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25 Aug 16:35

These Australian Tampon Commercials Are Batshit and Delightful

by Madeleine Davies
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E: Vagine!

Feminine hygiene brand Carefree is taking a new approach to marketing towards the Australian consumer. New ads by DDB Sydney feature hosts by the name of Fanny Glitterwinkle, Harmony Freebush and Stefan Van Der Blöed. The commercials are funny, weird and — surprisingly — actually use the word "vagina."

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24 Aug 17:30

​Former Miss Spain Becomes First Openly Gay National Beauty Queen

by Isha Aran

​Former Miss Spain Becomes First Openly Gay National Beauty Queen

Patricia Yurena, Miss Spain in 2008 and 2013, has come out as lesbian after posting an intimate photo of herself with her girlfriend, singer/Spanish house DJ Vanesa Cortes. How exciting!

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24 Aug 04:00

August 24, 2014


Ooh, neat. We got earthquaked.
22 Aug 13:35

Poll: most Americans want to make it a crime for children to play without supervision

by Rob Beschizza
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"43 percent feel the same way about 12-year-olds."

"A whopping 68 percent of Americans think there should be a law that prohibits kids 9 and under from playing at the park unsupervised, despite the fact that most of them no doubt grew up doing just that."
21 Aug 17:30

Stop Refrigerating Your Butter

by Adam Clark Estes on Gizmodo, shared by Whitson Gordon to Lifehacker

Stop Refrigerating Your Butter

Do you keep your butter in the refrigerator? You do? Stop it. Stop it right this second. You're ruining your butter experience and making your toast taste like failure. Let me tell you why.

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22 Aug 07:30

The Easy, Indulgent Fig-and-Cheese Tartines You Should Make This Weekend

by Daniel Gritzer
Kellygo

Well this sounds delicious.


With summer in its last leg, now's the time to kick back with a cold glass of wine and these tasty fig-and-taleggio tartines: the prep is minimal, the payoff maximal. Read More
21 Aug 15:00

Cat Receives Visions From Beyond

Cat Receives Visions From Beyond

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Tagged: gifs , makes sense , ghosts , Cats
20 Aug 10:30

Pesto Chango: Roasted Fennel and Almond Pesto is the Best Pesto You've Never Heard Of

by Daniel Gritzer
Kellygo

Sharing strictly to say I've also made pesto from broccoli and ... I can't remember, some other green vegetable, and one with no nuts, one with pumpkin seeds. Basically, you can make pesto from anything as long as it also has olive oil, garlic, and a nice hard cheese.


Roasted fennel bulb, raw fennel fronds, toasted almonds, olive oil, and garlic are the starts of this flavorful pesto variation. It's good on...well, just about everything. Read More
21 Aug 16:00

Lauryn Hill dedicates version of her song “Black Rage” to Ferguson

by Maya
Kellygo

I love the kid in the background. "Mommy! Mommy!" Shhh sweetie, Mommy's doing something important. "MAHMMY!"

Kids are all id, I swear.

Lauryn Hill has released a old sketch of her song “Black Rage” in honor of the people of Ferguson. Recorded in her living room, the song is set to the tune of “My Favorite Things.” Check out the lyrics after the jump. 

 

Black rage is founded on two-thirds a person

Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,

Black human packages tied up with strings,

Black rage can come from all these kinds of things.

Black rage is founded on blatant denial

Squeezed economics, subsistence survival,

Deafening silence and social control.

Black rage is founded on wounds in the soul!

 

When the dogs bite, when the beatings,

When I’m feeling sad

I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!

 

Black rage is founded: who fed us self hatred

Lies and abuse while we waited and waited?

Spiritual treason, this grid and its cages

Black rage was founded on these kinds of things.

Black rage is founded on draining and draining,

Threatening your freedom to stop your complaining.

Poisoning your water while they say it’s raining,

Then call you mad for complaining, complaining

Old time bureaucracy drugging the youth,

Black rage is founded on blocking the truth!

Murder and crime, compromise and distortion,

Sacrifice, sacrifice, who makes this fortune?

Greed, falsely called progress,

Such human contortion,

Black rage is founded on these kinds of things

 

So when the dog bites

And the ceilings

And I’m feeling mad,

I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t fear so bad!

 

Free enterprise, is it myth or illusion?

Forcing you back into purposed confusion.

Black human trafficking or blood transfusion?

Black rage is founded on these kinds of things.

Victims of violence both psyche and body

Life out of context is living ungodly.

Politics, politics

Greed falsely called wealth

Black rage is founded on denial of self!

