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On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today

@throwaway style I also got disappointed and mad when the "wagon" my parents rented for a family trip was not a horse-drawn covered wagon.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 1:36 pm 2

On 10 Things I Believed When I Was A Little Kid In Order Of How Embarrassing They Still Are When I Remember Them Today

I was the most literal child, ever. An advertiser's dream. I spent many mornings talking to Mrs. Butterworth, ate Frosted Flakes on mornings I knew I had important PE/recess activities(to, erm, bring out the Tiger in me?), etc. Then again, I watched a lot of TV.

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm 3

On Is Madonna Eating Our Young? A Post-Halftime Discussion

THIS. Perfect. Thank you. (stop reading my mind grapes)

Posted on February 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm 1

On Jon Stewart, Stop Hurting America!

I don't think there's anything wrong in finding applause at the mere mention of 234 executions (more than any governor in the history of Texas, and you know Texas loves some executions) appalling. To argue that there were more nuanced takes on the statement "234 executions" is giving a lot of credit to a political discourse that is mostly limited to jingoistic chants and flag-waving, in addition to Perry's active attempts to distance himself from any form of intellectualism.

My take on it (as a Texan long under the backwards knee-jerk policies of Perry) is that even if you were a supporter of the death penalty, wouldn't you want to make sure that it was carried out in iron-clad cases so that no opposing views could undermine your support? Even other Republicans within TX (notably Kay Bailey Hutchison) took Perry to task for the horrific bungling of the Cameron Todd Willingham Case and subsequent attempts to cover up those errors. If I believed in the death penalty, Perry would be the last person I would use as a spokesman.

For those not familiar with Perry's record, it really is worth looking at these cases. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-people/rick-perry/under-perry-executions-raise-questions/
Our court system is far too flawed to condone (implicitly or explicitly) the carte blanche support of executions.

Posted on September 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm 1

On Today Is Ray Bradbury's Birthday And He's Writing The Screenplay For A Movie Adaptation Of 'Dandelion Wine'

Heard him speak at a library a few months after I moved to LA. One of my favorite moments ever. Still, it bummed me out to see that there were hardly any audience members under the age of 50 to hear him. Such an amazing storyteller.

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 6:35 pm 0

On Sociologists Still Read 'Rolling Stone'

Is it weird that I essentially did the same study for my thesis, only with Spin (because the library's damaged microfilm copies of RS were indecipherable)?

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 5:37 pm 0

On Ladies of The Hairpin Congregate Tonight in L.A.

Oh, man. I totally want to go to this (haven't been to Mohawk yet! I love the beers!) but have a work-related event tonight. @miranda k -- it's Sunset just before Alvarado. Echo Park, though whether or not that constitutes eastside is debatable.

Posted on August 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm 0

On The Drunkening: Sponsored Parties with Alcohol Sponsors

Thanks, zaxzorz, for making all my points for me.

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm 0

On Save the Date in L.A. for Drinks: Feb. 1

taix is a solid choice. el prado is crowded when eight people are there.

Posted on January 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm 0