Daily Archives: 11 January 2007

principles with a price-tag

I should read the news more often. How much money have I given to The Body Shop since they sold out to L’Oreal (bunny killers) and Nestlé (baby killers, among other things)?

But Anita says she hasn’t sold out. What does that mean, really? To “sell out?”

Well, a good example would be building a company on the whole cruelty-free ethos, and then selling it for a whacking big load of money, to a company that puts caustic substances in rabbits’ eyes just to see what will happen. Oh, and a “hypocrite” would be someone who markets herself as this big passionate activist, and then says she doesn’t care what her company does now that she’s sold it. All that money she has now “to give to charity?” Wonder if she’ll donate any of it for animal rights, fair trade, decent labor practices, or healthcare for third-world children? Now that she’s handed a big profit-machine over to a conglomerate that stands against those things.

And here’s a bonus word: “disingenuous” is when you sell out and then pretend you don’t understand why people are upset.


thanks, Kel!

Does Not play well with others
Ooh, you’re a dark one. Sitting in the corner, singing to yourself, playing with matches and twitching. Most of the time you instinctively avoid company, and if you’re forced into close proximity, things do not go well. You can probably stop stabbing that teddybear now. It’s not going anywhere.
What’s your malfunction?

Ack, I keep forgetting the song du jour of the day. Today it’s Tony Zoulias (Lustful Life), by Mando Diao. That song totally makes me dance like Ed Grimley.

But, you know, in a very hip and cool way.


more backatcha

Elemmaciltur said:

You should go to Dresden and move the planet if you need in order to get the kids to go with you. It’s a beautiful place.

Still thinking about it, maybe just taking the kids up for the weekend part, but. This is another one of those vicious circles that you get into when you have kids. If I go alone, there probably isn’t four days’ worth of stuff to do and see. With kids there is, because everything happens more slowly when you bring kids along. But I can’t have the kids there for four days, I can only have them there for two. Hmmm… Continue reading