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05 Sep 22:00

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Tyson the Swan

Tyson will attack you if you come within a two-mile stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire. Joe Davies learned this the hard way and capsized.

18 Sep 15:14

Apple users, meet Wave. - Imgur

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17 Sep 14:15

Goat Simulator, the best game we've played about being a goat, is now available on iOS and Android f

by Yannick LeJacq

Goat Simulator, the best game we've played about being a goat, is now available on iOS and Android for $4.99. Developer Armin Ibrisagic promises that it has "all the bugs from the PC version."

Goat Simulator for iOS and Android is coming on 18th of September!

- Price point: $4.99 - We have included all the bugs from the PC version

— Armin Ibrisagic (@Arminposts) September 15, 2014

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27 Aug 15:12

Why Legal Pot is Better Than the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

by Nick Gillespie

The ice bucket challenge has raised a huge amount of awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or "Lou Gehrig's Disease," which affects about 30,000 Americans.

Writing in The Hill, Andrew Gargano talks about an existing, effective way to ameliorate the disease's devastating symptoms: Medical marijuana.

A number of studies have shown that cannabis functions in many ways that are beneficial to those with ALS, from serving as an analgesic to acting as a soothing muscle relaxant. Cannabis also functions as a saliva reducer, and so it has the ability to reduce symptoms of uncontrollable drooling that is common among those with ALS. Additionally, cannabis has been found successful in use as an antidepressant, results which have also been confirmed by an anonymous, self-reported survey of ALS patients conducted by the the MDA/ALS Center at the University of Washington.

Most importantly, however, is that a 2010 study found that cannabis offered anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects when tested on laboratory mice. The researchers found that cannabis slowed the progression of the disease and prolonged cell survival, ultimately concluding that “it is reasonable to think that cannabis might significantly slow the progression of ALS, potentially extending life expectancy and substantially reducing the overall burden of the disease.”

While this information may seem incredibly relieving to anyone who suffers from ALS, only 34 percent of Americans live in the 23 states, and the District of Columbia, that currently recognize the important medical uses of cannabis.

Read the whole thing.

Hat Tip: Students for Liberty Twitter feed.

18 Sep 19:20

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16 Sep 04:29

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18 Sep 14:11

Todo mundo só quer o seu bem

by Polly

Se tem uma coisa que me pone loca é quando reclamo de algo que me foi dito e alguém tenta defender com “ai, fulano só quer o seu bem”. 

Isso acontece muito com médico.  Tem gente que a acha que médicos são seres divinos sem preconceitos iluminados pelo menino Jesus de Praga e se um médico diz algo escroto para você, coitado, só quer o seu bem pois é um ser de luz que dedica sua vida ao bem dos outros.

Mas a verdade é que tive pouquíssimas experiências positivas com médicos ao longo da vida, começando pelo meu pediatra.  Ele era nosso vizinho e toda noite espancava a mulher. Daí imagina que delícia, eu com sete anos de idade acordada a noite inteira ouvindo uma mulher apanhando gritando por socorro, pra no dia seguinte ser examinada pelo agressor dela. Foi aí que descobri que médico também é gente. E que gente muitas vezes é escrota.

Lembrei disso lendo um e-mail que recebemos ontem.

Eu tinha 12 anos quando menstruei pela primeira vez. Moro com meu pai, então ele me levou na ginecologista pra saber se tava tudo bem. E eu lá, morrendo de medo dessa tal médica de vaginas.

Chegando lá, ela me tirou algumas dúvidas me disse algumas coisas e, enfim, pediu se podia me examinar. Ok, ok… Já tava mais confiante, tudo bem eu tirar a roupa na frente dela, tudo bem… Não esqueçam, eu tinha 12 anos. Deitei lá naquele troço. Ela olhou bem pras minhas pernas, e depois pra mim e disse assim:

– Tu não depilou as pernas?
– É que é inverno…
– Não esquece de depilar as pernas, e sempre com cera, viu menina?!

Não sabia onde me esconder.

Olhou pro meu corpo. Olhou pros meus seios e axilas.

– Hmm, tá bom. Aqui não tem muito pelo. Perfeito. Mas menina, tu sabe que essas estrias no seio nunca vão sair né?

Me vesti, e quando voltei ela estava conversando com o meu pai. Sentei na cadeira, e o que eu ouvi foi isso:

– Tu precisa emagrecer. Olha menina, eu tenho uma filha que era gorda. Fiz ela emagrecer na marra, porque sabia que gorda desse jeito, ela nunca seria feliz. E o mesmo serve pra ti, mocinha. Tu vai ser sempre motivo de risos e deboches. Tu tem que emagrecer.

