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December 27, 2007
Barbara Pym’s books
focused on women who rarely make it into any spotlight, literary or otherwise: quiet, sensible, independent women of a certain age. Like the spinsters who populate her novels, her genius has been too often overlooked, but she does have her devotees. [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 8:48 PM PST - 26 comments
"“If any of these said persons come in love unto us, we cannot in conscience lay violent hands upon them, but give them free egress and regress unto our town. For we are bound by the law of God and man to do good unto all men and evil to no man.”
Today is the 350th anniversary
of the Flushing Remonstrance - a precursor of the Constitution
, and "an iconic record of early Dutch colonial government that proclaimed the necessity of religious freedom of conscience and toleration."
As this NYT Op-Ed
notes, this document originated (and is currently on display) in "the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse borough in the most diverse city on the planet."
posted by ericbop at 7:11 PM PST - 22 comments
Open Culture's "10 Signs of Intelligent Life at YouTube"
features "intellectually redeemable" channels from UC Berkeley, @GoogleTalks, TheNobelPrize, TED Talks, FORA.tv, the European Graduate School, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, BBC Worldwide, National Geographic, PBS, UChannel, MIT, Vanderbilt,
posted by Soup at 5:40 PM PST - 21 comments
home page title reads "exploring the sexuality of an attractive woman in a plaster of Paris leg cast"
There's something for everyone out on the interwebs, and if you're interested in purchasing snapshots of young women in leg casts, tracking cast sightings
on tv and in movies, or checking out vintage images
from magazines and newspapers, this might be for you.
NSFW, although not a Spanking The Monkey sort of NSFW
posted by stagewhisper at 12:10 PM PST - 30 comments