October172014
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Those laws were written with a hipster mentality. 

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Those laws were written with a hipster mentality. 

October132014

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October122014

0.0!

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October102014
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Omfg what if you landed on a planet that supported life and the “humans” there were much more technologically advanced and they made you come back to life from your remains and you just woke up after death in a random ass planet.



Wouldn’t it be even more amazing if your remains landed on a different planet, with no life, but an atmosphere, and the biological material in your remains started life for an entire planet?

May be each planet currently sustaining life is just a grave site for a long since departed species that scattered it’s people across the universe. We’ve only seen Earth and Humanity, but back then it could have been R.I.P Bob, you were still a dick.

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Omfg what if you landed on a planet that supported life and the “humans” there were much more technologically advanced and they made you come back to life from your remains and you just woke up after death in a random ass planet.

Wouldn’t it be even more amazing if your remains landed on a different planet, with no life, but an atmosphere, and the biological material in your remains started life for an entire planet?

May be each planet currently sustaining life is just a grave site for a long since departed species that scattered it’s people across the universe. We’ve only seen Earth and Humanity, but back then it could have been R.I.P Bob, you were still a dick.

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October82014

notenoughtosurvive:

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

This is my new favorite thing

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October72014
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IMAGINE HAVING A BED OUT OF THAT

LIKE SLEEPING ON A LITERAL CLOUD

THIS PERSON GETS IT

Read “it is like styrofoam”. So it’d be like sleeping on a dried up sponge.

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IMAGINE HAVING A BED OUT OF THAT

LIKE SLEEPING ON A LITERAL CLOUD

THIS PERSON GETS IT

Read “it is like styrofoam”. So it’d be like sleeping on a dried up sponge.

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10PM

vvirginprincesss:

thefatgawd:

kidxforever:

LMAOOO IM SORRY

Nah though, she right. You don’t call white folks, “European American”.

Trueee.

I feel like people have been saying this since Raven was on The Cosby Show. 

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12PM
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My life is complete now.

OHGOD. Bob for Robert (Bob). OH MY GOD

Richard/Rich/Rick/Dick
Robert/Rob/Bob      
William/Will/Bill/Billy
Edward/Ed/Ted    
*The name Ted is yet another result of the Old English tradition of letter swapping. Since there were a limited number of first names in the Middle Ages, letter swapping allowed people to differentiate between people with the same name. It was common to replace the first letter of a name that began with a vowel, as in Edward, with an easier to pronounce consonant, such as T. Of course, Ted was already a popular nickname for Theodore, which makes it one of the only nicknames derived from two different first names.    
Harold/Henry/Harry
Sarah/Sally
Mary/Molly
Daisy is a nickname for Margaret because the French form of the name, Marguerite, is also French for daisy.
Chuck= Charles in Middle English was Chukken and that’s probably where the nickname was born.
Hank = from Hendrick because it is the Dutch form of the English name Henry. Henk is the diminutive form of Hendrick, ergo, Hank from Henk.

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My life is complete now.

OHGOD. Bob for Robert (Bob). OH MY GOD

Richard/Rich/Rick/Dick

Robert/Rob/Bob      

William/Will/Bill/Billy

Edward/Ed/Ted    

*The name Ted is yet another result of the Old English tradition of letter swapping. Since there were a limited number of first names in the Middle Ages, letter swapping allowed people to differentiate between people with the same name. It was common to replace the first letter of a name that began with a vowel, as in Edward, with an easier to pronounce consonant, such as T. Of course, Ted was already a popular nickname for Theodore, which makes it one of the only nicknames derived from two different first names.    

Harold/Henry/Harry

Sarah/Sally

Mary/Molly

Daisy is a nickname for Margaret because the French form of the name, Marguerite, is also French for daisy.

Chuck= Charles in Middle English was Chukken and that’s probably where the nickname was born.

Hank = from Hendrick because it is the Dutch form of the English name Henry. Henk is the diminutive form of Hendrick, ergo, Hank from Henk.

October42014
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…………what. Can someone……….what.

