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14:05 // 7 months ago
November 6, 2013

gq:

How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, oh yeah, fatness? The catch: You’ll be really, really hungry. Ben Marcus spends a long and profoundly satisfying week on a strict diet of absolutely nothing but H2O.

I need a drink before reading this. Probably after, too.

(via laughterkey)

14:25 // 9 months ago
August 23, 2013
vicemag:

"Paula Deen" Is Going to Kill "Trayvon Martin" on TV
Welcome to the Trayvon Martin Will Never Really Die edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.
- Popular fiction often dabbles in what-ifs. What if Superman grew up in Soviet Russia? What if the Nazis had won World War II? What if God was one of us? Just a stranger on the bus? Trying to make his way home?
These are all fascinating questions worth exploring, but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has decided to ask another, possibly more provocative, question: what if Paula Deen shot Trayvon Martin because she thought he was trying to rape her? I mean, doesn’t Paula Deen look like she packs heat?
The show’s executive producer Warren Leight explained the premise to Entertainment Weekly:

“[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him. There’s a lot of stop-and-frisk elements to that as well… Is racial profiling justifiable? Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We’re diving right into that,”

It appears that Law & Order’s plot generator, which has mixed and matched elements of popular news stories for decades, is broken. This sounds like the absolute worst idea I’ve ever heard.
Continue

There’s a lot to unpack here. Whew.

vicemag:

"Paula Deen" Is Going to Kill "Trayvon Martin" on TV

Welcome to the Trayvon Martin Will Never Really Die edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of 1 to RACIST, with “1” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.

- Popular fiction often dabbles in what-ifs. What if Superman grew up in Soviet Russia? What if the Nazis had won World War II? What if God was one of us? Just a stranger on the bus? Trying to make his way home?

These are all fascinating questions worth exploring, but Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has decided to ask another, possibly more provocative, question: what if Paula Deen shot Trayvon Martin because she thought he was trying to rape her? I mean, doesn’t Paula Deen look like she packs heat?

The show’s executive producer Warren Leight explained the premise to Entertainment Weekly:

“[Jeffrey] Tambor is a defense attorney representing a very high-profile celebrity woman chef who thought she was being pursued by a rapist and turned around it was a teenager. And she shot him. There’s a lot of stop-and-frisk elements to that as well… Is racial profiling justifiable? Can self-defense involve racial profiling? We’re diving right into that,”

It appears that Law & Order’s plot generator, which has mixed and matched elements of popular news stories for decades, is broken. This sounds like the absolute worst idea I’ve ever heard.

Continue

There’s a lot to unpack here. Whew.

17:57 // 12 months ago
August 20, 2013

michaelhayes:

WTF.

This Terrifying Vine Shows The Exact Moment A Truck Flies Over The Guardrail

Well that’s something I want to see looped over and over. Shockingly, the guy’s still alive and was conscious at the scene.

11:43 // 1 year ago
August 19, 2013

So 87-year-old TV icon Dick Van Dyke had his car destroyed today after it caught fire on the highway, but fortunately, he’s OK, based on this Vine video shot by his wife.

19:26 // 1 year ago
December 13, 2012
… this is one of those stories that makes you realize there are bad people in the world, and some of them have Justin Bieber tattoos on their leg. Wooooooow.

… this is one of those stories that makes you realize there are bad people in the world, and some of them have Justin Bieber tattoos on their leg. Wooooooow.

8:16 // 1 year ago
September 8, 2012

Mama duck leads baby ducklings across five-lane highway: This is like the worst game of Frogger ever. Except with a family of ducks. (spoiler: They all make it.)

23:01 // 1 year ago
May 29, 2012
14:38 // 2 years ago
April 16, 2011
Scary report: Many meats have high levels of drug-resistant bacteria: The Translational Genomics Research Institute notes that while the meat is safe to eat, consumers should take care in handling and cooking it. Still though, yikes. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Scary report: Many meats have high levels of drug-resistant bacteria: The Translational Genomics Research Institute notes that while the meat is safe to eat, consumers should take care in handling and cooking it. Still though, yikes. source

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11:34 // 3 years ago