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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

One Year As One Of The Top Competitive Duolingo Players On Earth

quote [ I am strong. I am brave. I am really good at vocabulary flash cards. ]

Found this an interesting read. If you're in for some compulsive hobby.

[SFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:44pmGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 19 May 2023

Marvellous Moderns: The Brothers Perrault

quote [ Charles Perrault is celebrated as the collector of some of the world?s best-known fairy tales. But his brothers were just as remarkable: Claude, an architect of the Louvre, and Pierre, who discovered the hydrological cycle. As Hugh Aldersey-Williams explores, all three were able to use positions within the orbit of the Sun King to advance their modern ideas about the world. ]

the mirrors in the tales of Charles Perrault
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 8 May 2023

The Mysterious, Naked Night Runners of Western Kenya

quote [ "When the wind blows you run away because you think it?s a night runner.? ]

Night Runners ain?t no exclusive crew
[NSFW] [people] [+3 Original]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:55amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 1 May 2023

Where the Sidewalk Ends: Meet the Rednecks Running a Mutual-Aid Auto Repair Shop in Alabama

quote [ ?Cars just should not be so important,? Henson said to me. ?Cars should be a hobby.? Automobile culture is a system in which individuals privately shoulder the cost of public economic life. If your car fails in Alabama ? and you cannot get to work, the grocery store, or school ? your life begins to fail. It?s a system that perpetuates poverty. ]

Happy May Day!

[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by steele@2:36pmGMT] [1 comment]

Wednesday, 19 April 2023

Gay Liberation Behind the Iron Curtain

quote [ Under pressure to stem the tide of gay liberation, the secret police began debating new strategies. Departments exchanged flurries of memos debating what course of action the government should pursue. In 1985 the Stasi finally produced a new set of guidelines on how to prevent what it termed ?the political misuse of homosexuals.? Some of its recommendations were unsurprising, such as ramping up surveillance of gay activist leaders. But its final recommendation was entirely novel. It insisted that the government find ?resolution[s] to homosexuals? humanitarian problems.? That is, the Stasi decided to actually address activists? demands. ]

Always interesting finding bits of history like this that push against the western narrative.
[NSFW] [people] [+1 Interesting]
[by steele@5:03pmGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 17 April 2023

James Holman, The Blind Traveler

quote [ James Holman was a remarkable figure in the history of travel and exploration. Born in Exeter, England, in 1786, Holman lost his sight in his early twenties due to an unknown illness. Despite this setback, Holman went on to embark on a journey around the world that was both ambitious and unprecedented. ]

I?m the blind traveler finding my way home by feeling the trees
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:52amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 16 April 2023

My High-Flying Life as a Corporate Spy Who Lied His Way to the Top

quote [ I was just looking to make rent when I stumbled into a part-time gig stealing secrets from Wall Street elite. I made millions once I realized how desperate we humans are for someone who will actually listen. ]

Conspiracy of the corporate spies to overtake
[SFW] [people] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:09amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 15 April 2023

Forbes Has a Fraud Problem!

quote [ Disgraced Frank founder Charlie Javice has joined the likes of Elizabeth Holmes and Sam Bankman-Fried on a growing list of founders to be lavished with honors by the financial news outlet Forbes ? only to later face criminal fraud charges. ]

Take me off the court list and put me on the Forbes List
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:05amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 14 April 2023

Dril Is Everyone. More Specifically, He?s a Guy Named Paul.

quote [ Paul Dochney posted his way into the halls of internet lore. After 15 years of anonymity, can he emerge without compromising his act? ]

With an internet buzz
[SFW] [people] [+5 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 13 April 2023

Police: Estimated 2 million dimes stolen from truck in Northeast Philadelphia

quote [ Dimes were found scattered from a Walmart parking lot out to Woodhaven Road. ]

Lmao. Get that bread!
[SFW] [people] [+2]
[by steele@11:36pmGMT] [7 comments]

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