I am sitting at my desk at work making those funny nasally sounds you make when your hard trying not laugh. My co-worker may think I am crazy.
This is a #normal #truck in #edmonton #alberta #canada
yup, typical vehicle in Edmonton
This is the internet.
This is what the internet has become.
And it feels so right.
The Three Little Pups
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‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’ by Etta James
Now playing , as loudly as I can get away with.
and here we have the legendary and talented nirvana man krist novoselic on his birthday
this reminds of the three billy goats gruff.
#Edmonton #Pyramids #sunset #pretty #beautiful #love #color
Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton, Alberta
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
I think people really like to over simplify this issue. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for earning a livable wage. But when you force a company to raise its wages, they don’t just eat that cost. They pass it directly on to the consumer. You may have gotten a raise, but all those goods and services you use and rely on have become more expensive. Its a catch 22. Minimum wage isn’t really the problem, its a symptom. The problem is the way in wich we have built our civilization. Its basically a giant pryamid scheme.
I rang the literary editors of a few ‘respected’ papers and asked them how much space they were giving to women writers in their ‘review’ sections. Perfectly predictable response. They all said the allocation was fair. One said it was equal, and one prominent editor went so far as to say women are dominating the reviews!
… What happened when I asked who was doing the talking in mixed sex conversations? Well, it was the women of course. And then when you get to measure it you find that women get to talk about 10-20% of the time in conversations with men. A woman who talks about a third of the time is seen to be dominating the talk.
And what happened when I asked teachers who got their attention in class? Well, it was all equal, wasn’t it? No preferences there. And you measure it and find that girls get about 10-20% of the teacher’s attention. Any more, and the boys think it unfair - and go into revolt.
So what do you think I found with the reviews?
I would have predicted about 10-20% of the space went to women’s books. Well, it is less than 6% of the column inches. And the reasonable editor who thinks that women are getting more than their share is one of the worst offenders. Poor boys! It really tells you something when they think only 94% of the review section is not enough, doesn’t it? When 6% for women is too much you get some idea how much men think they are entitled to - as a fair deal.
I currently have 36 tabs open on 7 different windows on firefox. This may be a new record. Probably not though.
IM LAUGHING SO HARD
the only good meme
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