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1st April 2014

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Anyone else feeling kind of bummed by How I Met Your Mother’s finale? It was like a bait and switch.

Tagged: HIMYM

25th March 2014

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ryannorth:

davidmalki:

Ryan North has had a lot of fun lately making up book covers about me and the Star Tracks, but do you want to know what I think?
I think he’s just jealous because he can’t enjoy a piece of media without obsessively noticing, and then cataloging, every usage of English grammar that varies even the slightest from some imaginary perfect standard he’s obsessed with! Ryan, you have a DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS. I’d think you, OF ALL PEOPLE, would take a descriptivist view of language! But just check out THIS TRUE EXCERPT from this book I found in an abandoned nautical library:

Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Season 1 (1983)
Episode 1:
1:31: Amanda King: “I’ll be right back thank you dear” – Run-on sentence.
4:22: Amanda King: “Man in the red hat…man in the red hat.” – Sentence fragment.
10:48: Amanda King: “You certainly will not!” – Sentence fragment.
16:03: Lee Stetson: “Champagne?” – Sentence fragment.
16:59: Lee Stetson: “I’m sorry that this is…” – Sentence fragment.
17:37: Amanda King: “I just almost did the dumbest thing with your package.” – Awkward phrasing.
27:31: Amanda King: “Valley Forge flapjacks, pilgrim’s peach puff.” – Sentence fragment.

And on and on and on like this for – according to the cover – every piece of fiction between 1960 and 2010!
Let me tell you people: the type in this book is TINY
[ BOOKWAR ]

Um, actually, the “who” versus “whom” thing depends on whether the person being referred to is the subject or the object of the verb, so without a larger context it’s impossible to say which is correct??
THAT SAID, this book looks amazing and I would be proud to have it on my bookshelf, much less be credited as author.

ryannorth:

davidmalki:

Ryan North has had a lot of fun lately making up book covers about me and the Star Tracks, but do you want to know what I think?

I think he’s just jealous because he can’t enjoy a piece of media without obsessively noticing, and then cataloging, every usage of English grammar that varies even the slightest from some imaginary perfect standard he’s obsessed with! Ryan, you have a DEGREE IN LINGUISTICS. I’d think you, OF ALL PEOPLE, would take a descriptivist view of language! But just check out THIS TRUE EXCERPT from this book I found in an abandoned nautical library:

Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Season 1 (1983)

Episode 1:

1:31: Amanda King: “I’ll be right back thank you dear” – Run-on sentence.

4:22: Amanda King: “Man in the red hat…man in the red hat.” – Sentence fragment.

10:48: Amanda King: “You certainly will not!” – Sentence fragment.

16:03: Lee Stetson: “Champagne?” – Sentence fragment.

16:59: Lee Stetson: “I’m sorry that this is…” – Sentence fragment.

17:37: Amanda King: “I just almost did the dumbest thing with your package.” – Awkward phrasing.

27:31: Amanda King: “Valley Forge flapjacks, pilgrim’s peach puff.” – Sentence fragment.

And on and on and on like this for – according to the cover – every piece of fiction between 1960 and 2010!

Let me tell you people: the type in this book is TINY

[ BOOKWAR ]

Um, actually, the “who” versus “whom” thing depends on whether the person being referred to is the subject or the object of the verb, so without a larger context it’s impossible to say which is correct??

THAT SAID, this book looks amazing and I would be proud to have it on my bookshelf, much less be credited as author.

Source: davidmalki

22nd March 2014

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newyorker:

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian asks, in embracing the silence of noise-canceling headphones, are we tuning out too much? http://nyr.kr/1g9v3CQ 
Photograph: Andi Singer/Getty.

This article is very thoughtful and well-written. I particularly like the ending.

newyorker:

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian asks, in embracing the silence of noise-canceling headphones, are we tuning out too much? http://nyr.kr/1g9v3CQ

Photograph: Andi Singer/Getty.

This article is very thoughtful and well-written. I particularly like the ending.

21st March 2014

Photoset reblogged from The Moral Backbone of a Chocolate Eclair with 780 notes

linettiperetti:

It’s my most comfortable mode!

