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12 February 2003 @ 03:53 pm
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Happy 23rd birthday to Christina Ricci.

The Onion AVClub gets another grand slam with their interview compilation: "Who could you take in a fight?"

* Examining the diverse death tolls between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
* The military has deployed anti-aircraft missiles around DC.
* Cosmology taking shape: scientists edge closer to the beginning of the universe.
* In related news, piercings on the rise.
* This is the way the world ends.

Fortune Cookie: "Your nurturing instincts will expand to include many people."
salami_salomesalami_salome on February 13th, 2003 01:34 pm (UTC)
Regarding the piercing article:

1) The author's thesis (that it somehow unlikely that middle aged wives and mothers would want piercings) is based on dubious logic.
a)Middle aged wives and mothers are far more /in need/ of feeling sexy and cool than is,say, some nubile thing who gyrates on MTV vid'jas for a living.
b) They've had children. Shoving a tiny piece of steel through
skin is not nearly as painful.

2)On what basis did the piercee in question conclude the proprieters of the bodymod establishment were "drugged out"? Who the heck says "drugged out"?

3)Isn't it interesting how this article takes something like piercing, which is, in its ideal form, supposed to be a)counterculture and b) (now) safe and hygenic, and make it simultaneously sound like the trendiest, most popular mainstream thing to do, akin to watching "Sex and the City", and, at the same time, make it sound like the most dangerous, depraved thing a person can do to his or her body?

Bah! Yellow journalism!