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January 04, 2007

Thinning the herd. No, it wasn't Jackass he was imitating...
Sick Little Monkey. I have a head cold and a question for those who know medicine. more inside
Middle School Girls Gone Wild They writhe and strut, shake their bottoms, splay their legs, thrust their chests out and in and out again. Some straddle empty chairs, like lap dancers without laps. They don’t smile much. Their faces are locked from grim exertion, from all that leaping up and lying down without poles to hold onto. “Don’t stop don’t stop,” sings Janet Jackson, all whispery. “Jerk it like you’re making it choke. ...Ohh. I’m so stimulated. Feel so X-rated.” The girls spend a lot of time lying on the floor. They are in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. When are girls too young to go wild? . . . What happens when the whole culture crosses over? more inside
Tom, may I borrow your Holy Book? No, the other one ... Newly elected Congressional representative Keith Ellison caused a stir when he stated his intention to take his oath of office with his hand resting on the holy Quran. The Detroit-born Minnesota Democrat is answering his critics by borrowing for the ceremony a translation of the holy book from the Library of Congress -- a book that belonged to none other than Thomas Jefferson (purchased by the library in 1815). I can say little more here than "Cool." more inside
Sebastião Salgado photographs the natural world. more inside
Plural the same as Singular ...Curious George...Nouns that are the same in singular as in plural. more inside
Iblard - the fantastical art of Inoue Naohisa more inside