Yes, you can touch my hair. But no, I don’t know where I’m “from,” and there are other ways to ask. mi·cro·ag·gres·sion noun a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority. Link. It’s telling yourself you… Read More ‘Think Twice’ campaign looks to curb microaggression
Last month, mainstream media released a horrifying story in which a group of teenagers allegedly raped a young woman in Brooklyn. As reported in The Washington Post, the 18-year-old victim and her father were at a playground shortly after 9 p.m. Five men approached them, and one of them demanded the father to leave at gunpoint. Once he left,… Read More The Brooklyn Dodgers
On a Friday afternoon, a man is sitting in an aisle seat on an airplane, reading The Washington Post. The flight attendants are giving the passengers the run-down on what to do if the aircraft somehow falls into the ocean (I’ve watched flight attendants do this more times than I can count, and I can still… Read More Why DO Babies Cry on Airplanes?
A little bit during (but mostly following) the Academy Awards ceremony last year, the Twittersphere was overflowing with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite. This was essentially a passive aggressive response to what was viewed as an outrageous lack of diversity among Oscar nominees and winners. This year, after the nominees were announced, #OscarsSoWhite made another appearance. There… Read More #OscarsSoWhat
If you’ve never seen the name “Sunny Leone” there’s a chance you’re probably lying. Leone is an Indian ex-pornographic actress. The spotlight is on her again, but for a different reason. Now, she dreams of successfully entering the Bollywood film business. Born in Canada, the 34-year-old has a pretty successful career under her belt (sorry…) and, in all… Read More It’s Always Sunny in Bollywood
A few days ago, there happened to be one of those horrible ‘awkwardly tug at your own collar’ moments. Someone fairly important said something fairly not good. Ever been to Maine? Neither have I. The most I knew about that place was that it was decorated with gorgeous woods and mountains and country roads… Read More Smoothie and Shifty Go to Maine
I present you with the humanboddie.com annual report, courtesy of the WordPress helper monkeys. It’s only been a few short months. But I had the time of my life telling stories for you all. I trust that we’ll enjoy ourselves just as much, if not more, for years to come. Thank you. Here’s an excerpt:… Read More 2015 in review
I’m not entirely sure how any of us are supposed to react to this one. But see below: Appeal to identify #Hoverboard riding suspect in connection with theft in #Mitcham. Call 101 quoting ref19206 https://t.co/BbFWpGe2QS — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) December 10, 2015 I’m sorry, did you say hoverboard? A man robbed a store… on a hoverboard. Fellow… Read More Hoverboarding is a CRIME Sorta
Fifty years ago, A Charlie Brown Christmas was released. The storyline featured Charlie Brown and his inner conflict about Christmas becoming “too commercial.” The major turning point in the half hour special is Linus’s speech wherein he quotes the Gospel of Luke (the story of the nativity) and ends it with, “That’s what Christmas is all about,… Read More What’s Christmas Really About?
A few weeks back, I had an assignment in my University 101 course. Essentially what I was expected to do was give a brief speech, similar to a TedTalk, about a topic of my choosing. I remembered sitting around with my friends, and a couple of them said something along the lines of: “Oh my… Read More Why I’m Scared to Have Kids