January 21st, 2010


making the man

It's safe to say that more than half the clothes I own are from the thrift store. It's a long-standing tradition, and I tend to find many things I like there. Now, in shopping for the wedding, I've hit a couple fancier stores, trying to find cool clubby/punky/gothy attire for the big day. I figured this would be an easy sell in DC, but have been coming up empty-handed. Part of this is my general aversion to buying clothes online.* Now, there's a strong proponent of 'why not just check the thrift store?' pulling at my brain, and yes, I figure I will swing by next week or so. (I've also been kicking the wedding party, to make sure they're all attired as well.) Still have a couple options to swing by here downtown, also. And then, the dreaded shoe shopping.

Anyone out there in listening land have good places to shop for attractive menswear?

* - Other than t-shirts, of course. I love buying those online.


Walking Dead, sloths, and corporate power

* Supreme Court strikes down provisions which prevented corporations from making political donations. Because, if there's one reform we sure need, it's something to help big business influence government.
* The ethics of looting.
* Setting the tone: is the head of Fox News the de facto head of the Republican party?
* More comedy from our ally Israel. Remember, we give them billions of dollars in foreign aid, every year.
* No, the election of Brown won't change anything.
* Profits at Starbucks soar.
* Fun facts about sloths! (Courtesy shadorunr.)
* National treasure: Stephen Colbert saves the Olympic speedskating team.
* Adult Swim orders two more seasons of Robot Chicken.
* AMC orders a pilot for The Walking Dead. Fingers crossed.