Archive for May, 2013

louboutinbunny: took this tonight. Such a beautiful sky….

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013



louboutinbunny:

took this tonight.

Such a beautiful sky. I’m pretty sure that’s Chapala, looking northwest from Figueroa. The clouds are lit by the setting sun, but the plume of smoke from the White Fire is already in shadow.

Hopefully they’ll get ahead of it today, or the wind will push it away from the coast.

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the-science-llama: jtotheizzoe: The radar is malfunctioning….

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013



the-science-llama:

jtotheizzoe:

The radar is malfunctioning. Repeat, the radar is malfunctioning.

Stop. Don’t reblog that helical solar system on the Tumblr Radar or if you find it on a friend’s blog. Don’t like it. Don’t put it on Twitter or tell your friends on Facebook. Don’t go on and on about how you never knew that the solar system traveled this way through space. Don’t make sounds with your mouth like an explosion and say “Mind Blown!” because you never considered that the planets are rotating as they fly through space like a vortex. How did no one ever notice this revolutionary theory before?!?

Because it’s B.S., that’s why. I eviscerated the science (along with Phil Plait) back in March, when it made the rounds the first time. It’s a nifty animation, but it’s just not at all realistic.

As of now it has 130K+ notes on Tumblr, which makes Carl Sagan’s stardust cry. Chances are we can’t get everyone to delete it, but maybe we can spread the word that it isn’t true? And maybe we can at least get it off the radar? Truth soldiers of science, roll out!

Using your imagination to imagine new possibilities is a cornerstone of scientific discovery, but using fancy graphics to fool people into believing bad science is just meanHere’s why the helical model of the solar system is a toilet-like vortex of bad science.

Here is one more post on this to make it clear

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dreamingof-disney: chrisalcoran: “It’s kind of fun to do the…

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013





















dreamingof-disney:

chrisalcoran:

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” – Walt Disney

I absolutely adore these. 

I wonder if people would pay more attention to the naked-eye sky if it looked like this. Or would they just say, “It’s the sky. What’s your point?”

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theashleyclements: Brother and sister :) The thing I love…

Monday, May 27th, 2013



theashleyclements:

Brother and sister :)

The thing I love most about this picture is that they’re both so clearly out of character. I loved their characters, but it’s nice to see them just being the cool people they are.

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People should pay more attention to the sky.

Monday, May 27th, 2013


The Evil Queen’s Castle (Snow White)


The Tremaine Estate (Cinderella)


King Stefan’s Castle (Sleeping Beauty)


Prince Eric’s Castle (The Little Mermaid)


The Enchanted Castle (Beauty and the Beast)


The Sultan’s Palace (Aladdin)


Pocahontas Scenery


The Emperor’s Palace (Mulan)


Tiana’s Palace (Princess and the Frog)


The Kingdom of Corona (Tangled)

People should pay more attention to the sky.

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biosphere2: Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson! Rachel Louise Carson…

Monday, May 27th, 2013



biosphere2:

Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and she became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s.

Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

I very much enjoyed Linda Lear’s biography of Carson. One of my children asked me once for a school assignment who I would like to meet, if I could go back in time and meet anyone in history. I said I’d want to visit Southport Island, Maine, in the summer of 1963 to look at tide pools with Rachel Carson. I know she was pretty weak by then, but sharing a little of that time with her sounded very compelling.

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biosphere2: Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson! Rachel Louise Carson…

Monday, May 27th, 2013



biosphere2:

Happy Birthday, Rachel Carson!

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and she became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s.

Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

I very much enjoyed Linda Lear’s biography of Carson. One of my children asked me once for a school assignment who I would like to meet, if I could go back in time and meet anyone in history. I said I’d want to visit Southport Island, Maine, in the summer of 1963 to look at tide pools with Rachel Carson. I know she was pretty weak by then, but sharing a little of that time with her sounded very compelling.

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Tweets out of Context

Monday, May 27th, 2013

Tweets out of Context:

jaybushman:

READ THIS NOW: A time-bending short story in the form of a twitter bug report, by @doingitwrong

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boatporn: Schooners Kia Ora and Adventuress. (par thies59)

Monday, May 27th, 2013



boatporn:

Schooners Kia Ora and Adventuress. (par thies59)

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/51502914807.

hey, i was wondering if you would trade your url with me? or i would offer 50 followers in return or even a dollar through paypal or literally anything, haha please get back to me! :)

Monday, May 27th, 2013

That’s a really lovely offer, but I don’t find ‘asshurt’ as desirable a URL as ‘lies’.

This whole thing about exchanging followers seems really odd to me. I’ve tried to understand what’s going on when people make offers like that, but I really don’t understand it. It smacks of trafficking in human beings, which can’t be a good thing.

“even a dollar through paypal or literally anything, haha…” Hm. We may have different ideas about what the term “literally anything” means. I don’t think I’d be comfortable taking an amount from you that would be enough for me to give up the URL, though, so that’s probably a moot point.

