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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Jogger who accidentally crossed U.S. border from B.C. detained for 2 weeks

quote [ Cedella Roman says she was jogging along the beach south of White Rock, B.C., when she crossed the U.S. border without realizing it. That's when her two-week nightmare began. ]

Another jog through hell
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [4 comments]

Friday, 22 June 2018

How I Broke, and Botched, the Brandon Teena Story

quote [ The original writer of the Village Voice story that inspired “Boys Don’t Cry” looks back on her reporting — and the huge error she still regrets ]

Hiding the tears in my eyes
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:33amGMT] [3 comments]

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46

quote [ Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. ]

That she's a one-in-a-million girl
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:48amGMT] [4 comments]

Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe

quote [ When you’re gay or trans in the Middle East, escaping war doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the people who want you dead. ]

Oho, don't hate our love
[SFW] [people] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:18amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

India’s Utopian “Star Wars” City

quote [ Her words rang out for 5,000 to hear, and in 16 languages, on a winter’s day in 1968. It was the inauguration of Auroville, the futuristic utopia in India led by guru Mirra Alfassa, who declared her mission to make “a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.” ]

Tonight was made for me and you
[SFW] [history] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:13amGMT] [0 comments]



Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Weirdo National Security Agency posters from the 1950s, 60s and 70s

quote [ I hope you kids are all as grateful for the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) as I am. Thanks to FOIA, we get to read, see and have access to all kinds of things that THE MAN never wanted us to see. He probably still doesn’t. But…fuck that noise, right? ]

This is a national security alert
[SFW] [history] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 18 June 2018

Afghanistan’s Last Buddhist Relics

quote [ It’s hard to believe that Afghanistan, a country torn by war and religious extremism, was once a peaceful Buddhist nation. Pilgrims from all over Central and South Asia came to this remote mountainous region, built monasteries and colossal statues, dug caves into the sandstone and meditated. ]

Buddha, was he where it's at? Is he where you are?
[SFW] [history] [+1 Insightful]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:24amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball!

quote [ Not to rag on the World Cup or anything, but why run after a football when you can just drive towards it on a motorbike? Well that’s the spirit of Motor-ball, which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. All you need to play is 1) a huge inflatable ball, 2) a bike of some kind, and 3) the need for speed… and maybe 4) a death wish. ]

Well I'm having a ball
I've got my motor running
[SFW] [sports] [+3 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Absolutely Brilliant!

quote [ The British company Codemasters, best known for the Game Genie, didn’t let a pesky lack of license get in the way of creating some of the NES’ best games. ]

You couldn't beat me with a Game Genie
[SFW] [games] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:33amGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 15 June 2018

The humans are coming! HIDE!

quote [ Mammalian species around the globe are becoming night-owls in order to avoid us. ]

Hidding away from the world with eye's closed
[SFW] [environment & nature] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [4 comments]



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