Semper Virilis: A Roadmap to Manhood in the 21st Century (via instapaper)

I feel dirty.

The coverage of the MH17 crash has revealed the chaos of the crash site and continued dismantling of what is a terrorism crime scene by armed forces that is believed to be rebel forces.

But amongst this reporting, a Sky News journalist joined the actions of other journalist that had been allowed to walk around and sift through the wreckage. He, along with other international journalists, went through the personal belongings of one of the deceased, before realising the error of his ways.

This is, unfortunately, an example of how far journalism has been pushed that the boundaries of respect and decency have been forgotten. The image of that young girl’s bag amongst the burnt wreckage of what was left of MH17 would have been enough, we did not need a journalist picking out belongings, contaminating evidence.

I think the apology was toned correctly, and set out the carnage that truly surrounded this journalist. He realised his mistake a little too late to avoid the situation he has been put in, but at least he has made amends for this.

Forgiveness is something we often never think of when sending a hate fuelled tweet or comment. This man I forgive. Perhaps now, he will up the quality of his journalism.

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Service in Coffee Shops

Even though I enjoy a good supply of Tonx, I still find myself in coffee shops.

To me, good coffee shop service is an efficient queue where your order is taken over the cake section and payment is sorted promptly. You then collect your drink after only a few minutes wait. The whole transaction should be over in less than 10 minutes, if the store is busy.

Today, Costa Coffee took just over 20 minutes to complete this cycle. It got me thinking: why the hell am I in this queue?

The same amount of staff could have manned and served everyone at their tables, making it more convenient for customers and for the staff.

Perhaps, it’s time I went to coffee shops with only table service.

"Some men just want to watch the world burn."

(via parislemon)

As Gruber says, too little, too late.

But, it looks great!