Blowing your nose feels “great”?
Blowing your nose feels “great”?
Isn’t he supposed to be infallible? (Yes, yes, I know, the Pope is only considered to be infallible when he specifically invokes the concept in laying down official doctrine, and infallibility is a relatively recent concept that has been used very rarely. It’s a joke.)
Contrary to #18, it’s rather easy to do an accent aigu, or any other common diacritical mark, using iOS. Just hold down the letter on which you want the accent, and you can have all the rosé that you want, mon frère.
I take it you’re a fan of a certain scene from the movie Oldboy.
The original versions of Grimms’ fairytales are notorious for their violence. Comic books and cartoons full of similar amounts of violence and death are commonly marketed to children of that age in Japan (which has much lower violent crime statistics than the US). What children are considered capable of handling varies with both era and culture, and there doesn’t seem to be any actual compelling evidence (statistically, today’s kids are less prone to violence) that most 12-15 year olds will be messed up by reading more “adult” stories. Importantly, the violence in these books is portrayed as being a bad thing, so it’s not like kids are being shown something with an actually distasteful message, like Boondocks Saints, or something.
Though it has some currency, and could perhaps be considered not wrong on those grounds, “octopi” won’t earn you any brownie points for using the “correct” plural. Changing “-us” to “-i” to form plurals is Latin (alumnus, alumni), but “octopus” is Greek.
Sure, some of people in jail for drug-related offenses, those who actually did “hold their community hostage,” deserve their punishment. But you’re pretty egregiously ignoring the thousands locked up for mere possession, most of whom were harming at most themselves. You’re also ignoring selective enforcement of drug laws that demonstrably targets ethnic minorities. Not to mention, the “choice” many people who turn even to more serious drug-dealing is often severely constrained by poor economic and educational opportunities, some degree of lingering discrimination, and perhaps even problems arising within the marginalized groups themselves, which the individuals belonging to those groups who might turn to drug-dealing cannot change all by themselves. Tarantino’s remarks were perhaps slightly hyperbolic, but I think it’s pretty clear he’s put more thought into the matter than you have.
“Obviously using cauliflower instead of rice cuts carbs, but it’s also a good way to eat locally grown food instead of imported rice.” Um… assuming most Buzzfeed readers are Americans, most rice isn’t imported. The US is the thirteenth largest rice producer on the planet, and unless it’s basmati or jasmine it’s almost always going to be American if you buy it in a US supermarket. Actually, the countries that produce more rice than the US are also the ones that consume more of it (China, India, Thailand, Japan, etc.), so really most people around the world are eating domestically-produced rice when they’re having it. Whether it’s rice or cauliflower that has the lower overall environmental impact, including all effects and not just those of shipping, is of course a different question, but it doesn’t seem like the post here has done that research. Caring for the environment is important, but if one really does care one shouldn’t just do it symbolically and without actually thinking about it.
Fruits and vegetables can be and are imported to some degree by nearly all countries, including the US. They just have to pass through any quarantine and inspection procedures that might exist and are generally subject to tariffs (import taxes). The US imports relatively little fresh produce (if you buy an avocado in Tokyo, it’s usually going to be from Mexico, but in New York it would probably be from California), due to having large amounts of farmable land compared to its population, as well as due in some cases to tariffs. But bananas, for example, tend to be imported from Latin American countries.
Stay classy, South Carolina.
Mr. Erdogan is the Prime Minister of Turkey, though, to be fair, I’m not actually a resident of the US, even if I am a citizen. And I’ve only ever read about him in British publications, so there’s that…
Béchamel sauce on lasagna is actually more traditional than ricotta. It’s tasty either way, though.
I’ve read that the reason why “ribbit” is a common way of representing the sound of frogs in English is because the one species of frog that happens to live around Los Angeles, California sounds like that. Most frogs and toads around the world apparently don’t especially sound like that, but American movies have spread that onomatopoeia across the English-speaking globe.
Superimposing the slogan “Glass Steagall or Die” over the iconic “Join or Die” image seems rather ironic, given the content of the law of which one supposes they are protesting being repealed. Considering the tactlessness and lack of a sense of scale for the whole “Obama = Hitler” thing, I doubt it’s intentional.
Surprisingly, a relatively non-BS-laden example for one of this sort of listicle (except probably the lemon juice and baking soda one, commented upon below, and maybe a couple of other ones). I’m mildly impressed.
