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Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal sent out the rhymes, Lorde graced the Other stage and Radiohead were the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017

And there Wayne goes, over the front of the stage and across the Park Stage crowd. And with that I’m off to bed – my colleagues in the field will take over. See you tomorrow, same time and place.

It’s battle of the balls! Wayne Coyne is fronting Flaming Lips in a huge plastic sphere, as he has done for years, and performing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. It’s art rock karaoke, but at this time of night that’s probably what’s required.

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Posted by Sarah Butler

It has a Chinese deal, a Condé Nast tie-up and has lured the founder of its biggest rival – but can it really change the luxury market?

First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket.

Farfetch is the Deliveroo of luxury fashion, linking together more than 700 exclusive boutiques and 200 brands in 40 countries and offering a delivery service for upmarket fashion shoppers worldwide.

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Posted by Kevin Rawlinson

Residents of 800 homes moved out for up to four weeks after inspection by fire brigade following Grenfell Tower fire

An entire housing estate in north London was being evacuated on Friday after a fire inspection ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster found its tower blocks to be unsafe.

Emergency accommodation is being sought for about 800 households from the five high-rise blocks on the Chalcots estate in Swiss Cottage in the borough of Camden.

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Winners Challenge 60!

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 11:48 am
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Y: The Last Man #1

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 01:16 am
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"We wondered if he thought a planet full of women could ultimately rebuild society and sustain itself once again. Vaughan was surprisingly optimistic on that front. "Yes, I do think it could. There were a lot of people early on in the first year who complained, "Wow, this is such a misogynistic book to say that, because the men died, the women can't get the electricity running all over the world and the airports up and running again." I think that's an extremely complex, extremely difficult thing to deal with. When three billion people die, I don't care what their sex was, that's an incredibly difficult thing to come back from. I will say that the world would be better off than if it were just the men left. I think that would be an even more dire situation. I think there is hope for the planet."

Source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2008/02/02/y-the-last-man-the-end-of-an-era?page=5


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Reviews

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 07:46 pm
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The Sultan of Byzantium - Selçuk Altun. My main advice to you in deciding whether to read this book is to first ask yourself if a book that is mostly about the Turkish protagonist wandering around Byzantine ruins and thinking about history, with some intrigue to spice things up occasionally, is appealing to you; and if yes, to read about a chapter and decide whether the protagonist is obnoxious or charming. If you find him obnoxious, you will hate the rest of the book, so just put it down there. I, however, actually liked him; it helped that he is possibly the most obviously autistic character I have seen in a while (he speaks to inanimate objects regularly; can read hundreds of pages of history in an afternoon; and displays the plot relevant ability to stand in a room and skim mosaics with hundreds of pieces, then quickly find the one tile out of place – after which he is vaguely embarrassed about having accomplished a difficult task implausibly fast and hangs around pretending not to be finished for a while. I found this almost unbearably relatable.) I also was amused by his blase acceptance of his childhood sweetheart coming out as a lesbian, followed by visiting her in Italy and staying with her and her girlfriend for a few weeks to catch up.

That said, he is also very, painfully arrogant, and the sexism in this novel is really just – weird. On the one hand, it's hard to say the protagonist is particularly oblivious to women when he doesn't seem to notice anyone at all unless they're involved with something he's obsessed with; on the other hand, there's some really creepy behavior in the romance subplot that otherwise affects nothing, and the protagonist repeatedly hires sex workers and is polite but oblivious to them as people, too, so that may bother some readers. (I found the parts of the romance subplot that weren't creepy and stalkerish cute; he meets her when he has to ask her permission to gain entrance to ruins she is currently supervising work on, falls in love with her in the back of a lecture she is giving on Byzantine history, and their courtship consists of three weeks of wandering around Byzantine sites in Istanbul while he provides exposition and she takes photographs and notes. As far as I can tell they discuss nothing else during this time. You see what I mean about autistic coding?)

Pile of Bones: a Novel of the Parallel Parks – Bailey Cunningham. This is a portal fantasy with a twist: the protagonists are essentially participants in a fantasy, immersive MMORPG, which they access via a park in their city. I had trouble getting invested in the basic premise because I had trouble believing anyone would voluntarily go back to the park once they found it; the life of low level players, working drudge jobs until they find an opportunity in a world much more casually violent than modern earth, seemed too miserable to actually work as escapism, whatever the lure of adventure. I also just did not like the constant low level grossness – like, it's possible to write characters sneaking in through the sewer without graphically describing the filth and specifying that they don't have time to wash after, you know? I just don't want to read that. Most people, I would venture, don't find it appealing. That said, once I was invested in the characters and plot it got a lot more interesting, I appreciated the random classical history dropped into the park, and I really loved the slice-of-life academia sections in the real world; I also loved how all of the characters are queer and one of them is a queer woman and a single parent, whose parenting is shown on screen.

