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Saturday, 4 April 2020

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For

quote [ Social democracy is being reinstated in a hurry, because?to paraphrase Mrs. Thatcher?there really is no alternative. ]

Thoughtful piece this one.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@1:19pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 2 April 2020

I had to get my father's affairs in order. You do too.

quote [ Ideally, they have a living will, which helps ease probate backlog and costs and also is a process that makes you think through a lot of end-of-life issues. But most people don?t. Do they at least have an ordinary will and an advance medical directive? If so, where are they? ]

Some opinions on a tricky topic.
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:45pmGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Joseph Bell, The Real Sherlock Holmes

quote [ The Ardlamont murder was an open and shut case. A young, wealthy aristocrat, Cecil Hambrough, was out hunting on the Ardlamont estate in Scotland with two associates?Alfred Monson, his tutor, and a mysterious third man named Edward Scott, who was identified only as a friend of Monson?when shots were heard. ]

Gotta figure it out, I'ma be like Sherlock
[SFW] [people] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:25amGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp

quote [ Interned during WWI, circus entertainer Joseph Pilates used found materials and his fellow prisoners as his test lab, and imagined an exercise system that would captivate millions. ]

Girl move it like Pilates
[SFW] [people]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:43amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 23 March 2020

The Strange and Dangerous World of America?s Big Cat People

quote [ A headline-grabbing murder-for-hire plot helped expose the dark side of exotic animal ownership in the U.S. Is there now enough momentum to reform the industry? ]

Big cat walking on the wild side
[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:19amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Do Economists Actually Know What Wealth Is?

quote [ ?I?m afraid ?blub? just won?t do,? you call back, beginning to walk away. ]

Yeah, definitely good times to think about values of goods.
[SFW] [people] [+7 Good]
[by Paracetamol@4:35pmGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Satanic Panic

quote [ In the early 1990s, a tiny Prairie town was swept up in a wave of extraordinary accusations, involving child abuse and Satanism. Thirty years later, many are still haunted by what happened. ]

Mothafuckas panic 'cause they know I'm satanic
[SFW] [people] [+3 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [6 comments]

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Doomsday Fashion of the Azores Islands

quote [ Somewhere in between the Handmaids Tale and the Grim Reaper, there were the unnerving ladies of the Azores Islands. ?Enveloped in their large hooded cloaks, the Azorian women seems to flit about like phantoms,? wrote Elise Reclus a 19th century encylopedic series on the earth?s inhabitants. With radical doomsday preppers already making headlines with their makeshift hazmat suits, we couldn?t help but get sidetracked with these strange and ominous get-ups of yore ]

Of a destiny with dignity achieved
[SFW] [people] [+1 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Prodigal Techbro ? Maria Farrell

quote [ We all need second chances. Even if we don?t need those fresh starts ourselves, we want to live in a world where people have a reason to do better. But the prodigal tech bro?s redemption arc is so quick and smooth it?s barely a road bump. That?s because we keep skipping the most important part of the prodigal son story?where he hits rock bottom. ]

That's clever argumentation: starts out understanding and finally turns into a sharper critique.
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@8:27pmGMT] [1 comment]

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