you can't say things like that, sis. People will make pervy comments
Sunday, 19 May 2019

Making Ume Shu (vodka substitute vs Shochu/Shoji)

quote [ Post with 1 votes and 0 views. Shared by lilmookieesquire. Making Ume Shu (vodka substitute vs Shochu/Shoji) ]

Japanese plums are just starting to come into season!
[SFW] [do it yourSElf] [+2]
[by lilmookieesquire@7:21pmGMT] [2 comments]

Semantic Drain and the Meaninglessness of Modern Work

quote [ "Late-capitalistic semantic drain" sounds like its own uniquely hellish bullshit neologism. But I swear it does mean something: the lack of meaning spreading through English, driven by a corporate monoculture devoted solely to profit. ]

Starts with grammar critique, ends with hollow jobs.
[SFW] [religion & spirituality] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@11:42amGMT] [1 comment]

Music of the Squares: David Ramsay Hay and the Reinvention of Pythagorean Aesthetics

quote [ Understanding the same laws to apply to both visual and aural beauty, David Ramsay Hay thought it possible not only to analyse such visual wonders as the Parthenon in terms of music theory, but also to identify their corresponding musical harmonies and melodies. Carmel Raz on the Scottish artist's original, idiosyncratic, and occasionally bewildering aesthetics. ]

You might think I'm crazy, but I don't even care
[SFW] [music] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:04amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Results from Phase 2 clinical trials indicate MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD is safe and effective

quote [ MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, can safely enhance the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when it is used in a clinical setting ]

This is so cool, LEGALIZE IT!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Informative]
[by ooo[......7@10:44pmGMT] [5 comments]

Language Log » The Notion of "Trolling" in Ancient Sanskrit

quote [ Vitaṇḍa is considered a destructive style of argumentation. Here, the person who employs vitaṇḍa has no position of one’s own, and does not attempt to defend any thesis. A person may even adopt a viewpoint that is opposed to one's own for the sake of vitaṇḍa. There is nothing to be gained by either party in this encounter. ]

Ah, glad to see ScoobySnacks is still at it.

Thumb via New Old Stock
[SFW] [history] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@6:21pmGMT] [1 comment]

A placebo can work even when you know it's a placebo - Harvard Health Blog

quote [ A placebo can relieve symptoms even when the person taking it is aware it's a fake medication. ]

Where are the post streaks?
[SFW] [health] [+1 Informative]
[by Paracetamol@4:50pmGMT] [10 comments]

US police shoot almost 1,000 people dead per year, figures show

quote [ Fatal shootings by police are the rare outcomes of the millions of encounters between police officers and the public. Despite the unpredictable events that lead to the shootings, in each of the past four years police nationwide have shot and killed almost the same number of people - nearly 1,000. ]

When you start digging in to the statistics inside this number, it's painful how obvious the race issue is in the USA.
[SFW] [dystopian violence] [+3 Informative]
[by XregnaR@1:56pmGMT] [6 comments]

The Curious Career of Living as a Real-Life Garden Gnome

quote [ If you were out of a job in 19th century England and seeking new employment, there was a chance you might find a peculiar advertisement in the newspaper that read something like: “WANTED! Ornamental garden hermit“. ]

gnome-man's land, hahihihi
[SFW] [history] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:02amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 17 May 2019

Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage

quote [ Lawmakers debated three different bills to legalize same-sex unions and the government's bill, the most progressive of the three, was passed...

The two other bills, submitted by conservative lawmakers, refer to partnerships as "same-sex family relationships" or "same-sex unions" rather than "marriages".

But the government's bill, also the only one to offer limited adoption rights, was passed by 66 to 27 votes - backed by lawmakers from the majority Democratic Progressive Party. ]

It was raining like at noon, the rain stopped and the sun came out in the afternoon just when the law was passed making an Actual rainbow as a nice coincidence.
[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@1:42pmGMT] [3 comments]

Grumpy Cat, the face of thousands of internet memes, has died

quote [ The 7-year-old online star died due to complications related to a urinary tract infection. ]

Schlechte Laune wie ein Grumpy Cat
[SFW] [obituaries] [+10]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:33amGMT] [9 comments]

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