Saturday, June 14, 2014

Saturday Afternoon Reading

The Greatest Show on Earth
by Maurice Mcleod at MediaDiversified.org
Football frequently makes me a hypocrite.
I’ve spent a sizeable chunk of my life thinking, writing and ranting about social justice but when it comes to football, I’m as blinkered as a Daily Mail reader. A bunch of philandering millionaires, kicking a bit of leather around, get my full-hearted backing in a way that city traders and industry big-wigs can only dream of.
Read More at Media Diversified

Does Keeping a Cell Phone in Your Pocket Reduce Male Fertility?
by Greg Laden
The study considered the effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) on sperm motility (movement), viability, and concentration. As a meta-analysis, the study looked at several in vitro and in vivo analyses, combining the results, and using a statistical analysis to test the idea that RF-EMR has an effect on any one of these three variables. In total, ten studies were selected from a wider range of studies (the others were eliminated for various reasons) across which a total of 1492 sperm specimens were analyzed.
Read More at ScienceBlogs.com

Jenny Yang’s ‘If Asians Said the Stuff White People Say’ A Fast Online Hit
by Arturo R. García
“I just love dating white guys,” she tells one guy. “Because they’re so large and overbearing.” In another “romantic” scene, Eugene smoothly tells a white woman, “You know, I’m really into white girls. Just white girls,” only to protest, “Where you going?” as she runs.
Read More at Racialicious

a continuum of thought
by Dermot O'Connor
For the past two years I’ve been working on a comic book called ‘Continuum’.
In ‘Continuum’, Albert Einstein takes a young George W. Bush on a journey through space-time and philosophy. Some of the pages were relatively straightforward, until this one – page 100. Page 100 shows many of the key figures who shaped different aspects of the modern worldview. This page has to date taken about 2 months. Each pose animates into the one following. Hefty research was required to select the characters – and when a new figure was added, this occasionally necessitated altering the poses of the figures before and after (one reason why this page took so long to complete).
Read More at AngryAnimator.com
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