Magrat: Whatever happened to the rule about not meddling?
Nanny Ogg: As you progress in the craft, you'll learn there is another rule. One that Esme's obeyed all her life.
Magrat: What's that?
Nanny Ogg: When you break rules, break 'em good and hard.
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare...– Bill Watterson (via mikekarnell)
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kelsium: As many of you know, our friend Rosa Sparks is having a real shit time of it lately. The most recent in a long string of personal upheavals is that the house where she and her daughter live was just robbed, and many of their personal belongings were taken. Rosa is about to start her dream job,…
LOL @ MRA: Why Do Men Keep Putting Me in the... →
literaryreference: You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he…
discovergames: bustedafternoon: Wait, so the character that Benedict Cumbersnatch plays in Star Trek is supposed to be of North Indian ancestry and was originally played by a Mexican actor? Just when I think I could not hate J.J. Abrams anymore than I already do. Is this true Star Trek fans? Because if so, what the fuck, Abrams? I was willing to forgive the last movie being composed of 92%...
11 of the Weirdest Solutions to the Fermi Paradox →
Most people take it for granted that we have yet to make contact with an extraterrestrial civilization. Trouble is, the numbers donât add up. Our Galaxy is so old that every corner of it should have been visited many, many times over by now. No theory to date has satisfactorily explained away this Great Silence, so itâs time to think outside the box. Here are eleven of the weirdest solutions...
Robert Reich: Global Capital and the Nation State →
robertreich: As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can find….
Star Trek Into Darkness: Too many dicks on the... →
team-joebama: Into Darkness shows more racial diversity among cameos from alien species than it does among human characters in main speaking roles. Worse still, iconic Star Trekvillain Khan Noonien Singh was recast as Benedict Cumberbatch, possibly the whitest man on the planet. In Khan’s original role, he was super-intelligent, super-strong, the head of a genetically engineered master...
His Dad Beat His Mom. He Tried To Stop Him. But He... →
shortformblog: Patrick Stewart’s incredibly personal and powerful story about growing up with an abusive father. An incredibly evocative, eloquent and moving story. Most definitely worth watching if you have a sturdy heart and a free fifteen minutes.
Squashed: Targeting the Tea Party →
squashed: On one hand, targeting Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny looks like a massively and systemically unfair abuse of power by the IRS. That said, it’s important to keep this in context. Additional scrutiny was given to “various local organizations in the Tea Party movement…applying for exemption…
There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.– Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (via scared-of-clouds)
Idiot Construction Crew Demolishes 2,300-year-old... →
http://io9.com/idiot-construction-crew-demolishes-2-300-year-old-maya-506752551 Ugh, there aren’t even words.
An Interactive Map of Regional American Accents,... →
http://io9.com/an-interactive-map-of-regional-american-accents-with-a-506349445 Neat! Enjoy, Jen.
I’m not saying that my Mom and I had the BEST RELATIONSHIP EVAH. We didn’t. Two...– Darkened Prose: A Letter to William Shatner This is lovely. (via wilwheaton)