Hahah, YES! This blog is cracking me up big time. Fashion It So: "Charlie and Anna are revisiting Star Trek: The Next Generation. In a big way. And we've noticed that the clothes on that show are AMAZING. And not just 1987 amazing, or 24th century amazing, but BOTH, SIMULTANEOUSLY. We celebrate those fashions here." (This one had me laughing pretty hard, maybe due to the strong Wesley Crusher presence)

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Yay Bard Prison Initiative (started by fellow Bard alum Max Kenner)! "Last night PBS NewsHour aired the first of a two-part series on the BPI. "From Ball and Chain to Cap and Gown: Getting a B.A. Behind Bars" highlights the economic benefits of educating incarcerated men and women in America. Part two airs tonight on PBS NewsHour."

Ha! I'm Training For An Ironman: "A conversation between someone training for an Ironman, and someone not training for an Ironman." (Warning: NSFW, potentially). (Also: "I'm Training For A Marathon")

I liked this article by a recovering alcoholic about life and socializing while sober. I've never had a drinking problem, but I severly cut down on alcohol about a year ago (going for 6 months without drinking at all, now I drink maybe 2-4 beers a month), and it's been fascinating to see how that changes socializing, dating, everything. I also realized how much of pop culture is obsessed with drinking! So many songs are about drinking, jokes about drinking, books about drinking, so much alcohol advertizing (and advertizing with no relationship to alcohol that referenced it somehow) - it's been a little overwhelming to start to see how fixated our culture is on alcohol.


Steff said...

THANK YOU for that article on drinking. I know someone that will benefit greatly from reading it!

zac said...

RE: Not drinking: For as much as I sing its praises, I am the first to admit the demon alcohol is "the cause and solution to all life's problems."
(to borrow a phrase from Homer Simpson)