Spanish Society: 1400-1600 – Teofilo F. Ruiz. Research reading, described by its author as a social history of Spain. The problem with this work is that it is only unwillingly a social history; the author is really interested in economics and political violence, and spends most of his time talking about those things. The two chapters on topics that are undeniably social history – food and clothing; and popular culture – are probably the worst scholarship in the book and the sections on food in particularly are painfully judgmental and downright bizarre (a pound of bread, half a pound of meat, vegetables and a liter of wine is inadequate food in one sitting? What on earth does the author eat? And please stop telling me about how Fat Heavy Diets Are Bad, this is a history book, not a diet manual). The rest of the book is fine, and useful, with the author's judgmental tendencies obnoxious but mostly limiting themselves to misplaced but ignorable adjectives like “bizarre” and “miserable.” A decent overview of the economics and political violence of Spain immediately post-Reconquista, with some useful citations on food. Ignore everything he says about clothing.

The Ruins of Us – Keija Parssinen. An American expat who married a Saudi man twenty-five years ago discovers her husband has taken a second wife without telling her; the slowly unraveling dysfunctions of their family are abruptly revealed all at once, and things explode. Also involved is a second American expat, a friend of hers from college who works for her husband. The major strengths of this novel are the characterization – everyone is complex and believable, if their behavior is not always likable – and the prose; I found it gripping even when I really wanted to put it down. I think the plot was mostly reasonably well handled, just not my sort of thing. I'm not sure if I bought the denouement, it seemed like the events of the conclusion should not have been so easily swept away, but what was logically difficult to believe came off as mostly emotionally satisfying and fit the generally somewhat dreamlike tone.

In the Labyrinth of Drakes: a Memoir by Lady Trent – Marie Brennan. And the series continues to improve. Loved the archaeology in this one, loved the attempts at experimental science instead of solely fieldwork, loved the protagonist's brother showing up and their sibling relationship loved the romance plot – intellectual companionship plus hilariously in character impulsive decision making, I actually went back to reread one particular scene – but was kind of torn on the setting; I really want an explanation for how the alternate history sets up the Arab caliphate(s) existing and a city that I had the impression was based off of medieval Baghdad, without the Mongol conquest or the subsequent Safavid and Ottoman rule in the region. Like, either write secondary fantasy or don't, you know? Half-accuracy is distracting. The culture also felt oddly thin in places, probably because the early modern middle east is a setting I've actually studied. But overall I definitely enjoyed this one.
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Posted by Alex Needham

Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal send out the rhymes, Lorde graces the Other stage and Radiohead are the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017. Catch all the action here

And there Wayne goes, over the front of the stage and across the Park Stage crowd. And with that I’m off to bed – my colleagues in the field will take over. See you tomorrow, same time and place.

It’s battle of the balls! Wayne Coyne is fronting Flaming Lips in a huge plastic sphere, as he has done for years, and performing David Bowie’s Space Oddity. It’s art rock karaoke, but at this time of night that’s probably what’s required.

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Posted by Sarah Butler

It has a Chinese deal, a Condé Nast tie-up and has lured the founder of its biggest rival, but can it really change the luxury market?

First it lured Natalie Massenet, the queen of online luxury, then it teamed up with fashion bible Vogue, and now it has won a multi-million pound investment from China’s biggest retailer: London-based fashion website Farfetch has rapidly gone from edgy outsider to hot ticket.

Farfetch is the Deliveroo of luxury fashion, linking together more than 700 exclusive boutiques and 200 brands in 40 countries and offering a delivery service for upmarket fashion shoppers worldwide.

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Posted by Sam Levin in San Francisco

Justin Caldbeck took a leave of absence from his firm after six women accused him of making unwanted advances, often in context of potential business deals

A prominent venture capitalist admitted to sexually harassing women in the tech industry, saying he leveraged his “position of power in exchange for sexual gain” in the latest discrimination and misconduct scandal to rock Silicon Valley.

