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exfatalist:

trekual-innuendos:

Lets have a dystopian future movie where none of the actors are white

Not a single one

No reason

No explanation

There’s just no white people and not a single character questions it

Watch how quickly people notice and get pissed off

but wouldn’t it be better to put one white extra in the far background of a huge crowd shot for a few frames, so we could point to them every time someone gets pissed off?

And we could keep saying “Well, it’s more historically accurate this way” and never explaining it beyond that.

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youremybrandnewday:

STOP IT STOP IT NOW THIS IS SO VERY WRONG

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OMG love this. Because i can’t understand them, they’re so loud and fast. But I think this is a valid argument. If you’re the kind of person who thinks that the right will always win out, then you think astronauts and their technology will win. If you think high passion and brutality wins over civilization (and you think ‘fuck the police’) then you go with caveman. It’s an inherently different way of seeing the world.

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nprbooks:

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Today in Book News: At The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes that Amazon’s recommendation algorithm has created an accidental starter kit for drug dealers: “One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale — the AWS-100 — on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another. Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.”
Also, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ health is stable but fragile after a recent hospitalization, E.L. Doctorow wins the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and poet Patricia Lockwood wonders whether poetry is work.
Read more here.

nprbooks:

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Today in Book NewsAt The Atlantic, Alexis Madrigal writes that Amazon’s recommendation algorithm has created an accidental starter kit for drug dealers: “One day, some drug dealer bought a particular digital scale — the AWS-100 — on the retail site, Amazon.com. And then another drug dealer bought the same scale. Then another. Then another. Amazon’s data-tracking software watched what else these people purchased, and now, if you buy the AWS-100 scale, Amazon serves up a quickstart kit for selling drugs.”

Also, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ health is stable but fragile after a recent hospitalization, E.L. Doctorow wins the 2014 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, and poet Patricia Lockwood wonders whether poetry is work.

Read more here.

I gave her everything. I was half a virgin when I met her. — Spike, “Lovers Walk” (via incorrectbuffyquotes)
But what if some of us want to take our scars seriously? Maybe some of us haven’t gotten the highbrow-girl memo—​haven’t gotten the text message from our boyfriends—​about what counts as bathos. One man’s joke is another girl’s diary entry. One woman’s heartbreak is another woman’s essay. Maybe this bleeding ad nauseum is mass-​produced and sounds ridiculous—​Plug it up! Plug it up!—​but maybe its business isn’t done. Woman is a pain that never goes away. Leslie Jamison (via millionsmillions)

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Pets meet baby for the first time. 

Dogs: OO OO sniff sniff sniff human!! it’s one of you! !!!!!! you’ve made a hairless puppy!!!!!! let me see let me lick it clean puppy puppy human puppy!!!!

Cats: What …? Is that? Oh! Oh god no. Human, what did you do? This is a louder, smellier version of you. Take it away. Far far away.

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

curious-wiccan:

Norwegian forest cat chasing a fox

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Want late-90s TTOI/Buffy/Angel xover where Malcolm Tucker and his new, young PA (research assistant) Sam, and his werewolf bodyguard Jamie, are sent to civilize Faith. it’s the in-between years in Faith’s life after she leaves angel and before she stops another apocalypse. (Saying she doesn’t go to jail, she goes on an official Watcher rehab bootcamp program, because jail was just stupid.)

hexgoddess:

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hexgoddess:

What? Bisexual? She can’t be bisexual, you’re only bisexual if you’re actively fucking two people of two differing genders at the same exact time. The moment you stop fucking them you’re suddenly not bi anymore. It’s science.

I suppose that means we bi people exist in quantum superposition until someone observes us having sex.

Schrodinger’s Sexuality

So you’re saying a bisexual’s sexuality is determined by an outside observer.

(via theopoiesis)

I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon.

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

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If you are 35 or younger - and quite often, older - the advice of the old economy does not apply to you. You live in the post-employment economy, where corporations have decided not to pay people. Profits are still high. The money is still there. But not for you. You will work without a raise, benefits, or job security. Survival is now a laudable aspiration.

Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy

“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.

It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”

Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.

(via sextus—empiricus)

I will always reblog this quote.  Hits way too close to home for me.

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The most salient part of this, to me, is the underscoring of the fact that there is no “right” college major where you’re guaranteed a job forever. Conservatives love to pretend college graduates working minimum-wage or freelance jobs just didn’t “pick the right major” - those foolish fools studied the arts or literature or something else frivolous, so they deserve crushing debt and no job security! No. There is no magical college major that will let you sidestep the jobless recovery.

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