Monthly Archive: December 2008

Dec 27 2008

Why are these notoriously fickle warlords smiling?

When the winds blow gently out of the south of a winter’s morn, a spinster aunt’s thoughts turn to Viagra, and how hilarious it is that CIA operatives are using it to bribe old Afghan horndogs into spilling their guts about secret Taliban stuff. And by “hilarious” I mean “repellent.” There isn’t much that isn’t …

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Dec 26 2008

By way of resolving an important patriarchy-blaming point


What Paddington Bear and unfashionably angry feminists are wearing to protests these days This duffle coat retails for $533.29, but you can get it on sale here for just $142.47. It is “flawlessly crafted in England [and] offers handsome, classic style and warmth to block freezing gales. Duffle coats carry a long tradition of practical …

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Dec 26 2008

Always leave’em wanting more

Or Spirulina Nation A blamer recently reminded me of the Voluntary Human Extinctionist Movement, and boy am I glad she did. Since discovering it a few years ago, it’s been one of my very favorite human extinctionist movements! Because I suffer from chemo-brain, my obstreperal lobe had temporarily misplaced it, but its impact on the …

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Dec 25 2008

“New” feminism: plump, luscious, and kissable

An acute reader once informed me that “the ideas on this blog are not new,” which remark I was apparently expected to interpret as a real take-me-down-a-peg zinger. Old ideas? Bo-ring. Entertain me with some new analysis. Preferably something more fun. This sentiment is echoed by a bunch of “new” feminists profiled in the lifestyle …

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Dec 23 2008

Mothers and blorts! Fight the power!

An excerpt from yesterday’s discussion, which veered off into a sort of stay-at-home mothers vs career-girls tangent. Blamer Hedgepig: I understand your frustration with the situation of parents, but why are you directing it at people who are pointing out those frustrations and their underlying causes? Blamer Tinfoil Hattie: I’m aware of the underlying causes …

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Dec 21 2008

Father of the year

Blamer Sofia was kind enough to depress the crap out of me this morning by sending along this repellent bit of news from Saudi Arabia. The gist: Creep runs low on dough, marries off 8-year-old daughter to another creep (aged 58) for a consideration of $8000. Mother of 8-year-old petitions for divorce, but it’s a …

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Dec 17 2008

Spinster aunt’s fake internet name rejected by Australian authorities

While traipsing along on one of those absorbing jaunts through the comments section, a couple of articles about baby names came to my attention this morning. Blamer Orange thought this item about the Queensland government cracking down on goofy baby names isn’t particularly blamey, but I disagree. I’ll explain why in a second. Here’s the …

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Dec 16 2008

Spinster aunt has aromatic neighbors


When I’m not swatting adorable bluebirds out of my eyes or forcing deer to pose with garden implements, I’m partying with these bad boys. Mephitis mephitis striped skunk (short-striped version), Blanco County, TX, December 2008. Will I ever blame the patriarchy again? Sure! In fact, at this very moment, brewing in the stinkpot down at …

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Dec 03 2008

Spinster aunt has red wheelbarrow


I know you ladies can’t get enough of these photos of garden tools with deer cavorting in the background.

Dec 03 2008

Spinster aunt likes deer


Run, Bambi’s mom, run! No deer were harmed in the making of this photograph. My dog Bert was chasing her, though. He does this all the time, but so far the only mammal he has successfully run to earth is a skunk, and needless to say the skunk had the advantage in that stand-off. I …

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