Justin Caldbeck announced on Friday that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from Binary Capital, the firm he co-founded, following the claims of six women who accused the 40-year-old of making unwanted advances, often in the context of potential business deals.

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Posted by Press Association

Coat of arms – designed by Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four – will be installed as part of a ‘family day’ in Commons

Jo Cox is to be honoured by having a coat of arms unveiled in parliament by her two children on Saturday.

Cuillin, six, and Lejla, four, designed the plaque in memory of their mother, the MP for Batley and Spen in West Yorkshire who was murdered last year. It will be installed in the Commons chamber as part of a “family day” in parliament.

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Posted by Sam Levin in San Francisco

  • Pit bull charged at LA sheriff’s deputies responding to noise complaint

  • Armando Garcia-Muro, 17, restrained dog but was shot when it got loose

Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies said they accidentally shot and killed a teenager while firing bullets at a dog during a response to a noise complaint, marking the latest killing by US police to spark national outrage.

Officers were responding to a call about “loud music” early Thursday morning when a pit bull charged at the deputies and bit one of them, according to authorities in California. A 17-year-old, identified by family members as Armando Garcia-Muro, initially restrained the dog, but the animal got loose, prompting two deputies to fire from about 5ft away, police said.

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Things Only Small Dog Owners Understand

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 04:01 pm
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It's hard to tell little dogs are descended from wolves just by looking at them, but when they get mad and turn into a savage little barking beast their wolven ancestry comes shining through.

It must be hard for little dogs to keep the wolf inside them in check, because everywhere they go people want to pet them and gush over how cute they are.

However, their cuteness allows them to get away with a lot, including face-licking, jumping, barking, laying on the bed and pulling on the leash during a walk, because there's no curbing a little dog's enthusiasm!

See 12 Things Only Small Dog Owners Understand here

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Posted by Alex Needham

Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal send out the rhymes, Lorde graces the Other stage and Radiohead are the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017. Catch all the action here

I tell you one thing, I would definitely be ready for some disco dancing in the NYC Downlow tent right about now if I were watching this on site.

I’m not sure we even noticed, Rob:

One year I put the aerial shot of the site on the page back to front. Scanned the wrong side of the transparenc didn't I. Oops. #glasto #nme

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Posted by Elle Hunt

First global assessment of climate change impact on world heritage-listed reefs says local efforts are ‘no longer sufficient’

Greater emissions reductions and delivering on the Paris climate agreement are now “the only opportunity” to save coral reefs the world over from decline, with local responses no longer sufficient, a report by Unesco has found.

The first global scientific assessment of the impacts of climate change on the 29 world heritage-listed coral reefs, published on Saturday, found that the frequency, intensity and duration of heat-stress events had worsened with increasing global warming, with massive consequences for the 29 world heritage sites.

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Posted by Kevin Rawlinson

Residents of 800 homes moved out for up to four weeks after inspection by fire brigade following Grenfell Tower fire

An entire estate in north London is being evacuated after a fire inspection ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster found its tower blocks to be unsafe.

Emergency accommodation is being sought for about 800 households from the five high-rise blocks on the Chalcots estate in Swiss Cottage in the borough of Camden.

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Books!

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 11:29 pm
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Is there anything more satisfying than spending the day doing inventory?

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New shelves!

North Cascades National Park

Saturday, June 24th, 2017 12:00 am
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North Cascades National Park
The diverse landscape in this Washington park includes mountain peaks, glaciers, rivers, lakes, and forests.

Friday post

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 05:35 pm
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I did not get much decluttering done this week - too busy with other things to give it a lot of time.
I did take 5 books and about a weeks worth of newspaper to B2P - I use newspaper in packing.
Three different books came back with me in a little case labeled Hogwarts Library. These showed up in the workroom, and I remembered one of the prison libraries asked for them, so they will go in the big plastic box in the garage awaiting the next book pickup.

I did putter around throwing away little sample-size bottles of hand lotion left from travel, that I somehow thought I would squeeze the last drops out of. They had been sitting around for months. I also threw away a lot of little packets of sample skin treatments that came in catalogs I got in the mail. I clearly was not going to try them, so out they went. It's part of that It Might Come In Handy Some Day that causes a lot of saving of objects for no good reason. I need to apply the same clear out process to my makeup drawer, with stuff I bought but never used much. None of this makes a lot of new space, but at least it helps clear surfaces.
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Posted by Alex Needham

Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal send out the rhymes, Lorde graces the Other stage and Radiohead are the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017. Catch all the action here

It’s a hit! Street Spirit (Fade Out) sounding exemplary and – for the first time in a while – inspiring backing vocals from the crowd.

