Friday, August 27, 2004

I'm not a big fan of the poetry of Alice Walker. But she's a writer and, like the guy in the Friends of the Garden Grove Library says, "Anybody who loves books can't be all bad."
I actively dislike KFC though. Besides their brutality to poultry, I'm kind of angry that they've used an image of me as their mascot.
So, all you poets out there, which I suppose includes me, here's a contest where you can write anti-KFC poems:

http://www.kfccruelty.com/walker-contest.asp






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I know I said I wasn't going to be political anymore, but this story seems to have slipped through the cracks for... well, for obvious reasons I guess. But I thought it was one of the most interesting things that's happened in this campaign so far.

http://www.newyorkblade.com/2004/8-27/news/national/cheney.cfm






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Thursday, August 26, 2004

Y'all know I'm a vegetarian, but I thought this might help anybody who reads this and eats red meat and feels twinges of guilt at times. No need to feel guilty! Go here and follow the instructions:

http://www.sorrycow.com/lj.php





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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Here's the link to the Salad Fingers cartoons in case you've been reading my Live Journal and you too want awful things to run through your head when you try to sleep. There are other cartoons on nearly the same level as Salad Fingers on the site too. It's like the Homestar Runner of the schizophrenic.


http://www.fat-pie.com/flash.htm







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Monday, August 23, 2004

In spite of my ascetic lifestyle and rebuking of blind consumption, I still fall prey to moments of seeing things that make me wish I had a lot more money to throw around.

http://www.morbidtendencies.com/botmc-details.html


One time I was stage managing The Creation, which was a medieval mystery play. I always had Tazo's mint tea (which is by far my favorite mint tea. I've never been able to make a tastier mint tea on my own) brewing for the actors. One day I sent my long-suffering assitant stage manager out to get some more tea before the rehearsal. She was a practical minded "techie" who didn't cotton to theatrical exercises and crying and past life regressions to make good theater. She was into the techincal.
She protested that it was a silly, inconsequential details.
I told her that the silly details are never inconsequential. They're the most important elements to theater and life.
They all thought I was mad. But now I've shown them who's mad!






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Sunday, August 22, 2004

I haven't really gotten into the activist postings yet, which I'm only slightly better at than political postings. Especially not the animal hugging side of me because I don't want folks to feel like I'm shoving my agenda down their throats. I'm so Quaker I can't get militant about anything.
Having said that, Julia Butterfly Hill, one of my favorite people in the world, was voted Most Admired Women of the Year by Good Housekeeping magazine and one of the Most Intriguing People of the Year by People magazine. Yeah, I had to reread that a few times myself to make sure it said what I thought it said. I'm not sure I can imagine ever owning either of those magazines.
Now she's fighting Columbia University, which is a good enough cause in its self, against their particularly brutal vivesection.

http://www.columbiacruelty.com/feat/jbh/index.html








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