Let's see, how am I doing on my target of blogging three times per week in 2010? FAIL. Actually, January and February were pretty good, but March has been sorely lacking. I will for now use the excuse of "I was busy" and throw in some specifics like "I was planning an open house" and "I was writing a new vacation policy for my staff," but I don't expect you to be any more forgiving as a result. Let's see if I can start to get back on track.
In the meantime, as a distraction, here are some things you might want to click on and check out:
- Is it possible that all this political rage is not actually about healthcare?
- I enjoyed the documentary "This Film is Not Yet Rated," which takes a look at the MPAA's system of assigning maturity ratings to films, and how it affects the production, distribution and success of movies in the U.S. The themes were that (A) a small group of anonymous and inaccessible people have significant influence in deciding what becomes a part of our culture, (B) anything that depicts the sexual empowerment or fulfillment of women is dangerous or obscene, and (C) anything that isn't 100% pro-military, pro-war is dangerous or obscene.
I know these themes will be shocking to you, so just take a minute and catch your breath.
- There's a new federal policy that says cycling and other forms of non-motorized transportation should be treated as equal to motorized transportation when we plan our cities and streets. Yay! But apparently, this is going to lead to economic catastrophe. RUN FOR--er, uh, I mean DRIVE FOR YOUR LIVES!!
- Have you tried playing Glenn Beck Bingo? It's a great party game.
- I really hope none of the commenters on my review of Lierre Keith's "The Vegetarian Myth" were among the militant vegans who assaulted her at a recent speaking engagement. Um, you're doing it wrong.
There now, you almost forgot about my blogging transgressions, didn't you?