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Hate Mail From Third Graders

March 8, 2010
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I’d be pissed too if Pluto was my favorite planet.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pluto/mail.html

March 8, 2010
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I want waffles.

I’m back!

March 8, 2010

I was really conflicted about my family trip to the Vancouver Olympics.  I really worried that I would have a terrible time. After all, the Olympics involve a lot of facepaint, high-fives, and general hoop-la (sp?) and I am, admittedly, a touch cynical and maybe not always the most open-minded person in the world.  this is also, maybe, a little bit of a slight, small, tiny, understatement. but anyways.

There’s one thing I realized as soon as I landed in Vancouver. You have to either drink the Koolaid or else stand aside and watch in horror; there really is no in between. What surprised me was that I didn’t even resist. I really enjoyed it–all of it. The patriotism, the sport-spectating, the Molson Canadian, even the steady stream of Koreans taking paparazzi-shots of me.

These are some of the Olympic mascots. Miga is my favorite:

See!!?? I’m even into mascots. I think the Olympics cured me of my cynicism.

Here is the sound of Vancouver during the gold medal hockey game, when Canada won in OT: (at 1:20)

The cynical me would say this fanaticism is an absurd display of how fickle we all are. But not anymore! There should be more of this! In fact, there is a definitive lack of strangers high-fiving in Montreal.

So now that I’m believing in people and all, I have a new problem…how do I stay relevant to my friends/as an individual if I’m not cynical and see the good in things all the time? have I lost my ‘edge’? will people still like me? what do optimistic people joke about?
Does considering this just cancel everything I’ve said out? Fuck it I guess I’m still cynical.

Day 1:

Criminal Organs.

February 24, 2010

Is Olivia Newton John a Scientologist?

February 17, 2010

Tom Cruise’s L. Ron Hubbard’s Xenu.

Olivia Newton John in Xanadu.

Art Imitating Monsters.

February 17, 2010

Kipling West is cool. I like her monster.

It looks like the monster from Chad vanGaalen’s Molten Light music video.

Or  Yubaba from Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film Spirited Away.

You should watch these films and check out this art.

My boyfriend’s aunt was an 80s popstar?!

February 13, 2010