Hanzi Smatter



My new favourite site – “Hanzi Smatter” – is dedicated to the “misuse of Chinese characters (Hanzi or Kanji) in Western culture”. Oh, the misuse is hysterical and it’s rampant.

That’s because there’s a never-ending lineup of dumb fools just waiting to be picked on – and deservedly so I have to say. The site deals with many “does my tattoo really say ‘love’?” inquiries and most of the time love ain’t anywhere on that carnal canvas, not even an oily smudge.

One lady proudly bears “crazy diarrhea” in both Chinese Hanzi and Japanese Kanji on her lower back – spawning the legend which is now lovingly referred to as, “crazy diarrhea”. She allegedly says she did it on purpose. Yeah, whatevs crazy diarrhea lady.

This Bill Maher quote sums it all up nicely: “Just because your tattoo has Chinese characters in it doesn’t make you spiritual. It’s right above the crack of your ass. And it translates to “beef with broccoli.” The last time you did anything spiritual, you were praying to God you weren’t pregnant. You’re not spiritual. You’re just high.”

Hanzi Smatter

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equality? sure, it’s in the can.



Forget about the usual feminist agenda, those dreadfully drab chick issues like pay equity, reproductive rights, violence, body image, leaving your husband, destroying capitalism and practising witchcraft. Oops, strike those last few from the public record. I didn’t mean to blow our cover, my fellow shedevils.

Seriously, who gives a care about any of that nonesense when we hot mamas can have toilet equity?

Shorter Waits for Women in New York Restrooms

The City Council of New York City passed legislation this week requiring new public venues and those undergoing renovations, such as bars, restaurants, theaters or concert halls, to create restroom equity by establishing a two-to-one ratio of women’s to men’s stalls. Alternatively, businesses can comply by making more of their facilities unisex and increasing the number of stalls available to women. Schools, hospitals and prisons will not be affected by the legislation. According to the New York Times, Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania and California already have similar measures in effect.

Read full article from source.

Finally! Gosh.

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my eastern european yearnings…



Kostelecke-uzeniny.jpg

I came across this image today at b3ta’s Phallic Logo Awards.

I had to laugh, this is totally a real logo. When I was in Prague a couple years ago with Collin, I was eating this stuff 2-3x a day.

It tastes like a sausage smoothie should and it spreads on baguettes like silky smooth peanut butter. I even smuggled a load of it home but for some reason, it tasted better there than here.

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The hard rainbow/supersurf/warp & woof/your world stage



“The Exquisite Corpse game (along with some of the most influential and intriguing art of the century) was developed by the artists and writers associated with Andre Breton’s surrealist group during the third decade of the twentieth century.

The process on this site has been digitized. It is a collaboration between a small number of artists, each with little to no idea as to what has gone before, creating a (hopefully) single, unified and otherwise unique work that could not be created any other way. Graphic skills, while important, need not be a barrier to participation. Flexibility, creativity, humor, and openness are indispensible.”

The hard rainbow/supersurf/warp & woof/your world stage

This has been the most challenging fun I’ve had in a long time. It’s an amazing creative process… very rewarding to participate, anticipate and finally see the result.

Guess which panel is mine (the exquisite corpse is divided into four panels, horizontally)…

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