I cried reading this.
“An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an african tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took eachothers hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said ‘UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the others are sad?’ (‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: ‘I am because we are)”
The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).
Differences between the REAL Pocahontas and the Disney’s version http://bit.ly/IoKQbl
Is that ??? is that a baby Predator?
Oh, I’m so happy to finally be back home after this long day at work. Now I can relax, and have some “me” time. I think I’ll start by making dinner. But what should I make? Hmm, I think I’ll go with my favorite dish: everything I have in my fridge mixed together in a blender. VRRRRRROOOOOOOOOMMMMMM. Nope, not soft enough. I’ll give it another 4 minutes of mixing. VRRRRRROOOOOOOOMMMMM. Yes, now it’s perfect.
Oh, look at this. I’m just in time for the new episode of Mad Men. But I want to be really focused when I watch it, so I shouldn’t watch it during my meal. I’ll just dvr it and watch when I’m done. In the meanwhile, I’ll put on some MTV or something. Ooh, I LOVE this song. Better crank it up to the maximum volume! This is how Skrillex should be listened to! YEAH!!
Wow, that was a great song. And a great meal. I’m starting to really relax. I should hit…
Click to finish: Your Neighbor’s Typical Evening, Probably
what if you woke up tomorrow and it was still 2013 and you had to relive the entire year?
you’re as irrelevant as “ueue” in the word “queue”
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect
BLESS THIS PERSON
I BOW TO THIS INTENTION
Can we talk about how beautifully this turns rape culture on its head? Instead of “If they weren’t dressed like that they wouldn’t have been raped” THIS IS LITERALLY “IF THEY HADN’T TRIED TO RAPE SOMEONE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE SPIKES IN THEIR DICK”*
Well done, church.
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