Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27th, outsourced

I am intrigued by this Kickstarter for a product called Germavoid. I am a fan of the pinky-finger-door-opening move myself.

When is cheese not cheese? Musings on how food names in foreign languages can gross us out unnecessarily.

University course catalog cover accidentally becomes perfect metaphor for America.

I am so delighted by the fact that the Wisconsin basketball team is delighted by the stenographer recording press interviews. Delightful.

You WILL want to read this amazing story about the search for Richard III's remains, and then the search for his descendants, and one of the descendants ended up building his coffin coffin for him (!!!!!!!). So fascinating.

Jon Ronson on internet shaming. (Admit it: you totally read this in his voice in your mind. I did.)

We need to talk about the fact that apparently you DON'T have to have been born in the US to be President??? Was I the only one who was not previously aware of the nuances of "natural-born citizen"?? One of the first things Americans say to me when they meet Sterling is that "oh, well, he can never be President!" But he can, because at birth, he was entitled to citizenship on the merits of Jeremy and me. Apparently?? I feel like I've been lied to all my life.

I do not at all know the backstory of this video of Hugh Jackman applying to be a teacher. But that probably makes it funnier. I find it hilarious.

Wow, so many good links this week: have a look at these images of Swedish men making the most of generous paternity leave policies. Some of these picture brought me to tears, probably because they remind me of Jeremy.

Why is American figure skating losing the cold war?

This is an old article that I think I even linked to a while ago, but it is relevant: the crash of EgyptAir 990.

5 comments:

Susanne said...

I always wondered why idiots made such a big deal about President Obama even if he were NOT born in the U.S., because I thought you *could* become President as long as you had at least one parent from the United States which Obama does. So, even if he were born in Kenya or Indonesia or Dubai, he would be fine.

My grandpa was born in China, my mom in France, a couple uncles and cousins in West Africa, and I've always thought they could be president if they wanted to run.

So, Sterling for President in about forty years! :)

Crys said...

Haha I was going to say Sterling for president as well....John McCain want born in the US either. I honestly don't think it was that big of a deal until rush Limbaugh tried to make Obama a big deal. So stupid. Anyway....I loved the Swedish Dads thing. I wish that here in America particularly we could realize that if you want fathers to get their due respect they have to put in their due time. I'm just saying kids love those who care for them. I love when dads dress, feed, and contribute to care. Those are the things kids remember....not how much money you make or how great you golf or do callings or even how fun you are. I loved that quote...I don't just want to be the fun dad! Hugh Jackman....amazing. The internet shaming thing was crazy. I mean the picture was in bad taste sure but all these people getting involved is nuts. Reminds me of Matt Walshes attack on that teacher who said abstinence wasn't really that realistic. He put her phone number online and her address and told people to call the school and get her fired. What all these ladies need is a dad like that baseball player who went after all of his daughters attackers who were threatening rape.

Crys said...

Haha I was going to say Sterling for president as well....John McCain want born in the US either. I honestly don't think it was that big of a deal until rush Limbaugh tried to make Obama a big deal. So stupid. Anyway....I loved the Swedish Dads thing. I wish that here in America particularly we could realize that if you want fathers to get their due respect they have to put in their due time. I'm just saying kids love those who care for them. I love when dads dress, feed, and contribute to care. Those are the things kids remember....not how much money you make or how great you golf or do callings or even how fun you are. I loved that quote...I don't just want to be the fun dad! Hugh Jackman....amazing. The internet shaming thing was crazy. I mean the picture was in bad taste sure but all these people getting involved is nuts. Reminds me of Matt Walshes attack on that teacher who said abstinence wasn't really that realistic. He put her phone number online and her address and told people to call the school and get her fired. What all these ladies need is a dad like that baseball player who went after all of his daughters attackers who were threatening rape.

Suzanne Bubnash said...

Until the Ted Cruz birth issue came up last week (first I heard of it, anyway), I thought a president had to be born in the US. We were taught that in school.

I remember the fuss about George Romney in 1968. We're on vacation now so I don't have time to look into it, but it is possible that his own parents were born in Mexico, because the Romneys were part of the colonies there. And if they were born in Mexico (as was George), wouldn't that disqualify him from the presidency?

Liz Johnson said...

Yeah, I really thought you had to be born in the US - or at least have both parents be US citizens if born abroad (truthfully, I thought you needed two US citizen parents to be considered a US citizen if born abroad). So... alright. Good to know.

That university course catalog cover made me snort-laugh. Hahahahaha womp womp. :-/

The Richard III article was incredible! I can't believe that there are only 4 descendants with his mDNA. That's nuts.

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