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New President!

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but I worked a youth conference that ran in conjunction with Obama’s inauguration.  Since I averaged around three hours of sleep every night, I didn’t have much time to blog, but in the sleep-filled days since, I’ve managed to compile a bunch of presidential links.

Here are some photos of the crowd at inauguration.  Search for the yellow ear warmers.  Those are kids at our conference (there were 15,302 of them, so they shouldn’t be that hard to find.)

Lincoln 😉s at his audience

All of the presidents’ signatures so far (still waiting on number 44).

High-Five Inauguration!

I’ve been holding off on posting this for two days now because I wanted to add my photographs from all of the inaugural events I attended, but it’s taking me longer than I expected to upload and label of them, so please stay tuned!

January 25, 2009 at 10:16 pm Leave a comment

Dancing, White People, Toilets, People Who Should Have Married Liza Minnelli and a Rant on Baby Names

This guy is better than Beyonce.

I’m fairly certain Stuff White People Likes follows me around.

Art museum toilets.

Voter turnout in 2008 highest since 1968!

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist marries, even the Associated Press is skeptical of his sexuality:

“Crist kissed Rome briefly at the end of the ceremony — perhaps too briefly.”

Karly found this awesomely fun website.

Mommy made PCFYM again!

In related news, “All I Want for Christmas is Jews.”  Thanks, Dad.  (Don’t watch the whole thing, it drags on at the end.)

Emily is not the most popular name in America for the first time since 1996!  The girl names sound kind of presidential this year (see #s 5 and 6).  I like that trend.  Alternatively, Aiden, Jayden and Caden are all on the boy top ten list.  In a few years, kindergarten teachers across the country will have rhyming rosters.

I also don’t like the second page of this article that alludes to “the end of Emily” and that “the reign of Emily may be over.”  I’m here to stay.  I’m also disgusted that people are naming their children after Britney Spears’ son, this guy (I liked that character, but STILL), and this lady with her ridiculous eyebrows and over-dramatic television commercials (I’ve never actually watched the program; the commercials are always too much for me).  God help my future husband when we have to pick children’s names.  I’m going to want to name them all after politicians I admire and children’s book characters.  Little Eloise and Wellstone?  Cute.

December 19, 2008 at 12:36 am 2 comments

Quirky News Wednesday

Best Story of the Week: Micky Dolenz of the Monkees went out for a smoke while dining the other night.  When he got outside he heard a bunch of drunk 20-somethings singing along with a recording of his song “I’m a Believer” at Pat O’Brien’s next door.  Clearly the revelers at Pat O’Brien’s had parents who gave them sufficient musical educations because they obvs recognized Micky and made him pose for photos.

Women are better at assembling IKEA furniture than men.  My apartment agrees.

People in New York City search for different things on Google than the rest of the country (e.g. the top ten in the U.S. included “David Cook” and “Fox News.”  Neither of these items made the New York list.)

Politicians in one of Austrailia’s states must be breathalized before voting.

Noise violators punished with an hour of Barry Manilow.

This book sounds awesome and comes out on my birthday!

Despite the fact that this woman needs a makeover and her church is a little much (really, a stage and light show?!), her song is pretty funny.

Jailer said he’d let a prisoner go free if he voted for John McCain.  He posted he bail and voted for Barack Obama, natch.

A perfect holiday present for PETA members: A calendar of famous(ish) conservative women dressed in mink.  Mmmmmm Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin in dead animal…

My Mom made PostcardsFromYoMomma.com!

December 10, 2008 at 2:40 pm 3 comments

I’m Partisan and I Can’t Help It.

First from The Times Week in Review:

The Transformation revisiting an article written about voters in Levittown and kind of reads like a children’s book:

“Obama” said the ironworker.

“Obama” said the plumber.

“Obama” said the chef.

It Still Felt Good the Morning After, where Frank Rich writes one of the best editorial leads ever: “On the morning after a black man won the White House, America’s tears of catharsis gave way to unadulterated joy.”

Nicholas Kristof’s Obama And the War on Brains.  Isn’t it great to have a nerdy, intelligent guy back in the White House?

Now to the rest of The Times (I’ll read the WaPoMag tomorrow, time willing).

Because I’ve apparently dismissed all attempts at being nonpartisan on this blog: Generation O Gets Its Hopes Up (that’s us guys!)

Oooh an article on MST3K! (They’re releasing a boxed set!)

Before Obama, there was Bill Cosby.

This is a crazy story that you absolutely must read, but I’ll give you the gist of it: guy goes on a solo plane flight, gets a stroke that blinds him and has to land the plane.

