Friday News Bites: Second Nepal Earthquake, Women on 20s + More

Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:

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This Week in Misogyny: No Nudes is Good Nudes

The major focus this week has been on the celebrity nude photo “leak” scandal (which wasn’t a leak at all; the pictures were stolen). Other people managed to be terrible too, of course! This shit never stops. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny: No Nudes is Good Nudes

Friday News Bites: #Ferguson Updates, #ALSIceBucketChallenge + More

Goodness, it’s been quite the week for social justice, to understate it. Just when we thought the protesters vs. police  in Ferguson, Missouri, had finally calmed somewhat, law enforcement overreacted again. This and more, after the jump:

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A Completely True Biography of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born outside the known universe, inside a black hole where time is relative. I’d tell you the name of his solar system, but to your miniscule human brain, the characters alone would make your eyeballs explode, which would be very messy for you. So let’s call the magical realm where Mr. Tyson originated* Fuck-Yeahica. He is flibber-ducat years old and witnessed the Big Bang first-hand, as he was on the team that created it. This makes him your God, so, in the immortal words of Beyoncé, bow down, bitches. Mr. Tyson has indicated that he does not require ritual sacrifice as a worship tool; just please open a damn book once in a while, and he’ll be happy. Read More A Completely True Biography of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Five TV Deaths that Shocked Me

This year’s TV landscape seems to be littered with bodies. No spoilers, it’s just that shows have killed a lot of people. We have obviously addressed some of these issues already on Persephone. I had a coworker remark that four shows she watched had deaths in one week, in mid-March I believe. Obviously, the grim reaper is becoming busier in TV land.  Read More Five TV Deaths that Shocked Me

This Tastes Like Grandma: The Best Simpsons References from the Lay’s Do Us a Flavor Contest

Sure, there are plenty of hilarious entries to this contest. But nothing really shines until nerdy Simpsons fans get their hands on it.

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The Top 10 Best TV Opening Sequences

Finally, the post you’ve all been waiting for — my personal opinion on the top 10 best opening sequences in television. These are loosely ranked from last to best, because I’m non-committal and I let my emotions get involved near the end: Read More The Top 10 Best TV Opening Sequences