Neeson Season

by meanlouise February 20, 2015 pop culture

As soon as I opened wordpress to post Liam Neeson: The Musical, our furnace made a terrible shrieking sound. An additional dose of oil seems to have placated it (for now) but it’s 12 degrees and I’m a little nervous. This wouldn’t be the first time Liam Neeson has menaced our furnace on a cold […]

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Curious Alice

by meanlouise April 28, 2014 seriously?

The National Archives’ Special Media Archives Services Division has a blog called Media Matters that is full of amazing gems, like this: The Curious Case of Curious Alice. The post is about a deliriously insane 12 minute movie the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) made in 1971 to convince children not to do drugs. […]

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Russell Crowe tweeted to the Pope…

by meanlouise February 25, 2014 movies

…and I nearly snorted coffee out my nose because I laughed so hard. Dear Holy Father @Pontifex @Pontifex_it @DarrenAronofsky #Noah film. Screening?The message of the film is powerful , fascinating , resonant — Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) February 24, 2014 Luckily, if the Pope snorts coffee out his nose, he’s got a guy to clean it […]

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Know your place, girlies!

by meanlouise February 17, 2014 music

update at the bottom of the post, edits made at 1:53 p.m. Somehow, through some wrinkle in the space-time continuum, many of my friends have tween or teenagers. Most of them being at least middle class, they play musical instruments. Some have formed or joined bands. In addition to learning all the stuff that goes […]

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Devil Baby

by meanlouise January 16, 2014 horror & scifi

I’ve been ignoring the links to the devil baby video on facebook because, up until a few minutes ago, I thought it was a promotional stunt for an energy drink. Apparently, based on how hard Husband is laughing at me, this is not the case. I think babies are demonic and I watch horror movies, […]

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Jenny McCarthy and the Sports Pig

by meanlouise January 4, 2014 science!

That sounds like the title of the worst children’s book ever written. I’ve been mostly off the grid for the last few weeks, so I was surprised to see links to a 3 year old post about Jenny McCarthy at something called The Sports Pig’s Blog were sprouting on facebook like mushrooms. “Jenny McCarthy: My […]

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Smell the News

by meanlouise November 12, 2013 seriously?

Brilliant. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show: CNN Best Walk Ever.

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CNN: “Note to homeowners: when ridding property of snakes, don’t set them ablaze”

by meanlouise April 15, 2013 seriously?

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Fire crews respond to 911 call Wednesday evening They find Texas homes on fire Blaze apparently results from snake set afire

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Downton Abbey + new ways to terrorize Guam

by meanlouise February 22, 2013 pop culture

The drafts keep piling up, as every post I’ve written lately has tried to turn itself into a manifesto and I keep running out of time, patience, and/or energy. To tide you over, I’ll actually finish the post about Downton Abbey. I don’t get it. I absolutely do not get the appeal of this show. […]

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The Unicorn Lair

by meanlouise November 30, 2012 academia

It’s not often you run across a blog post that includes references to Archaeologist Randall Mcguire AND unicorns. (Bonus: it’s well worth the read). If you’ve got that nasty cold that’s going around, you’re excused if you saw the news stories from North Korea trumpeting the discovery of a unicorn lair and vowed to lay […]

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