We achieved our result by increasing the density of the positronium atoms in our...– New research could help develop gamma ray lasers and produce fusion power Pop culture overload! Gamma ray lasers? Really? Great. Hulk frickin’ smash. Except Hulk won’t get mad because lead author David Cassidy will keep telling him to “Come on get happy.”
You are an organic, locally sourced ass chop from...
Shawarma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia →
redcloud: Shawarma is delicious. It’s been too long since I had it. There was an Israeli restaurant in Tempe that was the only place I ever got it, but it was amazing. Pita Jungle has decent (not fantastic) chicken shawarma.
I just walked in a conversation in the break room...
And that’s why I always wear my foil hat, just in case I get struck by lightning.
I am perpetually amazed at the naivety of people...
Are there good cops? Certainly. Plenty of them. Are there shit cops who abuse the system and their tiny ort of power and privilege to fuck over people just for kicks? Plenty of them.
natface: skybarn: Sweetness and Light: bluebears: … — The Pursuit of Harpyness - As narrated by five of the… bluebears: … — The Pursuit of Harpyness - As narrated by five of the most charming and vicious women on the internet Does lawful here mean not illegal or does it mean in the context of enforcing the law? (via skybarn) It’s ambiguous. Like PS pointed out in the piece, they use… ...
natface: bluebears: “1. For any “lawful contact” made by a police officer,” — The Pursuit of Harpyness - As narrated by five of the most charming and vicious women on the internet Does lawful here mean not illegal or does it mean in the context of enforcing the law? (via skybarn) It’s ambiguous. Like PS pointed out in the piece, they use buzzword type language to skirt the constitutional...
I fix wobbly tables.
yodelmachine: Most people I see just move to another table, or deal with it. I fix them. You have to be proactive in this life. You have to shove a napkin under a leg. You have to fix the table. I get so frustrated going to places with wobbly tables. I try to spend my money at establishments that use CSS for seating.
Too Many Cooks: Divergent - Chapter 3 →
Pete’s going to get himself hurt in Jann’s latest chapter. Andy probably should have kept his powers to himself. The words came tumbling out, as if he had rehearsed them, which he had. “You only have to do a little bit of that eye thing. I figured it all out. It will make everyone stop picking on me forever and I’ll never ask you for another favor as long as we live.” Before Andy...
Since the only other thing that can stop a witch are Knights, Merlin is forced...– Roundtable
[Einstein’s] sudden fame had drastic consequences for his correspondence....– Einstein Should Be Grateful He Didn’t Have Email | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine
The studio has acquired screen rights to Incognito, a graphic novel series...– Fox Goes ‘Incognito’ For New Twist On Superhero Genre – Deadline.com
I am quite convinced that The Elements of Style harms students more than it...– Worthless grammar edicts from Harvard
Thoughts on Steve Jobs by The Flash
sharingtime: “I’m not sure who that is. Got my hands full with this whole fighting crime gig.”
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.– John Kenneth Galbraith (via enquotations) (via howlhowl) (via fuckyeahradicalquotes) (via awindofsuchviolence) This is among the most idiotic things i’ve ever read. Exploitation doesn’t exist “in communism?” That is flat-out false, and incredibly naive. (via unsolicitedanalysis) Huh. When I...
oldjewstellingjokes: Dennis Spiegelman, “My Son, The President” Dennis Spiegelman has played poker with the same group of guys every Thursday night for the past thirty-six years. He refuses to disclose how much money he’s lost over that time. Yep. That’s about right.
I could kick myself for this,” says the unabashed sci-fi fan and Trekkie,...– The Performance: Emma Caulfield in ‘Timer’ - latimes.com
The jock on duty was surprised to see this new person. He obviously hadn’t read...– My one-nighter
Too Many Cooks: Buzz - chapter 3 →
My turn with Stanley the Chihuahua and his friend as they deal with the swarm of dragonflies. Stanley waited for the familiar lurch of the truck moving but didn’t feel it. All he did feel was his roommate shaking, almost as fast as he was. He risked a tentative peek out the window and saw the park with its expanse of green grass, trees, all the rocks he’d marked as his own. What he didn’t see was...
My Codex-owning ancestor. All he wanted to do was...
Interrogator: I say, chap! Is that a new codex?
Reader: (Looking up from the page) What? Yes. It is.
