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The Raising Canes Club: A Fight Club for Seniors

"Grey on Top, with FIRE in the Heart?" asks Ted Truscott on his website, raisingcanes.net, as if in challenge.

He is a man with over 30 years of martial arts experience, a man who maintains that, if you can play tennis or if you can dance, you too can learn the use of the cane for self defence.

Ted is the founder of The Raising Canes Club, a club for seniors which offers training in a "legal and 'invisible' weapon". Those who pass the tests of this club learn "how to hit with power" and "the strikes with various parts of the cane".
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In Truscott's well-known essay "The Fighting Cane", he explains the strategic advantage of relying on "the invisible weapon":

Anti-Rape Condom

Rapex is a special type of condom designed to discourage and identify would-be rapists. The condom is worn inside a woman's vagina and is lined with an array of plastic "teeth" that cause the condom to attach to the rapist's penis.

The patented device was invented by Sonette Ehlers, a retired South African blood technician. She got the idea from a rape victim:

Good Times with Paxil

Slate has an interesting account of a writer who decided to try taking Paxil to counteract his shyness. Paxil advertisements have touted the drug as a way to overcome "social anxiety discorder" aka bashfulness.

Below are some snippets if you want the condensed version. If not, read the whole article.

Here are the snippets:

Woman sells DNA on Ebay


"You will have the right to replicate my genetic code as much and however you desire.*"

DNA on Ebay

The Pigs and I

The cops put me in jail for no reason, so my friend, a web app developer, made an open source web site for the public to log complaints against the police: www.toserveandprotect.org.

Then we made this video, "The Pigs and I"
1) to have some fun,
2) to bring attention to injustices perpetuated by the police and

An Inconvenient Truth

Roger Ebert, a guy who is hardly known for political or activist agendas, has written a glowing, disturbing review of Al Gore/Davis Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth":

PledgeBank: Altruism For the Lazy

Altruism isn't always an energizing thing. If you want to do something small, no problem: your own energy and resources will be sufficient. If you want to do something big, you face the task of having to drum up the energy and resources of others. Next thing you know these folks have "ideas of their own" and people will expect you to show up to things.

If You Don't Exercise Your Body Will Poison You

You think you can just hang around sucking up slabs of butter and watching reruns of Airwolf.

If you don't excercise your body will poison you:

A Secure Computing Solution

For any who care, here's a relatively easy method for secure communications: