Tag Archives: being-the-change

The Tin Noses Shop

I think I’ve posted about Harold Gillies before, but his life’s work was so wonderful it bears repeating. Writing in the 1950s, Sir Harold Gillies, a pioneer in the art of facial reconstruction and modern plastic surgery, recalled his war service: “Unlike the student of today, who is weaned on small scar excisions and graduates […]

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Cards For Humanity

The makers of the offensively fantastic Cards Against Humanity provide the stats on their freemium Christmas promotion, with their expected humour and a really lovely twist ending.  If you haven’t checked out their party game, you can do so knowing that you’re supporting a company with more depth than their “Two midgets shitting in a […]

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16 Ways I Blew My Marriage

Cute article with some seemingly common sense tips. Surprising how many of them cease to be common sense once the endorphin rush of new love peters out. 16 Ways I Blew My Marriage.

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“We Shall Overcome”

The link to this might have disappeared, but it’s an interesting article worth digging for. The Occupy movement benefitted from this kind of organised alliance of oppressed groups. Shame they weren’t able to effect much change. Now the story of these Jewish refugees, taken in by black communities in the segregated South, is being told. […]

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of Harry Potter

Riding the metro underground can be boring as dirt. Pretend all you want that youre tiny and zipping around a giant humans circulatory system, a la Fantastic Voyage – eventually the blah concrete surroundings, lights whizzing past in a sleep or nausea-inducing monotony, and hermetic A/C hum forces many riders to reach for a book […]

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Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women

Cracked has become something far different than its historical goofy publication on the web.  This article is not something I expected to be reading on their site, but I’m glad it was written and I’m gladder it was published.  Guys, read up! And now you see the problem. From birth were taught that were owed […]

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Little Free Libraries

I’m in a condo, so sadly this isn’t too feasible right now. Definitely something to think about in the future, though.  What a wonderful idea. When a new library “registers” with the Free Little Library organization, it gets an official number and is added to a Google map where patrons can search for nearby libraries, see […]

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“Ron Perlman returns as Hellboy for awesome reason”

Wow, this is terrific. Ron Perlman has always come across as a big teddy bear, and acts like this prove my suspicions. Offering a surprisingly warm start to another week of cold show business news, Ron Perlman instantly became one of the nicest celebrities you know by agreeing to reprise his role as Hellboy—not for […]

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Hit-and-run victim was quiet and dependable, co-workers say – St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/obituaries/hit-and-run-victim-was-quiet-and-dependable-co-workers-say/1124721 Shortly after the St. Petersburg Times announced Mr. Smith’s death on its website, a reader posted a comment stating the following: A man who is working as a dishwasher at the Crab Shack at the age of 48 is surely better off dead. Web editors removed the comment, deeming it an offensive and insensitive […]

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Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXEuEUQIP3Q I might have thumbed up a different upload in the past, but this is worth thumbing up again. It’s easy to mock Mr. Rogers, for his quiet delivery and strange intonation, but here he performs the Senatorial equivalent of singlehandedly taking down a street gang in an alley entirely through reasoned argument. I got […]

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