Please Read the Suicide Letter from Bill Zeller
http://documents.from.bz/note.txt Bill Zeller’s letter is one of the most important things I have ever read in my life. I wish I could insert the whole thing here, but you can easily access it at the link. Bill was a bright, accomplished, well-liked, outwardly cheerful young man who had already accomplished brilliant things in his career, but he could not overcome the pain of his past. An...
Johnny Weir: Mystery Solved
RT @PublishersLunch Skater Johnny Weir Admits He Is Gay In New Book http://publun.ch/ejS9B6 Aside from the fur thing, I enjoy Johnny Weir and give him props for reaching the top doing it his way. Skating sounds like a highly political and backbiting sport - one where the judges make incomprehensibly subjective calls, and one in which you could get bashed in the knee by a lead pipe or stabbed in...
No One Likes Abortion. But Read This.
RT @msnbc_health In NYC 41 percent of pregnancies ended in abortion in 2009 http://www.newser.com/story/109240/in-new-york-city-41-of-pregnancies-aborted.html “ A whopping 41% of pregnancies in New York City ended in abortion in 2009, and that rate was even higher among some minorities, according to new data released by the health department. Non-Hispanic blacks, for example, had a 59.8%...
Quote for the Day: Julian Assange
“Julian Assange is made out of contradictions like other people are made out of atoms.” (thanks to Gawker.com)
New Starbucks Logo - Less Is More
RT @JustMere How about dont care? Their coffee is the worst out there. My locals roast and brew a far better cup than they do ORIGINAL - the “two-tailed mermaid” is no more (fine by me)
Losing Your Hair to Cancer - It's Not Just Hair.
RT @irenelevine Salon - great essay for women on cancer and hair - Ginger, Interrupted (malignant melanoma removed from her scalp) http://shar.es/X8Iu3 …Cancer doesn’t just ravage our insides, it frequently does a bang-up job maiming our exteriors. It takes breasts and limbs and flesh as payment for survival. And then it leaves us to quietly mourn our missing parts, while we try to...
E-Books: No One Can See What You Are Reading
RT @agentresearch Sales of bodice-ripping e-books soar as women use digital readers to hide their romantic novels http://bit.ly/gGnZzD
Sarah Palin's 2010: The Short Version
Thank God for PALINGATES, the blog that tracks Sarah’s lies. Their 2010 round-up should be required reading! I’ve shortened it for those of you in a hurry, but you really should check out their painstaking documentation of everything Palin. 2009 included Palin quitting her job as Governor, instructing reporters to address her as “Governor” anyway, “death...
Happy 2011 - Here are 20 Psychic Predictions!
I looked around online (different sites) and here are some predictions I found. I left out all the World War III / End of the World depressing stuff - who needs it? 1 Earthquake in California will damage the Hollywood sign 2 The Beckhams will announce their divorce, as will Katie & Tom Cruise 3 Google personal alerts will get more personalized 4 The new hot job will be...
How Do You Feel About Twitter Selling Your Tweets?
While you probably thought “trending topics” was just a curiosity, it actually represented Twitter’s first steps into data mining for commercial purposes. Now data mining is coming to Twitter in a serious way. And Twitter is going to make a fortune off your tweets. Corporations want access to your Twitter messages so they can learn more about who has what opinions where, and...
Valdemort Is Missing
Where is Dick Cheney? Here is a link to a fascinating video of Rachel Maddow explaining Cheney’s end-stage heart device that keeps him alive by essentially bypassing his heart and continually pumping his blood like a garden hose - so he has no heartbeat or pulse! After having this device implanted, people either get a heart transplant or keep living for a few years with a power source...
"One in a Zillion" All-Black Fawn
This is NOT an urban legend. There are more photos at http://rmbuquoiphoto.photoshelter.com/
Why Palin Should Act More Like a Grizzly Bear
RT @shannynmoore Why, oh, why does Sarah Palin ignore the laws of hibernation for mama grizzlies? Cave. Sleep. 6 months. Shhh. Perfect.
Amazon’s New Patent Intercepts Awful Presents...
By now the ribbons and bows and gift tags and wrapping paper have been tidied away. You may even have taken down your Christmas tree, so your presents are no longer basking in its warm, twinkling lights. In the cold light of the post-Christmas day, how do you really feel about the items you received? Are there a few duds in your little pile? Some of us don’t receive a great many gifts, but most...
8-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal
RT @Gawker Eight-Year-Olds Publish Study in Respected Science Journal http://gawker.com/5715860 // A class of British schoolchildren did an original study about bees. With the help of a parent, they designed and executed an experiment that contributed new information to the ways in which bees differentiate “good” flowers from “bad” ones. Unlike traditional scientific...
Thanks to http://weheartit.com/entry/4328401
Twitter Data - Who Is Listening in Twitterverse?
74% of American adults are internet users 8% of online adults use Twitter (men = 7%, women = 10%) 2% of online adults use Twitter so on a typical day 6% of women between the ages of 50 and 64 (that’s me) Twitter is most popular with young adults, African-Americans and Latinos, and Urban dwellers. Not exactly the target audience for an old white lady. ...
Quote for the Day: From Andy Borowitz
RT @BorowitzReport We may trail India and China in math and science, but we are second to none in Internet trolls.
Mitt Romney and the Magic Mormon Underwear
I’m not Mormon, and I’ll never be Mormon, so I don’t know much about the special magic Mormon Underwear. I was surprised to find this edifying picture. Romney has declined to say whether he wears the Mormon “garments” or not. I apologize if this has offended any Mormons, but to me magic underwear makes as much sense as a tin foil hat. For more on this story,...