How I Came to the Church of Rock and Roll
True, in junior high I sang along to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” and knew every word on the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack. I was lucky, being introduced to Queen at an early age. Their album “Jazz” still resonates.
Paracetamol: widely used and largely ineffective
In this guest blog, Andrew Moore, who has authored over 200 systematic reviews, many on pain, lifts the lid on paracetamol. Effective and safe? We are challenged to think again… People with pain have some very simple demands. They want the pain gone, and they want it gone now. Between this and recent articles on Ibuprofen… suffer, people, SUFFER!
Texas lawmaker ridicules anti-abortion measures by filing anti-masturbation bill
Jessica Farrar’s satirical Man’s Right to Know Act would set $100 fine for ‘emissions outside a woman’s vagina’ and require unnecessary medical tests A Texas lawmaker has filed a satirical bill to regulate “masturbatory emissions” as a riposte to a slew of anti-abortion measure. Bravo!! Utterly ridiculous how women’s bodies are ‘legislated’ (I may need to save up though…)
Why Female Cannibals Frighten and Fascinate
“Go on—eat it.” With these words, the 16-year-old vegetarian protagonist in Julia Ducournau’s Raw is urged to consume meat by her older sister and classmates at her new veterinary school. Not a genre I’m familiar with but this article challenges the portrayal of women in film very smartly.
Vibrator maker ordered to pay out C$4m for tracking users’ sexual activity
Canadian manufacturer We-Vibe collected data about temperature and vibration intensity, revealing intimate information without customers’ knowledge Sex toy maker We-Vibe has agreed to pay customers up to C$10,000 (£6,120) each after shipping a “smart vibrator” which tracked owner Funny? Sinister? Both.
This Article Won’t Change Your Mind
“I remember looking at her and thinking, ‘She’s totally lying.’ At the same time, I remember something in my mind saying, ‘And that doesn’t matter.’” For Daniel Shaw, believing the words of the guru he had spent years devoted to wasn’t blind faith exactly. He’s right. It didn’t. Hmmmm.
Norway’s new pixelated banknotes are gorgeous
Back in 2014, I posted that Norway would start using new banknotes in 2017 featuring an abstract pixelated design on the reverse of each note. Time did the only thing it knows how to do so here we are in 2017 and the bills will begin circulating later this year. OK, adding Norway to the list of places to move to (Canada remains #1).