November262012

I’ve been aware of the general notion that NASA projects advance terrestrial science and technology regardless of whether they advance space technology (which is to say: did we need to go to the moon?  No, but we needed an entire generation or two to be excited about science).  These posters (or images or whatever) are a nicely done illustration of this with more concrete examples than I usually see.  Hooray for learning things!

default001:

cozydark:

A few things to keep in mind when the NASA budget comes up for review. - ZU

YES

(Source: pennyfornasa, via doctorfurious)

November152012
It took me a while to realize this was meant to be a mother’s sentiment to a child, and not some figurative oddity.
In any case, I felt I should point out that probably at least twenty people have heard my heart from the inside, or at least that weird rhythmic squelchy noise that comes out of the machines when my heart gets ultrasounded.
And I really, really hope babies don’t have to listen to that for nine months in utero. 
vomitinducing:

And I will bombard you with passive-aggressive emotional blackmail until the day I die. 
via Eric

It took me a while to realize this was meant to be a mother’s sentiment to a child, and not some figurative oddity.

In any case, I felt I should point out that probably at least twenty people have heard my heart from the inside, or at least that weird rhythmic squelchy noise that comes out of the machines when my heart gets ultrasounded.

And I really, really hope babies don’t have to listen to that for nine months in utero. 

vomitinducing:

And I will bombard you with passive-aggressive emotional blackmail until the day I die. 

via Eric

November122012

clambistro:

solwat:

A bat drinks a smoothie, cats are temporarily replaced as cutest motherfuckers this side of pugs (from the Ashburton Wildlife Shelter).

If you want to help the little wildthings, you can contact Wildlife Victoria or Sydney Wildlife

HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS

I’m not doing very well at my goal of only reblogging things i have something to say about, but if anybody’s complaining, shut up and have a bat drinking a smoothie.

November72012
leopadra:

daisywater:

secret-thinker:


This is one of the most haunting photos I have ever seen. It is hundreds of wedding rings that were removed from those in Concentration Camps.
I haven’t seen a single post on my dash about it being the remembrance day of the Holocaust today so I guess it’s up to me
This is sobering.

Too important a message to not reblog.

i cant handle losing a follower let alone a spouse omg

this is heartbreaking

I hope you’ll forgive me for being at a loss for words.

leopadra:

daisywater:

secret-thinker:

This is one of the most haunting photos I have ever seen. It is hundreds of wedding rings that were removed from those in Concentration Camps.

I haven’t seen a single post on my dash about it being the remembrance day of the Holocaust today so I guess it’s up to me

This is sobering.

Too important a message to not reblog.

i cant handle losing a follower let alone a spouse omg

this is heartbreaking

I hope you’ll forgive me for being at a loss for words.

(Source: rustybayonetliebgott, via tigrerosa)

November42012
October202012

If October weren’t awfully likely to be cold, I would seriously be considering and figuring out how to be a sword-lobbing watery tart for halloween.  But I don’t think I want to go outside in late october in a wet dress.

kenyatta:

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

(via tigrerosa)

October192012

I try not to post things without adding some sort of meaning to them, but really, what could I add to this?

vivalageekchic:

harlequinfairy:

i wanna do this so much i have such a love for bunny costumes

OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD I WANNA DO THIS SO BAD!!

(Source: bannerword, via comicbookcosplay)

10PM
You know, Ms. Watson, I don’t really enjoy suspenders most of the time, and I wouldn’t have worn them with that shirt, but clearly, I have some learning to do.

You know, Ms. Watson, I don’t really enjoy suspenders most of the time, and I wouldn’t have worn them with that shirt, but clearly, I have some learning to do.

(Source: exclusivelyemma, via candidlaughter)

10PM

do you ever think about how weird reading is

our eyes are able to scan these different symbols and construct the scenarios and concepts they describe in our mind

and these concepts have the power to twist our emotions and make us cry and laugh and wow reading is weird

Oh, but that’s just the first level.

Because reading is the word made visible: it’s bizarre symbols that we’ve trained our brains to correspond to mouth noises which we have assembled into a complicated system of abstract and concrete meanings, which we throw at each other, and they go from one mouth to another ear, and they turn from waves that go through the air into vibrations of a little stretchy bit of skin inside your head, and then turn into nerve impulses that go into your gray matter, and somehow, some kind of miracle magic happens, and all that turns into meaning.

(Source: halogenuine, via tigrerosa)

10PM
So there’s more fandom stuff on my dashboard than there was last time I was active on tumblr, and I’m kinda curious.
What is this business of writing fanfics using strings of stilted sentences posing as hashtags?
Like, I get reblogging a picture and tagging it like #pre-date nerves #angels are never on time #why aren’t you here yet.  I guess it’s still kind of a stretch, but within reason for idiosyncratic tagging, right?
And that’s probably how it started.  But I keep seeing these posts like
#cas is late and #dean is anxious #he’s worried he wore the wrong shirt #sam is all like #shut up dean you look fine #and dean is like #shut up sam we don’t talk about feelings #i’m not nervous #i’m just hungry #and then cas comes #stumbling out of the basement #like he thought it was the front door #he’s been lost for half an hour #he’s covered in cobwebs #dean seems fixated
…you can see what i’m getting at.  I guess I’m all for people sharing stories and expressing themselves and so forth, but it seems like there’s a point where their brain should maybe be going “Wait, now I’m just writing a story.  Why don’t I use complete sentences and drop all these hashes?  It’s kind of a pain to read.”
I dunno.  I’ve seen some delightful epic tags.  #oh look they released another trailer for the hobbit.  But this hash-narrative business… can we just tell stories please?

So there’s more fandom stuff on my dashboard than there was last time I was active on tumblr, and I’m kinda curious.

What is this business of writing fanfics using strings of stilted sentences posing as hashtags?

Like, I get reblogging a picture and tagging it like #pre-date nerves #angels are never on time #why aren’t you here yet.  I guess it’s still kind of a stretch, but within reason for idiosyncratic tagging, right?

And that’s probably how it started.  But I keep seeing these posts like

#cas is late and #dean is anxious #he’s worried he wore the wrong shirt #sam is all like #shut up dean you look fine #and dean is like #shut up sam we don’t talk about feelings #i’m not nervous #i’m just hungry #and then cas comes #stumbling out of the basement #like he thought it was the front door #he’s been lost for half an hour #he’s covered in cobwebs #dean seems fixated

…you can see what i’m getting at.  I guess I’m all for people sharing stories and expressing themselves and so forth, but it seems like there’s a point where their brain should maybe be going “Wait, now I’m just writing a story.  Why don’t I use complete sentences and drop all these hashes?  It’s kind of a pain to read.”

I dunno.  I’ve seen some delightful epic tags.  #oh look they released another trailer for the hobbit.  But this hash-narrative business… can we just tell stories please?

(via candidlaughter)

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