Monthly Archives: April 2014

Foreign college kids! Let’s share our secrets with them!

Panorama is the world’s oldest documentary news program, running on the BBC since 1953. To do a piece on North Korea, Panorama investigator John Sweeney wanted to get into the country. Sweeney’s persistent. Despite abundant harassment, he did two shows … Continue reading

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How to join the bullies

Zeman Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, sent a flyer to parents of fifth graders with 9 rules for their kids. The rules are supposed to help kids stop being bullied, by turning bullies into friends. Wow! How empowering is that!?! … Continue reading

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Sorry shopportunities!

Snarky non-apologizing is tres chic right now. Ironic fashion is everything. So let’s unapologetically check out some merch. First we have this “Sorry Not Sorry” hat from Urban Outfitters. Express your disdain for emotional generosity via a watchcap! 

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I was JUST going to SAY that!

  Charles Darwin was very intelligent, thoughtful, and hardworking. And a big worrier. One thing he worried about was how people would respond to his theory of evolution by natural selection. He knew people would fuss about it. They would … Continue reading

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Oscar Pistorius apologizes

Not well.

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Wet conditions

Violent rain in a Western city. Driver illegally moving into crosswalk, looking right, planning a turn, not seeing pedestrians – a family crossing in the crosswalk, legally, from the left, a child racing pointlessly ahead. Driver sees family – a … Continue reading

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