Month: October 2009

Otterday! And Open Thread

Today’s otter comes via World Zoo Today. She was rescued as a baby, injured and malnourished, near Milwaukie in Oregon, USA. Please feel free to use this thread to natter about anything your heart desires. Is there anything great happening… Read More ›

Quotes OTD: Self-Proclaimed Good Guy Who Simply Won’t Take No For An Answer

This is now eons old in internet time, but I love it anyway. It’s from one of the massive threads over at Shapely Prose where women spoke about why shouldn’t be guilted into “just being nice” to men who intrusively ignore their widely understood social signals of being busy/involved/uninterested as they are going about their day commuting, walking in a park, sitting in a cafe/bar or whatever.

Fought and died “for the flag”?

One thing that leaped out at me during the media blitz on the Battle of Trafalgar flag that fetched a record price at auction is that it brought out one of my least favourite pieces of rhetoric from the anonymous flag collector who won the auction, in a radio interview, about the connection he felt to those who had “fought and died for this flag”.

Sweet FSM, that phrase raises all my hackles.