Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Subtext: I am trying to turn inside-out the popular way of thinking that holds eating very little equivalent to being morally superior to people who eat more. According to this way of thinking, eating less, or eating more healthily is considered being "good," an eating unhealthily "bad." A comparable standard is applied to exercise. The implication is that people (especially women, and especially white women) who eat less are better than other people. Part of this is feeling "guilty" for eating things like ice cream, or calling delicious, fattening foods "sinful."
There is also a similar morality that many vegetarians and vegans apply to their eating habits, not so much as it pertains to themselves, but in how it makes them "better" than people who eat meat or other animal products. Many of these veg-peeps don't think about this very deeply. I'm sure some of them have their hearts in the right place (I used to be one of these people, so I know a little about how they think), but considering yourself superior to people based on your consumption habits is itself morally fucked-up. You're not God, no one is, you can't see into anyone else's soul, and fuck you if you judge people that way.
Funny, I knew someone who was an extremely moralistic vegan, someone who definitely saw herself as superior to people who weren't vegans, and she wasn't afraid to express this publicly, either. The funny thing is that her attitude toward eating was eerily similar to people I have known who had eating disorders. I think there is a huge overlap in the thinking of one of these over-moralizing veggies and that of, say, anorexics, who consider shunning x, y, or z foods (fill in the blanks), or all foods, as the case may be, with being "good." Today, I am here to say: Fuck that.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I took a few notes on what I did understand, and I'll copy them here for you. I may provide more explanation later. Just ask.
-yes, he saw some in USA but he's not supposed to talk about it. They were about 150 cm tall & blue-white. They looked "like octopus but also not like octopus." They had a wet surface.
The future- are you pessimistic/optimistic?
-it depends on you
-global catastrophe: probably not in the next 100 years
What do you think of 3D technology?
-avatar, etc use old 3D technology. The one he invented does not require glasses. So don't buy 3D TVs until his 3D tv comes out.
-Most people will always choose the easy way of doing things. Choose the more difficult way, but always w/ love.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here's to the imminent return of my earwax, my little red-orange friend...
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Dear Councilman Garcetti:
Recently, the city has been cracking down on small independent live music venues, such as Echo Curio and Hyperion Tavern, because of apparent permit issues. While no one is saying permit or license laws should not apply to these venues, it seems like a misuse of the city's powers to devote scarce police resources to shutting down such places when there is SO much violent crime going on that could use the police's attention. It is very hard to see what harm, if any, is being done by tiny venues hosting tiny performances.
Please do what you can to help these venues re-open. They are an asset to the community.
[And den I put my full "real" name and city.]
P.S. The LA Weekly posted an article about this matter at http://blogs.laweekly.com/westcoastsound/2010/10/save_the_echo_curio_and_other.php
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Pet Set Rex
I Cant Read
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
At a truck stop, I finally found the source of all those massively oversized tanktops that go so well with a mullet & a 'stache. Finally, I can rest.
Pet Set Rex
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
I've been stalling, putting off writing for any good chunk of time, or at least not making time for it.
I do come up with ideas, verbal and musical, and write down or record them all the time as always. But I haven't just sat and focused on creating or developing anything for as long as 10 minutes, at least not in recent memory (i.e., since August).
We've been invited again to submit a song for an LA Record compilation, this time for the Halloween issue. So we'll definitely put together a complete new song for that. That should help with my creative/productive momentum, and Geoff's, & our collective momentum. Yay.
Pet Set Rex
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I haven't been writing every day as I challenged myself to do. But hey, now I'm writing about how I haven't been writing, so there it is.
Pet Set Rex
I Cant Read
Friday, September 24, 2010
So I can't crusade 100% on this.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
You received a message about "SUPPORT HR 5092-MAKE CRUSH KITTEN/PUPPY VIDEOS ILLEGAL"
I am proud to report that the United States of America House of Representatives (Feds) has officially approved to ban crush kitten/crush puppy animal torture videos. The vote is official: 416 YEAS and 3 nays. HR 5566 (was amened from 5092) now must be approved by the Senate. President Obama supports this bill, as I have received a single line letter signed by the President of the United States himself, with a ball point pen, that he will keep this very animal cruelty issue in mind.
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Please keep it going.
My question is: who were the 3 nays??
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
And then I saw a lady outside shaving her face right there on Santa Monica Blvd. I love Hollywood.
Then we drove to Sylmar & saw baby horses...
And got a show tonite! http://ow.ly/1LyQ2
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I found out that Bart Stupak - the member of Congress who almost defeated health-care reform in attempts to impose an abortion-coverage ban in the new health system - has a great pro-choice challenger. Her name is Connie Saltonstall, and I want her to win!
NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-choice political group, is supporting Connie. Check out the info they've posted about the race and add your name to their effort!
Thanks! We need to stop electing people who don't trust women.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010