How To Lose Your Job.
Via Kibe Loco!
I think all black players suffer it. I am white and this ignorance causes me pain. The solution is to educate the people.Well, I guess we can call it the Michael Jackson complex. Somehow in his mind he became white and his pronouncement was a disservice to the cause. Yes, people need to be educated. His father was interviewed soon after on TV and was embarassed because he had taught him to be proud of being black.
And that in turn meant that the differences that people were constantly emphasizing for social purposes were social constructs which almost certainly didn't have any biological basis. And therefore we should stop talking about major races because to talk about major races gave the impression that there were big differences between these groups in things that mattered - I mean, skin color, after all, doesn't matter except in some vague aesthetic sense - but things that really mattered: people's characters, their intelligence, their behavior, whether they're going to compete with other people or not and so on. The evidence then became that there weren't any interesting differences in such things, and so we should stop talking about race.
[RACE - The Power of an Illusion]
U take me to extasyListen to the song here.
Witout takin extasty
Its exactly like extasy
When u layin right next to me
Im sexin' u
U sexin me
Its feels so damn natural
Wut we doin so naturally
Im likin u rubbin' me
And u likin me rubbin' u
Da passions emaculate
While u lovin me lovin u
I put L-O-V-E in you i love me puttin me in you
Make love to you
Just like Sergio Mendez play piano
Israeli psychologists draw conclusions from how brain-damaged people comprehend sarcasm – or not."Wait, was that meant to be sarcastic? Or not?" MemeFirst
You've torn your dress, your face is a messSeu Jorge sings 'Rebel Rebel' by David Bowie in the movie "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."
You can't get enough, but enough ain't the test
You've got transmission and a live wire
Got your cue lines and a handful of ludes
You wanna be there when they count up the dues
Sally: And I'm going to be 40!I have just found out that one of my relatives took out her breasts and put in silicone instead because she was afraid she would get breast cancer.
Sally: Some day!
from "When Harry Met Sally"
Parents would certainly deny it, but Canadian researchers have made a startling assertion: parents take better care of pretty children than they do ugly ones."Until I saw the article in the Times, I’d felt so utterly alone. Was I the only one? The sole parent on earth who knew the anguish, the heart-shattering despair of— All right, I’ll just say it, right out loud. I am the mother of an ugly child. She’s not deformed or handicapped or odd; she’s unattractive.
Homosexuality is a puzzle for biology, not because homosexuality itself is evolutionarily maladaptive (though no more so than any other sexual act that does not result in conception), but because any genetic tendency to avoid heterosexual opportunities should have been selected out long ago. Perhaps 'gay genes' have some other compensating advantage, like enhancing fertility, when they are carried by women. Perhaps the environments that set off homosexuality today didn't exist while our genes were being selected. Or perhaps the main cause is biological yet not directly genetic, like differences in hormones or antibodies that affect the fetus while it is developing.
Just as puzzling is the existence of homophobia. Why didn't evolution shape straight men to react to their gay fellows by thinking: 'Great! More women for me!' Probably the answer lies in a cross-wiring between our senses of morality and disgust. People often confuse their own revulsion with objective sinfulness, as when they dehumanize people living in squalor or, in the other direction, engage in religious rituals of cleanliness and purification. An impulse to avoid homosexual contact may blur into an impulse to condemn homosexuality.
The New York Times announced yesterday that it would offer a new subscription-based service on its Web site, charging users an annual fee to read its Op-Ed and news columnists, as the newspaper seeks ways to capitalize on the site's popularity.THE NYT WITHDRAWS FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE: "The great gift that the New York Times gives the world is free access to its articles, opinion-journalists, and stories. In September, that will no longer be the case. They are putting up a $50 toll-booth to 'the work of Op-Ed columnists and some of the best known voices from the news side of The Times and The International Herald Tribune (IHT).' They'll be charging for the privilege of reading MoDo and Krugman and Brooks. I can understand the economics of this, as newspaper circulation declines. But I wonder if, in the long run, this is a wise move on their part. By sectioning off their op-ed columnists and best writers, they are cutting them off from the life-blood of today's political debate: the free blogosphere. Inevitably, fewer people will link to them; fewer will read them; their influence will wane faster than it has already. The blog is already becoming a rival to the dated op-ed column format as a means of communicating opinion journalism. My bet is that the NYT's retrogressive move will only fasten the decline of op-ed columnists' influence."
He is a national hero in Brazil, but elsewhere he may be the least celebrated of the major architects of the modern era. A suave pioneer of curvaceous concrete, toying with the limits of engineering while injecting sex and surrealism into Le Corbusier's famous machine for living, he designed some of the most audacious, sublimely poetic and occasionally goofy buildings of the 20th century. Probably more than anyone else, he brought lyricism and a populist sensibility to modern public architecture.Slide Show
The Last of the Moderns
I have always said that there are only two good things in Mexico: Chaves and the U.S. border.It seems too soon for the effect of its 'social merchandising' but the facts are that the number of brazilians arrested at the US-Mexican border has grown 10 times in a year and it is becoming a diplomatic problem: Mexico is contemplating requesting a visa for brazilian tourists. Our government says the reason for the raise in numbers is the already estabilished illegal immigrants in the US sponsoring friends and family, making immigration grow exponentially. Saying it is the soap-opera is "to accuse the window for the landscape".
José Simão (brazilian satiric writer)
Esteemed Countryman: The purpose of this guide is to provide you with practical advice that may prove useful to you in case you have made the difficult decision to search for employment opportunities outside of your country.So here I am, surrendering to the two most brazilian of the brazilian costumes: watching the 8pm soap-opera and dreaming of moving to the US.
By now, we're used to finding out that many of the most ferocious homophobes on the right have gay offspring - Phyllis Schlafly, Alan Keyes, Pete Knight. Now we discover that others are actually tortured gay men themselves. I feel bad for the mayor of Spokane. I don't like the witch-hunts of these conflicted, desperate, if often malicious people.