stupid and ill-conceived. Plus, no backhand.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Surveillance Cameras Show Good Samaritans Prevail Over Bystander Effect

quote [ Human beings are social animals and cooperative creatures: We empathize, forge bonds, and build communities. ]

Community ain't a lab rat.
[SFW] [people] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@11:18amGMT] [1 comment]

Monday, 15 July 2019

Stirred Not Shaken: How Do You End Up With 50,000 Swizzle Sticks?

quote [ Lots of people are swizzle-stick collectors but don?t even know it. The bulk of your collection is probably hiding in the back of your junk drawer, and you might find one or two more sticks jammed amid the dry felt-tip pens in that jelly jar on the credenza, next to the spot where your landline used to be. Not to put too fine a point on it, but inventorying your swizzle-stick collection could be as easy as tidying up a bit around the house. ]

As a neon swizzle stick stirrin' up the sultry night air
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 14 July 2019

The Indigenous Tribes Fighting to Reclaim Stevia From Coca-Cola

quote [ Guaraní have long cultivated the plant, which they introduced to a world hungry for natural sweeteners. ]

Your quotes be sweet like stevia
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Curious Case of the Socialite Who Sterilized Her Daughter

quote [ Did Maryon Cooper Hewitt want to suppress ?bad genes? or steal her child?s inheritance? Their battle over genetics and motherhood riveted the nation in 1936. ]

I'm only a sterilized heiress
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:37amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 7 July 2019

Google?s Jigsaw Was Supposed to Save the Internet. Behind the Scenes, It Became a Toxic Mess

quote [ ?They were like feathers in his cap,? the former employee said, referring to Cohen. But at the end of the day, even after working there ?it is still not really clear: what it is that they?re doing?? ]

This had been trending: Another sad account on some net people.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@7:26pmGMT] [0 comments]

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Destroyer of worlds

quote [ Kicked off 4chan for doxing, then kicked off 7chan, 4chon, and several other alt-chans, Gamergate needed a home and Brennan saw an opportunity. He dialled into a Gamergate live-stream chat and made his pitch: ?I?m not like Chris Poole. I?m happy to have you.? Gleefully, the Gamergaters moved in. Discovering Brennan?s disability, they gave him a new nickname: Hotwheels. ]

Very thoroughly collected info on the whole online harassment thing: it's complicated. Didn't know 8chan was this late to the whole imageboard circle. Surely explains a thing or two.
[SFW] [people] [+6 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@7:59pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Life and Death of 'Our Aeroplane Girl' - English Aviatrix Amy Johnson

quote [ Had I been a man I might have explored the Poles or climbed Mount Everest, but as it was my spirit found outlet in the air. . . . ]

Of an aviatrix lost at sea, never to be found
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@7:12amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 30 June 2019

The magical thinking of guys who love logic

quote [ Repeat after me: calling something logic doesn?t make it so. Calling someone rational doesn?t make it so. Opinions from Youtube men are not facts. Getting mad about philosophers you haven?t read isn?t reason. Insulting your girlfriend because she questions your sudden political shift isn?t logic. ]

Got my mojo working, but ? in a highly illogical shift of events ? it won't work on you.
[SFW] [people] [+10 Underrated]
[by Paracetamol@3:17pmGMT] [5 comments]

Monday, 24 June 2019

The Curse of the Ship of Gold

quote [ How a brilliant scientist went from discovering a mother lode of treasure at the bottom of the sea to fleeing from authorities with suitcases full of cash. ]

The crystal seas and ships of gold
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Brilliant Expressionist Dance Costumers From The 1920s

quote [ In 1924 married avant-garde dancers Lavinia Schulz and Walter Holdt posed for Minya Diez-Dührkoop. It ended in murder ]

I'm avant-garde, yeah, I'm avant-garde, yeah
[SFW] [people] [+1 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

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