Black human packages tied in subsistence

Having to justify very existence

Try if you must but you can’t have my soul

Black rage is founded on ungodly control

 

So when the dog bites

And the beatings

And I’m feeling so sad

I simply remember all these kinds of things and then I don’t feel so bad!

21 Aug 14:03

Gawker What Black Parents Tell Their Sons About the Police | Jalopnik Ford Is Planning A Dedicated H

by Jane-Claire Quigley on Kinja Roundup, shared by Dodai Stewart to Jezebel
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The first one. "A cop has a badge, a license to shoot, and a gun, and, if he's worried about his safety, he's gonna make sure that if anyone goes home that night, it'll be him."

21 Aug 16:57

Trick or Treat

by awkward
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Kids are adorable.

“This is my husband, Mike, in the picture. The one dressed up as a vampire. He was about 8 according to my in-laws. That’s his grandmother, Linda, to the right laying in the hospital bed. On Halloween day, Linda started experiencing some pains and had to be rushed to the hospital and was told she needed surgery immediately. Being the loving grandmother that she is, she requested to see the grandchildren before going into the operating room. Though Mike’s mother informed Linda that he was already in costume and probably wouldn’t be appropriate for him to come to the hospital like that, Linda insisted she see all the grandchildren. Though Mike’s other siblings are out of shot, every time we come across this photo, we always bust out laughing. Who wouldn’t want to be visited by a short vampire right before surgery?”

(submitted by Julia)

“This is my husband, Mike, in the picture. The one dressed up as a vampire. He was about 8 according to my in-laws. That’s his grandmother, Linda, to the right laying in the hospital bed. On Halloween day, Linda started experiencing some pains and had to be rushed to the hospital and was told she needed surgery immediately. Being the loving grandmother that she is, she requested to see the grandchildren before going into the operating room. Though Mike’s mother informed Linda that he was already in costume and probably wouldn’t be appropriate for him to come to the hospital like that, Linda insisted she see all the grandchildren. Though Mike’s other siblings are out of shot, every time we come across this photo, we always bust out laughing. Who wouldn’t want to be visited by a short vampire right before surgery?”

(submitted by Julia)

20 Aug 19:01

When someone tells me it's pronounced "JIF"

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Sharing mostly for Heather. JIFfers, I don't think you're assholes.

21 Aug 03:50

Fark To Add 'Misogyny' to List of Bannable Offenses

by Rebecca Rose

Fark To Add 'Misogyny' to List of Bannable Offenses

Hell yes. A major online community is cracking down on instances of abusive language towards women and guess what? It's a really big fucking deal and you should feel good about it.

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21 Aug 13:01

Oh, This Bracelet? It's Just My Wearable Device Charger

by Adario Strange
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Wearable devices are increasingly seen as tools primarily designed to track your life, but a new entrant into the category has a far more practical mission: charging your devices

The QBracelet looks like a stylish piece of wrist candy, but is in fact a portable charger capable of delivering juice to your iPhone or Android device

Part of the genius of the device – which sports a minimalist design suitable for a man or a woman — is that it really does look like a piece of jewelry. But unfold the bracelet and you'll find a hidden charging connector – a micro USB connector for Android devices and a Lightning connector for the iPhone Read more...

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20 Aug 20:29

Officer Go Fuck Yourself says: "I will fucking kill you!"

by David Pescovitz

According to the ACLU, Officer Go Fuck Yourself has just been removed from duty in Ferguson. (more…)

20 Aug 06:56

Potato Salad Gelatin Mold – A Mid-Century Salad For Your Labor Day Party!

by RetroRuth

I posted this hilariously delicious concoction last year in preparation for Labor Day, so I thought I would bust it out again. It pretty much has everything you need for any party, mid-century themed or not. It has drama, garnishes, gelatin and pimento. Which I think is the mid-century recipe for success. So, go forth and make jellied potato salad!

I’m serious. It’s actually really good.

I hope everyone is looking forward to Labor Day! I know I am. And it preparation for all the cookouts and picnics that you will be going on, I decided to dig into our collection and pull out something I know will be a big hit on everyone’s Labor Day menu:

It’s potato salad. In a gelatin mold.

