This 14-year-old boy committed suicide after a video was taken of him in the school toilet and went viral, CBS reports. I believe school administrations endorse this behaviour by their inaction on issues like bullying and social media and by their prudish, unhealthy inability to deal with sexual issues in an adult manner. There is also a homophobic element to this story - do we think the story would have played out the same way if the cameraman had followed the victim into the girls toilet? Society still considers sexual abuse between men to be at best taboo and at worst a joke, and these kind of tragedies are the result. It’s appalling.
And heartbreaking. RIP Matthew Burdett.
The CBC reports that Rob Ford suggested he took heroin. Meanwhile, a study from Washington University shows that today’s heroin user is white and suburban. Does this explain Ford Nation? Do we now understand who they are and why he appeals to them?
I entitle this “#Westmount LOLs.” #habs #nhl #lnh #montreal #hockey #quebec #canada
#Montreal’s #gay village pedestrianised a week from tomorrow! Yay! #canqueer #mtlmoments #lgbt #summer
"The Birth Of Suburbia" by Rosaleen Ryan
I think this might be perfect
(Source: artofoverwhelm, via montrealmighteatitsyoung)
Venn diagram of irrational nonsense #pseudoscience #scicomm #awesome
Uhh, yeah, umm let me have one of those porno magazines, large box of condoms, bottle of Old Harper, couple of those panty shields, and some illegal fireworks and one of those disposable enemas. Nah, make it two.
And then when Homer got home, Marge looked in the bag and said “I don’t know what you’re planning tonight, but count me out!” I think was the vacation episode where Lisa became cool and Bart was the dork.
From 1988 to 2014, watch the battle to eradicate polio unfold.
Red means the country still has cases of wild polio, yellow means the country is in a region that still has cases of wild polio, and white means that the disease has been eradicated.
Thanks to CNN for this great GIF! Check out the whole story here: http://cnn.it/1h0Mu3K
But, you know, vaccines are bad, right?