June 3rd, 2003


Forget James Brown, country music is the real "man's world."

I'm probably going to get flamed for this. Ah, screw it.


Gist of the article: Now the Dixie Chicks are in trouble because Natalie Maines wore a shirt with the letters "F.U.T.K." to an awards show. Everyone interpreted this as "fuck you Toby Keith." Apparently the two have been in a feud since Maines criticized Keith's song "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)" (which for my money is a dreadful, embarrassing song, but that's not the point). Keith has therefore stated that Maines isn't nearly as good a songwriter as he is (of course not, he's a man), and has taken to "showing on big screens behind the stage [in his concerts] the doctored photo of Maines and Saddam Hussein."

Now, I'm not denying that the shirt stunt was just stupid, but it's so country music to criticize a woman for responding in kind to an accusation of treason. *slap* Now get in the kitchen and make me some pie!!

Stuff like this makes it embarrassing to be from the South. (You know why the South has started going heavy Republican? I'll tell you in one word: racism. And if you're Republican and you're offended by that, I'm sorry, but you're the ones who let Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, and Trent Lott speak for yourselves. Aren't you guys the ones who insist you're judged by the company you keep? If you want to be well thought-of, then it's up to you to take control of your party back from the "disagreement is treason" jingoists.)
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The shower meme

For those of you who haven't seen it, this meme is from anoisblue, who I haven't read yet. It came to me originally through maida_mac.

"If you want me to interview you--post a comment that simply says, 'Interview me.' I'll respond with questions for you to take back to your own journal and answer as a post. Of course, they'll be different for each person since this is an interview and not a general survey. At the bottom of your post, after answering the Interviewer's questions, you ask if anyone wants to be interviewed. So it becomes your turn-- in the comments, you ask them any questions you have for them to take back to their journals and answer. And so it becomes the circle.

My first batch of questions, from maida_mac:

1. Brought to one of your most recent posts, what are the grammatical errors that just drive you batty?

Wouldn't you know, now I can't think of them? Pronouncing "ask" as "ax" might be one of my biggest. Really, just glaringly obvious ones. I rarely pick apart stuff looking for the less obvious ones.

2. How did you end up working where you do?

I'm the interlibrary loan specialist at the Emory Law Library (which provides much material for lawyer-bashing LJ entries). I originally worked here as a student, through a convoluted set of connections that led me to several different student library positions starting back at Vandy -- this person knew that person and recommended me, and so on. Then I got kicked out of grad school, but was able to keep my student jobs for the summer while I figured out what to do. I was literally three weeks away from packing up and going home in defeat when the new interlibrary loan specialist called at the last minute to say he wasn't taking the job after all. Several coworkers recommended me, I interviewed, and here I am.

3. What is your current favorite snarky haiku? Why?

Ooooh. That's tough. I love all the snarky haiku -- they are my children! (For those of you who don't know, I created and moderate snarky_haiku, which I am extremely proud of -- come check us out!) I especially love the ones my friends write -- but my current favorite, regarding "The Matrix", is from shoutingboy, who I don't really know:

"Mis-ter An-derson...
Pity that the 'chosen one'
cannot fucking act."

For one I wrote myself, I'll pick this one in honor of scarcrest:

Redneck writes the Sun:
"Tippitt's a commie bastard
Oughtta get my gun."

4. Does your mother know you curse like a longshoreman? ;) Seriously, what are your favorite insults/cuss words? Why?

Yes, she knows. She cringes, but she knows -- I was once on the phone with her when a total fucking idiot pulled out in front of me at the 400 tollbooth and I started shrieking every four-letter word I could think of. My favorite cuss words are "fuck" and "shit" (I'm pretty sure they're the ones I use the most), and I'm also the first LJ user to list "creative profanity" as an interest, though in my case it may be "prolific profanity" instead, so I strive for creativity. Some of my favorites: "dicksmack," from a college friend; and several I created myself, including "shit-snorting sphincter" and "piss-gargling prag." My swearing quirk? I'll say every word you can think of (and a few you probably haven't), but I won't take the Lord's name in vain.

5. What do you dream about?

I rarely remember my dreams, but two of my most common dream subjects are high school marching band and the Titanic.

Comment if you want to be interviewed!
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Is today over yet?

Today has both sucked donkey balls and blown donkey dick. While I assure you that the donkey is very happy, I am not. So I'm going home to cheer myself up. This will probably involve junk food, chocolate, and hard cider. Don't wait up.
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