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Iowa Rules

April 3rd, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

How about a bit of good news?

From AP:

The Iowa Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling Friday finding that the state’s same-sex marriage ban violates the constitutional rights of gay and lesbian couples, making Iowa the third state where marriage is legal.”*

*Therefore proving that, although Middle America may not necessarily lead the country in the news, banking, entertainment, or fashion industries, it sure can be at the forefront of the industry of yanking one’s head out of one’s own ass. Seems like there are about 47 other states (um, hi, California) that could and should take a cue from that.

[AP: Iowa court says gay marriage ban unconstitutional]


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It’ll Be Panda-monium!

October 13th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

You may be one of those people that doesn’t think pandas are the fuzzin’ cutest animals on the planet, in which case, you’re a freak.

Or, you’re like us, and your heart goes aflutter every time you lay your eyes on these smart, peaceful, cuddly herbivores. And you wince every time you hear about their endangerment and hope that they’ll never, ever, ever be extinct.

In which case, you’ll be happy to know that scientists from China, Britain, Canada, the United States and Hong Kong have finally finished sequencing the panda genome. Which allows us to understand more than we ever have about the panda’s habits, lifestyle, and needs to survive. Which makes the idea of a panda extinction even less of a imminent reality!

And we also think it spells out a future that includes: a panda for Jen, a panda for me, and a panda for each person that signs up for the DISGRASIAN RSS feed.

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Thanks, Jen!

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June 25th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

HOW ON EARTH did we miss the release of a new Ladytron album? It’s been three years since their last full-length, and we must say that our respective collections of silky, femme-fronted electro-pop records (on hand to spin at gadzillions of cool DISGRASIAN house parties) have truly suffered for it.

Well, we shall suffer no more! Velocifero is now available for purchase on Amazon, and boy is it delicious. Like scotch and cheese, Ladytron is clearly getting better with age, maintaining a cool and collected sensibility that doesn’t pander to the skinny-ass-jeans-wearing hipsters flooding most grungy electro-dancefloors.

It doesn’t hurt, of course, that producer/songwriter/keys man Reuben Wu is even more crush-worthy than ever.

Want a taste?

Mmm. Yummy. Like scotch and cheese.

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