February 23, 2015 - March 1, 2015
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Have a good weekend!
This Dog Who Overcame Cancer And Now Just Takes Adorable Smiling Photos Is The Perfect Way To End A Week
Design Taxi – Meet ‘Gluta’—she’s an adorable stray dog from Thailand who was once diagnosed with cervical cancer.
But thanks to the love and support from her adoptive family and doctors, she recovered from the disease and now she can’t stop smiling.
Her owners have decided to chronicle her cancer-free life in a loving photo series called ‘Gluta Story’.
This has been a long week with winter still not ending and the colors of a dress dividing this great nation. So let’s go out on a high note with these pics of Gluta. Inspiration all over the place. I don’t think I could even balance 10 slices of white bread on my head and I’m a mostly functional adult human being but here Gluta is doing it with a smile on her face. Normally I try not to seek out sick dog stories — I’ve got two adorable beasts so it’s kinda out of sight out of mind — but this dog’s big grins after having a rough go of things is way too infectious to avoid:
See? Infectious. I’d take both those bad bitches for a drive with their heads out the window for sure.
Check out more pics of Gluta and her story here. Perfect way to start a weekend that doesn’t involve booze or nipples (so like 327th on the overall list, but still).
The stars came out this week, with Zeddlena, Kanye, Big Sean, Skrillex and Diplo, Rihanna, Adventure Club, and Carnage and Makonnen all dropping absolute bombs. Happy listening, happy weekend!
You Won’t Hear About This On The News But A Kean University Frat Just Bought a Plot Of Land To Build A House for a Homeless Family
NEWARK - A group of Kean University fraternity members are doing their part to help a family in need.
The members of Iota Phi Theta bought a plot of land in Newark for $1,000. The city ran a special program on Valentine’s Day, selling couples empty lots for a cheap price if they agreed to build on the land and live there for five years.
The city allowed the fraternity to buy the land because the students will be allowing a homeless family to live there, free of charge. That family is currently living in a shelter.
“I see a chance to change someone’s life,” says senior Tosin Oduwole.
The hope is to break ground on their lot by April and have the family move into the new home by the summer.
“We want to teach that to new people soon to join [the fraternity], that we continually and forever will do what we can to give back to our community,” Oduwole says. “I want to be 60 years old and this initiative our organization is doing is still happening.”
NJ – The empty patch of land on the 800 block of 17th Street in Newark doesn’t look like much, at least not yet.
“Right now it’s got a gate up, and an abandoned car I believe belongs to the neighbors,” said Tosin Oduwole, a member of the Kean University chapter of Iota Phi Theta. “It looks like an empty lot, but we see what it can be, and that’s what we’re working to turn it into.”
The fraternity does community service projects annually, but wanted to do something different from their typical bake sales or food and clothing drives this year, Oduwole said.
“We were trying to think of something that would be more of a lasting effect,” he said. “If you provide coats for a winter, after that winter is done, it’s a fleeting effect.”
I noticed Gawker didn’t pick up this story yet but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. I mean if this was a completely fake and fabricated unverified rape story it would be their front page banner for 2 weeks, but just give it a minute, I’m sure it will get up there. Just an absolutely awesome move from Iota Phi Theta that deserves all the attention it can get. Not just going through the motions of some sort of half assed effort to satisfy the Greek Life philanthropy expectations – going above and beyond to actually make a huge difference in someone’s life that needs it. Buying land, building a house and having a family live there rent free. Nothing wrong with the standard clothing drives and events that most frats have obviously, all philanthropy is good philanthropy. But you got to give some huge props to these guys for breaking out the charity big guns.
That white dad dance move right there is what we in the industry call the marionette. A classic for any occasion from a fast paced song at a wedding to the locker room after beating rival UNC. A must have in your white dancing arsenal, along with the shoulder see saw of course.
Dude Yelling Roll Tide While Doing Donuts In A Pickup Truck On The Local Alabama News Is The Dictionary Definition of Alabama
— Walking Kam (@KamWalker) February 26, 2015
This is so perfect. The pickup truck, the grainy footage, the pitch of the voice. Just flawless. The new leader in the video clubhouse for which video goes in our internet time capsule to explain to generations 3,000 years from now what the South was like before alien robots took over.
Bama football, It’s not a sport, it’s a lifestyle.
Skrillex and Diplo have been at it as Jack U for a minute, but they had only put out one song together as of yesterday. Last night that all changed, as the DJ mega-duo revealed their entire 10 track album in a 24 hour livestreamed set. With features from Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz, AlunaGeorge, Kiesza, Missy Elliott, and more and the insane, often bassy and never predictable production of Skrillex and Diplo, this album is undoubtedly groundbreaking, if not the most listenable thing in the world. Love the tracks with Bieber and AlunaGeorge though, and the 2 Chainz joint isn’t half bad.
Globe - Two Boston University graduate interns believe they’ve concocted the perfect potion to talk to their peers about sexual taboos, simply by adding a dash of Harry Potter to the discussion.
On Thursday, as part of a monthlong sexual health and education program called “Frisky February,” Michelle Goode and Jamie Klufts, will step into the world of wizardry for a discussion of consensual intimacy during an event titled “Sex-ed at Hogwarts.”
“A lot of students entering college don’t actually get a foundation in sexual health, so we are going back to the basics, and finding ways to loop in references and scenarios from Harry Potter,” said Klufts, who works with Goode at BU’s Wellness and Prevention Services program.
The idea for the magical mashup came when Klufts and Goode realized that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling missed an opportunity in her writing to address questions about sex that most students have when in junior high and high school.
“How can you have a school full of wizards and not talk about sex and sexuality?” said Klufts.
Klufts and Goode said they’re planning to cover sex-related topics at the event using every book from the Harry Potter series.
The hour-and-a-half long class will use topics, situations, and even vernacular from the books as examples to discuss topics including responsible drinking, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases.
“We’re using the references as an opening and avenue to get the conversations started,” said Goode.
Goode said students seem excited to engage in a discussion that destigmatizes sex by relying on familiar characters and storylines.
She said more than 80 people have signed up for the event so far.
Let’s be clear, if you’re in college and go to a Harry Potter seminar to learn how to fuck, just pack your shit and save your parents the tuition money. The place is just not for you. 5th, 6th, 7th grade yes, great idea, make it fun and light hearted for the kids learning about safe sex that they’ll encounter in high school (or probably even 8th grade with the way kids are now). But a 20 year old a year or two away from being an adult in the real world with a career, rent, taxes – ehh, not so much.
I mean this isn’t some fun sex class that we usually talk about colleges offering, like how to use the Harry Potter books to spice up your sex life and make shit extra kinky in the bedroom. Some sort of advanced role playing in your sexual explorations with a significant other. This is straight up Sex Ed 101, “contraception and STDs and responsible drinking (??).” It’s the ABCs of having sex like you learn in middle school. Seriously if you need to dress up like a wizard and ride a Quidditch broomstick into a lecture hall to learn how to put a penis into a vagina you should go ahead and use the Accio spell to put a gun in your hand and stick it in your mouth. Grow up Peter Pan, Count Chocula, Neville Longbottom.
PS – Only one part of Harry Potter that I want to talk about sexually, knowwhatImsayin?
(wait no, grow up a little bit more)
(ok much better)