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June 19, 2012

hypervocal:

Before the Mickey Mouse Club discovered the now-ubiquitous actor/hunk/superhero, Ryan Gosling was a gawky Canadian kid with a horrible bowl cut who just happened to have some nasty dance moves. Here he is in 1991, melting hearts with this angelic cover of “When a Man Loves a Woman” and breaking it down to C+C Music Factory’s “Everybody Dance Now” with his sister, Mandi.

At one point he pushes his sister out of the way to upstage her. Top that.

10:23 // 1 year ago
March 26, 2012
missing-e:

Watch the 2012 Shorty Awards tomorrow night (7:30-9pm), live from TheTimesCenter in New York!
Cheer Missing e on as it, hopefully, brings home a Shorty Award, in addition to the Shorty Vox Populi (based on popular vote) you already helped to win!

SFB editor Ernie Smith will be there too in hopes of the site winning a “Microblog of the Year on Tumblr” honor. We totally expect “We Are the 99 Percent" to kick our butt, but that doesn’t mean we won’t totally be freaking out in case we win. Watch tomorrow and cheer us on!

missing-e:

Watch the 2012 Shorty Awards tomorrow night (7:30-9pm), live from TheTimesCenter in New York!

Cheer Missing e on as it, hopefully, brings home a Shorty Award, in addition to the Shorty Vox Populi (based on popular vote) you already helped to win!

SFB editor Ernie Smith will be there too in hopes of the site winning a “Microblog of the Year on Tumblr” honor. We totally expect “We Are the 99 Percent" to kick our butt, but that doesn’t mean we won’t totally be freaking out in case we win. Watch tomorrow and cheer us on!

0:40 // 2 years ago
April 25, 2011
Parsing Wikileaks’ trove of Gitmo detainee files
The U.S. has a pretty low threshold for proof when it comes to tossing somebody in Guantanamo Bay, at least that’s what seems true when you read the latest files revealed by Wikileaks. As reported by The Guardian, the U.S. government targeted people wearing a certain type of Casio wristwatch (the F-91W) for detention, because that model of wristwatch was known for its use and distribution by al-Qaeda for training in bomb-making. More than fifty of the released detainee files list the cheap, digital timepiece as a point of interest.
No exception for age Two early detainees, an 89-year-old and 70-year-old, sound like they never should’ve been there. U.S. doctors described the former as suffering from major  depression, senility and dementia, while the latter authorities internally assessed had no real reason for their detainment at Guantanamo Bay.
No exception for youth Naqib Ullah was one of the youngest detainees, at just 14 when he spent a year in confinement. Authorities ultimately decided he was telling the truth when he insisted he’d been kidnapped by the Taliban — his file claims to want to “afford him an opportunity to ‘grow out’ of the radical extremism he has been subject to.” source
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The U.S. has a pretty low threshold for proof when it comes to tossing somebody in Guantanamo Bay, at least that’s what seems true when you read the latest files revealed by Wikileaks. As reported by The Guardian, the U.S. government targeted people wearing a certain type of Casio wristwatch (the F-91W) for detention, because that model of wristwatch was known for its use and distribution by al-Qaeda for training in bomb-making. More than fifty of the released detainee files list the cheap, digital timepiece as a point of interest.

  • No exception for age Two early detainees, an 89-year-old and 70-year-old, sound like they never should’ve been there. U.S. doctors described the former as suffering from major depression, senility and dementia, while the latter authorities internally assessed had no real reason for their detainment at Guantanamo Bay.
  • No exception for youth Naqib Ullah was one of the youngest detainees, at just 14 when he spent a year in confinement. Authorities ultimately decided he was telling the truth when he insisted he’d been kidnapped by the Taliban — his file claims to want to “afford him an opportunity to ‘grow out’ of the radical extremism he has been subject to.” source

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13:43 // 2 years ago