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14 Nov 20:30

Controversy of the Day: Time Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ in 2015

Damiani.guilherme

"Esquerda", "Direita", e agora "Feminismo": mais um exemplo de palavra que passa a significar nada e, por isso mesmo, divide todo mundo em posições ferrenhas e ninguém se entende.

Controversy of the Day: Time Wants to Ban the Word ‘Feminist’ in 2015

Yasssss, you read that right. Along with a number of justifiably obnoxious, overused words and phrases like "literally," "bae," and "turnt," Time's fourth annual poll titled "Which Word Should Be Banned in 2015?" also includes the word "feminist."
The post clarifies the nomination as follows:

"You have nothing against feminism itself, but when did it become a thing that every celebrity had to state their position on whether this word applies to them, like some politician declaring a party? Let's stick to the issues and quit throwing this label around like ticker tape at a Susan B. Anthony parade."

The poll, while intended to be a lighthearted piece, has resulted in a bit of controversy online over that words' inclusion.

TIME thinks the word "feminist" should be banned? We think reductive attacks on feminism should be banned. #justsayin http://t.co/3pJMAs4SyD

— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) November 12, 2014

Washington Post writer Alyssa Rosenberg has a lengthy piece explaining why she thinks "Suggesting banning it is stupid on linguistic grounds, not just political ones."
Samantha Allen from the The Daily Beast goes even further to dub the poll both "sexist" and "racist."
And, as The Daily Dot points out, some users on 4Chan's /b/ board, who are infamous for regularly gaming year-end polls on Time, are using the site to rally votes to ban "feminist." 9gag is reportedly also trolling the poll.
And it seems to be working.
As of Thursday afternoon, "feminist" is winning with 50% of the votes, with "bae" in a distant second.
"OMG," "YOLO," and "twerk" were the previous winners.
I can't even with this.

Submitted by: (via TIME)

Tagged: time , feminist , controversy
18 Nov 19:30

Goat Simulator is Becoming an MMO... Sorta

The free DLC expansion that's "MMO simulation so good you'll think it's real" will be released on Steam on November 20, 2014. In an effort to perfectly simulate an MMO, the expansion includes five classes: warrior, rouge(?), magician, hunter, and microwave(???).

Submitted by: (via CoffeeStainStudios)

Tagged: goat simulator , wtf , Video , MMO
19 Nov 03:56

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New England.

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19 Nov 05:15

[theodd1sout]

19 Nov 10:00

Gif of the Day: This Japanese Train Goes Over 300mph

Gif of the Day: This Japanese Train Goes Over 300mph

The Central Japan Railway Company is in the midst of an 8-day testing period for its maglev (magnetically levitated) train, which can travel at speeds up to 311mph. Japan's bullet trains currently run at about 200mph.
One hundred passengers got to go for a ride this week during the first trail run in Yamanashi Prefecture.
But… should they really be "testing" this thing out with people on board?
If all goes as planned, the maglev trains will be operational 2027, providing a 40-minute trip between Nagoya and Tokyo (normally 80 minutes).

Submitted by: (via Daily Mail)

Tagged: gifs , Japan , trains
19 Nov 10:00

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you know that Texas is almost as large as the entire United States, including Texas?

Submitted by: ross.cunha

Tagged: texas , states
19 Nov 08:26

Mentirinhas #728

by Fábio Coala

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Aproveita a vida que ela é curta, Gouveia!

O post Mentirinhas #728 apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

15 Nov 19:10

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments

by Christopher Jobson

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

Amazing Little Flip Books Use Negative Space and Secret Compartments flipbook books

These fun little flip books made in Japan feature a number of unexpected designs that make use of negative space and secret “compartments” that are gradually revealed as you flip through the books. There are several books in the series published by Mou Hitotsu no Kenkyujo and you can pick them up on Amazon. Here’s the bug one. (via Travelry)

17 Nov 05:00

November 17, 2014


Kerpow!
17 Nov 16:30

The Body is Horror

Damiani.guilherme

oldbutgold

17 Nov 13:28

I don’t see any food here.

by Ryan
17 Nov 17:30

Like a Ballet

Like a Ballet

Submitted by: anselmbe

Tagged: sports , gifs , nfl , football
17 Nov 19:00

If Final Fantasy VII Was Remade by Ubisoft

Damiani.guilherme

hahahahaha soon

17 Nov 18:16

Greed

by Reza
Damiani.guilherme

A rainha das pizzas

greed

17 Nov 23:24

watdawut: Do you want to build a pentagonal dodecahedron? It...



watdawut:

Do you want to build a pentagonal dodecahedron?

