08 March 2012

once more, this time with feeling!

'sgo vols.

china: where 30 story hotels are built in 15 days

"I've never seen a project go up this fast," said Ryan Smith, an expert on prefabricated architecture at the University of Utah. In other countries, the most advanced prefab construction methods can reduce building times by a third to half, Smith said. The builders of the Changsha hotel did better, knocking one-half to two-thirds off the normal schedule. "It's unfathomable," Smith said.

help a friend, take a survey

take this quick (less than 5 minutes) survey about Tom's shoes and help out my friend Whitney.

this is what commitment to ending violence in uganda looks like.

the founders of invisible children. (via)

cacophonous performance art barge theater.

justice for the unborn

According to the about us page for the Harris gals, the oldest sister is 20; pretty sure they weren't even "unborn" when the US "had" Ronald Reagan.  I guess they learned about his unsurpassed greatness while being home schooled.  The gals openly brag about having never bought a magazine, and being spared from the corruption of cable TV (they actually say they don't subscribe to cable TV because their parent's don't want to "raise hoodlums").

My favorite part is 0:38 where the gal in blue really lets her hair down for ol' Rick.  ZaNy!!!

temper trap - rabbit hole

what the teenagers are twittering.

you may have noticed the sudden and overwhelming internet presence of something called KONY 2012. this is it, jicyww.
Kony 2012 is an unlikely internet phenomenon. The 30-minute documentary about a despot Ugandan warlord has been watched more than 30m times online in less than 48 hours.
The hard-hitting film, uploaded by a group seeking to expose the guerilla leader Joseph Rao Kony, was relatively undiscovered until two days ago despite being first watched on the website Vimeo last Friday.
In the past 48 hours, Kony 2012 has been viewed more than 21m times on YouTube and 11m times on Vimeo.
According to YouTube statistics, the Kony video is most popular with young women aged 13 to 17 and men aged 18 to 24. (via)
responses to the video have not been without criticism, however.
It would be great to get rid of Kony. He and his forces have left a path of abductions and mass murder in their wake for over 20 years. But let's get two things straight: 1) Joseph Kony is not in Uganda and hasn't been for 6 years; 2) the LRA now numbers at most in the hundreds, and while it is still causing immense suffering, it is unclear how millions of well-meaning but misinformed people are going to help deal with the more complicated reality. (via)
read invisible children's response.

there's even a hilarious drinking game

and now you're caught up. pick a side and argue the shit out of it next time you're drunk.
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