99th Tuesday

Pining for my Varsity Years

ultrafunnypictures:

Bats illuminated by lightning

ultrafunnypictures:

Bats illuminated by lightning

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thegetty:

September, the month to harvest grapes, isn’t just for the modern Virgo.

Libras and Scorpios are in on the labors of plowing and sowing fun for the month. Since the Middle Ages the zodiac symbols have shifted with changes in the months of the calendar. 

Zodiacal Sign of Virgo, about 1170s, Unknown. German, Hildesheim. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Woman Harvesting Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of a Libra
A Man Treading Grapes; Zodiacal Sign of Libra, early 1460s, Workshop of Willem Vrelant. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Plowing and Sowing; Zodiacal Sign of Scorpio, 1510-1520, Workshop of Master of James IV of Scotland. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Anonymous said: Hi John, I'm currently in the market for a car and I would really like to get one as 'electric' as possible. Would you recommend the Chevy Volt?

fishingboatproceeds:

If you want to get an all-electric vehicle and don’t drive long distances, I really like the Nissan Leaf, which is a great car and a lot less expensive than a Tesla. (If you have all the money in the world, get a Tesla.)

But if like me you sometimes drive more than 70 miles in a day, then I think the Volt is the perfect car for you. It’s VERY fun to drive—handles brilliantly, good 0-30 acceleration—and I use about 45 gallons of gas a year to drive 7,000 miles. (So I get something like 155 miles per gallon.) Charging is easy and super cheap: It costs me something like 50 cents to get enough electricity to drive my Volt 40 miles. I also haven’t had any mechanical problems.

The transition from electric to gas mode is seamless, and the interior is almost entirely silent. The sound system is great; bluetooth works perfectly; and because Chevrolet leased a lot of them, you can get a low-mileage used Volt for less than $25,000. (They remain very cheap to lease relative to sticker price.)

After two years of owning it, the Volt remains my dream car, and I wouldn’t want to drive anything else (not even a Tesla or, like, a Ferrari).

Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

Cannot tell you how many times I’ve been on the phone with Hank and it’s clear he isn’t listening and then I say you’re not listening and then he says, “Hold on someone on the Internet is wrong about something.”

fishingboatproceeds:

edwardspoonhands:

Holy. Crap. I just found an email argument between me and some random internet person about evolution and creationism. Apparently I thought this was important enough to print out and save for TWENTY YEARS!!!

Cannot tell you how many times I’ve been on the phone with Hank and it’s clear he isn’t listening and then I say you’re not listening and then he says, “Hold on someone on the Internet is wrong about something.”

cc-randomness:

govthookercoulson:

cuntgradulation:

pantslesswrock:

joanna-kaana:

this is a necessity for me

dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo





all right, you’ve convinced me. 

cc-randomness:

govthookercoulson:

cuntgradulation:

pantslesswrock:

joanna-kaana:

this is a necessity for me

dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo

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all right, you’ve convinced me. 

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houghtonlib:

Duprez, Gilbert-Louis, 1806-1896. Jéliotte : opéra : G. Duprez : manuscript, 1853.
M1500.D935 J4 1853
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Duprez, Gilbert-Louis, 1806-1896. Jéliotte : opéra : G. Duprez : manuscript, 1853.

M1500.D935 J4 1853

Houghton Library, Harvard University

On Bill Busa (aka, DocDawg)

lessig:

On May 1, we launched a project (Mayday.US) to build a superpac powerful enough to end all superpacs, by electing a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016.

When we launched that project, we announced certain principles, the two most prominent being (1) that the project had to be…

sebski-lego:

Ice Bucket Challenge
I know everyone is probably sick of this by now but here is my offering for the Ice Bucket Challenge made last week.
I donated to a charity of my choice: Dreams Come True UK (www.dreamscometrue.uk.com) in conjunction with Acting On A Dream  (www.actingonadream.com). More details can be seen on my original Instagram post.

sebski-lego:

Ice Bucket Challenge

I know everyone is probably sick of this by now but here is my offering for the Ice Bucket Challenge made last week.

I donated to a charity of my choice: Dreams Come True UK (www.dreamscometrue.uk.com) in conjunction with Acting On A Dream  (www.actingonadream.com). More details can be seen on my original Instagram post.

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