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"She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still." (E.E. Cummings)
"She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still." (E.E. Cummings)

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So I guess this is what James Damore or buddies get up to in their free time after being fired from skilled tech jobs for being self-entitled, whiny, not-as-brilliant-as-they-thought-they-were toddlers in big boy bodies.
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I'm really surprised it's taken this long for an article like this to appear (it's the first I've seen). Finally. It's a good article with very relevant points about our willingness to believe this kind of thing (I'll bring goth music making teens kill themselves in droves and in group suicide pacts from the mid-80s to the table) and then about something we should all be vocally horrified about and act.
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How disturbingly reminiscent of pre WWII uniforms. Bottom half this season, top half to come next?
Our Long Dark Nightmare is Over

Baggy pants are back in.

I have so been looking forward to this. Fuck skinny fucking jeans and shit.

And I say this as the very last person to give a shit about fashion trends. Death-by-constriction, however, transcends couture.


https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2018/01/15/fashion/runway-mens/giorgio-armani-fall-2018/s/armani-fall-2018-mens-slide-DUIK.html

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That's freaking hilarious. Will there be a birth spike in mid October?

Via +Jimmy Brokaw
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I like to think the headline writer knew what they were doing, here. :-D

Via +Cara Evangelista
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The more I read the quotes from the people justifying why there's not a single female player, the more nauseated and angry I get. Especially the ones rationalising why one of the best players in the world was deliberately bypassed - because she's female.

And there are still people who think sexism is dead and that gender doesn't matter anymore.
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This is what the kids got up to while I was working. 😁

It's henna, so unfortunately once it dries and flakes off, the contrast won't be as great as it is now. Hopefully the extended contact time will keep some of the shading effects.
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Edit to add - my brain's dead and I got the math backwards. Sigh.

I keep reading all the stunned reactions to the official announcement that Trump weighs 239 pounds. I keep reading discussion (humourous and otherwise) about how his doctor could have been coerced into saying it.

People, please. Doctors are fundamentally honest, most of them, and this one is the one who gave Obama his last physical (so he's not an obvious Trump fraud). So let's think this through logically.

1. Trump is obviously a lard ass who weighs far more than 239 pounds. (I used to weigh far more than 239 pounds at 5' 3" so I know what I'm talking about here.)
2. The doctor is smart. (Most doctors have above average intelligence, and given Obama used him I'm assuming he's not at the dumbo end of doctors.)
3. The doctor will not outright lie. (Medical associations frown on that, or at least getting caught.)

My conclusion is that the doctor cleverly didn't specify which type of pound unit he was using. He knew everyone would assume he meant avoirdupois, which is the modern standard (in the very outdated US of A). But he actually meant that Trump weighs 239 in tower pounds, which is an archaic variation on the unit that's a little over three-quarters the weight of our "normal" pound. This puts Trump's weight at around 310 of the pounds we are familiar with, which is far more plausible.

He probably thought about seeing if he could get the real number into a palatable one if he did a sneaky "on another planet with different gravity" thing, but nothing was close enough.

My money's on Trump at around 310 pounds of fat, gristle, bluster, ego, insecurity and hate.
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