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Zombie Bug-Out Bag

In my last post, I talked about the real-life preppers who kinda sorta maybe believe the zombie thing is real.

This guy probably doesn’t, but he provides a cute look at why the zombie apocalypse works as a good trope.

Also, he’s just sorta silly. And I approve of that.

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August 3, 2013 · 10:00 am

Grammar for Foodies

If you are what you eat, make sure you’ve got a healthy diet of good grammar.

 

Or something like that. …Cookies sound tasty…

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June 8, 2013 · 10:09 am

Do the Shuffle: Zombie School

Whattya think? Could you make it through zombie school?

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May 11, 2013 · 10:08 am

If You’ve Never Failed…

Found this excellent motivational video.

Channel Dory from Finding Nemo and just keep moving forward to your goals.

(I’ll have to remember to take my own advice!)

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April 13, 2013 · 9:00 am

Patrick Stewart on Violence Against Women

I just discovered this video, created in 2009. It features everybody’s esteemed captain* and knight, Sir Patrick Stewart, talking about his childhood, and the effect of his father’s violence against his mother on Patrick and his brother. It is mesmerizing. Please, take a moment to watch.

*We can argue best Trek captain later. But you’ve got to admit he’s not a bad one to follow into the great unknowns of space.

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March 5, 2013 · 10:00 am

Spread the Love to Women Worldwide

Trigger warning: depicts violence, sexual harassment, and rape against women.

Valentine’s Day is conventionally a day of paper-crafted cards, chocolates, and flowers. It’s a day for couples to celebrate their time together and singles to overindulge in a quart of ice cream. But this year, I ask you, consider something a little more.

For 15 years, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues has been spreading messages about women’s struggles, joys, and questions. This year she has gone a step further. Her One Billion Rising campaign aims to direct more attention to violence against women.

While I think it’s a little silly to encourage people to dance to end violence, I think any effort is a step in the right direction. Women worldwide are locked in a struggle for their basic rights, and those rights are violated, in every way imaginable, by trusted lovers, friends, neighbors, communities, and strangers. Violence against women is not something that just happens to “those other people”–though I certainly hope it does not happen to you or those you love–but, unfortunately, is in every community. (In fact, I’m sad to say, a woman or girl you know probably has suffered at least some kind of violence.)

It’s time for it to end. Join today with people worldwide and step up to say “This is not acceptable anymore,” and let’s begin to remake the world into a better, more equal, safer place.

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February 14, 2013 · 11:00 am