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arrghigiveup:

fira211:

hailtherandom:

knottahooker:

clockways:

copperbadge:

tehnakki:

daroos:

I’mR DOCTAH

DR.ROOS!! I passed my thesis defense!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! HERR DOKTOR ROOS!!!!

YAY FOR DR.OOS!

Yay happily Roos day!

CONGRATULATIONS DR. ROOS!

EYYYY DR. ROOS!!!

DR. ROOS!

WHOO!!! CONGRATULATIONS DR. ROOS!!!

*always salutes fellow veterans of the Graduate School Wars*  *salute*

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voidbat:

the-social-recluse:

universe—cosmos:

Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.

-The Universe 2x14: Nebulas

i’m really so okay with this

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If The Hobbit were an MMO

* Bilbo has joined the party *
Thorin: lol
Thorin: hobbit
Fili: xD
Kili: XDDDD
Bilbo: :/
Gandalf: a THIEF hobbit
Gandalf: he'll be useful
Gandalf: promise.
Thorin: He better be. Bilbo, build?
Bilbo: Build what?
Thorin: ...what's your build.
Bilbo: OH. Er...I don't think I have one.
Thorin: Stats?
Bilbo: Haven't assigned any.
Bilbo: I usually just RP in town.
* Bilbo has been kicked from party *
Gandalf: Thorin wtf
* Bilbo has joined the party *
Bilbo: @_@
Thorin: Is he level 20 or something whotf doesn't have a build
Bilbo: EXCUSE YOU. I'm level 80!
Thorin: What skills did you get?
Bilbo: I'm not telling you that, you'll just mock all of them.
Thorin: Gandalf I'm not bringing an untested thief along.
Thorin: He'll die.
Thorin: Several times.
Thorin: IDG why I even have to, we're pretty much set.
Gandalf: Yeah, 13 warrior-class idiots versus a level 500 dragon boss.
Gandalf: That'll scare him.
Gandalf: Look, his skillset's ideal and you have an extra party slot.
Gandalf: Just bring him along. What's the harm?
Dwalin: he's not even geared
Thorin: ...what?
Dwalin: look at his armor
Thorin: Oh god.
Fili: lmao that's like starter gear
Kili: XDDDDDDDDD
Bofur: HOW ARE YOU ALIVE?!
... later ...
* A Stone Giant damaged Bilbo for 18,028 HP *
Thorin: jfc
* Thorin applies bandages to Bilbo's wounds *
* Thorin applies bandages to Bilbo's wounds *
* Thorin applies bandages to Bilbo's wounds *
* Bilbo has recovered his health *
* Bilbo has been kicked from party *
Gandalf: THORIN I SWEAR TO GOD
* Bilbo has joined the party *
Gandalf: IF YOU KICK HIM ONE MORE TIME I'M LOGGING OFF
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dwellerinthelibrary:

A Ptolemaic plaque at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “She is ornamented with a necklace of cowrie shells, symbols of fertility, and a pendant in the form of the eye of Horus.”

dwellerinthelibrary:

A Ptolemaic plaque at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. “She is ornamented with a necklace of cowrie shells, symbols of fertility, and a pendant in the form of the eye of Horus.”

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lukehemmign:

whitebeltwriter:

dual-destininies:

derples:

dual-destininies:

tf2-fandomstuck:

tiniestshorts:

Bread knife

The french have grown more powerful. 

Hold it!

Look more closely at these photographs, Your Honor.

Notice anything strange about the bread?

I didn’t either. That’s because…

…no cuts were made there in the first place!

The witness forged the photographs to make it look like they had an actual bread knife, when they actually did not!

How, you ask? Look to the second photo.

While it is quite obvious that the knife is penetrating the top half of the breadstick, I’m not sure about the bottom half.

Looks pretty flat, doesn’t it?

The angle of the photo makes it look like the knife is in the witness’s breadstick, whilst it is actually behind it. In addition, the cut was actually made after the first photograph and before the second. Continue to the third photograph.

It is also taken from a flat angle, as was the second photograph. I’m sure you’re finding something missing in this photograph as well, Your Honor. Where is the index finger’s fingertip?

This illustration explains it all.

While I am… ahem, not the best artist…

(Didn’t I go to art school?)

The index finger is hidden behind the loaf of bread. It is not wrapping around the loaf of bread. This is because…

The witness was making space to put the knife’s handle!

Objection

Are you really that dull, Wright? For a man who majored in art you should be able to recognize a sculpture when you see one.

as we can see from the photos provided, this is quite obviously plastic.

if you look at any photo of real bread it can’t attain that level of shininess, and even if it could.

If you’ll notice in this picture, the bread on the inside is quite shiny, as well.