Nunca fui tão humilhada. Comecei a chorar e não falei mais nada pra ela até ir embora.

Eu tinha 12 anos.

Saindo de lá, meu pai perguntou se eu tinha “gostado” da minha primeira consulta com uma ginecologista. Respondi que não e voltei a chorar. Ele começou a gritar comigo. Dizer que ela tava certa, que eu precisava emagrecer.

Eu tinha 12 anos.

Hoje, quase cinco anos depois, eu continuo cercada por babacas que acham que estão me fazendo um favor me alertando sobre a minha futura infelicidade como mulher gorda e indesejada.

Eu tinha 12 anos, e naquela época eu achava que o erro tava em mim. Tudo que eu queria era ser “normal”.

Com 12 anos, me foi jogado na cara que eu não seria feliz.

Ai, mas a ginecologista só queria o bem dela. NÃO.

Ai, mas o pai só queria o bem dela. NÃO.

Nem sempre as pessoas querem nosso bem, gente. Às vezes elas estão mais preocupadas com os próprios preconceitos.

18 Sep 03:35

Escolhi Masturbar

by Mari

Ao longo do tempo a masturbação foi se tornando algo normal e aceitável até mesmo entre grupos religiosos. Quer dizer, a masturbação masculina.

Uma mulher não deve se masturbar. Na verdade, que tipo de mulher se masturba? Que tipo de mulher sequer pensa nisso? É claro que as mulheres, diferente dos homens, não sentem desejo sexual puro e simples. Talvez sintam desejo por seus homens, mas de um jeito mais delicado e discreto.

Balela ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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O choque causado pela masturbação feminina vai além da sexualidade, ele é o choque que causamos quando existimos individualmente. Uma mulher que não vincula sua existência (e sua sexualidade), que fica diboinha mesmo, ainda é um abalo.

E talvez por isso tenha tanta gente dizendo que a masturbação é o último tabu feminino.

Achou um exagero? Então me acompanha: quando pensamos em masturbação masculina, logo imaginamos um cara com tesão curtindo o Youporn. Normal, ué. O problema é que quando pensamos em masturbação feminina ou relembramos os sonhos masculinos com isso, que rolam na pornografia mainstream (tipo uma mulher sensualizando para o espelho, por exemplo) ou pensamos na indústria da masturbação, com seus pênis de real skin. Não que eles não tenham sua utilidade, mas vamos admitir que são quase um totem.

(desculpa, gente, também curto, mas tem mundo além disso. tanto que masturbação masculina não é diretamente associada com totens de buceta)

E além disso tem a vergonha. Tem um estudo da Universidade de Ohio que disse que a probabilidade de uma mulher admitir que se masturba aumenta incrivelmente quando ela descobre que vai rolar confidencialidade. É feio, é pornográfico, é coisa de pervertido.

Mas não é, não ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A ideia de que a mulher pode tomar posse do próprio prazer é algo apavorante e um bom exemplo disso é que a maior parte das meninas é ensinada a ser sensual antes mesmo de ter interesses sexuais. E o pior: a maioria desenvolve sensualidade e não consegue sentir prazer sexual. Por isso eu amo tanto masturbação <333. Pois coisas como sensualidade se relacionam diretamente com o outro (é o se tocar no espelho ali de cima). Mas a masturbação é só sobre nós mesmas.

E quando a sexualidade e independência feminina surgem na roda: não pode.

Não pode, deve  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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E deve, já que quando uma garota se masturba ela não tá só fazendo bem pro seu corpo, ainda que esteja muito. Masturbação, minha gente, diminui o stress, o risco de diabetes, depressão, melhora o sistema imunológico, diminui as cólicas, ajuda a fortalecer a musculatura vaginal (o que aumenta o prazer e diminui a incontinência urinária). E tem quem garanta que é o grande elixir da juventude.

Mas quando nos masturbamos também estamos fazendo um tipo de ritual (laico) onde só cabemos nós, ninguém mais. E esse tipo de solistência é uma fonte sem fim de empoderamento por uma série de motivos. Primeiro porque nos ensina que não tem nada de errado em existir individualmente, que é possível estar feliz e sozinha, sim. E quando nos aceitamos como existências individuais, nos conhecemos melhor internamente. E quando nos conhecemos melhor internamente, o exterior vem logo em seguida. E então aprendemos a conhecer e amar nosso corpo e nossas maneiras de sentir prazer.

E, ah, quando o prazer fica livre para deixar de se colocar como um serviço, algo que está no mundo para o outro, tudo fica mais florido.

