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thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

gallifrey-feels:

More fun facts about ancient Celtic marriage laws: There were no laws against interclass or interracial marriage, no laws against open homosexual relationships (although they weren’t considered ‘marriages’ since the definition of a marriage was ‘couple with child’), no requirement for women to take their husband’s names or give up their property, but comedians couldn’t get married

It’s Adam and Eve not Adam Sandler and Eve

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edwardspoonhands:

pyrrhiccomedy:

edens-blog:

heartbeatofatimelord:

physcoaustin:

tardisol:

IF YOU HAD ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN IT AND THE WALLS CEILING AND FLOOR WERE MADE OF MIRROR WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IN THE MIRRORS

No.

Holy shit I asked my dad who’s a physics teacher and he just looked at me, looked at the table, looked at me, tried not to smile, looked angry, and started to look up where you can buy big mirrors.

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this is an actual room of mirrors.

as you can see, it leads to glitches in the matrix

Pshh. This is some entry-level nerd shit. Stand back.

It would be dark, obviously. If there’s nothing in the room, I assume there’s also no light source in the room. Mirrors reflect light. No light, and it’s just a room with glass walls.

"Fine, smarty-pants, then there’s a light source."

Okay, then the mirrors would infinitely reflect the lamp, or whatever.

"Ugh, then there’s just a magic floating ball of light in the middle of the room. No lamp."

That’s just a lamp with no sharp edges, if you think about it.

"UGH. Just imagine that the room is UNIFORMLY LIT, but not FROM anything. Or a laser beam just, like, HAPPENED."

Okay, well if we’re suspending the laws of physics now in this hypothetical scenario, we have to clarify a few points:

- Do the mirrors join each other perfectly at the corners, floor, and ceiling; i.e., with no cracks?

In the real world this would be next to impossible; the gap between each mirror would need to be significantly smaller than one wavelength of light. If not, what you’d predominantly see reflected would be those cracks. That’s one of the things that’s happening in the picture above. For this reason, this hypothetical is usually posed as a perfectly-smooth mirrored sphere, to avoid needing to talk about cracks and corners.

- Are these perfect mirrors?

That is, do they reflect 100% of all light on all wavelengths? Because perfect mirrors kind of don’t really exist. Did you know that your bathroom mirror only reflects about 25% of the light energy that strikes it back at you? The mirrors used in laser laboratories can get up to 80 or 90%, and I read about a mirror developed at MIT recently which apparently reflects more than 98% of light energy. The light energy which doesn’t bounce off the mirror is absorbed by it instead: at which point it becomes heat. Even if you had a mirror so good that only 0.0000001% of its light energy was converted into heat energy on every bounce, your light would still dissipate almost instantly, because of how fast light travels (and, therefore, how many bounces it makes per second).

- Is there air in the room?

Yeah—you know how I said that light energy becomes heat energy when it bounces off of an imperfect mirror (or, if you prefer, ‘literally anything’)? Well, passing through all those atoms and molecules it encounters in the air takes the same kind of toll. If you don’t want your light to be reduced to heat-mush before you can finish blinking your eyes, you’d need your room to be a perfect vacuum. And perfect vacuums? Yeah, those don’t exist either.

UGHHHHHH. YES, okay, the room is PERFECTLY spherical, it’s coated in a PERFECT mirror, and it contains a PERFECT vacuum. Just tell me what it looks like, oh my God!”

Well…it doesn’t look like anything.

I mean…’looking’ implies the existence of an observer, right? You have constructed a hypothetical chamber which could not admit an observer of any kind. As soon as you cut a hole in the room to take a peak inside, all of the light would escape/be converted into a heat, and you’d be left with total darkness again. Even if you could construct a room like the one you’re describing, there’d be no way to know what was happening inside it!

I WILL EAT YOU.

—BUT: hypothetically, it wouldn’t be dark in there before you messed it up.

It would be white.

A perfectly featureless, perfectly regular, perfectly boring white room.

