21 Jul 06:45

(Don't) Make It Rain

Приятель живо интересуется, как развиваются мои отношения с одной барышней, которая моложе меня на двадцать тысяч сигарет, а фигуру которой нельзя описать табачными изделиями, разве что изящной трубкой из корня вишнёвого дерева.

Никак, dear boy, никак, и не могут развиваться: старая развалина Староверов стал монахом из южного монастыря - мало ест, много работает; это ваша жизнь есть дукха, а моя - сплошное созерцание со слабыми вкраплениями романтизма.

Приятель обвиняет меня во лжи. Нет, dear boy, у меня всё, как в детском саду - каша, горшок, игра в больницу. Вот игра в больницу самое слабое звено моего монашеского существования, потому что такая игра предполагает совсем не лечение, а совместный просмотр порно пиписек. Впрочем, в саду мы были наивны как дети (есть подозрение, что мы и были детьми), гениталии девочек нас интересовали ровно в той же степени, как летняя гроза или жук-носорог, а ежедневная утренняя эрекция ещё не стала привычкой.

Да, dear boy, в саду мы были до неприличия чисты (прости за пошлое выражение), хотя и не принимали душ по три раза на дню; душ приходит потом, когда понимаешь: мужики в разной степени, но пахнут аки козёл рогатый (прости за натужную гиперболу, я не про тебя).

Вообще, dear boy, время и правда романтичное - лета не было, нет и не будет, кажется; это называется детсадовским безвременьем. С неба вечно льётся нечто, что синоптики стыдливо называют осадками. Приятно думать у лежанки, лениво слушать дождливые песни, изредка подкидывая дрова в камин.

Вот сука, а у меня камина-то и нет.
23 Jul 04:00

Snake Facts

Biologically speaking, what we call a 'snake' is actually a human digestive tract which has escaped from its host.
21 Jul 04:00

Luke

Don't turn it on.
20 Jul 22:25

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21 Jul 19:32

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21 Jul 11:48

A Sea of 4.5 Million Baby Blue Eye Flowers in Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park

by Christopher Jobson

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A Sea of 4.5 Million Baby Blue Eye Flowers in Japans Hitachi Seaside Park Japan flowers
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A Sea of 4.5 Million Baby Blue Eye Flowers in Japans Hitachi Seaside Park Japan flowers
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A Sea of 4.5 Million Baby Blue Eye Flowers in Japans Hitachi Seaside Park Japan flowers
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Hitachi Seaside Park is a sprawling 470 acre park located in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, that features vast flower gardens including millions of daffodils, 170 varieties of tulips, and an estimated 4.5 million baby blue eyes (Nemophila). The sea on blue flowers blooms once annually around April in an event referred to as the “Nemophila Harmony.”

If you plan on visiting, the park offers a great English language flower calendar to help plan your trip. You can see many more photos of the grounds here. (via Bored Panda)

22 Jul 09:23

Asymmetric Hydroxylative Phenol Dearomatization Promoted by Chiral Binaphthylic and Biphenylic Iodanes

by Cyril Bosset, Romain Coffinier, Philippe A. Peixoto, Mourad El Assal, Karinne Miqueu, Jean-Marc Sotiropoulos, Laurent Pouységu, Stéphane Quideau

Abstract

The long-standing quest for chiral hypervalent organoiodine compounds (i.e., iodanes) as metal-free reagents for asymmetric synthesis continues. Although remarkable progress has recently been made in organoiodine-catalyzed reactions using a terminal oxidant in stoichiometric amounts, there is still a significant need for “flaskable” chiral iodane reagents. Herein, we describe the synthesis of new iodobinaphthyls and iodobiphenyls, their successful and selective DMDO-mediated oxidation into either λ3- or λ5-iodanes, and the evaluation of their capacity to promote asymmetric hydroxylative phenol dearomatization (HPD) reactions. Most notably, a C2-symmetrical biphenylic λ5-iodane promoted the HPD-induced conversion of the monoterpene thymol into the corresponding ortho-quinol-based [4+2] cyclodimer (i.e., bis(thymol)) with enantiomeric excesses of up to 94 %.

