Hector Was a Pup

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Jan 04

Golly, I love tagging my blog posts.

#Occupy, 99%, accountablility, achievement ideology, activism, Adbusters, ambition, American Dream, Andy Rooney, animals, animation, apartment, art, aspirations, assumptions, awkward, Bad Nana, baubles, benefits, bigots, black eye, Black Friday, blame, blog, brain squirrel, Breivik, Brothers Quay, Buy Local, Buy Nothing Day, career change, carpenter, cat lady, Catholic, Celexa, charmed life, Chief Shoe Giver is a stupid title, child endangerment, Christians, Christmas cards, civil rights, class, college, commitment, communication, confidence, Congress, consumerism, corpses, crackheads, crash and burn, Crash Barry, creepy landlord, crust punks, crying, cultural norms, curiosity, cynicism, David Itchkawich, deathbed, decisions, demographic, depression, digression, dioramas, direct action, discrimination, diversity, divorce, Don’t let’s be silly, dreams, drummers, DSM-IV, economics, Emily Parkhurst, endgame, epiphany, essay, expectations, extremists, fake it ‘til you make it, family, fear, Fed Ex, feminism, first world problems, Flaubert (that’s the cat) is not a vegan he’s out for bug blood, flirtation, Fofers, Forecaster, friends, fuel costs, gay marriage, gender, gentrification, Giant Marshmallow Pillow, google+, gossip, Guardian, guilt, hands on, happily ever after, hard lessons, healthcare, home buying, homosexuality, honesty, house, hypocrisy, I probably sound like a total half-wit but please just pretend I’m a child, ideals, inheritance, insanity, insecurity, insurance, intellectualism, intolerance, irrationality, It’s A Small World, Jay McLeod, Joan Didion, journal, journalism, joy, judgment, junk, Labyrinth, lawyer, leather, legitimate, liberation, livestock, Long Island, long-term relationships, loud neighbor, love, low-income housing, magpie, Maine, marriage, meat, medicine, megalomania, memory, meta-blog, Michael Moore, minority, misandry, misogyny, morning people, motivations, moving, music, Muslims, naivete, NALC, Naomi Wolf, narcissism, National Association of Letter Carriers, New Kids on the Block, New York Times, news, nicest people on the freakin’ planet, night owls, norms, Norway, nostalgia, notebook, Occupy, Occupy Wall Street, Old Port, On Keeping a Notebook, On Self-Respect, organization, Other, Otherness, OWS, pandhandling, pension, People’s mic, pets, philanthropy, police, political correctness, pompous ass, Portland, poverty, privilege, protest, proxy war, race, recrimination, rehabilitation, relativism, relief, respect, responsibility, revolution, Rick Ellis, risk, rules, satisfaction, Scary Neighbor, schools, Sculpey, Seasonal Affective Disorder, self-doubt, self-employment, Serenity Prayer, seriously what the fuck, sex, sexual orientation, sexuality, Shana Barry, shoes, single mother, Slouching Toward Bethlehem, social networking, sociological experiment, sociopath, speculation, spokescouncil, strangers, stupidity, take that 90s hipsters, talk-show culture, taxes, tedium, The Examiner, The Shining, therapist, theremin, thugs, tofu, TOMS, toys, treasure, trust, twitter, ukulele, Ultimate Fighter, union, UPS, Urban Outfitters, USPS, vegan, vegetarian, victory, vintage appliances, violence, Walmart, warm sparkly snow-dusted hug, weddings, weirdo, white, wingnuts, work, writer, Zuccotti Park

(Source: forceversusobject.blogspot.com)

Dec 22

Labyrinth Dream Date

mynewdreamdate:

Image credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Gif credits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

(from screaminlordbyron)

So, I feel that it is my job to add little comments here, BUT I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY.  THIS IS FLAWLESS.  I WANT TO MARRY IT AND NOT EVEN HAVE A PRENUP.  If you do not know exactly how to feel about the Goblin King, and/or did not have a confusing sexual awakening while watching this movie in the sixth grade, then you and I will never be friends.  GOODNIGHT, SEATTLE!

Yes. Obviously.

Dec 20

“I think that, as a guy with a raging libido and rather wild sexual history, that I can say this without sounding like a prissy, feminine apologist, and thus discredit what I am trying to say- But seriously, men need to get over themselves. Thinking that every woman who makes a joke about what you have in your pants means she wants to whip it out right there and go down on you is just plain ignorant, arrogant and stupid. It is just a sad excuse for men to be lazy in their faculties of judgement and morality by putting the entire burden of sexual regulation on women. It is pathetic, and one aspect of being a man I am not proud to share with my fellow men.” — Best reader comment ever on my big-kid blog, forceversusobject.blogspot.com

Dec 16

finalgirldom:

While driving to Augusta, Patrick Banks and I came up with this totally arbitrary list of proposed nominees to an imagined First Annual Hall of Fame for Famous and Infamous Portlanders. Can you even IMAGINE what this gala would be like? Said imaginary nomination process is still open. Feel free to contribute accordingly.
John Eder
Charlie Bragdon
Tin Foil Man
Sontiago
John Toof 
The Fuge
Erick Bennett 
Ed King
Moshe
Joel Beauchamp
Busby
Jamie O’Sullian
Lady Lamb 
Sam James
Dugan Murphy 
Shaky Bob
Knaughty Sarah 
Matthew Robbins
Joe Soley 
Anthony Barrasso
Geno (RIP)
Robin Scott Lea 
The Meiklejohn Boys
Dan Skolnik
Joe Black (RIP)
Johnny Lomba 
Eggbot
Jonathan Merrifield 
John the Hemp Neckless / Lennon glasses guy 
Kyle Durrie 
Norm the Barber 
Norm the Bar Owner
Java Joes
The Whistler
Erik Desjarlais
Holly Nunan 
Sontiago 
Pretty much any Bullmoose / Videoport employee ever
Judd Nelson
Jed Rathband
Dan Skolnik 
Galen Richmond
Liz Peavy 
Tom Connolly 
Jay Villani 
Kevin Donohugh
Alex Carleton 
Jonathan Wyman 
Dilly Dilly 
The little hooker who hangs out in front of Joe’s Smoke Shop
Sean Wilkinson
Mr. Felony Fitness and his Pitbulls
Lauren Wayne
jd walker
Megan Jo Wilson
Thomas “The Mugshot” Manning 
Richard Connor
Katie Schier
The guy who brings a stuffed rat to city council meetings
Annie Tselikis 
Shawn P. Loura 
Doug Rafferty 
Patrick Corrigan
Phanto Buffalo
The Chamberlain Kids
Nick Schroeder 
Brandon Davis 
Meghan Conley
Josh Samuels
Zouhair 
Daniel Pepice
Gina Branch 
33 Grant Street
Smug Smith 
Bubba’s Dance Floor 
Abraham Schuster 
Crash Barry
Nick Mavodones 
Kevin Donoghue 
Caitlin Gilmet
Jason Read
Jon Coleman 
Starr the Pigeon Whisperer 
Percy Wheeler 
Fascist Street Preachers
Norman the Glassy-Eyed Pervert 
Hafid 
Al Diamon
Colin Woodward
Chrystie Corns
Spencer Albee 
Herb Adams
Ben Chipman 
Diane Russell
Matt Robinson 
John Coleman 
The White Heart
Diane Toepfer 
Yeti 
Jay York
Steven Schast 
Mike RattleSnake and Kate Sullivan Jones
Nat May 
Andy Graham 
Derek Jackson
Casey McCurry
Casablanca Comics 
Hot Dog Mark
Bob Elliot (RIP) 
Jason Toothaker 
Bob Baldacci 
Harlan Baker
John Hatcher
Joe Bornstein
Leon Samson 
Michelle from The Snug 
Most of Big Meat Hammer (including Jordan’s Corgi)
Mocha
Aaron Paulson
Leather Jacket Guy from Tommy’s Park Who Lost His Leather Jacket in a Mugging About a Decade Ago 
Dice
Blackstones Outdoors Smokers’ Council 
Crowbar Mama 
Joe Ricchio
Ian Harvie 
Mark Curdo 
Kurt Baker 
Justin Ellis
Gabe FM

Deeply honored to make the list, of course, but part of me feels like this list should only include people whose names are a descriptive phrase, a la “Leather Jacket Guy from Tommy’s Park Who Lost His Leather Jacket in a Mugging About a Decade Ago.”  Naturally, concessions would be made for name/descriptor combos like, “Norman the Glassy-Eyed Pervert.”
Sometimes I can’t believe how much I love this city.
Thanks, guys.

finalgirldom:

While driving to Augusta, Patrick Banks and I came up with this totally arbitrary list of proposed nominees to an imagined First Annual Hall of Fame for Famous and Infamous Portlanders. Can you even IMAGINE what this gala would be like? Said imaginary nomination process is still open. Feel free to contribute accordingly.

Deeply honored to make the list, of course, but part of me feels like this list should only include people whose names are a descriptive phrase, a la “Leather Jacket Guy from Tommy’s Park Who Lost His Leather Jacket in a Mugging About a Decade Ago.”  Naturally, concessions would be made for name/descriptor combos like, “Norman the Glassy-Eyed Pervert.”

Sometimes I can’t believe how much I love this city.

Thanks, guys.

Dec 15

The Definitive Collection of Thomas Friedman Takedowns -

anedumacation:

thenoobyorker:

This is for Samia. Follow her.

this is awesome.

(Source: jhnbrssndn, via maryphillipssandy)

Dec 11

Fuzzy Logic and Scary Monsters

From an AP story about Ross Truett Ashley, the perpetrator of the recent shooting at Virginia Tech:

He said he never recalled Ashley so much as losing his temper or getting upset, and Ashley also seemed to know Scripture well.

"He wasn’t some kind of monster that people are trying to depict him as," Muller said.


In determining whether or not someone is a monster, it should be assumed that their reading habits are never sufficient to offset the fact that they’ve committed murder.  Especially when they’re really into reading a book that’s full of blood and vengeance and has a history of being used to justify some truly terrible business.
 

It seems like a lot of trendy women’s fashions aren’t so much attractive as they are just straight up logistically impressive. Like those platform-y, booty, high heel things…they’re godawful ugly but I can’t look away when someone manages to walk in them without looking like a bowlegged weirdo.