What did you expect? Light, visible light anyway, is white. You see colors when photons are absorbed by the atoms of a substrate, but we’ve already determined that these are perfect mirrors, so no photons are being absorbed. In your perfect mirror room, there is nothing to see: just light, bouncing around into infinity, doing nothing whatsoever of any interest.

Aria Heller, Everyone.

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mmitchelldaviss:

OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING

hippity-hoppity-brigade:

boneycircus:


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okay

i will return to gondor, says boromir, and aragorn is silent (but watches him closely and thinks of their ancestors — his and boromir’s, and what they would say of this tangle of inheritance) 

i will reclaim the mountain, says thorin, and balin is silent (but watches thorin as thorin leads, and balin a step behind; and he thinks of the line of durin and the ancestors who cannot say anything of this fool-driven quest, for they perished all of their own foolishnesses) 

boromir reaches for the ring and it leads him to his death; thorin reaches for the mountain, for the gold, for the arkenstone, and he brings his heirs into death with him 

boromir reaches for honor and wealth; thorin reaches for inheritance and power; both are lured by the means, the gold that blinds to all green and growing things

boromir whispers my king, i would have followed you to victory, and lies on a forest floor far from home; thorin whispers o hobbit, i would have seen your peace, and lies on a rocky battlefield outside the mouth of his mountain; both never to see their homelands again, though neither belong truly to those places 

you are not yourself, hears boromir, and thinks who am i then, if not myself, king of stewards, favored son, who has been given the burden of hope by his father? who am i to ignore my duty in favor of halflings? 

you are not yourself, hears thorin, and thinks who am i then, if not king of the mountain, heir of durin, favored by prophecy, who have come this far and endured so much? who am i to cease fighting here, at the doorstep of my fate? 

it is only in the last breath before the final blow, before the first arrow, that they realize: they are protectors of family and comrades; they are servants of their peoples; they are led astray by pride; they are gold-blind, power-hungry; they are fools. they are not kings. 

i am no thief, says boromir, for denethor taught him well that any tool may be of use in keeping their line on the throne, and what is a hobbit to claim ownership of such a thing? a kind soul, surely, but not mankind who understands better the weight of gold: weight that barely keeps denethor on his throne and boromir in his status

i am not my grandfather, says thorin, for his grandfather is dead of pride and rage; but thorin has spent too long planning vengeance to be full of nothing but rage and pride. too long leading his people, providing for family, remembering the dead. 

no, this is not who they are.

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nowtrytherest:

Just remember: even if you can’t slay dragons and shoot fireballs from your hands, you can step over small objects in your path, and that makes you more badass than a lot of video game characters.

hkirkh:

Girl Scouts are the ONLY exception.

hkirkh:

Girl Scouts are the ONLY exception.

thecarvingwitch:

prokopetz:

sixsaltysweets:

I’M DEAD

Fun fact: if you know your feline body language, you’ll notice that the lynx is deferring to the housecat. As far as these two are concerned, the housecat is the higher-ranking cat.

OH MY GOD

thecarvingwitch:

prokopetz:

sixsaltysweets:

I’M DEAD

Fun fact: if you know your feline body language, you’ll notice that the lynx is deferring to the housecat. As far as these two are concerned, the housecat is the higher-ranking cat.

OH MY GOD

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fishingboatproceeds:

ohcurtains:

ofgeography:

so here’s a fun story about this movie. guess who loves this movie? me! i do! i love this movie. i love this movie so much that when i was in the 7th grade and i saw “first wives club 2” on pay per view i was like: HELL YEAH!! FIRST WIVES CLUB TWO!! NO ONE TOLD ME THERE WAS A SEQUEL!!!

here’s the synopsis for first wives club 2:

disgruntled first wives take their ex-husbands’ new lovers under their wing.

sounds great, right? awesome viewing material for a precocious 11-year-old.

so i buy this movie, and like, three minutes into it i’m starting to feel suspicious?? like it’s really low quality and my girls are nowhere in sight?? how come none of the first wives are the same?? how come they’re alone in a bedroom with mood lighting?? why is she taking off her shirt?? why are they both taking off their shirts?? WHY ARE THEY—

here’s what i did not know about first wives club 2:

  • it is a lesbian porno of no relation to the beloved 1996 classic.

so of course i, horrified that i’ve accidentally bought porn on my family’s account (and in that state of panic that kids work themselves into whenever anything regarding sex is mentioned), quickly shut off the TV and go upstairs and watch an episode of veggie tales to like, cleanse my soul and apologize to jesus, and that’s that.

