Mash-Up Round-Up: Amish People Are Healthier
The week of August 6, 2016 was Aziz Ansari narrating a BBC nature program; the never-ending debate over cargo shorts; and free pocket Constitutions for everyone! Get one. Know it.
Mash-Ups In The News:
Obama: This Is What A Feminist Looks Like
“Michelle and I have raised our daughters to speak up when they see a double standard or feel unfairly judged based on their gender or race — or when they notice that happening to someone else. It’s important for them to see role models out in the world who climb to the highest levels of whatever field they choose. And yes, it’s important that their dad is a feminist, because now that’s what they expect of all men.”
He also balls hard — both on the court and on the greens.
The Health Secrets Of The Amish
What we learned: If you want to be the least allergic subgroup in the world, play with cows. But seriously, this is very interesting! Also, this is a bummer, but read it anyways: Why Black People In Canada Are Healthier Than In The U.S.
via NY Times
Andrew Dice Clay Smokes 7 Cigarettes In Brooklyn
Honestly, this profile of Andrew Dice Clay made us sad and we don’t know why.
America’s Unsung Barbecue City: Chicago
Once again, food tradition follows migration patterns. This time, we are reminded of the second wave of the Great Migration and the growing Black population of Chicago. With migration came spectacular food, including hot links and rib tips. Yes please.
Here’s How Homophobic, Racist, or Sexist Each U.S. State Really Is
Oy. It turns out living around people of a certain ethnic group makes you more likely to tweet racist things about that group, not less. And everyone is homophobic…so that’s something!
Google Is Seeking Thick Scottish Accents For Voice Recognition Technology
We can’t blame Siri too much for not knowing how to deal with a thick Scottish brogue, but we are excited that companies are identifying that not everyone has the same exact way of speaking. Viva la accent!
We cried. People are so strong. There are currently more than 65 million people in the world who have been forcibly displaced from their homes. The 10 members of the refugee team competing under the Olympic flag are models of perserverance. One Syrian athlete, Yusra Mardini, put her swimming skills to use last September when the dinghy she was on with other refugees start to take water and she got out and SWAM THEM TO SAFETY. Now she’s in the Olympics.
via New Yorker
The Mayor of Verona, Italy — home of Romeo and Juliet — decided that all non-Italian cuisine had to be banned to preserve the authenticity of place. He specifically focused on banning “takeaway ethnic foods” from “oriental and Middle Eastern culture.” This is part of a long tradition of non-delicious Italian food protectionism.
via Roads and Kingdoms