Sylvia Archive: Suspicions Confirmed

The woman who is easily irritated is annoyed with SUV culture.  Relate? Share in a comment.

Monday, October 21, 2013

LinkedIn. What The Heck Is It?

A post to warn Bad Girls and Guys about LinkedIn.

Please don’t ‘friend me’ or comment on my resume on LinkedIn. I believe with John Oliver, of The Daily Show, that LinkedIn has figured out a way to monetize annoying people. I don’t respond to any of their requests. Have you gotten a request from me, Sylvia or Deanna? None of us sent them, LinkedIn did.  Like Facebook and Twitter isn’t enough.

Thanks, Nicole and Sylvia
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http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/mon-july-29-2013/all-about-eavesdropping

Will You Step Into My Parlour?

The soft opening for my exhibit at Lillstreet Art Center is tomorrow.  Are you in Chicago? Come! Prefer excitement and rubbing elbows? Then bring your elbows on Friday, October 25, and view while rubbing your two elbows together.  Just don’t start a fire with them… .

Not only will there be artwork on exhibit, each with a story for background or explanation, but there will also be a few pieces for sale.  Lillstreet Art Center is located at 4401 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640.  It’d be great to see you there! The exhibit runs through November 17.

Lillstreet 1 Lillstreet 2

Sylvia Archive: Deeply Annoying Dreams

What visited you in your sleep? Share in a comment.
Saturday, October 19, 1997

We All Have Friends Like This

Some of us just don’t like to admit it.

we all have friends like this, don't we

Sylvia Archive: Why So Glum?

The Cats with Signs are a bit down.  Click the strip and find out why.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Wadjda

Wadjda is an engrossing look at Saudi Arabia, a country that offers very little to engage the minds of their citizens. Even that little bit of stimulation that is offered to the males is kept from the women.

The boys ride their bikes and throw stones in empty lots. The cityscape is barren and unadorned. Girls and women try to avoid the male gaze…but of course nothing is perfect ,and Wadjda is female, feisty and funny and wants a bike very badly.

It is the little boy who is enamored of her who teaches her to ride on a balcony, way above the street. At first he puts training wheels on his bike and she is ferocious and angry, so he takes them off and she learns the big girl way.

Wadjda

The country of Saudi Arabia, a place that needs some good publicity, has entered a film for Best Foreign Film award at the Oscars. They have no film industry, no women directors. Haifaa al-Mansour had to direct the film from inside a van. She is not the average Saudi woman. She’s married to a diplomat, and they live in the embassy in Bahrain.

This by Katha Pollitt in The Nation. http://www.thenation.com/blog/176619/wadjda-film-first-saudi-female-director-true-miracle#

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And for further reading:

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/saudi-arabian-film-wadjda-quietly-subverts-and-stuns
http://www.npr.org/2013/09/22/224437165/wadjda-director-haifaa-al-mansour-it-is-time-to-open-up

Sylvia Archive: SUV Poll

Because Sylvia takes polls on what really matters. Leave your answer in a comment.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sylvia Archive: Grand Plans

Mary Frances realizes she needs to consult an expert. Give a party tip in a comment.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Malala Tells Her Story

She may not have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize after being nominated, but Malala Yousafzai keeps up the good fight.

She also met with President Obama, and she spoke against the U.S. drone strikes.

http://www.malalafund.org/