I Know I Left It Here Somewhere . . .

No discernible pattern

About Time

I haven’t fallen asleep in a movie theater in a long time, but I fell asleep during About Time. Unlike some critics, I wasn’t disturbed by the “time travel as sexual manipulation” aspect of the film because the whole time travel concept was so incredibly poorly thought out—the film’s makers were merely scrambling for something against which to frame their message. “What if even a guy who could revisit every moment in his life didn’t cherish every moment in his life? What kind of VALUABLE LESSON could he learn?” In retrospect, of course, it is ridiculous that Richard Curtis wasn’t brought up at least a little short by the reality that his protagonist was using the gift of time travel nearly exclusively for the purpose of lying to and manipulating women to his sexual advantage. But ignorance is bliss, I suppose. Ignorance and cant are also boring as hell, and when Bill Nighy wasn’t on the screen, I struggled not just to care, but to maintain consciousness.

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spencybaby:

What Does A Black Hole Sound Like?

Sept. 9, 2003: Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have found, for the first time, sound waves from a supermassive black hole. The “note” is the deepest ever detected from any object in our Universe. The tremendous amounts of energy carried by these sound waves may solve a longstanding problem in astrophysics. 

The black hole resides in the Perseus cluster of galaxies located 250 million light years from Earth. In 2002, astronomers obtained a deep Chandra observation that shows ripples in the gas filling the cluster. These ripples are evidence for sound waves that have traveled hundreds of thousands of light years away from the cluster’s central black hole. 

“The Perseus sound waves are much more than just an interesting form of black hole acoustics,” says Steve Allen, of the Institute of Astronomy and a co-investigator in the research. “These sound waves may be the key in figuring out how galaxy clusters, the largest structures in the Universe, grow.”

Uh… Light can’t escape a black hole how can sound?

You’re right. That’s what’s odd about this post

We don’t have a black hole anywhere bear our solar system, scientists barely know what they look like, but they know what they sound like? I smell bs.

IS ANYONE EVER GOING TO PRESS PLAY

I love how many people reposted this w/o hitting play. It makes me smile a LOT.

*desk dances*

6 months ago - 100792 -

tastefullyoffensive:

thelsehuman why are you in cage

Cannot stop laughing. It’s a Friday. I’m weak.

(via cleolinda)

Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
Students: He likes her!
Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
Students: That is just how boys are.
Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
Students: Oh, that's not okay.
Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
Students: Oh.
Me: Oh, is right.
timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article:  A One-Man Show for the Miami Heat

timeshaiku:

A haiku from the article: A One-Man Show for the Miami Heat

Me: So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
Students: He likes her!
Me: Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
Students: That is just how boys are.
Me: Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
Students: Oh, that's not okay.
Me: Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
Students: Oh.
Me: Oh, is right.

Hyper-Minimalist Children's Story Posters by Christian Jackson

These are just fantastic.

Pied Piper

1 year ago -

Everyone loves Margaret Cho

And well they should.  Her angry rant (a  taste—“Being called ugly and fat and disgusting to look at from the time I could barely understand what the words meant has scarred me so deep inside that I have learned to hunt, stalk, claim, own and defend my own loveliness and my image of myself as stunningly gorgeous with a ruthlessness and a defensiveness that I fear for anyone who casually or jokingly questions it, as my anger and rage combined with my intense and fearsome command of words create insults meant to maim, kill and destroy”) is burning up the Interwebs today.

But I can’t help noticing that a lot of my friends and acquaintances who are linking to and reposting Cho’s blistering words, usually with some comment roughly equal to “You go, girl!” or maybe just a “like” on Facebook, are straight men who would never dream of dating a fat woman. Now, they might fuck one (especially if there weren’t any “pretty” girls available), but only in secret. God forbid that anyone should see them with a fat woman or think they were (gross!) attracted to a fat woman. But, you know, just because they happen to have a personal preference for slim, “fit” women doesn’t mean they think fat women are any less deserving of love or admiration. After all, there they are, publicly supporting Margaret Cho in her quest to reclaim dignity for women who don’t conform to the western standards (white, thin, young) of beauty. So they’re good guys, open-minded guys, guys who want the best for women, all women, okay? It’s just that they personally can’t stomach the idea of sleeping with a fat woman or conceive of fat women as attractive sexual beings. You understand, right? That’s only reasonable, that people be allowed to have their personal preferences, isn’t it? As long as they don’t say out loud that they find the idea of touching a fat woman repulsive, they aren’t doing any harm, right?

Right.

Wow. Michele Bachmann's godchild speaks up at The Awl.

It’s what you would expect, but no less powerful for it.

2 years ago -