I think this family is going to make an impact on the average Joe of America. Think about it: they are not a glamorous representation of society a la RHOWhatever. They are self-described rednecks who live very average lives in the south, but have a tv show because they are charming and into pageantry. My thought is that any redneck/southerner/generally horrible person who is a homophobe but has a knack for reality TV on TLC (which is a little gay), might identify with these folks and become a more accepting, better part of society. We can only hope.
What an amazing picture (so true) and an interesting article on female orgasms and the possible rise of men who feel less like pieces of shit ’cause they actually know how to please a lady.
The comment section of this article is interesting too, because the topic of faking orgasms is brought up. Faking orgasms will make us lose the fight against the terrorists, ladies. Plus it makes dudes think they are good at something they clearly are not. Honesty is key, especially when you’re naked.
If you live in America, or anywhere that is hot as FUCK right now, you are going to love my friend Sarah.
I was introduced to the most fascinating cooling method since wetting the back of my neck and sitting very still (I learned this in Chile). This new method takes that idea even further, delving into areas once unimaginable to the common man: a wet, frozen towel neck wrap.
Normally reserved for freezing the least popular kid’s underwear at sleepovers, this method has been resurrected in parts of Minneapolis as the new technique to beat the sweltering, hundred degree heat.
Frozen Towel Wrap
Small hand towel, bandana or any fabric you can get wet and freeze without ruining
First get a small towel. Bandanas work too, but they don’t hold the cold as long as a small towel does. Get it wet, and then fold it into a U shape. Put it into the freezer and wait until it freezes. When it’s frozen, take it out and wrap it around your neck. I swear to God, you’re going to die from pleasure. It was absolutely the most comfortable, cheap and soothing ways to beat the heat, ever.
If you’ve found yourself graduated from college and wanting to keep learning without paying a ridiculous amount of money, check out Coursera.
A very informed friend sent me a link to a website where you can take a very limited amount of courses from schools like Princeton, Stanford, University of Pennsylvania and U of Michigan FO FREE.
An excerpt from their website explains what the driving force is behind the site and free online classes from some of the top universities in the world:
“We are a social entrepeneurship company that partners with the top universities in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. We envision a future where the top universities are educating not only thousands of students, but millions. Our technology enables the best professors to teach tens or hundreds of thousands of students.
Through this, we hope to give everyone access to the world-class education that has so far been available only to a select few. We want to empower people with education that will improve their lives, the lives of their families, and the communities they live in.”
Read more on the background of Coursera from the New York Times here.
There’s also another website, Udacity, that offers limited computer science and cs-related courses for free. Their twitter account simply states “Democratizing higher education.”
This is simply amazing and a really cool step into free education through the power of the internet and interconnectedness. The internet was invented to share pictures of cats for the sharing of information, and making education available to all through the seemingly limitless power of the net is a strangely progressive step, especially in a world that is obsessed with high profit margins and the Kardashians.
The basic format of the online classes are taped lectures and some homework assignments. So it’s like Youtube, but without all the bat-shit crazy commenters and with a little more elbow grease.
The course selection on both websites is highly limited and centered upon computer science and technology, which is useful in an every-growing technological world both personally and professionally. This is an amazing first step into the world of open source, free online education that does not discriminate, unless of course you don’t have an email address and refuse to register for free things. It’s nice to know that there are people in the world working hard to provide education and information to the people regardless of the personal economics of the masses. Right on.
Right now there are a bunch of computer science related courses that start today (April 23rd) on Coursera and more that start at different times throughout the year. Udacity allows you to sign up for their courses at any time, which is beyond convenient to manage in between everyone’s 2-3 part time jobs. Computer Science 101 anyone?! We can share notes!
Your boyfriend needs this t-shirt, so he too can feel as cool and fierce as an angler fish. Although hopefully his head won’t turn into one like this guy. Unless your boyfriend is ugly and you’re in it for the personality, good crepe-making abilities or money. Money trumps looks, looks trump style and style will be king if you vote for this t-shirt. It was made by my best friend’s boyfriend, who just happens to be the definition of 20 poor and fabulous, with a side jumping-out-of-trees and whiskey. WOO!!!!
Also if you’re into Etsy, check out his store for some sweet prints.