January 29, 2014 at 11:01pm
Paintings in a pub.
Not that the hockey makes you dumb, the opposite actually, it demands so much of your faculties that you have to concentrate. That’s the down side of TV: no more head room left for people and such.
A painting never changes. Come and go as you like. It demands nothing, though rewards your attention too.
my friend told me to watch this cooking video while listening to sad music. so i mixed a little something for you all
Well this just ruined my life.
Say hello to mechanically separated chicken. It’s what all fast-food chicken is made from—things like chicken nuggets and patties. Also, the processed frozen chicken in the stores is made from it.
Basically, the entire chicken is smashed and pressed through a sieve—bones, eyes, guts, and all. it comes out looking like this.
There’s more: because it’s crawling with bacteria, it will be washed with ammonia, soaked in it, actually. Then, because it tastes gross, it will be reflavored artificially. Then, because it is weirdly pink, it will be dyed with artificial color.
But, hey, at least it tastes good, right?
High five, America!
oh my god
bitch that’s the tubby custard machine
OMFG THIS POST FINALLY MADE IT TO MY DASHBOARD IM CRYING
"bitch that’s the tubby custard machine"
10,000 years from now on the dawn of a new civilization where we are all just brains in jars flying spaceships through the vast unknowable void, i will still be laughing my ass off at “bitch that’s the tubby custard machine”. this i vow.
I’ll get used to living in Santa Cruz eventually. But right now I still love a good fact check.
An interesting model of our solar system’s path as it travels through space in the Milky Way.
Certainly a departure from usual models that show the Sun as a static object, which it certainly isn’t
(I may have posted this before…)
This animation is perfect.
I watched BBC’s great ‘Wonders of the Universe’ series in which the guy described gravity/space/time/stuff as objects in space falling into or being pulled into the space behind lager objects.
This gif does a great job of visualizing that. True information design.
Which apparently is wrong too. Why am I going though my old posts?
That sets a whole new perspective on things,
I’m a commuter now. By car. A couple steps forward, and a step back.
(Source: youngprogressivevoices, via yakcmlien)
Our conclusion then is that life is continually arriving to Earth from space, life is not restricted to this planet and it almost certainly did not originate here.
'Alien Bugs' Discovered In Earth's Atmosphere (via yakcmlien)
Oh gaud. What BS. Check the comments too. Ups and downs.
Medieval kids’ doodles on birch bark
Here’s something very special. In the 1950s archeologists made a great discovery near the city of Novgorod, Russia: they dug up hundreds of pieces of birch bark with all sorts of texts written on them. The 915 items are mostly letters, notes and receipts, all written between the 11th and 15th century. Among the more notable scraps is a marriage proposal from a man called Mikita to his beloved Anna: “marry me - I want you and you want me, and the witness to that is Ignat Moiseev” (item 377).
The most special items, however, are the ones shown above, which are from a medieval classroom. In the 13th century, young schoolboys learning to write filled these scraps with alphabets and short texts. Bark was ideal material for writing down things with such a short half-life. Then the pupils got bored and started to doodle, as kids do: crude drawings of individuals with big hands, as well as a figure with a raised sword standing next to a defeated beast (lower image). The last one was drawn by Onfim, who put his name next to the victorious warrior. The snippets provide a delightful and most unusual peek into a 13th-century classroom, with kids learning to read - and getting bored in the process.
More information - On the scraps in general, see here. Here is a full inventory, in Russian. On the excavation, see here and here. More kids’ doodles here and here. Some letters in this Flickr stream. The Leiden scholar Jos Schaeken published a book in Dutch on this material, which can be downloaded for free here (English translation to follow next year).
A glimpse in to medieval Novgorod.
January 20, 2014 at 11:41pm
January 19, 2014 at 4:22pm
According to a 2012 report by the Human Rights and Criminal Sentencing Reform Project for the University of San Francisco School of Law, the United States is one of only 22 countries that doesn’t guarantee what’s called “retroactive ameliorative relief” in sentencing. Which means that when a law such as one legalizing marijuana is passed in America, those already convicted of marijuana crimes don’t automatically have their sentences relaxed. This puts us in the company of such bastions of social justice as Pakistan, Oman and South Sudan.
— Don’t just legalize marijuana, free prior offenders - latimes.com