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Monthly Archive: December 2012

Dec 19 2012

On Sometimes Feeling Okay and Sometimes Not: Grief and Cancer Diary, 12/19/12

So I’m having this situation. It has to do with my recovery from cancer surgery, and with my depression, and with my grief over my dad’s recent death. There are stretches when I feel pretty okay. When I feel pretty good, even. My health is getting better every day, and I have minutes, hours, days …

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Dec 19 2012

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fish-men

It’s beginning to look a lot like fish-men Everywhere I go; From the minute I got to town And started to look around I thought these ill-bred people’s gill-slits showed… I still think that Christmas Rhapsody is the best Christmas song parody ever. But this is a damn close second. My only problem is that …

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Dec 18 2012

Christmas Rhapsody – My Favorite Christmas Parody Song Evar

Is this the Yuletide? It’s such a mystery Will I be denied Or will there be gifts for me? Come down the stairs Look under the tree and see… And it’s time, once again, for my annual plug for my candidate for the Best Christmas Song Parody Evar: Christmas Rhapsody, Pledge Drive’s Christmas-themed parody of …

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Dec 17 2012

The first rule of Hug Club…

Over on Twitter, Sasha Pixlee (@sashapixlee) tweeted this: Lets make something like fight club but for hugging. (Here is the original that this is satirizing, for those who aren’t familiar with it.) So I immediately came up with these: 1st rule of Hug Club: Let’s talk about Hug Club a lot! 2nd rule of Hug …

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Dec 17 2012

No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus

(A reprint of a piece from last year. For those who aren’t familiar with the famous essay, “Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus” which this is satirizing/ commenting on/ replying to, here’s the original.) “Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, …

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Dec 16 2012

Planet Fitness: Does “Judgment-Free Zone” Not Extend to Trans People?

Via Fit and Feminist (a blog I can’t believe I didn’t know about until now) comes this ad for Planet Fitness. Supposedly about how they’re a gym for non-gym-rats*. Actually about how disgusting and laughable it is to be (a) a woman with big muscles and (b) a person whose gender can’t be immediately determined …

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Dec 15 2012

Caturday: Snuggly Kitties

Houdini and Comet snuggling

URGENT UPDATE: All three snuggly kitties are in a pile, right now. ————————————————— On the other hand: Here are some pictures of snuggly kitties. I know, right?

Dec 14 2012

The Newtown Shootings: It Is Not Too Soon to Start Talking

I have very little to say right now about the Newtown shootings. Except maybe this: It is fucking well not too soon to start talking about gun control. When abortion clinics are bombed, we start talking right away. When Hurricane Katrina happened and the levees broke, we started talking right away. When terrible tragedies happen, …

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Dec 14 2012

Republicans and Fundies: Reaping What They Sowed

So I’ve been thinking about the last election. I’ve been having this thought about the Republican party, and how they’ve gotten shackled to the hard-core Christian fundamentalists as their base even while this strategy is alienating moderate and even conservative voters. And it occurred to me: They are reaping what they sowed. In the Reagan …

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Dec 12 2012

Everyone Knows It’s Comet!

Comet on fridge

It’s cat-themed song parody time! Sung to the tune of “Windy.” For those who aren’t familiar with the Legend of Comet, here’s a bit of context to help you understand this particular cat. Who’s peeking out from under a shoebox Leaping and twisting high in the air? Who’s bending down to pilfer my yogurt? Everyone …

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