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Feminism is non-negotiable. Word to your mother. [Mar. 9th, 2007|12:17 am]
Mary Beth
Happy International Women's Day!

To start things off I just want to share a few videos.

First is Margaret Cho discussing the morning afrter pill..


Next is a clip that makes me wish more Catholics could be as reasonable.


Lastly is a clip that asks women if they are feminist and what the word means to them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcapO8EsKM8

Ok so it seems like every other day there is something in the news about women. And for the most part its not really great.

One day it's kids getting suspended for saying vagina. The next it's some absurd t-shirt suggesting that rape is funny. It's disappointing. Not only when men participate, but when women do as well. I read a story recently about a woman who insisted that a sign advertising "The Vagina Monologues" be changed to "The HooHaa (or something equally ridiculous) Monologues"....really? Is vagina an offensive word? I could understand if it was called the cunt chronicles or something, but it's not. It's named after a part of the body and I can not understand why anyone who has one would be offended by it.

Women need to get on board and stop holding each other back. If it's not Ann Coulter it's a housewife who thinks career women are selfish, or its a career woman who thinks housewives are a disappointment to the women who fought for there rights. What seems to be forgotten is the midst of it all is that its not really about the choices we make, it that we have the choice. Women need to lay off bringing each other down. Calling someone a bad feminist because they don't think "woman" should be changed to "wimin" is self defeating. We're on the same team so lets be on the same team.

Sexism is not a male specific disease. It crosses the gender gap and touches us all. I'm not about to pretend that I can affect the world at large with my meager post but I'd like to at least try to make a difference with those closest to me. I will not watch silently as friends and peers dissolve into douchebaggery. Spewing sexism and misogyny like it's the cool thing to do. Jokes about abuse towards women are not funny. End of story. Period. It's not about lack of a sense of humour. It's about having a heart, a brain and using them together.

Feminism is not a dirty word. It is not about taking over the world. It is not about man-hating. It's is about equality. True equality. Which has yet to be seen.

Blog Against Sexism Day
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(no subject) [Dec. 4th, 2006|11:25 pm]
Mary Beth
[music |If I told you it would ruin the game...]

Here's ("are", for those grammatically correct amongst us) the rules for this:
Step 1: Put your iTunes or equivalent on random.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarassing.
Step 3: Bold out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!


1. I'm just a (Insert title) waiting for my judgement day. Come on pretty girl let me see those legs before I get flattened away
2. If you knew how I long for you now that you're gone, you'd grow wings and fly, home to me, home tonight.
3. Alcohol on my hands, I got plans, to ditch myself and get outside. Dancing women, throwing plates, decapitating their laughing dates
4. Andy would bicycle across town in rain to bring you candy.
5. Where to go, I had no idea, 26.10 was the price to pay. A messed up kid with no ideals at all. I thought those 26.10, I shouldn't give'em away
6. One two one two keep it on, listen to this shit because we kick it 'till dawn
7. Now do you think everything, everyone is going mental. It seems to me we're spiraling out of control, it's inevitable.
8. I'm comin' down to see ya. I'm lookin' for fast and cheap. I'm lookin' for the back of the streets
9. (insert title) and I'll look after you. That's something we both forgot to do
10. Woke up with rain on my head. Can't dry off so what should I do instead? Swim to the biggest flower bed.
11. I really can't stay, (insert title). I've got to go'way, (insert title)
12. Fed up with girls in pretty dresses, with boys who want to teach them a lesson
13. People think that we don't understand, what it takes to want to be your man. I don't care much for that. I don't know why.
14. Where do all the lovers meet with one another, in an effort to uncover what has happened to their salad days?
15. Don't back down like you always do. Time to speak out is long overdue.
16. Question. What is it that everybody has and some pirates and thieves try to take? (insert title)
17. Ain't nobody like my style, yeah. I light my fire, yeah. They blow it out. And don't nobody wanna feel like that, no.
18. one two three, if you close the door, the night could last forever. leave the sunshine out and say hello to never.
19. (insert title) (insert title) you don't want to sleep through this. Night has fallen and all the stars are coming out
20. Do do dobado do do doo. Do do dobado do do doo People, don'tchu worry bout me. Evil goin' get buried by me.
21. Well you praise him then you thank him till you reach the by and by and I've won hundreds at the track but I'm not betting on the afterlife.
22. My (insert title) she wanted some action, I said baby, I can't give you that, I'm a simple man.
23. There you were day after day 6 ft, 20 ft...2 ft away. Right in my pocket singin me a song, makin my heart race all day long
24. (insert title...repeatedly), aawwLittle Sally Walker sitting in a saucer, oh how I tossed that ass up.
25. The velocity of time turns her voice into (insert title). I'm on a concrete way. The wind is blowing to the north-northwest
26. I knew all along that I was right at the start, bout the seeds of the weeds that grew in your heart
27. Say say my playmate, wont you lay hands on me, mirror my malady, transfer my tragedy
28. Yo. this is a lesson in friendship. The depths of a kinship. What women and men begin with, and then slip.
29. Holiday. Getaway. I feel funny. Children's money. (insert title repeatedly)
30. *It's almost christmas* When I take off my make up I look old and defeated, I'm not so dangerous.
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Boooo who? [Oct. 17th, 2006|10:19 pm]
Mary Beth
[mood |weirdweird]
[music |Magnetic Fields - I'm Tongue-Tied]