Besides the subtitles changing languages inexplicably, I can tell that the Chinese and Japanese ones, at least, are rather poorly translated. In fact, I tried typing in “Even chicken wings, make it spicy.” into Google Translate and the output in Japanese was identical to the grammatical atrocity shown in the video (“Demo tebasaki wa, sore ga karai tsukuru”), which back into English would be roughly “But, as for the chicken wings, that spicy makes.” I think the song as a whole would be much more edifying and listenable if instead of the actual lyrics they had just run the Baidu page on Chinese cuisine through Google Translate and sung that instead.
According to the report, it wasn’t that they didn’t show “enough” documentaries about them, it was that there wasn’t a single such person on the network in the entire year. Considering there exist plenty of historical figures who are notable for reasons completely unrelated to their sexuality who would qualify (Alan Turing springs to mind), the omission seems somewhat fishy.
I suppose the logic is supposed to be along the lines of: “To guns! The cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems.” Homer would approve.
So I take it that one is supposed to prefer plain boiled, unseasoned chicken breasts to coq au vin, as the former has only one ingredient, while the latter might have a dozen. Oh, and a scoop of pure lard would be better than a mixed salad. Clearly you’ve discovered a highly relevant metric for judging the quality of our food. You should win the Nobel.
I’m sure a certain Fox News personality would enjoy the falafel salad. I also trust that these salads are more tasteful than this comment!
The graphic you used for leishmaniasis (“a single-celled parasite”) is actually of a virus (which doesn’t have any cells whatsoever), while the organisms that causes the disease in question are protozoans.
“Jew’s ear” is one of the actual common English names for the fungus (called “wood ear” in Chinese) that #16 is made out of, so it’s more our fault than theirs for the strange, unappetizing, and slightly offensive name in English there.
I (a US citizen) had to get a tourist visa to visit mainland China last Christmas, and it cost more for US nationals to apply for it than for those of any other country. Interestingly, Japanese nationals (I live in Tokyo) don’t need visas for tourist stays of less than fifteen days in China, despite a certain minor spot of trouble you might have heard of that happened between 1937 and 1945. Considering China is such a big country, in every possible sense of “big,” the raw number of countries a passport allows visa-free travel for isn’t necessarily the best measure of travel freedom. Incidentally, restrictions on movement for Chinese nationals themselves downright redefine the whole concept of “Byzantine.” There’s of course the whole distinction between mainland residents, Hong Kong residents, and Macao residents. And mainland residents are de facto kept from moving around the mainland freely based on where they’re registered. What’s more, some of the people I went with were Taiwanese, and even though Beijing claims the areas administered by Taipei as its own territory (and thus people with ROC passports as “really” being PRC nationals), they still had to apply for what was for all intents and purposes a visa. But it wasn’t a stamp in their passports, it was a whole separate booklet that itself looked exactly like a passport. Personally, I think the whole world should just join the Schengen Area and be done with it.
Considering your own stomach acid is… wait for it… acidic, any milk you drink will curdle in your stomach regardless of whether or not you’ve had an energy drink.
If you’re going to use restrictions on chlorphenesin in Japan as support for the idea that it should be avoided, it would be better to actually elaborate on the restrictions, no? According Cosmetic-info.jp, the restrictions in Japan are that it cannot be used in products applied to mucus membranes, and that the maximum concentration is 0.30 grams per 100 grams of the product. Take of that what you will.
Old Bay is delicious; if you haven’t had it or want to approximate it, the main tastes are celery salt and cayenne pepper, but it has more than just those two things in it.
Zeus 1, Yahweh 0.
There certainly is a fair amount of racism in Japan directed against those groups and others, at least among some quarters, but there isn’t anything comparable in contemporary Japan, especially and importantly any legislation like a vague and easily abusable “anti-propaganda law,” to the treatment of sexual minorities in contemporary Russia. I don’t think you could hold the Olympics anywhere if any degree of societal (as opposed to legally-enforced) racism or bigotry disqualified a country. I’m not sure if you were trying to downplay the problems in Russia or uplay those Japan. As for radiation, the levels in Tokyo are actually lower than that in much of the US, due to natural variations in isotopes in the soil and a lower elevation. Oh, and 13 million is the population of Tokyo Prefecture (or “Metropolis,” as it’s called in English), not the actual metropolitan area, which spills into neighboring prefectures and is several times larger than that.
