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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Beauty, Equality, And The Problem With Calling Everything 'Sexist'

quote [ Now, for a man, fictional or real, to say of a woman that she is “still beautiful” at a certain age is without doubt to reveal a crass male sensibility and to express a trite sentiment. But such a statement – an aesthetic judgment, actually – is “sexist” only under the greatly expanded meaning this term has acquired since the revolution in consciousness of the 1960s and 1970s. ]

Cat, meet pigeons. but i do agree with his main point.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@2:49pmGMT] [20 comments]

Thursday, 15 June 2017

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

quote [ Near the end, Linde made a seemingly flippant suggestion that our Universe itself might have been knocked together by an alien ‘physicist hacker’. The paper’s referees objected to this ‘dirty joke’; religious people might be offended that scientists were aiming to steal the feat of universe-making out of the hands of God, they worried. ]

Given how easily lab animals are dispatched and disposed of, I suspect that human-made universes will be treated much the same.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@11:30pmGMT] [8 comments]

Monday, 12 June 2017

(Very) Late breaking news...Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid didn't die in a Bolivian gunfight

quote [ According to Lula Betenson, Cassidy’s youngest sister, Cassidy and the Sundance Kid didn’t die in Bolivia. Betenson is the author of "Butch Cassidy, My Brother." She wrote the book in 1975. ]

It's kind of blown my mind that I saw the film in the cinema in '69 and his sister was still alive at the time.
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@9:53pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Hawaiian pizza inventor Sam Panopoulos dies aged 83

quote [ Sam Panopoulos, who has died aged 83, leaves a legacy that has delighted, confused and appalled diners worldwide. Often at the same time.
Panopoulos is the Canadian man who invented Hawaiian pizza, a dish so divisive it led to a presidential outburst this year. ]

I prefer capicollo and pineapple but every now and again, I'll have a Hawaiian pizza...but with lots of chill flakes.
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@9:47amGMT] [9 comments]

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The NYT crossword is old and kind of racist

quote [ Who is the New York Times crossword talking to? ]

It's funny, I never once thought of a crossword showing a racist, sexist or political bias. I just want to write words in boxes and feel that sweet joy when other ones match up. (sigh)
[SFW] [games] [+3 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@7:53pmGMT] [27 comments]



Study finds link between death-related anxiety and support for killing animals

quote [ Humans kill animals for food, but could it also provide another psychological function? A study recently published in the Personality and Social Psychology ... ]

À propos to recent discussions
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@5:54amGMT] [12 comments]

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96

quote [ The actor was best known for appearing in Last of the Summer Wine and was also famous as the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. ]

Even though 96 was a really good run, damn! Thanks for the laughs! RIP
[SFW] [obituaries] [+4 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@6:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

‘The Restaurant of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia

quote [ On Friday last week, a curious restaurant popped up in Tokyo’s Toyosu district. It was called “The Restaurant of Order Mistakes” (注文をまちがえる料理店), a twist on The Restaurant of Many Orders, Kenji Miyazawa’s 1924 tale. Sure, it’s clever, but why a name for a restaurant? ]

My mum died from dementia but I think that she would have had fun in this sort of setting at a point in her illness. It might even have helped her stave off the disease for a bit longer.

[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by Bob Denver@5:46amGMT] [5 comments]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

US Teens Doing Common Teen Stuff Could Soon Face 15 Years in Prison

quote [ Last week, the House passed a bill intended to punish child pornographers, but the way it's written, teenagers caught sexting would face at least 15 years in prison. When critics pointed this out to the bill's sponsor, however, he insisted it was the government's "moral obligation … to defend the defenseless." ]

Apparently, sex in the USA is something that should be reserved for the old, white, straight and wealthy... especially d**k pix. So far I'm not impressed with their take on Sharia Law but ISIS should salute their zeal.
[SFW] [Big Brother] [+3 Informative]
[by Bob Denver@8:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 2 June 2017

Ninth Circuit Breaks New Ground in Sexy-Cop Jurisprudence

quote [ Probably not necessary to say that the court's decision was quite favorable to sexy cops. ]

So, in the USA, "sexy cop" is officially and legally a 'thing'.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3 Funny]
[by Bob Denver@8:34pmGMT] [4 comments]



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