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The selective oxygenation of iodobinaphthyls and iodobiphenyls afforded either λ3- or λ5-iodanes, which were evaluated for their capacity to promote asymmetric intermolecular hydroxylative phenol dearomatizations (HPDs). Most remarkably, a C2-symmetrical biphenylic λ5-iodane induced the HPD reaction/[4+2] cyclodimerization cascade of thymol into bis(thymol) with enantiomeric excesses of up to 94 %.

21 Jul 04:45

Цитата #429181

deadpinkelefant@lj:
Я-то думала, что главной моей проблемой будет крэп инглиш, но нет (спасибо Марусе за это!). Главная проблема — голландские имена.

Меня представили будущим коллегам. Сначала всё было хорошо:
— Привет всем, это Кейти, наш новый художник.
Хором:
— Приве-ет, Кейти!
Дальше я услышала нечто вроде:
— А это Архщьйон. Это Грхойденбрег. Это Марьйощрхпр. Но для удобства мы зовём её просто Щрхпр.
Потом, спохватившись:
— А это Сергей...
(слава богу!)
— ...но он будет с нами только две недели, и тебе не придётся запоминать его нелепое сложное имя.
20 Jul 21:00

If Only There Was a Better Way...

If Only There Was a Better Way...

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22 Jul 09:00

Not sure how, but it's working

by sharhalakis

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21 Jul 23:33

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21 Jul 18:30

This Free Cookbook Shows You How to Eat Healthy and Well For $4 a Day

by Eric Ravenscraft

This Free Cookbook Shows You How to Eat Healthy and Well For $4 a Day

Eating good food that's both healthy and cheap seems to be an unattainable golden trifecta to most people. Student author Leanne Brown took up the challenge to find a way to eat well for $4 a day. The result is a a cookbook that you can download for free.

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21 Jul 15:58

Colorful Street Art on the Train Tracks of Portugal by Artur Bordalo

by Johnny Strategy
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If the artwork is on train tracks, is it still called street art? Rail art? Either way, we’re loving this series by Portuguese artist Artur Bordalo in which he cleverly converts the horizontal lines of train tracks into a canvas. The series, which have been popping up on railways throughout Portugal since early this year, often use bright, neon colors which create a nice contrast between the dull gray rocks and tracks. Each work is accompanied by subtle titles that can be playful but also harbor critical or cynical undertones.

The artist also goes by the moniker Bordalo II, an apparent ode to his grandfather whom he saw “painting the city of Lisbon.” You can see more of his work over on his website or Facebook page. (via Laughing Squid)

21 Jul 14:30

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21 Jul 09:00

Internet is down

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21 Jul 05:20

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21 Jul 00:00

Luke

Don't turn it on.
23 Jul 06:33

Немного взрослой геополитики


21 Jul 22:25

Women Who are Ambivalent about Women Against Women Against Feminism

by thebloggess

So...yeah.  Right now there’s a lot of talk about a tumblr called WomenAgainstFeminism.  It’s just pictures of some women holding up handwritten signs entitled “I don’t need feminism because...”  Some of the reasons they give for not needing feminism almost seem like a parody (“How the fuck am I suppose to open jars and lift heavy things without my husband?”) and some (“I don’t need to grow out my body hair to prove I’m equal to men”) just make me wonder where in the world they got their definition of feminism.

At first I considered starting my own “I Don’t Need _____ Because” tumblr with people holding equally baffling signs.  Signs like:

I don’t need books because YOU KNOW WHO WROTE BOOKS?  HITLER.  HITLER WROTE A BOOK.  NO THANK YOU, NAZIS.

I don’t need money BECAUSE I HAVE A CHECKBOOK, ASSHOLE.

I don’t need air because LOTS OF IT IS FARTS.  I’M NOT BREATHING FARTS.  YOU BREATHE FARTS.

