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April 28, 2009
Given all the attention the new Star Trek movie is generating, it's not surprising that the porn industry is attempting to cash in
(SFW). What is surprising is that the production team clearly knows their Star Trek
(SFW). Hustler's "This Ain't Star Trek XXX"
appears to be a send-up of the classic Trek episode "Space Seed
," (heh... space seed). In addition to the reasonable-for-porn casting of Kirk, Spock, and Bones (heh... bones), Hustler takes the effort to be faithful to even the minor characters and costumes
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:53 PM PST - 56 comments
Earlier this month, to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edmund Husserl
(born April 8, 1859; yesterday marks the anniversary of his death in 1938), the Husserl Archives
in Leuven, Belgium, hosted a conference
(audio files of the keynotes are available: here's Robert Sokolowski on "Husserl on First Philosophy"
) in his honor. Husserl's influence
on philosophy is difficult to overstate, and continues to this day: as the founder of phenomenology
, his contributions to logic
, philosophy of mathematics
, psychology, philosophy of mind
, epistemology, existentialism, and many
other areas of thought
, has been immense
posted by ornate insect at 7:22 PM PST - 15 comments
Three years ago, David Nixon took over the principalship at John C. Calhoun Elementary School. "Thirty minutes into his first day of school at John C, a father walked into Nixon's office and said, 'I want to give you the authority to whip my son's butt.' Nixon was surprised, but after he thought it over, he decided to give every parent the same option." Did corporal punishment save a struggling school? [more inside]
posted by jeeves at 2:00 PM PST - 162 comments
Women in Photography
— WIPNYC presents a solo exhibition of work from select photographers every couple weeks so viewers can discover and enjoy the work of female artists. [some nsfw images]
posted by netbros at 10:24 AM PST - 4 comments
Home of the Double-Headed Eagle
is a short film by Ali Colleen Neff and Brian Graves, featuring the kaleidoscopic work of visionary architecture created by Reverend H. D. Dennis and his wife, Margaret Dennis.
posted by hermitosis at 10:00 AM PST - 2 comments
(Previously: 1 2
the Formal Evidence Session on UK Complicity in Torture on Tuesday 28 April 1.45pm UK time.
You can (hopefully) watch it on Parliament TV
If you want to have a good look at UK / US complicity in torture, this
might be a good place to start...
Please note he has said "There is absolutely no way I am going to kill myself. Just thought it might be wise to get that out in public!". Hopefully statements like that won't be necessary.
posted by debord at 5:57 AM PST - 9 comments