Friday, October 31, 2008

this makes me so very happy

On a completely unrelated note: over the past week, three different people have told me to stop leaving my purse on the floor, because my money will "run away." And when I've said "Oh, nonsense, I've been saving like mad, and my money's been fine," they've all had the exact same response: "At least if you put your purse higher, it'll give you a fighting chance." Thanks, but I'm fighting for rational thought instead.

Monday, October 27, 2008

wuh wuh wuh

Thanks to my DP friend Mike for pointing my attention to this:

The saddest thing is that there really are many people in the U.S. like this poor lady. How on earth will they continue watching "Jeopardy"? I'm just sayin'.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wassuuup, Obama-style

The following is all thanks to William Gibson:

Remember this?

Now watch this:

I love pop culture when it's transposed into a socially, thingie.

And finally, because they rock:

Happy Sunday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

if you wanna ride, don't ride the white horse

This photo is by the fantastic Alexander Shinkarenko.

Man, if I could get this poster-sized, I so would. This is AWESOME. I mean, the gal is totally in control and having a blast. The horse doesn't look so happy, but hey, it gets to frolic in the ocean, which I'm assuming is ultimately okay for horses, as long as they haven't eaten for an hour and have taken a refresher course in CPR.

Another thing I find interesting: the gal in the photo isn't wearing much, yet I don't find the image exploitative. Maybe it's because she clearly isn't doing this to look all ooh-la-la, Bringing Sexy Back and what-have-you. No ma'am, she's showing the horse who's boss, and simply wearing the most sensible outfit for the purpose.

I love the power, the dynamism of this moment. And she looks like she totally belongs on that horse, despite whatever its own opinions may be upon the matter.

Can I be this gal when I grow up?