Thursday, February 26, 2009

a shut book is just a block.
from typography served.
i was sitting in my little corner at work today- eating a tub of rice pudding and facebook stalking- and listening to this american life's episode called "somewhere out there." it was the valentine week episode which guarantees mush and mush it was. listen to the second half. there's an interview about two 8 year old kids named thomasina and lily- both who identify as transgendered. i don't know what people are talking about when they say kids don't know know enough because these two are just kickin' adults in the beehind. listen to it here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

thanks for reading my blog cat. this cute animal picture is dedicated to you.

Monday, February 23, 2009

In other news, please everyone read Anoushka's piece in the kickaction site, then read the responses. Please vocalize any disagreements you may spot! And when I say this I mean one specific response that notes the naivite of her own lived experiences. Oh please! That comment is obviously coming from a privileged perspective and not realizing the importance of safe spaces that racialized women need to vocalize their struggle and self-location. It takes gumption to say what Anoushka said and to have that intrusively invalidated by pompous and condescending means is an injustice and is only a perpetuation and sample of the barriers that come between racialized women and safe spaces.

rabid feminists and their fanatic belief that women should have equal rights. c'maahn.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

i love my friends series: episode II

another testament to how amazingly intelligent and humorous my friends are, click here to read my friend, Anoushka's piece on Reverse Racism. This girl's kickin' knowledge!
N.A.S.A. ft. M.I.A., Spankrock, Santigold & Nick Zinner - Whachadoin

what are you? an angel in disguise!?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

i love my friends series: episode I

Also, here's a link for a piece that my friend Hawa Mire did for Kickaction's Blogging Carnival. Fuck, she's articulate- and amazing at that.
Proud to say I know wonderful women such as Jessica Yee. Here's her new book- an anthology of racialized women writing about their experiences in colonized sex education in schools.

Here's a quick summary from the book supplier's site.
In this issue of OS/OS, editor Jessica Yee unravels the seemingly impenetrable and often unquestioned connections between youth, sex education, the impacts of colonization and the realities of communities of colour. With contributions from several youth of colour and a section written by (and for) allies, this issue delves deeply into the trenches of what's happened, what's still not working, and what needs to take place for equitable sex education to become a reality for the next generation. Up-front, in-your-face, and unapologetic, Sex Ed and Youth: Colonization, Sexuality and Communities of Colour provides readers with a powerful lens of truth. It shares the many perspectives of youth who are not only confronting their history of colonization head-on, they are breaking new ground to continue the fight.

Check it out here.

this is the kid me and shannyn sossamon circa rules of attraction days are planning on having. we're in love.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

i kind of really want these tights.
from Mishka.

Why won't they just let M.I.A. be great? Apparently, you can't make a good point without being staked as a terrorist if you're female transnational feminist.

Read more here.

Babe Magnet #5 | Being Able To Create This


Monday, February 16, 2009

go! you will have never felt so alive.

Babe Magnet #4 | the French Inhale

Also known as circular breathing and the Irish Waterfall - let's hope that's not politically incorrect I'm sorry I don't know the implications of that name.

But don't go crazy on the cigarettes. In fact, don't start smoking. In fact, quit smoking! In fact, don't support cigarette companies! Geez, I'm having a hard time negotiating this one.

Nina Perrson, the lead from the Cardigans - which happens to be my favourite band of all time - does a side project called A Camp with her husband from Shudder To Think, Nathan Larson. Something tells me she's the biggest aetheist in the world after listening to this and the Cardigan's' last, Super Extra Gravity. Listen and bask in her cradling voice.
A Camp - Stronger Than Jesus ( Harlem Session)

Older news: here's some of the Kills.
the Kills - U.R.A. Fever

Sunday, February 15, 2009

N.A.S.A. ft. Kanye West, Lykke Li, Santigold - Gifted
J Dilla - Walkinonit (Phase One RMX)

keep it calm gallery
here's an article about something that's never really talked about, menstruation. check it out here and then let's talk.
don't fear the 795354717.pdf file name.

whoa shit the new yeah yeah yeahs album is slated for april 14. let's hope they make us feel better after isis. i'm not going to blame the spider man soundtrack just yet. their first single zero is out this feb. 24th. they've invited tunde adebimpe from tv on the radio and imaaf wasif from their show your bones tour. horra-yyy.

update: who needs guitars? not the yeah yeah yeahs.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

this is what love is all about.

Friday, February 13, 2009

what is this? a video blog?
nonetheless, you need to watch this asap.

For a while, I was really trying to negotiate that ironic racism that's gone on in recent pop culture antics, such as Sarah Silverman and the likes, but this is just a bit much. I don't care if anyone thinks I'm too sensitive, I think it's more like we've all just normalized to think that positive racism isn't racism at all.

We reach a new type of horror with his new "project," Pauly Shore's Adopted. Here, he goes to AFRICA (or should I say, he walks along the streets of Africa)- that's right the whole continent all at once- to search for his new child. Watch and you'll be able to see him self locate himself amidst all the help he could possibly do. Thanks man! Selection is based on eenie-meenie-minie-moh to choose which child will be his. It all seems very weird and possessive like an album from AIESEC. All the kids look like they've been put in pretty compromising situations- acting uncomfortable at the expense of the audience's laughs and Shore's glory of (queue blue grass wanderlusting music) realizing the paradoxical beauty/hardships of being a parent- hey wait a minute, weren't there kids involved in this? Kids awaiting to be transnationally adopted? -

key scene (1:36): kids continuously say no to being adopted by Shore. Quote: "So now what am I going to do?"**
** Recentre, reconsider?

