Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Year of the Cock

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year and according to the Chinese calendar, we are entering the Year of the Rooster (or "cock" as it's also known.)


What will you Bitches be doing to celebrate the Year of the Cock?

Friday, January 27, 2017

National Chocolate Cake Day

Friday, January 27th is National Chocolate Cake Day.

Enjoy a piece, Bitches.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shower Time?

This man hasn't showered in 12 years, and he doesn't smell...

Dan Whitlock, a chemical engineer believes that humans don’t need to shower to be healthy, and that a daily soap scrub may actually remove a beneficial type of bacteria that keeps the bacteria that contribute to body odour in check.

He sprays himself with an odourless fluid he invented, called 'Mother Dirt AO+ Mist’ containing bacteria that are intended to eat the ammonia in our sweat.

How often do you shower, Bitches?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Winter Workout Rut?

Join the Infomaniac Gymnasium!...

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Queef to The Chief

Canadians took to the streets by the thousands on Saturday to lend their support to the massive Women's March on Washington...


We queef in Drumpf's general direction.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weekend Guests

The Mistress has guests and will catch up with you Bitches later.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Filthy Friday - "Piss on it" Edition

You know what I'm talking about, Bitches.

[thanks, Kevin]

January 20, 2017. 

Piss on it.

Wake up and smell the coffee, America because it's happening.

For a helpful 9-step guide on what to do next, visit Cookie.

UPDATE: Thanks to an idea by LX, "Make America Urinate Again" merchandise is now available from The Infomaniac Shopping Network...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Canadian Discovers Trump Moth

Meet Neopalpa donaldtrumpi: a newly discovered species of twirler moth that’s making headlines...

Images: Vazrick Nazari/AP

The helmet-like cluster of yellow-white scales atop its head, bear a striking resemblance to Donald Trump’s hair.

The moth also has 'unique genitalia' which has never before been seen in a male of a similar species. Its genital 'valvae are strongly curved' with an 'acute tip.’  

Its male genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than the moth’s close relative Neopalpa neonata, according to the study.

The moth's habitat extends from Southern California in the U.S. through Baja California in Mexico. (insert wall-building joke here.)

Dr. Vazrick Nazari is the Canadian evolutionary biologist who made the discovery.

“With the new administration taking office very soon, and the uncertainties about what is going to happen to the [Environmental Protection Agency], I thought perhaps this would be a good opportunity to bring wider attention to the fact that we have so many fragile ecosystems and protected areas in the US that still house undiscovered and undescribed species of plants and animals, and we absolutely need to continue protecting them,” Nazari said.

More details here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Oh Canada, Eh?

A yearlong, nationwide celebration has begun.

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday on July 1, 2017. The sesquicentennial. Bonus points if you can pronounce it correctly. No, it is NOT pronounced Sasquatch-Centennial!

Why wait until July 1st when we're ready to party now?

You'll be reading more posts about Canada this year than ever before, here on Infomaniac. zzzzzz. Did someone just doze off? Attention, Bitches!

First of all, here's what we here at Infomaniac want to know...

Have you been to Canada and if so, where did you go and how did you like it?

Blue Monday

[via Zenfancy]

The third Monday in January (today) is believed to be the most depressing day of the year, aka "Blue Monday."

Wrong. The most depressing day falls this year on Friday, January 20th, aka Inauguration Day.

Over to you, Ikettes...

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Victoria Reminder

VICTORIA. Tonight on PBS.

If you've forgotten what I'm talking about, click here.

Don't ask me what time. Consult a TV Guide, Bitches.

And don't blame me if you don't enjoy it as much as Downton Abbey but it's all we've got until the next Downton Abbey comes along. Having said that, it's good viewing pleasure, nonetheless.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Reflections on Reading - The Book Challenge Concludes

The Mistress wishes to thank those of you who took part in The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge.


This time last year, several of you stated that you wanted to READ MORE BOOKS in 2016. We here at Infomaniac hope we challenged you to do so or at least inspired you to get lost in a book from time to time.

The Mistress read 52 books in 2016; up by only two books from the previous year. However, I'm pleased that I was able to indulge my passion for reading as often as I did.

Of those 52 books,  40 were Non-fiction and 12 were Fiction. I don't know how that works out as far as percentages are concerned but clearly, I have a preference for non-fiction. And of those 40 Non-fiction books, 9 were music-related and 13 were either biographies or autobiographies.

I don't know what these findings say about me. But look at your own reading choices over the past year and note what patterns you find.

There are no plans for a 2017 Book Challenge but we here at Infomaniac will continue to post about what we've been reading, from time to time, and encourage you to share your selections too.

And as the French say, "Bonne lecture!" (Happy reading!)

Sunday, January 08, 2017

The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge: Your November-December Choices

It's time for you Bitches to have your say.


Tell us what you've been reading during the months of November and December for The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge.

Friday, January 06, 2017

The Mistress's Reading List: November-December

The Mistress read 8 books during the months of November and December.


On SUNDAY, you Bitches will have your turn to tell us what you've been reading during the months of NOVEMBER & DECEMBER for The 2016 Infomaniac Book Challenge.

TODAY, we look at the Mistress's list of books for November and December. This time, it's all Non-Fiction.

Canada by Mike Myers (published 2016)...

Canadian born comedian Mike Myers' book about his 53-year love affair with Canada. Packed full of anecdotes about Canadian culture and history, it's funny, as you'd expect, and full of personal stories on how the country shaped his personality and influenced his work. An affectionate look at our nation from a proud ex-pat.

Testimony by Robbie Robertson (published 2016)...

A must-read for fans of The Band: 4 Canadians and an Arkansan who produced a unique sound and an impressive body of work. As The Band's main songwriter, Robertson takes us on a musical journey from his early days in rock 'n' roll to The Band's "The Last Waltz" concert in 1976. The book draws to a close when Robertson is only 33 years old (he's now 73) so expect another memoir in future.

Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters by Jeff Burger (published 2016)...

A collection of more than 50 interviews Cohen conducted between 1966 and 2012. Fascinating reading yet Cohen remains an enigma.

Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop by Marc Myers (published 2016)...

Consider this an oral history jukebox. Songwriters and performers reveal the inspirations and stories behind their songs.

Kathy Griffin's Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index by Kathy Griffin (published 2016)...

The Mistress is not too obsessed with the cult of celebrity but she cannot resist Kathy Griffin dishing the dirt on the likes of Woody Allen and "The Donald" to name just two.

The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu (published 2016)...

This books reveals the history of how media resells human attention to advertisers. It shows us that every day, we are openly bought and sold by attention merchants such as television, Facebook and Twitter.

I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (published 2016)...

The author's "debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives. It passes on lessons and side-eyes on life, social media, culture and fame, addressing those terrible friends we all have to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma’s wake on Facebook."

The Six: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters by Laura Thompson (published 2016)...

Born with silver spoons in their mouths, the six Mitford Sisters were the toast of British society. Born between 1904 and 1920, the lives of these sisters was a mix of snobbery, seduction and scandal.

That's it for The Mistress's choices. Be sure to return on SUNDAY to tell us about the books you've been reading.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Meanwhile, Down in the Oubliette

The Mistress returns on Friday.

In the meantime, don't let the door to The Oubliette hit you on your way back down.