“I loathe Mary Zilba,” hisses the meanest of the Vancouver housewives, Jody Claman. Then proceeds to dismantle the newly repaired, yet delicate, friendship of Mary and Ronnie. And therefore, reminding me why no one should ever like Jody. The woman is obsessed with Mary, not just disliking or bad mouthing Mary, but literally, she’s unable to stop talking about her. For someone who claims to be above the drama, Jody surely knows how to create it. And keep it going. And going. And going. She’s the elderly Jewish Energizer bunny of hate.
What exactly is Jody’s issue with Mary? At this point it doesn’t matter. The Canadian Queen of Mean’s entire story line has been to negatively discuss everything about Ms. Zilba. And it’s getting to be exhausting. To say she’s over doing it would be the biggest understatement of the year. She’s taking petty and gossip to the next level. Best of all, she thinks it’s acceptable behavior that classifies her as classy. For the record, it’s not.
Telling someone that they’ll have an aneurysm and die isn’t exactly an insult nor a premonition. It’s evil gibberish for the sake of proving her capability of speaking.
Jody went from typical Jewish motherly figure, to most dramatic, condescending, unaware frump on The Real Housewives of Vancouver. Oi vey!
My first mixtape! Made for CMU’s Secret DJ 2012.
A sample of my music taste during finals season of fall ‘12
1) Cliff Martinez – Don’t Blow It
2) Evian Christ – MYD
3) UZ – Trap Shit V5
4) Bo$$k – Rich
5) TNGHT – Bugg’n
6) Flosstradamus – Rollup (Baauer Remix)
7) Djemba Djemba – Oh ok yeah that’s cool
8) LOUDPVCK – BECKY
9) Flosstradamus – From the Back (Lunice Remix)
10) Bo$$k – VIP
11) Danny Brown ft. Big Sean & Dusty McFly – I’m out here (Detroit Mix)
12) Kendrick Lamar – Backseat Freestyle
13) Supreme Cuts – Val Venus (Brenmar Remix)
14) Mr. Bangladesh – 100
15) Baauer – Yaow!
16) Sleigh Bells – Demons (Diplo Remix)
17) gLAdiator – Bitch Slap (gLAdiator Refix)
18) Zomby – Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)
19) Do As Infinity – Yesterday & Today (Dub’s Floor Mix Transport 002)
20) Four Tet – Lion (Jamie xx Remix)
Replace ‘MIT’ with ‘CMU’ and there you have it
Friday evening I went to visit my high school friend Eric at Tufts.
My dad tells me that when he and my mom were at PhysTech, the Russian counterpart to MIT, he went out to Moscow on weekends just to see other faces. There’s something about seeing the same people every day, and all of us with similar problems, and seeing your particular misery reflected back at you everywhere you look. Visiting Tufts was like inhaling after holding my breath.
The people I met were beautiful. They were relaxed, they were happy, and they didn’t have bags under their eyes. There was a spark, an extra degree of freedom, a young, harmonious vitality. The people around me were spending Friday experimental baking or jazz dancing until the AM hours. I didn’t see anyone studying. They were just having fun, and they were doing it guilt-free and not under the guise of putting off homework. There was something exciting and completely unpredictable about the situation: we might bake! we might dance! we might run out into the cold without our coats! It felt good to talk with someone completely new, and it felt good to be the nerdy one again.
We walked through vast lawns, past trees and scattered red brick houses with white columns. The buildings looked warm and inviting and none of them looked weird. For once, I didn’t want weird. The cold wind bit through my sweater, and the sting felt tangible in a way I hadn’t felt in a while.
Diplo & Friends - Halloween Special 2012
run the trap!
Reviewing this record, readers will be reminded of the children’s story of the boy who cried wolf. Unquestionably, the parade of prior alarms has undermined Israel’s credibility. Threats unfulfilled necessarily erode deterrence. Nonetheless, we should not forget how that story ends: The wolf finally comes, and he eats the boy.