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Nightclub photographer Kirill posts pics of women… see above.
Obviously, if it’s your daughter in a champagne vs. real facial, you’re going to hope it’s 11% ABV not .5 BAL. The point here isn’t which is “worse” but their erotic significance.
“They aren’t explicit. It leaves something to the imagination.” But what, exactly? Her. Read the rest
Yes, capable adults with other things to do have held you, kissed you, fed you, wiped your mouth, wiped your bottom, trained you, taught you, tutored you, coached you, listened to you, counseled you, encouraged you, consoled you and encouraged you again. You’ve been nudged, cajoled, wheedled and
Seen this trailer? I can almost guarantee that anyone who likes this film has a Tolstoy novel on their shelf that they either haven’t read, or after the first 50 pages gave up when they couldn’t remember whether Karpovoloskaya was the doctor, the maid, or the corporal.
After watching the trailer, my trigger finger got sweaty in a quasi-erotic Read the rest
China spends $1B to build a clone of Hallstatt, Germany, as a kind of theme park.
Which means China just got to 1990, welcome to post modernism. The construction of a fake world orients the people to “this is fake,” which solicits its own cognitive response: therefore everything else is real. The problem is “everything else” is Read the rest
It’s everywhere. 4chan. Reddit. Facebook. Tumblr. You name it.
What is it that makes it so easy and fast to do? It’s such an expedient thing. You get a funny picture of a squirrel or some white-washed black guy and put some funny observation that everyone can relate with. That’s what makes memes so spreadable. Read the rest
I found a story in The Economist about how experiments in psychology may be flawed because of their overreliance on white college students, usually Americans; and it described an experiment repeated in different cultures, finding very different results.
Thing is, I already knew that psychology experiments are catastrophically flawed to the point of Read the rest
This is the new Father’s Day ad for JCPenney, tag line “First Pals” and the captions read, “What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer, hug giver— all rolled up into one. Or two.”
I’ll point out that all of those except bike fixer are euphemistically homosexual/pedophilic, but I will refrain from Read the rest
It’s easy to criticize the theories and interpretations of a society long gone– not because we know more, but because our context is radically different. Regardless of what you think you know, the “language” of our culture makes previous cultures’ understandings just sound… stupid.
Every paradigm is informed by its contemporary society, even if they seem unrelated. The go-to Read the rest
“America uses 99% of the Vicodin in the world.” Yes, but the question is how.
From 2000 to 2010:
So what is happening Read the rest
A reader sent me this (in reference to the post on Time’s breast feeding issue).
She’s pro-gay marriage, so I was wrong about that, but:
Okay, here is where I may lose everyone:
I think polygamy and polyandry should be legal. I have thought this for years, and people mistakenly assumed I was referring
It’s easy to criticize it, I mean really, really easy– but it’s touched a whole lot of women so it’s better to try and understand what it means.
What do you do when having the power and freedom to do anything you want also means you have no guarantees, no protections?
Right off, the book captures precisely the ambivalence Read the rest
The idea behind all censorship is that you don’t know what information is good for you, so there needs to be a filter to get you the good stuff without corrupting you with bad stuff. Even when it seems like the censor just wants to hinder access to stuff that is bad for whoever runs the censor, this still Read the rest
The most common complaint I have heard on my psychiatry rotation is that of stress. Their job stresses them out, their husband stresses them out, the mountain of housework stresses them out, their to-do list stresses them out, their kids with ADHD stress them out. “Just something, just anything, doctor, to take the stress off.”
After the first week Read the rest
Hey guys, here’s an essay I wrote for my English class. It had to relate back to Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest in some fashion. Tell me what you think!
The Dialectic Of Drug Use In American Culture
Hundreds of little pills, each uniform and purple, rattle down the assembly line. The conveyor belt is like Read the rest
The media circus surrounding Trayvon Martin’s death has seemingly come to a close. The tents taken down, the elephants caged, the props placed back on the wagon to head off to a new old town aptly denoted “The Past.” For weeks, America stood up in arms over the legitimacy of statutory law, over the prudence of government bureaucracy, the Read the rest
I found this video hilarious, but I know a lot of people will disagree.
If you unclench your jaw for a second, you could ask, “so what?” He’s still in prison. We tell ourselves and each other that we object to the hoarding of food, certainly the weed, and the cell phone, but the part that enrages is simply Read the rest
Nameberry, a website devoted to baby naming, has analyzed the page views of its own site and come up with a list of names likely to be the most common choices this year. (Go here for the same story, one meta-level removed). They don’t say much about their methodology other than to say that they have a Read the rest
An exercise in application of a line of thought.
From a recount of a study in the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology (click through for full citation. Since I have no access to the actual journal I’m taking for granted the recount is accurately representing the study’s results).
258 US school girls and 171 female undergrads were Read the rest