The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way. If this all sounds incredibly simple and inexpensive, that’s because it is. The chemicals themselves cost less than the syringe used to administer them. But the science of what happens next is the really fascinating part.
Look, the perfect birth control in the world already exists! And there’s even the hypothesis that it could stop HIV! Let’s go, people!
“When you watch Torchwood there is a warning at the very beginning that some scenes may offend or disturb people, so if you allow your children to sit and watch it with you that’s your responsibility, it’s not ours anymore. We kissed, we held each other, we lay on top of each other in bed… and there were lots of complaints about that. Nobody complained that I was shot in the head four times, there were burning people in ovens, that I was stabbed by a mob of 50 people hundreds of times, and I was hanging dripping my blood in a pit. So that’s what confuses me, because you’re not complaining about gay sex, you’re complaining about two men kissing. And it’s 2011. And people say, “Well why should we have that on television?” Because the BBC have to represent the greater public — and there are gay people out there who pay their television license. For people to complain, that’s your prerogative — but you know what, none of them turned it off! They were just embarrassed because it put them in a position where they had to explain things to their kids or their family which probably should have been explained a long time ago.”—
For those who don’t know what this person has done, she has taken the names, addresses and other personal info of LGBTQ people, and is sending this information out to the whole world, and outing these people against their will.
My name is Edward Lucas, and I am putting a stop to her, I am standing up to her, and I will end it. Reblog this, all of you, I don’t care if it makes your blog “ugly” or whatever. This is peoples lives at risk.
It sickens me that this person has my home state in her name. Also, dear Tumblr, this violates your Terms and Conditions. Stop simpering and shut this down.
On 30th September 1990 the premiere of Heil Honey, I’m Home aired in England. It featured Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun living together in the suburbs, next to their Jewish neighbours, the Goldensteins.
The first story arc (8 produced episodes) was to focus on Germany’s first couple’s efforts to kill their neighbours; The pilot focused on a dinner visit at the Hitler home by British PM Neville Chamberlain, who “hilariously” calls Hitler “a naughty boy” several times.
Modeled after 1950s American sitcoms à la I Love Lucy , it featured a raucous laughtrack, unwarranted applause on character walk-ons and very broad humour (Sample: Adolf preparing to kiss Eva: “Get ready for the tickle monster!”)
Because of its source material and the fact that it aired after Dad’s Army , a beloved sitcom satirizing WWII, viewer outrage happened. Because it wasn’t funny, comparisons to other sitcoms that satirized nazism and WWII such as 'Allo 'Allo or Hogan’s Heroes fell flat, and the pilot has never been aired again. The other taped episodes (it’s uncertain how many of the originally planned eight episodes had already been filmed at this point) have never been seen.
None of the main cast ever worked again (as far as the research befitting this can tell), yet the man who wrote this was allowed to continue to work in television. If you’ve ever read the news, this will not surprise you.
I’ve been a big fan of the rebooted Wonder Woman. I though Azzarello did a great job boiling down Wonder Woman to basic qualities - strength, loyalty, determination and giving her a bit of a tough edge. He also brought in a good supporting cast. It was a shake-up that…
After being bombarded with your KONY 2012 crusade, I have no choice but to respond to your highly inaccurate, offensive, and harmful propaganda. I realized I had to respond in hopes of stopping you before you cause more violence and deaths to the Acholi people (Northern…
I realize I’ve blogged about this already (this is the last time, I swear), but this pretty much says it all.
“Oh, but the Chinese are so wise, they’ve got the same word for ‘crisis’ as they do for ‘opportunity’. Yeah, and they also have one word for China and Tibet, and it’s China, so fuck them.”—Dara O’Briain (via myfishiscalledwanda)