girldetective.me


Charmingly pretentious misfit based in the Middle West. Skilled taxidermist, crime fighter, and former Olsen Twin. Dislikes olives. Fluent in English, Pig Latin, and Esperanto. M.O.T. No trespassing.







  • July 23, 2014 1:06 pm

    Maine outreach groups to educate, learn stories of incarcerated Native Americans

    Native American people make up about 3 percent of the incarcerated population in Maine, though they account for only about half a percent of the state’s total population, according to data from the Maine Department of Corrections and the U.S. Census Bureau. That is why the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maine-Wabanaki REACH organization plan to engage members of Maine’s tribes who are incarcerated and people who work in Maine’s prisons in their work in the coming months.

    […]

    [Researchers] explained that it is difficult to find a native person who has not experienced some sort of trauma. That trauma is passed down through generations from parents to their children and affects many aspects of people’s lives.

    Educating the native population about the impacts of trauma and their history through this grant will help “bring people to the realization that it’s not because native people have a predisposition to alcohol or drug abuse,” she said. “It’s because we’ve been dealing with trauma for [hundreds] of years — since contact.”

    Bloody John Oliver, makin’ me think about stuff and to the point where I  want to research it. LAME.

  • 11:53 am

    Is there a Ravinia concert tonight?

    jasmined:

    Essential site to bookmark for Chicago summertime shenanigans, along with Is There a Cubs Game Today?

    Oh man, I wish I’d had this in 2011. Pro-tip: If you’re getting married at a synagogue 1.2 miles from Ravinia, maybe check the schedule to ensure your ketubah witnesses don’t get stuck in post-concert traffic.

  • July 22, 2014 5:17 pm

    I saw Klingon Wookie Heathen Party FTW in concert. They were pretty great.

    Was that the night they opened for Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes?

  • 4:59 pm

    Creationist: Aliens Will Go To Hell & Not Even Jesus Can Save Them

    Getting pretty stoked about Hell, you guys. 

    #KlingonWookieHeathenPartyFTW

  • 12:50 pm
    None of you listen to Wittertainment, so I have absolutely nobody to nerd out with (with whom to nerd out?) over Mark and Simon’s discussion on sexting and twerking in the cinema.
YOU GUYS ARE LAME.

    None of you listen to Wittertainment, so I have absolutely nobody to nerd out with (with whom to nerd out?) over Mark and Simon’s discussion on sexting and twerking in the cinema.

    YOU GUYS ARE LAME.

  • 12:17 pm
    stuffparty:

This amuses me.

This is from a 1949 article by historian Russell Lynes called “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow.” I took a course called High Art/Low Art in college, and we were assigned to read the article and then update the chart to reflect current cultural trends. I got really engrossed in the assignment, and ended up making four intricate sets of highbrow to lowbrow paper dolls. I should really find them and see how they stack up ten years later… View high resolution

    stuffparty:

    This amuses me.

    This is from a 1949 article by historian Russell Lynes called “Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow.” I took a course called High Art/Low Art in college, and we were assigned to read the article and then update the chart to reflect current cultural trends. I got really engrossed in the assignment, and ended up making four intricate sets of highbrow to lowbrow paper dolls. I should really find them and see how they stack up ten years later…

    (Source: reddit.com)

  • July 21, 2014 9:33 pm

    Sometimes Humanity Breaks Your Heart.

    But then your Jewish mother and your Muslim friend break off from your Facebook thread on the Middle East conflict to talk about possibly doing the Harry Potter Studios tour together, and you can’t help but to smile just a little bit.

  • 12:22 pm
    The man of my dreams/nightmares.

    The man of my dreams/nightmares.

  • 11:19 am

    criticalmassofbooks:

    starry-eyed-wolfchild:

    A town known as the “town of books”, Hay-on-Wye is located on the Welsh / English border in the United Kingdom and is a bibliophile’s sanctuary.

    rachel-was-distracted-and can we go?  Please?

    Hey, I’ve been here! Some very nice former residents of Wales accompanied me…

    (Source: whenonearth.net)

  • July 20, 2014 9:37 pm
    PHRASING, FACEBOOK TRENDS.

    PHRASING, FACEBOOK TRENDS.

  • July 18, 2014 2:08 pm
    New home office. View high resolution

    New home office.

  • July 17, 2014 2:48 pm

    It's No Game

      Brother:  Basically, the world hates Israel because Israel refuses to act in accordance with some degree of decorum. Israel hates the world because the world refuses to acknowledge that they have legitimate reasons for defence, even if they take it too far (but, boy, can they play guitar.)
      Me:  Wait—has anyone ever tried sending David Bowie in to broker negotiations? Because I think that might work.
      Brother:  I don't know...the whole situation is a Labyrinth.
      Me:  Come on, let's just get the Israelis and the Palestinians face-to-face with the man who sold the world.
      Brother:  It will just be the same shit. I've lived it ten times or more.
      Me:  So you're saying these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations?
      Brother:  I just have a sense of doubt.
      Me:  But if it works, we could be heroes...
      Brother:  And everything would be hunky dory!
      Me:  It would be the great Utopia dream.
      Brother:  You can't stake your lives on a Saviour Machine, though.
      Me:  I'm pretty sure David Bowie can force you to be free.
      Brother:  If we keep going with this, we could write a future legend.
      Me:  David Bowie puns about the Israel/Palestine conflict: It ain't easy!
      Brother:  Rock 'n' Roll Suicide bomber?
      Me:  Okay, I retract that last statement.
  • 1:38 pm

    FUCK

    My last surviving pair of jeans have an unrepairable hole in the, erm, “Netherlands.”

    YOU GUYS I CAN’T FACE TRYING ON JEANS AGAIN. WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO MEEEEEEEEEEEE.

  • July 16, 2014 8:41 pm

    Mom Arrested for Letting Daughter Play Outside

    I was easily the most sheltered kid in my neighbourhood. My neurotic Jewish mother always wanted to know who I was hanging out with, what their parents were like, where they lived, etc. Hell, I’m 31-years-old, and still check in with her roughly everyday just to prove I’m alive. But even my parents, overprotective as they were, let me ride my bike to the nearest park (about half a mile away) after I turned 8 or 9.  I couldn’t tell time on a face-clock very well, so my parents got me a digital Hello Kitty watch to ensure that I knew exactly when I had to stop climbing trees and pedal back home. Over the Summers I probably rode my bike to the local pool nearly everyday; I would meet up with friends, and promise to call my mother from the pay phone if I wanted to stay past a certain time. 

    Again, my parents were, by everyone else’s standards, “way overprotective.” So, I guess I’m having a hard time understanding how letting a 9-year-old walk to the park down the street with an emergency cell phone for one afternoon is somehow a crime. I mean, if this law was enforced in 1992, every parent in my neighbourhood would have been under lock and key by the end of the weekend. Granted, I’m not a parent, so maybe I just don’t “get” it, but really? REALLY? Ugh.

    (Source: knowledgeequalsblackpower)

  • July 15, 2014 4:27 pm

    Days of Thunder

      Homeless Man:  I hope this ain't inappropriate, but you have really nice legs. I can't see 'em because of your skirt, but I bet you got great thunder thighs.
      Me:  ...
      Me:  ...
      Me:  ...
      Me:  ...
      Me:  Yeah, so...I think my thighs are gonna walk away now. BYE.