Why You Shouldn't Feel badly About Chipping in for... →
neptunerising70: This article. THIS. YES. Reblog the SHIT out of this for anyone who tried to make you feel guilty about donating or pissed on your happiness over the goal being met! Um. It’s “feel bad,” not “feel badly.” Other than that - totally spot on.
Neil Gaiman: Reposted as something that can be... →
neil-gaiman: I’ve seem to be hitting writer’s block far too often now. My grade in my creative writing class is suffering because i don’t turn in anything because i’m never really satisfied with anything i do. all my good ideas seem to turn into bad ones once i write it down. How do you get pass writers…
Read this for the first time as a college freshman and brand new Chicagoan (well, okay, at the time I was still in the ‘burbs). Great choice for 1B1C and I think I will be joining in on this one. onebookonechicago: We have announced! This fall, we are thrilled to be diving into Saul Bellow’s magnum opus, what Martin Amis called the greatest American novel ever written—The Adventures of...
Skip on by if you haven’t done the August 1 http://www.freekibble.com/ trivia question yet… An amazingly high percentage of people answered that they considered their dogs to be equal members of their family. I love my dogs as much, possibly more, than anyone else loves theirs… but c’mon. Equal? I guess everyone else’s dogs have jobs and contribute to the...
To the jagoffs who think that racist tsunami and radiation jokes are funny… FUCK YOU. To the jagoffs who cringe in horror at jokes targeting other minorities or protected groups, yet think it is fine to make Asian jokes because… heh, I have no idea why, I cannot think like a jagoff… FUCK YOU. That is all.
Same as the old...
I didn’t make the difference I wanted to make this time. That doesn’t mean I’ll ever stop letting my one voice be heard. Because sometimes it will make the difference. Just not this time. Just one more thing. This, from the fake Rahm Emanuel’s Twitter account: Almost, but not quite true. The real dumb fucks are the ones who didn’t bother to get off their sorry...
Let me start out by saying that on one level, I am happy that two favorite local businesses, one in my current hometown and one in my real hometown, got some national media shout-outs. On another more selfish level… OMG they are gonna be overrun with damn tourists!!!! Like it is not hard enough to get in there already!!!! Since the damage has been done already, I guess I will add my...
I suck. →
Fender and Sanrio have retired the Hello Kitty Squier Stratocaster, and apparently all of the related accessories. Including these picks, which are the ones I saw at the Sanrio store at Ala Moana Center in November and decided NOT TO BUY, because I could get them any time with my Amazon gift certificates. Which now I can’t. Wah. I suck. On the bright side, I guess that now makes my...
Again: Die, blog spammers, die, die, die
Speaking of blog spammers that need to die, Die, DIE, the fake compliments are pissing me off today. Some samples: Wow whered you go to college Harvard, lol, newayz your a great writer, any tips? Obviously you didn’t go to Harvard or even graduate from a Chicago public school. But you’re probably making big bucks on the pr0n site you attempted to link to your comment. Blog is...
4G spammers: die, Die, DIE
I am so, so, so sick of the _wherever_4gwireless.com blog spammers. I wish all of you fucking assholes with your fake polite comments and useless spam-filled links would go play in traffic. Your annihiliation cannot come too soon for me. And just stay the fuck off my blogs.
Fear and loathing #1
Fear: Dog-impaling icicles again (yeah, yeah, I know… they only kill in CSI). Hey. Could happen. Don’t want to be able to say “told you so” if they impale one of my dogs. Loathing: I’m sick of seeing the phrase “click to embiggen.” It was cute the first time I saw it shortly after that Simpsons episode. It’s just lame and annoying now. I will...
That Special K commercial
The one where a woman wearing her red coat is packing up the outdoor Christmas lights into a large drawstring bag, and goes to open her front door. She turns at a noise behind her, and there are a bunch of reindeer, who have mistaken her for Santa Claus. This commercial annoys me greatly. The woman in the commercial is not Santa-huge by any means. She’s hardly overweight, and certainly...
I use what I’d consider a normal number of acronyms when I write informally. One acronym you will never see me use (except now, when I tell you about it) is DIAF. If you use it in an email or a forum post, and I quote you to reply, I will edit it out. If I want to express the wish that someone is to die a horrible and painful death, I will probably say just that. If you’re reading...
Project 365 →
That’s where to find my 2011 Project 365 photoblog!
The fire that took the lives of Chicago firefighters Corey Ankum and Edward Stringer was caused by a wood or trash fire in the abandoned building with numerous code violations where homeless persons were known to seek shelter from the cold. From the Chicago Sun-Times: Blaze that killed two firefighters blamed on trash fire From the Chicago Tribune: Economy has added to long roster of vacant...
I’ve made a comfortable living in graphic arts production for many years and I don’t want to seem ungrateful. Still, when I am dealing with people whose idea of an EMERGENCY!!!! is a line of type that is a couple of points too large, or a photo that doesn’t “pop” enough, I feel really, really small and pathetic in the face of those who handle real emergencies every...
The downside of social media...
…finding out things about people’s religious, political, and philosophical beliefs that are a complete and unwelcome surprise… because not everyone is the same person on- and offline. Thanks to those of you who are real wherever you go.