Archives for June 1, 2009

Gay Marriage = Sex With Ducks

Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci sing a pro-gay marriage song in response to a Pat Robertson quote that legalizing gay marriage would lead to legalizing sex with ducks.

A rape in progress, Part II

Expanding on the discussion from here … In the paper Anthropology’s “Fierce” Yanomami: Narratives of Sexual Politics in the Amazon, Sharon Tiffany and Kathleen Adams provide the following opening passage: Imagine a society in which one woman in every three is raped, usually by a man she knows, consider the consequences of living in a…

Classic Shell Scripting

A repost, continuing along the lines of bashing the shell. Having examined Learning the bash Shell (In a Nutshell (O’Reilly)) (see here, here, and here), it is now time to turn to a more advanced reference to help you geek out on your Linux computer. If you want to have only one book on bash,…

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A rape in progress

Please read the following vignette of an actual incident. I am a scientist observing the culture of the Namoyoma people. I am sitting in a shady spot just outside the village, writing up some notes, and I observe a disturbing event. Four men are trying to drag a young woman from the road into the…

.. this is being reported by the BBC. The plane has 226 people flying out of Rio de Janeiro to france. An automatic mesage was received from the plan regarding a “short circuit” following turbulence, suggesting that the aircraft was struck by lightning. Since this is a disappearance of an aircraft over the ocean, it…

Erratum published in the Times Observer: An errant classified “personal” ad which appeared in Thursday’s Times Observer has drawn the attention of law enforcement officials. A person from Warren placed the ad, which apparently alludes to the wish that President Obama meet an untimely end by linking him with four assassinated presidents. The ad representative…