Archive for August 5th, 2011

August 5, 2011

Handpicked News: 10 Things NPR Got Wrong, Bert And Ernie Shouldn’t Get Married, Right To Discriminate Against Gays, New Ape Overlords…

by Accidental Bear

Bert And Ernie Shouldn’t Get Married Some folks have gotten together a petition on Change.org calling on Sesame Street to have Bert and Ernie get married or for the show to add a transgender character. I’m not sure I have an opinion on the latter, but I’m pretty firmly against the idea that New York’s two most famous roommates should tie the knot.

Rick Santorum: Religious People Should HaveRight To Discriminate Against Gays

Rick Santorum doubled down on his opposition to same-sex marriage during an appearance in Iowa this morning, arguing that the courts have established a “super-right” of “sexual liberty” that trumps religious freedom. Santorum was meeting with the Register editorial board this morning. He said same-sex marriage jeopardizes religious liberty because the government may threaten license-holder such as marriage counselors who don’t treat gay couples.

Pawlenty To Sign NOM’s Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge

Ten Things NPR Got Wrong Defending The Falsely Balanced Ex-Gay Story

Last evening, National Public Radio’s ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, responded to criticism about Alix Spiegel’s story on ex-gay therapy that aired Monday morning. The nine-minute piece, which profiled ex-gay Rich Wyler and ex-gay survivor Peterson Toscano, had two major flaws. First, itcreated a false balance by suggesting that ex-gay therapy may be legitimate and is still up for debate. Second, it omitted the fact that Wyler makes his entire living perpetuating the false ideas of ex-gay therapy. Rather than admit the mistakes of the piece and apologize for the potential harm done by it, Schumacher-Matos, Spiegel, Spiegel’s editor, and NPR’s senior vice president all defended the piece, making only very small concessions about how it was reported. In doing so, they continued propagating false ideas about ex-gay therapy and the false balance of their reporting. Here are 10 problems with NPR’s response.

‘Rise’ Welcomes Earth’s New Ape Overlords  If proof were still needed that human beings are all but irrelevant to the Hollywood Super Monkey Brawl: Caesar (Andy Serkis) leads his army of apes in a revolt against the humans, who imprison his kind for use in drug experiments. The motion-captured CGI primates are all the creepier for walking too fine a line between reality and special effect.blockbuster, Rise of the Planet of the Apes provides it in spades. (And not just because one of its stars is Freida Pinto, an actress making a career of cardboard thespianism.) Constructed around the reliable premise that if you slather on the spectacle, audiences won’t notice the script’s idiocies — otherwise known as the Avatar effect — this so-called origin picture is no more than a narrative outline padded with moderately special effects, a teaser for the sequels that will surely follow.

Peanuts were a problem for 9 percent of households that reported someone with a food allergy or intolerance.

Americans Support Bans On Food Allergens In Public Places If some foods really don’t agree with you or someone you live with, you’ve got plenty of company. In the latest NPR-Thomson Reuters Health Poll, we asked people across the country about food allergies and intolerance. The bottom line: 1 in 5 households across the country has at least one person who is allergic or intolerant to at least one food. How do they know? Well, there are the obvious symptoms, such as itching, swelling of the tongue and wheezing in some cases. Nearly two-thirds of households — 64 percent — that reported a food issue said the allergy or intolerance had been diagnosed by a doctor.

 

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August 5, 2011

Brian Wilson Doesn’t Fear Cholesterol, Eats 60 Eggs a Week

by Accidental Bear

 Mr. Wilson you better have an obedient lady in your life that will pick these eggs from you beard as gently as I would and feed them back to you like a baby bird. AB

Brian Wilson Doesn't Fear CholesterolSan Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson is a noted fan of “14-star restaurant” Gary Danko, and it turns out he reallylikes eggs. Which makes sense because eggs are pretty cool and very important “for big days.”

But of course, Gary Danko isn’t a nightly destination for The Beard. Over at Food & Wine, Kate Krader reveals Brian Wilson’s day-to-day diet:

For breakfast I’ll usually make an eight egg-white omelette with bell peppers, shredded cheese, and slices or ham and turkey ripped up… I probably eat between 54 and 60 eggs a week.

