Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

*NOT* The Onion

WASoF At Brown University, a student group organized a debate about campus sexual assault. When Kathy Byron, a member of its Sexual Assault Task Force, heard that one debater might “ criticize the term ‘rape culture,’” Mzzzz Byron pannikkked that the idea of challenging another idea “could serve to invalidate people’s experiences,” or be “damaging.” [...]

Quit leaning at me

and back off Starbucks said the phase of the campaign that involved messages on drink cups was always scheduled to end Sunday. We have always been at war with Eurasia. Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 3:34 AM Starting on Monday, Starbucks baristas are being asked to write “Race Together” on coffee cups they hand to customers, [...]

ToDaZeD Proggie Vocab!

phrase a day! “Lean In™” — whatinhell does that even mean? This article seems to indicate it means work harder. …I had a life. I had friends, family, children. I had hobbies. I had a job, too, of course, but I also took occasional vacations, knocked off work at a sensible hour and got eight [...]

ToDaZeD Things I Wasn’t Aware Of

there is so much…. I’m a guuurl. I like looking at pretty dresses. Sometimes there are a few at the Hollywood – Give – Eachother – Prizes – Fests. So I look. I may stop… Here’s The Dress: *I* would’ve don the top a little differently… but the grace, the hand, …. yeah. Here’s The [...]

Happy “Scorched-Earth Rampage*” Day!

par-tay! Fies-ta!! When a particular kind of person gets a spankin’, they do not react with humility or remorse… Obama’s 8 p.m. ET announcement will come at the start of the second hour of the 15th annual Latin Grammys, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday on Spanish-language TV network Univision… Univision says it will postpone [...]

Noo-Speak Progresses

Make me a sammich, bitch. …and a Dew-i-tos*! Being harassed online [NB this only applies to women and lgbtqqiaapnzrdoetc. you men — screw you cuz you got no feeeelings .] ? Who ya gonna call? WAM!!! The vicious targeting of women who speak up online has reached crisis levels. …starting today, WAM! is running a [...]

Blowing Sunshine Up Yer Skirt

whoda thunk? Remember the Ivanpah solar electric generating plant? It gave us this! Gloooogle’s noo, penultimate gloooogle-doodle: But uhooooh….. Some sort of …miscalculation occurred. A[n] NRG [”en-er-gee” — geddit? *nudge*nudge*] spokesman blamed the weather, saying the sun didn’t shine as often as years of studies predicted. No sun. In the Mojave desert. hm… The desert [...]

de l’au·dace, en·core de l’au·dace, et tou·jours de l’au·dace

more crust’n a pie factory Rule of Law :: Pants Onna Ground Ferguson protest leaders released a list of “Rules of Engagement” for protests that they expect will arise when the Grand Jury releases its decision on Darren Wilson. “Expect” :: “Will Create” Half of one :: Six dozen of another So they expect to [...]

Different Cuuuultures

Let’s have taaaalks! During its conquests in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State [ISIS / ISIL / ASHL / whatever e~C] has had to come up with a method to allow all those non-Sunnis who ended up converting to Sunni Islam instead of being killed—the Christians, Yazidis, Shias, who for whatever reason remained under IS [...]

uh oh

what now? The guy in TX with ebola: dead Srsly. I’m hearing all sorts of conflicting crap about this. I can’t even tell what’s what, having failed chemistry fairly early on. [hey. don't larf. I have other talents. somewhere] The major nooooooz mediums tell me “Don’t worry; Be happy!” Other sources tell me everything from [...]