I've entered into a dangerous frame of mind. I'm starting to think my costume won't take too long to make....every year I think this and every year I am left frazzled at the last minute trying to pull it all together. Lord help me, I am a creature of habit.

As far as how Halloween party plans are going, well they are going. There wouldn't be any major problems in having one. Me and Nikki want to make it happen. What is left to question is who the hell is going to come? Since Halloween falls on a tuesday this year, more than likely we will want to have the party during the weekend. Perhaps friday the 27th or saturday the 28th. There will probably be a sort of "cover charge" dependent on the numbers we can expect. Obviously another costume contest, which I hope to make even better/more organized this year. I've already started to pull together the beginnings of a playlist and some food ideas.
Input is more than welcomed, it's encouraged. So please if this is sounding good or perhaps not so good, let me know.
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Taken from the OkGo blog... [Mar. 13th, 2006|09:08 pm]
Mary Beth
"The rumors are true. Damian J. Kulash was arrested last night. Here's the full story:

The J Stands For Jailbird
Late last night, while standing in front of the Orlando House of Blues, Damian Kulash was arrested and charged with "intent to take pictures and talk to fans." Also, there was a little matter of resisting arrest, which is the official charge.

The unofficial charge is "giving the wrong answer when a police officer asks you 'what part of move don't you understand?'" For those of you planning travel in the Orlando area, the correct response is not "I understood what you said; I just didn't do it." Damian didn't know that, so he was immediately handcuffed and taken inside the venue to chants of "Let him go!" (Had I been there the chants would have been "Jorge, NO!!! It's not worth it!" 'cause you know I got my boy's back.)

A bunch more cops were quickly summoned to help with all the standing around and not doing much, and eventually Damian, still handcuffed, was shoved into the back of a squad car and taken "downtown," a ride that became more fun when the SUV full of girls pulled up next to the cop car waving FREE DAMIAN signs. Damian thanks you, ladies.

Upon arrival, our hero was mugshotted, fingerprinted and thrown into a cell with a bunch of people who didn't want to sign the OK Go email list. Damian was locked up for about nine hours, during which time he ate corn flakes and made friends with a couple of guys, one of whom had rescued his longtime girlfriend from a crack den earlier that day, only to have her sic the cops on him when he came by her apartment to make sure she was doing okay. To that guy, I say: Dude--she just doesn't love you.

Damian was released this morning, and promises he'll be in fine fettle for Tuesday's show in Jacksonville. Until then, he'd like to address two rumors that have sprung up on the Internet in the last 24 hours: No, he wasn't drunk; and Yes, he did get the arresting officer to watch the "A Million Ways" video on the on-board computer. If that's not awesome, awesome doesn't exist."
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(no subject) [Dec. 28th, 2005|11:15 am]
Mary Beth
You scored as agnosticism. You are an agnostic. Though it is generally taken that agnostics neither believe nor disbelieve in God, it is possible to be a theist or atheist in addition to an agnostic. Agnostics don't believe it is possible to prove the existence of God (nor lack thereof).

