We often talk about how the media treats women horribly in this country, but we also often lose sight of the way media pigeonholes men to reinforce all those horrible attitudes. In this amazing video, an artist named Guante explains how what hurts women can also damage men.
NSFW warning: He uses some pretty coarse language at the beginning, but I promise it’s worth staying to the end. At 1:25, he calls out the media for hurting girls and women. At 2:10, he calls out the media for hurting boys and men. And at 3:15, he gets to the point.
Fuzz was the Manning family’s dog for eight years. They got him when he was just a furry little puppy, and it didn’t take long for them to feel like he was another member of the family. So, when the Mannings came home from church one day to find the gate open and Fuzz missing, they didn’t know what to do.
That’s the end of the story.
They didn’t find him. It’s been about two months now, and no one’s seen him. They’re not even really looking for him anymore because it seems hopeless. The worst part is that they don’t know if he’s dead, and they probably won’t ever find out. That’s just the way it is.
“When Fuzz went missing, we thought he might never come back,” said Keith Manning, who adopted Fuzz nearly a decade ago with his wife, Melissa. “And that’s exactly what appears to be happening. He’s just gone, and it’s really sad.”
Wow. What an amazing story. It really shows how sometimes miracles don’t happen, and we’re left alone and bereft, picking up the pieces of our broken lives, unsure of how to move on.
This is an article about being indecisive, I think. Not 100 percent sure yet, actually. I’ll let you know soon.
Does that sound like something you do often? The “sorry, I’ll let you know soon” answer is almost a knee-jerk response for me at this point.
It’s a classic trait of a “people pleaser,” mixed with a fear of committing to something just because it makes others happy. Okay, I see the irony now.
Maybe I’m over-thinking this.
Anyway, as a self-declared indecisive, I’ve decided to write my struggles in list form, so other indecisive people can read it and feel like they’re apart of something. But, that’s up to them.
Here it goes:
And, that sucks. No one wants to be the bearer of bad news, even if your BIG decision is whether or not to make the pizza guy “sad” because your friend wants to order Chinese. It’s a hard life.
That tasting menu at your favorite sushi restaurant? It’s your savior.
Or, if you’re having something like Chinese or pizza, you either let someone else choose for you or you just order the same thing, over and over again, never interested in trying something new.
This, funnily enough, will make your decision-making process more confusing. Trust me, the hobo on 31st Street doesn’t care what color your throw pillow is.
But, you’ll ask, regardless, so I won’t try to stop you.
“Sorry, not sorry” isn’t your thing. It’s more, “Sorry, so sorry. OMG, so sorry.” But, why? We shouldn’t feel badly about not being able to make up our minds. Or, wait, should we? I don’t know, whatever. I give up.
Which leads me to my next point…
Do I go to dinner with my out-of-town-don’t-really-care-about-you friend, or do I go bar-hopping with people I half-like?
After a few “um, I’ll let you know” answers, you end up having a mostly horizontal weekend streaming Netflix. Not that this is exactly a WRONG decision, amirite?
Ever had to make a semi-big decision? I’m talking bigger than Nutella over Ben and Jerry’s, but smaller than choosing which twin to abort.
When this semi-big decision finds its way into my life, I find myself recoiling into a human ball of despair. But, after a few drinks, I feel a sudden thrill. I can choose anything! I can be anything and do anything I want!
This, of course, eventually turns itself into sheer dread, and then, I find myself seeking out tall buildings.
Like I said, ALL THE FEELINGS.
This is one of the worst parts of indecisiveness. When I make a decision, it becomes the only subject about which I can think.
Then, I overthink every pro and con of the decision, until even my pro-con list doesn’t want to listen to me anymore.
No, really, don’t start. Or else, you’ll suddenly find yourself stuck at the store for two hours, deciding between two identical banana bunches.
Basic tip for indecisive people: Surround yourself with patient, honest people, who can tell you to STFU once in a while. You need it more than you think.
