I just want to take a moment to talk about Sea-bands. I get severe video game nausea and I know there are a lot of other people out there that experience this as well but probably don’t know what to do about it. Sea-bands are amazing cheap wristbands that are designed to prevent motion sickness and guess what? They work amazingly for video game nausea. When I first read about them.. honestly I thought it was a gimmick. But I love video games, and they make me want to throw up so badly that I was willing to give them a shot. I picked mine up in the medicine aisle of Walmart and immediately put on Mirror’s Edge. If you are unfamiliar with it, it’s a game that makes just about everyone nauseous and instantly makes me queasy. With the Sea-bands on I literally felt fine. I thought I was tricking myself.. but almost three years later and I know that these things have saved the contents of my stomach time and time again. You can pick them up online or you can probably find them at a drugstore with the other motion sickness medications. They are super easy and the best solution I have found. If they stretch out too much or you have excessively sweaty wrists just throw them in the washer. I think they come in a bunch of colors now too.. I might get a second pair in pink…
A government report released last week surprisingly admits that the honeybee species are dying off at a rate…
American Apparel’s latest ad campaign has just been banned in the U.K. — the sixth time ads for the company have been prohibited in less than three years.
On Wednesday, the U.K. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced that it is banning American Apparel ads because they are “gratuitous and objectified women, and were therefore sexist and likely to cause serious and widespread offense.”
Seriously. I think about this every time I catch myself saying “I wish..” and then follow it promptly with “nothing.”
Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo,…
Ryo Oyamada, a 24 year old student from Japan, was struck and killed by an NYPD vehicle in a hit & run. Witnesses say the police car had no lights or sirens on and was going over 70 mph. The released footage by NYPD was proven to be heavily altered in a cover-up, showing “lights” on the vehicle, when compared to footage from the NY Housing Authority on the same street with the same timestamp.
On a personal note: I know that this will probably not be shared or reblogged very much, because Asians are not very prominent in American culture. I understand this, because Asians (like me) are partially at fault for being so passive. But I am begging you to please consider signing this petition out of human decency. Ryo was just a student walking home, then struck by a nearly silent police cruiser going at excess speed, and the NYPD covered it up.
Here is the side-by-side comparison of the released video footage, including updates from the case. *Edit* This article contains a link to a graphic video moments after the crash, showing the body of Ryo Oyamada and NY citizens yelling at the police. Please advise, it is highly disturbing.
And the following is an excerpt from the petition, which as of now only has 286 signatures.
On February 21st, 2013, Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police cruiser while crossing the street. NYPD claimed that the cruiser’s lights and sirens were on before the collision, but multiple eyewitnesses stated otherwise, that the lights and sirens were only turned on afterwards, and that the cruiser was speeding in excess of 70 mph down a residential street. None of these eyewitnesses were interviewed for the police report.