GAYPOST: Germany’s new Olympic uniforms are just big ol’ gay pride flags

It has been a bit easy to forget about the awful state of affairs for gays in Russia right now with Vlad Putin stepping up as an opposition to American foreign policy over Syrian chemical weapons. The guy was even nominated for a Nodel Peace Prize for his work.

But just in case you forgot: Vladimir Putin and Russian lawmakers are hateful bigoted homophobes who want to throw gay people in jail to rot.

Lucky for us the German Olympic team has (perhaps unwittingly, but, c’mon) just shoved a big middle finger at Putin with the unveiling of their new uniforms: rainbow, all of it.

The gay pride flag was designed in the late 70s in San Fransisco (where else?) and the coloured stripes symbolize the unity of people of all different races, colours, and creeds within the gay rights movement.

One question remains, since the rainbow and rainbow flag are symbols of the gay movement, will the German athletes be under the threat of arrest for commiting “gay propaganda” when they wear these uniforms?

Rock on German Olympic team.


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20 skin crawling images of old-timey Halloween costumes to terrify you

You think you’ve seen some scary costumes in your day, eh kiddo? Well today’s costumes have nothing on the terrifying costumes of yesteryear.

Apparently it was quite acceptable to include a sack over your head for a variety of different costumes and face paint for a clown costume wound up making you look like something straight out of hell.

Ossain Brown took to the photos of the past to collect a book’s worth of anonymous snapshots of the horrifying costumes parents and children alike dressed up in on Halloweens gone past. Here are 20 of the most downright skin crawling photos that will be sure to leave you with nightmares.


For more terrifying images check out Ossian Brown’s book Haunted: A collection of anonymous Hallowe’en photographs, America c. 1875 — 1955.





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7 of Toronto’s worst missed connections from September

Ah, there is nothing quite like the poetry of Craigslist missed connections. The lonely men and women of Toronto have a long and beautiful history of seemingly doing everything in their power to stay single forever as you can see right here and here.

As the leaves change and the summer fades to cold it seems like everyone is scrambling to find someone to keep them warm, and lucky for us that means every idiot with an internet connection is taking to Craigslist to profess their love for someone they saw for 30 seconds once in a crowded place.

Check out these choice picks for Toronto missed connections from the last month.

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1. Apparently not everyone enjoys being sexually assaulted

2. Maybe she likes being called awful names.


3. So you’re mad at him because you treated him badly?

4. A great example of why you shouldn’t drink and go on the internet.

5. I think he just means you’re an asshole… Oh wait… Okay.

6. Remember not to have any kids once you two get together.

7. What an awful host to both of those guys named Rob.



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5 sad movie scenes guaranteed to make you cry

1. My Girl

Thomas J’s funeral in Vada’s house is the scene that sticks in everyone’s memory from My Girl. After trying so hard to be a grown up, Vada is in a grown up situation watching her best friend’s funeral and wants nothing more than to go back to climbing trees and being a kid.

2. Brokeback Mountain

When Ennis’ daughter leaves his trailer he finds that she’s left her sweater there. He shows his love for her by taking the sweater and putting it in the closet with Jack’s blood stained shirt, the only thing he has left to show from their epic romance. Beside it is a photo of the mountain where they met pinned up. “Jack, I swear…” — Go ahead, try not to cry.

3. The Color Purple

After being raped and impregnated by her father and sent to live with Mister, her abusive “husband” who treats her like a slave, Cellie finds her only small comfort when her sister Nettie comes to live with them and begins to teach her how to read. After Nettie refuses to be raped by Mister once too often he throws her out of the house and attempts to break the bond of sisterhood between the two women. You won’t be able to hold back your tears when Nettie says “nothing but death can keep me from it” letting her sister know that she will love her until the day she dies.

4. The Fox and the Hound

Widow Tweed leaves the fox Tod in the forest. The look of confusion and feeling of abandonment on the animal’s face says more than words ever could.

5. Philadelphia

After winning his legal battle against his former employers Andrew Beckett has lost his battle against AIDS. This heart wrenching scene shows all of his family and loved ones coming to his wake. The laughter of children, hugs and smiles, and old family video of Andrew as a child with the saddest Neil Young song ever can leave the toughest person sobbing.






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Katy Perry’s ‘Walking on Air’ is the only song you need to listen to for the rest of your life

Katy Perry’s new song ‘Walking on Air’ is like being made love to after decades of celibacy. It might even qualify as a semi-religious experience. ‘Walking on Air’ is everything you ever hoped would come true, and it has.

Why, you might ask, it’s probably just another run of the mill Katy Perry pop song about lesbian experiences or her husband leaving her or something.

No, you are so wrong — Katy Perry’s new song is chock full of 90s eurodance beats complete with crescendos of sweet piano and a flashes-of-Simone-Denny soulful black backup singer.

