Well, slather me up and slap me silly – IT’S A WEEK WRAP UP! Â Been a long time, eh? Here’s some notable events from my past week:
Author LA Banks passed away Leslie Esdaile Banks lost her fight against cancer this week. I’ve never read any of her work, but I’ve seen it EVERYWHERE. Â My thoughts are with her family and friends. Â For more info on her memorial, go here.
Remembering a Lost Friend Â I heard through the grapevine (i.e. Facebook) that a classmate of mine was killed inÂ AfghanistanÂ this week. Â This is sad, of course, but what really struck me was this: Â Chris Wrinkle was my age, and had already earned two purple hearts in service for his country. TWO. Un-befracklin-lievable. Â He was engaged to be married. Â My heart aches for his family. Â I remember him as a really nice guy, and brilliantly smart. And geeky. We got along well. 🙂
The Catherine Tate ShowÂ – Where are my fellow Whovians? Â I fell in love with Catherine Tate after seeing her as The Doctor’s companion, and I found myself tracking her other work. Â She’s bloody brilliant. Really. She is. She’s hysterically funny, not to mention a really great actress. Â Hubs & I watched her BBC show, The Catherine Tate Show, on Netflix the past week and laughed our asses off. Â She creates these characters and they each get their own short sketches with each episode. My favorites are Nan and Lauren.
Catherine Tate & David TennantÂ (Lauren Cooper vs. their new English teacher) Am I bothered?
Nan & the Dead MouseÂ What a fucking liberty!!!
Debt Bill PassedÂ Unless you’re living under a rock or, like many, find the idea of America in trillions of dollars in debt simply intangible, you’ve probably heard about the debt bill finally being passed. Â Yay for congress finally being held fiscally responsible. *snort* Â Here’s a scary thought – Apple has more cash on hand than the federal government. Â Yes. Â Amazing Brain Power had an interesting take on it that had me chuckling to myself. Â So, what does this bill mean for us? Â I have no effing clue.
- Bears saved from drinking vodkaÂ What? via Yahoo! News
- Motherf*cking Snake on my Motherf*cking Car Oh helltothenawl. via Yahoo! NewsÂ
- 6 Beloved Characters that had undiagnosed mental illnessÂ via Cracked.com
- Self Inflicted hernia surgery…wif a butter knifeÂ via SF Chronicle
- Suicidal peacock struts atop NYC via CNN.com
New Ruling Requires Health Insurance to offer free birth control – GOP Rep Claims Will Lead to a Dying CivilizationÂ Â Score one for women’s rights, ya’ll. Â One Loss for idiotic reasoning. Or is it a gain? I dunno. All I know is this is a heap of wanking trash. GOP Rep. Steve King commented that free birth control will make America “a dying civilization.” Â Call me crazy, but just because something is free doesn’t mean we chicks are all gonna rush out and troll drug stores like Sunday strollers at Costco’s free sampling stations. Â Puh-leese.
New Spiderman is biracial Marvel unveiled the next Spiderman to take the reins from Peter Parker. Â His name is Miles Morales, and he’s AA/hispanic. Â Very. Cool. Â Read more over at ONTD.