Respite

Pull up a barstool, listen in on some conversation, see things unexpected and bizarre.
thisistheverge:

Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the privacy of women
Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever. These men are the detritus of human society for whom the internet provides a warm blanket, so let’s remove the warm blanket for a minute.

thisistheverge:

Say hello to men who hate the NSA but love invading the privacy of women
Over the weekend someone released hundreds of revealing photos of celebrities that appear to have been stolen from private storage. In response to this, a bunch of anonymous guys on the internet copied them and posted them all over the town square, because the internet is written in ink and if you are ever a victim once in your life the internet will remind you of it forever. These men are the detritus of human society for whom the internet provides a warm blanket, so let’s remove the warm blanket for a minute.

jackviolet:

One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.

Yeah.

They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

(via teratocybernetics)

drtuesdaygjohnson:

Who actually has Labor Day off ? Certainly not the folks working minimum wage or 7 days/week in the service industry. The only people I hear about getting off are rich white collar folks and people lucky enough to land a govt job. Hello yes it’s 2014 and Labor Day is now bourgeois.

Time and a half, and just when school expenses roll around! Well, just after as Minneapolis schools get started early, but the same principle applies. To be honest the only labor-aware activity I’m likely to engage in was last night’s discussion of the fate of transportation sector jobs in the age of driverless cars.

tenaflyviper:

If you can’t find a place on your blog for Patrick Stewart in a bathtub dressed like a lobster, then your blog probably doesn’t deserve such majesty anyway.

tenaflyviper:

If you can’t find a place on your blog for Patrick Stewart in a bathtub dressed like a lobster, then your blog probably doesn’t deserve such majesty anyway.

(Source: digg, via chasva)

Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox      

animedavidbowie:

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

Good to see our elected officials are hard at work!!! :)))))

Well, here I thought congress wasn’t accomplishing anything. Silly me.

(via mattfractionblog)

uglytopsch:

"… or put two golden domes"   (golden boobs everywhere)

uglytopsch:

"… or put two golden domes"   (golden boobs everywhere)