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movies 2013

Published December 31, 2013 by lisaolisa
  1. A Night to Remember (1958)
  2. Absent (2010)
  3. Admission (2013)
  4. America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments (2011)
  5. And Now a Word from our Sponsor (2013)
  6. Arbitrage (2012)
  7. Argo (2012)
  8. Arrested Development: Season 4 (2013)
  9. Art of Conflict (2012)
  10. Aziz Ansari: Buried Alive (2014)
  11. Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious (2011)
  12. Aziz Ansari: Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening (2010)
  13. Bachelorette (2012)
  14. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
  15. Brian Posehn: The Fartist (2013)
  16. Childrens Hospital: Season 2  (2010)
  17. Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubadour (2007)
  18. Compliance (2012)
  19. Cropsey (2009)
  20. Detropia  (2012)
  21. Dexter: Season 6 (2006)
  22. Dinner for Schmucks (2011)
  23. Django Unchained (2012)
  24. Don’ Stop Believing (2013)
  25. Doug Stanhope: Beer Hall Putsch (2013)
  26. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog  (2008)
  27. Dreams of a Life   (2011)
  28. End of Watch (2012)
  29. Farmageddon (2011)
  30. Fat Kid Rules the World   (2012)
  31. Flight (2012)
  32. Girl 27 (2007)
  33. God Said, “Ha!” (1999)
  34. Hitler’s Children  (2011)
  35. House at the End of the Street (2012)
  36. House of Cards: Season 1 (2013)
  37. Hungry For Change   (2012)
  38. Inheritance (2006)
  39. Jack Reacher  (2012)
  40. Jeff, Who Lives at Home  (2011)
  41. Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker (2011)
  42. Killing Them Softly (2012)
  43. Lewis Black: In God We Rust  (2011)
  44. Liberal Arts (2012)
  45. Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater (2011)
  46. Madness in the White City (2007)
  47. Marc Maron: Thinky Pain (2013)
  48. Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (2013)
  49. Moshe Kasher: Live in Oakland (2012)
  50. National Geographic: Science of Evil (2008)
  51. Of Dolls and Murder (2012)
  52. Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 (2013)
  53. Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream  (2012)
  54. Patton Oswalt: Finest Hour (2012)
  55. Premium Rush (2012)
  56. Prodigal Sons  (2008)
  57. Promised Land (2012)
  58. Safety Not Guaranteed  (2012)
  59. Seeking Asian Female (2013)
  60. Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure (2011)
  61. Side by Side (2012)
  62. Side Effects (2013)
  63. Silver Linings Playbook (2013)
  64. Skyfall (2012)
  65. Sleepwalk With Me (2012)
  66. Smashed (2012)
  67. Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
  68. Tabloid (2010)
  69. Ted (2012)
  70. The Awakening (2011)
  71. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  72. The Big Uneasy (2010)
  73. The Bourne Legacy (2012)
  74. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
  75. The Details (2011)
  76. The Guilt Trip (2012)
  77. The Host (2013)
  78. The House I Live In (2012)
  79. The Impossible (2012)
  80. The Imposter (2012)
  81. The Invisible War   (2012)
  82. The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father CIA Spymaster William Colby  (2011)
  83. The Master  (2012)
  84. The Missing Person (2009)
  85. The Pact (2012)
  86. The Pee-Wee Herman show on Broadway (2011)
  87. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  88. The Queen of Versailles   (2012)
  89. The Sessions (2012)
  90. The Stranger (2010)
  91. The Woman Who Wasn’t There (2012)
  92. This Is 40 (2012)
  93. This Must Be The Place (2011)
  94. Trinidad (2008)
  95. Upstream Color (2013)
  96. West of Memphis (2012)
  97. World War Z (2013)
  98. Young Adult  (2011)