Radiohead are getting a mixed reponse in the comments. Some think it’s genius, others say “Imagine trying to get your freak on to this.” Pre-1997 songs have been pretty thinly sprinkled, but that’s not unusual for this band. As Morris Mitchener puts it:

This set, so far, proves that Radiohead are not a rock band that dabble in a bit of experimental avant garde stuff but an experimental avant garde band that dabbled, for a couple of years early on, with rock music.

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Posted by Kevin Rawlinson

Residents of the 800 homes on Chalcots estate to be moved into temporary accommodation for three to four weeks after fire brigade inspection

An entire estate in north London is being evacuated after a fire inspection in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster found its tower blocks to be unsafe.

Temporary accommodation is being sought for about 800 households from the five high-rise blocks on the Chalcots estate in Swiss Cottage in the borough of Camden.

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The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 04:50 pm
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My first introduction to Cordwainer Smith was "The Game of Rat and Dragon," which I'm guessing (alongside "The Ballad of Lost C'Mell") is his most anthologized story based on nothing more than guesswork and the fact that, for years after that story, it was the only Smith I could find. (Admittedly, this was not helped by spending high school in South Korea. [1])

"The Game of Rat and Dragon" has stuck better in my memory, but at some point in college I was delighted to discover that there were more Instrumentality stories. The one that I remembered, years later, as being particularly interesting was "The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal." Peculiarly, I remembered that it had an unusual narrative structure/format, but not anything useful about its plot. Cue yesterday when I actually reread it, having checked out the posthumous collection When the People Fell from the library, and being bemused to discover that this story was almost certainly, before I ever heard of fanfic on the internet, my introduction to mpreg.

A spoilery discussion of the story follows beneath the cut.

[1] My high school library's sf/f holdings were very eclectic. They had a couple decades' worth of Analog under Stanley Schmidt. I read every page of every issue available, and remain fond of the zine although I have not read it in over a decade. They also had old classics like John Wyndham's Re-Birth, amusing curiosities like a litcrit book on the best fantasy novels by Michael Moorcock (possibly with a co-author; I no longer remember) in which he immodestly listed his own Stormbringer, a number of old Nebula anthologies, and a copy of Harlan Ellison's (ed.) Dangerous Visions that I read two or three or four times before someone else stole it or, more charitably, checked it out and lost it. (Years later, I still think Philip José Farmer's "Riders of the Purple Wage" was insufferably boring, and Delany's "Aye, and Gomorrah" makes zero sense when you are barely aware of what sex is.) They had Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar books, which is where I encountered them. On the other hand, the librarians were very friendly, and for a number of years, because my sister and I were the only ones who made use of the request box, we pretty much got them to buy whatever we wanted to read for the year.

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Radiohead on rare form at Glastonbury

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 10:01 pm
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Marin Cilic moves into the semi-finals at Queen's by beating Donald Young 6-4 7-5.

Router hack risk 'not limited to Virgin Media'

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 04:52 pm
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A weakness in some Virgin Media routers also affects routers by other providers, experts warn.

Maybe I drink too much coffee

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 11:08 pm
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It was a hayfevery sort of morning but I didn't realise quite how badly I was suffering until I got to the end of my walk and tried to order coffee. There was a new girl on the till and she was suffering from hayfever too. So there was a comedy conversation in which I managed to successfully convey that I'd like a tall latte to take away and then she took two tries to ask what my name was so that she could write it on the cup and I... couldn't actually say my own name properly.

J, the regular barista, finished making the drink for the customer ahead of me, grinned at his new colleague, took the pen and takeaway cup off her and drew something on it. "Ohhh," she said and sneezed and wrote on the cup.

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It's possible that I spend slightly too much of my life at that place but the staff are lovely :)
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Posted by Kevin Rawlinson

Residents of the 800 homes on Chalcots estate to be moved into temporary accommodation for three to four weeks after fire brigade inspection

An entire estate in north London is being evacuated after a fire inspection in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster found its tower blocks to be unsafe. Temporary accommodation is being sought for about 800 households from the five high rises on the Chalcots estate in Camden.

The buildings were being emptied on Friday evening after firefighters said they “could not guarantee our residents’ safety”, the leader of Camden council, Labour’s Georgia Gould, said.

