Skip to main content

if this doesn't warm your heart, you're dead

UPDATE! elton has a facebook page!

i'll have to get around to my "friday favourites" tomorrow, but in the meantime, there is one story that is absolutely my favourite thing of this week that really deserves to be shared.

one of the most awesome things about dom, one of many awesome things, is that he actually has a really remarkably cool family. other people may have in-law problems. i just struggle to be a good enough person that they still speak to me.

how awesome are they? glad you asked.

his cousin in tennessee just adopted her fifth dog, a last minute rescue from the local shelter, as he was being led to doggie death row. although she clearly has a lot to take care of already in the canine department, she couldn't let this guy go to the gas chamber. why? because his miscreant previous owner had dumped him at the shelter for being gay.

i can't make this shit up, people. guy kicked his canine companion to the curb because he though he was gay.

as offensive as that is, it's wonderful to think that a young lady who's already been an outstanding dog owner would stand up and say "no".

and it gets better...

because she's named him "elton".

there are many things that have brought a smile to my lips this week, but absolutely nothing that has renewed my faith in carbon-based hominid lifeforms as much as this story. read about it here if you don't believe me.

Comments

as long as you're here, why not read more?

long suffering

i've been meaning to write this post for a while, but, every time i get started, something happens that makes me rethink portions of it, to add or subtract or consider a different way of looking at things. the post was originally going to be my take on a #metoo statement, but i ended up making that post on my personal facebook page. [it's not that i don't love you all, but there are a few things i'm not comfortable putting in the entirely public sphere.] but beyond joining the #metoo juggernaut, i wanted to write something about the wave of sexual assault revelations that continues to swell over the north american media landscape that wasn't about me. then i realised that that was a little more complicated than just writing "so, lotta sex rapes happenin' these days, ain't there?" or whatever it was that i was going to say.

so i tried writing something about just a part of it: the media coverage or the entertainment industry or the politicians or …

jihadvertising?

i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:



am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: a lip for all seasons [summer edition]

this may seem like an odd time to think about summer, but not to think about coolness. it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea that summer is considered "cool" in colour analysis terms and, in my opinion, reads as the coolest of the cool, because everything in it is touched with the same chilly grey. winter may have the coldest colours, but its palette is so vivid that it distracts the eye. everything in summer is fresh and misty, like the morning sky before the sun breaks through. in my original post on the season, i compared it to monet's paintings of waterlilies at his garden in giverny and, if i do say so, i think that's an apt characterisation.

finding lip colours touched with summer grey and blue is, as you might expect, kind of tricky. the cosmetic world seems obsessed with bringing warmth, which doesn't recognise that some complexions don't support it well. [also, different complexions support different kinds of warmth, but that's another…