I saw an article about a fashion trend that, regrettably, I think I actually kind of dig. A big hit amongst fashion-forward celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Holmes (does a guest appearance on “Project Runway” and admittedly cutting edge but undeniably ugly clothes qualify someone as “fashion-forward”?) is the leopard print denim jean! Pick your jaws up off the floor and let me explain. Ok, so paired with a skin-tight halter top and accessorized with patent leather heels, it’s drag queen meets Jersey Shore streetwalker. But a more toned down approach like the one Miss Sarah Jessica took with her soft pink trench and matching open-toed platform shoes or Isla Fisher in her chunky sweater and suede pumps suddenly make it refined yet playful. The grey rinse offers a bit more subtlety, but I prefer the full-on black-spots-on-orange look. I think Forever 21 offers a far more affordable option than what you’ll find on Carrie Bradshaw, but as a rule, I don’t go in there nor do I recommend that anyone over 25 go in there either; it is where synthetic fabric goes to die.
- This just in! Rick Perry hates the environment and, I presume, anyone with a moral conscience. My favorite bits of irony: when he talks about the EPA’s stifling “red tape”…um, I think that might be Texas’ air quality that you’re choking on; and, when he calls climate scientists “frauds” and yet, was a supporter of Al Gore’s 1988 presidential campaign. I’m not saying he’s totally wrong, I’m just saying he’s totally wrong and may have no principles. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/us/politics/epa-is-perrys-favorite-target.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&src=ig
- Since when did “hot to trot” become a compliment one woman gives to another? I am not down with this decidedly sexist (since it is always in reference to women) phrase and its negative connotations. Do not call me this; I will not be pleased. Is it because it’s fun to say?
Any biologists want to take a crack at the NUMEROUS problems with this piece about how the 3-D structure of an HIVenzyme was deciphered by online gamers? My god!!! I mean, I get what the study authors are trying to say, but the representation of their work in this article is just awful. The average layman stumbling upon scientific papers by accident could have written a better article than this guy’s presumably researched bit of bad journalism. Why, if only we scientists could have found another way of determining protein structure than by looking at it under a microscope… Computer models! What an incredible idea! Quite frankly, I think the real story here is the person that built the microscope through which you could even discern the structure of a protein. Someone give that man a Nobel!
- So, perhaps someone out there who saw the “Terra Nova” series premiere (I did not) can answer this for me (and my mom): Why did they choose to go back in time to the time of the dinosaurs??? I mean, there are hundreds of millions of years proceeding that. Why not just go to a time IMMEDIATELY AFTER the time when there were giant, people-eating reptiles? And what do they plan to do about that whole mass extinction thing? It’s just, if I were going back in time, there are a few periods I would be sure to avoid: Venice in 1347, Hiroshima in 1945, and that time a giant asteroid hit Earth and wiped out almost all life on the face of the planet.
- “All Cats Are Sociopaths, and They Don’t Want You To Succeed”- http://aviatrixkim.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/all-cats-are-sociopaths/
And now my parting gift to you…Jack, proving that there is no amount of discomfort he won’t go through to keep from sharing…sociopath.