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"It's a day!" Bonus Zelda: The other day, Paul the Spud sent me an adorable picture of his dog Rory rolling around on the rug, and I took this video for him of Zelly doing the same thing. She has a minor grass allergy, and everything...Show More Summary
[Content note: Gun violence, homophobia, terrorism]All Wormholes Belong to Morgan Freeman:The crane operator wanted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges tied to a deadly Philadelphia building collapse has turned himself in.Prince...Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton is now on Twitter, y'all. No tweets yet, as she is probably waiting for Twitter verification, but even her Twitter bio is amazing. Deeky and I are currently forming a band called The Pantsuit Aficionados. FYI.[H/T to Alison.]
[Content Note: Reproductive coercion; hostility to consent.]Since I wrote about cultural reproductive coercion last week, I've gotten a number of emails and linkage from people Very Concerned about the men who are victimized by women who get pregnant without their male partner's consent. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Gun violence.]Today begins jury selection in the trial of George Zimmerman, who killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.Lawyers estimate the long-awaited trial will last four to eight weeks. Much of that time is expected...Show More Summary
The whistleblower behind the NSA leak revealing a vast surveillance program has identified himself as 29-year-old Edward Snowden, an Army veteran and "former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Show More Summary
Hosted by burrowing owls. knowing wink
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Fishin' in the Dark How about you?
Hosted by the three weirdos.This week's open threads have been brought to you by characters from the Oddworld universe.
Hosted by the Stranger.
James Franco, at the Cannes Film Festival last week. What—did you think James Franco wasn't going to promote and premiere his newest film, an adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying that he wrote, directed, and stars in, wearing a fedora and reflective sunglasses? You're so weird. Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by leather.Recommended Reading:Tara: Five Ineffective Policies Our Lawmakers Are Pushing Under the Guise of 'Keeping Women Safe' [Content Note: The post at this link includes an image of a woman firingShow More Summary
[Content Note: Home fire.]I love this girl so much I don't even know what to do with myself: Reporter Gus Rosendale in voiceover, over image of 11-year-old Janixia Sota, a brown-skinned girl wearing a pink hoodie with her hair pulled...Show More Summary
Via San Antonio news -- Jury acquits escort shooter:A Bexar County jury on Wednesday acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of murder in the death of a 23-year-old Craigslist escort. [...]Had he been convicted, he could have faced up to life in prison...Show More Summary
"Don't hate me because I'm adorable." Did you know that June is the ASPCA's Adopt a Shelter Cat Month? It is! If you've been thinking about rescuing a cat or kitten from a shelter, June is a great time to do it. Many shelters acrossShow More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny.]"Ladies, Want That Promotion? Then Quit Your Cheerful Demeanor." Subtitle: "Authority Doesn't Smile."Fannie, brilliant as always, makes this observation about what is definitely the worst line in the piece:Anyway,...Show More Summary
[Content note: Violence, homophobia, fat hatred]Friday Stuff:A California anti-obesity campaign has Photoshoped kids in their ads to make them look fat. Southern California Edison has announced it will permanently shut down the San Onofre nuclear power plant.The Salvation Army believes gay parents deserve to be put to death. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Discussion of fat-hating tropes.]Dear Population Action International:I really admire your advocacy on behalf of global access to modern contraceptives. I'm writing you this letter in good faith, as someone who valuesShow More Summary
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding"
[Content Note: Descriptions of an attack of sexual violence; rape culture.]In October 2009, a fifteen-year-old girl in Richmond, California, was gang-raped. It was an especially brutal crime: She was assaulted for more than two hours...Show More Summary