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Member since: Tue Aug 28, 2012, 06:58 PM
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About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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The other day I caught a glimpse of myself in some reflective surface somewhere...

and discovered that I had two pair of reading glasses on my head...sometimes I get on my own nerves and sometimes I crack myself up.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:01 AM (1 replies)

Are you ready to meet the ultimate puzzle-cube challenge?


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 03:31 AM (0 replies)

The Crops Failed because the Sun God is Angry...

A look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 02:37 AM (4 replies)

A documentary adaptation of Naomi Klein's 2007 book, The Shock Doctrine.

Based on breakthrough historical research and four years of on-the-ground reporting in disaster zones, The Shock Doctrine vividly shows how disaster capitalism -- the rapid-fire corporate re-engineering of societies still reeling from shock -- did not begin with September 11, 2001.

The films traces its origins back fifty years, to the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman, which produced many of the leading neo-conservative and neo-liberal thinkers whose influence is still profound in Washington today.
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Dec 3, 2012, 12:16 AM (32 replies)

LMSP kicking...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:35 AM (0 replies)


buy nothing black friday

this year on black friday:

$60 billion will be spent on meaningless holiday gifts. that's up from $52 billion last year. that amount of money could feed all of the hungry children in the world for 2 years! that's 190,000 children.

160 million people plan to shop. that's half of the u.s. population, and greater than the 121 million u.s. citizens that voted.



Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Nov 24, 2012, 01:24 AM (5 replies)


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:25 AM (29 replies)

FOR LADIES ONLY: Who Remembers "Very Personally Yours" and the 1946 Video from Disney?




No, this video from 1946 isn’t perfect as far as feminism goes but I have to say, I’m surprised to find it so…not 1946? Though I guess I’m even more surprised Walt Disney Productions made a video about our periods at all.

The animated film is about ten minutes long and was sponsored by Kotex. As you may have guessed, it was shown in American schools. (Presumably only to girls because boys are not supposed to know periods even exist.) That being said, it’s quite the film.

According to Wikipedia, “Gynecologist Mason Hohn was hired as a consultant to ensure that the film was scientifically accurate. Hohn was hired to increase the likelihood that school doctors and nurses would allow the film to be shown. Hohn’s involvement led to a stronger emphasis on biology than other marketing by ICCC [International Cello-Cotton Company]. The Story of Menstruation increased its reputation when it received the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.”

Along with the video, students were given a booklet titled “Very Personally Yours” filled with tips for what to do that time of the month but also discouraged the use of tampons, and as you’ll see when you watch, gave very specific hygiene advice. They also gloss over the whole “blood” thing and don’t ever mention sex (though I could say it’s implied in the dance portion). However, it includes an important message for young girls – having your period doesn’t make you weird. Not to mention some very positive things are said about body image and it might have been the first film to use the word “vagina.”
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:48 PM (13 replies)

Thank you. n/t

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Nov 18, 2012, 01:02 PM (0 replies)

How to Spot a Liar


Watch Pamela Meyer's talk above about the science of "lie spotting" and how it can lead to a more honest world.

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:15 AM (6 replies)
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