Category Archives: Nudge Balloons

ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

state-icide The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock. I’ll give ya a moment to absorb that… “If we can reduce emissions of methane, we can really help to slow global warming,” said Ryan McCarthy, a science adviser for the California Air Resources Board, which is [...]

Logophilia

Y’all know I loves ‘em Dictionary.com’s word of the year is “xenophobia.” …Its roots are in two Greek words — “xenos,” meaning “stranger or guest,” and “phobos,” meaning “fear or panic,” ABCnooz comments: …it’s clear that in contentious 2016, fear of “otherness” bruised the collective consciousness around the globe. [no clues there…] The Brexit vote, [...]

Teh Crazy Years

Social Media as Cultural Mirror Actor Jesse Williams* said this at the 2016 BET Awards: ‘This invention called whiteness uses and abuses us. ‘Burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil — black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations, then stealing them, gentrifying [...]

SCANDAL!!!!!!11!!!!!

we must ALL use the lenses currently fashionable in the Academy* The BIG STORY* today is that Teh Donald is a PIG because he complimented the looks of a woman* who made her living by marketing how she looks. Side Story: Man born in 1905 [married in 1936] treats women according to the customs of [...]

Look at these hands!

what’re we doing with ‘em? The U.S. economy added a better-than-expected 242,000 jobs in February… Break-even [to keep up with population growth] is 250,000 jobs. [NB this month’s number is yet to be “revised” — downward, as has become customary] …while the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent… Unless you look at the U6, [...]

Powah! Ball!!!

now’s your chance to Think Big! The Powerball Payoff is $1.5 Billion – and rising. We all have about the same odds of winning whether or not we donate buy a ticket — Let’s Play! If I Won The Powerball I Would: — Buy the NBA and make them play in Uggs. [good game but [...]

Real World Manifestations of the Microaggressions™ Kulchah

Trending… Remember the Napa Whine Train Incident? Buncha raucous gals got kicked off for disturbing the other passenger/diners. But, cuz they happened to be [mostly] black… The Wine Train CEO issued a public apology to the group last week which said his staff “100 percent wrong in its handling of this issue.” He then offered [...]

*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 [...]