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Potato Salad Gelatin Mold
Author: Better Homes & Gardens, 1958
 
Ingredients
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 T sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1¼ cups boiling water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 8 stuffed green olives, sliced
  • 3 hard cooked eggs, chopped
  • 4 cups diced cooked potatoes
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced green pepper
  • ¼ cup diced pimiento
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1½ t salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup heavy cream, whipped
Instructions
  1. Mix gelatin, sugar and 1 t salt thoroughly: pour boiling water over and stir to dissolve sugar. Add lemon juice.
  2. Pour thin layer of mixture into a 1.5 quart ring mold, chill.
  3. When gelatin layer is almost firm, place "flower" design on top (olive slices and green pepper strips).
  4. Add remaining ingredients to rest of gelatin mixture. Spoon over gelatin in ring mold. Chill till firm. Makes 8 servings.
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Now, I know what your thinking. Well, actually I don’t, but I can guess what your thinking:

No, I am not crazy, and yes, this is actually a real recipe.

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See? It was in a book and everything. And not just any book, the Better Homes & Gardens Salad Book from 1958. If you are in any way into vintage cooking, vintage food photography and/or jiggly, jiggly gelatin molds, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Seriously. This thing just screams crazy mid-century party and I literally eat it up. It is practically bedtime reading at my house.

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And by “practically” I mean, I was actually reading it in bed the night before and showing Tom the pictures. He was not amused.

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Another reason I picked this gelatin is because I was able to make little vegetable flowers in the gelatin mold. For some inexplicable reason, I find this to be incredibly enjoyable.

When they turn out, that is. When they don’t, it can be incredibly frustrating.

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But I was pretty sure I had it this time.

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And Tom was pretty sure he’d had it as well.

“What is that smell?”

“What are you talking about?”

“That smell in the air. You know, the terrible one?”

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“Oh, I am making that potato gelatin thing.”

“Wait…the potato…gelatin…the what?!?”

“You know, that potato thing I showed you before bed last night. Check it out, I just poured gelatin into a perfectly good potato salad. I am pretty sure I just ruined it.”

“You are actually making that?!?! I thought you were kidding when you showed it to me!”

“When do I ever kid about mid-century food?”

“Umm..all the time?”

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“Well, this time I was serious.”

“Yeah well, that thing seriously smells like barf.”

He was right. It did smell like barf. And it was runny and gross looking. Luckily, it unmolded well and didn’t actually look that bad on the plate. I mean, it looked nuts, but not that bad. The little flowers even stayed in place.

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“Sometimes I hate you.”

“No you don’t. Now eat it.”

Tom Tastes

“So, how horrible is it?”

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“This is actually really good.”

“No freaking way.” I grabbed the plate and took a bite. “Holy crap. This is actually good. Really good.”

The Verdict: Really Good

From The Tasting Notes:

As crazy as this sounds, this thing was actually really good. The flavors and the seasonings were well-balanced without being bland or boring, and the potato salad, while congealed enough to mold, wasn’t so hard that it actually tasted like gelatin. It tasted like a regular, old-fashioned classic potato salad, a good one, except a little more firm. If you aren’t a big fan of how goopy potato salad can get sometimes, this might be your answer. And the olives and pimentos were a really good addition. If you are having a retro-themed cookout, or even a regular one, this potato salad is a must!

19 Aug 21:00

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

by Maya
Kellygo

“Please disabuse yourself of the notion that my purpose on earth is to tuck ignorance in at night.”

Trayvon Martin’s mother writes a letter to Michael Brown’s family.

On speechlessness, racism and respectability in #Ferguson.

“Please disabuse yourself of the notion that my purpose on earth is to tuck ignorance in at night.”

The New York Post explains that catcalling is actually flattering. Now you know.

The power of peers in preventing campus rape.

Women are more often to be penalized for asking for flexible work schedules.

19 Aug 17:24

A Softer World

19 Aug 15:57

Militarized cops: arms dealers bribed Congress to ramboize Barney Fife

by Cory Doctorow
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Best title ever.

The 355 Congresscreeps who voted to continue Program 1033 (through which the military buys war-weapons at full retail, then gives them away free to local cops) accepted 73 percent more campaign donations from defense industry sources than the opposition. Read the rest

18 Aug 23:34

Missouri National Guard Has Its Own History of Racial Tension

by Colin Daileda
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Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced on Monday that he would deploy the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson in an attempt to quell protests there that have raged since the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9.

The killing led to an eruption of long-simmering racial tension in Ferguson between residents of the predominantly black St. Louis suburb and the city's predominantly white police. And the Missouri National Guard, meant to enforce order, has its own questionable track record when it comes to racial bias.

