Strength is being able to crush a tomato.
Dexterity is being able to dodge a tomato.
Constitution is being able to eat a bad tomato.
Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom is knowing not to put a tomato in a fruit salad.
Charisma is being able to sell a tomato based fruit salad.
If I stop reblogging this assume I’m dead
I just miss my friend a lot
Feeling this real bad right now
For those of you who are new here, Esther Earl was a nerdfighter who inspired much of The Fault in Our Stars and many projects in nerdfighteria, including Esther Day. Esther’s story, This Star Won’t Go Out, was published this year.
Esther’s family started a foundation in her honor, also called This Star Won’t Go Out, that provides direct financial support to families of children with cancer so that they can pay for gas and hotel stays and lost work and other costs associated with caring for sick children. The Earls are wonderful people who do great work, and you can donate to TSWGO here.
Rape, By The Numbers.
everyone needs to see this graphic
I linked this to my guy friends who always use the excuse of “What about the false reports? It’s not fair that innocent men are accused of a crime they didn’t commit”
2 out of 1000. 0.02% Of all rapes are false.
I completely agree that everyone needs to understand this situation accurately and complexly, so take some time to read about why this infographic has issues. Somehow, it confusingly both over- and under-estimates how many false accusations there are.
Reblog for great justice.
What test do you mean?
So there’s a guy and a girl, and they’re talking to a guy that we’re going to call the Gatekeeper. And the guy goes, “Man, I really like Green Lantern.” And the Gatekeeper goes, “I know, right? Me too.” And the girl goes, “I love Green Lantern!” And the Gatekeeper goes, “Oh, yeah? Who’s the Green Lantern right now? I bet you haven’t even read the comic book.” You know? They do that kind of shit. And I’ve said it so many times: Being a nerd is not about what you love; it’s about the way you love it. And no one gets to tell another person, “You’re not loving a comic book the right way.”
I identified this when Twitter started blowing up. And just because I was an early adopter, I was on there before a lot of legitimately famous people were on there. And all of these social-media gurus were coming to talk to me and I figured out that when someone says “This is the right way to use Twitter,” the translation for that was “This is the way I can profit or benefit from you using Twitter.” And I kept telling people, “Do it your way, it doesn’t matter. Just do your thing.”
And I don’t mind kicking a beehive. Some people say to me, “You could have so many more followers if you didn’t say this or that.” And I don’t fucking care. It’s not like I’m keeping score. And you know, if I’m going to alienate people who think that standing by a park with an assault rifle is okay because you can, then I don’t want that person to follow me anyway and I don’t fucking care if they don’t support any of my work, because fuck that guy.
This is potentially life saving information everyone should know.
No you guys this post helped me find my cat. He was missing for almost a month and I’ve had him for over 12 years. After seeing this I put his favorite blanket he always slept on outside hoping he would smell mine or his scent and he was back the next fucking day asleep on it.
When my cat got out, we called and called for him, and then, later that night, I remembered similar advice to this, and so put his little scratching pad, which he adores, on the front porch. Not even half an hour later, I heard a thump, opened the door, and there was his big butt, meowing at me.
Important and vital
A few years ago, Internet users, democracy activists, and entrepreneurs got wind of a proposed law, SOPA, that would have changed the Web’s basic architecture to the benefit of a few media giants. So they organized protests for several months to oppose the law. Faced with this opposition, some senators…
There is very scary stuff brewing in Washington right now about Net Neutrality. Here’s a good article that articulates it pretty awesomely, please read, even if the subject makes you glass over, you will wake up as you read it, even if it’s not a GIF of Benedict Cumberbatch, haha. The repercussions of changes like these will affect you personally if you enjoy the internet as it is now.
Sadly, the general response I get from posting this online is apathy and/or hopelessness, that we can’t do anything as individuals to influence the policies of government or big businesses, that takeover is inevitable, and why bother fighting? Ugh, how depressing to hear.
Well, I guess on a basic level we aren’t motivated to act until policy makes things uncomfortable for us, and I get that. But if we anticipate the problems, act in whatever way we can to prevent things that will alter out life for the worse BEFORE it happens, we won’t have to wait until doors are closed to us, and paywalls are erected between us and things we take for granted so that big business can profit more off of us as individuals, subsidized by the government. We can STOP IT BEFORE IT HAPPENS!
I know it’s hard to get outraged at theoretical scenarios, but I promise, more and more, we will watch how theory becomes reality in this area, especially if we don’t stand for what we believe in. Our online world and our personal data is literally the currency of the future. We have to dig our heels in and not give it away easily so a few big companies can raise their already huge profits farther into the stratosphere, with the purchased support of the government by lobbyists.
Strangely today, I also read an article on Kent State (the anniversary is tomorrow) and how after that incident, 4 MILLION STUDENTS went on a student strike against the government. In looking at photos of protests, and in general the era of advocacy in the 60’s, I was kind of blown away, because I hadn’t thought about what happened back then in a while. The change those movements back then created impacts literally EVERYTHING in our lives today from civil rights to military policy, to women’s rights etc etc. Things we take completely for granted were truly created by individuals coming together back then and forcing change. Because they BELIEVED in something, and DID something about it, the government was forced to listen and change.
It makes me sad that, even with that not-so-long-ago historical precedent, people feel completely disempowered to advocate for what they believe because they feel it’s “hopeless”. I get the feeling, but what’s the point of living in a democracy then, if you don’t draw the line somewhere? The more you stand for what you believe in, the more ready you are to stand together when it counts, with people who think as you do when the problems reach critical mass. So, even though signing a petition feels like a drop in the bucket, every action counts a bit!
Anyway, the two petitions I link below have a ton of support, but can use more. Lend your voice below if you wanna help in small ways:
Please sign a petition, make a difference.
My latest Guardian column, Internet service providers charging for premium access hold us all to ransom, explains what’s at stake now that the FCC is prepared to let ISPs charge services for “premium” access to its subscribers. It’s pretty much the worst…