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Apparently the Ipad came out. If you didn’t know that I don’t know you. I personally will not be purchasing one. Why? For several reasons, starting with $ and ending with Everything That Cory Doctorow Says Here. Example: “The way you improve your Ipad isn’t to figure out how it works and making it better. The way you improve the Ipad is to buy iApps. Buying an Ipad for your kid isn’t a means of jump-starting the realization that the world is yours to take apart and reassemble; it’s a way of telling your offspring that even changing the batteries is something you have to leave to professionals.” But hey, have fun with the Marvel comics app (pretty!) that won’t let you share comic books with your pals.
YES. I totally agree with this list of 15 Reasons why Plus-Size Shopping Sucks. Guess what? I actually like and can look sexy in clothing with shape! For examples of hot plus-size women, see This (Especially pic #11).
A priest at a Vatican service compared the criticism of the Catholic Church in the wake of the sex-abuse scandals to the persecution of Jews. I actually just sat there and read the headline 6 times before clicking on the article. Then I read it, found it to be a somewhat nuanced analysis (by “persecution of the Jews” they mean “categorization of the whole by the actions of the part”), but still: No. No no no no no no. There is a HUGE difference between being persecuted for the perceived character of people of your faith, rather than being criticized for SEXUALLY ABUSING MINORS AND COVERING IT UP. I would be worried if people weren’t criticizing these priests. I don’t automatically assume that, suddenly, all Catholics are horrible people, but there are certainly issues with the institution. The problem here, then, is that “the Jews” are people and not an institution. It’s like comparing apples and platypuses.
Reason # 8 million why it’s awesome to be Malia & Sasha Obama.
Tooting the Linux horn here with “7 Things It’s Easier to Do in Ubuntu than Windows.” Yes, I’ll make you an install CD.
That time of the month hurts like all hell. Here’s a list of solutions. Perhaps you have tried some of them? (Heating pads are like stuffed animals @Smiff, but I don’t know about the rest of the world.)
I give up. Is getting older a good or bad thing, according to today’s media? I thought I knew, until apparently dying your hair grey prematurely is trendy. I DON’T GET IT. HELP.