Might go back and make Parks and Rec GIFs?

(via havelogicwilltravel)

edwardspoonhands:

Just something I recorded about the Laci Green controversy and why John and I are sympathetic to her.

And the inevitable… what Hank said.

ArtistHank Green
TitleOn Making Mistakes
AlbumNone
I CANNOT be the only person who wants to know what the intersection of “inside the Large Hadron Collider” and “behind the couch” is, right?

I CANNOT be the only person who wants to know what the intersection of “inside the Large Hadron Collider” and “behind the couch” is, right?

I AM PISSED OFF

fishingboatproceeds:

I am pissed off because Laci Green, one of the most promising young content creators on YouTube, has been forced off the Internet by death threats—apparently driven by her casual use of the word “tranny” in a video she made more than three years ago. (She apologized and even took down the video.)

 Laci makes wonderful, hilarious, sex-positive videos that have been tremendously helpful to millions of people (including me). She makes people feel less alone and less ashamed. She’s wonderful, and YouTube and tumblr are very lucky to have her, and we should all be really pissed that her ability to make stuff has been compromised by threats.

Here’s the truth, although we don’t say it often: You want to know why there are so few women in the Top 100 most viewed lists on YouTube? Because women are far more likely to be stalked, threatened, and attacked on the Internet, and they are far more likely to see those attacks move from cyber-bullying to real life threats, which too often forces them to abandon their work and their audiences.

I’ve been making videoblogs for more than five years, and I have a large audience, and a few overeager fans have found out where I live over the years, and you know what they’ve done about it? They’ve left me candy. Now, to be clear, I was still very uncomfortable and freaked out by this. But they didn’t send me death threats with pictures of my apartment building the way they’ve done to Laci.

And Laci is not alone. Most of the women I’ve known from YouTube—from those with 5,000 subscribers to those with 500,000—have dealt with harassment and stalking, and it has affected their ability to create stuff.

It’s not acceptable. It’s not acceptable to respond to a transphobic comment with a threat to kill someone. It’s not acceptable to harass and stalk women because you want their attention. And it’s not acceptable to use threats and intimidation to silence women you disagree with.

YouTube and tumblr should respond aggressively to these reports, and we need stronger laws to combat this crap, because I’m tired of seeing brilliant women driven away from the Internet by trolls with nothing to contribute.

What John said.

Out of context, this is just…

Out of context, this is just…

So I’m watching The Hunger Games to see what all the fuss is about…

havelogicwilltravel:

and I can’t pay any attention because I just want to keep calling this girl Catnip. 

Seeing so many Hunger Games posts today and it reminded me of this…

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries Ep. 27 “Welcome to Netherfield” (x)

What my GIFs would look like if I had editing software of any kind.

thedailywhat:

For Science of the Day: A new study of the aerodynamics of Batman’s winged attire concludes that the caped crusader certainly can fly over Gotham City, but that when it comes to landing, his gear is a suicide waiting to happen.

Student physicists at the University of Leicester, in a paper titled “Trajectory of a Falling Batman,” determined that Batman’s velocity as he approached street level — 50 mph — would be too great for him to survive without serious injury.

“If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape,” co-author David Marshall suggests helpfully. “Or if he preferred to keep his style he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft.”

[telegraph]


There are times that this country is just WIN

thedailywhat:

For Science of the Day: A new study of the aerodynamics of Batman’s winged attire concludes that the caped crusader certainly can fly over Gotham City, but that when it comes to landing, his gear is a suicide waiting to happen.

Student physicists at the University of Leicester, in a paper titled “Trajectory of a Falling Batman,” determined that Batman’s velocity as he approached street level — 50 mph — would be too great for him to survive without serious injury.

“If Batman wanted to survive the flight, he would definitely need a bigger cape,” co-author David Marshall suggests helpfully. “Or if he preferred to keep his style he could opt for using active propulsion, such as jets to keep himself aloft.”

[telegraph]

There are times that this country is just WIN

theashleyclements:

havelogicwilltravel:

Rainbow and TheLBD

This makes me smile so much! Ali, I shudder to think how much time you spend staring at my face contorting, but I thank you for being the master of LBD gifs. Also, your accent is just the cutest.

It’s not that long really. Just five or six times through before I GIF anything at all. Then another 10 or so times over each scene that I’m GIFing. Another 2 or 3 times through the whole thing just to be sure and then a few times without the sound at various frame rates to see if you guys do anything funny with your faces! (When I’m done, I just watch it for fun…)

thedailywhat:

RIP Society of the Day: Former Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson made out like a bandit after resigning from his position with the company — 24 hours after assuming the head honcho role. Johnson submitted his letter of resignation the first day on the job, and is now qualified to receive up to $44.4 million in compensation, as long as he doesn’t disparage the company and the board decides he resigned for “good reasons.”
That list of reasons probably contains about 44.4 million bullet points.
[thinkprogress]

Okay…

thedailywhat:

RIP Society of the Day: Former Duke Energy CEO Bill Johnson made out like a bandit after resigning from his position with the company — 24 hours after assuming the head honcho role. Johnson submitted his letter of resignation the first day on the job, and is now qualified to receive up to $44.4 million in compensation, as long as he doesn’t disparage the company and the board decides he resigned for “good reasons.”

That list of reasons probably contains about 44.4 million bullet points.

[thinkprogress]

Okay…

fishingboatproceeds:

How you make a mint julep in my home:
Mint from the garden.  Excellent bourbon.  Water.  Ice.  Mix with Dora spoon.

John Green ladies and gentlemen…

fishingboatproceeds:

How you make a mint julep in my home:

Mint from the garden.
Excellent bourbon.
Water.
Ice.
Mix with Dora spoon.

John Green ladies and gentlemen…