George Monbiot on climate change and Big Tobacco ExxonMobil is the world's most profitable corporation. Its sales now amount to more than $1bn a day. It makes most of this money from oil, and has more to lose than any other company from efforts to tackle climate change. To safeguard its profits, ExxonMobil needs to sow doubt about whether serious action needs to be taken on climate change. But there are difficulties: it must confront a scientific consensus as strong as that which maintains that smoking causes lung cancer or that HIV causes Aids. So what's its strategy?
When You Are High (10 pics) Pics | 9 Dec, 2009 | Views: 26439 | Remember Drunk-O-Vision?Now it's the world different when you are high.It's also very funny Do you like it? It is just one of the thousands of posts that we have on the Acidcow.com. Inspiration for artists from Wildfox Couture - I LOVE WILDFOX - Wildfox jeans, Spring 2011 Hope you guys like! We had fun painting jessica. We will be posting our Wildfox collection "Vive La France" shoot soon! XX
Depression Part Two I remember being endlessly entertained by the adventures of my toys. Some days they died repeated, violent deaths, other days they traveled to space or discussed my swim lessons and how I absolutely should be allowed in the deep end of the pool, especially since I was such a talented doggy-paddler. I didn't understand why it was fun for me, it just was. But as I grew older, it became harder and harder to access that expansive imaginary space that made my toys fun. I remember looking at them and feeling sort of frustrated and confused that things weren't the same.
Hungover Owls There it is, the picture that started it all—Old Brown from Squirrel Nutkin. Look how little shit he’s willing to put up with right now! None. None of the shit. I started this blog as an excuse to lie in bed hungover rather than stand outside hungover, and it’s only appropriate that it ends the same way. How feminist blogs like Jezebel gin up page views One of my friends posted a link to last week's Jezebel post titled "The Daily Show's Woman Problem" as her Gmail chat status, alongside the words "Every woman must read this." Obediently, I clicked, and read a lengthy post that began with the assertion that The Daily Show is a "boys' club where women's contributions are often ignored and dismissed." When I finished reading, I was outraged! But not, as the majority of Jezebel readers and commenters seemed to be, at The Daily Show.
Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving Packing all of your belongings into a U-Haul and then transporting them across several states is nearly as stressful and futile as trying to run away from lava in swim fins. I know this because my boyfriend Duncan and I moved from Montana to Oregon last month. But as harrowing as the move was for us, it was nothing compared to the confusion and insecurity our two dogs had to endure. Gweek 061: Trust Me, I'm Lying Click here to play the podcast. In this episode of the Gweek podcast I interviewed Ryan Holiday. Ryan’s the author of Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator. He's a media strategist who started his career as an assistant to Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power and is currently the director of marketing at American Apparel. Bonus! Here's an excerpt from Trust Me, I'm Lying [UPDATE] Irin Carmon responds on this essay she wrote for Salon, "Did I ruin journalism?".
Who's Fat These Days? I’ve always been fascinated by the fatness of William Howard Taft, mainly because I grew up on a street called Taft Crescent. When asked for my address, no one ever understood said street (“Taft Crescent Street? Taft Crescent Avenue?”), so I’d always have to spell out “T-A-F-T”, then say, “and crescent, like a crescent roll.” The Eccentric Eclectic's Blogs About Everything and Anything www.LRIGDON.com SEX — – the very word immediately grabs people’s attention. So why is it such a taboo subject? In today’s supposedly modern society, sex has become something so ghastly that we would rather watch movies like Saw and Hellraiser than allow ourselves to watch people having sex. Sexuality has been banned from the public eye.
If this was New York City... Situation: You have a package to send to someone, so you go down to your local post office. If this was New York: Before you leave your house you pick up the package to see how heavy it feels. This is an important step because you know you’re going to be holding it for a long time. If it feels light, you walk out the door. Philip Pilkington: The Fear Industry – Austrian School Propaganda and the Gold Market By Philip Pilkington, a writer and research assistant at Kingston University in London. You can follow him on Twitter @pilkingtonphil When you survey the websites and the pundits of Austrian economics on the internet you tend to get a niggling feeling that they’re trying to sell you something. Of course, every writer is ultimately trying to earn a living but with many Austrians it seems to be a little different. It feels more like many are just churning certain content out in order to flog a certain line which, while certainly not quite mainstream, nevertheless seems geared toward generating if not income then at least traffic.