non compos mentis

knowing madness is an important part of wellness.  here‘s a gallery of art depicting those who are completely out of their tree.




Listen, we’re all ladies here. And because we’re all ladies, we are also necessarily all Golden Girls fans. So before I talk about anything, we can all agree that Betty White is a goddess and everything she touches turns to gold. WHITE GOLD.

I’m sad she won’t be doing a full episode on her own, although I guess she is like a million years old and a little Betty is better than no Betty. Instead they’re doing a “Women of Comedy” episode. Again, if Betty White is there, I’m happy. And if all the other rumors are true–that Lorne Michaels is reaching out to Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Molly Shannon–that’ll be an excellent show. I can’t help but feel a little ambivalent, though, at the idea of this women of comedy special. There is certainly a trend for women to play the straight man and serve as catalysts for Hilarious Male Humor, but that is less and less the case. Every week on SNL is a women of comedy special, especially since Kristen Wiig is so freakin funny. I guess it just seems a little old fashioned to me. What do y’all think?


So, I’ve made no secret about my grumpy feelings about abstinence-only education. And once in a while, I get a little caught up in the arguing part of it and the looking for facts and making points etc and I forget that abstinence only education is just kinda overall stupid sounding. So here: read this brilliant McSweeney’s article that points out just how silly abstinence-only education is.

This isn’t essentializing AT ALL

Here’s a little gem I found on MSN’s Health and Fitness page. It’s so cute. Apparently your period “can make you think like a guy.” Uh, ok. WTF does that mean?

“Lower estrogen levels during your period can increase your “male cognitive skills,” such as spatial thinking, according to Pauline Maki, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This doesn’t mean you’ll start obsessing over fantasy football, but your map-reading skills may peak along with your period.”

Now that I think about it, whenever I’m on my period, I’m actually capable of reading and understanding the bus map. I’m also an emotional, crazed, chocolate craving bitch with no remorse. I just love these darling nuggets of pop health/pysch wisdom . They’re so fun! 

And, now for something totally unrelated that actually is fun!