Um… it’s a Dead Kennedy’s show. Would you expect anything less?
Um… it’s a Dead Kennedy’s show. Would you expect anything less?
Have you ever been a kid? I was. And by 5th grade, I and every other kid had heard all the dirty details and misinformation from every other kid on the playground. And that was before there was a world wide web, smart phones, and an interconnected society that kids are a part of from birth or earlier (how many pregnant women do you know today that don’t document their baby’s development on Facebook?). Waiting until kids are sexually developed to teach them about sex is like teaching someone to drive by forbidding them to get in a car until they’re 16, then putting them in the driver’s seat on a busy city street in rush hour. Education is never a bad thing - kids should be taught how the world works, not protected from it.
OK, I apologize up front if this sounds like I’m attacking you, or telling you how to raise your kid. I’m honestly not trying to pick a fight, I’ve just never understood this kind of logic. Pretending kids are innocent and pure doesn’t make it so. Waiting until middle school to tell kids about sex means they’re getting bad information from other kids and the Internet, years before you have the chance to give them an honest education. And the fact that you seem to look at sex as something inherently dirty that kids need to be shielded from just goes to show what an unhealthy attitude we have about sexual intelligence in this country. From the moment they can talk, kids want to know everything about the way the world works. They’re natural born scientists. Shielding them from a part of human behavior as big as sexuality and reproduction is just going to make them see sex as something shameful, and perpetuate the cycle of people not talking about sexual norms and important medical information. Your job as a parent is to educate your child and prepare them to be a positive, functional member of society. Don’t let the discomfort about sex that your parents imparted on you stop you from teaching your child healthy attitudes about the subject. If I can make a friendly suggestion - check out a show called Sexplanations on YouTube. It’s host takes a very frank, honest, but comfortable and sex positive tone, and more than anything, makes it easy to get interested in human sexuality as a science. If you can get used to thinking about sex as something natural and normal, talking to your kid honestly about it won’t seem so intimidating.
This is a surprisingly robust write-up for a beginner making a partial-mash beer, and (if you follow medical quality cleanliness and sterilization practices) will make a beer that is as good or better than what you can buy in the store. For someone just starting out, though - it actually doesn’t need to be even this complicated. For most low to moderate gravity ales (think ambers, porters, etc.), you don’t need to make a yeast starter; you’ll get a high enough cell count right out of a vial of Whitelabs or Wyeast. You’ll also arguably get a better quality beer from mashing the grains, but you can brew a very enjoyable beer using a hopped liquid malt extract, and at that point it becomes about as complicated as making a big pot of tea. If you’re interested in learning to brew, your best bet is just to find your local homebrew shop - most mid-sized cities have a few. Just walk in and say “I’m brand new! Help!” and the staff will be more than happy to walk you through the process. It’s a very rewarding hobby, and can be as cheap and easy (or expensive and complicated) as you want it to be.
Couldn’t agree more. I really want to like AHS. The cinematography is gorgeous, the art direction is brilliant, and the cast is fantastic, but the writing is just completely unbearable. I suffered through season 1 (a.k.a. “Everybody’s a ghost”) and season 2 (a.k.a. “Death by a thousand plot points”) just hoping that it would get good, but they aren’t going to fool me again. I’m just amazed anyone still cares about that show.
If you’re a responsible cannabis user and only smoke when you’ve got nothing else going on and just want to relax: you don’t. If you’re an obnoxious stoner who’s responsible for stigmatizing the substance and anyone who uses it: you don’t care.
Someone has a future career as a lobbyist…
A family called 911 for a wha… oh, wait, this was in Portland? …yeah, that makes sense.
A thousand times YES! My name is Erickson Adam. Not Adam Erickson. Not Eric Adams. ERICKSON. F*#@KING. ADAM. 33 goddamn years on this planet, and I’ve never once filled out an official document and not had the person receiving it assume that I don’t know my own damn name, even when I draw big conspicuous circles around the “First Name” and “Last Name” labels. I’ve missed flights, been issued licenses I can’t use, had mortgages delayed… all because people assume I’m too dumb to know how to fill out my own name on a form.
