Feminism

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

Feminism is

the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities*

so any time you say

 "I am not a feminist, but..."

You are saying that YOU DO NOT BELIEVE

 that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities

Indiscriminate Collage Stylings

Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

You just add some cursive text, ephemera, birds or flowers, distressing, lace patterns or whatever.  Easy, right? That's what passes for hand crafts or crafty styling these days. And what's wrong with that?

I mean look at the lovely mug.

Sure it is a low end crafty-crap mug made in bulk in China.  But it's pretty so long as you do not give a damn about where the elements smooshed together come from, what they mean, and whether putting them together makes one iota of sense to put them all together on a mug.

Oh, and that stamp?

It's Hitler.

"Monokini"

Friday, April 11, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

I would like to go on the record as saying: there is not such thing as a monokini.  And even if there was, it would not be this:

Firstly, this is and will always be a swimsuit.  Or whatever you culture calls a swimsuit. In my case as a New Zealander: togs. It was called that before there were bikinis and there is no reason to stop calling that after there were bikinis.

Secondly, the 'bi' in bikini does not mean 'two" (as in two pieces).  It was named after the site of an A Bomb test at the Bikini Islands. Which are named, best as anyone can tell, after the shape of texture of a coconut ("pikinni").

And thirdly, some one already coined the neologism "monokini" back in 1960 to refer to wearing only the bottom part of a bikinis, a.k.a. topless bikini.

Thus endeth the rant.

Multicolor Colorblock...

Friday, March 28, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

To the extent that black and white are colors and "two" is multi....




WTF NoMoreRack?

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

Like many people, I suspect, I got sucked into trying "NoMoreRack" a discount retail website after seeing it advertised on TV.

But the first time I did a price check I got a reality check.  The XModo solar charge is presented as a mondo sale deal on NMR down from $65.99 to $26.

But it is listed with a regular retail price of $27.30 on Amazon and $22.67 at IdeaStage.  So... no more accepting your prices at face value NoMoreRack.

I am surprised I fell for the "inflated retail price" scam in the first place. I guess you can fool some of the people all of the time....

Unicorn Seeds

Friday, March 21, 2014 by Emily Veinglory

Amazon continues to allow sellers to profit from mythical plants via blatant and openly fraudulent listings.  One example being the black strawberry offered by Plantgrabber and Eforecase--the latter actually being fulfilled by Amazon.

The lovely picture being an obvious Photoshop job.