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Today, in a huge win for gay rights, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Prop. 8, ruling that it was indeed unconstitutional. Like many advocates of gay rights, I have been waiting all morning to learn the outcome of this decision.  This is a great victory for civil rights, and for all people who believe in equality. Supporters of Prop. 8 have claimed that they will work to appeal the ruling. Rachel Maddow says it best: [video:http://www.youtube.

I should really do this next time I have too much time and nail polish on my hands.

I keep hearing on the news that the reign of cupcakes in the fad-food hierarchy is finally coming to an end. And while I think that the idea of trendy food is kind of dumb, I couldn't help being intrigued by an article which predicts that "Popsicles" and frozen treats will the next big thing.  The "Popsicle" was invented on accident in 1905 when an eleven year old accidentally left water, powdered soda and a stick outside on a cold night. Since then, the food, and the name, has stuck.

I'm behind the times with this post but I was driving in my car and almost choked on my granola bar when I heard Eminem, a man charged with domestic violence, and Rihanna, a survivor of domestic violence singing a duet about domestic violence together.   And then I almost threw up my granola bar when I listened to the lyrics.  Not because I hate the song but simply because the lyrics of the song are so raw and visceral.

Today marks the 248th day of Marisa Lynch's eco-friendly fashion project New Dress A Day. The goal: renew 365 articles of used clothing in 365 days, for 365 dollars. Transitively, a new dress for just a dollar a day. When Lynch was laid off last November, she channeled the change positively, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that.

Two of may favorite bands The Black Angels and Black Mountain, are touring together this fall, which guarantees hours of awesome psychedelic jams. I can't wait to catch one of these shows!! Take a trip...

Why? Just listen to that purr.

Check out this fantastic vid of Tina Fey circa 1980something. Ain't she sweet? I wonder if Mutual Savings Bank tells people they helped give a famous star her start! Much thanks to Perez Hilton for posting this gem! [video:http://vimeo.com/12620324 425x344] [image: aidinvaziri.blogspot.

…Or what should have been seen as such, but...no, not so much for Ye Haiyan. The single mother, sex worker and activist has been detained by Chinese authorities for the organization of a mass protest of people carrying red umbrellas, banners, petitions, all promoting legalization of prostitution. According to non-profit publication  The China Development Brief, this protest was a first for China.

Hey there knitters/crocheters/crafters! Do you have a loved one or someone you know deployed overseas in any branch of the military? Want to do something to do something to say "thank you" to the men and women of the U.S. Military? Well, you can! Operation Gratitude  is collecting warm scarves and caps for the their 2010 Holiday Drive.
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