EXCEPT, OF COURSE:

  • you have to pay for pay per view.

so the end of the month comes and i have completely put this incident out of my mind, haha, i accidentally bought porn, how funny, TELL NO ONE. right? and i’m sitting at a nice dinner with my mother, my stepfather, and my very religious aunt deb, and we’re just talking about farm things, whatever, when suddenly my mother puts her fork down and says, “okay, there’s something we need to discuss. as a family.”

  • AS A FAMILY.

and i’m like, running through a list of people i know who could conceivably be dead, and fantasizing about my mother announcing that she’s going to buy me My Own Computer Just Because U Earned It Kiddo, and she pulls out a piece of paper that says DIRECTV across the top. and i’m like: OH NO.

"i received the tv bill today," my mother said, and i was like, shoveling potatoes into my mouth as fast as i could because i knew that when i went to PORN PRISON they weren’t going to feed me this kind of quality starch. "does anybody want to tell me who purchased the pornography?"

as a reminder, a quick table survey:

  • my mother, surprised and disappointed by the porn bill (innocent)
  • my stepfather, a grumbly old cowboy who just wants to sing along to kenny chesney and watch the hunt for red october (innocent)
  • my aunt deb, a super religious catholic whose best friend is a nun named Sister Placid (innocent)
  • me, the 11-year-old with a mouthful of potatoes who definitely purchased the lesbian pornography

silence.

my mother said, “i’m not going to ask again.”

silence.

my aunt looked at my stepdad. my stepdad looked at my aunt. NOBODY LOOKED AT ME, THE 11-YEAR-OLD WITH A MOUTHFUL OF POTATOES WHO DEFINITELY PURCHASED THE LESBIAN PORNOGRAPHY.

my mother shook her head and put the bill down. “this was incredibly inappropriate,” she said. “skip, deb, whoever. buy that shit on your own time. i’m not paying for it. what if molly had seen it?”

  • WHAT IF MOLLY HAD SEEN IT?

"don’t expose my kid to that crap."

  • DON’T
  • EXPOSE
  • MY KID
  • TO THAT CRAP

"if you want to watch porn, fine, but do it in private and don’t expect me to pay for it. i can’t believe one of you did that in the living room."

  • I CAN’T BELIEVE ONE OF YOU DID THAT
  • IN THE LIVING ROOM

but molly, why didn’t you own up to it and explain that it was an accident?

  • are you fucking kidding
  • i did not want to go to porn prison

the fun conclusion to this story is that i never owned up to it, which means that there are 3 people in the world who have not solved the mystery of the lesbian porn. a quick survey:

  • my mother, who lives every day wondering whose porn she paid for
  • my stepfather, who probably wishes he knew less about his wife’s sister’s porn preferences
  • my aunt, who probably wishes she knew less about her sister’s husband’s porn preferences

but molly, why don’t you own up to it now, with the safety of time and distance and the knowledge that porn prison isn’t real?

  • are you fucking kidding
  • this is the best thing i’ve ever done

what an amazing story

Wow.

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uhfriendlyblackhottie:

livingina-hidingplace:

faineemae:

"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."

"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."

fuck the education system

I will never NOT reblog this.

