Wednesday, November 14, 2007

When did we become like Syria?

This makes me angry and sad that this happened to this man.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fat Rant - Confessions of the Compulsive

Oh this is awesome. This first page of comments are great but seeing some of the previous comments (mean and unintelligent), it seems many people missed the meaning. She is not saying, "We are all fat just because of our genes!" She is saying that overeating cannot be treated like other addictions or compulsions because as humans we can never stop eating or we die. So yes, the girl who pulls out all her hair, or a crack addict, or a cutter could be cured with therapy and just stopping the behavior. But an overeater can never stop eating, so it should be treated differently.
Also, if you have read any of the recent health studies or fat acceptance blogs you will see what we are trying to convince the public of is that being fat is no less healthy than being thin. A new study shows that the best weight is at the BMI of 25 or 26, which according to the bullshit scale (which doesn't account for age by the way) is overweight. So "professionals" were wrong, being at a 18 or 19 BMI is not healthiest for you.
Just because I am fat doesn't mean I am unhappy, or lazy, or an overeater, or unhealthy, and most importantly I deserve just as many rights and respect as thin people.
If you feel you need to lose weight just to fit into society, perhaps you should try changing society instead.

Persons who don't like or respect fat people or treat them like lesser humans, I see them the same way I see racists and homophobics.

The Anticlause

My boyfriend and his friends made this years ago. If you have eight minutes and fifty-one seconds, watch it. Especially because the Holidays are coming, it will really get you in the mood.

Also, my boyfriend did the music. If you can't tell, they didn't add the music during editing, but had Brad standing there behind the camera playing his guitar. So awesomely funny.

If you have another chance, watch Zomburrito also.

P.S. If you don't like swearing, don't watch this. There are a few f*bombs in there.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Burt's Bees Sells Out

Damn it!

Burt's Bees has been bought by Clorox, of all companies. I will no longer be buying any of their products.


Although I can't find the original post I read about this, you can see it on the Burt's Bees website here.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Red Paperclip

This ended over a year ago, but I just heard about it now. Check this out.

A guy from Canada used the internet to trade a single red paper clip for a house. It took 16 trades, including a handmade doorknob, a beer keg, a snow mobile, and an evening with Alice Cooper, but he received a house and has been living there for a year.