mslizot:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Let the spinning of news begin.

"While what’s going on is New Hampshire is ridiculous, and so easy to make fun of because of that, put it in context for a moment.
There is less force being used on a senseless, violent riot, complete with cars and other property set on fire, civilians injured, and general drunken mayhem than there has been at the peaceful protests in Ferguson.
Pumpkins aren’t the key difference in these situations.”I sense I will have to soon do a bit of unfollowing/blocking on Facebook in the next few hours after I posted this. Whatever. I could spit right now.

mslizot:

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

Let the spinning of news begin.


"While what’s going on is New Hampshire is ridiculous, and so easy to make fun of because of that, put it in context for a moment.

There is less force being used on a senseless, violent riot, complete with cars and other property set on fire, civilians injured, and general drunken mayhem than there has been at the peaceful protests in Ferguson.

Pumpkins aren’t the key difference in these situations.”

I sense I will have to soon do a bit of unfollowing/blocking on Facebook in the next few hours after I posted this. Whatever. I could spit right now.

(via joetheblogger)

benjaminsapiens:

symphonyno6:

I usually pay attention to the short film category for the Oscars, but somehow I missed this and I regret it because this is genius and just fascinating to watch.

Fresh Guacamole by PES

I came across this on my Facebook feed the other day, and it’s the kind of thing that’s so great that I just have to reblog it here, too. 

Really, this thing is just a joy to watch. 

(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via swegener)

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I’ve seen a lot of terrifying, revolting, fucked-up creatures from the depths of the ocean, but this is the only one that, in my opinion,
can truly be called a “Lovecraftian horror.”

Holy Crap What Is This Writhing Deep Sea Creature? - io9 

Jason G. Goldman

Turns out its a really big Basket star, a member of a group of echinoderms called Brittle stars.

Don’t be confused though. Brittle stars, which are sometimes also called Serpent stars, aren’t actually the same as the starfish you’re probably more familiar with. But they are related. Most of the starfish you’ve seen in aquarium touch-tanks are members of the taxonomic class Asteroidea, but Brittle stars - there are over 2000 species of them - are called Ophiuroidea.

For context, humans are members of the class that includes all mammals: dogs, horses, cows, tigers, squirrels, bats, and all the rest. That’s how broad these classifications are. Brittle stars may look like Sea stars, but they’ve been evolving separately for more than 500 million years. The last common ancestor you share with a frog wasn’t born for another 150 million years after that!

cambienta:

onlylolgifs:

Computer simulations that teach themselves to walk.

I remember the first time I watched this. It’s incredible.

Here’s the video: Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures

These look really silly, but - OK, a lot of these are pretty hilarious (particularly the guy trying to walk down a path while all these random boxes keep getting thrown at him at 3:10-3:25) - but this program is really incredibly cool. 

We present a control method for simulated bipeds, in which both the muscle routing and control parameters are discovered through optimization. All motion is generated using 3D simulated muscles, and neural delay is included for all feedback paths. No motion capture or key frame animation was used in any of the results.

(via literallyabear)

boomerstarkiller67:

Ralph McQuarrie - Sci-fi novel cover art details

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nerdman42:

maplepancake:

blackfemalescientist:

shmurdapunk:

justice4mikebrown:

Mike Brown was murdered 64 days ago

This is something school lessons really downplay.

I legit thought it only lasted a week or two and was shocked when I learned otherwise.

Because to acknowledge the length of the protests/boycotts is to suggest that the United Stated resisted the right thing. They like to pretend like the country just didnt know what it was doing and only had to be tapped gently on the shoulder before it changed everything. They don’t want people to know that the country clung to its racism for almost a decade after the movement really started. Hell, they act like rosa parks, the million man march and the civil rights act all happened in one year or less. It didnt.

I’m another person who didn’t know it lasted for so long. In fact, I think every school I’ve ever been in never talked about the time it took for things to happen during the civil rights movement. It usually gets condensed down into a week or two of lessons, usually right at the end of the year, after two months have been spent on World War 2.

We need to get our priorities straight, in terms of the history we teach.

I think I remember someone suggesting that World War II gets so much focus because Nazis were the last unambiguously evil threat America faced. Because why let students learn from our mistakes when we can talk about the successes? So much cheerier than analyzing our flaws.

xekstrin:

#too fucking real

xekstrin:

#too fucking real

(Source: thumbleesin)

vonaether:

run-lonely-tardis-man:

omgtsn:

highnoonhex:

mistahgrundy:

kat-reverie:

omgtsn:

a masterpost

fUVK HSDGUJWKEG i love this

SPOOPY BUS

This is actually pissing me off. It has begun to ruin halloween for me knowing people don’t spell check. Things are massed produced in factories and sent out for sale to the public spelt spoopy, doo, and creppy. Like what the actual fuck. My computer even automatically changes spoopy to spooky. I mean, come on. The best holiday season and businesses don’t even care enough about it to spell check the items they’re gonna sell. Fuck this shit.

come on buddy wheres your smngfiehp cheer

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HOW DO YOU FUCK UP THAT BADLY IM DYING

I’ve been posting the Spoopy sign and Merry Snmgfiep on my FB page regularly for the last couple of years.

(Source: omgtsn)

goodolmoon:

rider-waite:

aconnormanning:

thecutestofthecute:

Please watch this video of a corgi on carousel and never be sad again.

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO

the world is a beautiful place after all

meatball

(Source: youtube.com, via joetheblogger)