books 2013

Published December 31, 2013 by lisaolisa
  1. Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart (2006) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  2. America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t by Stephen Colbert (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  3. American Gangster: And Other Tales of New York by Mark Jacobson (2007) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  4. American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  5. Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  6. Attempting Normal by Marc Maron (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  7. The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread by Maria Balinska (2009) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  8. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  9. Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jessica Miscavige Hill (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  10. The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan (2009) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  11. The Uninnocent by Bradford Morrow (2011) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  12. Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos (2004) (on goodreads.com) — So, so weak. [2013]
  13. Canada by Richard Ford (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  14. The Circle by David Eggars (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  15. Company by Max Barry (2006) (on goodreads.com) —— Have you ever wondered if the freaky insular dimension your large employer creates is a grand joke being played on you and your colleagues? [2013]
  16. Controlling People: How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to Control You by Patricia Evans (2003) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  17. The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates (2011) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  18. Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road from Glory to Disaster by Paul Ingrassia (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  19. Detroit: An American Autopsy by Charlie LeDuff (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  20. Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  21. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  22. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow(2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  23. Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave by Adam Alter (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  24. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  25. Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked by James Lasdun (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  26. Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  27. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  28. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  29. Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore (2001) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  30. The Interestings: A Novel by Meg Wolitzer (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  31. Killing Floor by Lee Child (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  32. The Lampshade: A Holocaust Detective Story from Buchenwald to New Orleans by Mark Jacobson (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  33. Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls by David Sedaris (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  34. Live from the Armed Madhouse by Greg Palast (2007) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  35. London Under London: A Subterranean Guide by Richard Trench & Ellis Hillman (1993) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  36. Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison (2007) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  37. Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Myster.y by Robert Kolke (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  38. Mafia Summit: J. Edgar Hoover, the Kennedy Brothers, and the Meeting That Unmasked the Mob by Gil Reavill (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  39. Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir by Ellen Forney (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  40. Masters of Chaos: The Secret History of the Special Forces by Linda Robinson (2005) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  41. Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight (2011) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  42. Northwest Corner by John Burnham Schwartz (2011) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  43. NPR Laughter Therapy: A Comedy Collection for the Chronically Serious by NPR (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  44. Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  45. The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science, and Fear by Seth Mnookin (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  46. 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True by Guy P. Harrison (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  47. Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth (1969) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  48. Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts, Weather Wimps, and the Myth of Seattle Nice by Knute Berger (2009) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  49. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk (2009) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  50. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  51. Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us by Michael Moss (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  52. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis by Timothy Egan (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  53. Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People by Amy Sedaris (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) — To have true success crafting while physically and psychologically challenged, you need a superhuman tolerance for toxic adhesives. [2013]
  54. The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement by David Brooks (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  55. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore (2005) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  56. Sybil Exposed: The Extraordinary Story Behind the Famous Multiple Personality Case by Debbie Nathan (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) — Did you think the whole story was a load of made-up crap? Me, too, only I didn’t know the toll it took on her after Sally Fields opined [2013]
  57. Not Taco Bell Material by Adam Carolla (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  58. Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk (2010) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  59. The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human by V. S. Ramachandran (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  60. The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  61. The Dinner by Herman Koch (2013) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  62. The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life by Robin Zasio (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) — Hoarders are a good source of crafting materials and rodent feces. [2013]
  63. The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual — The Biggest Bank Failure in American History by Kirsten Grind (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  64. The Postmistress by Sarah Blake (2011) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  65. They Eat Puppies, Don’t They? A Novel by Christopher Buckley (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  66. From Those Wonderful Folks Who Gave You Pearl Harbor: Front-Line Dispatches from the Advertising War by Jerry Della Femina (2010) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  67. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  68. Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History by David Aaronovitch (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  69. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  70. Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple (2012) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  71. Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson (2013) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  72. Worm: The First Digital World War by Mark Bowden (2011) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  73. Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (2008) (on goodreads.com) [2013]
  74. You’re Not Doing It Right: Tales of Marriage, Sex, Death, and Other Humiliations by Michael Ian Black (2012) (nf) (on goodreads.com) [2013]

sweet potatoes and yams *are not the same things*

Published December 15, 2013 by lisaolisa

Candied yams are part of a Southern school lunch of questionable nutritional value.

THIS is why intellectually lazy Americans think yams are sweet potatoes, grocery staff can’t point out which is which, and stores either label them as both or not at all. Thank you, Ag Department!

At least the government library knows the difference.

What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?