Kroll Show Season 2 - Episode 6: “Mother Daughter Sister Wife”

I love John Mulaney’s George St Geegland character on Kroll Show, so I watched his stand up special on Netflix. It’s called New in Town and I laughed so hard I cried. Check it out.

Tagged: John Mulaney

20th March 2014

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theavc:

Watch the most amazing solve in Wheel Of Fortune history.

theavc:

Watch the most amazing solve in Wheel Of Fortune history.

18th March 2014

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Random TV show recommendation

This may be a couple of years behind the times, but I just discovered the BBC sitcom Twenty Twelve on Netflix Canada, and it’s great. It’s got Lord Grantham, Jessica Hynes (Spaced), and Olivia Colman (Broadchurch), and sweet surprise, David Tennant as the narrator. It’s a very funny mockumentary about the organizers of the London 2012 Olympics. Pretty good.

18th March 2014

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tardis-scooter:

Rose and TARDIS.

tardis-scooter:

Rose and TARDIS.

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18th March 2014

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theatlantic:

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.
Read more. [Image: Jackie Lay]

theatlantic:

The Toxins That Threaten Our Brains

Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even greater. Why children and the poor are most susceptible to neurotoxic exposure that may be costing the U.S. billions of dollars and immeasurable peace of mind.

Read more. [Image: Jackie Lay]

17th March 2014

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Is it normal to put mouse traps on the shelf at the grocery store? Does that mean I should be picturing mice running all over my dry goods? I am getting seriously icked out here.

Is it normal to put mouse traps on the shelf at the grocery store? Does that mean I should be picturing mice running all over my dry goods? I am getting seriously icked out here.

16th March 2014

Quote reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 28,497 notes

Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was seven years old. As the illness took its usual course I can remember reading to her often in bed and not feeling particularly alarmed about it. Then one morning, when she was well on the road to recovery, I was sitting on her bed showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured pipe-cleaners, and when it came to her turn to make one herself, I noticed that her fingers and her mind were not working together and she couldn’t do anything.

“Are you feeling all right?” I asked her.

“I feel all sleepy, ” she said.

In an hour, she was unconscious. In twelve hours she was dead.

The measles had turned into a terrible thing called measles encephalitis and there was nothing the doctors could do to save her.

That was twenty-four years ago in 1962, but even now, if a child with measles happens to develop the same deadly reaction from measles as Olivia did, there would still be nothing the doctors could do to help her.

On the other hand, there is today something that parents can do to make sure that this sort of tragedy does not happen to a child of theirs. They can insist that their child is immunised against measles. I was unable to do that for Olivia in 1962 because in those days a reliable measles vaccine had not been discovered. Today a good and safe vaccine is available to every family and all you have to do is to ask your doctor to administer it.

It is not yet generally accepted that measles can be a dangerous illness.

Believe me, it is. In my opinion parents who now refuse to have their children immunised are putting the lives of those children at risk.

In America, where measles immunisation is compulsory, measles like smallpox, has been virtually wiped out.

Here in Britain, because so many parents refuse, either out of obstinacy or ignorance or fear, to allow their children to be immunised, we still have a hundred thousand cases of measles every year.

Out of those, more than 10,000 will suffer side effects of one kind or another.

At least 10,000 will develop ear or chest infections.

About 20 will die.

LET THAT SINK IN.

Every year around 20 children will die in Britain from measles.

So what about the risks that your children will run from being immunised?

They are almost non-existent. Listen to this. In a district of around 300,000 people, there will be only one child every 250 years who will develop serious side effects from measles immunisation! That is about a million to one chance. I should think there would be more chance of your child choking to death on a chocolate bar than of becoming seriously ill from a measles immunisation.

So what on earth are you worrying about?

It really is almost a crime to allow your child to go unimmunised.

Roald Dahl, 1986

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TEAM VACCINE

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NINETEEN EIGHTY SIX.

roald dahl was calling out the anti-vaccination movement as self indulgent bullshit //thirty god damn years ago//.

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Over 1,000 preventable deaths and 128,000 preventable illnesses since 2007 and counting

And this is only in recent history. I can’t imagine the numbers if we had data all the way back to 1986.

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And thanks to anti-vaxxers, measles is back in the United States.

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Measles outbreak in Greater Vancouver right now too. You’re not better than science, people.

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