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Friday, March 28, 2003

buy a peace pop
This is one of the scariest freaking things I have ever seen. Do you know what this is, folks? It's called blacklisting, and we've done it before... that was called McCarthyism. The basic message of this page is that actors who disagree with the war in Iraq should lose their right to work. Are you serious? Sure, you can refer to being anti-war as being unpatriotic (I will disagree with you, because there is nothing unpatriotic about being politically-minded and speaking about the decisions YOUR government is making for YOU, but you can go ahead and say it anyway), but why stop there? Why not just make a list of all the Communists in Hollywood?
A statement released by the Screen Actors' Guild says this: "Some have recently suggested that well-known individuals who express 'unacceptable' views should be punished by losing their right to work. This shocking development suggests that the lessons of history have, for some, fallen on deaf ears." It goes on to say "Even a hint of the blacklist must never again be tolerated in this nation."
The irony I find is that both sides of the debate have, essentially, the same argument. The main page of Boycott Hollywood justifies its blacklisting with the statement "These "Hollywood/Celebrity Pundits" need to realize that they do NOT speak for America. They need to stop saying and acting as if they speak for the American public - because we are here to tell you this: YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR US!" But the precise reason for Americans, any Americans, speaking against the war is identical: they want it to be known that the views of the American government are not necessarily the views of all the American people- "you do not speak for us."
Here's how it is folks: no matter what your view is, there is someone who is speaking for you, and there is someone who is speaking against you. It is an integral principle of democracy that we have the freedom and the right to do this. In my opinion, it is unpatriotic NOT to express your views when that very expression is something our nation was founded on.
One last thing: Boycott Hollywood has Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream listed on their boycott list, due to some comments made by founder Ben Cohen. It quotes a statement in which Cohen says, "we can't go to war and kill hundreds of thousands and wound hundreds of thousands of people, both our own and the people in those countries, any time there's someone around that we don't like." Sounds sane enough to me. However, Boycott Hollywood responds to this with "I'll not purchase another pint of B&J's because it would be too hard to choke down with all the hate-filled rhetoric of it's maker." Hate-filled rhetoric? Last time I checked, saying that violence is wrong in no way promotes hate.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

how a bill becomes a law? come on. this is like schoolhouse rock stuff, isn't it? am I really having a test on this?
(of course, I did have to call Emily- long distance- to have her explain to me that Congress is what the House of Representatives and Senate are referred to collectively. It is good to have a best friend who will tell you things like that without making you feel like a total idiot.)
newsflash: louisa may alcott had bisexual tendencies
the scariest thing about this creepy school is that everywhere I go I keep discovering new religious statues. they are ALL OVER THE PLACE, hidden in the most random corners. I'll be walking to the caf, and SURPRISE! a marble crucifix. on my way back to the dorm, and howdy! there's ANOTHER statue of the virgin mary. maybe it's just because I'm not catholic and we aren't so into the statues in my church, but it seriously freaks me out a lot.

Sunday, March 23, 2003

and when I told you
I love you more than the sun moon stars sky
it wasn't true, but only
because I can't describe anything grander than those
to love you more than.
I learned when I was sixteen
that all a man had to do
was tell me
I was beautiful
and then he would own me.
no matter what crimes would follow
he was forever shielded,
even when it happened
once twice three times four
but I accepted it again and again
like we all do:
I take it over & over & believe each time
that here
is where I break my streak and this
is where I prove them wrong.
it doesn't change
but we were always phoenixes, weren't we?
letting the flames lick and scorch
even though they
break us to the ground
we are too glorious to be kept there
for long.
-yours truly

Thursday, March 20, 2003

you know they're serious about the war when they preempt soap operas like "Passions" with war coverage.

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Lauren and I, instead of sitting around and waiting to hear Bush declare war this evening, went to see Adam Richman at Wakehurst... a truly rewarding experience. He was a John Mayer type with an eyebrow ring and an artillery of songs about his ex-girlfriends, during one of which he rhymed "Joanna" with "bandana." This reminded me of the fact that no one is ever going to write a song about me because "Megan" is not an aesthetically pleasing name and does not rhyme with anything.
However, Ari Fleischer just announced that Bush is going to address the nation at 10:15. So I feel like it's time to ease out of teeny bopper mode and into an informed and concerned adult frame of mind.

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

I don't care if you are Irish or Irish-for-a-day: if St Patrick's Day falls on a Monday and you have an 8:30 class on Tuesday morning it is NOT a good idea to go out. Of course I didn't actually set my alarm correctly last night (surprise surprise), so I didn't get up for that class, but I then had a voice lesson at 10:30. Let me tell you, there is not much that is more miserable than a hungover voice lesson. Just try it.

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Today is a day where I know I don't want to be here at school, but I don't know where it is I would rather be. Today is a day where I would be prefer to be nowhere at all, and with nobody at all, even though there are people I miss terribly.

Saturday, March 15, 2003

the curse of march 14
I don't know what it is folks, but after reflecting on last night's fiasco I realized I cannot remember the last time I had a good birthday. Last year was the incident with Lee, the year before was the Sweet Beats trick (a trick you cannot pull on someone like me), and I don't even remember my sixteenth birthday- my sweet sixteen! lord lord lord. life is so difficult when you're the diva of all drama queens.

Friday, March 14, 2003

my favorite discovery of the day:
ah... it's so nice to be home.
happy birthday to me

Thursday, March 13, 2003

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCH."
2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Belair."
4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish.
5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters Club and tired to start a club of your own.
6. You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
7. You know that "WOA" comes from Joey on Blossom.
8. Two words: M.C. Hammer
9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock."
10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars.
11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales."
12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
13. You wore a pony tail on the side of your head.
14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen.
15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) with friends at school.
18. You wore Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it.
19. L.A. Gear.....
20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
21. You remember reading "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" and all the Ramona books.
22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF."
23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
24. You ever wore, fluorescent, if you will, clothing.
25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off...
26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
27. You took Lunch Pales to school.
28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sentence.
30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
32. You thought Sheena and He-Man should hook up.
33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets.
34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.
35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know what you are, but what am I?"
36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were in-line skates.
38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
41. You've gone through this list occasionally saying "This wasn't from the 80's!"
42. You remember Popples.
43. "Don't worry, be happy"
44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
45. You wore socks scrunched down.
46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
47. You remember boom boxes vs cd players.
48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.
49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!"
50. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony"
51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
52. You remember Alf, the little furry brown alien from Melmac.
53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.
54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By the Bell", the ORIGINAL class.
55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THRU THE HEART.
56. Acid wash jeans. Come on.

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

we're asking americans to be ready
have you seen these new government commercials featuring your friend and mine Tom Ridge, in addition to various protectors of the people (fireman, policewoman, etc.)? They make me a little nervous. "Don't worry folks, everything is fine, but just in case we suffer a nuclear holocaust or something of the sort, it's probably a good idea to have six months worth of canned food, wireless/battery-less/power source-less phones, and several copies of the most recent book published by a Republican. just to be safe." what the hell! I'm not sure what the right way is to reassure the american public, but this certainly isn't it. and has anyone else noticed that Tom Ridge is not an attractive man? he should definitely not be in commercials.

Monday, March 10, 2003

good girls go to heaven... bad girls go everywhere
embrace your inner bitch
I have had the absolutely craziest weekend... vacation barely started and I am exhausted already. I had so much fun at Midd with Emily though, her friends are not scary snobs like my impression of the majority of Middlebury students. They were all very down to earth and friendly, so I am not afraid anymore that she is going to become a bitch. other than the level of bitchiness she and I possess already, of course.
an epiphany of some variety: I have reached a point where I realize that there is truly no way I can please everyone, and it is impossible for every person I meet to like me. and you know what? that's fine. the people who dislike me are not the people who I like anyway, so why does it matter if they like me or not?

Thursday, March 06, 2003

Rob is giving up AIM for Lent. more evidence on what a generation of technology we are. IM him (SwapBravo) and give him a hard time about it.

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

joke of the day
from jen and tonic
a guy asks an american, "what proof do you have that iraq has weapons of mass destruction?"
the american replies, "we kept the receipts."
march 14 advice
you're probably wondering what I want for my birthday (which is in 9 days and counting). most people are. here are a few suggestions:
Middlebury College Dissipated Eight - Eight Balls
Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
John Mayer - Any Given Thursday

and also I really really like it when people make me mix CDs. a lot.
or you can just buy me a coke and we'll call it even.
if you wait for me
then I’ll come for you
although I’ve traveled far
I always hold a place for you
in my heart
if you think of me
if you miss me once in awhile
then I’ll return to you
I’ll return and fill that space
in your heart
-tracy chapman

really sounds much sappier here than it does in the song... oh well.

Monday, March 03, 2003

Now when you talk with her, I don't want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie that everybody really hopes makes it happen. I want you to be the guy in the rated-R movie who you're not sure if you like yet.
--Trent; The Swingers--

ok, I admit that I took this from some totally random person's profile and I have no idea as to the context of the quote... but I liked it and I stole it. there, are you happy?
for everyone
there's a person, place or time
that brings you back
and makes you feel alive
before your reason clouds your eyes
you could rule the world
if you wanted to
-better than ezra

Sunday, March 02, 2003

Jason Kittredge, you saved my sanity today.

and now, a completely unrelated paragraph.

Am I really a bad person because I think South Park is possibly the funniest show I have ever seen, with the possible exception of The Simpsons? I was choking on my own laughter while watching the episode with Timmy and Jimmy last night. There must be a lot of other people who think South Park is funny too, because otherwise it wouldn't still be on the air. I do, however, feel like I should go to confession after watching an episode- luckily I'm not Catholic and I have no such obligations.
my two main problems:
a) as much as I hate to say it, I really do talk too much. I don't know when to shut up, and things I say tend to get back to exactly the people who shouldn't hear them.
b) I trust everyone. I'm not at all discriminating as to who I tell my life story to, and it gets me in trouble. I think somewhere along the line I got the idea in my head that if you tell secrets to people, it makes them your friends. The world does not actually work this way.
I can't believe I'm not transferring.
gotta love the random junior high girls
guRlgoEsdOwn: so what the fuck seriously happened betwenn you and lee???
limelightlover7: who is this?
guRlgoEsdOwn: b/c what i heard is that you wanted to have more than one guy
guRlgoEsdOwn: and he dind't like that sounds of that which i would either
guRlgoEsdOwn: how could you ever say that to lee... he is the sweetest thing in the world and you wanted to also see other ppl
guRlgoEsdOwn: thats so fucked up
limelightlover7: what are you talking about
guRlgoEsdOwn: you know what i am talking about megan
limelightlover7: i think you should get your facts straight
limelightlover7: you know nothing about what is going on between lee and i, and frankly it isn't any of your busines
guRlgoEsdOwn: uummm.. hhmmm... no i think that you shoudl stop being a lil hooch
limelightlover7: that's very mature
guRlgoEsdOwn: yeah it is
guRlgoEsdOwn: what you fucking did was wrong
guRlgoEsdOwn: how could you even think about saying that to him
guRlgoEsdOwn: he loved you so much megan
limelightlover7: we are together
limelightlover7: and we're very happy
limelightlover7: so it's really unnecessary for you to bitch me out about it
guRlgoEsdOwn: yeah oookk
guRlgoEsdOwn: well wether you are together now that dont mean shit to me
guRlgoEsdOwn: he shouldnt be wiht you...
guRlgoEsdOwn: your sucha dumb bitch and he shouldt have taken you back
guRlgoEsdOwn: and im sure even he knows that one by now
limelightlover7: i think you would be smart to stop talking about things you don't understand
limelightlover7: i don't know what you're trying to accomplish, but calling me names and making things up gets you nowhere
guRlgoEsdOwn: oohh ok

what a day.
if that's all you will be
you'll be a waste of time
you've dreamed a thousand dreams
none seemed to stick in your mind
two points for honesty
it must make you sad to know that nobody cares at all

Saturday, March 01, 2003

welcome to being the bad guy. get comfortable.