Yes, we’re a day late with the weekly documentary - but here it is, a look at Ralph Nader in An Unreasonable Man.
The daughter of a conservative evangelical christian politician saying abstinence isn’t realistic? Priceless.
But really tho, that’s why you got pregnant? Because keeping it in your pants is unrealistic? The MNP crew doesn’t practice abstinence as a rule, and we’re not all running around with babies. Hmm…I wonder why that is…oh yeah…
WRAP IT UP, YOU FECKIN DUMIES.
This chick is the poster child for teaching ‘safe’ and ‘responsible’ sex eduction in schools. Because abstinence is unrealistic - some youngins will still be gettin’ it on. The answer seems pretty simple to a ninja - teach the babies that they don’t want to be havin’ babies, and to use a condom / birth control. Shit, I’d advise giving all girls in high school ‘the pill’ like daily vitamins before abstinence as an answer to teen pregnancy [note: I don’t really think all high school girls should be on the pill, necessarily].
Also, a message to Bristol: sex isn’t simpler if you ‘wait 10 years’ - having children, however, might be. Simpler still? A trojan. Cheap, easy to get, simple to use, pretty effective.
[And for those of you who think we shouldn’t talk trash to a teenage girl - her fam decided it was cool to parade her in front of the cameras, and expect no response due to her age - which is BS]
We recently received a link to this fairly high-res panorama of the inauguration - and if you’ve got some time, it’s pretty entertaining to pan around and check out the scene. Got to especially love Bush and Cheney [shown below] - those expressions are priceless.
If you find something interesting in the photo - you can take a ‘snapshot’ and save it to a gallery devoted to parts of the image that users found interesting / funny / etc.
Our ninjas over at Inhabitat featured ‘green’ underwear by various designers last week for Valentine’s Day - and while the De Beers sponsored holiday has already passed, isn’t it always a good time to buy sexy + sustainable clothes?
While originally a great idea - as people probably learned nothing of ‘black history’ - is the concept of ‘Black History Month’ inherently flawed? Can we really discuss any part of the United States’ history sufficiently and honestly in a month? Or without discussing the role of ‘race’? Is it less ‘racist’ to highlight a handful of ‘great’ black Americans for the shortest month of the year - or is it more? Does a special month mean that people can overlook the role of ‘race’ for the other 11 months? Is ‘black’ history different from the rest of US history? [While we’re at it - ask yourself all these questions again, replacing ‘race’/’black’ with ‘gender’/’women’. Good luck.]
Personally, I think we [very unfortunately] still need a dedicated month - as people in the US are generally incredibly ignorant about their own history, and history books are currently not sufficient in their inclusion of ‘race’ issues and their impact on the development of the nation. I’m not saying ‘race’ is overlooked, or that the history of the US should be overly vilified - it just seems that ‘race’ issues [not just ‘black issues, mind you…and not even just ‘race’, but gender as well] are discussed too frequently as parallel to historical events, rather than intertwined.
But maybe not. What do you think?
Freedom by im.mick
Watch out Kindle [and Kindle2] - Plastic Logic has an all-plastic e-reader making its debut. This thing is larger than the Kindle, which is nice - and much sleeker in terms of aesthetics [buttons are for chumps]. Older news from Plastic Logic showcased a flexible screen - maybe in the second generation model.
Monday Monday Monday…must mean it’s time for a documentary to learn you ninjas something for the beginning of the week. This here is a little bit doomsday-ish, but the reality is that peak oil is either here now or about to be - and the $hit is going to hit the fan. Let’s just all hope that the projections made by many in this film are wrong…