the best rant of 2014
Are you ready to meet the band? Introducing Our Holograms:
Jem - Aubrey Peeples
Kimber - Stefanie Scott
Aja - Hayley Kiyoko
Shana - Aurora Perrineau
I am going to straight up lose my mind. No joke.
Me (located in Iceland) and my friend (located in New Zealand) made the biggest sandwich of all time.
For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.
> Literal translation
Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”
Bird: “What’s wrong?”
Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”
Bird: “Okay, understood.”
Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]
Bird: “Okay, I understand!”
Owner: “Got it.”
> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.
> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!
> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!
The world will soon understand why birds are so awesome and deserve to be our overlords.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people were killed. As detailed in this story, some progress has been made in improving conditions for Bangladeshi factory workers, but there is still a long way to go, particularly as large American retailers like Target and Wal-Mart haven’t signed on to the international inspection agreement. (They say they’re doing their own inspections.)
The victims’ fund also remains critically underfunded as many brands that bought clothes from the factory—including JC Penney and Benetton—have failed to make contributions.
Things you learn when beginning most languages: Colors, numbers, “hi my name is” Things you learn when beginning Latin: war, manliness, four words for “death”
- All That Nonsense:
Not in my experience, birdnerd29. The first things I learned were the words for slave, flute-girl, old man…so the other side of war from a Roman perspective, I suppose.
That one about manliness is cool, though: it’s virtue…until Cicero gets his hands on it, and generalizes it so that means all personal goodnesses.
I can help you with Latin, if you wanna…