Three Scandinavian artists replicated Kim’s otherworldly bum and hip


Three Scandinavian artists replicated Kim’s otherworldly bum and hip proportions and produced a pair of silicone booty biker shorts that give us less-endowed folks a major backside boost. For $450 to $600, that is.

As I shimmied into what felt like 10 pounds of rubber, I thought to myself: “Christ, what have I gotten into?”

That question was valid. I needed to wear tights to help the bum-shorts slide up my legs. They were so hard to get on, I broke a sweat — and felt like I got rug burn — just pulling them up over my not particularly large or impressive hips.


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Wood-frame glasses cleverly carved out of recycled furniture


In the competition for Indonesia’s best craftsman, this guy wins by a “lens”-slide. Watch as a man from Sumatra, Indonesia, expertly creates glasses frames from wooden waste. He mostly gets his materials from damaged furniture, but also has obtained wood from other discarded items. He claims his pieces are cheaper and lighter than regular ones….


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Pele dismisses talk of depression, tells fans he is well


(Reuters) – Former Brazil striker Pele dismissed talk he is depressed and reclusive on Thursday and assured fans he is doing well and maintaining a busy schedule.

Pele’s son Edinho told Globo in an interview published on Monday that the three-times World Cup winner was depressed and reluctant to leave his house because he cannot get around properly due to hip problems.

“I am good,” said Pele, who will be 80 in October. “I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible but I intend to keep the ball rolling.
“I have good days and bad days. That is normal for people of my age. I am not afraid, I am determined, confident in what I do.”

“I have good days and bad days. That is normal for people of my age. I am not afraid, I am determined, confident in what I do.”


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Day of deeds and memories at Havana’s International Book Fair


Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Today will be marked by deeds and memories at Havana’s International Book Fair, Cuba 2020, when books on the Vietname War will be launchedin.

On Saturday, the great literary event will launch ‘Relatos de Guerra de Vietnam Heroico’ (War Stories from Heroic Vietnam) by journalist Marta Rojas and diplomat Raul Valdes Vivo, who lived the intensity of one of the bloodiest conflicts in history after World War II.

‘Relatos …’ will be presented at the Alejo Carpentier Hall in Havana’s Morro-Cabaña Park, the main venue of the fair that will conclude on Sunday.

The books ‘Vietnam y las Fantasias Norteamericanas’ (Vietnam and American Fantasies) and ‘Vietnam, Siglos de Heroismo’ (Vietnam, Centuries of Heroism) by researchers H. Bruce Franklin and Jose Ramon Rodriguez Torres, will be launched in the same hall.


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Hollywood is using victimhood to sell us bad entertainment 


Hollywood has fetishized oppression and victimhood to justify an endless stream of bad content and mediocre talent.

The 24 million people who watched this year’s Academy Awards got to see what Hollywood has become: an industry that cares less about producing quality entertainment, and more about reinforcing a culture that puts a premium on grievance, oppression and victimhood.

No one is more committed to fortifying the standing of victims and their unearned privileges than liberal celebrities. What are each of the nationally televised awards ceremonies if not tributes to social justice, celebrations of “diversity” and recognitions of various forms of hardship that women, ethnic minorities and non-heterosexuals are assumed to endure?

Joaquin Phoenix, Best Actor recipient at last Sunday’s Oscars, made sure to use his acceptance speech as an opportunity to highlight “gender inequality,” acknowledge “queer” and “indigenous” people, and, of course, condemn “racism” — none of which had anything to do with his movie “Joker” or the award he was presented with. But that’s beside the point — he knew he would at least get an affirming round of applause from his peers for signaling that he cared about marginalized people.

It would be a harmless gesture if it weren’t for the fact that Hollywood has fetishized oppression and victimhood to justify an endless stream of bad content and mediocre talent.

Look no further than out-of-work actor Jussie Smollett. According to Chicago police and a special prosecutor assigned to the case, Smollett faked a hate crime in 2019 to boost his middling career as an actor and singer on the Fox drama “Empire.”


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How Gen Z can fix the dystopian world that Zuckerberg created


Mark Zuckerberg often says he created Facebook as a way to connect people and foster relationships. Rarely does he mention his predecessor website, FaceMash, which let users vote on the attractiveness of female Harvard classmates.

FaceMash made some of his peers feel violated, and that’s how a lot of people feel about Facebook today. Zuckerberg’s site left the personal data of millions of users vulnerable to outside political organizations, while allowing extremist groups to use the site to crack down on human rights and incite violence. Meanwhile, political memes and links on the platform are tearing friends and families apart.

Though he denies selling users’ data or encouraging misinformation, Zuckerberg’s approach to running Facebook has demonstrated a failure of empathy. And while many in Silicon Valley are urging him and others in positions like his to do better, it’s too late. They have simply lost our trust.

Now it’s up to a new generation of tech founders and developers to avoid the mistakes of their predecessors, and show us what it really means to be responsible creators and users of tech.


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