“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
― A.A. Milne
Powerful & creative imagery
the food and education made me sad.
I have always been fascinated by these ‘world of 100 people’ things, I remember spending hours thinking through the ones on a poster at church when I was 9 or so. It really, really makes some really important stuff so blindingly clear, in numbers we can understand. And it should, I hope it does, inspire us to act.
On St Andrew’s Day (or Andreasnacht) girls should kick a straw mattress in the nude to attract a future husband, and pour molten wax into water to see what the future holds
Picture: St Andrew’s Day by Magic Madzik
Down but not Oort?
Comet ISON, presumed dead after its sun-grazing trip yesterday, may have survived … maybe. Something survived, anyway. This NASA image from the SOHO satellite shows a smaller, diffuse tail reforming on Nov. 29th:
Frankly, comet-watchers are pretty stumped by ISON. That’s ok. Science is messy. Considering that this particular chunk of frozen space stuff has been hanging out in the Oort cloud for a few billion years, we’d be forgiven for not knowing everything about it.
Phil Plait has all your updates and background on the ISON undead-comet saga, and future, at Bad Astronomy.
Who’s up for renaming this thing “Comet Icarus”?
(Most excellent comic at top via xkcd)
So women can wear beachwear all they want to football games, , but when men do it, they get kicked out? This is gender discrimination, folks.
It’s a damn shame. Such a fucking stupid double standard. Like for example, I can see a commercial about some woman in a bikini eating a burger with some football announcers saying how hot she is; not a peep from anyone. But when that Joe Boxer commercial came out where the guys jiggled their “bells” to the tune of Jingle Bells a bunch of people call it inappropriate.
If we sexualize women, why the fuck not men too?!
Or how about we sexualize no one bc that sounds better
Because men in tiny shorts is not appealing to straight men, it’s not allowed.
Because then straight men have something to be compared to.
Hey don’t make it all personal, but damn. It makes people uncomfortable, but I don’t think it’s more because it threatens the norms of what it is to be “manly”. Hot straight guys should get to wear speedos to things too. If they want…
I won’t be one
of your passing fancy
latter left undone.
Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
The saddest thing is that most people will find this humorous instead of serious. We’re standing right beside one another, and yet we text others instead of actually speaking to each other. Have you ever sat down and thought about how uncomfortable we now are around one another that it’s so bad that we literally pretend to be texting someone when we’re not, just so it’s less awkward to stand beside people? What’s supposed to strengthen our bonds has taken away from it. It’s time to take our faces out of our phones and notice the world, give a kind gesture to someone, and go SEE your friends instead of just texting them.
I’m going to let that sink in.
Ah yes let me just up and leave school right in between my classes so I can go see the friend 40 miles away that i’m currently texting instead of making idle chit chat with the people around me that I don’t particularly care for.
Fuck your pretentious shit.
"whines evil technology is making people antisocial its not real communication if its not face to face and im a pretentious self righteous shitbaby that asks random people on the street for the time and feels good about it"
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that I really appreciate being able to stay connected with lifelong friends… to be able to have conversations with them when they’re halfway across the country is amazing.
Don’t take it too far. Don’t check the phone just because it becomes something to do.