Archive for September, 2009

wormy

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2009 by Sophia

i love all sorts of bugs and animals but one creature i never wish to encounter is the parasitic Dracunculus medinensis, aka the guinea worm.

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fun facts about the guinea worm:

  • found in contaminated fresh water in africa and remote parts of india
  • a mature one can grow up to 3 feet long
  • incubates inside a human for a year and gradually emerges by tearing through the flesh when host is soaking in water
  • its journey to freedom takes weeks or even months during which the worm is carefully extracted from the body by rolling it around a stick
  • the extraction process is painful and can be temporarily debilitating

helpful visuals not for the faint of heart:

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not done dreaming

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2009 by Sophia

does anybody else dream about words?

i’m not talking about playing a word game in your sleep or even being immersed in the meaning of the word. all i see in my mind’s eye is the word spelled out and floating in a nondescript background.

last week, the word was “lothario.” last night, it was “leviathan” with a banner that read “not done dreaming” suspended underneath.

what does it all mean? well, i’m going to take the literal sense of that question.

leviathan: noun, a sea monster; in Satanism, according to occult author Anton LaVey, Leviathan represents the element of Water and the direction of West

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twangin’ tuesday

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 29, 2009 by sunnyside herald

in honor of this weekend’s hardly strictly bluegrass festival, here’s steve martin jammin’ on his banj with the muppets.

for the chosen ones

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on September 28, 2009 by sunnyside herald

um, i think today is yom kippur, cos my jews seem to be repentin’ and shit. so here’s a textbook example of the classic jewish tradition of humor.

it’s kind of like jiu jitsu with jokes – notice how waldorf and statler use uncle milty’s own words to skewer him with. this is wit in the truest sense – dum dums who aren’t quick with the brain stuff just aren’t capable of it. yes, i’m talking about that insufferable goy, dane cook. feh!

it’s friday, bitches!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2009 by Sophia

today, chicken!

these vids inspire me to make chicken adobo soon.

have a good weekend, everyone!

the anti-beyonce

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2009 by Sophia

a fresh take on “single ladies.”

there’s no hip-swaying but there’s a hipster singing.

i should be hatin’ but i’m actually lovin’

lovelorn

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2009 by Sophia