Sup? So, I’m just gonna say it because I’m not afraid: the whole gluten-free thing is overdone people. I don’t doubt that there are folks who have trouble digesting wheat but the rest of you are just trying to assuage guilt for the Snickers problem you’re in denial about. Also, quinoa. Don’t get it. It’s expensive and kind of gross. And apparently the harvest of it has some rather unfortunate unintended consequences, which is just like us. So green, so concerned about what we put in our bodies we’re willing to destroy an economy to feel good about ourselves as we’re downing that late-night cheeseburger. Because Monday we’re having a quinoa salad! Bah. Just eat a cheeseburger with a nice Mediterranean salad instead of fries sometimes. Don’t have seconds, eat three squares and try not to snack. And go for a run. It’s really not that hard. Also, quit obsessing. It makes you look kind of vain. Just sayin’.
Speaking of food, I had a dream about the pasta salad my mom and my neighborhood moms made every summer and I had to call my mom this morning to get the recipe because, while I’ve made it before, I’d forgotten the ingredients. Let’s just say it involves this and especially this, and is the best pasta salad evah! I think I’ll make it for Corey’s bday party Saturday. My guess is it will compliment Chick-Fil-A nuggets pretty well…
Also on the issue of food, I’m gonna have to get on this one before things start to warm up outside and it becomes too heavy. Because Holy Christ that looks delicious.
Finally, from Charles, with a note:
Since I haven’t written since the Oscars aired I’m going to indulge myself and say the following: Seth McFarlane wasn’t the worst host but, much like I don’t rank him at the top of creators of genius social satire cartoons, he certainly wasn’t the best. Also, cynicism isn’t really all that funny after a while. I mean, it’s a pretty thinly-veiled fact that Family Guy is just a rendering of the personalities living inside McFarlane’s head. I mean, Lois, Brian, Stewie, they are all McFarlane. And the show is less about outward -looking social statements a la South Park, and more about McFarlane working out his demons. Obviously, I have no room to criticize that formula but it’s not as brilliant as people want to believe it is. But Brian’s funny as hell. Anyway, good on you Argo. Still haven’t enjoyed you but I plan to remedy that this weekend. Here’s a nice piece on the germ of the idea for the film. And it’s nice to see some Kentucky sass shaking up the bubble-dwellers in Hollywood:
Finally, a friend of mine said the following:
It’s pretty clear that if you’re up for an Oscar tonight and have creepy hair, you’re going to win. #oscars #academyawards
I think that sums things up.
Random: Sometimes when I start getting all melodramatic about life’s latest “tragedy,” I remember this scene from Blades of Glory, beginning at the :52 second mark. It puts things into perspective and cracks me up. Win.
I heard about this guy today, which reminded me of a very cool little video that pretty well illustrates why these people are special. They have seen things man. Wonderful things. I’m not so sure the Overview Effect isn’t exactly what makes me dismiss atheism out of pocket.
This was truly beautiful and heart-warming. A rarity anymore. And, as Charles mentioned when I sent it to him, some of those people in Texas probably went outside of what they may actually personally believe to defend people against a jerk. Because f*ck you mean waitress. That’s courage and light people. We do it right in the South. And the MLK quote brought the tears man.
Coolness! While the construction is annoying, and the cost is prohibitive, can’t say it’s a bad thing. Maybe it’ll make people feel proud of their country again.
The Trotter has a pretty good, succinct post on the Obama (c)(4). Incredible gif man…
This is just effing brilliant. A look at the Obama administration through the lens of the gamer. Just read it.
My friend Sparkles’ fiance is an illustrator and designer and this is a photo of the two of them one Halloween that he filtered and ‘shopped and put on a shirt. Groovy stuff. It might be my go-to Halloween thread. Because I know them!
Woke up singing this. It made me happy. Hope it does the same for you.