Users that often use this tag:
A young boy named Owen who has a very rare muscle condition called Schwartz Jampel Syndrome
, as well as agoraphobia, had his life changed when his parents rescued a young Anatolian Shepherd named Haatchi
who lost a leg after being deliberately tied to a railroad line in North London and hit by a train.
A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
boy genuis in Nevada
At age 14, Taylor Wilson built his own nuclear fusion reactor and now he aspires to change the world with inventions like mini nuclear power plants.
The Test Shot
is an online visual project that aims to document and celebrate the variety and strength of transmasculine style. Ballet dancing "princess boys"
, dapper transmen fresh out of a golden age musical
, hipstery trans* boys
, preppy boy dykes,
and video journalists in traditional Pakistani menswear
showcase the diversity in how people interpret and express their gender through their favorite clothing. Original Plumbing
[warning: non-explicit ad for porn site] is the premier print magazine dedicated to the sexuality and culture of FTM trans guys. OP documents diversity within trans male lifestyles through photographic portraits and essays, personal narratives and interviews. Read an interview with the creators
, Dr. T's medical advice column,
or check out blog entries on living in an all-male dorm,
, how to get into queer porn as a trans guy,
, and deciding to carry a baby after transition.
. [more inside]
[Worlds smallest movie]
Cub Scout Pack 442
of Cloverly, Maryland, has been forced by the BSA National Capital Area Council to remove a non-discrimination statement
from its website that included sexual orientation. [more inside]
81 plastic water bottles meet their doom. (SLYT)
Running a marathon is a particularly arduous task, even for the most able-bodied athlete. But for a four-year old to run a marathon is extraordinary. Especially a four-year old Indian boy who, at the age of two, was sold by his mother to a street peddler for 800 rupees. Meet Budhia, a prodigious runner and product of the slums, who is taken in and raised by a relentless trainer named Biranchi Das. After Das pushes Budhia to run a 42-mile race (which he completes), governmental agencies intervene and attempt to remove the boy from the custody of Das. Local protests erupt, a man is murdered, and Budhia returns to the care of his mother. This is the story told by the documentary Marathon Boy.
// interview with filmmaker
IS TROPICAL - THE GREEKS
: Official music video (Vimeo, 3.25); live action combined with animation for real comic-book violence. NSFW owing to boys being shot, blown up, shot, electrocuted, shot, slashed and then shot some more.
Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy with Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly. Well, right or wrong they sing
The cost of raising a child from cradle to 18 has risen to $222,000. Chiefly among the reasons is parents' desire to "cultivate" their children
Dirty Old Women
is an attempt to figure out why older female teachers sleep with younger boys. [more inside]
It's just gotta make you feel so good
to hear (and see) Sonny Boy Williamson sing and blow the harp
. Keep in mind, of course, this is Sonny Boy Williamson II
we're talking about here. Yes, there were two
harp-blowing Sonny Boys
, and here's a documentary on the legendary Sonny Boy the first: Part 1
and Part 2
. [more inside]
Bursting the Bubble
- an alternate look at the life of the so-called "bubble boy" David Vetter
There's been plenty of Bullshit! on MetaFilter before
, and now there's more: Boy Scouts [1
] ("Duty to God ahead of country, others, and self, is the credo of suicide bombers."
); Wal-Mart Hatred
("Wal-Mart is one of the great anti-poverty programmes in the country."
("By the end of this programme, one of these three will drop their pants and show us the restored foreskin on their penis."
); and The Best
("Stupid? How many of you are searching for it on the web right now?"
Would you trust this man
with your life's savings? Successful entrepeneur and president of Trans Continental Airlines cum boy band svengali, Lou Pearlman
was the guiding hand behind N'Sync, the Backstreet Boys, and O-Town. Now, however, he's on the lam
, wanted by the FBI for swindling old folks out of $317 million. Pearlman was last seen in Berlin on February 1st; as he sat in a crowded theater watching his latest creation, the German boy band US5,
win an international pop award, FBI investigators were already combing through his Florida home and offices.
I'M THE HIGH
PLAINS HEAVY METAL
IRON MASTER, BOY
D'oh, a deer.
Deer chases, licks, boy. Video
When I first saw it
, my jaw hit the floor. After years of thinking I would suffer alone with the memory, I found others who knew
. Along the way, I discovered other gems
... even though my personal tastes were more epic
. When she asked why I loved them
so much, I replied, "Because they are so ambitious
. They try so hard
Boy Scouts tell
Atheist Eagle Scout he has one week to declare his belief or get out.
On membership applications, Boy Scouts
and adult leaders must say they recognize some higher power, not necessarily religious. "Mother Nature would be acceptable," said Brad Farmer, the Scout executive of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts. Hmmmm...
A 12-year old Palestinian boy whose death in an Israeli-Palestinian gun battle shocked the world was killed by Israeli soldiers, a senior army commander confirmed today. The death of the boy, Mohammed Jamal Aldura, was captured by French television. The images of his terrifying last moments have come to symbolize the chaotic nature of the violent confrontations of the past few days. The death toll is at more than 50 now, almost all of them Palestinians.
Me and my wife both saw this on TV the other day.
Needless to say, it was very graphic and shocking. The poor boy was hiding behind his father who himself was behind only a small stone and trying to wave that he was unarmed and not a threat. He did this continuously for 15-20 seconds, and then all of a suddenly, there was a burst of gunfire, with 10-20 bullets hitting him, the boy, and all around them. The boy was dead, and the man was injured critically.
This to me, did not look like a random act of chaotic violence, but more of an act of murder.
This distressed my wife so much she started crying, the images were so shocking.
Thanks to Sudama for the link... I hadn't seen the story in the "press" which seems not to want to print the "other" side of the story.