Sylvia Archive: Extreme Sports

Need a boost of serotonin? Give Sylvia’s method a try.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Speaking Of Sports

It passes the time.

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Hyper For Hyperbole & A Half

The cover for Allie Brosh’s book, Hyperbole and a Half, says it all! “Unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened.”

Allie writes a blog called Hyperboleandahalf.com. Now it’s in book form. Allie writes about and describes depression in a way that makes it clear …terribly clear and terribly sad: the absence of feeling. Eventually it goes away, but not before she tries to make everyone around her feel better by trying out different facial expressions that mimic normality. She also has a retarded dog. She knows this because there was a test online to determine his condition. Then she and her husband thinking they have some dog whispering abilities get another dog to help “simple dog” He is a dog who hates all other dogs, luckily he doesn’t recognize simple dog as a dog and so on. What a treat!

And then Terry Gross interviewed her on Fresh Air.

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Sylvia Archive: Defiance

Constant vigilance isn’t enough for the Woman Who Worries.  Click the comic for a bigger strip.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Russian Reductions

The news from Russia is worse and worse. The crackdowns on Gays and the reductions in freedom for all citizens and now the latest: Moving one of the Pussy Rioters to Siberian for reporting on terrible conditions in the women’s prison.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, of the punk group Pussy Riot, in a Moscow court last year.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/05/pussy-riot-tolokonnikova-punished-siberian-prison-hunger-strike

Sylvia Archive: Cat Dreams

Even felines are visited in their sleep.  Click the comic to see this kitty’s fantasy.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Bad Girls Interview

I hated Larry David and can’t watch his series, although I have tried many times.  I don’t like Mindy, and yet…I find “The Mindy Project” a marvelously funny series.  Mindy’s show captivates me.

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Check out Lena’s interview with Mindy, which happened because of Tavi Gevinson of Rookie.  All three are Bad Girls, indeed.  http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/lena-dunham-hilariously-candidly-interviews-mindy-kaling-20131111

 

Sylvia Archive: Smoke Screen

Where is the State of California more than 10 years later? Click the comic to see.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What’s Your -Ism?

Lily Allen’s new music video, “Hard Out Here,” has gotten a lot of criticism for attacking sexism using black women dancers. It looks like racism. I think Lily Allen is brilliant. I think she made a mistake in the video, and I think parody and satire are very difficult. They often become what they are fighting against.

This is a thoughtful article by Camille Hayes from Bitch Media.

http://bitchmagazine.org/post/it%E2%80%99s-hard-out-here-for-a-feminist

Then there is this view from Salon.com.

http://www.salon.com/2013/11/13/why_lily_allens_hard_out_here_isnt_a_feminist_anthem/

Sylvia Archive: Tallying Accomplishments

The woman who done everything better has a daily ritual for success.  Want to give it a try?

Monday, November 18, 2013