it's like they're staring into my very soul... And giving it an erection
Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp

quote [ Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions. ]

Girl move it like Pilates
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 23 March 2020

The Strange and Dangerous World of America?s Big Cat People

quote [ A headline-grabbing murder-for-hire plot helped expose the dark side of exotic animal ownership in the U.S. Is there now enough momentum to reform the industry? ]

Big cat walking on the wild side
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:19amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Do Economists Actually Know What Wealth Is?

quote [ ?I?m afraid ?blub? just won?t do,? you call back, beginning to walk away. ]

Yeah, definitely good times to think about values of goods.
[SFW] [people] [+7 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:35pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Satanic Panic

quote [ In the early 1990s, a tiny Prairie town was swept up in a wave of extraordinary accusations, involving child abuse and Satanism. Thirty years later, many are still haunted by what happened. ]

Mothafuckas panic 'cause they know I'm satanic
[SFW] [people] [+3 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Doomsday Fashion of the Azores Islands

quote [ Somewhere in between the Handmaids Tale and the Grim Reaper, there were the unnerving ladies of the Azores Islands. ?Enveloped in their large hooded cloaks, the Azorian women seems to flit about like phantoms,? wrote Elise Reclus a 19th century encylopedic series on the earth?s inhabitants. With radical doomsday preppers already making headlines with their makeshift hazmat suits, we couldn?t help but get sidetracked with these strange and ominous get-ups of yore ]

Of a destiny with dignity achieved
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Prodigal Techbro ? Maria Farrell

quote [ We all need second chances. Even if we don?t need those fresh starts ourselves, we want to live in a world where people have a reason to do better. But the prodigal tech bro?s redemption arc is so quick and smooth it?s barely a road bump. That?s because we keep skipping the most important part of the prodigal son story?where he hits rock bottom. ]

That's clever argumentation: starts out understanding and finally turns into a sharper critique.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 8 March 2020

The Woman Who Found a Snail in Her Soda and Launched a Million Lawsuits

quote [ Sixty-six years before the infamous spilled McDonald?s coffee, May Donoghue drank a ginger beer with a dead mollusk in it and changed personal-injury law forever. ]

Kind sir it's a mollusk I've found
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 7 March 2020

For the Lulz

quote [ It Came from Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office
The story of 4chan is often treated as a sort of grotesque sideshow to the growing populism of recent politics, but Beran?s book shows how central it was to the changes that have taken place as Internet natives reshape political discourse. ]

Being a book review with personal anecdotes, this ends up painfully coherent. In case you were still missing some parts of this story.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:46pmGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 6 March 2020

Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, who opposed gay marriage, comes out as gay

quote [ Aaron Schock came out as gay on social media. "?I can live openly now as a gay man because of the extraordinary brave people who had the courage to fight for our rights when I did not,? he said. ]

I'm not schocked - after all, don't all government gay bashers accent their moose-knuckle emphasizing white pants with heliotrope and robin?s egg blue?
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@6:23pmGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 2 March 2020

The man who refused to freeze to death

quote [ Lost, wet and alone in a freezing, snow covered landscape, an Icelandic fisherman?s story of survival against the odds reveals the human body?s remarkable ability to adapt to the cold. ]

Tell me I'm frozen but what can I do?
[SFW] [people] [+2 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:58amGMT] [3 comments]

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