"The problem with that bear is it doesn't have a complete wardrobe," said councillor Ryszard Cichy. "It is half naked which is wholly inappropriate for children."
- Winnie the Pooh has reportedly been rejected as a possible mascot for a Polish playground for his dubious sexuality and inappropriate attire (image above)
Chasing love is not irresponsible, it’s honest. It’s admitting that there is no greater chase, nothing more important. Because if you’re not chasing love, what are you running after?
- "Staying Is Settling", a sweet (yet entirely overly idealistic) essay on why moving is necessary
While Oakland is now in the midst of downward trend in violent crime, it continues to have the highest per-capita crime rate in the state — a rate five times the California average.
Always end your book with Nelson Mandela saying something about rainbows or renaissances. Because you care.
- Looking to be offensive? Check out Binyavanga Wainaina's satirical essay, "How to Write About Africa"
The number of Fortune 500 companies willing pay for sex reassignment surgeries and other transgender-related healthcare has gone from zero in 2002 to 169 this year.
My name is David, and I am the marine biologist who put a shrimp on a treadmill—a burden I will forever carry. To be clear, the treadmill did not cost millions of taxpayer dollars, the goal of the research was not to exercise shrimp, and the government did not pay me—or anyone else—to work out shrimp on treadmills.
At a news conference, the St. Louis County prosecutor, Robert P. McCulloch, said that members of the grand jury deliberated for more than two days before finding that no probable cause existed to file charges against Officer Wilson.
Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference.
- Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., parents of Michael Brown, Jr.