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Global chiefs of protocol are meeting to prevent future breaches of diplomatic etiquette. Do such gaffes matter? Global chiefs of protocol are meeting to prevent future breaches of diplomatic etiquette. Do such gaffes matter? Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images. More than 100 chiefs of protocol from 77 countries gathered in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. Their summit is intended to prevent embarrassing gaffes by diplomats and heads of state. Has a breach of etiquette or diplomatic protocol ever caused an international crisis?
Remembering The Barbie Liberation Front An ahead-of-its-time covert shopdropping (the opposite of shoplifting) endeavor, in which the mass produced toys sold to children were “corrected”: The Barbie Liberation Organisation was an organization that caused a significant cultural jamming intervention in 1993. Having purchased many Barbie dolls and GI Joe action figures, the group switched the voice boxes from a pair of dolls (one from either group) and then placed them onto store shelves. Remembering The Barbie Liberation Front
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Local Grandmother Beginning To Realize Family Never Even Looked For Better Nursing Home Local Grandmother Beginning To Realize Family Never Even Looked For Better Nursing Home ST. MARYS, OH—Local grandmother Janet Lukingbeal said Tuesday it had recently started to dawn on her that family members hadn't even bothered to research nicer nursing homes before admitting her to Horizons Retirement Community six years ago. "For the longest time, I thought they'd put me in the best home in the state, but then I started hearing some of the other residents talk about how much better all these other places were, including one that's not even half a mile from here," Lukingbeal, 87, said while fiddling with the antenna on the 400-room facility's communal television. "And now I remember asking my son if the bedrooms in all the nursing homes were so small, and he immediately said that they all were, every single one of them, as if he'd really looked into it. I don't think he had any idea."
9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture - Japan Talk 9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture - Japan Talk There are 9 basic principles that underlie Japanese art and culture. They're called aesthetics — concepts that answer the question: what is art? There are 9 Japanese aesthetics. They are the basis for Japanese art, fashion, pop culture, music and movies. 1. Wabi-sabi (imperfect)
10 Strangest Uses For Sex Dolls - Oddee.com (sex doll, real doll...) 10 Strangest Uses For Sex Dolls - Oddee.com (sex doll, real doll...) Sex dolls are created for sexual pleasure, but sometimes people have other ideas. Check out ten incredibly strange (and often hilarious) ways that people have used love dolls to suit their needs. Use It As A Raft Australian Police and a State Emergency Services crew were called to the rescue when an woman and a man, both 19, decided to use inflatable sex dolls to float down a flood-swollen river. The woman lost her doll and clung to a tree until rescue workers could arrive to help her.
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The main conceit of the 2000 Kevin Spacey film Pay It Forward is that if one person does a kindness for three strangers, and those three people each do kindnesses for three strangers, and so on, one person can change the world. Rarely do we see this acted out in the real world the way it was cinematically—one scene finds a man giving away his brand-new Jaguar to a guy having car troubles—but on a smaller scale, these sorts of random niceties happen far more often than you might think. Today, it's selflessness at a small coffee house in Bluffton, South Carolina. It all started two years ago at Corner Perk, a small, locally owned coffee shop, when a customer paid her bill and left $100 extra, saying she wanted to pay for everyone who ordered after her until the money ran out. People Are Awesome: The Coffee Shop Where Everyone Pays for Everyone Else's Drinks - News People Are Awesome: The Coffee Shop Where Everyone Pays for Everyone Else's Drinks - News
How to Use a Calling Card Maybe you’ve been using calling cards for quite some time. Or perhaps you recently invested in a set when we introduced our line of AoM-designed calling cards. Either way you’ve likely already been putting them to use in the obvious way-handing them to new friends, business contacts, and potential love interests. Calling cards truly do make an excellent networking tool, but there are other ways-both fun and practical-to employ them as well. During the 19th century, the use of calling cards was surrounded with a great deal of rules and etiquette. How to Use a Calling Card
12 Most Embarrassing Public Punishments ReShonda Tate Billingsley caught her 12-year-old daughter posing with a bottle of vodka in an Instagram photo, with the caption "I sure wish I could drink this!" Unfortunate, obviously. So ReShonda, obviously wise to how reputation and value allotment work on tweenage brats, decided to make her daughter pose with the above photo and post it to her Facebook page. Her daughter was mortified, of course. "She actually asked for a spanking instead; she begged for a spanking," Billingsley said. Two Bedford PA women who stole a 9-year-old girl's gift card on her birthday publicized the matter as part of Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins' public punishment initiative.
19 May 2012Last updated at 23:13 GMT The bullaun stone was found in an old graveyard A stone discovered by chance on the Isle of Canna is Scotland's first known example of a bullaun "cursing stone", experts have revealed. Dating from about 800 AD, the stones are associated with early Christian crosses - of which there is one on the isle. It was found in an old graveyard by a National Trust for Scotland (NTS) farm manager. The stone is about 25cm in diameter and engraved with an early Christian cross. 'Cursing stone' found on Isle of Canna
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A woman traveling home from an abortion rights seminar was detained and forced off an American Airlines flight Tuesday because the captain and crew found her T-shirt “offensive,” according to the blog RH Reality Check. The woman, who asked not to be named, was wearing a T-shirt with a slogan made famous by Oklahoma state senator Judy McIntyre (D), who marched earlier this year to protest Oklahoma’s “fetal personhood” law, carrying a sign that read, “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d fuck a senator.”The woman, who detailed her experience in an email to RHRC blogger Jodi Jacobson, said she was sleeping for most of her first flight with a shawl covering her shirt. ”Right before we were set to land the flight attendant from first class approaches me and asks if I had a connecting flight? We were running a bit behind schedule, so I figured I was being asked this to be sure I would make my connecting flight. American Airlines Boots Woman From Flight For “Offensive” Pro-Choice T-Shirt
Mechanical Matchmaking: The Science of Love in the 1920s | Paleofuture "Scientific Mating" on the cover of the April, 1924 issue of Science and Invention magazine Online dating sites like eHarmony and OkCupid claim they can find you the perfect romantic match by using algorithms. These kinds of sites have catchy slogans like “date smarter, not harder,” implying that they’ve finally perfected a scientific approach to matchmaking. Just answer a few questions, and their super-secret love science will find the person who is right for you.
Rajacenna Draws Celebrity Portraits | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities Rajacenna is an 18-year-old self-taught artist from the Netherlands who draws the most realistic portraits I have ever seen, using only pencils. I’m a big fan of realistic drawings, and I’ve previously featured amazing works like the pencil drawings of Paul Lung, the ballpoint pen portraits of Juan Francisco Casas, or Cristina Penescu’s detailed scratchboard masterpieces, but at only 18 years of age Rajacenna is in a league of her own. Born in 1993, she started modelling for various Dutch companies when she was only 4, and at 5 years old she made her first appearance on television. She starred in films, soap-operas and tv-series and at 12 she became the host of Kinderjournaal, the first Dutch web-tv for kids.
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