Kubkov ročníkový projekt

Tak už to má tento rok hotové aj Kubko. Odprezentoval svoj projekt o lyžovaní. Síce sa na nás, čo sme počúvali, pri tom vôbec nedíval, ale porozprával to pekne. Ako praktickú časť doniesol lanovku z Lega, ktorú postavil. 

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Stop asking me ‘what about men?’ (h/t Zuzine za linku)

Women do not read a campaign about male mental health or male abuse or male cancers and furiously tweet back ‘what about women, you cunt?!’ because they didn’t think about themselves when they read it. They didn’t see the campaign as two fingers up to women.

‘Whataboutery’ comes from a place of misogyny. An arrogant, derailing technique used to respond to a campaign, video, research study, intervention, organisation or communication that screams ‘I don’t care about women, talk about men!!’ 
And the proof is in the pudding for me. Because when I do all those things with a focus on boys and men, I’m a fucking hero. But when I do all of those things and focus on girls and women, I’m a fat, ugly feminist

When I write a tweet about women being murdered or raped, I didn’t forget men. I didn’t forget they could be murdered or raped. I didn’t accidentally miss them off my tweet. I simply CHOSE to talk about the experiences of females. It is not helpful, or clever, or promoting ‘equality’ to write to a researcher specialising in women’s studies and tell her in three paragraphs why she should focus on men. 

The female price of male pleasure

For all the calls for nuance in this discussion of what does and doesn’t constitute harassment or assault, I’ve been dumbstruck by the flattening work of that phrase — specifically, the assumption that “bad sex” means the same thing to men who have sex with women as it does to women who have sex with men.

The studies on this are few. A casual survey of forums where people discuss “bad sex” suggests that men tend to use the term to describe a passive partner or a boring experience. (Here’s a very unscientific Twitter poll I did that found just that.) But when most women talk about “bad sex,” they tend to mean coercion, or emotional discomfort or, even more commonly, physical pain. Debby Herbenick, a professor at the Indiana University School of Public Health, and one of the forces behind the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, confirmed this. “When it comes to ‘good sex,'” she told me, “women often mean without pain, men often mean they had orgasms.”

We’re so blind to pain being the giant missing term in our sexual discussions that ABC News’ epic 2004 “American Sex Survey,” which includes an amazing 67 questions, never once mentions it. It doesn’t even show up as a possible reason for orgasm-faking.

But next time we’re inclined to wonder why a woman didn’t immediately register and fix her own discomfort, we might wonder why we spent the preceding decades instructing her to override the signals we now blame her for not recognizing.

lego patent má 60 rokov

táto kočka má 16 rokov

parádne fotky z Marsu

How much money has been spent attempting to bring Matt Damon back from distant places?

Movie Budgets
Courage under Fire: $46m
Saving Private Ryan: $70m
Titan AE: $75m
Syriana: $50m
Green Zone: $100m
Elysium: $115m
Interstellar: $165m
The Martian: $108m
TOTAL: $729m

Fictional Costs (My estimates, costs are in 2015 currency)
Courage Under Fire (Gulf War 1 helicopter rescue): $300k
Saving Private Ryan (WW2 Europe search party): $100k
Titan AE (Earth evacuation spaceship): $200B
Syriana (Middle East private security return flight): $50k
Green Zone (US Army transport from Middle East): $50k
Elysium (Space station security deployment and damages): $100m
Interstellar (Interstellar spaceship): $500B
The Martian (Mars mission): $200B
TOTAL: $900B plus change

Object Arranger

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

Lego výstava v Bielsko-Biala

O tejto Lego výstave sme vedeli už od mája, ale až teraz na ziačiatku prázdnin sme si našli čas si ju ísť pozrieť. Je to síce len kúsok za hranicami, ale vzhľadom na stav ciest treba zo Žiliny počítať necelé dve hodiny autom. A pre prípadných záujemncov: predĺžili ju ešte do 10. júla.

Najprv sme si pozreli postavené výtvory – z nich najviac zaujali obrovský Titanic, bitka o stredoveký hrad a had, ktorý reagoval na priloženú ruku na sklo (Kika musela skúsiť trikrát a aj keď vedela, čo sa stane, tak sa trikrát statočne zľakla). A potom sme zakotvili pri detskom kútiku, kde mohli krpci stavať aj z malých kociek aj z veľkých. Vyhnal nás až hlad, ale deckám sa veru preč ísť nechcelo.

