Monday, April 30, 2007

Everything is quiet since you're not around. Dear Real-Life and Cyber Friends,

I am very angry with you! How in the world could you have neglected to tell me about this? I am out of the country, and I rely on you all to keep me informed about important events. What could be more important than Season 8 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in comic book form? Not only that, but the first issue has already sold out! Need I remind you that I do not have consistent internet access and unfortunately miss out on such incredibly important developments? I am very disappointed with you all.

Check out a preview of the first issue as well as a review. Also, for good measure, happy 10-year anniversary, Buffy!

P.S. Someone host a BtVS blog-a-thon, already!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Point me to the sky above. I found this in the Slate archives and it's really REALLY funny and also really REALLY disturbing. On the one hand, Evangelical Christians are hilarious. On the other hand, Christian Evangelicals scare the shit out of me. This article pretty much sums up why.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Twisted firestarter. We went to a "nature party" in the desert at 4 a.m. on Israeli Independence Day, and I probably took one of the best photos of my life. The subject is a winged fire juggler on stilts, believe it or not. I just think it's wow.

Fire Starter
Originally uploaded by thelizisawesome.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Is it so wrong to crave recognition? Interesting human interest story in the NYT about Hillary Clinton's 1969 Swells classmates' reaction to her persona and her candidacy. One classmate made a particularly interesting comment about something that has been bothering me for a while but I have been unable to address:

Some of Mrs. Clinton’s classmates say they take personally criticism that she is “shrill” or “strident.”

“I hear these anti-Hillary attacks by men, especially right-wing men, and I feel like it’s just as much an attack on me,” said Cheryl Lynn Brierton, an in-house lawyer for the California courts. “It’s an effect of intelligence that you come across as intense, that you have strong views. I’ve always felt that the way she is singled out and attacked is very indicative of how society reacts to smart women.”

I think part of the reason I have been reluctant to endorse Hillary is because she is so polarizing. Supporting Hillary is controversial simply because she does not adhere to traditional gender roles. She is a "career woman," a "feminist" and ambitious. I would never expect myself to shy away from that, to look for a more "mainstream" candidate that I felt was a more sure-fire win. As my father said during the 2004 election, I'd rather lose fighting for something than lose by playing it safe. It is time to throw my hat into Hillary's ring.