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July 30, 2008

Define: Woman Update

So, my friend Preston has suggested that the definition: "Adult female human being." I like this definition, and I don't see anything particularly wrong with this. However, it is on the biological side of things and biology isn't particularly interesting to me. (Unless, of course, we are talking about the brain and how it works. And, really, not so much the brain, just the bits of the brain required for speech production and reception.)

What I am curious about are sociological definitions. Particularly, people's working definitions. How do we define the big things that end up acting as frames. I'm curious. So, very, very curious.

So, seriously...how do you define "woman"?

July 23, 2008

The Following Conversation was had this weekend.

TSA Woman: You look a little tired.
Me: I am a little tired.
TSA Woman: (Looking at ticket and ID) Well, at least you're going some place fun.
Me: (Looks at woman incredulously for a moment.) Actually, I'm going to a funeral.
TSA Woman: (Backtracking in a flustered manner.) Oh. Well. Um. At least you're going to get to see people you like.
Me: Well, there is that.

My Grandfather died late last week. It has been a rough week for my family. Although, I have enjoyed the occasional moment of levity granted to me by the cheerful people at the TSA and the fact that everyone in my family thinks that in order for something to be funny, it has to be inappropriate.

July 19, 2008

You should go watch this...

July 14, 2008

Define: Woman

No, seriously. Define the concept: woman. I am truly curious.

Overheard in New York is my new favorite time-waste.

Yes, something has finally beat MyFace.

They Come in Other Flavors, You Know
Dude #1: It's not that I have a moral objection to the death penalty. I just don't think it should be the government making the decision.

Dude #2: Would you prefer an angry mob? --122nd & Amsterdam
via Overheard in New York, Apr 14, 2006