cause everyone has balls
Sunday, 25 June 2017

The secret lives of IS fighters - BBC News

quote [ Three young IS militants lie dead on the banks of the River Tigris. They have left behind photos and documents revealing their private lives. ]

IMO, a well-considered piece. This BBC reporter has taken the time to look into the lives of three IS fighters killed in an airstrike. The piece doesn't lionise the men and it shows the stress that the general public are under. I agonised a bit over a thumbnail but could find none that were truly appropriate so there is none.
[SFW] [people] [+4]
[by Bob Denver@7:07amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 19 June 2017

The Secret Story of the Groundbreaking Boxing Champ Who Lost His Title ? Because He Was Gay

quote [ This Latino immigrant moved to 1920s New York with nothing and took on the sports establishment. Then the establishment took him down. ]
[SFW] [people] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:11amGMT] [1 comment]

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]

Friday, 16 June 2017

A Sociology of the Smartphone

quote [ Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition. ]
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@6:40amGMT] [6 comments]

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Furniture of the Future: Victorian New York's Most Visionary Designer Loved His Machines

quote [ Whhen George Jakob Hunzinger patented his first piece of furniture in December of 1860, the United States was on the brink of a devastating Civil War. Amid the growing pressures of industrialization, the country was split between those in favor of an old-fashioned business model?dependent on slavery?and those betting on a more diversified, innovative economy. ]
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:03amGMT] [1 comment]



Thursday, 8 June 2017

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 ... ]

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

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

?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? (???????????), 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]

Monday, 5 June 2017

This Artist Created John Waters Action Figures?And We Want Every Single One

quote [ Can't you just imagine opening up a Dawn Davenport doll on Christmas? ]
[SFW] [people] [+5 Good]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:46pmGMT] [2 comments]

Sunday, 4 June 2017

When these 19th century farmers wanted to talk about sex, they just invented a new language

quote [ Unfortunately, ?Boontling? is nearly extinct today ]
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:45amGMT] [7 comments]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Magdalen: The Island of Shipwreck Survivors

quote [ The small archipelago of Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, off the coast of the Canadian province of Quebec, is home to some 12,000 people. Nearly everyone of them is a descendant of a shipwreck survivor. ]
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@11:14amGMT] [0 comments]



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