Category Archive: Announcements

That which pertains to the blog right this minute

Feb 16 2014

Spleenvent Sunday: South Austin graffiti edition

Aloha, blamers! It’s Spleenvent Sunday, so this here’s your weekly open thread. Today’s photo: charming graffiti on South Lamar next to Lulu B’s Vietnamese sandwich trailer. I am so pleased to have documented this priceless artwork when I did, because the last time I drove by it had been painted over with the letters “FAGS.” …

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Oct 07 2013

The story of twerking

I have been misinformed. Previously it was considered settled fact here at Spinster HQ that twerking was an appropriation of an American lap dance move. However, it has come to my attention, via PRI’s The World, that the twerk is in fact an appropriation of a banned-for-being-too-sexy dance move from Ivory Coast, where it is …

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Oct 02 2013

You wanna live fancy mansion francey? You better work, bitch.

Britney gives her homegirl the boot.

The comments yesterday wandered into Reclamation of Degrading Epithets territory when I noted that, since my return to blogging, the dudebro sociopaths who read IBTP have, as if by magic, returned to their regularly scheduled threat-dispensing. The threat they love most is rape, and the word they love most, I report with a resigned snort, …

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Mar 02 2013

Well met, olde blaming friendes

My fusty old lobe has been warmed by the welcoming response of the blaming community to my coming-out-of-retirement announcement. It’s great to be back. I think all I needed was a little breather. I’m feeling pretty goddam blamerly again. A new aunt. So let me hip you to the new situation. To facilitate my agrarian …

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Oct 24 2012

Spinster aunt has news

Keen observers will have surmised this already, but I’m blowin’ off IBTP indefinitely. I’ll leave it up because no doubt it contributes incalculable value to Internet feminism. I’m turning comments off, though, for obvious reasons. This isn’t necessarily good-bye, however! Not that you’d be interested, but I started a new blog about My Absurd Life …

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Aug 22 2012

Spinster aunt posts link to satirical video à propos of “legitmate rape”

I usually find that by the time I get around to watching a YouTube vid, it’s already been co-opted for a Burger King commercial and its catch-phrase is appearing on bargain-bin T-shirts at Walgreen’s. But on the outside chance that your finger is even more distant from the pulse of pop culture than mine, here’s …

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May 08 2012

High five

Wait, I have a blog? Let’s see, what’s happened since my last post? The underwater dogs, “Call Me Maybe,” and a psycho homophobic preacher. Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose. There, we’re all caught up.

Mar 15 2012

Le sacre du printemps

___________ Lyrical abstract expressionist painting? Hell no! It’s a chrysanthemum stamen magnified 50 times! Perceptive readers will have percepted that it’s gettin to be spring again. At Spinster HQ, this development can mean only one thing: get the fuck outside, chump! Which is exactly what I have done. Instead of assiduously poring over horrible news …

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Feb 29 2012

Spinster aunt blows off php tutorial

Screw it. I’m just gonna keep this theme. It’s just a flippin blog.

Feb 29 2012

Remain calm

The old blog theme is broken. I am substituting this boilerplate WordPress theme until I can fix it. I agree that it is ugly. I know you will find a way to cope. Thank you.

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