The Nature of Reality, and other Nonsense

inquisition and exposition

Backup from Blue Team

Found this on r/tf2. It’s a pretty amazing piece, super well done.

Double-standards, ahoy

I hate that if a woman sleeps with more than two men in a year she’s a ‘slut’ or a ‘whore,’ but if a guy fails to do so he is either gay, impotent, or a loser.

“Of all bad men, religious bad men are the worst.”

—   C.S. Lewis  (via once-over)

(via santorumforgop)

Cannabidiol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cannabidiol sounds like one of the nicest drugs that exists. Why is the plant from which it is derived illegal, again? I know it has judgement-impairing effects not terribly dissimilar from those in alcohol, but this stuff slows cancer growth, stops alcohol from eating your brain, and can actually treat some neurological disorders that come from harder drugs.

Let’s talk about sex — and pizza: Al Vernacchio at TED2012

This makes a tonne of sense. If you read through it you realize a lot of general feelings about sex that are unhealthy, but that coincide with the baseball metaphor. And a lot of healthy ones that coincide with the pizza metaphor.

And it lends all new credibility to “Did somebody order a hot sausage?” 

“She’s having so much sex she can’t afford the contraception.”

—   Rush Limbaugh, who has no idea that the cost of birth control pills is not related to the quantity of sex. (via santorumforgop)

Call of Apathy: Violent Young Men and Our Place in War

This is a little bit dark, and a little bit sickening, but worth reading.

One of the most impressive videos I’ve ever seen, both with regard to the soldier skill involved and the editing skill.

Rush Limbaugh: Sandra Fluke, Woman Denied Right To Speak At Contraception Hearing, A 'Slut'

I can’t stand shit like this. The term ‘slut’ is a misogynistic double standard anyway, without it being thrown at a woman who was campaigning for the availability of healthcare.

And what, exactly, is wrong with her promoting casual sex, or having lots of it? And if you quote the Bible, then either you have failed to realize that some people don’t actually believe that the Bible is a legitimate moral compass, or you are trying to impose your own religious values on someone else. A principle the avoidance of which sparked the earliest American settlers, and which is specifically outlawed in one of the most basic pillars of the Constitution.