Can we ever forgive and forget a porn star’s past?

This is a story about shame. In November of 2011, former adult film actress Sasha Grey dropped by Emerson Elementary School in Compton, CA and read children's stories to 1st and 3rd graders. The event was supposedly part of the school's "celebrity guest reader"...

Vegetarian myth busting ~ Lierre Keith

Vegetarian myth busting ~ Superb interview with Lierre Keith, author of The Vegetarian Myth. Keith touches on many of the myth busting conclusions she came to after finally accepting that her health was deteriorating after 20 years as a committed vegan. The truth she...

Stephen Fry ~ American Prisons Facts

Stephen Fry shares some shocking statistics about the American prison system, which is heavily populated by black (African-American) men who, while in prison, are forced to assemble many consumer goods we buy....Listen to find out more....

I’ll have what the gentleman on the floor is having

Home brewer's custom bottle label...Brilliant!! Via reddit - I'm bottling my barley wine next Saturday. This is the label I designed. : pics.

Best argument against democracy ~ Winston Churchill

I hate to admit it, but sometimes I think Winston Churchill is right... The best argument against democracy is a 5-minute conversation with the average voter. ~ Winston Churchill

Railroad tracks in a forest ~ T.C. Chen

UPDATE: Looks like this photo is by T.-C. Chen. Would love to know who created this photograph of railroad tracks in a forest. Railroad tracks in forest - Imgur.

How I lost and found my GIMP toolbox ~ Reset to default appearance

I lost my GIMP toolbox? But even when I found it again, it was so different from the default toolbox that I couldn't use it. The solution is to reset the GIMP toolbox to it's default settings via a slightly hidden button in the Preferences popup. Under the menu item...

If you’re happy and you know it, that’s a sin!

I bust up every time I see this. Having gone through six years of Catholic school, I know there's more than a little truth behind the image: If you're happy and you know it, that's a sin! I tease about my Catholic schooling, but I was very lucky--even blessed--to have...

What democracy demands of religious values ~ Obama quote

This is a superb quote from President Barack Obama. As a former Catholic, this speaks to how I feel religious values should inform the laws and government policy of our democracy. It seems the only way if we hope to stay a true melting pot of cultures. “Democracy...

Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian

Via Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian [3,759 × 1,557] - Imgur.
You are my forever

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

Glorious Octopus Image

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Old insults with class ~ by redditor Jesse_James

Found this thread of old insults while browsing reddit post What old insults need to make a comeback? My favorite contribution was a long list of insults from famous politicians, authors and the like curated by redditor Jesse_James.