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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Meme-o-riffic: Old-Timey Dog

My little contribution to the meme-o-sphere. Original photo here via Flickr. Know your meme entry on Yes, this is dog here. On the Internet, people can still kind of tell if you’re a dog.

Christy's Houseful of Chaos » politics: Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is one of those weird non-holiday holidays. There’s issues with the ethics of cut flowers and a need to buy ethical fair-trade organic chocolate. There are those who complain about it making single people feel bad and others who say its all just a marketing scam. Yet this year, despite the strangeness, I’m . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos » politics: Valentine’s Day

Christy's Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy's Houseful of Chaos: reminders why feminism is still relevant

It has been one of those weeks where I think about feminism lots. And basically as a married, white woman living a rather isolated life as a homeschool mother and social activist, I’m pretty protected from a lot of the problems women face in the world. So I can forget about feminism for lengths of . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy’s Houseful of Chaos: reminders why feminism is still relevant

Christy's Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy's Houseful of Chaos: Meme-y Monday: Prisoners treated better than the elderly?

There is a meme going around the internet that says:

“Here is some food for thought…We should place the elderly in prisons. They will get a shower a day, video surveillance in case of problems, three hot meals a day, access to a library, computer, TV, gym, doctor on-site, free medication if needed. We . . . → Read More: Christy’s Houseful of Chaos politics » Christy’s Houseful of Chaos: Meme-y Monday: Prisoners treated better than the elderly?

Another Step to Take: Meme-y Monday: Prisoners treated better than the elderly?

There is a meme going around the internet that says: “Here is some food for thought…We should place the elderly in prisons. They will get a shower a day, video surveillance in case of problems, three hot meals a day, access to a library, computer, TV, gym, doctor on-site, free medication if needed. We should . . . → Read More: Another Step to Take: Meme-y Monday: Prisoners treated better than the elderly?

Another Step to Take: work: both paid and unpaid

One Model of How Things Work

I’m thinking today about work, both productive work like building houses or caring for sick people, and less productive work like packaging bad mortgages for resale or designing marketing strategies for cigarettes. I’m thinking about this because I’ve read a number of comments recently from people on facebook . . . → Read More: Another Step to Take: work: both paid and unpaid

Another Step to Take: Is there a way to "fight our own government"

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a regular feature on my blog, a weekly post about the facebook memes (maybe Meme-y Monday) that I end up seeing, going through and trying to discuss the ideas behind them in more detail like I did the picture of babies who don’t believe in mom. There . . . → Read More: Another Step to Take: Is there a way to "fight our own government"