Mona Lisa Britney Spears

Alas, I weep for her. She's no Sinead O'connor. Very few women can pull off the shaved bald thing: she's not one of them.

I've always had a theory that a woman who toys with her hair too much is very unhappy. I believe that's what's going on here.

Oh Britney. Kevin DID tame you.


I'm glad I'm not outside. Never have I been so grateful for central heating.

Sperm Donor Father Ends His Anonymity

Ick. What if your whole life you thought your dad was like Kevin Costner or Bill Crosby and he ends up being this creep. I'd have that look on my face too.

Microsoft Clippy

Just like I don't understand the appeal of Tori Amos, I don't understand the animosity towards Clippy. What has he ever done to anger everyone so? He's just a little friendly thing. You can get rid of him. He turns into a little motor scooter and rides away.

And Barney. Why the animosity against Barney? He's such a nice, jolly fellow.

Cute Dog

Sleeping Dog

I worked at a client's last week; her dog slept sweetly at my feet.

And he lit some really fierce farts.

A Beauty and a Big Bertha

This is the way TIME wrote about overweight women in the sixties:

"The Mamas and the Papas are two beards, a beauty and a Big Bertha.

After knocking around the fringes of folk music separately for a few lean years, they joined forces in 1965 and made their first single, California Dreamin'. It went straight to the top of the bestseller charts, as did their next release, Monday, Monday. Papa John Phillips, 25, an Annapolis dropout, is the group's songsmith, and what his lyrics lack in depth his melodies make up in lilting appeal. Phillips' wife Michelle, a willowy ex-model, is the spiraling soprano; Denny Doherty, 24, sings a secure tenor.

Anchor girl is rotund (200 lbs.) Cass Elliot, 23, whose ringing contralto gives the quartet its oomph; Together they build a buoyant vocal blend that floats easily through intricate harmonic shifts, toying with rhythms that are as fresh and bracing as ocean breezes. The quartet is now on a highly successful college tour, stands to make $1,000,000 this year."

-- Time Magazine, Friday, Oct. 28, 1966

Oily Stools

The problem with oily stools? I keep falling off!!

Over-the-Counter Weight-Loss Drug Is Approved
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the first officially sanctioned weight-loss drug to be sold without a prescription.

Experts expect the drug, Alli, to be available to consumers in the summer.

Although the medication has been available by prescription since 1999, some experts predict that it will be more widely used as an over-the-counter product. It will be the lone government-approved alternative to unproven over-the-counter remedies.

People in the United States spend about $1 billion a year on herbal formulas and other supplements that advertise fast weight loss but have no proven effectiveness and can be dangerous.

An official of the food agency, Dr. Curtis J. Rosebraugh, called the approval important in light of the array of unproven products on the market.

“It’s rather significant that there will now be available an over-the-counter product that we do have data on, that we know is efficacious and what the safety profile is,” Dr. Rosebraugh said.

An obesity specialist in Washington, Dr. Arthur Frank, said Alli had a safe track record and could help patients lose 5 percent to 10 percent of their weight.

On the negative side, Alli can cause side effects like diarrhea and oily stools.

How to conquer a sweet tooth

1) Gorge yourself on stale pastries your roommate brings home from her cafe job.
2) Wake up the next morning with stomach flu.

Poor Bastard


This poor bastard had to take a jarring ride from Pelham Bay to Buhre Avenue before it was intelligent enought to fly away. The doors closed before it could finish picking through the blunt on the newspaper. I hope it found its friends quickly. Posted by Picasa

Global Warming

Why did God create and then kill off the dinosaurs to make petroleum if he didn't want us to burn it up? It doesn't make any sense.

Panel Sees Centuries of Warming Due to Humans
PARIS, Feb. 2 —The world is already committed to centuries of warming, shifting weather patterns and rising seas from the atmospheric buildup of gases that trap heat, but the warming can be substantially blunted by prompt action, an international network of climate experts said today.

The report released here represented the fourth assessment since 1990 by the group, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations, of the causes and consequences of climate change. But for the first time the group asserted with near certainty — more than 90 percent confidence — that carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases were the main drivers of warming since 1950.

In its last report, in 2001, the panel, consisting of hundreds of scientists and reviewers, put the confidence level at between 66 and 90 percent. Both reports are online at