Impossible Let’s Play: MAKE-UP CHALLENGE

So you’ve got to smooth it all they way across your skin so it’s a nice even layer so that no one can see your inner flaws. I mean everyone can see how beautiful you are!

Hopefully this can hide the shadow in my soul.

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The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman talks about outer space at w00tstock 6.0! With an intro by Cecil Baldwin of “Welcome to Nightvale.”

The researchers argued that turning fist bumps into the social norm could “substantially reduce the transmission of infectious diseases between individuals.” I’ve been trying to cut back on my transmission of infectious diseases lately, so that’s really good news!

There are other perks of being a party of one. Like stopping to take a photograph without making anyone wait. Creating your own itinerary on your own whim. Eating wherever and whatever you’d like without a debate. You can walk away any loneliness and realize that sometimes it’s nice to keep quiet and just observe.

Who am I, undefined in this foreign environment? Maybe I’m a tourist. Maybe I’m a mysterious passerby. Or maybe I’m just another person searching for connection. Just like everybody else.

I keep waiting for familiar plot points to happen, so I can find my place in my own story. But all my plot points are weird ones. I should have a moment of truth, a reversal of fortune, a break into act three, but instead I have a moment where I go to the grocery store and somehow come home with rootbeer popsicles, a bag full of peppers, and nothing else. A part where my estranged wife comes to visit our dog and we get drunk together and climb the lifeguard’s platform on the beach and watch the stars over Lake Michigan. A part where I walk the dog and I can’t stop crying but I still appreciate how pretty my neighbor’s flowers are this year.

“So far as the influence of the newspaper upon the mind and morals of the people is concerned, there can be no rational doubt that the telegraph has caused vast injury. Superficial, sudden, unsifted, too fast for the truth, must be all telegraphic intelligence. Does it not render the popular mind too fast for the truth? Ten days bring us the mails from Europe. What need is there for the scraps of news in ten minutes? How trivial and paltry is the telegraphic column? It snowed here, it rained there, one man killed, another hanged. Even the Washington letter has deteriorated since the innovation, and I can conscientiously recommend my own epistles prior to 1844, in preference to those of later years.”

Complaints to the New York Times about the telegraph in 1858.

h/t: @AdrienneLaF

codswallop

Another fantastic word. Informal British meaning “nonsense”.

Had a dream where me and Allison Janney were a thing. Which was weird but not unpleasant.

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the highlighted area is where Jason Derulo knows what the girls want. london to taiwan.

new york to haiti

greenland is right out

ummm no offense but new york to haiti should be measured as the area between the two latitudes, not the longitudes. this graph is incorrect and vastly underestimates the total region of the earth in which Jason Derulo knows what the girls want

Even measuring that way, Greenland remains right out, as does the entirity of Brazil.

Have we considered measuring by neither latitude nor longitude but in all area that would extend perpendicular from the diagonal of the two places?

There are many different interpretations of the data, and until more is available, we ought not conclude anything at this point.

In light of that, I posit this alternative map of regions where Jason Derulo is potentially claiming where he knows what girls want:

As we can see, if we assume that model, the vast majority of the area where Jason Derulo knows what girls want is either open ocean (the Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea) or sparsely populated (the northern Sahara, the northern Arabian Desert, various desert portions of Iran and Afghanistan, and the southern Tibetan Plateau). Four of the ten most populated countries on the planet have no territory in it (Nigeria, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia), and two which do have relatively little territory in it (the US and Russia). It is suggested that for all his boasting, Jason Derulo does not know what a probable majority of the world’s girls want.

Perhaps Jason Derulo’s intention was never to proclaim to be omnipotent to the interests of the female gender. Perhaps he was instead expressing his humanity, or the limits of his knowledge. I applaud Jason Derulo. Jason Derulo is not just another 2 dimensional character. Jason Derulo has depth.Jason Derulo has limitations and has come to terms with them. Jason Derulo knows Jason Derulo. Thats why he makes it a point to say his name so much.

I love this

(via best-of-tumblr)

The debut of this female Thor will see a brand new Thor series launched, which means the end of the current Thor: God of Thunder series by writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic. Aaron will stay on as the writer of the new Thor series, but rising star Russell Dauterman will now be on art duties. Aaron is adamant about the new Thor’s gender not being a gimmick or anything less than the original.

“This is not She-Thor. This is not Lady Thor. This is not Thorita. This is THOR. This is the THOR of the Marvel Universe. But it’s unlike any Thor we’ve ever seen before,” Aaron said in a press release.

However, there are those who aren’t impressed:

I feel like all of the forced fanfare and attention they give it does the opposite of the intended effect. Rather than simply having a woman take up Thor’s hammer and rock it out as if it’s business as usual like they should, they have to say “Look! Look! A woman!” That’s not equality, that’s a sideshow. If Steve Rogers picks up the shield again in a few months, do you imagine they’ll issue a big press release to say “Attention! Captain America is a white guy again!”