thestateoffire

rnusicality:

fun statistics for adults!
“when I was a kid, I had no help with college tuition, I was hardworking and paid it all myself”
-Annual tuition for Yale, 1970: $2,550
-Annual tuition for Yale, 2014: $45,800
-Minimum Wage, 1970: $1.45
-Minimum Wage, 2014: $7.25
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 1970: 4.8
-Daily hours at minimum wage needed to pay for tuition in 2014: 17.3

ananthymous

Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

(via ananthymous)
teal-deer

teal-deer:

amyfieldmouse:

autumnbound:

powderedbuns:

dialga:

meowling-quim:

sockdreams.com is such a dangerous website omg you can drop so much money within the blink of an eye

I NEED ALL OF THEM

let me tell you about sockdreams okay. everything they have is cute and their “longer” socks which are for taller or curvier people are amazing. i am almost 6 feet tall and not a skinny lady and i bought some thigh highs thinking they’d end up being calf socks on me and just kind of resigning myself to this fate but when they arrived (in like two days, holy shit they mail out fast) not only did they pull all the way up without trouble, they managed to stay up and look cute. as. fuck. OP’s right yo, that website’s a threat to your wallet.

sockdreams is such a legitimate company and I love them a lot.

can’t believe no one’s mentioned yet that a lot of the socks are really cheap (my favorite striped over the knee socks are 6 bucks a pair) and shipping is free in the US (or if you live in portland you can pick it up from sockdreams hq). they also have a great selection of arm warmers and yeah, i can attest for all of my sockdreams orders taking under 3 days to get here. highly recommended

Socks socks socks

critter-of-habit
zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.
The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."
"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."
Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

zerostatereflex:

Not everyone sees the same color when they stare at this spinning disk.

The gif is called, “Benham’s disk" "is named after the English toymaker Charles Benham, who in 1895 sold a top painted with the pattern shown. When the disk is spun, arcs of pale color, called Fechner colors or pattern-induced flicker colors (PIFCs), are visible at different places on the disk. Not everyone sees the same colors."

"The phenomenon originates from neural activity in the retina and spatial interactions in the primary visual cortex, which plays a role in encoding low-level image features, such as edges and spatiotemporal frequency components."

Fascinating how our brains work, I see a brown tan, what do you see? :D

ohmightysmiter

boxlunches:

kelechief:

angrywocunited:

White Man from San Diego Waves Gun Around Small Children In Confrontation With Police and Is Taken Into Custody Alive.  

This white man walked towards the police with a gun pointed at them and they spend half an hour talking to him before they shoot him one time. If he had been a black man, they would’ve shot him dead. Before you police apologists claim this man has a history of mental illness (he does) that’s why the police was lenient,  Ezell Ford, a mentally ill black man, was recently killed by the LAPD. 

Uh…

Haha like. … what. …

This is. .. this is it. This is what we talk about.

This is white privilege

Also for anyone wanting to say they went easy on him because he was mentally unstable, police have shown time and time again that they have no mercy for mentally ill people if the cops are feeling aggressive. My brother saw a woman be forced down to the ground, handcuffed, and hit repeatedly just the other day, because she was walking down the sidewalk drunk and threatening no one. She was having a panic attack while they harassed her, and my brother was yelled at because he was asking the lady if there was someone he could call and telling the cops that they were only making her more terrified and that they weren’t helping her at all. A crowd was forming and the cops told my brother that they would arrest him next for interfering with their “crime scene.” My brother did leave eventually, but not without pointedly saying, “We ALL know what you people are about, and none of us trust you anymore.” My brother is white, but he’s visibly gay, and he was arrested for that once, as well as arrested for being at peaceful protests, and all those times he was detained unlawfully and threatened.

I’m pissed at the police for being thugs and I’m pissed off at the complete lack of gun control. The fact that the man in the video had a gun so readily available and could have slaughtered children at the park terrifies me. And then there’s the police in their SWAT gear because they inherited all these toys from the military which gets more funding than our country’s poor will ever see. It’s all connected and it’s all a damn mess.