Tell me, Wright, have you ever seen real bread gleam that much? Don’t answer that, I will.

Even in this high-resolution photograph with bread that thick, it obviously wouldn’t shine on the inside when it isn’t buttered.

And it isn’t too hard to find the item in question with a quick google search.

Oh, and if you will notice, their hand was covering the seam where the bread was taken apart in the first photo with a simple comparison of the pattern on the bread.

It appears your lawyering skills are in much need of some sharpening if you expect to cut me down with that weak objection.

Edgeworth, you’re asking yourself the wrong question. It’s not “is there bread like that…”

You should be asking “can there be bread like that?”

Sweet bread can be infused with sugar or a syrup, making the outsides shinier- and the insides sweeter. Take a look.

Furthermore. there are parts of the witness’s bread knife that don’t just match up with the novelty bread knives you have presented. Take another look.

Let me point out two things about the novelty knives: one, their markings, and two, the placement of the knife itself.

In the novelty knives, the marks are artificial-looking and repeated. That is because they are manufactured. In the witness’s photo, the marks are more natural and realistic- because they are, well, real!

Furthermore, the blades on the novelty knives are in the middle of the handle.

But… look back at the witness’s photo. The knife is to the left? Where is the problem, you ask? Look at this illustration.

Here we have the knife, a piece of bread, and a table. Let’s have a go.

I’m sure you see it now, Your Honor.

The bread knife cannot actually be used to cut bread efficiently! Even if it was tilted, it would be uncomfortable and unbalanced!

The defense has an explanation for this positioning.

The blade is to the left because the witness was holding it behind the piece of bread!

what the actual fuck tumblr

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materiajunkie:

"Curing AIDS? Shit, that’s like Cadillac making a car that lasts for 50 years. And you know they can do it, but they ain’t going to do nothing that fucking dumb. Shit, they got metal on the Space Shuttle that can go around the Moon and withstand  temperatures of up to 20,000 degrees, you mean to tell me you don’t think they can make an El Dorado with a fuckin’ bumper that don’t fall off?"

- Chris Rock (“Bigger and Blacker”, 1999)

Ok…can we talk about this?  (not an attack on who I’m reblogging from, just of the position Mr. Rock’s espousing above.)

As a scientist who has worked for the federal government attempting to cure cancer, this attitude hurts.  A lot.  I hope that it’s just that this is 15 years old.  I hope that people don’t still think this in any numbers.  But yet…here it is on my dash.

tl;dr:  The idea that the “government” can cure HIV/AIDS or any other disease any time it wants to and that it doesn’t because it makes money from human suffering/hates minorities/etc. is ludicrous.

The government makes no money off of HIV.  Or polio.  Or cancer.  Or any of the other thousands of horrible diseases that afflict humanity.  In fact, they PAY for it, in Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security/disability payments to help those who are afflicted get health care and live comfortably.  (If you want to know who makes money off medications, might I direct you to the pharmaceutical industry?)

Just ONE US federal agency (the NIH) is spending about $3 billion a year for research on HIV/AIDS.  Does that sound like we’re not trying to cure HIV/AIDS?  Seriously?

But most of all, this is untrue because “the government” is made up of people, including scientists who are working incredibly hard to cure these diseases.  People like me and my coworkers who have built careers on understanding and studying treatments for terrible diseases and who almost always say that they love their jobs because they want to help people.  People who, like all of us, have been touched by disease and want to keep others from having to suffer.  People like my friends, who are actively working to cure AIDS or to develop HIV vaccines.  Who are part of a workaholic culture that pulls 12-hour days not because they get paid by the hour, but because that’s what you do.  Because that’s what science demands to get the job done.

So, yeah.  On behalf of everyone who actually works in scientific research, I call bullshit.

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terribleminds:

laughterkey:

artisansoulleader:

howtobeterrell:

lickystickypickyshe:

Avocados are toxic to almost all animals (including cats and dogs). Humans are a rare exception. It is the only fruit to contain persin, a fatty acid, which, when eaten by animals causes vomiting, diarrhea, and other nasty symptoms. Consumption of large quantities can cause death within twelve hours.
Avocados are berries (fleshy fruits coming from a single ovary). Interestingly, this broad definition of a berry means that bananas, pumpkin, tomatoes, watermelon, and coffee are also berries (you can tell that to the next person who tries to argue that tomatoes are vegetables). Curiously this also excludes strawberries as berries.
Eighty percent of modern avocados originate from one “mother” tree which was patented by mailman Rudolph Hass from California in 1935. The tree survived until 2002 when it died of root rot. Unfortunately Hass only made $5,000 in his lifetime from his patent on the tree because his partner sold cultivars to anyone who wanted to buy them. Subsequently Hass spent the remainder of his life working for the California Mail Service.
Avocado also has an interesting characteristic: it is the only berry with no living animal large enough to spread it through consumption and release as dung. This has led scientists to believe that it co-evolved with prehistoric megafauna that were large enough to eat the fruit whole. The megafauna went extinct but the avocado remained as an unusual monument to an unknown dinosaur.

