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moved Jun. 19th, 2004 @ 06:38 pm
ok, i'm over here now:
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hearing: Belle & Sebastian - Mayfly

Advertisement From May 1915 Issue Of Harper's Bazaar Jun. 7th, 2004 @ 04:51 pm
From The Straight Dope:

"...U.S. women were browbeaten into shaving underarm hair by a sustained marketing assault that began in 1915. (Leg hair came later.)... the underarm campaign began in May, 1915, in Harper's Bazaar, a magazine aimed at the upper crust. The first ad 'featured a waist-up photograph of a young woman who appears to be dressed in a slip with a toga-like outfit covering one shoulder. Her arms are arched over her head revealing perfectly clear armpits. The first part of the ad read "Summer Dress and Modern Dancing combine to make necessary the removal of objectionable hair."'"

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Rode Hard May. 27th, 2004 @ 09:09 pm
Remember when I was talking about the best show I've seen in a long time?
Well, now they have a web site!

CASEYANDJUNE.COM- Rode Hard & Put Away Wet
hearing: The Decemberists - The Bachelor And The Bride
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UCBT IM May. 27th, 2004 @ 08:24 pm
ucbtboxoffice (7:39:59 PM): why aren't you here?
ucbtboxoffice (7:40:09 PM): we need you to take out the garbage.
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Progressive Libertarianism & Thoughts On Political Thought, Etc. May. 21st, 2004 @ 03:05 pm
What was I saying? Good political thought- and action- must be half philosophy and half economics (equal balance of left and right brain). Clearly, I have the philosophy down... Help in the economics, please?

"Progressive libertarianism"...
Is the eradication of classism possible with anything other than a purely, truly communist state?
- classism- heirarchy of any form- power structures, dominance, oppression

"Free trade" he says. "True liberty."
How can they co-exist?
(Without a drastic shift in human consciousness/evolution.)
- social versus political "liberty"
- ideology of a classless system!

Do humans- at this stage- need power structures? Why?
- need for placement, security, status- even if low- surrender power.

A.J.- "God's creatures" (in God's image/all his glory)
Me- "halfway there"
- more evolved AND more flawed than other living things
- What does it mean? An experiment gone wrong?

Why do I care so much?
Why does it weigh on my mind so much?
- The Weight Of The World, indeed...

Was I born to be conscious?
Are some people meant to be?
Because I honestly cannot understand people who have no concept of any of it...
And yet I am really bloody jealous of them.
- (Ignorance is bliss... indeed.)

So, therefore- if I don't make change ("be the change..."), will I constantly be miserable and contaminated, the weight of the world resting heavily and constantly and unforgivingly on my shoulders, my brain, my soul?
- Is that the cause of... everything?

Will comedy provide me with the answers- or at least some, or one?
1. comedy
2. politics
3. beauty in other forms...

If the Mime Troupe can work (and for so long!)... why not an island off the coast of Norway?
- "Commutarian communist commune- as long as it has 'commu' in it."

But now... progressive libertarianism as a PRACTICAL, LARGER alternative/solution? I had previously disregarded it as "socially liberal, economically conservative." But Nish got me thinking.
- I should read The Economist.

Political IS Personal
Personal IS Political
Political VS. Personal

VS.- Can they be opposing and interconnected?
- And yet... is there any other way to exist?

"Chaotic order"
but no chaotic
just...
- counterintuitive? seemingly...
- yin-yang-kinda-thing?

But- what's endfully frivolous and what's endlessly powerful? Can we tell?

How can I possibly put faith in something so unrealistic?
A silly ideal...
And yet I find reform to be useless, in the long run.

Should I have an optimistic ideal as well as a pragmatic ideal?
- idealistic ideal
- pragmatic ideal
- pragmatic idealism
- cynicism
- national service?
- working within the system VS. against it.

Oy... I think too much.
But- am I SUPPOSED to?
OY!
hearing: The Decemberists - July, July!
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Politics In Bed May. 21st, 2004 @ 12:57 pm
Who talks about politics first thing the morning after sleeping with someone?
Vee does!
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Sam Waterston & Whole Foods, Law & Order May. 20th, 2004 @ 10:22 am
A few months ago, Jessica saw Sam Waterston at the Whole Foods in Chelsea.
Yesterday, we were hanging out with a friend of hers, who also saw him there.
And that one of the cashiers there said, "Yea, he's here a LOT..."

That put an image into my head of Sam Waterston living at Whole Foods, pulling down a Murphy bed somewhere in the back, just so he could get his fix (and believe me, I know that fix...) whenever he wanted.



. . . .

Last night's season finale of "Law & Order"- Jerry Orbach's last episode- was sad... maybe I'm being frivolous, but regardless, you get attached! It's the end of an era.

Nish says they should take this opportunity to bring back Chris Noth. I say no! Bring back Angie Harmon! The show is in dire need of some non-blonde hotness right about now...

Seriously, though. Apparently Briscoe's replacement is just another old white dude. I remember when they were trying to figure out which direction to go in in terms of replacement- another OWD (old white dude) or, perhaps, spice it up a bit with a younger woman of color. Or someone else in between the spectrum of power structure representations.

I'm against OWD for two reasons:
  1. the show certainly is diverse, probably the most diverse show in all of network tv (including the other L&O's), but it wouldn't hurt to push the envelope further, considering how much pull L&O has, it can do pretty much anything and still be in the institution it is.
  2. Trying to replace Briscoe's character with another Briscoe-type character as opposed to going in an entirely new direction might just make people bitter, by forcing them to compare the two characters, and the new guy will always come up short, because Briscoe was around for so long, we knew him so well, yadda yadda. Know what I mean?
Ok, I'm done. :)
I never write about the Law & Order's... I should do it more often. I certainly have enough material in my brain for it.
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Swinging Doors May. 14th, 2004 @ 11:26 pm
SWINGING DOORS - "the face of improv"
http://vchace.tripod.com/sd.htm

site for my improv class...
includes some good photos!
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Meh May. 12th, 2004 @ 11:21 am
Being a vagabond can really fuckin SUCK.
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Sounds May. 11th, 2004 @ 01:44 am
I haven't heard a thunderstorm in a long time...
It's a nice, comforting thing.
In it, I live in lifetimes of memory.
hearing: Decemberists, rain & thunder
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