It’s no Paul Newman egg-eating feat, but like Tim Lincecum‘s In-N-Out order of three double-doubles, it is pretty impressive.

via insidescoopsf.sfgate.com

August 5, 2011

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear: Patience Needed

by Accidental Bear

I have a hard time thinking about next week, but I am asking you to please cash in your patience chips, because these are worth the wait. The wait also gives you time to fill up your piggy bank. “Existing between their Made In Maine collection and their mainline shoes, Eastland 1955 delivers beautiful shoes with a more digestible price tag.  All of the shoes feature moccasin construction and the high-end materials (think Vibram soles, rawhide leather, etc.) Made In Maine is known for.” Get these goods at WATM

Eastland 1955 Spring/Summer 2012 Footwear

 

August 5, 2011

Hey Hipster Check Out Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate: NYC

by Accidental Bear
Titan stem, workerman wooden bars
Brooks saddle, Titan stem, , workerman wooden bars
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
Brooks saddle, Titan stem
 White tires
brooks
 brooks saddle vintage b15
Brooks saddle, Titan stem, Michelin, White tires

DOMENICA.
THIS IS THE KIND OF BIKE YOU WOULD RIDE DURING A BRIGHT SUNNY SUNDAY IN THE MIDDLE OF SPRING, WITH YOUR NEWSPAPER UNDER YOUR ARM, HEADING TO YOU FAVORITE BREAKFAST BAR. OR AT LEAST THIS IS WHAT WE ARE USED TO DO IN ITALY.

VIKING FRAME, RARE BROOKS B15 BLACK, CHROME VINTAGE FORK DRILLED FOR A FRONT BRAKE, COASTER BRAKE WHEELSET — SO YOU CAN BRAKE BY BACKPEDALING — VINTAGE WHITE MICHELIN TIRES, AN OLD RARE GIPIEMME CRANKSET WITH A GOLDEN FINISH CHAINRING. NOT TO MENTION A RARE TITAN STEM (SIMILAR TO CINELLI DESIGN) COMING DIRECTLY FROM BELGIUM FROM THE ’60.
TO COMPLETE THE SETUP A BRAND NEW WOODEN HANDLEBAR SPECIAL DESIGNED BY ADAM BRACKNEY.

www.bertellibici.com

August 5, 2011

Pinups Issue #15 (jumping with joy)

by Accidental Bear

Issue 15
featuring Micka

Printed in New York, NY
September 2011
8″ x 10″, 56 pages
Comes apart to reveal a 70″ x 32″ poster of Micka
Black & white
$14.00

(Note: Issue 15 ships separately.)

Pre-order Now

August 5, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: You Asked for Hairy, You Got it!

by Accidental Bear

Source: pinupsmag.com

August 5, 2011

Alexander Olch Handkerchiefs: Not for Me, but Maybe You

by Accidental Bear

An item I feel like I may never need in this life time. but we have all learned to never say never. They could be cute coaster if not used at handkerchiefs, no?

Alexander Olch Handkerchiefs

Japan’s Clstr shines some light on Alexander Olch’s collection of handkerchiefs. Available in multiple flavors, the handkerchiefs features a nice finished edges on plaids and patterns.

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August 5, 2011

Does the Law Allow Jurors to be Dismissed for Being Gay?

by Accidental Bear

Wow, this would be great, then I could stop playing crazy, unstable and a tear producing fool to get out of my duty. AB

JURY JURORS COURT LAW X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COMA lesbian was allegedly kicked off a jury because of her orientation, and now lawyers are arguing to a federal appeals court that it should never happen again, the Los Angeles Timesreports.

The woman was bumped from the trial of a gay Nigerian who was later convicted of assaulting a guard at a jail in Los Angeles. In his defense, Daniel Osazuwa had claimed he was merely giving the guard a hug, which he says is a sign of respect where he’s from, when the homophobic guard overreacted and caused a scuffle.  via Advocate

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August 5, 2011

Beard-asm: Trim by Petey Boy (video)

by Accidental Bear

For art, you are aloud to trim your beard. Otherwise, knuckle sandwich!

[vimeo 27315673 w=400 h=224]
August 5, 2011

Morning Warm-up: CHRISTIANS vs ATHEISTS KICKBALL

by Accidental Bear

The Religious Antagonist.  It’s a game of kickball between atheists and Christians to determine who’s better.

I H8 RELIGION
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