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tragic news, and a call to action

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

I found out today that a friend of mine’s 5-year-old son passed away suddenly, two weeks ago, from epilepsy.

I met Mike Gomoll (Joey’s dad) via our mutual friendship with the band Del Amitri. He and his wife adopted their three children from Mexico and were amazing, devoted parents. Many of the artists that Mike is friends with are donating tracks to create a benefit CD called “Joey’s Song”, the proceeds of which will go to the Epilepsy Foundation. So far, they have commitments for songs from:

Del Amitri (previously unreleased tracks)
Justin Currie
Kris Dollimore
Lowen & Navarro
Five For Fighting
Matthew Ryan
Eileen Rose
The Yell Leaders
The Woodlridge Brothers
The LeeDing Zero’s

If you like music or want to help or get further information, please check out their Facebook page.

look at your man, look at me, look back at your man, now look at me

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This is my current favorite commercial ever.

US Airways == idiots

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

They landed a plane because A MAN WAS PRAYING WITH TEFILLN.

The story

(text of article)

an article that rolled my eyes into the back of my head

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

After reading this article, B and I had the following conversation:
(our conversation)

I’m sure that the author’s husband is proud to have a wife who espouses feminism like that. Because honestly, if you don’t hate your spouse, what kind of feminist are you?


Monday, March 31st, 2008



Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

9 year old 5 months pregnant

This is NOT made up.

brilliant lego indy

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Stolen from userinfomutarada

panda guffaw

Friday, December 28th, 2007

I actually lol’d (in my house) at these two:
First, the video.
Then, the animated gif.

userinfolizzie9208 ftw!

more from elly

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

business meeting 2 – retirement party

ganked from elly

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

business meetings if input were internet-style comments


Sunday, November 25th, 2007

Eighth wonder of the world? The stunning temples secretly carved out below ground by ‘paranormal’ eccentric

I wanna see!

weird article

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Patti pointed me to this article yesterday and I’m interested in what others think about it.

(Husband and wife find joy living apart -- together)

brilliant: suing g-d

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

Nebraska state senator sues God

(text of article)


Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Colin Ferrell is a class act.


Pachelbel <3

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Holy shit, this is hilarious.

courtesy of jeff

Friday, July 6th, 2007

sing, my angel of music!

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

Best feel-good story of the day: Cell phone salesman RULES OPERA! He left Simon Cowell with his jaw hanging. Aw yeah.

i love woot

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

Product: Ultrex Contact Grill, $19.99

Almost As Historical As A Star Wars Movie

In 1215 a nation stood in crisis. The first Earl of Sandwich had turned against His Majesty King John and spearheaded a rebellion that caused the beginnings of the industrial revolution. Drunk with power, the Earl had used the magic books of Merlin to grow to an incredible size and managed to enslave the left half of Scotland as well as a little tiny chunk of Wales, leading to a drop in the potato mines and a shortage of shepherd’s pie through all of Europe. With no other choice, King John summoned a maverick Spaniard with a Cardinal’s ring and an industrialist’s heart to bring about the one thing that could stop the mad enchanted Earl: an advance in technology.

Today, Woot offers you a chance to benefit from this sordid past by presenting a scale model of the very item used to save the world from Galactus-like domination: The Ultrex Contact Grill with Removable Drip Tray. The ready light lets you know when the grill is heated, just as the Swiss Guard prepared the coals centuries ago. The non-stick pieces allow for easy clean up, in the same way the little bits of grilled Earl were swept from the warm ridges in the setting autumn sun. And the removable drip tray gives you the option of catching drips to keep things neat and tidy, just as a delegation sent by the Russian Tzar Tzomaz Tze Tzird stood watch below the clockwork, sweeping the cobblestones as the Earl twisted and screamed for the fifty eight hours it took him to die.

The Ultrex Contact Grill with Removable Drip Tray is a piece of history, making it as easy for you to relive the events that began the long process of man’s journey to the moon as it is to make a Toasted Peanut Butter and Creme Egg On Pumpernickel*. Order one today and free yourself from the tyranny of the cold lunch.

* – Woot refuses to take any responsibility when you try to make this and the entire kitchen goes up in delicious caramel flames


Tuesday, April 24th, 2007

This is something that has been pissing me off: Todd Goldman outed as stealing from webcomic artists. Knowing so many struggling webcomics makes me more pissed about it, because that no-talent hack has been raking in the money while the rest of them struggle to eek out an existence.

damn you, feminine vanity!

Saturday, March 31st, 2007