October 19, 2014
This week’s Sumerian sign is su, which means flesh, entrails or omen.
Like many ancient cultures, the Sumerians read the entrails of animals to try to predict the future.
As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

This week’s Sumerian sign is su, which means flesh, entrails or omen.

Like many ancient cultures, the Sumerians read the entrails of animals to try to predict the future.

As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

October 12, 2014
Were the First Artists Mostly Women?

Let’s be honest: if those cave paintings were done by men, they would probably depict nothing but dicks.

October 12, 2014
This week’s Sumerian sign is dalla, which means (to be) bright/fierce.
As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

This week’s Sumerian sign is dalla, which means (to be) bright/fierce.

As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

October 5, 2014
This week’s combative Sumerian Sunday is dud ĝar, or du14 ĝar, which means to start a fight. It’s a compound verb made of two parts: dud, meaning combat, and ĝar, meaning to put/place.
As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Online Dictionary.

This week’s combative Sumerian Sunday is dud ĝar, or du14 ĝar, which means to start a fight. It’s a compound verb made of two parts: dud, meaning combat, and ĝar, meaning to put/place.

As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Online Dictionary.

October 3, 2014
did-you-kno:

Lysol disinfectant was advertised as a feminine hygiene product in the 1920s, with ads that said using it as a douche would lead to “marital bliss.” Source

This isn’t really about hygiene. It’s actually about abortion. It’s all in euphemism, of course—-you couldn’t write about this kind of thing openly.
Before Roe v. Wade and the Pill, it wasn’t uncommon for women to use Lysol or other nasty solutions to prevent or end pregnancies.

did-you-kno:

Lysol disinfectant was advertised as a feminine hygiene product in the 1920s, with ads that said using it as a douche would lead to “marital bliss.” Source

This isn’t really about hygiene. It’s actually about abortion. It’s all in euphemism, of course—-you couldn’t write about this kind of thing openly.

Before Roe v. Wade and the Pill, it wasn’t uncommon for women to use Lysol or other nasty solutions to prevent or end pregnancies.

October 2, 2014
amajor7:

getting anxiety from being kind of a dick on the facebook page of a store stealing my design on it but also lowkey loving being a dick to a store stealing my work

You are not being a dick. If anything, you’re being too nice—-I’m pretty sure you’re entitled to take legal action here.

amajor7:

getting anxiety from being kind of a dick on the facebook page of a store stealing my design on it but also lowkey loving being a dick to a store stealing my work

You are not being a dick. If anything, you’re being too nice—-I’m pretty sure you’re entitled to take legal action here.

September 29, 2014
lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

lolshtus:

Finally, I Get To Know What They Mean

(via stalkedbygrandma)

September 28, 2014
This week’s Sumerian cuneiform is te-na, which means to be cool. 
Someone photoshop the deal with it shades descending upon this thing.
As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

This week’s Sumerian cuneiform is te-na, which means to be cool.

Someone photoshop the deal with it shades descending upon this thing.

As always, cuneiform comes courtesy of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary.

September 27, 2014
Chinese Girlfriends Top Ten Complaints of Western Boyfriends | Chinese Culture – The Personal Blog of Sam Reeves

Soooo many Western guys think that Chinese girlfriends will be submissive little fembots.

Newsflash, guys: Chinese women are people, and people have desires.

Also, Chinese women are people who have a cultural background that differs from yours, and bridging that cultural gap is difficult.

Also, the kind of Chinese girls willing to date schlubby white losers are more than a little weird and often have ulterior motives.

September 26, 2014
Shit

Tonight, a horrible women hurled a bucket of shit through the window of my favorite local bar. One of the waitresses got poop in her hair!

This loathsome hag has been harassing the bar owners for quite some time. She has snapped a chunk off of their sign, smashed through their window, broken their ventilation fan and some kitchen equipment, and filled the lock with glue.

The owners have repeatedly called the police. They know who the woman is. But the cops aren’t doing anything because…

  1. In a dispute between locals and foreigners, the police tend to side with the locals.
  2. Chinese street cops are pretty useless.
  3. The woman may have some kind of social connections (which means EVERYTHING here), or maybe she bribed a higher-up. The cops who came to the stinky scene wouldn’t even intervene after the owners offered them a bribe (which is standard operating procedure here), so the police are getting their orders not to do anything from their supervisors.

My friends—the bar owners—are incredibly frustrated. This woman will not stop bothering them, and the police won’t interfere, so they don’t know what to do.

Changsha wants foreign investors to bring business to the area, but they don’t protect their foreign investors from shit-slinging vandals.

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