Monthly Archives: March 2009

Complainey e-mail to Tropicana:

I just watched the new Trop 50 commercial, and I have to say I was surprised and freaked out to hear a song praising a woman for “always knowing her place” being used on the soundtrack. I don’t think that’s … Continue reading

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The haircut

Here’s the haircut I came out with.

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Oh man.

Now I’m wondering if the haircut I ended up with is even worse than the one she originally did on me. Oh well.

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Bad haircut experience.

Well, it seems like a good haircut is hard to find here in East Lansing. I was recommended one salon, which I thought was just okay, and then got pro- and anti- recommendations for the Aveda training school. Eventually, I … Continue reading

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Can you call it the canola plant?

There is another name for this plant, which I can’t quite get to come into my brain … but this certainly does make a strange impression. From today’s Shanghai Daily: Caption: Tourists enjoy a romp among the rape flowers in … Continue reading

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It’s a Kawasaki! No, wait …

it’s a KEWESEKL. Another fine product from China!

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Gay Mongolian blog

and link to a Chinese beefcake magazine. Just in case you’re curious: Blog It turns out Mongolian is a very relaxing-sounding language!

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There is no such word as peaved!

Get a copy editor, Rivals.com! If something is important enough to italicize, it’s important enough to be spellchecked! Viewers are “peaved”

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If Stanley Kubrick had directed The Handmaid’s Tale …

that really would have been something.

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My complainey e-mail to MoveOn:

As soon as I gave my e-mail address to MoveOn, I began getting approximately four times the junk mail/spam that I did before. What’s up with that? Since then, I’ve been trying to block the spam deliveries, but to no … Continue reading

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Dang!

I got a message today that another friend, and also two more, might not be in China while I’m there! I’m so sad! I was specifically going back to see people, and one of the reasons I picked May to … Continue reading

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Trailer for John Rabe

Here is a trailer for John Rabe, a new movie about a German diplomat who saved people’s lives during the Nanjing Massacre. Also starring Steve Buscemi. I heard some some people saw him around during the filming, eating at Southern … Continue reading

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Japanese Spiderman is coming!

Japanese Spiderman trailer

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Wikipedia freakitude.

To see something bizarre, go to the fifth and sixth paragraphs on this story of the Gettysburg Address. A prime example of why students should be careful using Wikipedia as an information source. Gettysburg Address: After the speech, Abe lingered … Continue reading

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Flippant NPR

After being away from NPR for so long, one thing that’s surprised and disappointed me is the flippant tone they sometimes take these days with subjects I think are pretty serious. No past examples come to mind immediately, but I … Continue reading

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I don’t love it, but I love this song and video.

Here’s a video of a song by Luke Vibert.

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Gross things that happen to your body

This is a section of Jezebel.com I had never know about until now. But now I know it’s the section for me! The latest installment is about … your butt. Apropos of this story, my dad once claimed he had … Continue reading

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Hey!

How come nobody in SPAIN is reading my blog?!? Not that it’s that great right now or anything, but I do hope it will pick up this summer when I visit China again. (I only know about my visitors through … Continue reading

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I have no idea!

That will be my analysis of some data for a paper I am writing. I’ve done all this crap with the data, and I still don’t understand it. Oh well. I’m not used to handing in something even though I’m … Continue reading

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Feeling a bit better …

I’ve gotten through the past couple days, taught my classes, gave a presentation, etc. It all went okay. The only thing I have left is to do this final project for one of my classes. The problem is that it … Continue reading

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