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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

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.)

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News

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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Pop Culture

What to Watch: The Simpsons Mega Marathon

“If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about.”

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Humor

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. […]

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Pop Culture

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 […]

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Pop Culture

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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Pop Culture

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:

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Has Gone To Jury Duty

Kittens, I am sitting smack dab in a room full of other souls lost in limbo. That’s right. I’m at Jury Duty.

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Lunchtime Poll

LTP: Errybody Dance Now

Kittens, I’m coming to your daily lunchtime poll.

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News

News Appetizers Believe in Dinosaurs with Lasers

There are certain things I want to be sure I know about: when presidential candidates drop out of races, when charges are brought against certain people, and whether Apple is fixing the prices on my e-books. I never knew I really wanted to know about laser-equipped dinosaurs. Read on!