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ekstasis replied to your link: NPR: Everything You Know About This Band Is Wrong It’s not that we’re “wired to accept and propagate bullshit,” it’s that we can’t know anything in isolation…so we scrape and dig for context, even if it’s flimsy. Yeah, that was facetious and half-cocked of me. Context is everything, and it directly affects our perception of a text on a level that we’re...
NPR: Everything You Know About This Band Is Wrong →
Michael Beckerman is the chair of the music department at NYU. He’s done research on this very subject. Five years ago, he invited a group of people to listen to a piece of music in a church in Germany. He gave program notes to half of the audience that told them the piece they were about to hear was written in a concentration camp, by a composer who was sent to Auschwitz only...
Planning to ride my bike late at night all summer...
I’m thinking I might just tape a shitload of flashlights to it. Which could be awesome. Any of you bike grips and gaffers got slightly more reasonable tips for headlights/taillights on bikes?
85 Movie Title Fonts →
Click through then click on images to download zips. This could come in handy.
You Yes You | tUnE-yArDs Really digging this...
Re: two-tiered reactions
Third tier comes when you are in the company of others while engaging in film/media/stimulus. You see their reactions, and you imitate (or otherwise react to) what you perceive as their reactions. Thence springs the peer pressure laugh.
jakec asked: (Obviously I am strongly in favor of all visitations to distract me from the breakdown-inducing malaise of living here.)
jakec asked: Make sure you visit Goldfingers. They have a shoe policy but the girls are stunning.
raptoravatar asked: I am in West Virginia, I'm planning a visit to New York sometime in the summer though.
Sometimes you just reply to Tumblr posts and then...
5 Awesomely Sarcastic Supreme Court Decisions →
fyeahpoliscipanda: When people picture what goes on in the Supreme Court, they imagine austere justices arguing and deliberating on issues that will decide the fate of Law itself. However, the Supreme Court, like any other court in the land, hears more than one case per day. This means that it does happen, however rarely, that the justices are forced to preside over bullshit. And since the...
The two-tiered reaction.
Given: stimulus (film, Internet, IRL). You react, first, physically, with a laugh or a gasp or a grimace. Then you notice your reaction, take a bit of distance, and react to both the text and to your primary visceral reaction to it. These reactions can be the same – laughing, then laughing at the fact that you’re laughing – or they can be utterly different – being so grossed out you...
Royal Wedding starts at 6am
kif: Which means so does the Royal Wedding drinking game. I don’t want to be hammered before breakfast, but how often can you get shitfaced to a fucking royal wedding (Which will probably be a disaster and therefore drinking is the only way it should be watched). Oh yeah, if you wanna play along, here’s the rules: Whenever the Queen is on screen, you have to drink. She’s ruled this country for...
Found on Wikipedia: the difference between the...
You know the little staff with the snake wrapped around it that represents health and hospitals and doctors and stuff? Turns out there are two such symbols, fairly similar in appearance. But while the rod of Asclepius has been associated with medicine since the classical era, the caduceus is a symbol of commerce and specifically the silver-tongued trickster god Hermes - more interested in the...
He is most likely a white male in his mid-20s to mid-40s. He is married or has a...– Long Island Serial Killer Gets a Personality Profile - NYTimes.com (via rubenfeld) Definitely read halfway through this thinking it was this NYT piece about the person statistically most likely to be satisfied with life.
The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first...– Thomas Jefferson, 1787 Source: Center for Investigative Reporting
Someone should write a script/extension/plugin...
Just throw a “really” in there. Maybe add some other little self-esteem boosts. “[someone] reblogged your post, and they thought it was really cool.” Wouldn’t that be nice? I think that would be nice.
The New York Times really buries the lede on this...
motherjones: Perhaps this should have been in the first couple of grafs: Over all, [the poll] showed that Republicans who are considering making presidential bids will have to woo a party that largely identifies with the Tea Party movement — more than half of Republican voters said they considered themselves Tea Party supporters — and has questions about President Obama’s origin of birth. A...
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I’m putting together my graphic design and image manipulation work into a vaguely portfolio-ish setup. Check it out if you care to.
andrewnathanson replied to your photo: New haircut plus radical bedhead makes me feel… sorry, this had to be mentioned. bello the clown, from my childhood: goo.gl/66KHy Jesus H. Christ.
The more I think about how I want to be a sailor...
johnwilkestooth: Is there any other way to be a badass sailor? Tall ship sailing, dog. Time machine yourself back to the 1840s and pull an Ishmael.