I’ll keep the Christ in Christmas when you keep the Thor in Thursday
We know she loves veggies, but had no idea she was so impatient that she’d dig up freshly planted…
As my cohort gradually ages into that part of the population called “the old farts”, it’s good to know that that doesn’t require turning into an old bigot. Chad may have been disowned by his mother…
Look, a family breaking apart is not usually an ideal solution, but it is nice to know that age does not equal “old-fashioned-ness,” especially of the hurtful kind.
Awesome display in a public library showing why these classics were once banned.
Keep reading, y’all.
People will do the stupidest things if you say it is to “protect the children.” Children live in the same world as the rest of us. And hiding unwholesome facts from them doesn’t protect them, it leaves them unprepared (thinking particularly of Anne Frank above and the recent case of The Invisible Man). Censorship sucks, guys.
Boop to turn off kitten.
I’ve previously written about the cognitive bias problem in state crime labs. This is the bias that can creep into the work of crime lab analysts when they report to, say, a state police agency, or the state attorney general.
Conflict of interest? What conflict of interest?
It is easy to get depressed about the state of the world, especially when you’re talking about regions like Egypt - where a authoritarian regime was overthrown by a popular (largely) non-violent uprising in favor of democracy - only to see that democracy succumb to a military coup. I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me the Arab Spring was really a reason to be hopeful for us as a species. Especially in Egypt. So when the recent unrest and military coup came about it hit harder than it might have otherwise.But the people of Egypt have once again showed the world what it means to value our common humanity and stand up for your fellow man:
There’s obviously been a lot of violence in Egypt lately, in particular there have been a number of Christian churches and homes that have been attacked by Muslim thugs. Other Muslims have, as a response, taken it upon themselves to surround and protect churches and their Christian neighbors as human shields. This isn’t the first time either.
If we ever are visited by aliens these are the people I want to represent us. Because this is the best of us. And I think this image captures that nicely.