Today's best job listing is this one. "I am looking for a personal assistant to assist me with my work load. Hours are 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. [snip] You would be working for a very high scale company located on the North Shore." So at this point I'm thinking, "This would be great. I could get an apartment in the North Shore area and do Palmer after work," and then I hit the next sentence: "So I would require a neat appearance from you. ie, business suits,pantyhose, and high heels are a must." . . .
"Researchers point out that cursing is often an amalgam of raw, spontaneous feeling and targeted, gimlet-eyed cunning." I had to dictionary.com that 'cause I saw "gimlet" and thought, "Martini with lime."
Other investigators have examined the physiology of cursing, how our senses and reflexes react to the sound or sight of an obscene word. They have determined that hearing a curse elicits a literal rise out of people. When electrodermal wires are placed on people's arms and fingertips to study their skin conductance patterns and the subjects then hear a few obscenities spoken clearly and firmly, participants show signs of instant arousal.
Their skin conductance patterns spike, the hairs on their arms rise, their pulse quickens, and their breathing becomes shallow.
Interestingly, said Kate Burridge, a professor of linguistics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, a similar reaction occurs among university students and others who pride themselves on being educated when they listen to bad grammar or slang expressions that they regard as irritating, illiterate or déclassé.
"People can feel very passionate about language," she said, "as though it were a cherished artifact that must be protected at all cost against the depravities of barbarians and lexical aliens."
You know that Twenty Random Facts About Me meme? People have started doing it for fictional characters and penknife did Twenty Random Facts about Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters. As if any of us needed reminding that she is amazing.
This is the most self-indulgent project I have done to date, but I am at peace with that.
In going through stuff I've been meaning to post/deal with but haven't yet:
lierdumoa made a vid using the movie Gia and the Dresden Dolls song "Girl Anachronism." Am reminded how gorgeous Gia is. The movie is so depressing also, though, that I don't think I could bring myself to rewatch it. And wow, if I have to hear that Dresden Dolls song ever again I think I will break something. (That kind of discordantness doesn't work well for me.)
Yeah Coolidge Corner. (Also: way to go having cracked out sex movies that I would totally go see were it more convenient for me. Damn Boston and its early cessation of public transit. See also my lack of living in the city.)
*love this crew picture* [Serenity, no spoilers]
HP pr0n etc. icons that don't use the movie actors. ♥