“This solemn regard for the employer as untouchable and beyond the realm of persuasion unless in violation of the law permeates the culture of American antipoverty efforts, with only a few exceptions. The most socially minded physicians and psychologists who treat malnourished children, for example, will advocate vigorously with government agencies to provide food stamps, health insurance, housing and the like. But when they are asked if they ever urge the parents’ employers to raise wages enough to pay for nutritious food, the doctors express surprise at the notion. First, it has never occurred to them, and second, it seems hopeless. Wages and hours are set by the marketplace, and you cannot expect magnanimity from the marketplace. It is the final arbiter from which there is no appeal.”
Oh my fucking god it’s a serious movie about a man falling in love with his computer and it’s going to be my favorite
ENGAGEMENT - Official Trailer (by Jon Lefkovitz)
Oh my GOD is this not the best thriller premise? Girl is going to marry boy. Girl tells boy she’s going on a trip, and can her previously unmentioned twin sister come stay with him while she’s gone? Boy suspects girl is just playing a bizarre trick on him, but is falling for twin sister. Then probably someone gets murderous? Anyway if you have Hulu Plus you can watch it for free, so I’m gonna do that soon.
Geminid Meteor Shower
The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks next week. Sadly, the Moon will be near-full brightening the sky for most of the night causing rates to be lower. However, the Geminids will still put on a good show pretty much anywhere that isn’t overcast, so don’t worry. Southern Hemisphere viewers will see lower rates, with the peak being ~40-60 meteors/hour in some locations, so you won’t be missing out as was the case for the Persieds earlier this year. Use the Fluxtimator to estimate the rate in your location.
Meteors will be visible when the radiant point is above the horizon from your location. The radiant point is in the constellation Gemini (Jupiter will be too, so get your binocs/telescopes), right next to the Orion constellation. You can spot meteors anywhere in the sky and it is not necessary to look towards the radiant point as some may believe. So go out, find somewhere dark, look up and enjoy the show.
Bummed we won’t be upstate for this one!
I am enthused that Science Llama made an event poster for a meteor shower.
- Never wrote about entrepreneurship
- Haven’t worked for Urlesque for over two years
- Urlesque hasn’t existed for over two years, typing Urlesque.com even redirects you to Huffington Post Comedy
- We never would have run what you sent us
- Because it’s just a list of things businesses could put in their Pinterests. It’s insultingly stupid (you suggest that fashion entrepreneurs post “fashion trends”) and is completely outside the purview of the dead site you’re spamming
- I’m doing great, thanks for asking!
Krampus season is coming! ‘Tis nearly the season for roaming the streets dressed as ferocious, hairy, horned, snarling, tongue-waggling beasts in order to frighten all the naughty little children into behaving themselves. So grab that awesome Krampus costume from your costume closet and get yourself down to Los Angeles for the first annual Krampusfest. The 2013 Krampusfest festivities start on December 5th continue through December 21st.
"Conceived by the Cacophony Society, the festival features a public Krampus Run, the Krampus Ball, art exhibitions, and the Krampus Rumpus, with other events being added as they are organized. Many events will feature the Krampus LA Troupe in their elaborate costumes. Participants are also encouraged to dress as Krampus for the events.”
If you haven’t got a Krampus costume, you can always order one of our limited edition 2013 Krampus Sweaters and proudly cheer on the Krampusse from a safe distance. (Those chains and birch branches really smart.)
Have yourself a merry little krampus, folks. — Gavia.
Excitement for Krampus Run ruined when I imagine 2016, when generic-Irish-pub-hopping swillbags explode across the city, spanking strangers and waggling their prosthetic tongues through their peace-sign finger-pussies.