September 29, 2006 on Photography and multimedia
For mothers leaving babies with their nannies, “a hot dog is never just a single tube of meat.”
The NFL has barred local TV stations from NFL sidelines during games, according to NEWSPHOTOGRAPHER’s Mark Loundy. The Minnesota Vikings have also banned photographing players who are injured during practice.
Get the hookup on some $1 makeup from E.L.F. This caused quite a stir among the ladies in my office, as you might imagine.
Check out of some of the comments on NYTimes.com’s Reader’s Thoughts section for the latest development in terror legislation.
More on Screech, who we all grew to love and trust during middle school when we watched reruns for HOURS. Hopefully we turned out better than him.
September 26, 2006 on Reviews
An EXCELLENT play that Jenny took me to :)
In the Continuum
If you live in DC, please go see it! It’s at the Woolly Mammoth Theater in Chinatown.
September 26, 2006 on Random Thoughts
The panda hugger: What a guy! Who would’ve thought Pandas were dangerous?
And just as a little treat, my car got hit in the parking lot. Luckily, “Brian” left me a note:
Hit your car.
Scratched up your left rear bumper.
Reeally really sorry. :(
Adorable. Love the frowny face.
September 25, 2006 on Random Thoughts
And I thought I knew some geography — it took me about 10 minutes to solve this.
September 25, 2006 on Photography and multimedia
Did you know Bill Frist was an angel?
September 22, 2006 on Random Thoughts
An interesting read:
Campus Conscience Police?
And an old story that I have always found very difficult:
Man Gets Ten Years in Prison for Pornographic Diary Entries
More on that: “The protections of the First Amendment do not extend to certain types of speech such as obscenity, child pornography, and incitement of illegal conduct. Recently, Ohio convicted Brian Dalton for creating and possessing a personal diary containing violent sexual fantasies involving children. He was found to have violated an Ohio statute prohibiting the creation or publication of obscene material involving minors even though there was no indication that he intended to publish the diary and no certainty that he would engage in the described acts.” – Matthew Sostrin
Possibilities for interpretation:
“What you’re saying is somebody can’t, in essence, confess their fantasy into a personal journal for fear they have socially unacceptable fantasies, then ultimately they end up getting prosecuted,” said Benson Wolman, a former director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Ohio.
Dalton was guilty of pandering obscenity because he “did create, reproduce or publish any obscene material that has a minor as one of its participants or portrayed observers,” the indictment said. “Even without passing it on to anyone else, he committed a felony,” Domis said.
All this begs the very pertinent question: Which is more important, freedom to say and write what you want, or the feeling of pseudo-safety we get from silencing people who may say things that scare us –in hope that the things they say/think never turn into the things they do (i.e. terrorists, pedophiles).
Not sure what I think. How bout you?
September 22, 2006 on Photography and multimedia
And a duck.
September 21, 2006 on Random Thoughts
I was looking up something for work at the post.com when I found this post on the Celebritology blog.
It talks about Maxim magazine’s list of “TV’s Least Appealing Ladies”.
People wonder why women everywhere (even smart, interesting, and beautiful ones like the those in Maxim’s list) struggle with self-esteem issues.
However, during a recent America’s Next Top Model marathon, one of the models, Danielle, was told by Tyra that she either had to “Close the gap, or go home” (in reference to a gap between her two front teeth). Danielle faced the dilemma of whether to just go home, or to continue in the competition. She kept saying “I love my gap, it’s me, it’s my trademark.”
But, she ended up getting the gap partially closed (not fully, it was still there), continuing in the competition.. and eventually, WINNING! (I told you it was a marathon). It just makes you smile to know that there are strong women out there who take pride in their unique beauty– even when supermodels and magazine execs tell them it’s not there.