Tuesday, July 31, 2012

It had to happen: Keep calm and call me maybe

You can get it on eBay (if you're truly that desperate).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Elizabeth Warren: "There is nobody in this coun­try who got rich on their own. Nobody."

"There is nobody in this coun­try who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a fac­to­ry out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to mar­ket on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired work­ers the rest of us paid to edu­cate. You were safe in your fac­to­ry because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that maraud­ing bands would come and seize every­thing at your fac­to­ry. Now look ... You built a fac­to­ry and it turned into some­thing ter­rif­ic or a great idea - God bless! Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the under­ly­ing social con­tract is you take a hunk of that and pay for­ward for the next kid who comes along."

-- Eliz­a­beth War­ren

Eliz­a­beth War­ren is an Amer­i­can bank­rupt­cy law expert, Har­vard Law School pro­fes­sor, and Demo­c­ra­t­ic Party can­di­date in the 2012 Unit­ed States Sen­ate elec­tion in Mass­a­chu­setts.

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Vote for whomever you want because we're doomed: Global Climate Change

Rolling Stone recently published an article called "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math." It's long. Probably so long you won't read it all. But, you should.

You see, we're doomed. It's too late. We're on an ineluctable collision course with our own destruction thanks to corporate greed and human apathy.

Fun stuff, huh? But, you should still read it. Look into the mirror of this article and see the world we've created. That is, see the world we're about to destroy.

I live on the coast (the West Coast, the best coast) and I'd prefer not to have to swim to work, take a canoe to the grocery store, or float to my neighborhood cafe. Nevertheless, the waters will rise. If I'm lucky, I'll be dead before the impact is devastating. Luckily, I have no children that I've burdened with this albatross called Earth. Yes, I'm lucky.

Some of you aren't, though. Yet, we all continue down the path. More cars, bigger cars, more wars for oil, less corporate regulation. What could possibly go wrong?

Well, read the article. Sure, you'll doubt the claims, question the math, assume science will find a deus ex machina to save the day. Or, it may rattle your cage just enough. Just enough to walk instead of drive. To take a train instead of drive. To write your representatives in Washington DC and demand some action. Or, like me, to hunker down and plan our retirement on a hill somewhere so we can watch the rising tide.

Depressingly yours, Todd X.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The internet thinks I'm fat

I see this ad everywhere. It's following me.

We all know the internet, AKA the Google hive-mind, knows everything we do, tracks everywhere we go, and puts up advertisements that speak directly to our deepest darkest cravings and anxieties.

Clearly, the Google thinks I'm fat. The Google wants me to work out, stop eating chocolate-covered grahams, take the stairs, order skinny lattes, and cut dark liquor out of my liquid diet. But, it won't tell me how to take the first step until I click on the aforementioned ad. The Google wants its money. Its coffers are hungry.

So, you see, we're not that different. It's about hunger. The Google has wants and desires, and I need cheesecake fed to me intravenously on a regular basis. We should really just hug it out and go to In-N-Out together.

But, not until it stops calling me fat. Words hurt. Now pass me a cupcake.

Monday, July 23, 2012

A new drink called Air: You had me at "Alcohol Inspired Refresher"

 
Ok, they really just had me at "alcohol inspired," but I like refreshing things, too. That's why, when I'm out on the town with my Marina Girl posse, I like to drink Vodka Sodas. They're light, refreshing (see!), and they do the trick. Just don't forget that lime. God knows they need SOME taste in them.
 
Enter Air. Who needs a bartender/mixologist/therapist? Just pop down to Walgreens or the corner store and pick up a six-pack (of course, they'll probably come in four-packs, so I'll have to buy two--don't tell my sponsor). Air + limes will be the new Tuesday.
 
Cheers! Oh, you'll have to add your own vodka too. These things only pack a 4% ABV punch, and if my grandma taught me anything, it's "Don't get out of bed for anything less than 10%."
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

San Francisco's Adam & Eve

 

It's local, organic, and sustainable. Take a naked musical stroll through the city I call home. No, really. We encourage it here.

Monday, July 2, 2012

My Top 8 Influential Topics According to Klout

Books, Homosexuality, Cheesecake, San Francisco, Apps, Shoes, Barack Obama, Vodka.

Yes, America. This is the Gay Agenda. We read, eat fatty desserts, live in expensive and beautiful cities, keep up with the latest technology, wear fabulous shoes, vote for the most intelligent candidates, and, if the mood is right, have a stiff drink to soothe our worries about the other 90% of you out there.

If this isn't a Neo-Con's worst nightmare, then I'm not influential about Drinks and Pork either!

Endora doesn't like that

Where have all the Agnes Moorehead's gone?