Archive for ‘industry’

September 25, 2018

Surprise! Nike is Republican

by allthoughtswork

Image result for nike shoe burning

For all their Kaepernick love, they are, have been, and will remain on Team Trump–a bitterly hysterical irony in the wake of all the racist shoe burnings goin’ down.

I live close to the Nike World Headquarters (which they call a “campus,” presumably to evoke sweet college frat memories of raping and pillaging), and I can tell you: locals hate them.

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June 17, 2018

Bet you didn’t know

by allthoughtswork

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March 24, 2018

Just the tip of the sticky iceberg

by allthoughtswork

post5 this shit persists today lipid hypothesis low fat diets

The whole reason “low fat” is considered healthy today and not “low sugar” or “low carb” is due to a little fucker named Ancel Keys….

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January 22, 2018

Thank Tippi for your French tips

by allthoughtswork

Image result for tippi hedren birds

40 years ago, Tippi Hedron flew in her personal manicurist to teach the trade to Vietnamese women in refugee camps during the Vietnam War. 

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November 2, 2017

About Time

by duncanr

it can be a source of discontent amongst non-smokers in the workplace to see colleagues disappear several times a day for an unofficial ‘fag break’

many non-smokers will then be hoping their employers follow the example of this japanese company –

October 25, 2017

London needs more giant steel phalluses!

by allthoughtswork

Apparently, that willy measuring contest with New York and Dubai ended badly.

April 28, 2016

Remember the Dead : Fight Like Hell for the Living

by duncanr

workers-dayUp to 50,000 people die from work-related ill health and incidents every year in the UK, according to UNISON.

Around the world, one worker dies every 15 seconds, the International Labour Organisation found. That’s two million people who die as a result of work-related accidents and diseases every year, more than the number killed in wars.

today, April 28, is International Workers’ Memorial Day – a day to remember those, around the world, who . . .

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July 23, 2014

Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory

by duncanr

although a bit long (20 minutes) for some folk perhaps, this is a fascinating look at an ‘old-fashioned’ sweet factory in Dudley (a town very close to where I live)

July 3, 2014

The Putter

by duncanr

Ernest Wright & Sons of Sheffield are one of the few remaining firms still making scissors the old-fashioned way – by hand

in this short film, ‘Putter‘ Cliff Denton – literally a putter togetherer of scissors – takes us through the process from start to finish

watch a true craftsman at work (and not a health & safety official anywhere to be seen !)