Monday, July 20, 2015

How blood group O protects against malaria

"It has long been known that people with blood type O are protected from dying of severe malaria. Now a team of Scandinavian scientists explains the mechanisms behind the protection that blood type O provides, and suggest that the selective pressure imposed by malaria may contribute to the variable global distribution of ABO blood groups in the human population." Read the article: How blood group O protects against malaria - Science Daily, March 9, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

John Leguizamo

House of Buggin' - Job Interview With The Vampire
House of Buggin' - Cosmic Ranger Audition

House of Buggin' - Alcohol - It Does a Body In

Spic O Rama - My White Brother

Spic O Rama - Ivan

Thursday, July 16, 2015

FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight

They had the best selection of specialty Barbie dolls and fashion, and of course, so much more. From TIME: "The store, which first opened in New York in 1870, has been at its current 5th Avenue and 58th street location for nearly three decades, and will be replaced by none other than Apple." FAO Schwarz to Close Its Doors Tonight by Katy Osborn, July 15, 2015

Thursday, July 09, 2015

F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes

From The New York Times: "Three navigation coordination points above Palm Beach International Airport that had been named in honor of Donald J. Trump will be renamed, the Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

"“In general, the F.A.A. chooses names that are noncontroversial,” said an agency spokeswoman, Laura Brown.

"A growing number of businesses have been severing ties with Mr. Trump since the Republican presidential candidate made derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in a campaign speech." Read the article: F.A.A. to Drop Donald Trump-Related Navigation Codes by Karen Schwartz, July 9, 2015

Added on 7/9 via Business Insider: "Macy's and NBC both ended their respective relationships with the Republican presidential candidate." The FAA is getting rid of Donald Trump references on its maps by Benjamin Zhang

Perfumania, Maker Of Donald Trump Fragrances, Cuts Ties With Mogul by Claire O'Connor, Forbes

Calvin Klein ads

From fashionphantasmagoria: "...Unlike other male targeted advertising in contemporary society, Calvin Klein’s aesthetic focuses on complimenting the beauty of the human physic rather than exploiting it in an eroticised manner. On the other hand, Tom Ford’s advertisement for men’s cologne objectifies the female body in a highly sexualised approach in order to target men. While both Klein and Ford use heterosexual stereotypical traits to gain attention from men, their brand identity differs entirely according to their associations through advertising." Read the article: Keep It Simple Stupid by Torinnez, Sept. 22, 2014