Monthly Archives: August 2003

Lord, do I love Betty!

You may already be familiar with this, but here is one of my favorite (harsh) parody sites, Betty Bowers is a Christian fundamentalist (I was going to say a caricature of a Christian fundamentalist, but I’m not so sure there’s actually any exaggeration going on) with a lot to say on a lot of issues. The site always makes me happy….

For instance, Is Fabulous President George W. Bush a Fabulous Homosexual? analyzes the evidence! I had been whining about the word “fabulous” before, but they take it to a whole new level. Betty and co. even designed a protest letter.

“My (sci fi) crowd”

My friend, anthropologist and new mother Laura Stanley sent me the following note:

Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions – This is a site where “science fiction fans can
now compare the sizes of various sci-fi spacecraft regardless of genre.
All models are true to scale!” For some reason, I thought you and “your
crowd” might find this amusing – if they haven’t already discovered it!

So, “my crowd,” have you discovered this yet? Do you find it amusing?
(It’s kind of interesting, a bit techy for me….But lots of you are decidedly more tech, so enjoy!)

“Get thee to a nunnery!”

From Miramax Films:

The Magdalene Sisters, an unflinching and compelling emotional drama, charting several years in the young lives of four “fallen women” who were rejected by their families and abandoned to the mercies of the Catholic Church in 1960s Ireland. While women’s liberation is sweeping the globe [I wish!], these women are stripped of their liberty and dignity and condemned to indefinite sentences of servitude in the Magdalene Launderies in order to atone for their “sins.” The last Magdalene Asylum in Ireland closed in 1996, and only since has the true horror of conditions in these institutions begun to emerge.

Arr! What’s your pirate name?

As you can tell, I’m going through a Pirates of the Caribbean “thing” right now. It’s like my 11 year old self has taken over. Anyway, I found a rather fun quiz that asks you a bunch of questions then finds your pirate name for you. Here’s what I found out about me:

Your pirate name is:

Dirty Jenny Flint

You’re the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean — not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Proof of my sad sense of humor

So, Larry Flynt is going to run for governor of California, is he?

I find this funny because:

1. I’d LOVE to see cheap-labor conservative Issa’s face if his bid to oust Gray Davis led to Flynt coming into power…ha! ha!


2. I’ll be far away in Michigan the day of the election, celebrating my birthday and pretending I don’t know any of you weird Californians.