bemusedlybespectacled: if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin ḱerberos means “spotted” that’s right hades, lord of the dead,...
Does the white man understand our custom about land?” “How can he when he does...– Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (via nigerianostalgia)
Well, you never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives.– F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night (via fuckyeahfitzgerald)
Quietly Thinking Aloud: Brain teasers for... →
alexandraerin: Say I’m 32 years old and you’re 22 years old. In how many years will we be the same age? … Silly question, right? If you define aging as a process that stops at death, the only way we’ll ever be the same age is if I die first. If you don’t, then we’ll never be the same age. Every time you age a…
I wish I had the courage not to fight and doubt everything… I wish, just once, I...– Chuck Palahniuk, Choke (via 13neighbors)
Mathematica: Presenting Math to a Strictly... →
sambolic: imathematicus: mathematica: Today, I excitedly opened my email, knowing today my panel would be announced for my research presentation. I had compiled so much beautiful, amazing data. All of my effort had gone to making my argument elegant and simple yet genius and thoughtful. What I have on paper is nothing less than beautiful. And then I opened my email and threw my binder...
reginasmom: “I Can’t Remember Where I Put My Phone Two Seconds Ago But I Vividly Remember Every Embarrassing Thing I’ve Said Or Done Since 2008” a book written by me Ha! Try 1993.
Anonymous asked: Please help me solve this conundrum: I read on your blog, "There are no facts, only interpretations." If this statement is a fact, then it is not true. In order for it to be true, there must be at least one fact. Help! I'm so confused!
A White Boy’s Observations of Sexism and the Adria... →
robot-heart-politics: One year, I managed the summer intership programs for my department. The previous summer, IBM research had wound up with an intership class consisting of 99% men. (That’s not an estimate: that’s a real number. That year, IBM research hired 198 summer interns, of whom 2 were women.) For a company like IBM, numbers like that are scary. Ignoring all of the social issues of...
Sanity is not statistical.– George Orwell, 1984. (via streetetiquette)
afternoonsnoozebutton: I hope they had to clean all that up by wriggling across the supermarket floor like human rags
When you go to a friend's house to stay the night...
battlegoats: You know the one. It’s made of wool. It has satiny trim that tries to deceive you into thinking this will be a nice blanket experience. But it’s not. Every house has one. It’s buried deep in the bowels of the linen closet, under some afghans and a comforter with the down coming out of it, but make no mistake. The scratchy blanket is there. And it waits. Granny’s...
I no longer need you to fuck me as hard as I hate myself. Make love to me...– Buddy Wakefield, We Were Emergencies (via metaphorically)
Robert Kennedy, whose summer home is eight miles away from the home I live in...– Kurt Vonnegut, “Slaughterhouse-Five” (1969)
raptorific: raptorific: I wonder how Bumi feels about being the first Air Nomad non-bender to ever be born. I wonder what made all of Aang and Katara’s kids automatically Air Nomad. I mean I get the overarching reason that the Air Nomads need to be repopulated, but like…is there some sort of gene dominance, or did they get a choice
When I go home and see something in my sister's...
whatshouldwecallme: real talk
Friend: I hate Sansa Stark.
Me: ...Take it back.
Friend: But she's really weak and obnoxious.
Me: FROM PORCELAIN TO IVORY TO STEEL
Friend: But she's whiny...
Me: MY LOVE FOR HIS GRACE IS GREATER THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN!
Friend: Seriously? Arya's much...
Me: I am free of Joffrey. I will not have to kiss him, nor give him my maidenhood, nor bear him children. Let Margaery Tyrell have all that, poor girl.
Friend: Alright then.
Me: OR MAYBE HE'LL GIVE ME YOURS!
I just got out of my physics exam
blueskyalltheway: I had a song stuck in my head the whole time it went something like “how do-o-ooo you fucking do thisss”
queer-pong: the sexual tension between church and state i ship it.
badgermoles: eponiner: So my thirteen year old brother always asks to use my video camera. And I never knew why. But today I opened iMovie for the first time in months and THIS IS WHAT I FOUND. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO THINK. #WHERE’S THE FUCKING REST Does anyone else think this kid looks like Sid from Toy Story? Albeit, a Sid who turned his life around and now loves dolls instead of SHOOTING...
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and...– Malcolm X. (via jerrymuffinbutt)
THAT IS MAHOGANY!: lbenanti: today in english... →
lbenanti: today in english someone asked who the toucan in the lion king is in terms of hamlet (w/e w/e that’s not relevant) and so the whole class got into a debate about the fact it’s not a toucan but no one could remember what kind of bird it was and they were all like ‘some african…
Cynical Idealism: this is a post about tone... →
youarenotyou: youarenotyou: I’ve been seeing an awful lot of tone policing on my dash lately. It seems a lot of people don’t really understand why someone would respond aggressively or angrily, or otherwise emotionally, to having something really fucked up/hurtful/oppressive said to…
Boing Boing's roundup of African responses to KONY... →
theafricatheynevershowyou: visiblechildren: I was going to do this post but Boing Boing’s already done it. Please read this. Young Africans speaking out!!! Where the focus should have been all along. But of course, the African opinion is unimportant to Westerners who are simply looking to ease their conscience.
Sadly the propaganda campaign launched in the 1960s has taken root. The radical...– Republican presidential candidate RICK SANTORUM, writing in his 2005 book It Takes A Family, essentially saying that women have no role in the workplace. They’re just good for heterosexual sex, making babies and cleaning up the house, right, Rick? Amazingly, about half of half of the country is...
The Donald Trump wind turbine fiasco could be... →
We all have different priorities in life. But how many of us are moved to consider that the right to drive off the tee with an unencumbered sea view is the real challenge humanity faces? News that Donald Trump was to fund the campaign against renewable energy in Scotland will provoke mixed emotions. An America tycoon, Trump has been objecting since September 2011 to plans to build an offshore...
When we talk about people who spray-paint and break windows and start bonfires...– From The Truth About Violence at Occupy (via themuckofages)