But I’m curious about how this whole URL-trading thing works. If you could explain that to me in more detail I’d be very interested in hearing about it. Thanks!

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It’s a schooner, so I have to reblog it.

Monday, May 27th, 2013



It’s a schooner, so I have to reblog it.

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Fun fact: I have been through four sets of these in my life (so…

Monday, May 27th, 2013





Fun fact: I have been through four sets of these in my life (so far).

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eyrequotes: More of my photography. 

Monday, May 27th, 2013







eyrequotes:

More of my photography. 

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tiwago: Hooded Warbler by www.studebakerbirds.com on Flickr.

Monday, May 27th, 2013



tiwago:

Hooded Warbler by www.studebakerbirds.com on Flickr.

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dduane: rembrandtswife: whyweloveclassictrek: spodiddly: …

Monday, May 27th, 2013





















dduane:

rembrandtswife:

whyweloveclassictrek:

spodiddly:

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So yeah remember that one post I made ages ago about wanting to debunk the pop culture Spock and Kirk myths? Well, here’s part two of that segment.

Thanks to greenscrewdriver and itreallyisthelittlethings for checks and added ideas.

This is for the Anon who asked me if I even watched TOS.

THIS IS ALL ENTIRELY TRUE.

Kirk gets knocked out of his senses or has his mind tampered with and winds up kissing a woman.


He seduces or agrees to be seduced by a female adversary in order to gain the advantage.


He is flirtatious with just about everybody, regardless of gender or species.
But the main thing to remember is that he falls in love very quickly, very easily. He gets *emotionally involved* very easily. That’s not about his dick; it’s about his heart.


(I can’t believe I’m defending Kirk. Some days I don’t even like Kirk. I always preferred Spock. But dammit, Jim Kirk is not a slobbering idiot who can’t keep it in his pants.)

Yep, all there. Thank you for that.

(And also: an intelligent and gifted commander. Because they do not give command of starships to STOOPID PEOPLE.)

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s-kinnydip: deathtocliches: raj-2da-deep: 5th time…

Monday, May 27th, 2013



s-kinnydip:

deathtocliches:

raj-2da-deep:

5th time reblogging 

I regret nothing 

#America in general

Omg

Reblogging again myself, just to point out again how the coping behind them changes, showing how this was actually two separate events that were cut together to make it look like Michael Phelps was the one doing the flipping off.

This is a good reminder for anyone who thinks reality TV depicts reality. The language of video/film editing is expressive and powerful. The lies it tells feel so real that it takes an active attention to notice them even when contextual clues should make them obvious.

Reposted from http://lies.tumblr.com/post/51474527694.

I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats…

Monday, May 27th, 2013




I wish people wouldn’t just see me as the Asian girl who beats everyone up, or the Asian girl with no emotion. People see Julia Roberts and Sandra Bullock in a romantic comedy, but not me. You add race to it, and it became, ‘Well she’s too Asian’, or ‘She’s too American’. I kind of got pushed out of both categories. It’s a very strange place to be. You’re not Asian enough and then you’re not American enough.

I would so watch Lucy Liu in a romcom.

Note to Tumblr: I’ve decided to watch Elementary, and it’s all because of you. Watching a new TV show, especially a mainstream network show, is not a decision I take lightly, so that’s kind of a big deal, at least for me.

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“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that…”

Monday, May 27th, 2013

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

 Hugh Laurie 
(via miso-awkward)

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ariedreaming: “The Loveliest Girl in the World is a stunningly…

Monday, May 27th, 2013



ariedreaming:

The Loveliest Girl in the World is a stunningly beautiful book. 

In these fantasy-like pictures young women reveal the most hidden and fragile sides of themselves. There are no problem children in foster homes, but fairies.”

I walked into a book store today looking for a graduation present for my cousin, when I ran by chance into Miina Savolainen, the author/photographer of The Loveliest Girl in the World, an art book full of foster home girls photographed as the heroines of their own internal fantasies.

Already familiar with the book and the photos, I knew the photographs are a kind of therapy for the girls. This combined with the fairy tale theme and my short talk with the author ended up with me buying myself a fairly pricey art book for Christmas. She wrote such a wonderful, beautiful and personal dedication to me and gave me a hug, I was quite overwhelmed.

Press photos of the book:

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whatemmaloves: fairytalesrfullof-shit: phabu: what was the…

Sunday, May 26th, 2013





whatemmaloves:

fairytalesrfullof-shit:

phabu:

what was the show called again? omggg im screaming. this was my childhood.

Out Of The Box :’)

oh the memories :’)

So, when you have young kids you end up watching their TV with them. Sometimes it’s lame, and you subtly or not-so-subtly discourage their watching it, partly for them, but also partly for you.

But sometimes it’s kind of weird, and quirky, and fun. And you find yourself looking forward to it. And then the years pass, and you no longer have an excuse to watch it, and you forget about it.

Until you come across a gif of it on Tumblr.

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