A

Mind=Blown

DINOSAUR BERRIES.

My next book will be called MONUMENT TO AN UNKNOWN DINOSAUR.

SCIENCE!

terribleminds:

laughterkey:

artisansoulleader:

howtobeterrell:

lickystickypickyshe:

Avocados are toxic to almost all animals (including cats and dogs). Humans are a rare exception. It is the only fruit to contain persin, a fatty acid, which, when eaten by animals causes vomiting, diarrhea, and other nasty symptoms. Consumption of large quantities can cause death within twelve hours.

Avocados are berries (fleshy fruits coming from a single ovary). Interestingly, this broad definition of a berry means that bananas, pumpkin, tomatoes, watermelon, and coffee are also berries (you can tell that to the next person who tries to argue that tomatoes are vegetables). Curiously this also excludes strawberries as berries.

Eighty percent of modern avocados originate from one “mother” tree which was patented by mailman Rudolph Hass from California in 1935. The tree survived until 2002 when it died of root rot. Unfortunately Hass only made $5,000 in his lifetime from his patent on the tree because his partner sold cultivars to anyone who wanted to buy them. Subsequently Hass spent the remainder of his life working for the California Mail Service.

Avocado also has an interesting characteristic: it is the only berry with no living animal large enough to spread it through consumption and release as dung. This has led scientists to believe that it co-evolved with prehistoric megafauna that were large enough to eat the fruit whole. The megafauna went extinct but the avocado remained as an unusual monument to an unknown dinosaur.

A

Mind=Blown

DINOSAUR BERRIES.

My next book will be called MONUMENT TO AN UNKNOWN DINOSAUR.

SCIENCE!

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A Guy Game

(Check out the whole thing. Author Pat Rothfuss laments the inherent sexism in society when his son comes up and asks him to play “a guy game. Because we’re both guys.” Then this happens:)

“What sort of guy game would you like to play?” I ask him.

“Well,” he says.

“Maybe me and you could play a game where we make a house.”

I’m okay with that. It’s a good game. I did a lot of construction projects with my dad when I was little. At least it’s not killing-things game. It’s a making-things game. I’ll take what I can get.

So we go into the room and he explains the game to me. We’re dragons, and we’re making a house. In the house we’re going to make a nest. And in the nest we have some eggs. Our job is to take care of the eggs, keep them warm and safe until they hatch.

After they hatch, we’ll take care of the baby dragons. We’ll bring them food to eat and toys and soft things to cuddle up with.

You know. A guy game. Because we’re both guys.

Some days you lose despite your best efforts. Some days you win without even trying.

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"The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns what may be the world’s oldest d20 die. It’s made out of serpentine and looks to be in remarkably good shape for its age."

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"The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns what may be the world’s oldest d20 die. It’s made out of serpentine and looks to be in remarkably good shape for its age."

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100donofficial:

emegustart:

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it’s september 23rd here, which means it’s finally autumn.

she’s referencing this, in case you missed it. because married inner jokes and dorky flirting. 

happy equinox from the underworld, everyone

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evilhasnever:

goingloco:

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron - Chapter 13: Final Boss Megatron

If a time comes I don’t reblog this….

Exhibit 1548737 for why they just wanted to spend more time together, really….

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georgetakei:

I should have thought of this. George the Gray? Fifty Shades of Takei? Those both have nice rings to them.

I keep telling myself that with every white hair, I am one step closer to being Professor McGonagall.
(my hair laughs at the concept of gray.  GO WHITE OR GO HOME!)

georgetakei:

I should have thought of this. George the Gray? Fifty Shades of Takei? Those both have nice rings to them.

I keep telling myself that with every white hair, I am one step closer to being Professor McGonagall.

(my hair laughs at the concept of gray.  GO WHITE OR GO HOME!)

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loverofdragons21:

emycody:

jedavu:

Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art

For sara

DRAGONS

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tafteh:

Colourburst Quilt by Patti Carey 

You can buy the pattern here, along with some other lovely things.  Take note, anyone who wants to make me a quilt.  

tafteh:

Colourburst Quilt by Patti Carey 

You can buy the pattern here, along with some other lovely things.  Take note, anyone who wants to make me a quilt.  

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