This is the song we should be broadcasting into space so alien civilizations can see that we have already reached our pinnacle as a species. This song should be build into the speaker systems of nuclear bomb shelters to give hope to future generations. We should really just force all musicians into retirement right now, since there is no human capable of making a better song than ‘Walking on Air’ is.



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Is this home design the model of a sustainable future?

City living — a pleasure and a nightmare at the same time. we’ve got the access to everything we want at our fingertips at any time of the day, but we have to give up things like space and cars that our friends in smaller communities take for granted.

Enter the L41 Home, a model for an apartment sized house that is affordable for everyone.

From the designers:
In the same way that the Model-T made it possible for the masses to own a car, so too, the key to providing a house for everyone is to minimize its size and to utilize mass-production. The L41home has specifically been designed to be a mass-produced, “State-of-the-Art” house and could become part of the important group of affordable products such as the $2,500 Tata car.


BYO Smart Car.

They market the home as being perfect for

•   First-time buyers   — Those who might not be able to afford a house until later.

•    Students     — An alternative to dorm living.

•    Seniors   — No more stack living for grandma and grandpa

•     Hotels     — Perfect for AirBNBs.

•     Emergency housing    — Easy and cheap to build after disasters.

•     Recreational    — Great for villas in tourist areas.

•    Special-needs    — Good for those with restraints due to disabilities.

•    Homeless   — Living space for those who might not otherwise have one.

•    Military   — Quick and easy spaces for military personnel and family.

•    Floating Homes   — For those who want to take their water-bed to the next level.

•    Laneway Houses    — A perfect new living space for city alleys.

•    Pied-à-terres   — For nights after the office, or perhaps an affair with your secretary.



This house could very well be the future of sustainable and affordable living for the future.



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This infographic sums up everything wrong with the Scarborough subway debate

Subways for Scarborough! LRTs for the city! Accessible transit now!

Why does it seem like, despite all the time that has passed since the death of Transit City we are having the same debates now that we did when David Miller was in office? Why does it seem that, with every passing day and every subway bandwagon jumped on by every politician at every level of government, the simple facts of the matter are being swept under the rug in favour of vote pandering?

Toronto Tweeter Ev Delen (@EvDelen) shows us the cold hard facts in this infographic.

Get ready for the most simple representation of everything wrong with the Scarborough subway debate — and everything wrong with the politicians pushing for subways.





It all seems pretty simple now, doesn’t it?



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How not to react to a text message breakup after two dates

Quin Woodward Pu is 26, lives in DC, is active on social media, and just got dumped via text message.

Before your heart goes out to this girl — let’s face it, breakups are never easy — let’s take into account what happened here and see if she really does deserve our sympathy or not. (Hint: she doesn’t.) Lucky for us she detailed the entire encounter on her blog and provided screencaps.

It all started two weeks before her 26th birthday when she met a guy at a bar who was “friendly enough, but annoyingly and sloppily drunk.” A decent start to any fantastic relationship, we’re sure.

After swapping emails (she wouldn’t give out her number) they went for “a few drinks, which eventually turned to dinner, and then champagne.” According to Quin they had “good chemistry” but, then again, she takes credit for it with the claim that she has good chemistry with everyone.

They had dinner again, which she called “equally fun” and decided to take the next step and invite him to her birthday party, a close knit event she is holding for her “closest 125 friends.”

Since this guy sadly could not make it to the party he instead invited her on a weekend trip to Virginia wine country, to which she conceded a single day trip out of the city and called it a date.

She then got a text from him which left her surprised and also, as she put it, filled with fury.


Oh no!

Well, hey, life goes on, right? He’s not the right guy for you and at least he broke things of in a very sweet and mature way. He even called her funny, smart, and cool. How could she have felt fury over this?

Lucky for us her immature reaction is forever immortalized in screenshots. Let’s read on.


Wait, what?!

Let’s dissect this.

First off, she manages to hype her cred to no one but herself. Okay, we get it, you were dumped after a couple dates and you want to make yourself feel a little bit better, and maybe rub his nose in what he’s passing up. But he already said you were nice and cool. Arguing how great you are after he already said it just seems bitchy.

Plus she’s obviously screencapping these from an iPhone 4S or earlier. At least upgrade to iOS 7 dude.

Then the bombshell. She .lives in DC, this guy is a government employee, using his work Blackberry to text her, and she just screenshotting their casual date-planning conversation prior to this and sent it to his superiors. Wow.

For someone who is trying to act as if these two dates didn’t matter she is doing a great job of showing that she is bitter as hell.

Then dragging his 9-year-old daughter into the mess? So trashy.

The worst part of is she posted it up on her blog as if she had done something worth being proud of, a sort of you-go-girl moment of victory for women everywhere who have been dumped via text message.

Except this guy comes of as a class act and needless victim and Quin Woodward Pu seems just a little dumped-girl-psycho.



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