"I just write the stories I want to read, with women like the ones that I know. The people who pass for females in traditional comic books look like men with watermelons strapped to their chests, carrying big guns and posing like they're in a porno magazine. I've never met any women like that, so I won't put them in my books."
 -- Neil Gaiman (Coraline, American Gods) 

My So-Called 90's Life

For some reason I have been really 90's nostalgic lately. Maybe it is because I am starting realize how close I'm getting to being done with school and starting a real life. Not that I want to go back to the 5th grade or anything, I think I just really want to purchase Clarissa Explains It All on DVD. (Or maybe it's that I find making these collage things a great way to procrastinate.)

Bret and Jemaine are the Original Kings of Boom

Maybe I'm a little crazy...but I heard this new Black Eyed Peas song, Boom Boom Pow, on the radio and I couldn't help but notice it sounded a quite bit like Boom by the Flight of the Conchords. I don't know. Listen for yourself. 

I say fail Black Eyed Peas. TEAM FOTC 4EVA!!!


Ridiculous Humans

Tens of thousands of Catholics have signed an online petition organized by the Cardinal Newman Society to protest President Obama speaking at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. They believe "it is an outrage and a scandal that 'Our Lady’s University,' one of the premier Catholic universities in the United States, would bestow such an honor on President Obama given his clear support for policies and laws that directly contradict fundamental Catholic teachings on life and marriage." [ABC News]

I concur. How dare a university whose mission statement reads, "the intellectual interchange essential to a university requires, and is enriched by, the presence and voices of diverse scholars and students," actually allow diverse thoughts and issues be presented on campus? What is the world coming to? [Notre Dame Mission Statement]


I think this student, in her Letter to the Editor, said it best:
 "I am so embarrassed. We are at an institution of higher learning. Those who are leaving here with a diploma are supposed to be cultivated individuals, having the ability to receive and reflect upon conflicting viewpoints, and furthermore, to be able to understand a wider picture, one that goes beyond the Notre Dame bubble, and beyond the teachings of one religion. Graduates from our fine school should be able to see more, not less." [The Observer

-- image (without text...obviously) from Notre Dame's website

'eff it, yo.

I saw this on Feministe - It is called a Fuck-it List, just a like a Bucket List, only instead of listing all of the things you want to do before you die, you list all the things you aren't going to try to do anymore. Although my Fuck-it List is just for the rest of year, I can't think about death right now, I'm too busy trying to figure out my class schedule. 

Fuck-it List

- Get stuff done before work in the morning
- Be good a small talk
- Know card games (well, this is added to the before death list)
- Make a successful 'friend transition' (this one goes out to Danielle)
- Be spontaneous
- Feel bad about not being social
- Keep my desk organized
- Keep my clothes organized
- Try to look not like a fool on my bike

hellz yes.

I can't explain in words how excited I am for this movie. Even if you can't understand French, you must admit it looks pretty awesome.