Oct 11, 2013
What inspire me, is teaching African refugees how to program Javascript. What inspires me is finding out how to use MagLev trains to get resources to the moon. These are the challenges that tomorrow’s going to face.

Comedian pranks TED Talks [Gawker]

How did he even get on stage? This is how did he did it,

“I told them I had just returned from Mogadishu where I was shooting war journalism following this group of women cleaning up the neighborhood, and by picking up trash, they had lowered crime rate. So it’s like broken window theory there, or whatever the fuck. A little Malcolm Gladwell. [They] wrote back and said, ‘Wow, that’s exciting. We got some real hard hitting stuff here.’”

(via thenoobyorker)

Oh, Ted.

(Source: genericlatino, via buzz)

Oct 9, 2013
wardrobevpantry:

Midweek Man!Maison Kitsune spring summer 2014vBanana Oatmeal Cream Pies"Don’t even think about wearing shorts with a blazer. If an event is formal enough for a blazer, it’s formal enough for pants.”


Wardrobe vs. Pantry wins again.

wardrobevpantry:

Midweek Man!
Maison Kitsune spring summer 2014
v
Banana Oatmeal Cream Pies
"Don’t even think about wearing shorts with a blazer. If an event is formal enough for a blazer, it’s formal enough for pants.”

Wardrobe vs. Pantry wins again.

Sep 12, 2013
rarely-important:

cory-doctorow:

theatlantic:

The Frog That Got Caught In the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

On Friday evening, NASA’s Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was fiery. It was inspiring. It was epic. 
It was also, however, not without its casualties. 
The picture above, captured on Friday by one of the remote cameras NASA had set up for the big launch, captured a creature that found itself, alas, caught in the crossfire of humanity’s drive to explore: a frog. A very unfortunate frog. Launch pads, you see, are generally built near marshes and ponds whose water can absorb the flames of a rocket’s ignition. And this little guy was in the wrong place at the very, very wrong time.
Read more. [Image: NASA/Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport]


so long space frog

Ground control to Major FrogGround control to Major FrogTake your protein pills and put your helmet on (Ten) Ground control (Nine) to Major Frog (Eight) (Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), polliwog (Four) (Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may pond (Blastoff) scum be with you This is ground control to Major Frog, you’ve really made the glade And the gators want to know whose shirts you wear Now it’s time to leave the swamp land if you dare This is Major Frog to ground control, I’m hopping through the door And I’m croaking in a most peculiar way And the flies look very different today Here am I sitting on a lily pad far above the world Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still And I think my tadpole knows which way to go Tell my mate I ate her insect lunch, she knows Ground control to Major Frog, your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong Can you ribbit, Major Frog? Can you ribbit, Major Frog? Can you ribbit, Major Frog? Can you… Here am I sitting on a lily pad far above the Moon Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do
I spent entirely too long on what is probably the worst joke on Tumblr.

Just. Wow.

rarely-important:

cory-doctorow:

theatlantic:

The Frog That Got Caught In the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

On Friday evening, NASA’s Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was fiery. It was inspiring. It was epic. 

It was also, however, not without its casualties. 

The picture above, captured on Friday by one of the remote cameras NASA had set up for the big launch, captured a creature that found itself, alas, caught in the crossfire of humanity’s drive to explore: a frog. A very unfortunate frog. Launch pads, you see, are generally built near marshes and ponds whose water can absorb the flames of a rocket’s ignition. And this little guy was in the wrong place at the very, very wrong time.

Read more. [Image: NASA/Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport]

so long space frog

Ground control to Major Frog
Ground control to Major Frog
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on 
(Ten) Ground control (Nine) to Major Frog (Eight) 
(Seven, six) Commencing countdown (Five), polliwog (Four) 
(Three, two) Check ignition (One) and may pond (Blastoff) scum be with you 

This is ground control to Major Frog, you’ve really made the glade 
And the gators want to know whose shirts you wear 
Now it’s time to leave the swamp land if you dare 

This is Major Frog to ground control, I’m hopping through the door 
And I’m croaking in a most peculiar way 
And the flies look very different today 
Here am I sitting on a lily pad far above the world 
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do 

Though I’m past one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still 
And I think my tadpole knows which way to go 
Tell my mate I ate her insect lunch, she knows 
Ground control to Major Frog, your circuit’s dead, there’s something wrong 
Can you ribbit, Major Frog
Can you ribbit, Major Frog
Can you ribbit, Major Frog
Can you… 
Here am I sitting on a lily pad far above the Moon 
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do

I spent entirely too long on what is probably the worst joke on Tumblr.

Just. Wow.

(via 3liza)

Sep 9, 2013

archiemcphee:

Something awesome recently happened in Istanbul, Turkey. As a city with many hills, Istanbul is home to lots of long staircases that intersect its centuries-old neighbourhoods, enabling pedestrians to avoid streets filled with heavy car traffic.

Last week Huseyin Cetinel, a retired forestry engineer, decided to paint the stairs connecting the neighbourhoods of Findikli and Cihangir all the colors of the rainbow.

"He told the local news media that his original motivation for applying a fresh coat of paint to the stairs was not activism, but the desire “to make people smile.” Mr. Cetinel said he spent nearly $800 on paint and devoted four days to sprucing up the stairs, with help from his son-in-law.”

Public reaction to the colourful stairs was overwhelmingly positive. People turned out in droves to pose for photos on the cheerful staircase. Some decided it was a gesture of support and call for equal rights for the city’s LGBTQ community.

But then sometime strange happened. Just a few days after Huseyin finished beautifying the staircase, residents woke up to discover that overnight the city had hastily re-painted the rainbow steps a dull, disheartening gray. The gray cover-up was so secret and sudden that locals took it very personally. It was interpreted as “a sign of intolerance and a lack of respect for their right to claim public space.”

Speaking to Turkish television reporters after the stairs were painted over, Mr. Cetinel pointed out that all of nature — “cats, birds, flowers, mountains” — is brightly colored. “Where does this gray come from?” he asked. “Did we have another Pompeii and got flooded with ash?”

What happened next is what’s really awesome. Residents began to organize with each other via twitter and soon, not only were Huseyin Cetinel’s stairs returned to their rainbow glory, but - as a sign of solidarity - entirely different stairways all over the city, and eventually in other Turkish cities as well, were painted too.

Click here to view more photos of Istanbul’s new rainbow staircases.

[via Street Art Utopia and The New York Times]

Now one can keep a city of rainbows down.

Sep 9, 2013
Sep 2, 2013

Experiment #10: Umbrella

Aug 28, 2013

diggvideos:

Sir Patrick Stewart gives you a masterclass on how to do a take, double take, triple take and finally a quadruple take. 

"The first three were based on truth,…on spontaneous, naturalistic acting. This, the quadruple take, is in a different category altogether."

Aug 25, 2013

Sir Patrick Stewart

couch:

Sir Patrick Stewart stopped by the office today.

:)

Aug 19, 2013
Punctuation support group.

Punctuation support group.

Jul 28, 2013
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