3/12/14 08:40 am - sabotabby - Good morning
It is very hard to leave this hotel.
3/12/14 12:00 am - savagelove - Savage Love: What does it mean to be technically faithful?
I have a slowly terminal disease and don’t have more than five or six years left. I haven’t told my wife, which brings me to my problem. We had lived together for seven years when she cheated on me the first time. We worked things out, we got back together, but we continued to live separately. Then I cheated on her. We got back together again but continued living apart. After a year of therapy, we got married, but again we kept our households separate. Fast-forward one eviction and three years of living in a studio driving each other crazy, and she cheated on me again—this time in our house. I moved out instantly. A few months and a terminal diagnosis later, I don’t have the will to file the divorce paperwork. We’ve talked a few times about trying to figure out how to fix ...
3/12/14 12:59 am - tsuki_no_bara - links! also i rant briefly about comics
thirty examples of human kindness.
minimalist bible posters - rather, minimalist posters for the various bible chapters. i don't get most of them (my biblical knowledge is kind of sketchy) but they look really cool.
creepy-ass floating black ball that records and replays the ambient noise around it. undeniably cool, but also creepy as shit.
i totally missed cosmos on sunday, and i'm guessing it was good. this little girl certainly seems to think so. warning for excessive small-child cuteness.
turn your toilet bowl into a sarlacc pit. (sarlacc not included. this is probably for the best, actually.)
dogtor who - ie, the various doctors as dogs. four cracked me right up.
cat wearing a jetpack on a 16th century drawing - apparently it was intended as a new and exciting weapon. the theory was that you'd strap the jetpack to the cat, light the powder, and send the cat running back home, where it would hopefully set your enemy's town on fire. i can't imagine anyone actually tried this, tho, because it sounds really stupid. altho the idea of cats wearing 16th century jetpacks is kind of cool.
les beaux frères - serviette - basically two adorable naked boys with towels. work-safe in that there are no dangly bits showing, but, well, it's naked boys hiding behind big white towels. (and one small white towel.) my mom of all people sent me the link.
apparently seth rogen and a couple other people are adapting preacher (the comic book, altho how many other preachers are there...) for tv. i think i'm kind of excited - it's really good altho i think better for hbo than amc - there's, you know, swearing and violence and blasphemy, and a guy called arseface because his face looks like a butt - but one of their reasons for making it a tv series rather than a movie is "it’s all about a love triangle and you need to grow with them and see the woman swayed one way or the other, and in a movie you just can’t accomplish all that" and... no. it's NOT about a love triangle. there is no love triangle. yes, there's one woman and two guys, but she doesn't spend any time vacillating between them, she isn't trying to decide on one over the other, and if seth rogen and co reduce the series down to that they are doing it a GREAT disservice. also, they're getting it wrong.
also nbc is developing constantine and i have slightly higher hopes for that, altho the movie with keanu reeves left such a bad taste in my mouth, altho evidently the john constantine in the series will be an actual brit played by an actual brit. (matt ryan, who's welsh.) so score one for sticking to the source material. it remains to be seen if they can get the rest of it right.
but at least they're not distilling it down into a cliched and commonplace love triangle. bah.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - An excuse to permit developers to destroy wild areas
The UK government is eager to use "environmental offsetting" as an excuse to permit developers to destroy wild areas.
Theoretically the "offsets" will replace what is destroyed, but the government seems to regard this more as an excuse than as a serious goal.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - UK has arrested people who went to Syria possibly to help rebels
If they supported a group that fights to impose Islamist tyranny, that was evil, but the UK law equally punishes fighting for a good cause.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - Boycott campaign against Sabra hummus
A boycott campaign against Sabra hummus, since the company directly supports an army unit involved the occupation.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - Palestinians denied municipal water for 3 days
50,000 Palestinians in "Jerusalem" have been denied municipal water for 3 days.
They are probably not in the city of Jerusalem but rather in areas of the West Bank that Israel claims to have annexed and added to Jerusalem.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - Koch brothers got 88 million dollars in corporate welfare
A study has totaled up the handouts from US states and cities to businesses, and found that the Koch brothers got 88 million dollars in corporate welfare.
A lot of these handouts are part of schemes to draw businesses away from other states and cities, which pull back by offering their own handouts. All the states and cities lose from this, while the rich gain.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - Many world academics have condemned Israel's plans to censor calls for boycott
Many world academics have condemned Israel's plans to censor calls for boycott.
3/11/14 12:00 pm - stallman_rss - Mob of Israeli "settlers" stoned a Palestinian journalist's car
A mob of Israeli "settlers" stoned a Palestinian journalist's car while soldiers looked on.