Like I mentioned earlier, indecisiveness is hard work. It makes you feel all the feelings, which get bottled up inside you if you don’t do something to release that energy every once in a while.
Everyone has his or her own way of letting off steam. But, for us, if we don’t cut loose every now and then, our steam will overflow and suffocate us.
So, do what you need to do is have sex, punch pillows, take deep breaths and do yoga.
That’s all I’ve got.
In Germany, displaying Nazi symbols is illegal. Here’s how the new Nazi-killing video game gets around German law.
Section 86a of the German criminal code, the Strafgesetzbuch, makes it illegal to display the symbols of “unconstitutional organizations”. That makes it rather tricky for a game such as the newly-released Wolfenstein: The New Order, which is all about murdering Nazis and blowing up their stuff, especially because Nazis liked putting their symbols all over themselves and their stuff. Verboten in particular are the swastika, the celtic cross, and the SS sig runes.
To comply with German law, Bethesda published a special version of the game in which all of the illegal symbols have been scrubbed out or replaced. Eurogamer put together a fascinating side-by-side comparison of the German and non-German versions of The New Order to show all the work that goes into erasing the bad signs of history.
Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=1hK4Px4O8aE.
Q: When is a taco not a taco?
A: When it’s actually just a waffle folded in half.
Does it look delicious: YES
Is it a taco: NO
Booking you an appointment with a great taco therapist I know (right after I eat you).
You want to eat the King Of The Jungle, whatever. But a $35-per-taco price tag is not what tacos are about.
I see what you’re trying to do, and I don’t like it.
Refuse to justify these with any kind of substantial criticism.
Taco, I want you to think long and hard about how you’ll feel about this when you’re 65.
Hahahaha nice try, secret vegetables that aren’t actually tortillas.
Sometimes the whole is way, way less than the sum of its parts.
Oh, no no, I mean, it’s just kind of a new look for you?
Sorry, but some cuisines are better left un-fused.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending; must repay $82,000.
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) November 13, 2012
Looks like somebody picked the wrong week to be a four-star general.
Today is a good day to be a three-star general….
— Steven Ertelt (@StevenErtelt) November 13, 2012
Definitely a big week in ‘General News'(AP) _ 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending; must repay $82,000.
— Jon Resnick AP (@jonresnickAP) November 13, 2012
Probably not the best day for Gen. Kip Ward’s spending habits to be announced. Might just make the headlines, I think.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) November 13, 2012
The Associated Press reports that former Africom head Gen. William “Kip” Ward is being demoted for spending misconduct and must repay $82,000 in unauthorized and excessive travel expenses.
82K : Gen William ‘Kip’ Ward will retire as a 3-star; spent on “lavish travel and other unauthorized expenses”
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) November 13, 2012
Please tell us “unauthorized expenses” isn’t a euphemism.
Bet it was on a woman….. RT “@ap: BREAKING: 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending; must repay $82,000.”
— William Richardson (@MiltownBucky) November 13, 2012
Are there naked pics? “@huffpostpol: WASHINGTON (AP) – 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending; $82,000.”
— Bob Bonner (@RBonner_) November 13, 2012
Meanwhile, the lavish spending in D.C. continues unabated.
But White House lavish spenders untouched. MT @ap_ken_thomas 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 13, 2012
Yet DC spends what it doesn’t have “@ap: BREAKING: 4-star general who headed Africa Command demoted for lavish spending; must repay $82,000″
— Mr. Phresh (@SemiAutoAZ) November 13, 2012
Here’s everything you need to know about drone strikes, from the guy who pulls the trigger.
If you want to understand how frequently drone strikes happen, follow @dronestream on Twitter, where they have and continue to live-tweet every strike on record.
I said “almost.”
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It’s on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn and a 7-Eleven just opened up across the street
Mountains Dew? Unclear.
SUBTLE BUT IMPORTANT.