Friday, November 26, 2010

Everyday catastrophe (1)

My Significant Other has a 17-year-old nephew. Every time we see her and her boyfriend, we, the uncool grad student and creative in the family, automatically become the outlaws at the dinner table.

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Doesn't this persecution of the inconsumable, characterizing the immature, stems from the anti-intellectual culture we live in America nowadays? I am only explaining here because as much as half of the nation does not see the relevance from Palin, most parents see that from their kids. There are just cases of the human species which do not overcome the blindness when they are fifteen. The catastrophe is that they then live with such lack of (in)sight through their lives without knowing.

Monday, November 22, 2010

This works really well when you want to throw a smart word or two in grad school once in a while

Great tool! "Writerly text", "structure of feeling", anything that doesn't make much sense, hah!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Abandoned babies and eggs on windsheild

I normally ignore chain email but this one looks valid:

----- Forwarded Message ----

Subject: L.A. County Sheriff's Alert, Serious & Important!
Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the PD and they were going to check it out.
"Several things to be aware of ... gangs and thieves, are now plotting different ways to get a person to "stop" their vehicle.
"There is a gang initiation reported by the local police department that gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it...waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the baby.
Note that the location of this car seat will usually be beside a wooded or grassy (field) area ...and the person - woman - will be dragged into the woods- beaten and raped- usually left for dead. DO NOT STOP. DIAL 9-1-1 AND REPORT WHAT YOU SAW!!!

"IF YOU ARE DRIVING AT NIGHT AND EGGS ARE THROWN AT OUR WINDSHIELD. DO NOT TURN ON YOUR WIPERS AND DO NOT SPRAY ANY WATER ON IT BECAUSE EGGS MIXED WITH WATER BECOMES MILKY AND YOU'LL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE!!!! YOU ARE THEN FORCED TO STOP BESIDE THE ROAD AND BECOME A VICTIM OF THIEVES. THIS IS A NEW TECHNIQUE USED BY GANGS. PLEASE INFORM YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. THESE ARE DESPERATE TIMES AND THESE UNSAVORY INDIVIDUALS WILL TAKE DESPERATE MEASURES TO GET WHAT THEY WANT."
Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic used and I would hate for anyone to fall victim to this kind of crime.
Please BE SAFE AND NEVER STOP YOUR VEHICLE
DEPUTY PROBATION OFFICER II, TOYA WOODS
3221 TORRANCE BLVD.
TORRANCE , CA 90503
310-222-2661 DESK 310-222-2672 OFFICE
toya.woods@probation.lacounty.gov