Cough cough VCU cough cough soccer players cough cough

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exmormonsunite:

Let’s talk money for a second. 
I recently heard a Mormon claim that the LDS church gives more charity per capita than most organizations. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this from a member of the church. 
First of all, you can’t make claims like that when your finances are not public, transparent records. It’s all hearsay at that point. 
The one statistic this person did point out was humanitarian aid, which he said was listed on Mormon.org. So I looked to see what Mormon.org had to say about how much the church gave to humanitarian aid. 
This screenshot from Mormon.org was taken on 5/1/2014. It says quote “The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985.”
Let’s break that down for a second shall we? 
If you divide $1 billion by 29 years (1985-2014), you get $34,482,758.62. So, roughly $35 million per year… And they say that this is cash AND material assistance.
The church is estimated to have 15 million members (we won’t argue the basis of that right now…), but at that rate, that’s roughly $2.30 per member, per year to humanitarian aid. Two dollars and thirty cents. As a Mormon, I gave thousands of dollars in tithing to the church each year. You are required to pay 10% if you want to enter the temple. So for a household with say a $40,000/year income, that’s roughly $4000 in tithing money each year. So .06% ($2.30) of a $4000 tithing donation would be used for humanitarian aid. Less than 1%. 
The City Creek Mall project is part of a $5 billion revitalization project and cost roughly $1.5 billion.
My questions are:
Why doesn’t the church give more than $2.30 of donated membership tithing per person each year to humanitarian aid? 
Why don’t they spend more money on humanitarian aid than they do to build mega-malls? 
Why doesn’t the church choose to be transparent about their charitable contributions?
Why do members of the LDS church make claims that their church is one of the most giving organizations per capita when there’s no way of knowing that, and from looking just at the humanitarian aid statistic, it’s clearly not the case? 
I’d really like to know. 

exmormonsunite:

Let’s talk money for a second.

I recently heard a Mormon claim that the LDS church gives more charity per capita than most organizations. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard this from a member of the church. 

First of all, you can’t make claims like that when your finances are not public, transparent records. It’s all hearsay at that point. 

The one statistic this person did point out was humanitarian aid, which he said was listed on Mormon.org. So I looked to see what Mormon.org had to say about how much the church gave to humanitarian aid. 

This screenshot from Mormon.org was taken on 5/1/2014. It says quote “The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985.”

Let’s break that down for a second shall we? 

  • If you divide $1 billion by 29 years (1985-2014), you get $34,482,758.62. So, roughly $35 million per year… And they say that this is cash AND material assistance.
  • The church is estimated to have 15 million members (we won’t argue the basis of that right now…), but at that rate, that’s roughly $2.30 per member, per year to humanitarian aid. Two dollars and thirty cents. As a Mormon, I gave thousands of dollars in tithing to the church each year. You are required to pay 10% if you want to enter the temple. So for a household with say a $40,000/year income, that’s roughly $4000 in tithing money each year. So .06% ($2.30) of a $4000 tithing donation would be used for humanitarian aid. Less than 1%. 
  • The City Creek Mall project is part of a $5 billion revitalization project and cost roughly $1.5 billion.

My questions are:

  1. Why doesn’t the church give more than $2.30 of donated membership tithing per person each year to humanitarian aid? 
  2. Why don’t they spend more money on humanitarian aid than they do to build mega-malls? 
  3. Why doesn’t the church choose to be transparent about their charitable contributions?
  4. Why do members of the LDS church make claims that their church is one of the most giving organizations per capita when there’s no way of knowing that, and from looking just at the humanitarian aid statistic, it’s clearly not the case? 

I’d really like to know. 

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ouyangdan:

leggywillow:

truezodiacfact:

Moth pit

My reaction to this gif went from stone-faced “this is dumb” to full-on snickering gleefully in about fifteen seconds.

you can’t just drop shit like this on my dash i hurt myself laughing

ouyangdan:

leggywillow:

truezodiacfact:

Moth pit

My reaction to this gif went from stone-faced “this is dumb” to full-on snickering gleefully in about fifteen seconds.

you can’t just drop shit like this on my dash i hurt myself laughing

dantesnerdferno:

sixpenceee:

OK SO I SAW THIS AND I JUST TO SHARE WITH EVERYONE.

OH MY GOD

Where I got it from

THERE ARENT TEARS IN MY EYES NOPE NOPE NOPE