…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
“An increase in bus fares was the spark last week that ignited much of the country, but the huge protests on Monday night were about far more than transport costs. “Far more than the rise in bus fares, this was a mostly peaceful demonstration against a broken transport system, insecurity and heavy investments being made in preparation for the mega sports events that are not mirrored by improvements of our precarious infrastructure,” said Paula Paiva Paulo, one of the groups behind the demonstrations.”
Shut Up and Take My Money of the Day: A Guinea Pig Armor Suit
Need your guinea pig to be battle ready? Sean McCoy from Virginia has got you covered with a custom set of scale-mail! Originally custom tailored for his deceased pet rodent Lucky, the item was put up on eBay last week with the initial bid starting at $5, which has since skyrocketed to $15,100 as of this afternoon. McCoy says that he will be donating all profits to the Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue in Virginia, which aims to rescue, rehabilitate and find homes for animals in need.
David Foster Wallace was like, Art must be sincere! We must use every tool in the linguistic toolbox to cut through sentiment and dishonest cliche and build fresh ways to reveal the power and reality of unironized emotion.
And Mister Rogers was like, Basically the same thing, but without any shame or pretense or fear of sincerity.