Angst on a Shoestring

Monday, October 30, 2006


Call for Change!

In 2006, Democratic voter turnout matters big-time. Many races will be decided by just hundreds of votes—and those races will determine the future of Congress. MoveOn's Call for Change program allows people with busy lives to spend as little as 15 minutes mobilizing voters in key races from their home computer and phone.

Call For Change

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Michael J. Fox = Class, Rush Limbaugh = Ass

One of the things I'm most grateful about is that there are people willing to "out" themselves and put a face to disease. Michael J. Fox embodies inner strength. Watching his physical decline is hard for me. I have Multiple Sclerosis. My MS and his Parkinsons share some of the same fun symptoms.

MS is a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Parkinson's disease is a chronic, progressive disorder of the central nervous system that belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders. Parkinson's is the direct result of the loss of cells in a section of the brain called the substantia nigra. Those cells produce dopamine, a chemical messenger responsible for transmitting signals within the brain. Loss of dopamine causes critical nerve cells in the brain, or neurons, to fire out of control, leaving patients unable to direct or control their movement in a normal manner.

It is vital to anyone with a with a neurological disease that stem cell research continues. It could lead to cures and treatments.
Mr. Fox did an ad for Claire McCaskil running for Senate in Missouri:

Rush Limbaugh decided Mr. Fox was "faking" or "acting" in this ad.
From Limbaugh's site: Michael J. Fox is allowing his illness to be exploited and in the process is shilling for a Democrat politician. In the process of doing that, creating an impression like John Edwards tried to do that is not reality. Michael J. Fox is using his illness as a way to mislead voters into thinking that their vote for a single United States Senator has a direct impact on stem cell research in Missouri.

Oy. This coming from the expert on drugs.
Enjoy this Crook and Liars tidbit. In which Keith Olbermann gives us the delightful visual of the attack on Michael J. Fox.
Michael J. Fox Foundation

Thursday, October 19, 2006


So where do I go for shoes?

You Are a Centaur

In general, you are a very cautious and reserved person.
However, you are also warm hearted, and you enjoy helping others in practical ways.
You are a great teacher, and you are really good at helping people get their lives in order.
You are very intuitive, and you go with your gut. You make good decisions easily.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


For your viewing pleasure - Mister Reusch!


I stumbled here bopping about the net. I looooooove anyone that has bright colors and luscious pinups. And bug-eyed dogs! He proves that Saturdays spent in front of the TV to catch the Creature Double Feature actually can be useful in a career. His work is creepy but oh so much fun.

In his words:"Freelance illustrator/ mask-maker/ poster artist/ spookshow collaborator holed up in a big spooky apartment (that came with its own embalming machine in the cellar) with self-described "evil hootchie dancer" Miss Firecracker and our bug eyed Boston Terrier/ home wreckers, "Frankenstein" and "Mr. Rupert Giles."

Co-founder of the horror-themed Black Cat Burlesque and art guy for Miss Firecracker's "La Gata Negra League of Masked Lady Wrestlers". I type with my middle finger with occasional assists from mister thumb. I've designed snowboard art but prefer sledding and snowball fights. I sit at home all day painting pictures and playing with my dogs, and at night I put on homemade monster masks and chase my girlfriend around on burlesque stages of the Northeast. I really like sitting in the tub with hot water. If it's hot out, I like sitting in the tub with cold water. I look forward to becoming a very destructive ghost someday. There are a lot of mean shitheads in the world, so in my future job as a ghost, I will make them miserable and scare them 24/7 until they go crazy and/or lose all control of their bowels. I think the world would be in much better shape if everyone had great sex lives."
bellalunaBella Luna

This is how I see the moon. Sweetly shining. Plus I'm a moonchild so..

pugpaintingSuitcase Scavengers

customjacketCustom Jacket

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


John Hodgman Public Service Announcement


215 Fest Recap!

What an amazing night! My sides ached for days afterwards. I was dissappointed that Jonathan Coulton didn't get a chance to play more. But if you go to his site Coulton's Site you can get his Podcasts.
John Hodgman explaining all the areas of his expertise.

Hodgman with his personal songwriter, Jonathan Coulton.

Hodgman doing his best Phil Donahue as he interviews Amy Sedaris. Amy got a volunteer to help make her famous cheese balls.

Amy and I as I lurch over her as she signs.

The new domestic diva, Amy Sedaris.


Jonathan, the very busy troubadour, as I mooch a picture off of him.

He very gallantly put away his cell phone for me.


Amy's inscription.

Hobo chalksign!

Friday, October 06, 2006


What Tarot are you?

I Am

Which tarot card are you?

Spiritual enlightenment, inner illumination, hidden power. Link between seen and unseen. Balance of positive and negative forces. Receptivity. Unseen guidance.
A young woman sits on a throne holding a scroll labeled "Tora" meaning "law." On her breast is the sign of the meeting of heaven and earth, the Maltese cross. Her crown is the full orb supported by horns, the crown ofthe Mother Goddess Isis, who rules all things changeable, shown by the moon at her feet. Her power, upon which her throne rests, derives from the creative principle of duality, shown by the two pillars of light and darkness. To those who know and love her she dispenses the sweet fruit of the world itself, symbolized by the pomegranates.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

1987 - Betty Glover Library Workout Tape Ad

This helpful video was brought to my attention by a friend.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006


A Reminder - 215 Festival

Tomorrow night! Free! With Amy Sedaris! John Hodgman! John Coulton! David Rees! I'm tired of exclamation points!
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Día de los Muertos icons!

From the good folks at The Iconfactory and artist David Lanham. These icons totally capture the feeling and color of The Day of the Dead. Now, I just need to keep pestering for the matching desktop image. Comes available in Mac, PC or as a Pixadex iContainer. I'm really surprised there aren't more Day of the Dead desktops/icons. There are some great Día de los Muertos sites. Just mosey down my page for a post about them.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


Cat Head Theatre

It's cat heads, it's theatre.
You know, ya gotta love it.
From the folks at Naked Rabbit