Archive for January 15th, 2016

Trash Trashing Trash

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Guy On The Left Is Lighting A Joint …

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Guy On The Right Is Drinking A Pint.  They’re All High.

‘The Monster Of Camp Sunshine’ (1964)

Friday, January 15th, 2016

‘The Monster Of Camp Sunshine’  https://www.google.com/

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Get A Life!

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Star Trek Silly:  fuckyeahdementia.com/

“Get a life, Trekkies!”:  https://www.google.com/

Emma To Sofia

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Flowing In Veins

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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Girl Lawyers Don’t Sit Like Sharon Stone

Friday, January 15th, 2016

A few years ago a large, international law firm, Clifford Chase, suggested its US female attorneys stop acting like they’re in “the high school cafeteria.” Ouch.  The UK-based company issued a blatantly sexist and patronizing memo suggesting what women should do to be taken seriously as lawyers.

“Presentation Tips For Women” has caused outrage on both sides of the Atlantic – especially among women.  Many clients must wonder what kinds of women the firm hired in the first place if it felt compelled to issue this memo.  Clifford Chase informs women that their friends will still like them if they “adopt a more formal tone.  And “It is better to be more formal, practised and professional, even in a casual crowd.” Other reminders:

“Sound Your Age.”

“Resonate: fill up your mouth with your voice.”

“Think Lauren Bacall, not Marilyn Monroe.”

Clifford Chase goes on to warn women against squirming, giggling, tilting their heads, eating too little or too much, drinking caffeine, drinking alcohol, hiding behind their hair, and (incredibly) letting audiences see up their skirts. And for God’s sake, keep your boobs covered! “No one heard Hillary the day she showed cleavage.”

As someone who has coached thousands of women professionals in presentations for over 30-years, I found the memo incredibly stupid.  Perhaps in the future the firm should choose applicants from law schools as opposed to those whom they meet in bars and strip clubs.

You can read the memo here.

Do You Know Where Your Placenta Is?

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Although essential for fetal life, after we’re born our lowly placenta is usually tossed like a used tissue. This wonderful, membraneous organ connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient intake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply. Unfortunately it looks like a dripping meal for a bit player in a zombie movie.

The only things worse than throwing away placentas are the alternatives. The most disturbing choice is eating one. Say what?! WHO EATS PLACENTAS?! You might guess some aborigine tribal-mamas egged on by shyster witch doctors – but you’d be wrong. The usual p-eaters are educated, upscale women who believe they get many positive physical benefits from eating them because they’re full of nutrients (although obviously recycled) and a natural life force.

These women also tell anyone who’ll listen – a very few I would guess – that the word ‘placenta’ comes from the Latin word for ‘cake.’  OK, then.

Only hardcore p-eaters (some with their husbands) sit down with a fork and knife and dive in. Really – a new placenta goes way beyond bloody ‘rare.’ Other women have it mixed into smoothies or send it to a company to be dried and repackaged into pills. Not hungry?  How about making it into jewelry or bronzing it? Here’s an upbeat website full of ideas:

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/109605/Eating_Your_Placenta