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Fellow white folks, we need to talk. Most of you would probably think I was going overboard if I went into a space that had a majority of people of color carefully dressed according to dominant community norms, rather than my usual clothes. You’d think it was weird or pathetic if I code-switched to address … Continue reading

Just a Note:

  • It really bothers me that the worldmap used in Wordpress's stats is a Mercator projection, and not something that reflects the relative size of the continents. This has been bothering me a lot about all maps, lately, in fact, although I know that ALL flat maps have their weaknesses.
  • I have learned what will always and ever be my favorite proverb, and it is in Korean: 언 발에 오줌 누기 - Taking a piss on a frozen foot. The meaning is perverse and hilarious - it refers to a very temporary relief from a problem, with a hint at the situation worsening subsequently. In English, we might say "That's just putting a bandaid over it."   For language geeks, 언 = 얼 (freeze) + 은 (past adjective-making particle) 발(foot) + 에 (locative particle) 오줌 (pee) 누(take) + 기 (makes a verb into noun)
  • File under Things I Never Thought I'd Get To Say: I just played pool with two monks (from two different sects of Buddhism and two different countries, no less!) and a Japanese woman. This is pretty neat.
  • I'm really happy that someone got here by searching "sex toys cake" - this seems appropriate to my general attitude in life. I'm somewhat perplexed and made nervous by "octopus in asshole" as a search term. Whoever got here with "fat in mouth disease" should probably leave and never come back.  
  • Someone apparently came to my blog by typing "Xena getting f*cked" into a search engine (star added to maybe prevent this post from showing up in the results). I would love to know how many pages of Xena porn results they had to go through to find this place.
  • Protip for people without uteri: I have yet to meet someone with a uterus who appreciates being treated like a freak for mentioning that zie does, in fact, have a functioning uterus.
  • Seen: 돈텔마마 모텔 = Don't Tell Mama Motel.
  • Ragen on Dances with Fat has an important post and activism opportunity to tell the author of a children's book about dieting exactly what you think of him. http://danceswithfat.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/diet-book-for-6-year-olds-seriously/
  • Signal boost: In Wisconsin, you now have to pay to meet your elected representatives. WTF? http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/talk-to-the-congressman-15-dollars-please/
  • Seen: A teenage girl in hospital issue pajamas and black slops walking with a tall, fashionably dressed friend while hooked up to a bag of yellow IV fluid on a rolling stand. They were walking up the middle of the street lined with a cinema, restaurants, bars, yoga studios and ice cream shops. As far as I know, no hospitals within walking distance. ?!?!? Awesome.

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