Champion Lawnmowers

12 Feb 19

Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all First it was breasts, then penises – now photographer Laura Dodsworth has taken portraits of 100 vulvas. She tells Liv Little why. Below: eight women’s stories Warning: adult content Laura Dodsworth Sat 9 Feb 2019 05.00 EST “I’d been considering this idea, but kept pushing it away,” […]

11 Feb 19
Press Release 24X7

Planet Market Reports has added a report, titled, “Global Small Gas Engines Outlook, For Outdoor Power Market Forecast to 2023.”  Planet Market Reports projects that the Small Gas Engines market size will grow from USD 2.51 Billion in 2017 to USD 3.22 Billion by 2023, at an estimated CAGR of 4.21%. The base year considered […]

10 Feb 19

The tanks plod along a solemn trek to Mecca in the form of combat. You, unfortunate one, will feel the whirr of propellers as the unforgiving wall of biplanes approaches. They have had millennia to wait for veneration, and even if it takes a millennium more, they’ll be patient.

09 Feb 19
Lowmiller Consulting Group Blog

Sex First it was breasts, then penises – now photographer Laura Dodsworth has taken portraits of 100 vulvas. She tells Liv Little why. Below: eight women’s stories Warning: adult content ‘It is long overdue that we reclaim our bodies and our stories’ Photograph: Laura Dodsworth Towards the end of last year, I published an essay […]

31 Jan 19
Perkins Park

Some gardener-tested methods for protecting crops from deer

23 Jan 19
Southside Grind

Man-hating women are trying to destroy men’s lives when everyone knows that there are biological differences between men and women that are so genetically coded that the very idea of some form of simple equity completely ignores evolution, history, culture and every good movie I’ve ever watched. Or something. I finally had the chance to […]

22 Jan 19

Our first “Top This” spotlight highlights Jarrett Nixon and his wild trip down the coast of India for the 2018 Rickshaw Run.

21 Jan 19
Explore, Discover, Experience

Lawnmowers – a very British obsession? Did you know the lawnmower was invented in Gloucester by Edwin Beard Budding in 1830? He was deemed a madman for making such a contraption and had to test his machine at night so no one would see him. But Budding was not mad at all and his machine […]

20 Jan 19
Today (Jan. 20) is the two-year mark for US president Donald Trump’s administration. While some hoped that the trappings of the White House might soften Trump’s rougher, bombastic qualities, the isolation of the presidency seems to have only heightened them. “Sanctions Are Coming” HBO copyrights be damned. Trump began the 2019 new year amid a partial government shutdown with a cabinet meeting on Jan. 2. Journalists covering the meeting noted that sitting on the table in front of Trump was a poster with an image of the president, superimposed with the words “Sanctions Are Coming,” a play on the phrase “Winter Is Coming” from the HBO show Game of Thrones. It was a printed-out version of an image that Trump tweeted the previous November, in reference to sanctions against Iran the administration was reinstating. It was a truly puzzling moment (paywall). Cabinet members and White House staff offered little explanation on why he made the poster front and center for the meeting. McDonald’s for dinner Trump looks over tables of fast food set out for the Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room of the White House on Jan. 14, 2019. Last week, Trump decided to welcome the NCAA football champions, the Clemson Tigers, to the White House amidst a partial government shutdown. Since the kitchen staff was furloughed, Trump decided to order out a food court’s worth of burgers, fries, and pizza. Paper towels in Puerto Rico Hurricane relief or half-time entertainment? The Trump administration has been criticized for its weak response to the destruction wrought on Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria in 2017. Congressional Democrats are looking to investigate exactly what happened. The president has deflected the blame onto local officials and the fact that Puerto Rico is an island. Photos of Trump tossing rolls of paper towels into a crowd of hurricane victims, when the president visited Puerto Rico days after the disaster, made it seem like he did not understand the severity of the situation. Lawnmower kid “You’re doing a great job.” At the outset of his administration, Trump attempted to bring in voices from outside the traditional Washington media circles. That often took the form of allowing partisan broadcasters and media personalities to Skype in and ask questions. And then there were the less expected voices. In August 2017, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders read a letter from 10-year-old Frank Giaccio, who asked if he could mow the White House lawn. He was allowed to do so, and the pictures from the photo-op, perhaps originally conceived to make the president look like he’s encouraging youthful entrepreneurship, instead appear surreal. The competitive handshake Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron, flanked by Brigitte Macron (left) and Melania Trump during a long-lasting Bastille Day handshake on July 14, 2017.  Trump’s handshake power-plays are well documented. While some have recoiled, France’s Emmanuel Macron has seized the opportunity to play Trump’s game on several occasions. Trump shakes hands with French president Emmanuel Macron in front of NATO leaders in May 2017. Trump leads along Macron during a White House visit on April 24, 2018. Trump and Macron attend an arrival ceremony at the White House on April 24, 2018. Trump staring at the sun Without his protective glasses on, Trump looks up toward the solar eclipse. On Aug. 21, 2017, millions in the US celebrated a total solar eclipse, a wholesome, once-in-a-lifetime astrological event. In the weeks and months leading up to it, Americans had been warned repeatedly to not stare directly at the sun and instead to look at it through special glasses. Leave it to the leader of the free world to throw caution to the wind: After looking at it briefly with eclipse glasses on, Trump stole one fleeting, unmediated glance at the sun. Salute to a North Korean general The decisive moment. While attending the North Korea-US peace summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018, Trump saluted one of Kim Jong Un’s generals. Pyongyang used the footage the next day in a state-media film summarizing the meeting. Trump and his trucks Trump’s first time at the wheel. During a March 23, 2017 event at the White House with representatives of the trucking industry, Trump excitedly jumped aboard a big black truck. The resulting onslaught of jokes might have made the president, or his staff, rethink hauling out big trucks to the south lawn of the White House for the foreseeable future, but a similar moment happened months later when he boarded a fire engine during an event promoting US-made goods. And the second. The Orb The all-seeing Orb. Who can forget the Orb? During Trump’s visit to the Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology in Riyadh with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, Trump placed his hands on a gleaming white globe that invited confusion and in turn, memes. We still don’t know what powers were unleashed, but the Orb knows. We will await the Orb’s instructions.
14 Jan 19
The Robot Report

by Aaron James  | Mar 19, 2018 |  The recent news about the (temporary, hopefully) demise of Robot Wars is something that’s raised a lot of expressions of disappointment online. To the untempered eye, it’s just a group of people unhappy that a TV show is no longer on the air. But Robot Wars is more than just […]

11 Jan 19
Little Reader on the Prairie

The highway stretches between eastern and western Kansas in a drawn-out sigh of gray slab: between towns, one gaping exhalation of abandonment after another. The road isn’t the charcoal black of wealthy county seats or downtown Lenexa, yellow lines sharp and clean and unmolested by thousands of trucks every day. It’s a whitewashed slate, the […]