There's got to be better types of humor than this.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

sex in style?

apparently planned parenthood is getting alexander wang to design condom wrappers. i want mine to be like his fall 08. i really liked the leather and denim thing he had going.

yay for safe sex!

p.s. encourage safe non-heteronormative designer sex. make a dental damn out of a condom.

just a friendly promo:

go to kickaction and read their blog carnival! and then send an ecard or something sweet like that.

in addition, wonderful friend sves forwarded me the wealthy link, the queer zine archive project. an abundance of great resources- it's like striking it rich and not getting screwed over with taxes later on. there are more than a hundred zines made by queer craftsters from all over the world.

this one was a shiny penny to my eye: mxd zine #1- true stories by mixed race writers 2007. please check it out.

in solidarity.

Monday, February 9, 2009

this is a tea diffuser.

as if my dreams of great white sharks aren't enough. it's like when you're on maury povich for a show about fears and you admit to your fear of sharks, but then maury decided that you have to face your rational fear by dropping you into a glass tank of great whites.

update: my great white shark dreams have been decoded.
uh oh collabs time.

this: wafah dufour, osama bin laden's neice, tags along with black lips.

that: ladytron and goldfrapp plus xtina? wha? i heard she's cutting her hangs like lady gaga these days.

by the way (this is what i get for not listening to the radio): i just heard that poker face song- HA! it was news to me. i took the liberty to make my own chorus. i'm sure it's already been done.

p-p-p-poker face, p-p-p-poke her face
with your p-p-p-p. (8)

sorry if that was vulgar. seriously, we should be talking about violence here.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

i saw this docu at the vic film fest- all of victoria was there. did you know that victoria has the most bikers per capita in north america? represent yo. anyway, it was three hours long and i felt really athletic when it ended. does anyone want to go biking? i have a banana seat that can fit two.
sing songs on sunny days:

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

this dog looks so emotionally lost. i feel like i can sort of relate to it. that upper lip tucked under those lower lip. that hopeless stare. that undaunted posture. and that women with the platter of cupcakes- knowing full well what she's doing to the poor pup. it's like transparent dangling carrots- if i could just quote alanis for a second. 

for some reason the parents are watching all this happen admirably. 

by the way, excellent camera direction. it's sort of reminiscent of this little buddy.
this whole babe magnet thing i guess can work as an inspiration folder. i just found this. i don't think it's good enough to be a babe magnet trait, but i'm putting it on anyway. 

maybe this whole site is just going to be a bunch of tube links. 

i think i've been scapegoating trees. i still love them. 

if more men were like ryan gosling....

Monday, February 2, 2009

Babe Magnet #3 | Cartographers

maps and cartographers- amateur or professional. 

i found a place called the Hand Drawn Map Association- somewhere were people can display their locations of awareness onto a piece of paper/jpeg. it's always interesting finding out how one's mind is engineered- their routes and trails and how they know the shapes of their landscapes. how they convey it is even cooler. 
Hey look at this!

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Dear friends,

we’re back and anxious as ever! this is the long-time-coming call-out for anxiety zine number two!!! we had a lot of fun making the last zine and we got overwhelmingly nice feedback from lots of anxious heroes, so we wanna keep sharing our struggles and supporting each other with stories, comics, drawings, poems, photos, articles -- however you want to express it.

like the first anxiety zine we especially want to include submissions from youth, poc, migrants, indigenous people, queers, trans people, folks with disabilities. we want to bring in anti-opressive analyses that are often hard to find in resources on anxiety and mental health. 

for this edition we’d love to hear anything and everything, including : your anxious bowels, sleepless nights, how you keep it together, how you lost it, things that make you anxious, things that make you feel safe, coming-of-age anxiety, date anxiety, yer embarrassing moments, yer systems of support, harm reduction, yer political analyses of mental health + the state, your remedies, resources, how you did yerself proud, and the heroics of making it !!

if yer submitting something arty, we’re hoping to have a nice vernissage at the zine launch, so keep that in mind. It could be a great time to show something like your drawings, photos, performances, films, or whatever else in life size.

we will include any size of submissions, but fyi the zine will be printed on legal sized (8.5 x 14) paper.

deadline=april 30th 2009.
please pass this on to yer friends if you like,love from a couple of nail-biting anxious heroes.
ps since this is anxiety zine “number 2” bowel related submissions=especially welcome.

submissions can be sent to this address:
anxiety_zine (at) or to 
1681 amherst
montreal, qc
h2l 3l4

or -- dropped at the Ste Emilie Skillshare during open studios, saturdays 1-6pm (when we re-open...)
pps submissions can be made anonymous, you know.
pps there are still lots of copies of anxiety zine #1 if anyone is interested (write, come by ste emilie or the toronto women's bookstore

In Solidarity

The Miss G___ Project