I Ain’t Nowheres Tired, I Came Too Far From Where I Started From…

I learn what self-care even means

Before the campaign, I used to practice yoga 3-4x/week, eat nutritiously, read and write for leisure. As soon as everything kicked up, that all went out the window. I went from doing yoga and making wild rice and salmon dinners…

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The Streisand Effect

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has come under fire of late, with some radio stations banning the holiday standard in light of the #MeToo movement and others defending and continuing to play it. Frank Loesser wrote the song in 1944, and its storyline of a male suitor who attempts to dissuade his object of affection from leaving for the chilly outdoors is being newly dissected.

Despite the controversy, or perhaps in part because of attention generated by it, a version of the song hits the top 10 of Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart for the first time. Dean Martin’s take, recorded in 1959, is the chart’s Greatest Gainer, soaring from No. 31 to No. 10 on the Dec. 22-dated list, up 70 percent to 11,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music. A week earlier, it returned to the chart with a 257 percent blast to 7,000 sold.

For a second consecutive week, Martin’s cover is the second-best-selling holiday song

I picked up on the “what’s in this drink” line years ago and call it “The Date Rape Song”.

Not actually the Disney ending you’d think

Poaching is not cool at all, kids
Cultural ref-1 (Bambi, mother’s death)
Cultural ref-2 (A Clockwork Orange, torture)


The real world of Wiccanda

Yeah, okay,
perhaps that’s a little insensitive to witches, but I won’t just take their word for it.
Let’s use the AGW-era scientific method. There are ways of telling whether they are a witch.
Title cultural ref (Wakanda)

UPDATE: Wakanadaahahahahaha


The Stoneman Douglas Commission voted 13-1 on Wednesday to recommend that qualified teachers who volunteer to carry guns on campus be allowed to do so

I missed it…din’t seem to get much coverage…

The new Putin calender’s here! The new Putin calender’s here!

Another year of Czar Vlad “the Fonz” Putin

Who‘s awesome?
Story-1 (see above)
Story-2 (buy it here)
Title cultural ref (The Jerk)
Cultural ref (Ayyy, the Fonz, Happy Days)

Polygrapher: Have you ever committed a felony?

Story (caution: rude gesture)
Venezuela ref
Historical ref-1 (come and take it)
Historical ref-2 (vid Gonzales flag)
Historical ref-3 (Trump speech to NRA on Gonzales)
Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Seen this movie before

This was the story’s conflict in about half of the old westerns that didn’t deal with Indians, robbers, or widows’ ranches bein’ repossessed.
Story (Nigerian deaths)
Previously, on KisP (Claire’s post, I’m Offended!)
Historical ref (Nebraska 1884)
Cultural ref (Shane)

Vive l’ nippy weather

(NSF those with a nipple aversion or an aversion to the French)

C’monnn, woke American ladies, you’re not gonna let a bunch’a Frenchies show you up, are ya?
I mean, it’s all for the cause an’ stuff. (Uhh, not you, Helga)

(What? Yeah, French-police eye discipline is pretty good, at least while the camera’s are rollin’. Body-cam footage should be a big hit at their next stag party, though.)
Cultural ref