hermitguides:

Bonn, Germany  (via Travel Around Europe)

(via germannn)

I remember working with a law school in which white men heavily dominated the faculty. They used lots of sports metaphors (doing an end run, Monday morning quarterbacking, and so on), with legal jargon thrown in for good measure. I suggested that this was not a particularly welcoming trait in their school, that in fact it was sexist, but they paid little attention. I made my point by speaking for about five minutes in dressmaking terms: putting a dart in here, a gusset there, cutting the budget on the bias so it would be more flexible, using a peplum to hide a course that might be controversial. The women in the room laughed; the men did not find it humorous….Language is power, make no mistake about it. It is used to include and exclude and to keep people and systems in their places.
Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege (via nadashannon)

(via linguisten)

randomhouse:

"HI WERE YOU LOOKING FOR ME YOU WERE LOOKING FOR ME RIGHT PLEASE PET ME INSTEAD OF READING ONE OF THESE THINGS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE"

Don’t fall for those sweet eyes and those elegantly draped whiskers and those widdle paws and that boopable nose. Stay true to the cause! Read!

What you do is write letters to yourself. Literally. ‘Dear David, my name is Timothy Cavendish, I’m in my sixties, we’ve met once before few years ago when you wrote Ghostwritten. Person I love most in the world is this. What I’m afraid most of in the world is this. What I think about god, money, sex, work is this, this, this and this.’ You cover about twenty basics and you use their language. Not my language because they’re writing a letter to me. Do that two or three times and they’re kind of real enough to then stand on their own feet and talk. That’s it.

myjetpack:

My book of cartoons ‘You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack’ is available now:
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1770461043
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1770461043
Other stockists and info at www.tomgauld.com

(via joehillsthrills)

onestarbookreview:

I did not find the idea of aliens kidnapping a human and putting them in a zoo very plausible.”

oupacademic:

Did you know that Edam cheese was used as cannonballs in a battle between Montevideo, Uruguay, and Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1841? One cheese cannonball killed two soldiers.

With more than 2,000 varieties of cheese available today, it is one of the world’s most celebrated foods. Michael Tunick’s The Science of Cheese is an entertaining journey through the history of cheese and cheese-making.

myotpisgay:

mycaterpie:

eduardo-:

losertakesall:

anglepoiselamp:

Most marine mammals are very flexible because they are made of 99% blorp.

Blorp.

Science.

what the fuck is the last 1%

1% squish

(via linguisten)

fozmeadows:

nothingman:

via http://www.listen-tome.com/save-me/

IT’S 2AM AND I’M LAUGHING WAY TOO LOUD HELP

(via underking)