Archive for the ‘book of days’ Category

Happy New Year again!

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

It is the year of the Rat today.
year of the rat

Plan accordingly.
naked mole rat

Happy holidays

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Happy New Year
Sammy at the Bowery, 1943

Happy Christmas, my ass:
Fairytale of New York

December was a crap month to end a fairly lovely year. I’m hoping that 2008 goes a bit better.

today’s surreal moment in black history

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

One of Strom Thurmond’s ancestors owned one of Al Sharpton’s. More detail, sensationalism here.

happy australia day, jon

Friday, January 26th, 2007

vegemite gelato

happy new year

Monday, January 1st, 2007

happy new year

Your Guy Fawkes Day roundup of governmental misconduct

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

Reunion of the Lebensborn: Children of Nazi breeding programs speak up

Air Torture: Flying to Select Torture Chambers around the world (a service of the U.S. government)

Polish doctors in WW II successfully fought German death camps with Proteus OX19

In the early 1930s, Stalin literally starved the fledgling Ukrainian independence movement. 7,000,000 in “collateral damage.”

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

snakes on a plane on a pumpkin

just in time for valentine’s day…

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Wildly inappropriate BDSM fan-fiction harry potter valentines. The only remotely worksafe one is:

hp_hardcore presents Hardcore Valentines! Click here to get your own!

See also the fine line of pixelvision valentines over at Diesel Sweeties

And just to bring it all back to Things Which Are Just Plain Wrong (Yet Strangely Appropriate), when you’re not at work, try searching for Bareback Mountain, the porno knockoff of Brokeback Mountain. Their careful, tasteful homage to the original seems to have stopped at the cowboy hats.

the statute of limitations has expired

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

French police [ in the seaside Brittany town of Plouezoc'h] who spent two years trying to identify a woman who was murdered by a blow to the head were relieved to discover the reason their efforts were failing: the woman died half a millennium ago.

You shall be amply rewarded by the last line of the article.

happy groundhog’s day!

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

groundhog’s day revolution

valentine’s day countdown

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

One of a fine selection of cards from


Monday, January 2nd, 2006

I really can’t say much more, except that it’s simultaneously what you think, but not what you think

the end of racism…

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

and just in time for Chanukkah, too

happy new year

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

and a joyous Hogmanay to all of you.

Sidenote: there’s actually words to Auld Lang Syne. For example, listen closely to Jimi Hendrix’s version

devo chorus

Friday, December 30th, 2005

mongoloid. Merry Agnostica, y’all.

Black Friday: Threat or Menace?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Throughout the United States and Canadia, Thanksgiving is celebrated/endured/slept-through every year on the last Thursday of November. More importantly, a lot of people have the following Friday off of work, and every year millions of retailers celebrate Black Friday with fabulous bargains, a testing of the waters before the pre-Christmas shopping binges.

This has, of course, led to the anti-consumerist backlash of Buy Nothing Day.

Most years, out of post-feast indolence I end up celebrating Buy Nothing Day by default. This year, I shall be celebrating Thanksgiving in scenic Malta, Montana (seat of Phillips County!), and I think I may have better odds of observing BND this year.

lovely hi-rez scan of illuminated manuscript

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

the site it’s hosted on is a little strange, though.

welcome to the americas

Monday, October 10th, 2005

happy columbus day!

Happy VD!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005

Bad Valentine’s Day? It could have been worse. Much, much worse.

Ex-boyfriend poems. Sample:
I wouldn’t know whether or not it happens to everyone,
Since I wasted my youth on only you.

Dating guidelines. 66) 66) Of all the reasons for using a condom with someone, their recurring heroin habit is the least preferred.

Fuzzy memories.
There comes a point in every relationship when you have to ask yourself, “Am I willing to stick a bottle of A1 sauce up this person’s butt?” And in that relationship the answer was, “Just once and now I never want to see you again.”

Let alone trying to find somebody, period.
1. “Oh, you’re Asian. Sorry, not interested.”
2. “Oh, I’m attracted to Asians, but you’re too fat. Sorry, not interested.”

happy birthday to me!

Sunday, October 23rd, 1977

Feeling kind of cranky. When do I get to eat solid food? I want some mac & cheese!