Sunday the 13th links

Via the Irish Art Blog is news that Liverpool Registry office is removing heteronormative* art from their walls so as not to offend gays. Fucks sake. Bit overboard if you ask me.

The city, which has over recent years become one of the most gay friendly in Britain, is removing two paintings because they are too associated with straight marriage. One is of a young bride signing the register and the other is of Romeo and Juliet on a swing.

* always wanted to use that silly word.

Chile Presidential Candidates answer questions from blog readers. Another way of conversing with the public. Will we see the parties using blogs before the next election? and using them to actually converse with people and not talk at people without listening, as is the current case.

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart). This makes me sad for a few reasons.

Torrent of Sigur Ros on Jools Holland playing hoppípolla and með blóðnasir. Saw them live in the Olympia on Friday night. Sinéad has a review here. Additionally read what memories are swirled up when she listens to them.

Store Pandora streams to your hd.

Girl from tomorrow type bracelet. ‘Embrace “interactive braceletâ€? concept includes LCD display, Bluetooth, camera.’

Ferrari Joyride around Paris.

Table with conveyor belt to get rid of the crap on it.

10 most powerful women in the blogosphere. We need more women in the Irish bloggersphere. We need more non techies too.

Adds to my Christmas wishlist.

5 Responses to “Sunday the 13th links”

  1. Suzy says:

    You won’t stop now Damien, how long till you use heterocentric and many other silly words!

  2. Sinéad says:

    Damien, glad you enjoyed Sigur Ros, sorry for keeping you from Jonsi – it could have be love!

    I know there are more than 10 women blogging in Ireland, but not that much more that have any kind of profile, when compared to the numbers of male bloggers. Again, we’ve all been done the gender road with this one but I’d be interested in hearing nominations for Ireland’s powerful women bloggers and especially discovering more non-techies like myself.

    Colm from In Fact, ah posted that link to the Irish Art blog on my post about the dearth of Irish Art blogs and the link didn’t work. It doesn’t work here either – is this to do with my non-techieness (see para 2) or just a broken link?

  3. Damien says:

    Sinéad: Fixed the link.

    Suzy: Is the answer to your question “Thursday”?

  4. Suzy says:

    Awaits Thursdays post with interest then! Will I send you a link for a queer theory glossary to assist? 😉

    And yes I wonder where the Irish women bloggers are but we are growing and some of us are still learning our trade so to speak!

  5. Sinéad says:

    “some of us are still learning our trade so to speak!”
    That would definitely include me Suzy. No problem with the word aspeact of blogging but fearful of anything more than the odd bit of html. 🙂