Agnosticism is a philosophy that God's existence cannot be proven. Some say it is possible to be agnostic and follow a religion; however, one cannot be a devout believer if he or she does not truly believe.

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agnosticism

63%

Islam

58%

Paganism

58%

Satanism

58%

Buddhism

54%

atheism

54%

Judaism

33%

Christianity

33%

Hinduism

25%

Which religion is the right one for you? (new version)
created with QuizFarm.com
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Project #1 [Jun. 27th, 2005|11:14 am]
Mary Beth
[mood |disappointedslightly disappointed]

I made my duct-tape-dummy last night....it looks a little rough...and by a little I mean a LOT. I think I may have stuffed it a little too full because it keeps busting at the back seam. I think I'm going to try again with more duct-tape, less saran wrap and a WAY better fitting t-shirt.
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Movie wrap up [Jun. 18th, 2005|03:51 pm]
Mary Beth
[mood |happyentertained]
[music |Deep Purple - "Space Truckin"]


Lords of Dogtown - go see it....and while you're at it check out the documentary too. It has an awesome soundtrack and great actors doing a damn good job. I love the story of dogtown so when you mix that with Emile Hirsch, for me, you really can do no wrong.


Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - yes I saw it and if you have ovaries I would recommend you seeing it too. Very 'Now & Then'. Definitely at least rental worthy if you can't bring yourself to see it in theaters...oh and don't forget to bring tissues. True to a chick flick you can not make it through this movie without crying...unless you have no soul.


Batman Begins - ...I don't really have words. They did a superb job translating batman to the big screen this time around. Christian Bale IS AMAZING and the scarecrow is drop-dead gorgeous(Cillian Murphy). They really got me in the first 10 minutes with his parents death. Even though I knew that's how it all began, I just wanted to cry like a whore. I can't wait for the next installment.
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Hop to it people! [May. 25th, 2005|01:23 am]
Mary Beth
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Weirdest Word You Can Think Of:
Favorite Movie:
Most Exciting Thing You Did Today:
Take/Post this Quiz.planetwave
Leave a Comment about their Underwear.chiuta
Find a Funny Picture Online and Post it.nixfix
Suggest a Book/Cd/Movie.flashpunk
Send You an Email about Cheese.metarie_v
Send You an IM saying - Hello, I'm Chester the Molestor.planetwave
Give You a Cookie.fool_on_thehill
Amount Friends Must Pay You if They Don't Complete Tasks$51
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2005|04:26 pm]
Mary Beth
How much of a Sims addict are your friends?
by peropero
 Your LJ/Xanga name:   
 Speaks full conversations in sim language:chiuta 
 When you ask how they are doing, they tell you how green their bars are:fool_on_thehill 
 Takes 23 minutes to pee:daniel_e_heath 
 Rates all their interactions with you with +'s and -'s:flashpunk 
 Assumes the car pool/bus will wait an hour while they get dresses, eat & shower:anniemariki 
 Wonders why the mechanic won't stop by to change the light bulbs:metarie_v 

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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2005|02:08 pm]
Mary Beth
What type of manga life do your friends lead?
by skuldsbugs
 Your LJ/Xanga name:   
 I am a girl that has to dress up as a boy to meet the guy I like because he goes to an all-boys school and am now rooming with him:dmasotti 
 Sports genius extraordinaire who seems to always be challenged by someone with a special move that I figure out just in the nick of time:daniel_e_heath 
 Oops - I fell into another universe!:flashpunk 
 My roommate/parent/sibling is an alien:metarie_v 
 In love with a robot:nixfix 
 Teenage mecha pilot:fool_on_thehill 
 Every single girl I know is in love with me:chiuta 
 If I win a free trip and you tag along, you better be destined to marry me, otherwise, I'm gonna end up solving your murder:anniemariki 

(Check here if this is a Xanga account, not an LJ: )
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