Interrogator: Do you like it? That's the new model, right? The quarto size?
Reader: (Looking up again) Uh, yes.
Interrogator: The old folio size were too large, but I find myself right interested in getting one of those. Do you recommend it?
Reader: (Looking up more deliberately) Yes.
Interrogator: I'm a lover of a good scroll, but I'm not sure about reading one of these codices. Is it easy to read?
Reader: (Sighing and looking up again) Yes. Easy in most any light. Just like a scroll.
Interrogator: What of the blasted flipping of pages? I'm no antiquarian but it seems the constant flipping would be distracting.
Reader: (Rolling eyes and looking up with a scowl) It's very easy to get used to.
Interrogator: And you say I can get any book like that?
Reader: (Sighing deeply and closing eyes) No. Many books are available in this form. Many more are being produced.
Interrogator: I say, you don't seem very enthusiastic about your codex, what with all the sighing and scowling. I'll just stick with good old-fashioned scrolls. They'll never go out of style.
But now you guys are busting down doors in Palo Alto while Commandant Gates is...– Jon Stewart on Gawker v. Apple (via ampersands)
monkeyfrog asked: DID NOT!
Too Many Cooks: We're Not In Kansas Anymore -... →
Uh-oh, y’all. I think Cary did it again. She continues Jann’s story with a daring and darling little chapter that might just include murder. I was not expecting the knock on my door, but I can’t say I was surprised, either. I scuffed from the kitchen where my tea was brewing to the front door, and I spied with my little eye a nice yet official-looking lady in a monochrome suit. A...
Too Many Cooks: WXYZ - Chapter 3 →
Paul continues the story of WXYZ as he tries to find better legal help. He also introduces us to a new complication in the form of…well, you’ll have to click through to find out. Wesley was certain that there must be someone with enough common sense and legal knowledge to assist him. In desperation he decided that he would turn to the internet for help. He was not a technophobe; he...
So. How often do you use 'so' in emails and in...
catty1: painedbrain: catty1: I am trying very hard to purge “so” from my lexicon and it ain’t easy. Starting sentences with “so” (when did that start?); putting a comma after “so”; using “so” as a question … it has got to stop! So, who’s with me? You know how you break someone of that? Whenever someone starts a sentence with “So” you immediately respond with “Buttons”. My ex-wife did...
A 19-year-old college freshman missed class Tuesday when a federal judge decided...– Student brought to court in chains in Houston for shirking jury duty | Facebook | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Wrapup for Round 4, Week 2
toomanycooks: Things began to flesh out in the current set of stories from Too Many Cooks. If you haven’t read any of them this round, now is the time to start! After leaving Raiquen at the bar, Fernando finds that he doesn’t know where he is. More importantly, he doesn’t know when he is. The intervention of a young woman saves him from certain arrest in my chapter of “Lost Cities of...
"You're a visionary."
Kurt: knocking it out of the park. Finn? Autotuned...
I am Pro-Choice because I have never understood the wisdom in children having...– Pro Choice by Nature (via ihatethismess) (via lumos-maxima) (via yerawizardharry) This. (via karinanotcinerina)
scottplusfriday: every time i read “corinne bailey rae”, i read it was “corinna bail rae”. i can only imagine my brain is trying desperately to link this woman’s name with the city of marina del rey, for reasons i can’t possibly comprehend considering the furthest west i’ve ever gone was ohio. i also am completely incapable of reading “edith piaf” without turning it into “edith pilaf”....
If you multiply me by 2, I become a number greater...
jmarie3: If you multiply me by 6, I end in 8. If you multiply me by 4, I end in 2. Just one of 20 homework questions for the child. Sadly, I tried to look up the answers because he doesn’t know any of this, because THEY DON’T TEACH IT AT SCHOOL, THEY JUST HAND OUT WORKSHEETS. I know the answer (because I’m wicked smart, and no, I couldn’t find the answer online), but still, he has no clue...
nicky36: I’m at an engineering awards dinner. LOL Well, I know at least one person who won’t be seeing any Tumblr employees tonight.
Last post (probably) for today about Arizona.
Calling Arizona a “police state” doesn’t quite scan. Calling the MCSO under Sheriff Roscoe P. Arpaio “police” is like calling the Pittsburgh Pirates a “baseball team”.
Antanas Mockus realised that the people of Bogotá were more concerned about...– The politics of social engineering