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socam:

Magnetic Fields - Heroes

— 18 hours ago with 6 notes
boston.com has the local poop beat covered
(I guess this is why you don’t want your keyword/ related story thingy to be entirely automated? I mean, is it safe to assume a human wasn’t behind this?)

boston.com has the local poop beat covered

(I guess this is why you don’t want your keyword/ related story thingy to be entirely automated? I mean, is it safe to assume a human wasn’t behind this?)

— 5 days ago with 10 notes
#in related news  #the scoop on poop  #this speaks volumes for how bad this site has become  #boston  #journalism 

piazza:

heatherinanutshell:

Help Stamp Out Loneliness, “Cottonopolis and Promises”

Won’t you let me be your Nico?

(Source: youtube.com)

— 1 week ago with 11 notes
kevinallenblog:

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

I tried dressing like Scully. It didn’t work.

kevinallenblog:

Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.

I tried dressing like Scully. It didn’t work.

(via chrumblr)

— 1 week ago with 271 notes
#extra fabulous comics 
dontwalkintime:

This made me laugh harder than it probably should have.

dontwalkintime:

This made me laugh harder than it probably should have.

(via chrumblr)

— 1 week ago with 82 notes
#dostoevsky  #dogstoyevsky  #me 
"I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life."
Frank O’Hara (via theflatfifth)
— 1 week ago with 14 notes
#i concur 

vintageanchorbooks:

Literary T-Shirts!

I already see some Christmas gifts. There’s more here. I was hoping for one for a St. Petersburg Pawnbroker’s shop, but no such luck.

(via okaycheckitout)

— 1 week ago with 176 notes
magictransistor:

Ivan Aivazovsky (Иван Айвазовский), Still Sea at Night (Еще море ночью), 1861.

My Russian is very limited, but I saw this and thought that to the best of my knowledge Еще doesn’t mean calm or still, but is actually an adverb. And then it came to me that it means “still” in the adverbial sense, as in “yet” or “although”, and that the caption is probably a google translate error. This was supported by the fact that typing “still sea at night” into google translate gets you “еще море ночью”, but “еще море ночью” translates into English as “yet the sea at night”. So I guess my point is that I’m glad human brains are still way better than the machines at translation (assuming I’m right. If I’m wrong, just move right along, nothing to see here).

magictransistor:

Ivan Aivazovsky (Иван Айвазовский), Still Sea at Night (Еще море ночью), 1861.

My Russian is very limited, but I saw this and thought that to the best of my knowledge Еще doesn’t mean calm or still, but is actually an adverb. And then it came to me that it means “still” in the adverbial sense, as in “yet” or “although”, and that the caption is probably a google translate error. This was supported by the fact that typing “still sea at night” into google translate gets you “еще море ночью”, but “еще море ночью” translates into English as “yet the sea at night”. So I guess my point is that I’m glad human brains are still way better than the machines at translation (assuming I’m right. If I’m wrong, just move right along, nothing to see here).

(via okaycheckitout)

— 1 week ago with 195 notes
#russian  #translation 

Update: The hazardous materials emergency was in the Chemistry building next door, which makes sense. Here in the Humanities building the most hazardous material we have is hot air.

— 1 week ago with 12 notes
#ba dum ching 
Stay alert to what? What area? What?

Stay alert to what? What area? What?

— 1 week ago with 4 notes

lazythunderstorms:

allo darlin’ // history lessons

you can try and live in the moment, and i’ll contain my rebel heart.

— 1 week ago with 9 notes
#allo darlin' 

jacket37:

this song is very good

— 1 week ago with 2 notes
Wow the MPAA has really broadened the list of things it’s monitoring here.

Wow the MPAA has really broadened the list of things it’s monitoring here.

— 2 weeks ago with 9 notes
#god help the girl 

This weekend featured both the pleasures and perils of meetings with strangers mediated by the internet. On the pleasures end, I met up for the first time with deadlytango while he was in town and we went to see God Help The Girl. We decided to catch the screening which was followed by 40 minutes of concert footage (B&S, the 3 girls from the GHTG album, and the guy from the movie) which made it a late night but totally worth it. The movie was.. pretty much what I expected? I’d forgotten how lovely many of the songs on the album are, and it was fun to rediscover them via the film. So I continue to bat 1000 when it comes to fun meet ups with tumblr folks (although if I ever make it to Vancouver all hell could break loose )(ha! kidding you guys!)

And the perils.. I just started using Uber this week and after initially praising it, I’m now thinking that the comparison to glorified hitchhiking is spot on, except when you’re hitchhiking the person picking you up doesn’t have your home address and full name. The guy who picked me up on Saturday when I was cutting it close making it to a play 1) had a tank on empty, 2) told me that he was going to officially cancel the trip online and I should give him $7 in cash because he only had $3 and couldn’t afford gas, 3) when I said no to this plan, and that I’d prefer to pay via Uber and that he get me to my destination before getting gas (only 10 minutes away, he wasn’t going to run out), kept arguing with me, 4) claimed he really only had $3 to his name, i.e., no credit or debit card with which to deal with the empty tank (yeah right), 4) stopped at a gas station anyway, and basically shoved the $3 at me and was like “I cancelled the trip, you need to give me money for gas” and essentially refused to budge until I gave him cash. I gave him a $5 bill because it was dark and rainy and I wanted to make the play, but was so unnerved by the whole thing that I jumped too quickly out of the car at the theater and then upon arriving home later that night realized I’d lost my keys and there was a good chance they were in the car of the scary Uber guy who knows my address (and with access to my full name, many other things about me if he wanted to put in the effort). So I ended up spending the night on a friend’s floor and the next day asking my landlord to change my lock. Thanks Uber!
 
(Uber has a lost and found, but it involves their contacting the driver, which means I’d need to explain that the trip WAS completed and he’d scammed the company, and the last thing I want a guy who’s been fired to know is that he has the house keys of the person who got him fired. Argh.)

(also, I’m sure this was unintentional, but it wasn’t lost on me that the gas station he stopped at was the same one where the guy who was carjacked and held hostage by the marathon bombers made his escape)

— 2 weeks ago with 13 notes
#Belle and Sebastian  #uber  #deadlytango