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“One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.” West Virginia State Board of Education v Barnette, 319 US 624, 638 (1943)
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http://jezebel.com/5584818/the-periodic-table-of-swearing

Very useful if you ever find yourself in Britain and enraged.
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Ok, so someone needs to find a way to visit me this summer because I can't afford to visit anyone right now. I'm just saying.
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John Paul Sartre.
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http://thinkprogress.org/2010/05/14/maine-classroom-gop/

They didn't like the teacher's poster so they stole it. They didn't like the kids' artwork so they took it down. They didn't like that the Constitutions were donated by the ACLU so they took them.

Classy.
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I have read 20 Shakespeare plays, most of them for fun. That's a little weird, isn't it?
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I set up a twitter account in order to continue my dominance of my username.

Now I just need to figure out what to post on it.

They have wine tastings at the world market near where I work on the weekends. I liked the Shiraz. Maybe if I do this I'll find out enough about wines that I won't feel like a moron when I drink them.
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I can't take this crap anymore. I don't care about this, why does this matter? Why does Sarah Palin matter? What does she bring to the table other than obvious pernicious hunger for fame? She's as bad as a Kardashian in her self-promotion and dunderheaded ridiculousness. Now she's comparing herself to 'God' and its not even a good analogy. It's a crap idea and she's crap for saying it.
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Elizabeth Darcy would certainly have great advice to give me about my zombie problem.

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How many baboons could you take in a fight? (armed only with a giant dildo)

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Today? I am a badass. I'm going to take that feeling with me to anywhere I go today and use it to my advantage. This is my mantra for the today.
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A customer asked me if I would mind if she sprayed spray paint on a piece of paper. I told her that if she purchased the spray paint then it was alright, but if she didn't then I did mind. She looked at me like I was crazy and cruel. I guess I never got the memo that it was totally cool to use spray paint indoors when it doesn't belong to us. That way if we don't like it we can just drop it on the floor like babies and have someone else throw it away and mark off the giant waste of money it had now become. We have had people use the spray paint (when we're not around) to write slur words on our walls and bathrooms; they've destroyed our shelves with it; they've destroyed other product with it; they've probably used it to get high. And what really drives me nuts is that after all of that, they just put it back on the shelf like what they just did was perfectly acceptable. Where do they think they are, Bath and Body Works? Do they see 'Tester' written on the side of everything? Who in their right mind thinks this is acceptable behavior? How childish!

This is when I dream of the stores in Russia where every item was behind a glass case and surly, bitter Russian women would glare at you from a distance whenever you asked to even touch an item before buying it. People don't deserve to touch our shit; they just abuse the right to be treated like functioning human beings.
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So the choices the authors made for these [12 High IQ Hunks and 12 Brainy Beauties] articles bother me. I agree with the decisions for the guys because they're smart, nerdy, and sexy. But the girls...apparently, to get on this list only had to be sexy, tangentially tied to a nerdy show, and can read. I don't even know on the reading part for some of them. The characters actual merits as a three dimensional being are unnecessary. Check this out:

Faraday: physicist
Cooper: physicist
Hofstadter: physicist
Bartowski: computers expert/spy
Tyler: engineering student
Hardison: computers expert/conman
Winston: crime scene cleanup
Guster: detective/business
Sanders: DNA specialist/criminalist
Mosby: architect/professor
Dreiberg: Ornothologist/superhero
The Doctor: he's the Doctor

and the girls?

Yang: perfectionist doctor with a reputation as bitchy and type a
O'Brien: computers...she might actually be a valid nerd but I couldn't tell you from the picture
Zoe: I don't even know. She wore a Leia outfit in a movie about fans of Star Wars. She might be a nerd too but I can't tell you because the authors don't seem to actually care.
Rachel: she's...ambitious and aggressive. For girls this is a nerdy quality and apparently a bad thing if you're not hot.
Granger: brainy wizard. Now she's legit
Codex: role playing gamer
Holly: a paleontologist's assistant who loves her boss. original.
Farnsworth: a junior FBI agent who never leaves the basement
PJ: a baseball sportswriter. That's nerdy, I'll give them that.
Watson: assistant MIB-type agent
Bones: forensic paleontologist. I'll give them that
Munn: a hostess for a gamer show who's role on the show is to jump into pies while skimpily dressed and allow her co-host to torture her with her balloon phobia.

Notice how most of the women only have first names in the poll? That only happened to one guy in the male poll. It's like it doesn't matter if the women have last names just like with pets or children.

So the guys are all in high-level scientific fields for the most part, are competent, and are nerds. Of the girls, about 6 or 7 of them are acknowledged as smart characters with nerdy jobs--but their jobs are not as highly competitive as the guys except for Bones and Granger--and the best the authors can say about the other half is that they look really cute in next to no clothes while nerdy guys drool over them. This is sad.

So even when they're pretending to judge these people by both their looks and intelligence, the women don't even really need intelligence (just boobs). If you aren't even going to stick to your own standards, what's the point in having them? I want a new poll, this time with legit nerdy, hot girls. I know they're out there.
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This insomnia business has got to stop. It's driving me batty! I think it's because it's way too hot around here at night. It's in the 70s! Boo on weather.
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the writers block question of the day is about fucking twilight. When will I get away from these fucking lame vampires? I hope this craze ends quickly.
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My sister just bought me Pride and Prejudice and Zombies as a belated birthday present. It has illustrations. The illustration titles alone have me howling in laughter. I just might die reading this book, I warn you now.

So much awesome.

It also has ninjas.
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You know what, chicken butts?

Some of you guys (or even just one of you guys--you can draw a name out of a hat) needs to come visit me in St. Louis. I have the room; it's almost summer; St. Louis is not without entertainment; and it's not like I'm so far away from where you guys are that you're practically in Siberia. Although, I have a feeling that if I lived in Siberia, you guys would make more of an effort to come visit.

I'm just saying.


It's loooonely out here.
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I just read The Watchmen graphic novel and it was excellent. I already liked Alan Moore (although he can get tiring, but so can everyone else in the world) and this just confirmed it for me. I should have read this years ago when I first heard about it. I wasted my life.
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So Tripod is closing down entirely. If you have a website on tripod, or one you really like, you better save it now while you can. This means the Phreekz site is going byebye. That blows.

So how has the first week of the Obama presidency been treating you guys? And school, too, if you're attending? I'm doing alright myself. Two weeks down, 14 to go.
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