It doesn’t have to be a pentagonal dodecahedron.

18 Nov 10:01

Mentirinhas #727

by Fábio Coala

mentirinhas_716

Bons tempos em que os golpes só arrebentavam seu nariz.

O post Mentirinhas #727 apareceu primeiro em Mentirinhas.

18 Nov 14:39

[extrafabulouscomics]

15 Nov 09:05

allaboutskyrim: When Skyrim mods just go too far. 













allaboutskyrim:

When Skyrim mods just go too far. 

17 Nov 20:51

Saludos al Agressor

by enju-enju


Saludos al Agressor

17 Nov 20:06

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17 Nov 15:41

Photo



16 Nov 21:00

forsciencejohn: the year is 2025 scientists are still scrambling to figure out what “zigazig ahh”...

forsciencejohn:

the year is 2025

scientists are still scrambling to figure out what “zigazig ahh” is so that they can give the spice girls what they really really want

the spice girls are getting impatient

war is upon us

17 Nov 00:00

Photo



17 Nov 13:00

I am the Runescape Master

I am the Runescape Master

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17 Nov 05:00

we may have different ideas of what ultimately manliness is. then again... we might not??

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November 17th, 2014: YOU GUYS:

I ALSO MADE A FLASK

– Ryan

17 Nov 15:00

Ned "Dexter" Flanders

11 Nov 16:24

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbee’s Life of Sculpting with Nails

by Christopher Jobson
Damiani.guilherme

Magneto, NOOOOO

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

Only Nails, Always Different: Artist John Bisbees Life of Sculpting with Nails sculpture nails multiples installation

While in college, artist John Bisbee was scavaging in an abandoned house looking for items to incorporate into a series of found-object sculptures when he kicked over a bucket of old rusty nails. To his astonishment, the nails had fused together into a bucket-shaped hunk of metal. He had an epiphany. Bisbee has since spent nearly 30 years using nails as his sole medium to create geometric sculptures, organic installations, and unwieldy objects from thousands of nails that are hammered, bent, welded, or fastened together in a seemingly limitless procession of forms. His mantra: “Only nails, always different.” He shares with American Craft, “A nail, like a line, can and will do almost anything. What can’t you draw with a line? The nail is just my line.”

Bisbee is currently an artist in residence at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and had an exhibition at Shelburne Museum earlier this year. He was recently profiled in American Craft’s Material Crush issue featuring 30 artists working in unusual mediums, almost half of which have been featured right here on Colossal. Definitely worth a look. (via American Craft)

13 Nov 11:40

Рождение верующего

Damiani.guilherme

vishhhhhhvéimeldelsargh



14 Nov 22:57

deathgripsforcutie: old person meme from the 1600s





deathgripsforcutie:

old person meme from the 1600s

14 Nov 22:15

Photographs That Reveal the Intricate Innards of Old Mechanical Calculators

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Photographer Kevin Twomey has a fascination with capturing complex objects in the most simple of compositions, and his series Low Tech is the epitome of this. The series features photos of old, mechanical calculators stripped bare, exposing the exquisitely complicated creations that they were from the inside out.

Similar to the advancements of cameras, calculators have evolved from a purely mechanical piece of machinery to digital gadgets that are now almost small enough to hide behind a silver dollar. Regardless of how large and cumbersome those old mechanic calculators were though, there is a certain beauty in the various designs that shows off their seemingly infinite intricacies.

The calculators themselves weren’t the only intricate aspect of this series though. To ensure he captured every motor, key and spring, Twomey took multiple shots of each composition and focus-stacked them using Helicon Focus. The results, as you can see below, are fascinating from top to bottom.

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To see more of Twomey’s work, pay his website a visit by clicking here, or give him a follow on Facebook.

(via WIRED)


Image credits: Photographs by Kevin Twomey and used with permission