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Posted by Alex Needham

Sleaford Mods and Dizzee Rascal send out the rhymes, Lorde graces the Other stage and Radiohead are the Pyramid stage headliners for the first big night of Glastonbury 2017. Catch all the action here

However, they’ve got the stars onside:

Matt Smith, Sienna Miller and friends totally losing their shit to Radiohead in front of us. Quite sweet! #glasto2017

Radiohead fans are getting militant, as the band slide into Let Down from OK Computer, currently enjoying its 20th anniversary.

I'm seeing the odd bit of negativity toward Radiohead on my timeline. I'm trying to rise above it but any more and I may have to take action

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Posted by Olivia Solon in San Francisco

Snap Maps lets users track each other’s movements in real time, but child safety groups are cautioning young people against sharing their location

Snapchat has introduced a map feature that lets users track other people’s location in real time, raising concerns among safety and privacy advocates.

Snap Maps, launched this week, plots users and their snaps onto a map so friends and other Snapchatters can see where they are and what they are doing.

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Posted by Ed Aarons in Krakow

After a season on the periphery at Leicester the forward has made an impact for England in the European Under-21 Championship

It seemed Demarai Gray had been waiting to answer the question for some time. Clutching the boots which had just helped England reach the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship on Thursday night for the first time in four attempts, the forward who learned his trade in the junior section of Cadbury Athletic – the non-league club in Birmingham’s south-western suburbs, affiliated to the world-famous confectioners, that produced Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge – twiddled his headphones in his hands and thought for a second.

“It is all about opportunities,” he finally replied when asked about the key to his development. “Playing at first-team level is how you progress the best. You learn about the real game. Managers have to trust you and give you a chance. If they do, we will have more English talent coming on show.”

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Posted by Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent

National Police Chiefs’ Council paper is intended to spark debate, but change in policy unlikely to happen immediately

Police chiefs will consider the possibility of offering a gun to every frontline police officer in England and Wales, to counter the threat of a marauding terrorist attack, the Guardian has learned.

A discussion paper on the subject has been drawn up for the next meeting of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), which wants to look at how to boost armed police numbers to deal with a crisis, following the atrocities in Manchester and London.

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Briefly.

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 02:19 pm
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1. I don't want to talk about politics right now, but it's one of my biggest priorities, so. Politics. )

2. Things have not been great lately. I can't talk about it without doing warning for a bunch of different things, so I'll just say I'm fine but things around me have not been great, and I'm kind of done with it. Sigh.

3. On a happier note, Nibling seems convinced that ghosts come out at 3 am and has convinced Sister to stay awake with him so he can see. I have also signed onto this adventure, and I'm psyched.

When Did You Know She Was "The One"?

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 02:01 pm
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The question was, Married men of Reddit: what moment with your future wife made you think "Yup, I'm asking this girl to marry me."? The thread is full of love stories that show how consideration and self-sacrifice mean so much more than looks, money, or fun. Sully1102's story is touching.

Things were going really well, and I was saying to myself "If this keeps up, I think next summer I'll pop the question."

Then, my mother had a stroke. We were all sitting in the waiting area outside the ICU, because only 2 people were allowed in at a time. It was my now-wife's birthday, and a Wednesday, and she didn't hesitate to take the day off to sit with me and my family.

I went to visit my father at home, and she came with me. Her Italian instincts kicked it, and she brought a load of groceries and a lasagna with her.

My father was a mess at the hospital, and it fell on me and my siblings to speak with the doctors and make plans.

I would get home, and pour myself some bourbon. She made me dinner, and just sat with me while I silently sobbed.

It wasn't about how great we were when things were good, it was about how perfect she was when things were bad.

I bought the ring 2 months later.

Danger0clock had a short but meaningful story.

The day she took off work to help me go through a dumpster. I had accidentally thrown my keys in the trash while cleaning out my car.

Yeah, they found the keys, but it took a couple of hours. There are plenty of other stories in the thread, and also at Metafilter.

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US woman, 66, is oldest to swim English Channel

Friday, June 23rd, 2017 09:25 pm
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Pat Gallant-Charette, 66, becomes the oldest woman to make the 21-mile swim across the English Channel.
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Tory MP Andrea Leadsom says broadcasters need to be more patriotic while reporting the UK's Brexit negotiations.
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Former Queen's champions Grigor Dimitrov and Marin Cilic reach this year's Aegon Championships semi-finals.

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