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Here’s some stuff that I could have possibly inherited from my grandmother-in-law. Reader beware.

Painting of black woman
A spindly floral table.

doesn't this look exactly like something your grandmother has

So useful!

A fragrant bouquet.

Didn’t already have one of these.

made in Ireland
Can we say, professionalization?

it's a chimp, I guess
I believe I can fly.

can they even fly?

turtle penguin
What does our stuff tell us about our culture?


Oh this broken heart

In honor of Valentine’s day, and as a tribute to Sound Opinions, I am creating my own list of sad love songs.  I am stealing one of their best, but I have room on my list for more.  Suggestions?

  1. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  2. I Don’t Know Why – Stevie Wonder
  3. Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
  4. Nineteen – Old 97s
  5. Lonely Teardrops – Jackie Wilson
  6. Great Pretender – Silver Platters
  7. Iowa – Dar Williams
  8. Pink Triangle – Weezer
  9. Last Kiss – J. Frank

The title is the mix name.

Lady Hulk vs. Lady Speed Stick (sort of)

There’s Speed Stick, there’s Lady Speed Stick, and then there’s Secret, the woman’s deodorant that’s “Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman.”

There’s the Incredible Hulk, and then there’s Lady Hulk, aka She-Hulk. After she receives a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner, she gains the ability to transform from a fragile, timid young woman into an a green, voluptuous, muscular, scantily-clad Amazon. A later storyline in which Lady Hulk is exposed to radiation prevents her from transforming back into her original form, so she must remain green, voluptuous, and as far as I can tell, scantily clad, forever.

So, in a sense, Lady Hulk is strong enough for a woman, but made for a man.

New Number

I sent about 100 texts today confirming my new cell phone number with my contacts. A few people wrote back to say hi, all of them seeming to understand who I am.

Except one. My sister.

Me: Hi, this is MarsIAm and this is my new number. Ttys!
Sister: MarsIam who?
Me: [believing this is a joke, I typed] :p
Sister: I’m serious
Me: We’ve met before, we share 50% of our DNA.

That triggered her memory all right

Not Fun Enough to Pormanteau

Sure, you’ve heard of funemployment, but what about funderemployment? Articles about the recent job market always lump unemployment and underemployment statistics together, but apparently straight up unemployment is a lot more fun.

Flightless Birds

I found this flyer on a telephone pole in Chapel Hill last weekend.

Ralphie needs your help

Ralphie needs your help

As the owner of two new kittens, and currently still unpaid by my university (don’t even get me started), I find this a little

  • outrageous
  • irresponsible
  • horrifying
  • hilarious

But not necessarily in that order.