Monthly Archives: August 2012

Andy

August 31, 2012

What Honey Boo Boo Really Says About American Culture

"[O]ne of the hillbilly's signature moves is to peak- popularity-wise- just when Americans sense that things in general are headed south. Its first true zenith came in the depressed 1930s- a handmaiden to the birth of commercial country music. Another arrived in the turbulent 1960s- when The Beverly Hillbillies and Green Acres and Hee Haw were in their prime. (Those are hardly the only examples- of course: It also popped up in the Ma and Pa Kettle films of the 1940s and 1950s and Paul Webb's 1930s Esquire cartoons about "The Mountain Boys-" among other places.)"

What Honey Boo Boo Really Says About American Culture

Andy

August 28, 2012

On the prowl again! Teddy the 'mystery lion of Essex' is out and about- but this time the ginger tom

Evidently the Brits have rednecks- too: Essex residents think they saw a lion. It's a Maine Coon you idjits.

On the prowl again! Teddy the 'mystery lion of Essex' is out and about- but this time the ginger tom

Teddy Bear the Maine Coon cat was seen out and about near his home in Clacton-on-Sea- Essex- after the community was plunged into panic when holiday-makers 'spotted a lion'.

Andy

August 26, 2012

New law in Arizona states 'pregnancy begins two weeks before conception'

You're pregnant before you're pregnant. Arizona continues it's race to the bottom: 'The new law- titled Women's Health and Safety Act deems a woman pregnant 2 weeks before conception.'

New law in Arizona states 'pregnancy begins two weeks before conception'

A new law was signed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday that has abortion advocates up in arms. The new law- titled Women's Health and Safety Act deems

Andy

August 23, 2012

Pastor Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum

Wait a sec – it was actually cancelled because 'Neither the Obama campaign nor the Romney campaign says their candidate had committed to appearing at the forum.'

Pastor Rick Warren Cancels Presidential Forum

Pastor Rick Warren says he's canceled plans for a "civil forum" featuring the presidential candidates because their campaign is so uncivil.

Andy

August 23, 2012

FDA set to ban gay men as sperm donors

Okay before I read the article I'm going to guess that they automatically check all donors for HIV. That means that this is really about gay men being 'dirty' or generally 'disease-ridden.'

FDA set to ban gay men as sperm donors

To the dismay of gay-rights activists- the Food and Drug Administration is about to implement new rules recommending that any man who has engaged in homosexual sex in the previous five years be barred from serving as an anonymous sperm donor.

Andy

August 22, 2012

What the G.O.P. Platform Represents

I have Republican friends tell me that 'they aren't all like that.' Actually this is your party. Love it or leave it. "The Republican Party has moved so far to the right that the extreme is now the mainstream. The mean-spirited and intolerant platform represents the face of Republican politics in 2012. And unless he makes changes- it is the current face of the shape-shifting Mitt Romney."

What the G.O.P. Platform Represents

The mean-spirited and intolerant platform circulating ahead of the convention shows the face of Republican politics in 2012- which has moved so far to the right that the extreme is now the mainstream.

Andy

August 21, 2012

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

CPP- owners of MBTI- present a infographic about personality types and social media. Ron and I are exact type opposites. I'm INFJ and I'm pretty convinced he's an ESTJ.

What Type of Social Media Personality Are You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Myers-Briggs Indicator tests psychological traits per individual. Turns out- your specific indicators inform how you use social media.