And I’ll leave you with one of the most entertaining things I’ve seen this week, and it’s not even about politics!  First, read this article about what happened.  Then watch the hilar video to see it in action.  If you don’t laugh out loud, I’ll refund your subscription fee for the year.  Add your own dialogue for added fun: “Here hold my cigarette while I attempt to mount this painted horse statue.”

Finally, Tina had this article as her status message the morning after the election.  It made me smile.

November 10, 2008 at 12:51 am 3 comments

Yes We DID!

Okay, so I’m really pleased with the way this election turned out.  Not that you’re shocked or surprised in anyway.  A boy I dated during that Bush-Kerry debacle sent me this message yesterday:

“Bet you’re going to be in a good mood for the rest of the year — just wanted to say congrats, I don’t remember anyone who took 2004 harder than you, so you deserve this”

Aww, isn’t that sweet?

Here’s what I’ve been relishing in the past few days:

700 Newspaper covers from around the country and the world with the great news

Gail Collins got what I am thinking down on paper.  SO GOOD. (Thanks, Emily!)

Yes, I’m posting a FoxNews story from the O’Reilly Factor.  Not to make fun of it either.  Please watch.

Onion story: Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters to Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

I also just found these older articles that I meant to post, but never did…

Obama, McCain and the West Wing (the TV show)

While we’re on Aaron Sorkin, The Onion reports he’s creating an animated series.

Toilets for the New York City Marathon.  Best factoid:

“Gathering and placing 2,250 portable toilets for a one-day event — and then removing them almost immediately — is a daunting task. The marathon represents the third-largest annual assemblage of portable toilets in the country, behind the Rose Bowl college football game and parade and the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D. Placed side by side, the 4-foot-wide toilets would stretch 1.7 miles. “

Our friends Matt and Hiroko make the Washington Post!

The Best Buttons of 2008

Must It Always Be About Sex?

November 7, 2008 at 4:03 pm 3 comments

One More Day!

The above video made my mother cry happy tears.  Don’t let my mom down, America!

For others who enjoy Broadway musical inspired Democratic campaign videos, there’s also this.

Campaigns in a Web 2.0 World

NY Marathoners running…for president!

Apparently professors have virtually no impact on the political views of their students.

Regardless of what happens tomorrow, I have my box of tissues ready, but for what it’s worth, Karl Rove has Obama with 338 electoral votes. (Thanks Dad!)

Also, here are recipes for the McCain Cocktail and the Obama-Rama drinks.  Enjoy!

November 3, 2008 at 11:49 pm Leave a comment

Best Night of Television in Months

First, 60 Minutes tonight had great stories tonight, I recommend watching all three of them: Reservists Face Rocky Return in Job Market, a guy who fooled a whole town into thinking he was a federal agent, and this phenomenal story about paralyzed people can use their brains to control computers.  When the last story was on, my chin might have literally hit the floor.

After that, the Simpson’s Halloween Treehouse of Horror was on–the first time I’ve watched a new Simpsons in a while, and it has a Wikipedia entry already, natch.  Highlights include the opening Homer voting for president bit and a parody of Mad Men and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The best “scary names” in the credits this year were the first names “Washington Mutual” and “Hockey Mom.”  Way to be relevant, Simpsons!

In other news…

Willie Geist wears a McCain-Palin shirt on the Upper West Side in front of Zabar’s to see what response he’ll get.  Quite a different response from those responding to the Obama supporters at an Ohio rally with Sarah Palin…(If that last video doesn’t rile you up, I don’t know what will.)

Speaking of Sarah Palin, she was the victim of a prank phone call over the weekend.  Emily sent me the audio!

Yeah, maybe you should vote.

This is also a tad frustrating:  Apparently “we all know” who the anti-semite who Obama hangs out with.  Later, Rick Sanchez explains it and also has an enlightening video with conservative radio host.

A tally of whether newspapers have endorsed Obama or McCain.  It stood at 240-114 Friday.  Sounds like an electoral vote count…

The New York Times totally stole MY idea, but they did a much better job.

Inspiring family runs the marathon together.

Who really has abortions?

You don’t really have to read this article but I like this line: “Ms. Keyes, a native of Potomac, Md., who once vowed she would never live in the suburbs as an adult…”  Hmm.  Sounds familiar.

Skateboarding in gym class!  (Don’t worry, they still play dodgeball.)

This story is CRAZY: a 48-year-old Brooklyn woman survived almost two days bobbing in a river in Guyana.

“At nights I drifted to Suriname, and in the day to Guyana, and then back again.”

Turning the lights off in NYC.

I live in Blue America.

Still not done with the Sunday Times, but if there’s anything else I think you readers will enjoy, I’ll pop it up here.

November 3, 2008 at 9:59 am 2 comments

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