But then I remembered that I’m too lazy to make a tumblr and that this whole thing was a bit ridiculous. Here’s the thing:  Do you think men and women should have equal rights politically, socially and economically?  Then you’re probably a feminist.  There are a million tiny aspects of this to break off into and I get it.  It’s complicated.  There’s not just one type of feminist, just as there’s not just one type of Christian or Muslim, or man or woman.  Hell, there’s not even just one type of shark.  Some are non-threatening and friendly.  Some get sucked up into tornadoes and viciously chew off people’s faces until that guy from 90210 stops the weather with bombs.  (Spoiler alert.)    The point is that sharks, much like feminists, are awesome, and beneficial, and the world would be a worse place without them.  Plus, they’re incredibly entertaining and even if you sometimes think they’re dicks for eating cute seals you still yell “HOLYSHITLOOKATTHAT!” when Shark Week comes on.  I think this is a bad analogy.  Lemme try again.

Feminists are like bees.  They are adorable and fuzzy but people run away from them because they don’t understand that they just want to make things good.  We’d be fucked without bees.  Seriously.  And yes, some bees are assholes and maybe one killed your great-uncle and there are some that you give the side-eye to when they start acting crazy but eventually you realize that you have to take the good bees with the bad bees and maybe just be picky about what honey you choose to eat.  Eat the raw honey, by the way.  It’s way healthier.  That last part isn’t part of the analogy.  It’s just good advice from my great-grandfather (beekeeper).  Also, like bees, feminists secrete a non-edible wax and are easily distracted by smoke.

I’ve lost my point.

Wait, no.  I’ve got it again.

Feminism is inherently good.  It’s not even close to perfect and still needs lots of work and sometimes it gets all fucked up and backward and awful but that doesn’t mean it’s not still worth fighting for.  Now go back and replace “Feminism” with “The human race”.  It works, right?.  That’s because feminists are made of human.  Men and women.  In fact, one of my favorite feminists is Sir Patrick Stewart.

Patrick Stewart, feminist. His mother made 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed. She was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.

Patrick Stewart, feminist. His mother made 3 pounds 10 shillings for working a forty hour week in a weaving shed. She was also an abuse victim and he’s an anti-domestic violence advocate.  More at the bottom.

I’m not saying you can’t choose to not be a feminist but know what you’re choosing.  Don’t make a decision about a group based on the most radical beliefs of a group.  Don’t get defensive if you get deeper and are exposed to difficult ideas about intersectionality and race and gender and colonialism and patriarchy and male liberation.  Just listen.  Some of it will make sense.  Some of it won’t.  Some of it will later when you’re a different person.  Some of it you’ll change your mind about throughout your life and the world will change too.  Some of it is bullshit.  Some of it is truth.  All of it is worth listening to.

And now you get to decide.  Are you a feminist?  Yes?  No?  Well, don’t worry because tomorrow you get to choose again.  And that keeps happening every day for the rest of your life.

As for me, I am a feminist (among so, so many other things).  I believe in equality and I think we still have work to do.  I’m thankful to the men and women who worked to give me the freedom and rights I have today and I am proud to be a part of a movement that I hope will make the world better and safer for my daughter (and for the men and women she’ll share that world with).  I’m happy we’ve come so far and I’m glad that we’re becoming more aware of feminist issues that don’t just focus on straight, white women, even though confronting those issues is sometimes painful. And I’m happy that the womenagainstfeminism tumblr exists.  Because even though I disagree with most of them I’m glad that those women have a platform on which to speak, and also because if we know what the arguments or misperceptions are against feminism then we can better address them.  Or agree with them.  Or ignore them.  Or discuss them with our sons and daughters so they can make informed decisions for themselves.  It’s up to you.

We’re all equally deserving to express our opinion.  After all, that’s what feminism is all about.*

*Or maybe not.  I got kinda confused after the shark analogy went sideways.

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21 Jul 18:38

Phosphine-Catalyzed Anti-Carboboration of Alkynoates with Alkyl-, Alkenyl-, and Arylboranes

by Kazunori Nagao, Hirohisa Ohmiya and Masaya Sawamura

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Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI: 10.1021/ja506310v
21 Jul 12:00

Thor Is a Huge Klutz

No wonder this dude isn't worthy of his hammer anymore.

 

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21 Jul 05:26

this isn't happiness™ Peteski

by turn
21 Jul 04:00

July 21, 2014

21 Jul 03:42

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