Random Cultural Things

  1. If I Get a Lobotomy Will You Love Me?

    *Update 5/16/2011: This post was kind of experimental in nature. It was meant to be raw and cathartic. Not sure how successful I was. It is also a companion piece, meant to be read along with my next post If You Were Brilliant Could I Love You? So often, when we write--especially me, we check for spelling, grammar, and content. And we censor ourselves. It was risky putting my thoughts out there regarding relationships. I feel naked. But I also feel relieved. End of update.* I have...
  2. Our Lips Are Sealed

    I think I’m onto something here. Check out these pictures. Anthony Weiner Twitter Exhibitionist Eliot Spitzer Purveyor of Prostitutes Arnold Schwarzenegger Maid-in Voyage Tiger Woods and Many Holes Mark Sanford South of the Border Scandalous Soiree All the photos of these men were taken during their public confessions of adultery/sexual indiscretions. Even though they are finally speaking and apologizing, each is sporting tight lips. What does this shared body language reveal? Are...
  3. Christopher Hitchens' ~ For the Sake of Argument

    I just found a little gem of an essay written by Anthony Lock, the founding editor of the online news-source The Secularist, and a writer for the online magazine Technorati. He argues that the terms left and right are misleading and are often used to obscure relevant truths in important political discussions. I completely agree with his position. Do you? Read essay here: For the Sake of Argument The title of Locks' s essay mirrors the book "For the Sake of Argument" by Christopher Hitchens.
  4. Hot Air Cold Feet

    Somewhere in all the chatter, I hear another declare, "If so and so gets elected, I'm moving to Canada." My knee-jerk reaction to this is, "Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out." But then, I pause and regroup and respond more eloquently: "Why Canada? I mean seriously, Why Canada?" Is Canada the promised land; or is it simply the nation of choice due to its close geographical distance to the US? If Canada were located in Europe, would these jaded, expat wannabes still...
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