E quem não gostou, que se adapte ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

17 Sep 02:32

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17 Sep 18:59

Artificial sweeteners may leave their users glucose intolerant

by John Timmer

People who are watching their weight will often opt for a diet soda, reasoning that the fewer calories, the better. But the availability of drinks and foods made with artificial sweeteners like saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame hasn't seemed to help much with our booming obesity levels. Now, some researchers might have identified a reason for this: the sweeteners leave their users with elevated blood glucose levels. But they don't seem to act directly on human metabolism. Instead, the effects come through alterations in the bacterial populations that live inside us.

The paper that describes this work, which was performed by a large collaboration of researchers from Israel, is being released by Nature today. The researchers note that epidemiological studies about the effects of artificial sweeteners have produced mixed results; some show a benefit, while others indicate that they're associated with weight gain and diabetes risk. Given that human populations haven't given us a clear answer, the researchers turned to mice, where they could do a carefully controlled study.

They started taking a group of genetically matched mice and spiking their drinking water with either sucrose or a commercial prep of an artificial sweetener (either saccharin, sucralose, or aspartame). After five weeks, they checked the blood glucose levels of these animals. Eleven weeks later, the groups that were given the artificial sweeteners all had elevated blood glucose levels compared to those that received sucrose. This is typically a sign of metabolic problems, most often caused by insulin losing its effectiveness. It can be a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

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17 Sep 17:14

Portland is Full

by Anonymous
Lori

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Considering Portland as a potential new home? Consider the effect of over hunting an animal : extinction. Please don't move here, Portland is full. Our city is quickly losing it's appeal thanks to the band wagon of consumers who saw the t.v. show (commercial) and decided to buy. The young, part-time workers who enjoy the relaxed and somewhat affordable lifestyle will be run out because the cost of living will soon displace all but the rich, creating a completely different, unpleasant climate. Yes, I am bitter. Because it is sad. Do something weird in your own town.

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17 Sep 19:41

Slow Motion Compilation of Smooches Given by the Dog Kissing Booth at the 2014 Indiana State Fair

by Lori Dorn
Lori

take all my money

The students of the Ball State Journalism at the Fair project and the animal rescue site Helping Paws worked together to create an adorable slow motion compilation of the $1 canine smooches given by the dog kissing booth at the 2014 Indiana State Fair.

via The Presurfer

17 Sep 17:06

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17 Sep 20:27

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15 Sep 15:15

A melhor conversa já registrada no Facebook

by ninja negro

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Acho que isso resume tão bem o Facebook que até dói

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The post A melhor conversa já registrada no Facebook appeared first on Le Ninja.

16 Sep 02:49

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Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

09 Sep 15:06

geeksngamers: "DC Bombshells" — by Ant Lucia

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"DC Bombshells" — bAnt Lucia

08 Sep 23:06

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07 Sep 21:00

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are dogs even real?

15 Sep 10:41

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16 Sep 05:04

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is Britain even real??

16 Sep 01:05

How to suppress women's writing in the age of social media

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.

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Inspired of course by  by Joanna Russ. And not set off by anything in particular, just an aggregate of comments and a good friend being treated terribly for posting some of her fiction for free online.

She tweets and tumblrs so she must not be working.
She never tweets and tumblrs so she must she think she is too good for her fans.
Her books don’t sell so she must be a failure.
Her books do sell so she must write for the money.
She writes too much of one series. A good writer would write books set in lots of different universes. 
She should write more of the same series because that is what I like. Hope she doesn’t think I will buy her new stuff.
She talks about and answers questions about her books, why won’t she leave her fandom alone? Why is she trying to impose her views on them?
She doesn’t answer questions from her fans or listen to what they say. She must not care about them.
She sells her work for money so she must just want money.
She posted her work for free so it doesn’t really belong to her.
I like her main female character so she must be a Mary Sue that the author based on herself.
I hate her main female character so she needs to learn how to write women.
I wrote her a nasty message and she didn’t answer so she is a coward.
I wrote her a nasty message and she did answer so she is a bully.
She contradicted me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she wouldn’t be so defensive.
She didn’t contradict me when I accused her of something so I know she did it, otherwise she would have defended herself.
She wrote it but she tried too hard to be literary so I couldn’t get into it.
She wrote it and I really enjoyed it but because of the subject matter I know it’s trash, really.

This is so, so, so true. Unconscious bias bubbles up over and over, poisoning discourse. It’s enraging and it’s also really boring after a while. 

15 Sep 23:35

I thought that only people do this.

15 Sep 20:33

Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror to return for a Christmas special on Channel 4

Lori

AAAAEEEEEEE!!!!!! UHUUUU!!! \o/

Charlie Brooker’s Emmy-winning drama Black Mirror is returning with a feature-length Christmas special called Yuletide.

