @teresajusino is onto something here. (NB: title is a quote from one of my poems, written about six years ago for a friend who was turning thirty.) In her post, Teresa mentions a movie called shuffle. Which sounds sort of how I feel I’ve lived my life. Adult responsibility from the age of sixteen, and now that I’m in my late thirties, I’ve managed to carve out a space...