In order to understand the movements and ideas of our age (such as they are), it is vital to not only consider where we stand today. Though it is necessary to grasp that "the world" is now different from that of a hundred years ago, we should also examine the currents of thought which preceded our own. While many flawed ideas existed in the past, let's not deny that some decidedly "new" ideas may be flawed as well — or, of course, that we have flawed approaches to otherwise good ideas. After all, people have an amazing ability to make even a great idea look like the worst of all time. Thankfully, though, it is not necessary to be a "perfect" person or even to always sound rational, in order to be basically good. At a certain point, being good should also include being good enough.
Though apparently never actually witnessed, the "slasher under the car"/ankle slicing car thief still haunts the public imagination. The idea is simple: Someone may be waiting beneath your car as you enter or exit the vehicle. Why? Probably to slice at your ankles and incapacitate you, then to steal your car, kill you, or do other unfortunate things. While most people don't fear stepping out of the car, such a tale might make someone hesitate to do so.
Let's look at 9 "Triple F" rated movies. What does "Triple F" mean? It denotes films directed by a woman, written by a woman, while featuring significant women on screen
. You'll surely find some of these movie superior to others, but they all qualify as "Triple F." Don't worry: A few of these movies might be considered masterpieces.
You may not have heard of this myth, but Wikipedia has already summed it up rather succinctly:
"The 999 phone charging myth is an urban myth which
claims that if a mobile phone has low battery then
dialing 999 (or any regional emergency number) charges the phone
so it has more power." They add, "This was confirmed as a myth by several British police
forces who publicly cited the dangers of making such calls."
Want your creative juices to flow through your workplace like the blood through a corporate behemoth (or the river of slime flowing under NYC in Ghostbusters 2)? Well, I have a slew of handy pointers to lob at you like so many grenades of efficiency and guidance. Before I begin, know this: My first two points are for the Elite members of society, so normal people should just skip these suggestions. That's right, scroll past them...nothing to see here, folks!
COVID-19 has screwed up the world, shutting things down and quite literally creating social distance between people. To many of us, it seems like a very dangerous time, as authorities could very easily overstep their bounds. At the same time, there is definitely validity to many measures being taken to help the spread of this potentially deadly virus. This leaves us at sort of a crossroads. How do we know when authorities have taken a step too far, and how do we know when the virus is over?