The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an...– Web Kids Manifesto: “We, the Web Kids” (via sociolab) THIS is the way educators must view technology! Computers and The Internet are NOT learning tools. They are a part of the environment in which today’s learning takes place! Educational technology is not about doing things better. It’s about...
demoncolbert: OH MY GOD i went into the bank and asked what day it was and the teller said “march 26th” so i asked “and the year?” and she kinda looked at me for a second before saying “2012”. i threw my hands up in the air and yelled “IT WORKED” before turning to leave. THEN AS I WAS JOGGING OUT OF THE BANK SOME OTHER DUDE CAME UP TO ME LIKE “HOLY CRAP, YOUR MACHINE WORKED TOO?” AND WE HIGH...
[TW: Rape] It wasn’t the first time a lawmaker has suggested that women seeking...– 9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women’s Bodies Not only are Republicans rejecting actual science, now they’re making up their own. (via shorterexcerpts) …wut. (via ethiopienne)
lightspeedsound: I don’t know how many of my followers know about this, but this website is awesome. it’s essentially an online free public library. You can find tons of amazing books here…you just can’t download for free. But you can READ THEM ONLINE FOR FREE, WHICH IS AMAZING. The online reader also has adjustable font sizes and fonts. I’m in love <3. And also reading a ton of gratuitous...
paradiseasha: swagandpassion: “About 50 high school students at Frederick Douglass Academy in Detroit were suspended today after walking out of classes to protest a lack of consistent teachers, the removal of the principal and a host of other administrative problems at the all-boys school. The students were chanting “We want education!” Parents organized the walkout because they fear for the...
Set Off Your Medical Pendant, Get Shot
liquornspice: amaditalks: A 68 year old black Marine veteran was shot and killed in his own home in White Plains, NY after police responded to a “medical emergency” call when the man accidentally activated his medical assistance pendant device. In the middle of the night, police banged on his door until he was roused from sleep, demanded entry, when he refused (because he was not ill) they...
The Brain on Love (New York Times) →
psychotherapy: via NYTimes.com: by Diane Ackerman A RELATIVELY new field, called interpersonal neurobiology, draws its vigor from one of the great discoveries of our era: that the brain is constantly rewiring itself based on daily life. In the end, what we pay the most attention to defines us. How you choose to spend the irreplaceable hours of your life literally transforms you. All...
Arrested Drunk Man Sings "Bohemian Rhapsody" In... →
This is a six minute long video, but you must watch the entire thing or we can never be friends.
White Man Kills a Black Couple with Kids because... →
life-thebeautifulstruggle: My heart breaks reading this. vivalaevolucion: HAS EVERYONE SEEN THIS? This happened recently. The story goes that this father was playing outside with his kids and went to go talk to this guy(the white man), because he was shooting his guns in the area where they were playing. The white man came over and shot him in the head FOR NO REASON. Did the same thing to...
one of my friends posted this dialogue between her...
Kid: I have a house and pay the mortgage.
Dad: Yeah? Where do you work?
Kid: I make pizzas. Pizzas with paper, pizzas with jackets, all kinds of pizzas.
Dad: How much do they cost?
Kid: Two minutes.
unknowable woman: delicatetbone: A Valediction... →
delicatetbone: A Valediction Forbidding Mourning - adrienne rich My swirling wants. Your frozen lips. The grammar turned and attacked me. Themes, written under duress. Emptiness of the notations. They gave me a drug that slowed the healing of wounds. I want you to see this before…
Stop it with the "White People"
racismschool: evolutionofda: Regarding Trayvon Martin & The Rue/Alamanda Stenberg controversy… I am seeing many comments from people who do not Indentify as white saying “White people this” and “White people that”. As if the actions of SOME people who are white means that all white people hold the same views. I see arguments like, “Well Trayvon Martin died because someone made the...
The Magnetic Fields - Crowd of Drifters Earworm...
Please, get this out there. This is about the... →
youcancallmepotter: No matter who you are, what you have been through, how terrible you have felt, regardless of where you come from, what you do, what you look like, how you behave, always know that one thing above everything else is true. Jack Harkness would fuck you.
There was a slightly jarring moment when a fan asked the panel if there would...– Anglophenia’s report from Sunday’s panel at the DW UK convention. Holy shit. (via nom-chompsky) this is unsurprising bullshit. (via liquidiousfleshbag) This is balls, people. (via love-and-radiation) What pisses me off most about this is that Steven Moffat even asked that question in the first...
pleasedontsqueezetheshaman: Tommy James and The...
Truth be told I don’t like macho posturing in literary feuds — or rather, the...– Saturday History Lessons: That Time Wallace Stevens Punched Hemingway - The Rumpus.net Some people here will have heard me tell this story before, but here ‘tis, again. (via michelledean)
Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the... →
jeffdtaylor: Wow. cmonstah: good: This is not a fluffy mass of cotton strung up in a room. It’s an actual, man-made cloud. That’s not photoshop; that’s an actual cloud hovering inside an actual room. Artist Berndnaut Smilde merges art and science to create small man-made clouds that exist — albeit for just a moment — indoors. (via singularitarian) (via poptech) Duuuuuuuuuude.
Sophie is now posting photo's of people and where...
stfuconfederates: edman93: For those who don’t know what this person has done, she has taken the names, addresses and other personal info of LGBTQ people, and is sending this information out to the whole world, and outing these people against their will. This is her blog here. My name is Edward Lucas, and I am putting a stop to her, I am standing up to her, and I will end it. Reblog this,...
This ‘war on women’ argument is very unfortunate,” he told John King. “It’s...– Welcome to the new era of STFU Today. Right this minute this goes from an angry quote-and-rant blog to a full fledged political blog because this utter wankery privileged FULLY FALSE nonsense from Virginia’s governor (and GOP VP hopeful) Bob McDonnell deserves a full-fledged debunking. And here it...
I feel like, if you want to understand American culture, you need to know how...– Twitter / @calamityjon (via love-and-radiation)
Anonymous asked: Re: bodily functions in fiction....
milkeemountainmama: I MOST CERTAINLY DO. (haha, i actually do, seeing as i’ve been allergic to a basic food group and not known it for 30 years of my life, so i’ve actually discussed my poop in great detail even to people who are not my doctor for YEARS. lol but srsly. this all started with me wondering about menstruation. and how it doesn’t make sense that periods were not talked about in...
novazembla: astationaryjew: I wailed when Lincoln Lee took off his dorky glasses in Fringe tonight. Look, I know, objectively, he is probably more attractive without them (and with spiky hair), but… dorky glasses, man. My greatest weakness. #one step away from gnashing my teeth and rending my garments #also I have a lot of weaknesses so that’s probably not true I’m sorry, are you me? Once...