March 30th, 2010

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"How do you feel when people who share your political affiliation act in a horrific manner?"

Have a Heart of Fire; Have a Heart of Gold - Question

<rhetorical> Further to my earlier politics post, I suppose. Also relevant to the rape culture post. I am trying to decide whether to unfriend people that have loudly and violently oppsoing political and cultural pholosophies to mine and that seem unwilling to let me have my opinions and simply to be here on my livejournal and in my own space.Yes, I can delete their comments but only once reading them has upset me and stressed me out for a day or more, thus affecting my health and wellbeing. </rhetorical>
crochet

Made me laugh out loud!

From World Wide Words: 683-4: What I've learned this week (also here);

Mathematical crocheters triumph In the issue of 27 February, you may have read about shortlisted entrants for the Diagram prize run by The Bookseller magazine, which rewards the oddest book title of the year. Following an online poll, the 2009 winner was announced yesterday (Friday): Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Dr Daina Taimina. The prize’s organiser, Harold Bent, said that, even in these credit-crunched times, oddly-titled books are proving highly recession-resistant. “This book is a worthy champion to stand alongside the likes of Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers and Living with Crazy Buttocks as winners.” Philip Stone of The Bookseller commented, “What won it for Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes is that, very simply, the title is completely bonkers. One hopes that Dr Taimina’s win prompts other enlightened crocheters, knitters and embroiderers to produce similar works, so I look forward to seeing books such as Cross-stitching String Theory and Felting Feats with Phenomenology adorning bookshop shelves in the near future.”


I think I want to read Living with Crazy Buttocks, Cross-stitching String Theory and Felting Feats with Phenomenology! ;-p