Complaints of racial discrimination within the guard date back to at least 2000, when Capt. James Tate, who is black, filed a complaint against a guard member under his command for calling him a racial slur. The investigation took nearly a year and cost four senior officers their jobs for mishandling the case, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune. Sgt. Toni Settle, who allegedly used the slur, was eventually told she would be demoted, but her demotion was delayed by six months, and she retired before her pension was reduced. Read more...

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19 Aug 01:42

Ferguson: Survey says white people in US have way more confidence in police than black people

by Xeni Jardin

Shocking results from a new Pew study. [Previously]

17 Aug 17:00

Here it Comes

18 Aug 00:47

He Just Wanted to Set the Record Straight

by Brad
Kellygo

I love the cop whose smile seems to say "Heh, good one!"

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A counterprotester dressed up as Jesus seen at a recent WBC protest during Gay Pride Parade in Chicago, IL.

14 Aug 20:00

One Good Find: Salsa Lizano

by Emily Carter
Enlarge On a recent trip to Costa Rica I found it impossible to say goodbye. Not to the monkeys, the warm air, or lush rainforest, but to a condiment: On every Costa Rican table, Salsa Lizano adds smoky heat to everything from omelets to fish tacos to Bloody Marys. Created by Prospero Jiménez in 1920, the exact recipe is shrouded in secrecy. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to replicate the flavor, so I tucked a bottle in my suitcase. Weeks later, back home, I whipped up a quick dinner of arroz con pollo and splashed on the Salsa Lizano. Closing my eyes, I imagined I could hear the sounds of the rainforest as I savored every bite. That bottle is long gone, but thankfully the condiment has made its way to North America; you can buy it in specialty stores and on their website.

Salsa Lizano, $8 for 23.7 fl. oz. bottle at lizanosite.com







16 Aug 19:31

​Brittney Griner Is Off the Market, Engaged to Glory Johnson

by Isha Aran
Kellygo

Aaaawww, some good news, finally. And they're on potentially rival teams!

​Brittney Griner Is Off the Market, Engaged to Glory Johnson

Today in true love that you could only dream of having, WNBA superstar and all around hero Brittney Griner just got engaged to her girlfriend Glory Johnson. She posted a very cute picture of her, sporting a pink bowtie, proposing to Johnson on Instagram last night. Looks like they were surrounded by friends and/or loved ones!

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16 Aug 12:08

Some Protesters Loot, Others Try to Prevent It, as Tension Returns to Ferguson

by The Associated Press
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Headlines like this are making me insane. The same day they released the name of the cop who killed the kid, they also released video footage that was entirely calculated to make people think Mike Brown was big and scary. Whether he took the cigars was irrelevant. He was shot for an escalation attack related to jaywalking. And the majority of the looters were drunk kids, according to a Washington Post reporter on the scene.

I'm not saying it's right, just that this didn't happen in a vacuum. You can't abuse people's civil rights, murder their children/peers, leave the body in the streets for hours as the parents and community looks on, openly mock their pain, and then tell them it was the kid's fault just on principle, and not expect rage to come out. Drunk kids are not likely to have a philosophical response.

The police were restrained. Older protesters tried to hold back looters. Members of the community woke up this morning and started the clean-up.

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FERGUSON, Mo. — Anger spurred by the death of black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a white police officer boiled over again when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Brown was accused of robbing.

Police and about 200 protesters clashed in Ferguson, Missouri, late Friday after another tense day in the St. Louis suburb, a day that included authorities identifying the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. At the same news conference in which officer Darren Wilson was named, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released documents alleging that Brown stole a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store called Ferguson Market and Liquor, then strong-armed a man on his way out. Read more...

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14 Aug 18:59

How Congress Helped Create Ferguson’s Militarized Police

by Emma Roller, National Journal
It all goes back to 1990.
14 Aug 14:54

A sample of US military veterans' reactions to Ferguson police crackdown

by Xeni Jardin
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"The general consensus here: if this is militarization, it's the shittiest, least-trained, least professional military in the world, using weapons far beyond what they need, or what the military would use when doing crowd control." [Storify]

11 Aug 12:40

jtotheizzoe: Remember LEGO’s announcement that they were...

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Dammit, already sold out.



jtotheizzoe:

Remember LEGO’s announcement that they were producing a minifig set featuring female scientists? Well, that’s now a real thing, and you can buy it, like I just did!

11 Aug 21:00

This Is Why We're Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brown

by Kara Brown
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Horrible. This picture breaks my heart.

This Is Why We're Mad About the Shooting of Mike Brown

18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down on Saturday by a Ferguson police officer in St. Louis. Witnesses say Brown had his hands in the air as he was shot from 35 feet away.

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