04 May 2011

good news.

obama said in a 60 minutes interview recorded today that he will not be releasing the dead-osama pixies. you can see his brain in them! eewwww!!
"The risks of release outweigh the benefits," he said. "Conspiracy theorists around the world will just claim the photos are doctored anyway, and there is a real risk that releasing the photos will only serve to inflame public opinion in the Middle East."
"Imagine how the American people would react if Al Qaida killed one of our troops or military leaders, and put photos of the body on the internet," he continued. "Osama bin Laden is not a trophy - he is dead and let's now focus on continuing the fight until Al Qaida has been eliminated." (via)
i know what you're thinking: what does sarah palin think? she tweeted:
Show photo as warning to others seeking America's destruction. No pussy-footing around, no politicking, no drama;it's part of the mission
is that a semi-colon? how gauche!

sneaky beyonce!

don't y'all wish you were in gym class right now so you could do this dance? you might get the surprise of your life.

fleetwood mac appreciation day

after that whole fleetwood mac episode, i'm listening to their discography at work today. currently, i'm on mirage (featuring amazing songs like "that's alright", "gypsy", and "hold me"), and the way lindsey buckingham sings on this album is reminding me of something. i finally put my finger on it.

the guy from architecture in helsinki sounds just like mirage-lindsey on their new album, moment bends. take a listen:

fleetwood mac - empire state

architecture in helsinki - escapee

so i got to googlin', and i found this!
Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham has cut a towering presence over Architecture In Helsinki these past two years.
A three-metre-squared poster of the guitarist took over the wall of the band's Melbourne studio as they created their forthcoming album, Moment Bends.
Architecture In Helsinki even nicknamed the recording space "Buckingham Palace" in reference to their musical idol staring down.
He proved a deliberate influence, according to the band's keyboard player and singer Kellie Sutherland.
"We all love Fleetwood Mac because of the nostalgia they create and the craftsmanship of their songs, everything from their vocal harmonies to their amazing story," Sutherland told AAP.
"We're especially fond of Lindsey Buckingham and we wanted him around overseeing everything, to be constantly reminded of the romanticism wrapped up in his band." (via)
it worked! moment bends is a great album! just like mirage!

pigeons are idiots.

but that's old news. here's an article correlating the brain sizes of birds and their ability to survive in an urban environment.
Only a handful of species can survive in cities, and the authors speculate that increasing urbanization worldwide may result in a long-term decline in populations of smaller-brained birds.
Except for pigeons.
They are small-brained, said the lead author, Alexei A. Maklakov, an assistant professor of evolutionary biology at Uppsala University. But the urban environment provides them with a close approximation of their natural habitat, so they need little intellectual energy to adapt.
There are plenty of tall buildings that resemble the rocks they normally nest on, and, Dr. Maklakov said, “they don’t have to invent any novel ways of finding food. The food we throw away is fine for them.” (via)
this also marks the third time in a week that uppsala has been mentioned in something i'm reading. first, in the girl who set fire to her wasp tattoo, which i finally just finished. then, in the age of wonder, which i'm currently reading. and now, this. trend alert!!

i love them more.

hopefully, you watched glee last night. it was SO good, mainly because the episode was comprised entirely of songs from fleetwood mac's classic album, rumours. joel and i were simul-watching, and we ended up in a text-argument about who loves fleetwood mac more.

i proposed that we consult 2Pz to determine the winner, explaining that while he was sure to win a rihanna-loving contest, i had fleetwood mac in the bag. it is, after all, a living document which has recorded the history of things we like for over 2 years!

the results (this post will show up in each, but just scroll on down):

posts with a 'fleetwood mac' tag (kylie - 4, joel - 0)
search results for 'fleetwood mac' (kylie - 3, joel - 0)
search results for 'stevie nicks' (kylie - 1, joel - 2)

i think the winner is clear. i love fleetwood mac, and joel simply exhibits a normal gay-man adoration of stevie nicks. however, we both agreed that using 2Pz to settle our differences is going to be a fun new game.

also, if you'd like to meet britney s. pierce's cat, click on THIS.

L train dinner party

“So, is there a dining car?” one of the guests asked, as the group descended into the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue on Sunday, shortly after 1 p.m.
In fact, there was. Within moments, a car of the waiting train was transformed into a traveling bistro, complete with tables, linens, fine silverware and a bow-tied maître d’hôtel. “Is this your first time dining on the second car of the L train?” he asked, as guests filed in. (via)
thx djv!

set your tivos!


thx ktv!

don't worry about kismet

my parent's house has not been cleared of all flood danger, but don't worry, i have discussed an emergency action plan with my mom.

we have decided that she should leave the kitchen chairs pulled out so kismet can jump up there and get on the table if the water sneaks in while she is at work.

next up, swimmin lessons.

memphis is all wet

the drive-in is all wet

west memphis across from downtown is all wet

tom lee park is all wet.

mud island is all wet
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