wordishness:

The oldest-known self-portrait.

The first selfie.  …and it does sort of look like he’s giving the finger. Is he in a privy? 

wordishness:

The oldest-known self-portrait.

The first selfie.  …and it does sort of look like he’s giving the finger. Is he in a privy? 

nbcnews:

Up in Arms: Georgia governor to sign controversial gun bill Wednesday
(Photo: Robert Ray / AP file)
Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”
But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”
Continue reading

Escalation is always a good idea. Let’s make sure everyone has a gun. What could possibly go wrong?

nbcnews:

Up in Arms: Georgia governor to sign controversial gun bill Wednesday

(Photo: Robert Ray / AP file)

Its official name is the “Safe Carry Protection Act.”

But critics are calling it the “Guns Everywhere Bill.”

Continue reading

Escalation is always a good idea. Let’s make sure everyone has a gun. What could possibly go wrong?

GPOYW - This is it… This is where Richardson cashed in.
No time to argue! Throw me the egg, I throw you the whip!

GPOYW - This is it… This is where Richardson cashed in.

No time to argue! Throw me the egg, I throw you the whip!

Don’t waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

 Paulo Coelho (via purplebuddhaproject)

sadly mostly true, but I usually try to explain myself anyway, for that one in a hundred person willing to consider that maybe their programming could use a little upgrade now and then. I know mine does from time to time. -r

We don’t need two no English anymore. Computers can fix hour errors four us!

We don’t need two no English anymore. Computers can fix hour errors four us!

Wow, I wish I had thought to try changing the earbud rubber thingies sooner. What a difference in comfort! I guess the holes in the side of my head are smaller than I thought.
…and for the first time in the history of manned flight, Rick is going to remember to bring his own earphones with him onto an airplane.

Wow, I wish I had thought to try changing the earbud rubber thingies sooner. What a difference in comfort! I guess the holes in the side of my head are smaller than I thought.

…and for the first time in the history of manned flight, Rick is going to remember to bring his own earphones with him onto an airplane.

pennyfornasa:

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!
Let’s Build Rockets, Not Bombs! http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/
Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

pennyfornasa:

Happy Earth Day from all of us at Penny4NASA!

Let’s Build Rockets, Not Bombs! http://www.penny4nasa.org/take-action/

Buy this poster from our store here: http://www.cafepress.com/spaceadvocates/9569326

The biggest factor contributing the hopelessness of any given situation is the belief that it is.
THERE IS NO BANANA RINGING, DAMMIT!

THERE IS NO BANANA RINGING, DAMMIT!

Truthful Tuesday - CHSH edition

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you (again or for the first time) in Chicago next weekend.

I’m a little bit nervous about it, though. In addition to my usual innate shyness about being around people I don’t know very well, I also have a bit of a hearing problem that makes it very difficult for me to understand people when there’s a lot of ambient background noise, like music, other people talking, etc. Too many front row concerts, me thinks. I can hear your voice, but it sort of blends into the background noise and everyone sounds like Charlie Brown’s teacher to me. I’m fine under normal, everyday sound conditions, but get me in a noisy crowded bar, and I’m Marlee friggin’ Matlin. 

So just letting you all know that if you’re talking to me and it doesn’t look like I’m reacting much, don’t take it personally. It probably means I just can’t fully hear you. Feel free to shout in my ear. I’m more than okay with that.

A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.

Alan Watts (via thecalminside)

I am far more impressed with religions that can laugh at themselves than ones that take themselves way too seriously. -r

Happy Earth Day!

I’m convinced the other planets won’t come close to Earth because they think it is covered with lice. Not an unfair judgement, really.

If you repeatedly criticize someone for liking something you don’t, they won’t stop liking it. They’ll stop liking you.

(via aliwallacee)

*applause*

gillsmarie:

Creationists, avert your eyes.

*applause*

gillsmarie:

Creationists, avert your eyes.

*applause*

Not everything happens for a reason. Sometimes life just sucks.

Alexa Chung  (via silvike)

agreed. time to stop dreaming up feel-good reasons why horrid things happen to nice and innocent people, and instead accept them for what they are (a giant wad of unfair suck) and then work hard to build a world to minimize it as much as humanly possible. We can at least get rid of the man-made part of it; that’s biggest slice of the suck pie anyway. First step is to learn to share the ‘good pie’ amiably and equitably, not tear at it like spoiled children on Xmas morning. -r