Monthly Archives: December 2011

If you’re wondering why your neighborhood no longer has a corner grocery but has four coffee houses and an artisanal condiment shop, it’s not because it’s been gentrified; rather, it’s because it’s become an “asshole survivalist enclave”–the modern-day equivalent of a medieval walled city, built to protect the inhabitants from the forces of reality.

He really, really doesn’t like the forces behind the “Bestmade” company.


Temps were right at freezing when we left, but with hats and gloves we managed to make it to school without too much trouble. Zak did ultimately regret choosing the lightweight knit gloves over his mittens, but the gloves had skeleton fingers on them. So really he had no choice at all.

I have breast cancer. I am in good hands. There is a long road ahead and it leads to happiness and a cancer-free, long, healthy life.

After learning that two of her friends, who were young enough not to be getting regular mamagrams, had been diagnosed with breast cancer, Xeni Jardin, one of the founding voices of and a TV/Radio/Video producer, decided to get one too. She was nervous about it and live-tweeted the experience yesterday.

Later in the day she posted the above.

Update: Xeni has posted a moving piece about the day of her diagnosis on BoingBoing.