"You can make about 75% more money with a cat on your head than you can with a cat on your shoulder."
Elaine Stritch, female comedy icon and salty Broadway grand dame, died Thursday at the grand age of 89. Outspoken, lauded and often considered difficult by her co-workers, Stritch never stopped working even in her 80s, only moving out of New York in the last year or so of her life. She was a proud supporter of the city all through her life, though. “I think it’s the wrong way around to say when you get older move to the country,” she once said. “I think when you get older you move to New York. If you’re a nice broad they’ll look after you.”
Some artists specialize in balloon dogs, some in lillies … others in recreating their own vaginas out of plastic.
This is the particular jam of Megumi Igarashi, a Japanese artist who goes by Rokudenashiko (“Absurd Girl” to us Anglophones) and who has been arrested for distributing data online to help 3-D print her vagina. Having crowdfunded 1 million yen (about $9,850) to turn a selfie of her private parts into a kayak, she sent out the plans to her funders to help them 3-D print it too, which resulted in charges for indecency under the belief that she sold the data to some users.
This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen.
"A lot of people think I’m not athletic, or whatever, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete," Fielder said. "And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model."
Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a woman who doesn’t want to get pregnant could soon implant a matchstick-sized, wireless chip under her arm, stomach or butt and be “on the pill” for years — 16 years, to be exact.
At the moment, no hormonal birth control exists that lasts for more than five years. Non-hormonal copper IUDs last 12.
That’s really a measure that looks at how well families get along, and it seems that same-sex-parent families and the children in them are getting along well, and this has positive impacts on child health," lead researcher Dr. Simon Crouch told ABC. He elaborated that the study found same-sex parents "take on roles that are suited to their skill sets rather than falling into those gender stereotypes," and the result is a "more harmonious family unit and therefore feeding on to better health and well being.
I never thought about this, and it makes me so sad. PTSD is the worst.
Well, this is just sad.
Three busloads of detained immigrants were being transported to a detention center in Murrieta, Calif., on Tuesday when they ran into the above.
Over 100 protesters converged on their route, waving American flags and brandishing signs that read “ILLEGALS GO HOME,” “SUPPORT BORDER PATROL,” “PROTECT YOUR KIDS FROM DISEASES” (?) and “U.S. CITIENS [sic] DON’T GET FREE PASS Y [sic] SHOULD ILEAGELS [sic].”
This makes me hurt with infuriation.
Some periods of our growth are so confusing that we don’t even recognize that growth is happening. We may feel hostile or angry or weepy and hysterical, or we may feel depressed. It would never occur to us, unless we stumbled on a book or a person who explained to us, that we were in fact in the process of change, of actually becoming larger, spiritually, than we were before. Whenever we grow, we tend to feel it, as a young seed must feel the weight and inertia of the earth as it seeks to break out of its shell on its way to becoming a plant. Often the feeling is anything but pleasant. But what is most unpleasant is the not knowing what is happening. Those long periods when something inside ourselves seems to be waiting, holding its breath, unsure about what the next step should be, eventually become the periods we wait for, for it is in those periods that we realize that we are being prepared for the next phase of our life and that, in all probability, a new level of the personality is about to be revealed.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), May 2014 was the 351st consecutive month where the planet was warmer than the 20th century average temperature. If you have trouble putting that into perspective, think of it like this: if you’re 29 years old or younger, you have never experienced a colder-than-average month — ever.
"He can tell you things that happened two or three years ago. He can tell you the five largest moons of Saturn, and the distance from the Earth to the Sun. He can recite songs word for word. But early on, we noticed that he’d get very emotional around loud noises— like a blow dryer or loud birthday parties. He’d also get overwhelmed around things in motion. He had a very bad experience in an inflatable jumper at a party. We noticed these things early, identified that he was on the autism spectrum, and got him in therapy. We’ve been working hard on it with intensive therapy from a very young age, and we’re so much better. We still have some issues, but I think we’re outgrowing the symptoms. I tell everyone who will listen: ‘Early intervention, early intervention, early intervention.’"
That’s great parenting.