Friday, March 11, 2011

This is a pretty self-explanatory little article, Wives per GOP presidential candidate, 1988-2012.
I don't actually understand what the big deal is--the argument is that all those divorces mean that the GOP candidates don't actually believe in marriage, when clearly they believe in it so much they want to do it over and over again.
Wil Wheaton is apparently a fairly prolific's the list at
Bic for Her. Lady pens--not lady razors. Seriously.
I used to always feel sorry for Alexis Stewart--how much fun could it be to grow up with a maniacal, workaholic Martha Stewart as a mother? In a Christmas special, Martha once told a story of coming home to find that her daughter had baked cookies and carefully decorated "the hall Christmas tree" (and that phrase right there says so much!) with them. What a charming story! How lovely that must have been! How nice for Martha that her daughter had a similar drive to beautifying her surroundings with lovely handmade items...  Martha then explained that she had so loved the idea that, the next year, she decided to do the same. And so Martha--not Alexis--made cookies, from the same recipe, of course, choosing only the ones most uniform in size, of course and stringing them from ribbon of the same color, not different recipes, sizes and colours of ribbon like Alexis had used. At no point after the initial "charming" story, was Alexis even mentioned. And I had such a vision of Alexis--simmering with resentment that Mom had taken her loving, lovely idea and...well done a Martha Stewart to it. 

So, this morning I read a quick story of Alexis Stewart giving birth to Martha's first, and likely only, grandchild. (Alexis is 45 and had much difficulty getting pregnant). Alexis tells of Martha arriving at the hospital with
"...this huge box from Bergdorf [Goodman]," Alexis said. "I open it up and I look inside and it's full of baby clothes, all with embroidery, and I'm like, 'Wow, I guess I'm going to be allowed to buy myself something pretty nice because all this stuff's going back!"
Yep, Martha bought the baby clothes and Alexis refused them. She refused a present for her child because it wasn't what she wanted for her kid. And Martha is Martha because Alexis doesn't like "grandma". One wonders if she has a problem with more than just the term...

Writing a movie review is an art in and of itself...this one of Red Riding Hood, written by Andrew O'Hehir, particularly amused with a few choice turns of phrase, ending
...this plucky, idiotic and almost irresistible movie, which has moments of transcendent silliness but never quite manages to ssing wiss ze love of Sssatan. 
Give it a read over at Salon.
I'm going to end on a beautiful photo essay (it seems to be the week for photo essays). This one is The World's Most Colorful Destinations.

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