Friday, February 25, 2005

Things to do while I'm gone

I'm going to be in Kentucky for a few days, and so probably won't be posting. In general, I'd just let you all flounder along waiting for new material--as happened when I went to Mississippi--but I wanted to brag and tell you that I'm going to English Major Heaven while I'm in Kentucky, because it's no fun to tour the Amazon.com warehouse unless other folks envy me. So, while I'm gone, you might want to check out some of the places I waste my time (please glance to your right). Slate, Salon, and the NYTimes--If the liberal media doesn't tell me what to think, I stop functioning. Village Voice and the Nashville Scene--Both are owned by the same parent company. Only one regularly causes me to pray for temporary blindness. Tomato Nation--Everyone who reads Sars wishes they were as cool as her. Me included. Check out her advice column, The Vine. 1115.org and Low Culture--Just in case the liberal media elite hasn't done its work, I rely on these two sites. Talking Points--I love Josh, but I'm so tired of reading about Social Security. Josh, they're going to screw us out of the money one way or another. At least if they put it into the stock market, we can all watch it go away, as opposed to putting it in our pension accounts and not knowing that we're losing it to unscrupulous jack-asses until we see our CEOs getting carted into court. Andrew Sullivan--He's smart and he's regularly denouncing Bush and other Republicans for being anti-gay marriage (and anti-gay in general), but he's kind of insufferable and wrong on a lot of other stuff. This is not Over--A group blog devoted to keeping people informed about the stupid things our country is doing. The nice thing is that they're funny, so you can go, read about stuff that will make you angry, and also revel in the fact that other folks think things are ludicrous too. Mouse Words--I love Amanda. She's so wise and witty about feminist matters. I keep saying that the one thing feminism has going for it is that women who are feminists are happier than those who aren't. Letting go of that stuff when you can and laughing about it and, as important, being openly angry, makes you a better person. She's good proof of that. Soap on a Rope--I don't know who this guy is, but he's as funny as fuck. Greg Jerrett--The drawings of him are very cute, he's a provoking writer, and he still lives in Iowa, so that's something. Ben Godar--He does not still live in Iowa, but he used to write for Suck and he advocates beating other people's kids. Steve Pick--Steve's writing is fully-packed, so take your time. Like Hersey's with Almonds, the main stuff is great, but it's the crunchy stuff that'll hook you. Redneck Feminist--Come on. Do I have to say anything?

3 Comments:

Blogger the Professor said...

First, you had better come back and write flowing descrptions of the Amazon.com wharehouse. I am sooooo jealous. I can only imagine how fantastic that experience might be.

Second, (note the date this post appears) it is still only Thursday and you're not leaving until tomorrow, right? I might still have a crisis today that I need you to get me through. Well, maybe it's good that you'll be gone while I have 85 essay exams to grade in 4 days. We can good off again next week!

2/24/2005 12:51:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Woo-woo, I'm writing to you from the future...where, indeed, I did not leave until Friday.

2/24/2005 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger drumgurl said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog, Aunt B! I hope you have a good time in Kentucky.

2/25/2005 03:28:00 PM  

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