Funny, cause to them, it’s “get off my phone, I need to use the Internet.”
Still shocked and disgusted at this. Although if you’re looking for a silver lining, if there was ever a time to get shot in the leg, it’d have to be when you’re REALLY stoned…
-1 for the “line thou shalt not cross” concept… but, +1 for owning up to and apologizing for the spelling and grammatical errors. I really appreciate when people understand writing in a public forum (even BuzzFeed), needn’t be written in LOLCat.
What I find deeply troubling here has nothing to do with the Onion, Quvenzhané Wallis, or the “C-Word” - it’s how willing so many people are to get behind the concept of censorship as soon as the speech is something that offends them. Free speech means all speech, people - there is no “line that you just don’t cross”. Yes, people will occasionally say some stupid, ignorant, and offensive things. The Westboro Baptist “Church” has made a career out of it. The best thing you can do is not to scream, and panic, and demand takedowns, apologies, and censorship, it’s to write off the comment as ignorant and go about your day.
Q: “Why do atheists celebrate Christmas?”
A: “Have you ever tried NOT celebrating Christmas?”
Idunno… he seems to have accomplished pissing YOU off pretty well…
It’s fascinating how the mudslinging starts as soon as someone insinuates that Obama may have continued certain Bush-era policies. True, there’s a bit of cherry-picking here (and the items listed are waaaaay far from the worst things Bush ever did), but by and large, yeah, Obama has indeed made extensive use of drones, killed American citizens without trial, and failed to close Guantanamo. And while (even though I didn’t vote for him in the last election), I think Obama is WORLDS more qualified to be President that Bush was (then again, a drunk hamster is more qualified to be president than Bush was), it might do Democrats and Republicans some good to consider the fact that “their guy” might not be the saint that they think he is.
As an avid supporter of marijuana legalization and vehement defender of first amendment rights, I’m absolutely appalled by this. The man is either an Andy Kaufman level genius, or he’s gone full on, Michael Jackson crazy. Goofy B.S. about overdosing on cannabis aside, stuff like this is why so many people fight legalization - they don’t see responsible adults making their own informed decisions, they see clowns like this guy endangering children.
Yeah, that would be the Queen… OF ENGLAND! You know, that country that my fore-bearers (and probably yours) gave up their LIVES so as to NOT care about who is Queen over there? I’m not trying to be snarky to you specifically - this is a pet peeve of mine. Caring about the British Royal family is barely relevant if you’re English. If you’re American, it’s downright offensive. At least Tom Hanks has contributed something to American arts & culture. I’ll take him over the Queen of England any day.
Yeah, cause if anyone knows how to take a joke, it’d be the Taliban.
Ah, the late 40s… when smoking was so cool that you even did it in your headshot.
I love Arthur and PBS, but the Backstreet Boys have no business being in the same sentence as “Rock ‘N’ Roll”.
I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who totally loses their mind when people use this argument. I get that people are dumb, but I just can’t get over this one. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just a big Christian trolling conspiracy to make anyone who’s ever spent more than 30 seconds in a science class completely freak out. For the record: religious zealots - we did not evolve from monkeys. No one has ever claimed we evolved from monkeys. Arguing that evolution can’t be real because we didn’t evolve from monkeys is like arguing that umbrellas keep you dry because you like jam on toast: it makes no fucking sense, and you sound like an idiot saying it.
My takeaway from this post: Bill Nye really needs to grow a beard.
Irony, thy name is Karl Rove.
I’m way more excited about the presidential election. I’m not a pothead - I just don’t understand the massive amount of effort and money wasted in this country on locking adults up for doing something in the privacy of their own homes that doesn’t hurt anyone. If anything makes me want to move to Oregon or Washington, it’s that their citizens are the first in the nation to demonstrate basic common sense.
I think the real message here is that history always tends to judge harshly those who would stand against freedom and equality for all. Perhaps more people today should consider what they will look like to future generations.