Hi, The point (if there is a point) of this blog is to post liner notes and playlists of mix CDs originating from moi and hopefully fanning out into a chain of mix CDs. If you get a CD from me, make me and a friend one, and email me some liner notes and I'll post them. Then your friend should make you and someone else a mix CD etc etc. Maybe it will work PS If you want to be on my knit list, let me know what you want and I'll see what I can do!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Once Upon A Time...

Here's a couple of news items that sound exactly like something out of a fairytale - a tiny village that lies at the foot of a mountain, which is so dark and gloomy in the winter that it uses mirrors to bring warmth and light to the villagers. And a rarely blooming, bad-smelling plant which draws crowds from miles around.

I really hate those St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign. It's a good cause and everything, but the extreme close-ups of celebrities on a movie theater sized screen are just distressing to me. What is the deal with celebrities and bad skin? SJP, Morgan Freeman, Ray Romano (dude, could you at least shave for a public service-y announcement?). Bad skin, all of them.

I love the knitted DNA (scroll down to the bottom). Or maybe a nosecone which looks kind of fairytaleish in a medieval Heironymous Bosch-y way.

Apparently, spanking your kids makes them more aggressive and hostile. Well, duh. There's also the whole issue of parental anger and spanking being a manifestation of it, rather than a considered punishment. It's pretty hard to be mellow if you know you're going to get whacked upside the head if your mom's day sucked. I would venture to say most spanking is an exasperated spur of the moment thing rather than a considered parenting strategy. Though there are books that tell you how to do it right.

The last survivor of the World War I Christmas Truce has died. I always thought it was so weird that after a day of embracing the enemy and seeing them as human beings that the next day it was war as usual. It's also a reminder of the power of the individual; if those soldiers had the belief that they had that power, could they have changed history? Or do we always instill our leaders with that kind of authority but never ourselves?


At 8:41 AM, Blogger minty said...

I saw the second Matrix movie at an IMAX theatre, and I'm still traumatized by Laurence Fishburne's enormous pores.

At 11:03 AM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

would you make me a knitted cake for Christmas? I've seen knitted uteri, knitted appliances, knitted food - I suspect that people ran out of friends and family to give sweaters, mittens, and scarves to, whenever I see something like that.

At 3:45 PM, Blogger christa said...

let's see. how many famously bad complexions can we name?

edward james olmos? doesn't he have bad skin?

At 7:53 AM, Blogger Marianne said...

Hey Pinky

I even saw a knitted treehouse in a magazine which I thought was way cool. I have to admit, I'm pretty addicted to knitting, so I understand the 'knitted everything' syndrome. I'll be happy to knit you a cake - but maybe I won't make it before Christmas as I foolishly embarked on a crafty/money-saving kick to knit Christmas presents and I'm backed up at the moment (in a knitting sense). Would you like a cherry on the top - of course you would!

At 11:54 AM, Blogger pinky pinkerson said...

hell yes I would!

(I'd take a knitted cupcake - I almost bought a knit cupcake ornament at Anthropologie, but you know - I have no need for ornaments)


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