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Andrea Dworkin died earlier this month and I didn't notice any mention of it on my LJ Friends list.

A lot of the memorials I've read go to either extreme, but Susie Bright wrote a particularly well-balanced tribute. The Salon.com article "The passion of Andrea Dworkin" is interesting but I found it a bit unsettling to wade through.

When I told Vogon that Andrea Dworkin had died, he replied "Who?". She may be remembered by some as an angry, bitter caricature, but her work is still worth reading at least once.


On a completely unrelated note, I am moderately cranky about my feet. It's been two weeks since I finished the course of antibiotics and they're still covered in itchy spots/splotches (they were fading but flared up like a mofo last weekend), extremely sensitive and swollen. They hurt whenever I stand, walk or sit without putting them up and go numb on the soles when I lie down.

My regular sandals (Teva Pretty Rugged Leather) are starting to cut into my feet when I wear them and my spare sandals with extra wiggle room (Birkenstock Milano, seen in the userpic for this post) are in Colorado. I'm debating asking someone to send them my way 'cause I don't have anything else to wear here without socks.

What color nail polish would play down the splotching on my feet?


Apr. 22nd, 2005 07:55 am (UTC)
I dunno; I don't mind it so much, but, then again, MeFi's always been sort of hit and miss for me, since I typically like the links and stuff, but a lot of the members drive me _absolutely fucking batty_. There's a few of them I like, though; as my friend Ben says (toddler_hiway), if y2karl and quonsar had a blog, MeFi'd be irrelevant. (I think there's a couple other folks, too, like dobbs, though I guess he's sorta only kinda-sorta around anymore, and of the new people, I really like orthogonality, but... yeah.)

So, yeah, I don't know. If membership were free, I would totally be a member (for AskMe if nothing else); but for the five bucks? I simply don't care enough. (Nor, well, really wanna give mathowie money, since I tend to group Mefi into my list of "Sites that would be AWESOME if the guy who ran them had a clue on how to make them AWESOME." But it's OK, though, it's not like some of those where I, you know, don't read them. At least mathowie gets it Enough that it's OK, unlike some other sites I could name but won't.)

It's strange; I really prefer the Plastic Style Of Things, but the signal/noise ratio is a bit high. I typically grow bored with a Plastic thread halfway through, but read all/most of most of the MeFi threads I read. I think it'd be great if you could somehow combine the positives of each, though I'm not sure how.

But yeah -- I know near the beginning of new signups, it was getting pretty awful since everyone and their brother was joining and basically posting "WHOAAA IM ON METAFILTER!111", and it's settled back down, which is good. There's still a touch of that, but not nearly as much as it was before.

And, you know, now there's othogonality posting, and, AFAICT, he rocks.


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