Now that we’ve analyzed President Obama’s speech and thought about what the next four years will mean for our country, it’s time to look at some hilarious inauguration memes.
The Intelligencer blog did a great roundup of memes and gifs from the ceremonies, like Malia photobombing a presidential kiss.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion.
To commemorate the decision, Sarah Stillman wrote a blog post about Dr. Susan Wicklund, a woman who wrote a memoir on being one of the Midwest’s sole abortion providers in the 1990s.
Wicklund, who received many death threats and wore a bulletproof vest when traveling, helped to teach Stillman on how an “abortion war” is still occurring in other parts of the country, and the obstacles many face to receive reproductive care.
David Remnick, the Pulitzer-Prize winning editor of The New Yorker, shares some of his thoughts, both quirky and intellectual, on what it was like to be at the inauguration.
One gem: “The Obamas are so preposterously good-looking, so put together, that you watch them come out of a morning church service and you notice the President of the United States fourth.”
Many women have probably wanted to make their husband suffer through childbirth pains like they have—but Dennis Storm and Valerio Zeno, hosts of a Dutch wacky stunt TV show, actually put themselves through the experience.
Time’s newsfeed has video of the men attaching electrodes to their abdomens by some “all-too-eager female technicians” on their Jan. 14 show, and then suffering through what appears to be excruciating pain.
It’s a similar experience to women, maybe, but the hosts are still spared an actual person coming out of their body.
A cat who returned to her hometown after going missing 200 miles away didn’t just baffle her family—scientists also have no idea how Holly, a 4-year-old tortoiseshell, found her way home.
In early November, the pet was separated from her owners Jacob and Bonnie Richter in Daytona, Fla., and somehow reappeared near their backyard in West Palm Beach on New Year’s Eve.
Scientists are left guessing how Holly found her way home; cat navigation is apparently one of those biological mysteries yet to be fully understood.
The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization has just announced the 16 contestants who will be competing in the Miss Boston and Miss Cambridge 2013 pageant, which takes place at the Park Plaza Hotel on Feb. 10.
Let’s hope that their platforms are lobstah for all, and betta pahking near Fenway.
The Guardian’s Homa Khaleeli delves into reader complaints that food products have changed recently, and whether brands are using the recession as an excuse to shortchange customers.
Khaleeli found that many companies, such as John West tuna, Kellogg’s Coco Pops, and Cadbury have been offering less food for the same cost.
Following Obama’s win, it has become known that his campaign was greatly helped by a team of impressive tech engineers and their now-famous Narwhal platform.
Now, the campaign’s programmers are hoping to release the code they used in order for others in the coding community to study and improve upon it.
But Democratic politicians are disagreeing, saying that releasing the technology would “give away a key advantage to the Republicans.”
The fate of the code is still largely undecided.
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