Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
BY HER own account, Miep Gies did nothing extraordinary. All she did was bring food, and books, and news—and, on one fabulous day, red high-heeled shoes—to friends who needed them. It was nothing dramatic. But she also bought eight people time, and in that time one of her charges—a teenage girl called Anne Frank, the recipient of the shoes—wrote a diary of life in the “Annexe”. In these four rooms, above the office of Anne’s father, Otto, where Mrs Gies worked as a secretary, eight Jews hid for 25 months in Amsterdam in 1942-44.
On the warm summer evening when the Franks went into hiding, Mrs Gies took charge. In subsequent months she and her trusty bicycle often carried so many bags of vegetables, bought with forged coupons, that she looked like a pack mule. No one suspected.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
My condolences to his family and friends.
I think Vero is completely right, media today puts so much emphasis on the deaths of celebrities nowadays. Especially it seems, within the past couple of years. It seems silly for me to say this considering I'm blogging about it, but I hope that McQueen's family is being spared the media frenzy.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
All together, I feel rather productive regardless. Today I printed off $60 worth of photos from 2004 until now. Mostly of traveling adventures, but also some photographic evidence of my having a university life. Printing these photos was followed by beginning (finally) my travel scrap book. I don't have too much to complete now, it's just a matter of sitting down and doing it...kinda like doing my sewing projects.
ANYWAY, my sewing goals are:
rehabilitated plaid tunic by urbanoutfitters
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We are overwhelmed by sexual images in commercials, art, and pornography, and you might think that the increasing number of images would indicate that we’re moving away from puritanism and towards more positive attitudes towards sex. But in reality, the great mass of those images in all three realms tell us one thing: ‘Sex feels good, but it’s not for you. You’re too fat, too skinny, too old, too poor, your tits or cock aren’t big enough, you don’t stay hard long enough. Sex is for the elite.’
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
When did sex with a human being become unappealing or...less appealing??
I would recommend everyone go see it.
The turbulent relationship between a mother and a son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection in I Killed My Mother. A stunning, semi-autobiographical tour de force from writer/director/producer/performer Xavier Dolan, it is a film with the sting of shrewdly observed truth. (source)
Monday, February 1, 2010
Once again found over at Ish's blog:
Important to remember, in the ongoing war between Camp “Unrealistic expectations for female bodies!” and Camp “It’s a model’s job to be thin!” that there are real women working who could very well drop dead in the middle of the debate on how to regulate the industry standard.
What I don't get is why there are so many girls out there who idolize these models or other thin celebrities (who may be naturally that skinny, but then...they only represent something like 4% of the worlds women) and then go on to begin thinspiration blogs and monitor their weight online for all the world to see. Body dysmorphia is a serious thing, and by making an individuals struggle with their weight and personal confidence something that is so public I feel like we're taking away from this illness and reinforcing this destructive behaviour.
I know, I know...it's a little idealistic of me to wish that everyone could just be happy with their bodies, but seriously. This stuff is going just a little too far. I love studying societies and behaviours, but god it can be depressing.
"A graphic anti-abortion ad featuring images of the severed body part of a fetus is set to run Monday on a Kelowna television station. The 60-second ad, titled “Everyone Against Abortion, Please Raise Your Hand,” depicts an image of an adult hand holding the severed hand of a fetus… Marlon Bartram, executive director of Kelowna Right to Life, said he was told the body part came from a Texas abortion clinic."
Found over at Ish's blog, who has this to say:
Putting aside for the moment the hideousness of this prospect, is anyone else perplexed by the ethics of an organization that is horrified by the idea of “killing babies” but doesn’t have a problem mutilating the corpses of those dead “babies” in question for the purpose of shock advertising?
I mean, it’s a little hard to get behind the premise that they really care about human rights and the lives of “innocent babies” when they’re chopping up their bodies for a TV spot.