Starting to wonder if these guys ever feel like Chicken Little.
Month: June 2012
Actually, EC President Barroso did NOT “slap down”/”slam” Gillard
Maybe, if we’re being scrupulously generous, it might be only one journalist who made up the anti-Gillard spin, and all the rest just copied it instead of viewing the primary source material. Still doesn’t speak much of their ethics, does it?
Quick Hit: Again! Again! That horse can’t be dead.
Leadership tensions again. And again and again.
Solstice Whimsy: Giant Bouncy Stonehenge
Happy June Solstice all! Merry Yule/Litha to those who celebrate the circling of the seasons. This week’s whimsy features Jeremy Deller’s inflatable sculpture Sacrilege. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.
There is at least one awesome school chaplain out there.
Talent is not enough
When talent alone may not be enough for success.
Rape Culture Observation: grooming victims *looks* like being “a good person”
Humans, even rapists, are complex entities. A rapist is capable of doing good things for some people, while doing grave harm to others. In Sandusky’s case, what appeared to be (and in some cases maybe actually was) good works was simultaneously the grooming of victims.
Shakespeare and the Bechdel Test
We all know which way the Avengers falls, but have you ever wondered whether Shakespeare passes the Bechdel test?
Signal Boost: Kickstarter for documentary on violation of workers’ rights in strip clubs
This feature documentary is about the choices that three San Francisco strippers, Lola, Daisy, and Mariko, make as their workplaces engage in illegal labor practices. Strip clubs refuse to pay strippers even minimum wages & actually charge them for the privilege to work.