ice cream making and ranting

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mindset List 2011

Oh boy, it’s that time of year again. Time for the Beloit College Mindset List These old people just need to give up and die already, it’s obvious they can’t function in today’s world.

With the wild success of my 2 posts.Here it goes again.

Actually, I’m kinda bored with it, but I couldn’t not blog when I got to #20

Half of them may have been members of the Baby-sitters Club.

Now, I love me some AMM. But half? If just over half of college entrants are female, they’re assuming almost everyone read the books. At that point in time, I’ve been told the BSC had become passé. In 1987 when I got my first book, I was slightly too young, but reading way above my grade level. It caught on like wildfire by 1990 and for sure was falling out of favor by the time today’s college entrants were ready.

And a few more for your groaning pleasure:

Smoking has never been allowed in public spaces in France.

Totally relevant for American 18yr olds, totally shapes their lives

They grew up in Wayne’s World.

Also totally relevant

MTV has never featured music videos.

Never, they don’t even have a stray one on every now and then.

Most phone calls have never been private.

Don’t even get me started…

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Hips don't lie

Here's some shameles self-promotion.

I'm pretty happy with the way my belly dance website is looking.

And, I finally got my videos up on youtube.

We (read: I) may be the most tech savvy bellydancers this side of San Francisco. Aren't I great! Woooo!

The Pickup Artist

For those of you who don’t watch TV, there’s an amazing new show on VH1 called The Pickup Artist. 8 “loveable losers” live in a house together, and learn from the experts how to pick up women using the Mystery Method.

The problem is, the expert is basically a con artist, and a major i-want-to-stomp-on-his-toes freakshow. Seriously, just look at him. He calls himself Mystery, and with the help of his two friends who also have made up names (J-Dog and Matador) the inflict their nonsense on the world.

I was going to write a long diatribe about how much I hate Mystery, and how much I hate myself for loving this show. But, this girl has pretty much said everything for me. So read it.

Just to recap: Mystery has longer hair than I do, and wears more makeup and bigger accessories. He has this fuzzy hat that makes me want to die. And, it seems that during the eliminations, he always has a big red lipsticky kiss on his freakishly long neck. Seriously this guy is icky. If he approached me I would do my best to get away. If my mom saw him on the street, she’d freak out and cross to the other side. But, according to the show, and the internet, he gets chicks. Chicks much dumber than me, but chicks nonetheless. Anyone who takes advice from someone with that ridiculous hat deserves whatever happens to them…

As to be expected, my favorite contestant from the show is the one with the black plastic glasses, Spoon. Here’s his myspace and here’s a blog post by someone who has IMed with him. Unfortunately, he was the first one off the show. However, I am sure that Spoon no longer has trouble picking up girls.

That’s enough for now, expect much Mystery posting. Next week he takes off all the makeup and nonsense and makes the boys do storytime in a library. (at least he’s respectful of libraries). I’m counting the hours. It makes me hate myself... but oh well...