Wednesday, July 29, 2009

But my carrots had high self esteem!

Seems "organic" food has no significant nutritional benefit over conventionally farmed food.

DDT is an organic compund.

Of course, hippies mean "organic" not in the sense that chemists do, but then I struggle to know what is and is not "organic".

I think DDT is pretty

I fairness, this doesn't argue that keeping modern chemistry out of the food creation process isn't better for the environment. It just shows that buying your kids organic cheerios won't make them smarter from all the extra "nutrients" in the "organic" food. It also doesn't weigh in on the potential consequences of trace exposure to synthetic compounds used in conventional farming. Whatever they may be, I'm not worried. And it also doesn't weigh in on whether the organic food tastes any better. I do find that often it does.

Yay for science weighing in.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Well said, dude with sharpie

Not saying I'll never buy jewelry for a woman ever again, but how many times have I seen women comparing/ showing off rings as proxy for showing off the earning power of their husbands? How often have I seen women more obsessed with the ring than the life commitment? Modern weddings seem a ritualized homage to female power. Handing over two months' earnings in the form of a shiny rock is a form of surrender.

It's the symbolic beginning of the time and asset transfer the man makes in marriage. And in return she grants him exclusive access to her coochie.

The ad itself shamelessly equates love with materialism. Small ring? Maybe he doesn't really love you.

For shallow whores everywhere, indeed.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

My new nephew

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Rosa Parks of 2009

Dan Choi:

Seems the military is now "just following orders" drumming you out, given the laws. Seems no one in the chain of command has the guts to declare the policy unjust, wrong, and stupid in a time when we need folks with your qualifications and willingness to serve. Shameful day, but you've done the right thing.

Once the law is reversed, we'll work to see these kinds of discharges reversed. Good for you for setting yourself up as an example of how wrong the policy is. Sorry you couldn't get a better result.