Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Monday, September 29, 2014

mazarinedrake:

aerialsquid, dorkianpavus, mouseyfox, and arwingyoshi are my beautiful siblings. cellarspider is the terrifying creepypasta that lives under the stairs.

unverified-reality:

This x-ray shows the case of an unfortunate woman who happened to have a snake crawl into her vagina, slither through the fallopian tube, and out oast the ovary into her body cavity. It survived unknown for three days until the snake started eating her appendix


Good god. This is so bad even Snopes wouldn’t take it.Just. Snakes /breathe/.

unverified-reality:

This x-ray shows the case of an unfortunate woman who happened to have a snake crawl into her vagina, slither through the fallopian tube, and out oast the ovary into her body cavity. It survived unknown for three days until the snake started eating her appendix

Good god. This is so bad even Snopes wouldn’t take it.

Just. Snakes /breathe/.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

jaclcfrost:

"who do you pair that character with?"

happiness. life. being happy. not being dead. i want them to be alive and safe. and happy. that’s what i’m getting at. that is the direction this is going in. that’s my only wish

learningthrougherror:

Students shouldn’t bother investigating those multiple interpretations and evaluating which one they think is best - they should just go with the one the teacher gives them. (I haven’t read Moby Dick; when I ran this past someone who has, they said “that’s an…interesting…interpretation…”)

Furthermore, check this. If Ahab is a symbol of evil and Moby Dick of death and terror, then he will fail because man cannot overcome evil. First, that’s a very scrambled reading and the author needs to sort out just who represents evil, stat. Second, of course they went with the underlying theology that if you try to overcome evil without God, you’re a terrible person no better than the evil you’re trying to defeat.

From Classics for Christians: World Literature (3rd edition), Jan Anderson, ed., (Pensacola: A Beka Book, 2002), 485.

learningthrougherror:

Rewriting the moral of the story, check. Insecurity about whether an ancient tale “really happened,” check. Just another ancient history lesson with a Bob Jones textbook.

From Dottie Buckley, Grace L. Farr & Debra White, Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools (Home Teacher’s Edition), (Greenville: Bob Jones University Press, 2000), 37.

Inability to independently discern if a story is truth or fiction: a good sign of a healthy education.

learningthrougherror:

Rewriting the moral of the story, check. Insecurity about whether an ancient tale “really happened,” check. Just another ancient history lesson with a Bob Jones textbook.

From Dottie Buckley, Grace L. Farr & Debra White, Heritage Studies 5 for Christian Schools (Home Teacher’s Edition), (Greenville: Bob Jones University Press, 2000), 37.

Inability to independently discern if a story is truth or fiction: a good sign of a healthy education.

jon mcnaughton update

agoodcartoon:

agoodcartoon:

still fucking insane, or maybe he’s doing storyboards now for either syfy or the history channel.
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reminder that washington grew hella weed on his farm

Anyone reminded of Bioshock; Infinite?

cellarspider:

gold-crow:

thisnightmarishlife:

If you want to avoid getting called on in class or in a meeting, then you should wear the color black. All the other color frequencies will reach the eyes before black.
Avoid being the first one noticed, those with colorful clothing will attract the attention before you will.

That’s probably also why assassins and burglars always wear black. The victims won’t know what (literally) hit them until it’s too late.

That diagram appears to be a unitless measure of the relative intensity per unit area of sunlight: essentially, how brightly the sun shines in these colors. 
Black is not a “color frequency”. 
Air has a negligible dispersion effect over the distance considered, i.e. it doesn’t significantly slow light down at different wavelengths. You are sitting in a classroom or meeting space, not attempting to get a clear picture of a far-distant star.
While the photoreceptors of the eye each do have certain wavelengths to which they are most receptive, contrast is far more important for picking out visual cues. Starting from the retina on up, our visual system essentially highlights sharp differences in hue or lightness. This is most easily demonstrated in the Mach Band illusion. 
Corollary: dark colors blend in when it’s dark, and not when it’s light. Light colors blend in when it’s light, not when it’s dark. 
Teachers and professionals at meetings are not robots programmed to target whatever they see first. They are, surprisingly, humans.
Teachers, being humans, are far more subject to complex factors of bias, such as gender or race, or class of students and their parents, when it comes to where they give attention and encouragement. Same goes for business settings.
Your clothing may in fact have a biasing effect on teacher or colleague perception of you. This is not a lovely and desirous thing that our culture does.

cellarspider:

gold-crow:

thisnightmarishlife:

If you want to avoid getting called on in class or in a meeting, then you should wear the color black. All the other color frequencies will reach the eyes before black.

Avoid being the first one noticed, those with colorful clothing will attract the attention before you will.

That’s probably also why assassins and burglars always wear black. The victims won’t know what (literally) hit them until it’s too late.

  1. That diagram appears to be a unitless measure of the relative intensity per unit area of sunlight: essentially, how brightly the sun shines in these colors. 
  2. Black is not a “color frequency”. 
  3. Air has a negligible dispersion effect over the distance considered, i.e. it doesn’t significantly slow light down at different wavelengths. You are sitting in a classroom or meeting space, not attempting to get a clear picture of a far-distant star.
  4. While the photoreceptors of the eye each do have certain wavelengths to which they are most receptive, contrast is far more important for picking out visual cues. Starting from the retina on up, our visual system essentially highlights sharp differences in hue or lightness. This is most easily demonstrated in the Mach Band illusion
  5. Corollary: dark colors blend in when it’s dark, and not when it’s light. Light colors blend in when it’s light, not when it’s dark. 
  6. Teachers and professionals at meetings are not robots programmed to target whatever they see first. They are, surprisingly, humans.
  7. Teachers, being humans, are far more subject to complex factors of bias, such as gender or race, or class of students and their parents, when it comes to where they give attention and encouragement. Same goes for business settings.
  8. Your clothing may in fact have a biasing effect on teacher or colleague perception of you. This is not a lovely and desirous thing that our culture does.
Eddie isn’t hiding his new hideout very well.

Eddie isn’t hiding his new hideout very well.

perplexedgeneticistartblog:

Because Eddie from Gotham Fox so cute.

perplexedgeneticistartblog:

Because Eddie from Gotham Fox so cute.