- The world still sucks for most women. Although it might suck a little bit less for some of us, sometimes. Whoopdeefuckingdoo.
- Not into Into The River : backwards christian numbnuts - who I'm pleased to say generally have zero sociopolitical traction down here- somehow managed to get a fucking YA book banned for being too realistic, basically. I mean, the book looks like hopeless shite and is supposed to appeal to 'teenage boys who would otherwise not read at all' which is possibly the funniest thing I have heard in a long time for so many reasons, but still. That and no one really seems to know how or why it ended up getting banned, including the 1.5 people who bitched about it in the first place and the fucking Film and Literature Board of Review twat who issued the classification. Good job, political christians, and cheers for reminding the general public why you can't be trusted to participate in the democratic process, such as it is. It was probably timely.
"Cauliflower has been noticed by mathematicians for its distinct fractal dimension, predicted to be about 2.8. One of the fractal properties of cauliflower is that every branch, or "module", is similar to the entire cauliflower. Another quality, also present in other plant species, is that the angle between "modules," as they become more distant from the center, is 360 degrees divided by the golden ratio." (Wiki)
You didn't know that yesterday and neither did I. Nothing good can come of being noticed by mathematicians, I abhor and indeed disrelish all fractals and was enjoying cauliflower, so this is like a slap in the face to me.
- Yazidi women are entering the battle against ISIS. Normally I would deplore anyone getting sucked into combat because it is a disgusting waste of our extremely limited time on this planet, amongst other things, and the political capital women gain in the course of combat so often dissipates once they put down the .50s. But I'm base enough to admit there is a certain dark savour in the idea that the men blowing up strangers and acquiring sex slaves presumably in their struggle against preferential treatment are radicalising the women they have brutalised into killing them right back. For most fundy jihadis, to be killed by a woman is haram (profane) and excludes the victim from their promised paradise. And being in the army means Yazidi girls can smoke all they like. Lol- have one for me. Read about their increasing engagement in the Guardian.
- Also, I cannot find my compilation featuring I Wanna Be Adored which means I will have to rip it again, for fuck's sake. I did not care for most of the madchester stuff and even typing that word makes me want to plunge scissors into something's sternum because it was oversold shite, basically, and Ian's baroque public mouthbreathing should have earned him far more concerted assaults and/or prison time. Although I think he did go away once, which pleases me.
IWBA is a fucking great song but I say that as a bass player.