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mojej sesternici vyšla knižka

v sobotu večer sme s Mišom pri živej hudbe popíjali vínko u bývalého Mišovho spolužiaka: nie sú lacní, ale bolo to veľmi príjemné

tak a po týchto reklamách očakávané linky:

výzva pre slovenských novinárov

I don’t know how she does it (táto veta aj mňa dosť vytáča)

I don’t know how she does it. I don’t know how you do it. Not surprisingly, the only people who are actually interested in hearing a response to this statement are other mothers, and for them the particulars are practical, not theoretical.

grrrr: beauty tips from Lego

Fínsko: vyučovanie tém namiesto premetov

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Lego mašinka, ktorá postaví papierové lietadielko a potom ho vystrelí (to vystrelenie som si musela pozrieť znovu, lebo na prvý raz som ho akosi nezbadala):

ako vyzerá 200 kalórií

Ten Simple Rules for Effective Computational Research


The consensus is in. Birds are living dinosaurs

why moms get nothing done


Štefánik Trail 2014 – začína už o pár dní; poznám dokonca dvoch  strelených, ktorí tento pretek budú bežať – jeden v rámci štafety, druhý celé sám

aj ženské lego figúrky robia zaujímavé veci

ak môžte prispieť, tak tu je dobrá vec – Human Rights in Childbirth

satirické ilustrácie – Pawel Kuczynski


woman’s cancer killed by measles virus – druhý pacient nemal také šťastie, ale myšlienka je to zaujímavá

“Thirty-six hours after the virus infusion was finished, she told me, ‘Evan has started shrinking,’” Russell said. Over the next several weeks, the tumor on her forehead disappeared completely and, over time, the other tumors in her body did, too.

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tento legový fotograf je výborný

Lego fotograf

výborný je aj tento dizajn knihy Farenheit 451fahrenheit451

Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about a dystopian future where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them. The story is about suppressing ideas, and about how television destroys interest in reading literature. I wanted to spread the book-burning message to the book itself. The book’s spine is screen-printed with a matchbook striking paper surface, so the book itself can be burned.

Druhý posudok môže zachrániť život – zase raz bulvárny titulok na sme, ale článok o zakladateľovi diagnose.me ma zaujal

IKEA uses 1% of world’s commercial wood supply?

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen launches app

Program allows people to play chess against younger versions of world champion Magnus Carlsen… The aim is to promote chess among as many people as possible to make the sport more popular and accessible. “The good thing is that you can play me at any age. At age five, anyone has a chance to beat me,” Mr Carlsen said.

So what is it like for Mr Carlsen to play against his younger self? “He is really tricky,” the champion said. “Even Magnus at 11 years old was a very gifted tactician. A while ago I played as a test Magnus [aged] 14. I outplayed him at some point positionally. And just boom, boom, he tricked me tactically. “But he makes mistakes as well, so I just have to be patient.”

seven months pregnant and working in the fields (Nepál, h/t Zuzine za linku, a ešte varovanie: píše sa tam aj o tehotenstve, ktoré nekončí dobre)

the self-reflecting pool – ja tomu hovorím, že si takto chodím vymývať mozog

We enter the meditative state induced by counting laps, and observe the subtle play of light as the sun moves across the lanes. We sing songs, or make to-do lists, or fantasize about what we’re going to eat for breakfast. Submersion creates the space to be free, to stretch, without having to contend with constant external chatter. It creates internal quiet, too.

25 historical images that normalize breastfeeding

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22 hours in Balthazar a Banksy v New Yorku

Why do physicians make different end-of-life choices than the rest of us?

the terrible bargain we have regretfully struck

These things, they are not the habits of deliberately, connivingly cruel men. They are, in fact, the habits of the men in this world I love quite a lot.

All of whom have given me reason to mistrust them, to use my distrust as a self-protection mechanism, as an essential tool to get through every day, because I never know when I might next get knocked off-kilter with something that puts me in the position, once again, of choosing between my dignity and the serenity of our relationship.

Swallow shit, or ruin the entire afternoon?

lego kalendár

Nezmokli sme, už sme tu

Cestou domov sme sa zastavili ešte v Nemecku u kamarátov a spravili si výlet k ďalšiemu jazeru. Kika na lane:
Kika šplhá

Helenka sleduje Kubkove výkopové práce:

Kubko a Helenka

Sedím na kameni a je mi dobre:

Na ihrisku

Voda nebola síce teplá, ale plávať sa dalo:


Kubko sa vyvaľuje na pláži:

Kubko sa vyvaľuje na pláži

V Helenkinom hračkárstve:

Helenkine hračkárstvo

Ešte jedna noc v Čechách a dnes sme dorazili domov. Tento posledný úsek bolo vidno, že všetci toho už majú dosť a dva týždne sú asi naozaj naša horná hranica na putovný výlet s deťmi. Kubko síce hovoril, že on ešte nejde domov, že chce ešte búvať v nejakom inom domčeku, ale Kika sa už tešila, lebo dohoda bola, že doma si môžu otvoriť svoje suveníry z výletu.


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30 nečakaných fotiek na Google Street View

recepty, ako by ich napísalo 3-ročné dieťa

zabudnutá staršia linka od Zuziny (ďakujem) – hrozné reklamy

staré fotky mužov a o tom, ako sa zmenili prejavy mužskej náklonnosti a priateľstva

ženská gymnastika v Lego animácii:

chlapík chce prejsť každú ulicu v New York City – 8000 míľ za 2 roky

31. 8. bol deň neprečítaných kníh; ja som čítala Búrku mečov – tretí diel ságy Game of Thrones, čo ste čítali vy?

životné poistenie pre astronautov

obyčajný mladík si najal ochranku a fotografov, ľudia z neho šaleli ako z celebrity

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