October 26th, 2005

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It's interesting how sngle word terms for strong willed women often have two means, and one of those means will be very positive and the other very negative. Like todat "Word of the Day":

virago: an ill-tempered, overbearing woman; also, a woman of great strength and courage.

This seems to be a gender specific occurence. Male terms like "dick" are always negative. But I have often heard the term "bitch" used in a positive way. (Though, the term "cunt", suprisingly, is still considered a universally negative term, even after all the years The Vagina Monologs have been trying to rehabilitate the word.)

Anyway, I saw the word of the day and was reminded of many conversations in the past concerning gender.
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Dear World,

It's just this simple, I do NOT like soy products. I do not like soy milk. I do not like tofu. I do not like the other soy products I have had.

Invariably some twit says, "well you should try my fried tofu.". No, I should not. I do not like tofu, period.

I hate lying, but I'm *this* close to just telling people I'm allergic to soy. So, please, pretty please, with (all natural unrefined) sugar on top, do not try to get me to ingest any soy products.

Sincerely,
-Adam "Real milk, please" Harrison
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I do a lot of photography, but I must admit, the idea of a narative in photo form, especially 50 photos long, seems very daunting. Can you suggest some examples to look at to inspire us?
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The National Geographic is showcasing a few pictures taken from the International Space Station. Usually the pictures take from space are for scientific purposes, and they just happen to be beautiful. In this case they just went for the beauty. It poses an interesting and novel composition problem. What times of day? How to workin the weather? Framing? Angle (straight down or toward the horizon)? Etc. Once space tourism become more common, it will be interesting to see how the art of photonauts evolve, and how old ideas are revisited with the absence of gravity.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/10/1025_051025_space_photos.html