“My employers (top half of FTSE 100) recently informed staff that we are no longer allowed to use the phrase brain storm because it might have negative connotations associated with fits. We must now take idea showers. I think that says it all really.” Anonymous, England
My good friend Adrian sent this out and I think everyone should read it and follow his instructions:
Hi Friends, Gay marriage is an issue important to a lot of us. Whether it is your life, or that of friends, family or acquaintances, we all deserve an equal shot at gettin’ hitched. This only takes 10 seconds, really! I just called, super easy. Just find a little time to voice your opinion (that’s what democracy’s all about): It only takes 10 seconds!
Governor Patterson has said that NY will recognize legal same-sex marriages from other states and countries. He’s doing a poll on whether people support it.
If you’re interested in taking 15 seconds to lodge your support, just call:
and say “I support the Governor’s directive on marriage”, then give them your 5 digit (New York) zip code.
Send this to all your friends and progressive co-workers in NY asap! Love you all - Ade.
“I wouldn’t change you for the world. You’re sweet the way you are. The things that’ll make you fail I’ll love always- the living in the past, the lazy days and nights you have, and all your carelessness and generosity.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Ice Palace (via seriouslythough)
Middletown Area High School’s yearbook listed Max Zupanovic as “Max Supernova,” Kathy Carbaugh as “Kathy Airbag” and Alessandra Ippolito as “Alexandria Impolite,” just to name a few.
“It was kind of funny, but kind of rude at the same time,” Ippolito said.
Not rude. Impolite. Get it? And Max Supernova has nothing to feel bad about; that’s an awesome name. Though I don’t know what I’m laughing at. It’s a matter of time before lazy spellchecking turns me into Dunlop-Wallets.
Bookmarking this for myself for later. Not sure when I’ll actually have the time and the $$ to get my ass to Paris again, but you can bet next time I’m skipping the hotel and renting an apartment, thanks to these tips!
when caroline and i went to paris my sophomore year, my cousin gave me his apartment for the week. it was amazing. now i don’t have to feel like i’m getting shafted when I go back….
Despite our differences of opinion on his controversial policy (which, partially to his credit, was negotiated under a different political and social set of circumstances than we find ourselves today) passed away this week. I had him in college and his class was amazing. He was a gifted lecturer and had a passion for his students. His class was hands-down one of the top favorites of the Northwestern student body. He will be missed. He was a good guy.
“One of the most transformative social movements over our lifetime has been the battle for gay rights, and the key to its great success has been the grass-roots phenomenon of exploding stereotypes by simply saying, ‘Yes, I am.’ Each time the woman at the next desk or the guy down the street lets it be known that he or she is gay, it takes another brick out of the wall of division.” - Anna Quindlen in Newsweek