Vegans and unethical swine (no offense meant to swine, it is hard to combat the ingrained anthropocentrism of our language) of the world, I come to you to deliver a manifesto. Vegans, you have been hoodwinked, tricked into believing that you have succeeded at ethical consumption. But the world conspires against your… »
Hello fellow kinjaeers and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. This week we take a break from kinja and discuss puzzles. Games you’re liking or liked, puzzles you just solved or are looking to solve...if it’s puzzeling… »
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about pro wrestling recently, and a lot of rewatching old matches. I had my favorites, the Undertaker above all others, but this isn’t about him. This is about the wrestlers of color who brought joy to my childhood and early adulthood, who have done great things for the business and… »
Autopsy results announced by the local prosecutor confirmed the police’s original party line this week, as reported by the New York Times: Sandra Bland’s manner of death was suicide - more specifically, reported on CNN.com, “self-inflicted asphyxiation.” The family has commissioned a private autopsy, and maybe a… »
I work as a counselor for teenage girls with level two trauma, autism, behavioral disorders, or sometimes all three. More often than not, when I tell people that first
meet me about my job, they wince. The next comments usually include some variants of the following:
“Oh wow, that’s tough....”
“I couldn’t do… »
‘ello happy people and welcome to the I know it’ll be late cross thread. Sorry about that, but scheduled shares don’t work on stuff that’s scheduled (gah kinja, why?) . This is the weekly pan-kinja cross thread, shared out to Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room.… »
The first time I sat second chair on a murder trial, the client was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He’d allegedly committed the crime when he was 18. (In order to function as a defense attorney, I find it necessary not to form an opinion of guilt or innocence before, during, or after my handling… »
Hello fellow denizens of the kinjaverse and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. How are you all doing this fine July morning? How was your 4th if you’re an American?
‘ello one and all and welcome to the very weekly Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Odeck, Tay, Oppo, Backtalk, Clashtalk, and Powder Room cross thread. Last week, Lexador made the very excellent suggestion that I shoud ask ya’ll to recommend articles from your corner of the kinjaverse that you think are worth a… »
What do you get when you combine porn stars, Master’s degrees, Youtube, and a love of history? You get a brand new, hilariously potty-mouthed series of videos about some historical women who were seriously badass. »
I attended a university where Antonin Scalia taught, and he had many friends remaining among the faculty. When he visited to speak at the law school, I declined to apply for the very sought-after tickets, because I did not want to be in the same room with him.
I was at a meetup event when a stranger came over to me and asked how grad school was going. I found this kinda sorta very creepy, even after I remembered that I’d put that information in my meetup profile. Which brings me to rule #1 »
This just in, everybody, the Confederate States of America have surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse. Confederate General Robert E. Lee delivered his surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. »
Mad Max: Fury Road has become the toast of the summer movie season. It has given us new catch phrases to shout at each other and made a group of MRAs so angry that they had to abandon their bags of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to honk like impotent geese on backwater message boards.
Recent events in blackface have brought renewed attention to the concept of social construction. If gender is a social construct and race is as well, some wonder why it’s okay for transgender people to change their gender presentation but not for white people to become black. The answer is that yes, race and gender… »
In more news of how slow the United States is when it comes to helping pregnant women (and not just their fetuses), Congress recently introduced a bill that would offer much-needed protection for pregnant workers. While twelve states have laws that require employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant… »