Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 15 2013

Link Miscellany: -isms and -ists

Excellent things that other people wrote! Fighting childhood cancer and the awful Stanislaw Burzynski at the same time! With your help, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients plan to [raise] at least $30,000 by [Burzynski's] birthday, then challenging the Burzynski Clinic to match whatever they raise, with the total amount going to St. Jude Children’s Research …

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Jan 11 2013

The Biggest and Best of 2012


January: I continued to deal with fallout from pointing out that Ron Paul mixes his religion with his politics and is therefore not a good choice for secularists and sharing the death and rape threats I received by: Writing a parody song about Ron Paul Having a hippo perform the best hate comments I got February: I began …

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Jan 10 2013

Oscar Noms 2012 — Analysis Forthcoming

SHOCK OF THE DAY: No Kathryn Bigelow for Best Director Lead Actress: Naomi Watts, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhane Wallis Lead Actor: Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington Best Picture: Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings, Zero Dark 30, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django, Argo …

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Jan 09 2013

Psychopathology Sum-Up: Bipolar Disorder

[Content note: brief discussion of suicide] Weekly series! As per previous discussion, I will be published a big information blog about a specific mental illness on each Friday. I know, today is not Friday. I’m publishing early because I’m excited, and also I want to get lots of feedback. Tell me what I’m not including, …

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Jan 08 2013

Racist Tacos — South Carolina spreading joy

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Just once, just once I would love for my home state to make the national news for something that wasn’t embarrassing. In West Columbia, on the route to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, nestled between a nail salon and a bingo joint, there is a tiny taco restaurant called Taco Cid.  I’ve never been, but I …

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Jan 07 2013

Your Domain Has Expired

I got an email today from WordPress. The domain upgrade at [blog name] has expired. I’ve been blogging for exactly one year as of today–the blog that has expired (though it’s been set to private for months) was my first, begun January 7th of last year. In exactly one year I’ve written there at Teen …

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Jan 04 2013

No True Scotsman, Atheists, & Apathy

Okay. So, atheists. You might have seen some arguing in the blogosphere lately. You might have heard people with pleasant accents saying unpleasant things about feminists. Or you’ve been ensnarled in a Twitter spat. Or three. It’s exhausting, and I get it. You want us to all get along and stop writing blog posts at each …

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Jan 03 2013

2012 Movies, Part 1: Top 5 Films

The Extraordinary Fantastic movies of 2012 I’ve seen a lot of movies this year and wanted to discuss all of them in-depth, but realized that was way too much for one post.  So, to start with, this is a list of my ten favorite films of the year and a discussion of the problematic aspects …

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Jan 03 2013

Stuff About Stuff

I’ve been writing for about a year now (more on that in another blog post), and I’ve been writing in a bunch of places. Since I’m now mainly here, and lists appear to be legally required of everyone with access to online publishing, here’s a List of Arbitrary Length of Stuff I Wrote and Liked …

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Jan 01 2013

New, New, New

New Years, new ideas, new things. So, what say you to some new ideas for my blogging? I’m really looking for your responses, and yes, they will effect what I decide to do. Important: I am Kate, not Ashley. I speak only for my posting. So, if you tell me I need to be making …

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