Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Assuming I was unattached and any of the above-mentioned men were also unattached and interested in me (note: the latter is a BIG assumption, but this is my implausible/impossible scenario and I am running long with it), I think I'd get it on with them rather than boffing super hot vapid dudes. But I'd only do it if they didn't do anything toooooooooooo stupid to turn me off.
Somehow I think the men might have different answers than the women on this one.....
Thursday, March 26, 2009
And I wouldn't mind having Snake Plisskin by my side.
If you or anyone you know has jewelry that you suspect may be by Alexander Calder, be very careful with it, as his jewelry is very prized and very, very expensive. You can always take it to a trustworthy appraiser to find out if it is really by Calder and determine the value. Or if you don't don't want to bother with all of that, contact me and I will take if off of your hands.
To learn more about Alexander Calder, click here.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Barbara Kruger, We will no longer be seen and not heard
Barbara Kruger, Untitled - Hate
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I shop therefore I am)
Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of you)
Barbara Kruger combines unsettling slogans with found or fabricated images from popular culture -- photographs from magazines, posters, and movies. The images are often fragmented, and the arresting slogans allude to physical and emotional violation. For example, one untitled composition is a picture of a hand holding an exploding firecracker. Its label reads “You are an Experiment on Terror.” Her art uses our willingness to receive media’s messages against us in order to alert us to our collusion in cultural group-think.
(text taken from artandculture.com)
Michelle Obama has the best arms. Her arms have great muscle tone, they aren't too bulky, and they still look femine. Perfect.
Madonna has gone too far with the exercising. Look at her guns! I think she looks positively gristly. I want to sit her down and force feed her cheesecake until she starts looking softer and more feminine.
Lisa Aukland (Female Bodybuilder) might just have the scariest arms/physique of all. Gulp. But, body building is her chosen profession, so I won't really hold it against her. And I wouldn't dare challenge her to an arm wrestling contest.
I have had this Kathy Smith - Timesaver Lift Weights to Lose Weight DVD for years, and when I actually bother to DO THE WORKOUT, I get excellent results. I started back on it again this weekend and am trying to refrain from checking the mirror for visible improvements. I am rather impatient.
I recently saw these tips for getting First Lady-style arms in case you are interested: Get Michelle Obama's Sexy Sculpted Arms in 5 minutes a day. I will be giving this a try, too.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
While sitting at the Honda dealership a couple of weeks ago, I read an article on SHMEAT in Whole Life Times magazine.
Here is the introduction of the article by Lou Bendrick:
Test-tube meat is also known as in vitro meat, cultured meat, victimless meat, vat-grown meat, hydroponic meat and, finally, shmeat. (Note to self: Be sure to apply for inevitable X Prize to rename this stuff.) Shmeat is grown from a cell culture (hence the in vitro or cultured prefixes), not from a live animal. These harvested cells are taken from an animal, such as a pig, and placed in a “nutrient-rich medium” that mimics blood. Once the cells multiply they are attached to a spongy scaffold or “sheet” (sheet + meat = shmeat) that has been soaked with nutrients and stretched to increase cell size and protein content.
This shmeat could, in theory, be harvested in vast quantities and used in minced meat products: burgers, nuggety things, or potted meat-food products, etc. While scientists (they call themselves “tissue engineers”) admit that growing a pork chop with a bone without a real pig attached is not likely, they also say that affordable, palatable minced shmeat might be available at a grocery store near you within a decade.
So… is this news great? Or gross? If it’s hard for you to tell, I assure you, you are not alone. When I first read about test-tube meat, I experienced psychological delight at its humanitarian prospects coupled with a simultaneous gag reflex at the thought of actually eating it.
To help you sort through your feelings, lie back on the couch while we examine some pros and cons of shmeat. (Most of these points are hypothetical, given that shmeat is in the experimental stages, but let’s take a novel approach and think seriously about a possibly harrowing technological advance before it becomes a widespread reality. Just a thought!)
To read the entire article, click here: Whole Life Times - Meet Shmeat
To see a hilarious take on the whole shmeat issue, take a look at this video from The Colbert Report:
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Your thoughts on this topic?