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June 21, 2013

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Simen Thoresen

Thank you, David - I'll be enjoying this during the day.

The multicultural band Die Antwoord with a new video; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8nrF5aXPlQ

In my view, more polished than their earlier offerings - which perhaps makes it both better and worse?

-S

Col. Milquetoast

It is also striking that four of five cases were spidermen, a situation which is likely to change in the near future with the imminent release (at the time of writing) of a new Superman movie.

1) it is Spider-man not Spiderman.
2) While presenting an adjectiveless Spider-man is technically acceptable, there are several traditionally used descriptors : Amazing, Spectacular, Sensational... It makes me wonder if this was even peer reviewed.
3) I would suggest the Amazing Spider-man will continue to be more popular with kids than Superman as Spider-man is more relatable and being less invulnerable enables more drama. Flight, heat vision, freeze breath, super speed, super strength, super hearing, supervision, x-ray vision, super technology, near invulnerability, somehow being able to travel back in time by spinning the Earth backwards and a Superdog can get a little wearisome. Additionally, Superman rhymes with Pooperman.

Commercial role models for girls are less likely to show risk‐taking behaviour; for instance, none of the authors have ever experienced any “My Little Pony”‐related injuries.

I thought MLPs could fly. Perhaps, it is more the nature of boys if different than girls and not as much nurture by commercial role models.

Parents, however, should be aware that a superhero costume can provoke perceived super‐abilities which need special supervision.

Having been a kid who pretended I was Spider-man I was well aware of my lack of actual superpowers. I imagine a kid playing Spider-man would notice quickly when he tries to climb a wall that his hands and feet don't stick to the wall. Judging risk is a learned ability.

Col. Milquetoast

Wine glass of note.

I thought the purpose of the stem of a wine glass was to prevent the heat from one's hand from changing the temperature of the wine.

svh

“What do the cats bring to the marriage?”

I loved it when the grumpy wife is going on about cats definitely not being allowed in the bedroom (meanwhile in the very edge of the shot a cat sneaks upstairs).

David

Morning, all.


Simen,

The multicultural band Die Antwoord with a new video

I find their ideas compelling and wish to subscribe to their newsletter.


svh,

meanwhile in the very edge of the shot a cat sneaks upstairs

That, and the scene where Ros Hamilton, surrounded by a dozen hissing and spitting cats, is assuring us how calming classical music is.


Col. Milquetoast,

I thought the purpose of the stem of a wine glass was to prevent the heat from one's hand from changing the temperature of the wine.

No refunds. Credit note only.

it is Spider-Man not Spiderman… It makes me wonder if this was even peer reviewed.

I share your outrage.


In other news, the condensed Man of Steel. Spoilers and plot holes, obviously.

Anna

"What do the cats bring to the marriage?"

The scene at 2:10 is pure genius.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Global Internet Porn Habits infographic

It displays the top search terms on porn sites by country; no actual dirty pictures. I'll let you all decide for yourselves how NSFW it is.

David

It displays the top search terms on porn sites by country;

I didn’t anticipate the apparent enthusiasm among Icelandic people for gay sex involving Native Americans. Strange world.

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