3 Things- Biden, Mozarella, and Plant Pod People

by - Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1. Joe Biden- Gah, I have proclaimed my love for this man, awkward gaffing and all, many a time, but can we all just agree that this is what a male feminist sounds like? And it sounds good, people. The shocking video of Ray Rice has brought up a lot of issues- violence between partners and the NFL's corporate complacency/ encouragement of this kind of behavior (thank goodness that they fired the guy, but it seems that they probably knew the length of the violence and only changed their stance when that knowledge became public). It has not said a lot of great things about what is permissible in big money, athletic hypermasculinity. So to have one of our nation's leaders pushing back this way (and propers to Tamron Hall as well for keeping this on the radar), is so encouraging. I don't see this as a partisan issue- if you are a conservative or a liberal, how could you not be against the violent behavior that categorizes domestic violence? You can see the whole video here, but this is my favorite quote:

"The one regret I have is we call it domestic violence as if it's a domesticated cat. It is the most vicious form of violence there is, because not only the physical scars are left, the psychological scars that are left. This whole culture for so long has put the onus on the woman. What were you wearing? What did you say? What did you do to provoke? That is never the appropriate question."

Preach it, Biden. Also, have you read about the Baltimore businesses donating money to a women's shelter for every Rice Jersey people bring them? I love it.

2. Primo Mozarella- I am pretty sure Primo is just Safeway's store brand, but it is the best not-exactly-fresh mozarella we have found. So good!

from moldeandolaluz.wordpress.com
from www.foam.org
3. Karl Blossfeldt photographs where the plants look like people- I genomed 30 of these yesterday, and these extreme typological close-ups of plants don't all have that human-y look to them, but the ones that have that personality make me smile.

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