Posts Tagged ‘OZY’

Silent Cafés

February 7, 2019

“Since the 2011 opening of 1000 & 1 Signes, the first deaf-owned café in France, at least four other deaf-owned restaurants have followed. And France isn’t alone: Since 2016, more than a dozen such establishments have opened in Zagreb, Croatia; Cologne, Germany; London; Delhi; Cape Town, South Africa; Bangkok and Bogotá, Colombia.”

–“How Silent Cafes Serve Deaf Culture to the Hearing,” Fiona Zublin, Ozy

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Animal Sacrifice at the Super Bowl

February 6, 2016

Animal Sacrifce at the Superbowl

The Super Bowl murders 22 cows, figures Meghan Walsh:

“Every cowhide makes about 10 balls, according to Kevin Murphy, the general manager of Wilson Football, official NFL ball-maker since 1941. Wilson wouldn’t say exactly how many balls it produces in a season, but the Chicago company did share that the Super Bowl alone requires 216 footballs — each team gets 54 for practice and 54 for game day (the Pats and Hawks had theirs within 24 hours of winning the AFC and NFC championships last year). Wilson, true to its roots, favors cattle from the Midwest — Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska — but all the leather eventually makes its way to a factory in Ada, Ohio.”

–“How Many Cows Does It Take to Make a Football?” Meghan Walsh, OZY

And then there are the 650 million chickens who died so the game’s TV viewers can eat their wings ….

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ฉันไม่พูดภาษาไทย (“I Don’t Speak Thai”), Sings Brooklyn’s Maggie Rosenberg

July 22, 2015

“For 19-year-old Brooklyn native Maggie Rosenberg, learning Thai pop songs began as a frustrated attempt to connect with the people of her host country. But the connection turned out stronger than she had anticipated ….

After returning home from a cultural immersion program in Thailand four years ago, Rosenberg taught herself Thai by learning how to sing the country’s pop hits. Today, her covers draw tens of thousands of views, while her original song, the endearing “I Don’t Speak Thai,’ has racked up nearly a million. Most videos feature her strumming a ukulele in her bedroom ….”

— “Maggie Rosenberg, Thailand’s American Sweetheart.” Melissa Pandika, OZY

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