Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Speaking Truth to Gibberish

This pretty much sounds like the definition of "awesome," no? The Sokal Hoax. Damn...the reading list just never stops growing, does it?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Grow Your Own

Perhaps it's my science nut side speaking, but I think these are actually extremely cool, both artistically and experimentally: "Bone rings exchanged by couples."

Monday, December 11, 2006

Quizzie Time: These Boots Are Made for Rhapsodizing

How can a girl resist such a quiz, I ask you? Ha! Indeed she cannot...

You Are Bold Red Boots

You like to put your most outrageous foot forward!

Most outrageous foot forward? I dunno about that--what says the readership? But, hello, would you look at those boots! Seriously. Does not their marriage of refined lines with the spark of color cause flutterings of the heart, shortness of breath, and assorted other symptoms of infatuation? They have this air of, oh...exuberance and self-possession, of... je ne sais quoi. I confess I do own a pair of red boots--not supremely fabulous heeled ones like those above, but red boots nonetheless.

The Manolo, he would be most pleased. :P

And on the house:

You Are White Wine

Breezy and casual, you know how to have fun when you're drinking.
And even though you can kick back with a few drinks, you never let things get out of hand.
Alcohol is not a social lubricant for you... it just enhances your already sparkling personality.
You prefer to date a man who is optimistic, friendly, and funny.

Quite so. Gerwurtz or Riesling, please. Although, I have learned to not to drink and translate.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"Bankers Do Models"

These are for the bankers out there who appreciate an inside joke, and for those who love them and take the inside jokes with an eye roll or two. My personal favorite is the "Suffer in Style" shirt.

Disclaimer: I make nothing from the plug. Although, *cough* I daresay it wouldn't hurt *cough*... ;)

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"It would prevent much and complicated misery in the world..."

I could not help but be greatly amused by the following item (and also be somewhat reminded of this exchange):

"2874. There is no reason why the passion of love should be wrapped up in mystery. It would prevent much and complicated misery in the world, if all young persons understood it."

-from Inquire Within for Anything You Want to Know, or Over Three Thousand Seven Hundred Facts Worth Knowing (New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1856), excerpted at greater length here and here.

Oh, well, if you put it like that...!

In all seriousness, the excerpts are a charming read. If only today's society would reinstitute an expectation of gentlemanliness and respectability!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, it's cold, finals are looming all too near...time for some puppy tongue.