Monthly Archives: January 2012

Pole dancing: for aficionados, it’s serious stuff

Jenyne Butterfly shows what a world-champion pole dancer looks like. No platforms, no sequins, no lingerie, no raunch; just really good (and seriously sexy!) stuff. Yesterday, as part of my ongoing informal research into the world of a Mexican book … Continue reading

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FUX Snooze gets pwned by Muppets

And as usual, Miss Piggy gets the best lines.

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The art of the WHAT?

As I prepare to get cracking on my first-ever book-length Spanish-to-English translation (yes, congratulate me, kiddies, your auntie is going pro!), I found some videos while looking up an idiomatic phrase that just didn’t appear in either my Streetwise Spanish … Continue reading

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Quotable: Edward R. Murrow on dissent

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Justice: SERVED.

’nuff said. Mohammad Shafia: Guilty on four counts of first-degree murder. Tooba Mohammad Yahya: Guilty on four counts of first-degree murder. Hamed Shafia: Guilty on four counts of first degree murder. Let the shrieeeeeeking now cease. “Honor” killings get treated … Continue reading

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Music for a Sunday: On everything but rollerskates

Line up, put your kisses down.

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Wankers of the Week: The Irony and the Ugh-stasy

Crappy weekend, everyone! I suppose you wonder what His Barackness is snickering about up there. Trust me, he’s got plenty to laugh at, and most of it is listed here. So let’s get to it with no further ado, shall … Continue reading

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How evil triumphed in Argentina and British Columbia

Riddle me this: What does this… “It wasn’t one or two cases, or one or two officers involved, but many, thus there was a pattern, a plan” to take away those babies from their biological families which they considered “non … Continue reading

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Festive Left Friday Blogging: Two million and counting!

Ahem. Make that two and a HALF million… And now, the story from Aporrea: At 10:06 this morning, and three months shy of his second anniversary on Twitter, President Hugo Chávez made history as the most-followed head of state on … Continue reading

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Fortuna Silver = Nasty Ass Honey Badger

Yes, it’s true. Don’t believe me? Watch this… And then read this, and tell me if you don’t think so. Here, I’ll even excerpt a few key passages for you… Vancouver-based mining company Fortuna Silver says it has nothing to … Continue reading

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