It’s like the how the sun’s light takes 8 minutes to hit us. Space is so big that it takes a while for light to travel through it, so all the stars, solar systems, and space stuff you see at night when you look into the sky, it’s actually like you’re looking into the past.

And, If you look at a mirror in your bathroom, one meter away, it takes about 7x10-9 s for light to make the round trip, so technically you’re seeing 7x10-9 s into your past. Furthermore, it takes about 100-300ms for the signal to get to your brain and get processed. So what you are “seeing” now already happened a little while ago… But since everyone’s running at this delayed-reaction speed, it’s hardly noticeable for us humans in day to day interactions.

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…………what. Can someone……….what.

It’s like the how the sun’s light takes 8 minutes to hit us. Space is so big that it takes a while for light to travel through it, so all the stars, solar systems, and space stuff you see at night when you look into the sky, it’s actually like you’re looking into the past.

And, If you look at a mirror in your bathroom, one meter away, it takes about 7x10-9 s for light to make the round trip, so technically you’re seeing 7x10-9 s into your past. Furthermore, it takes about 100-300ms for the signal to get to your brain and get processed. So what you are “seeing” now already happened a little while ago… But since everyone’s running at this delayed-reaction speed, it’s hardly noticeable for us humans in day to day interactions.

12AM

watchhowidinosaur:

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deadmaid:

sarahsprite:

deadmaid:

lvkesprite:

what old joke are we going to bring back next

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NO

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MY FAVORITE

you forgot one

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October22014

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September272014

tlda:

a-soul-unbound:

drzank:

kymburrlee:

pardonmewhileipanic:

pumpkinspiceaddiction:

hermionestolemyshit:

beyonceprivilege:

theoneandonlylobster:

spootyplease:

nieniekoto:

darkersounds:

aoba-desu:

curagabunny:

thetruearkher:

eldritchkraken:

"emily is a poop" yes that’s about right

"Is **** a good name" :< Boring.

'Ami is a bro' …..wow I magically changed genders, fwee!


"Halley is a comet" FUCKING WOW

"Holly is a superfan of dora" Wat

"Julia is a rebel from the waist down" im crying whathfch

Autumn is aROUND the corner

It wouldn’t let me it just forced me into “Mary Catherine antiques” *sobs*

gabriella is a waitress at the Hampton grille

"Meghan is a fox"


YOOOOO

Lauren is a poopyhead :(

"Jackie is short for"

the next word better be “Jacqueline” or I will match my hobbit ass right over to google this minute

Kimberly is a male name.

I mean…if you really want it to be then sure.

Whitney is a
live Indeed she is, google. Indeed she is.

L is a mom now

Tyson is a fowl holocaust

Is Nik a word?

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September212014
ironicallysmitten:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

As always we’re on the edge of Utopia and we’re just too stubborn and scared to grab it.

ironicallysmitten:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

As always we’re on the edge of Utopia and we’re just too stubborn and scared to grab it.

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September192014
was-that-a-pun:

oh

was-that-a-pun:

oh

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September172014
tlda:

trekupmysleeve:

creativepaperandtimeyclocks:

masqueradehfx:

bl-ossomed:



Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

Fav

The last time this happened, an Egyptian Pharaoh was there to see it.

Ooooooh
My
Gooooooooooooooood

I was born to reblog this

Attention: Planets are barely discernable from stars. Please stop spreading this garbage as fact.

Not to mention the blurred skyline, with EVERY other star not visible? Yeah, I don&#8217;t think so.

tlda:

trekupmysleeve:

creativepaperandtimeyclocks:

masqueradehfx:

bl-ossomed:

Mercury, Venus, and Saturn align with the Pyramids of Giza for the first time in 2,737 years on December 3, 2012

i’ve never reblogged anything so fast

Fav

The last time this happened, an Egyptian Pharaoh was there to see it.

Ooooooh

My


Gooooooooooooooood

I was born to reblog this

Attention: Planets are barely discernable from stars. Please stop spreading this garbage as fact.

Not to mention the blurred skyline, with EVERY other star not visible? Yeah, I don’t think so.

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