offered his cat
a chance to experience
virtual reality firsthand.
i really, really wonder what she thought.
“books are the original virtual reality.”
― marushia dark.
i bought this gum
because is was $1.00 and it was sugarless.
it also read “truth or dare – censored”
on the front of the package
and like a 13 year-old
i couldn’t resist seeing what it was all about.
inside the package
each piece of gum
was wrapped in a series
of fill-in-the-blank sentences
meant to be provocative in some way
with some of the words ‘censored’ out.
i thought that i must have been the only one to buy this
because it was on sale and there was still a full shelf of it left
until i went to lunch and shared it with my friends
and one told me
that she had bought the “uncensored” version for her office.
what? i mean #$% what?
“the only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen”
– tom smothers, 1960s
On an eight-day flight aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, AAAS member Mae Carol Jemison became the first African American woman to travel in space. Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Mae C. Jemison, born on this day in 1956, has a few firsts to her name: She was the first woman of color in space, as well as the only real astronaut to have served on the U.S.S. Enterprise, where she portrayed a lieutenant on an episode of Star Trek: TNG.
“we inhabit a universe that is characterized by diversity.”