“I’m so tired. Let’s take off our underwear and sleep at the USB port!”
There actually is a village with the name “Wales” in South Yorkshire (look it up if you don’t believe me). It depends on how strict you’re defining the term “city” as to whether or not that makes it a correct answer, though how many people guessing that were actually aware of the village is also another question.
So, neither one of our nation’s most popular news sources nor a former cabinet official are able to grasp a rather simple rhetorical device. That inspires confidence. Whether Obama’s handling of Syria has been good is certainly murky, at best, but, hey, at least no one’s discussing the issue like adults instead of deliberately misinterpreting statements to score political points. So at least there’s that. Here’s a hint, Rummy: he said he “didn’t draw the line,” not because he’s trying to lie about what he literally said, but because he’s appealing to a preexisting norm against the use of chemical weapons, which, rhetorically, he’s saying already drew the line for him. You can argue against the policy itself in any number of ways. You can argue that military strikes in retaliation for violating this norm won’t achieve anything. You can even argue about the usefulness of the norm itself. What you can’t do, at least not without looking like a petty douche, is complain simply about a turn of phrase.
“Every Jew?” Such chutzpah…
Oh, yes, I’ll remember to avoid french fries. After all, they’re 3%… something. Very informative infographic, I must say.
The exploding meth lab one does actually have a point, as that is a legitimate problem (though in many ways it’s an unintended consequence of cracking down on pharmaceutical abuse of amphetamines). All the other ones are silly, though, relying on not entirely apt metaphors or just silly premises. The frying/smashing eggs spots seem to imply that drug use will automatically and absolutely inevitably cause irreparable harm, which studies, such as Nutt (2010) from The Lancet, show isn’t necessarily the case, even if significant risks do exist for some of the harder drugs. The “would you trust your doctor if he smoked pot” one is especially disingenuous; sure, you don’t want someone with such duties toking up on the job, but we’re perfectly fine as a society having alcohol as a legal substance, even though we (rightly) prohibit doctors and other such professionals from being under the influence when on duty. The “slavery” one is downright offensive, considering studies show that blacks don’t use drugs at any higher rates than anybody else, yet they are much more likely to be incarcerated for such offenses and to be punished disproportionately, contributing, in part, to their poorer social outcomes. The “new slavery” seems more to be our laws and, even more so, the selective enforcement of those laws, not so much drugs themselves.
Tom Sawyer was teaching the other kids a valuable object lesson about conformity and gullibility, so sometimes being a dick perhaps isn’t such a bad thing.
While it’s true that alcohol consumption by itself does not kill brain cells, thiamine deficiency from long-term and serious abuse can cause irreversible brain damage, called Wernicke-Korsakaff syndrome, so this one does have kernel of truth, even if you don’t need to worry at all about the occasional tipple (or even somewhat more than that, even if that might have negative health effects other than on the brain.)
I wouldn’t add sugar, myself (the tomatoes, vegetables, and wine should have plenty of sugar in them already, though to each his own, I guess), but, for people who are complaining about the celery, it is also possible to just simmer the sauce with some whole pieces of celery in it and then remove them from the final product, rather than dicing them up into a mirepoix. That way you get a little more complexity in the flavor of the sauce, without the celery taste being too overpowering are it affecting the texture. I mean, celery doesn’t taste that strong mixed in with a bunch of other flavorful ingredients, and this recipe calls for blending everything together at the end, but there are lots of different variations that can be done, so even if celery isn’t one’s favorite it might make sense to try using some.
Us placental mammals have separate urethrae and anuses, even in females; I didn’t know we had any platypuses posting on this site.
Where does the article here mention anything about race whatsoever, let alone saying anything racist? Do you suffer from criticism Tourette’s, or what?
Googling “organic milk lasts longer” comes up with articles noting that it isn’t the “organic” part, per se, that makes the milk last longer, it’s just that, in the US (and not necessarily other countries), organic milk tends to be processed in a slightly different manner (at a higher temperature than normal pasteurization) than most other milk, in a way that increases shelf-life. This is just a tendency, so some non-organic milk will also have this longer shelf-life, and some organic milk will have a normal, short shelf-life. As for organic milk being “healthier,” a citation would be nice, as “organic” is mostly a marketing label; it also seems the same high-temperature processing that makes some organic milk last longer actually destroys some of the nutrients, though it probably isn’t enough to make a major difference.