Friday, February 27, 2009

Mullet

Synonyms for "mullet" haircut, from liner notes to Mullets Rock! compilation album, Sony Music Entertainment, 2003:

7
10-90
yep/nope
achy-breaky
bi-level
business up front, party out back
squirrel pelt
Camaro cut
El Camino
Ranchero
hockey head
Canadian passport
Kentucky waterfall
Missouri compromise
Tennessee tophat
Michigan mudflap
neckwarmer
shorty-longback
the sphinx
yin/yang
backstage pass
Cape Fear

"It's not just a hairstyle -- it's a lifestyle."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Barreleye Fish


"The barreleye (Macropinna microstoma) has extremely light-sensitive eyes that can rotate within a transparent, fluid-filled shield on its head. The fish's tubular eyes are capped by bright green lenses. The eyes point upward (as shown here) when the fish is looking for food overhead. They point forward when the fish is feeding. The two spots above the fish's mouth are olfactory organs called nares, which are analogous to human nostrils. Image: © 2004 MBARI"

http://www.mbari.org/news/news_releases/2009/barreleye/barreleye.html

upheld

"Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an elite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a wilful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses."

--Richard K. Morgan, "An Interview with Richard Morgan" by Saxon Bullock

my buddy

"My Buddy"
Jim Davis
1945- American

I have a buddy.
My buddy's a toad.
He's kind of muddy,
He's flat on the road.
But, he is my buddy,
My buddy to stay.
'Til he's peeled up
And sailed away.

whack

Break the Wall

This is kinda cool.

List of films that break the fourth wall

Sunday, February 22, 2009

daily torture

“Doubt and secrecy are the lure of lures, and no new horror can be more terrible than the daily torture of the commonplace.”

--H.P. Lovecraft, “Ex Oblivione,” 1921

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Afrikaans - Ek het jou lief
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male); Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bambara - M'bi fe
Bangla - Aamee tuma ke bhalo aashi
Batak - Holong rohaku tu ho
Belarusian - Ya tabe kahayu
Bisaya - Nahigugma ako kanimo
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cambodian - Soro lahn nhee ah
Cantonese - Ngo oiy ney a
Catalan - T'estimo
Cheyenne - Ne mohotatse
Chichewa - Ndimakukonda
Corsican - Ti tengu caru
Creol - Mi aime jou
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
English - I love you
Esperanto - Mi amas vin
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Afgreki'
Faroese - Eg elski teg
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
Georgian - Mikvarhar
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Gujarati - Hoo thunay prem karoo choo
Hiligaynon - Palangga ko ikaw
Hakka - Ngai oi Ngi
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female); Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hiligaynon - Guina higugma ko ikaw
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hae
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hokien - Wa ai Lu
Hopi - Nu' umi unangwa'ta
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Ilonggo - Palangga ko ikaw
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Kannada - Naanu ninna preetisuttene
Kapampangan - Kaluguran daka
Kiswahili - Nakupenda
Konkani - Tu magel moga cho
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Malay - Saya cintakan mu / Aku cinta padamu
Malayalam - Njan Ninne Premikunnu
Maltese - Inhobbok
Mandarin - Wo ai ni
Marathi - Me tula prem karto
Mohawk – Kanbhik
Mongolian - Bi chamd khairtai
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pandacan - Syota na kita
Pangasinan - Inaru Taka
Papiamento - Mi ta stimabo
Polish - Kocham Ciebie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Romanian - Te ubesk
Russian - Ya tebya lyublyu
Scot Gaelic - Tha gradh agam ort
Serbian - Volim te
Setswana - Ke a go rata
Sindhi - Maa tokhe pyar kendo ahyan
Sioux - Techihhila
Slovak - Lu'bim ta
Slovenian - Ljubim te
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Surabaya - Aku tresno kara koe
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Nan unnai kathalikaraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male); Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - Mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female); Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Capucine's Library in Mongolia through Edurelief


"With hundreds (literally) of blogs, and even national newspapers covering Capucine's story it's easy to see that people are completely taken by her. Don't believe us? Read this story by the National Post or simply look at the results in Google, Twitter, or Vimeo.

"Anne (Capucine's mother) and Capucine have decided to put her talents and fame to good use by helping children in Mongolia receive a better education. They have created a series of t-shirts, buttons, magnets, and postcards (coming) featuring the amazing world of Capucine. All the proceeds from these sales go to benefit 'Capucine's Library,' an idea we dreamt up with Anne where donations and sales from her merchandise would go towards one specific project reaching several hundred children in Mongolia. She's even made a special video especially for her project. We will track her progress and provide photos, films, and the results of her project. If you want to support Capucine and her library you can order from the links above or make a dedicated donation. In less than two months, Capucine has already raised over $2,000 for her library."

--Jonathan Renich
Edurelief Staff

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

five cycles

"Not one man in five cycles, who is wise, will expect appreciative recognition from his fellows, or any one of them."

--Herman Melville, letter to Nathaniel Hawthorne

Monday, February 02, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

really hideous

“I went to Ulan Bator in Mongolia. They brought us to the police round-up centre where they collect all the feral children who live in the heating tunnels under in the streets, because it's so cold. The centre is like a sort of dog pound. It's really hideous and they collect them all up in these old vans and bring them in. It's like something out of Oliver Twist. I don't know how the children survive the winter -- not enough clothing, covered in dirt. As we arrived a new vanload came in, and they looked so terrified. It was really, really upsetting. I had no idea it was going to feel quite like that.”

--Lauren Child, The Times