Category Archive: Not Altogether Depressing

Sometimes there's good news from the trenches

Jan 21 2012

Pinkness ensures replication of patriarchal ideals

How delightful to follow a link on the US birth control coverage benefit to HuffPo’s “Women” page. Everything is baby-pink! What a relief, all that pink, because the Global Accords Governing Fair Use of Women clearly state that if the fairer sex go longer than 16 minutes without girlification, ghettoization, infantilization, and condescension, they’re liable …

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Aug 09 2011

Kurrent Events Korner


Spinster aunts throughout the galaxy are amazed by Illinois Senate Bill 1037. Unlike most senate bills, Illinois Senate Bill 1037 appears to contain little, if any, overt misogyny. In fact, it allows victims of sex trafficking to expunge the criminal records they acquired through being forced into prostitution. “Victims of human trafficking are often forced …

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Jun 21 2011

Feminist blog saves lives


Reader testimonials! I. Just last week I successfully identified a cluster of stinkhorn mushrooms. All because I read this here blog. I took pictures! I told my friends! Life is better with Heartwarming Nature Crap! — cootie twoshoes Send the pictures, La Cootie, send the pictures. Stinkhorns are, as the poet said, teh awesome. Obviously, …

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May 25 2011

Spinster aunt watches komedy klips on Internet


OK, Jerry Seinfeld isn’t much of a feminist icon, but he’s often good for a couple of yuks, and let’s face it: a couple of yuks are what gets a spinster aunt out of bed in the morning. So, since I have no time to post — and by the way, not posting is the …

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Apr 18 2011

All-Purpose Vegetable Slurry Korner.

Twisty’s All-Purpose Raw Vegetable Slurry 1001 Uses Around Home, Boat, or Office “What’s for dinner, Auntie?” “Cold slurry!” “Yay! Our happiness is complete!” Spinster HQ is pleased to share with you our recipe for summer nutrients. Is there anything this slurry can’t do? • Pour it in a glass for the best homemade V-8 juice …

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Apr 13 2011

Spinster aunt compulsively watches eaglecam

Male eagle feeds fish shards to E2. Screengrab from Decorah eaglecam.

Surely, because you have not spent the past week under a rock or in a cryogenic stasis of some kind, today’s heartwarming nature crap-cam recommendation is unnecessary. I allude to the Decorah bald eagles with which you are undoubtedly already obsessed, so I don’t need to explain that they’re a nesting pair raising 3 recently-hatched …

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Mar 10 2011

Spinster aunt has a cow, man

For our next riveting installment of Heartwarming Nature Crap, I present the heartwarming Texas longhorn heifer (or calf — what am I, some kinda cattle sexpert?) who lives across the creek from El Rancho Deluxe with a herd of much, much bigger longhorns. This longhorn herd greatly interests my dogs, to the extent that they …

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Feb 25 2011

Heartwarmth reaches new level

Dec 19 2010

The future is sort of now

Turkey flashmob surrounds the canine compound at Spinster HQ. Cottonmouth County, October 2010. You could have knocked me and Phil, my secretary, over with a feather when we heard some guy on the radio freak out about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. It was the fact of the repeal, not the radio guy …

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Jun 27 2010

Spinster aunt rips off dudely comedy-joke from Internet

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