Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Save Cognitive Dissonance! (Well, at least Meg & Co.)

I’m asking the fine folks of Tumblr (and the internet at large) for donations because emergency surgery to remove an appendix time bomb has left our budget stretched beyond the breaking point. We’re finding it impossible to cover medical bills, pay rent and utilities, buy groceries, and though I’ve been looking for full-time work, it’s been difficult to find anyone who’s even hiring. My husband and I are both working and going to school, but it’s just not enough. We’re falling further behind. 


I want to continue to bring you guys great ad-free content on the daily. So why not ask folks to pitch in a little? Unlike the New York Times, I put nothing behind a paywall and ask for no subscriptions — and like I can compare to the great Gray Lady anyhow. But I DO think I deliver entertaining and informative content, and your feedback tells me this is the case. 

There’s over 40,000 people following my site now. I know there’s many of you in a similar position — struggling to make ends meet, and I know you’d help if you could. But if just 25% of you pitched in $5, well, I’d be secure for the rest of the year — and pay this off. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from giving more. Donate here or use the widget on the sidebar of my site. Also, the email for my PayPal is

When I started this in 2010, I never pictured it being the marvelous and large community that it is today. I’m asking for your help because I believe I have some of the most generous and fantastic readers on the Internet. Your generosity helps me survive and in exchange, I’ll keep bringing you the oddities and policies of the political and legal world, both on here and live-streamed every Friday night. Again, it’s YOU that makes it possible.

Oh, and cat pictures. I’ll keep posting lots of cat pictures. Like this one:


Thank you so much,

Twitter: @meglanker

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So this is wicked cute, and now I want to attach cameras to my cats. From Urlesque:

If you’ve ever wondered what the world looks like from your cat’s perspective, you need to watch Cat Diaries. It’s a video made up of footage shot by 25 cats wearing cameras around their necks. It’s really cute to travel along with the cats as they look out the window, play with toys, and wrestle other cats.

Of course, you could get nitpicky and say that this isn’t really cat-vision, because cats see a different range of colors than humans do. To which I would reply, “Shh! Look! Look! This one’s chasing a ball!”

(Source: URLesque)

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