carolinemartin: sweett: marry someone who makes you laugh every day. it’s awesome done. great advice.
sds: Ever wonder how Al Gore, the United Nations, and company continue to get away with their claim of a “scientific consensus” confirming their doomsday view of global warming? Look no farther than Wikipedia for a stunning example of how the global-warming propaganda machine works. Fascinating.
Have You Seen Tom Collins?
dihard: It’s my first summer in New York, and everyone was right – it’s hot here. And because there’s nothing better on a hot summer afternoon than a nice cool drink, I’d like to introduce to you my favorite summer drink, the Tom Collins. Tom Collins was first introduced in 1874 in The Great Tom Collins Hoax. It went a little something like this: “Have you seen Tom Collins? If you haven’t,...
Exxon sets U.S. mark for quarterly profit -$1,485... →
suck. first, i can't play my favorite word game on... →
the undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions– How to build Self-Discipline (via poortaste)
I’m all shook up.– Elvis Presley (via hydeordie) Everyone at my work was trying to call their kids and elderly parents and make sure they were OK from the earthquake…I called my roommate to make sure my poorly constructed bookcase did not crush my guitar…yes, we all have different priorities. (via...
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.– T.S.Elliot (via malty) Nice job, T.S…. (via butterflyeffect) one of my favorite quotes ever.
3,000 Blank British Passports Stolen with Delivery... →
Life is not just a succession of events or experiences, helpful though many of...– Pope Benedict XVI, in an address at WYD July 17, 2008 (via adriantumble) (via sds) - “another consumer in a market of undifferentiated possibilities, where choice itself becomes the good, novelty usurps beauty, and subjective experience displaces truth”. that’s worth repeating.
robot-heart: emilyposts:gooneruk Where does your Tumblr name come from? An inside joke with my engi-nerd boyfriend. my last name. *sigh*
Climate Cops: whatcha gonna do when they come for... →
a british power comany’s training site for “climate change-conscious” children. complete with a teacher’s guide, lesson plans, and a complete lack of parental material. i’m all for environmental stewardship, reducing waste, turning the lights off, etc. and i’m also all about making these things fun for kids. but effectively turning kids against their parents,...
Some children are bathed in an atmosphere that promotes human capital...– david brooks - NYT - o that i would teach my son to learn to learn. yet not for the sake of learning itself or human capital, but for his sake that he would pursue & know everything that is Good & Right.
The City of Flint is looking for sponsors for surveillance cameras that will be...– Flint seeks sponsors for police surveillance cameras; some question whether it’s appropriate - The Flint Journal Online News We’re living in the future. Open question whether or not it’s a dystopian future. (via mikehudack) this is great. city: “give us cash for cameras & we’ll...
Fonts are the clothes that words wear– Not sure who said it first, but I like it (via here) (via energyface)
9,580 Paper Dolls Sacrificed to Keep Converse Cool - AdGabber produced by pharrell. sweet.
If you think Tumblr is just a content aggregator, perhaps you’re not doing it...– Marc LaFountain on this. Agreed. Tumblr does offer an intentionally basic feed-import feature that can aggregate your content from other sources. But that’s not what Tumblr is for — it’s just one feature. Most good tumblelogs don’t even use it. (If we really intended for Tumblr to just be an...
The best Wikipedia page ever. →
ohmygodimonfire: No seriously, it’s better than “List of problems MacGyver has solved.”
Happy National Scotch Day! →
Reporters are grumbling more and more that the campaign is acting like the Prom...– End of the Affair - i wonder if obama’s popularity could backfire…kinda like the kid in high school who was really popular because he dressed cool, talked cool, smoked cigarettes & told you what you wanted to hear but when he realized just how cool he was he became too cool for...
ninakix: Does anybody know what size 4 in men’s is in Women’s shoes? size six, i’m pretty sure.
Which is better?
lovepuppy: the Sun or the Moon? “what’s your favorite planet? mine’s the sun.” sun it is.
Obama WTF: Lie #76 Obama tells the Israelis he's a... →
craytonc: (CNN) – Responding to an Israeli reporter’s question Wednesday on his commitment to protect the Jewish state, Barack Obama pointed to a bill “we passed” in the U.S. Senate Banking Committee that tightens sanctions and authorizes divestment from Iran. “My committee,” he called it. Except that he isn’t a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs. “Just this past...
We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its...– Harvard biologist Richard Lewontin, “New York Review of Books” (via davereed)
Obama's "We Are the World" Speech →
complicatedshoes: (via sds) Pop quiz, hot shot. Pick out the “We Are The World” lyrics vs. Obama speech lines. A: “We can’t go on pretending day by day that someone, somewhere will soon make a change.” B: “This is the moment we must help answer the call.” C: “But if you just believe there’s no way we can fall.” D. “The world will watch and remember what we do.” E. “Let us realize that a change...
If the Declaration of Independence was the...
brokengentleman: spiegelman: How’s that for a sappy patriotic overgeneralization, tumblrs? Guess what — I’m sticking with it. Go about your business. dear internets, if these are your expectations, regardless of outcome you are going to be disappointed. have we, as a hype-obsessed culture having recently experienced the mid-term elections (first 100 days), coldplay’s follow-up to...
I do that a lot, blurt something out and then work out what I mean later.– russell davies: the tyranny of the big idea
I propose we all start discussing the sums... →
(via azspot) kinda like i do with tanks of gas or chipotle burritos.
OpenCongress - Track bills, votes, senators, and... →
Iraq banned from Beijing Olympics →
“Under the IOC charter, all committees must be free of political influence.”
Wall Street got drunk, and now it’s got a hangover.– Our President, ladies and gentlemen [NYP] (via peterwknox) Honestly, that would be embarrassing if he was just was some guy you knew, who said it to some other friend. But he’s our goddamn PRESIDENT. This is a whole other level of fundamental embarrassment. Existentially mortified. (via...
We’ve created the worst form of socialized capitalism—private gains combined...– Robert Reich. (via zetahydrae)
If I had more time I’d write a shorter letter.– Mark Twain Marcus T. Cicero (thanks to rodmitch for the diligent effort of finding the most original source)