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16 Apr 00:00

TL;DR Wikipedia

by Miss Cellania

If you think the articles in Wikipedia are too long to read, there’s a new Tumblr ready to enlighten you on all manner of subjects. TL;DR Wikipedia bills itself as “Wikipedia condensed for your pleasure.” It’s a hoot! Some of the entries are even funnier than these; I picked out a few that lacked objectionable language to show here. Otherwise the air conditioner entry would be at the top. My accountant would disagree about the last one, though, at least in my case. -via Metafilter

16 Apr 01:00

Wearable computing breakthrough

by Cory Doctorow

An image from the future past.

(via via @stevenf)

11 Apr 07:01


by Doug


Today I’m breaking from this week’s bird theme to make a double-dedication to two Happy Tree fans… Happy birthday to Giuseppe today! And a very belated happy birthday to Sam!

15 Apr 14:49


12 Apr 03:02

April 11, 2014

14 Apr 04:02

More Derp For Your Dollar

by Brinke

A couple of weeks back, we took a look at the term “Derpy.” One of those recent terms that popped up and gets used a lot on truly hip sites like Reddit & Boing Boing. Quoting Urban Dictionary:

“Not ‘all there in the head;’ possibly lacking intelligence or common sense. The wall-eyed background character in “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”, Derpy Hooves, is named after this.”

Who knew?










Bored Panda.

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Derp
14 Apr 15:15

Share 4 Doggehs

by Brinke

All the YouTube advertising revenue earned goes toward helping dogs in need. The more views, the more money.

So click eet a lot and then send the leenk to all your friends and have them to the same! #Goodcause.

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh, ResQte
14 Apr 16:18

history1970s: miucciapet: damn she thick omfg



damn she thick


14 Apr 16:20

I know shit about Game of Thrones but I got so much fucking life...

I know shit about Game of Thrones but I got so much fucking life from this

13 Apr 14:55

Tumblr | 153.jpg

11 Apr 18:54

Newswire: Game Of Thrones’ “Khaleesi” is now a more popular baby name than “Betsy”

by Katie Rife

In a trend that, as we reported a few months ago, has also resulted in a bunch of baby “Skylers” crawling around, in 2012 more American parents named their daughters after characters on Game Of Thrones than “Betsy” or “Nadine”—both super boring names that have never appeared on any TV shows about dragons. 

According to data from the Social Security Administration, in 2012, 146 Khaleesis were born in the United States, an exponential increase from the five Khaleesis born in 2010. Interestingly, zero Khaleesis were born before 2010, a good 14 years after George R.R. Martin published his first Song Of Ice And Fire book, confirming that people care way more about TV than books. Meanwhile, a mere 21 newborns were named “Daenerys” in 2012, suggesting that, overall, parents would prefer their daughters live empowered, post-raw horse heart-eating lives. 

The use of “Arya” has also been on a ...

12 Apr 06:17



12 Apr 15:35

Ghibli + Pets

Ghibli + Pets

12 Apr 18:40

mazarin221b: banditbrineshrimp: personifyingchaos: Dylan...




Dylan Moran on adulthood

[x] oh my god his delivery


well damn

12 Apr 19:50

utternutter: dailymurf: zombieirish: tedx: Watch the whole...





Watch the whole talk here»

Almost 20 years ago, writer Andrew Solomon fell into a deep depression. In this talk from TEDxMet, he speaks eloquently and openly about his struggle with “the family secret we all share,” but that no one wants to talk about. If you are a human or know a human, you have to watch this talk, but — be warned — you might just find yourself in tears.

I could not have said this better.

Spot on.

Just reading the captions has me in tears. God knows what the whole talk would do to me. But I suspect it would all be resonant. Terribly, horribly resonant.

So true.

13 Apr 02:22

l-u-n-a-c-i-e: mymusickeepsmealive: fangirltothefullest: FUCKI...





You really should watch this like rn


13 Apr 03:21

annakie: The Mass Effect Cosplay Initiative (Set 2/?)...


The Mass Effect Cosplay Initiative (Set 2/?) (1)

Luciano Costa, Kaidan’s face model

Kimberly Brooks, Ashley’s voice actor

Rana McAnear, Samara / Morinth face model

Keythe Farley, Thane’s voice actor

13 Apr 04:04

chocolatefitspo: yooooo



31 Mar 02:06

Best party ever!

Best party ever!

12 Apr 02:57


12 Apr 14:03


04 Apr 00:44

jellysnack: Australian cast of The Lion King sings on a plane....


Australian cast of The Lion King sings on a plane.  Because actors are nerds no matter where they are.

07 Apr 18:36

o pintinho em: a nova panaceia, tira desta segunda na folha.

o pintinho em: a nova panaceia, tira desta segunda na folha.

07 Apr 20:56

Game of Thrones | c66.jpg

10 Apr 21:58

"[…] Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started..."


Yes: nuclear waste. As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died.

Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: “Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury – you name it.” Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to “dispose” of cheaply. When I asked Mr Ould-Abdallah what European governments were doing about it, he said with a sigh: “Nothing. There has been no clean-up, no compensation, and no prevention.”

At the same time, other European ships have been looting Somalia’s seas of their greatest resource: seafood. We have destroyed our own fish stocks by overexploitation – and now we have moved on to theirs. More than $300m-worth of tuna, shrimp, and lobster are being stolen every year by illegal trawlers. The local fishermen are now starving. Mohammed Hussein, a fisherman in the town of Marka 100km south of Mogadishu, told Reuters: “If nothing is done, there soon won’t be much fish left in our coastal waters.”

This is the context in which the “pirates” have emerged. Somalian fishermen took speedboats to try to dissuade the dumpers and trawlers, or at least levy a “tax” on them. They call themselves the Volunteer Coastguard of Somalia – and ordinary Somalis agree. The independent Somalian news site WardheerNews found 70 per cent “strongly supported the piracy as a form of national defence”.

No, this doesn’t make hostage-taking justifiable, and yes, some are clearly just gangsters – especially those who have held up World Food Programme supplies. But in a telephone interview, one of the pirate leaders, Sugule Ali: “We don’t consider ourselves sea bandits. We consider sea bandits [to be] those who illegally fish and dump in our seas.” William Scott would understand.

Did we expect starving Somalis to stand passively on their beaches, paddling in our toxic waste, and watch us snatch their fish to eat in restaurants in London and Paris and Rome? We won’t act on those crimes – the only sane solution to this problem – but when some of the fishermen responded by disrupting the transit-corridor for 20 per cent of the world’s oil supply, we swiftly send in the gunboats.

The story of the 2009 war on piracy was best summarised by another pirate, who lived and died in the fourth century BC. He was captured and brought to Alexander the Great, who demanded to know “what he meant by keeping possession of the sea.” The pirate smiled, and responded: “What you mean by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, while you, who do it with a great fleet, are called emperor.” Once again, our great imperial fleets sail – but who is the robber?


“You are being lied to about pirates” by Johann Hari 

(via nomadmanifesto)

11 Apr 01:01


11 Apr 01:09

jordnstuff: teenermeener: It takes me a really long time to...



It takes me a really long time to come to realizations.



11 Apr 05:29


10 Apr 22:25


10 Apr 23:11

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