Three interwoven stories will come together in the new film which Channel 4 says is “the most mind-bending Black Mirror yet”. The drama has not yet been cast.

Brooker said: "I always enjoy a good ghost story at Christmas, and I'm a sucker for the Amicus’ compendium horror movies of the 70s. Our aim is to create the Black Mirror equivalent of that."

Phil Clarke, Channel 4’s head of comedy, added: “I’m delighted that we have a Black Mirror Special this Christmas. Charlie Brooker has penned a dystopian future festive tale, that intertwines three stories to deliver a dramatic and thrilling twist. It’s satirical, comic, disturbing, and thought provoking. Not to be missed.”

The anthology show, which is ironically made by the channel's comedy department, began life in 2011 and has already aired two series of three episodes each.

Brooker has written most of them, including all of series two, but the episode The Entire History of You from series one was written by Peep Show writer Jesse Armstrong.

Black Mirror explores the sinister and troubling side of technology in self-contained stories with different cast members.

In series one, t The National Anthem concerned a fictional Prime Minister played by Rory Kinnear who was forced to have sex with a pig in order to save the life of an (also fictional) member of the royal family.

In series two, the episode Be Right Back saw Hayley Attwell play a grieving girlfriend who buys a robot to take the place of her dead boyfriend.

In February, RadioTimes.com broke the news that a single episode of Black Mirror was planned for this year – and with the festive timing it appears C4 has got it in under the wire just in time.

13 Sep 18:44

Give it Up: Composer ‘Kutiman’ Creates Entirely New Song Using 23 Videos of Other Musicians

by Christopher Jobson

Give it Up is a new track released yesterday by Israeli musician and composer Kutiman. The song was created entirely using vocal and instrument tracks lifted from 23 different YouTube videos of mostly amateur musicians, credited here. If you liked this, you’ll be happy to learn this is just the first track off his upcoming album Thru You Too which the artist says will be comprised entirely of unrelated YouTube videos.

In other composing-music-with-videos news, Andrew Huang created a version of the 80s hit 99 Red Balloons… using only red balloons. Included here for your listening pleasure.

(via Adam Savage)

14 Sep 03:55

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31 Aug 18:30

‘Self-Portraits with Men’ Series Explores the ‘What-Ifs’ of Life with Different Partners

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Have you ever wondered what you life would be like if you ended up with one of your exes? Or just a random person on the street, somebody whose trajectory in life would have changed your own drastically?

Czech photographer Dita Pepe has, but she took it an step further than most of us when she turned these spousal what-ifs into a series of portraits that take an interesting look at “what might have been” had her family life taken a different direction.

Pepe started the series by posing with friends and acquaintances, men and their children that she actually knew. As the series progressed, however, she eventually started reaching out to strangers, questioning in thought, execution and photographs what her life would be like had they been her partner.

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As a whole, the series depicts a number of archetypes present across the globe; but individually, Pepe blends in with each of the families, completely immersing herself into the question at hand.

Whether the resulting images are taken at face-value or explored more thoroughly, the series will probably have you asking similar questions of your own life. What if you had ended up with this or that person? What would your family look like? Pepe knows, and in Self-Portraits with Men, she’d like to introduce you to her ‘families’:

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To see more of Pepe’s work, head over to hear website by clicking here.

(via Feature Shoot)


Image credits: Photographs by Dita Pepe and used with permission

12 Sep 05:33

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We got nothing but time.

03 Sep 20:22

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C R Y I N G OMG

I DONT THINK YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND

HOW MUCH I LOVE THESE SPIDERMAN PICS

OH OH OHHH! I have some!!
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oh shit not this fucking bullshit again oh my god jfklsdjflkj

THERE’S MORE WHERE THAT CAME FROM! 

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HOLY FUCK HE’S BACK OMG

I’M ACUTALLY CRYING HERE OH GOD

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can’t forget these

THESE ARE GOLDEN

Spiderman memes were one of my earliest experiences with the internet and with Tumblr and they will always be the greatest

I’ve seen these countless times and they still crack me up so much. I just hate when they appear on my dash at work. So hard not to laugh maniacally

Goddamn I love me some Spider-Man memes.

12 Sep 04:00

Watches

Lori

Nossa, coisas no pulso durante o calor é o PEOR.

Old people used to write obnoxious thinkpieces about how people these days always wear watches and are slaves to the clock, but now they've switched to writing thinkpieces about how kids these days don't appreciate the benefits of an old-fashioned watch. My position is: The word 'thinkpiece' sounds like a word made up by someone who didn't know about the word 'brain'.