It's sad that this is one of the more entertaining parts of my feed.
What happens when real actors read statements written on Christian forums?
Hilarity, that’s what:
Someone please save that anonymous child from his anonymous parents! Before all the fornicating begins!
By the way, Matthew 5:28 refers to committing adultery when you look at a woman lustfully. I remind you that it was used in reference to the five-year-old who wanted to buy flowers for a girl in his class.
He might be okay, but he's probably covered in his own vomit.
Oh my God. Look at this car violently tumble over and over and over again in a crash at a land speed event. The car is mutilated and destroyed and is hardly even recognizable as a vehicle anymore. It's horrific. It's awful. And it's completely unbelievable that the driver of the car, racer Brian Gillespie, survived the crash with only minor injuries. It's a miracle. He must be unbreakable.
What I like most about this: You can poop while you shower. Fascinating.
I agree with the argument that there has to be a huge lifestyle change in the West (aggressive social engineering) if the current climate crisis is to be met with the needed amount of seriousness, but something tells me that the solution of small homes has the same substance as the solution of small cars...
A small house is still a house, and a small car is still a car. Meaning, lots of small homes will probably increase rather than reduce energy inefficiency. Similarly, a shift to small cars is likely to temporally unclog streets and "induce demand." (The fact that a major corporation, Daimler AG, makes the Smart Car should not be a big surprise.) Also, as an ideology, the mircro home still places the responsibility for social change on the individual. As a consequence, this ideology does not contradict the dominant market-oriented one.
Long ago, in the region surrounding Nevsehir and Kayseri, in central Turkey, an ancient people built, or rather dug, over 200 underground cities. The deepest of these, under the present day town of Derinkuyu, delves over 250 feet below the Earth’s surface, and boasts numerous tunnels, halls, meeting rooms, wells and passages.
From the files of 'ethical non-monogamy would solve this problem'.
Everybody loves these Fuelbands and other activity trackers because they supply you with troves of data about your everyday life. Sometimes, however, it's a little bit too much information.
I choose to share this important information with all mankind.
Space is weird. Apparently you can't cry in zero gravity, but you can do a pretty impressive cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" while floating around an international space station. There is just a lot that we don't know!
But we can strike one unknown from our lists, as an intrepid Quora user boldly went where no Quora user had gone before -- and asked if female astronauts wear bras.
The answer (according to one astronaut, at least) is "Yes":
Astronauts spend more than two hours a day exercising. A lot of that time is running on a treadmill. Even though there is no noticeable pull from gravity, there is still inertia. So while they are running on the treadmill, their rib cage is constantly changing its direction of motion and other more delicate parts are resisting those changes. That's a lot of stress, so sports bras are commonly used during exercise. When not exercising, it varies based on the preference of the individual astronauts.
The French Space Agency (CNES) commissioned Damien Labrousse to recreate the Jupiter Mission Control Room in Lego for display at the Kourou spaceport. The impressive build features 6,000 bricks, 80 minifigs, a working video screen that shows the rocket launch sequence and a sound system, displaying launch countdown.
Watch the video. WATCH IT!
A Funny or Die sketch, probably in partnership with Rick Santorum's Christian film company, presents "World War G," a parody of Brad Pitt's zombie apocalypse movie in which a lone crusader fights against the proliferation of homosexuals as a result of the SCOTUS ruling against DOMA.
Now, this is all I'm going to be thinking about the next time I get cunnilingus.
Oh god we're getting close to SDCC.
Fuck me in the ass. Because I love Jesus.
Because I want to make everyone feel a little disturbed today with this photo...
Wow....that lose-lose letter really points to how much the religious right doesn't understand 'scientific reality'.
The United States Supreme Court is slated to announce decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8 on Thursday, and the Family Policy Institute of Washington, a D.C.-based anti-gay rights group, has statements prepared to address all possible outcomes.
There's nothing unusual about preparing press statements in advance. What is strange, however, is releasing them all at once -- before the high court announces its rulings.
Naturally, that's exactly what the institute did.
After breaking possible outcomes into the categories of "win-win," "partial win" and "lose-lose," the group went ahead and published all of them at once.
Here's what the group's director Joseph Backholm thinks of as a "win-win" scenario ("SCOTUS upholds natural marriage"):
…“I applaud the United States Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the constitutionality of the. They were correct to rule that the U.S. Constitution does not include a “right” of same-sex couples to have their relationships officially affirmed as “marriages.” We agree that the public’s interest in promoting responsible procreation provides a rational basis for defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The Court did the right thing by permitting the debate over the definition of marriage to continue through the democratic process.”
I want to be this kind of guinea pig.
Rich Lee has freed himself from the frustrations of misplacing or having to untangle his headphones ever again. How? He's what's known as a grinder: someone who experiments with surgical implants or body-enhancements, and he's come up with a doozie. Implanted in his tragus—the stiff protrusion just in front of your ear canal—is a small magnet that works like an earbud built into his head.
One of these days, something will convince me I need to be a vegan. I probably should be a vegan.
Source: Social Psychology Network NewsAn international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration of Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals that includes all mammals, birds, and even the octopus.
I like the tub, but the annotations on this ridiculous picture at Gizmodo are hilarious.
The eternal debate—of whether to soak in the tub or lounge in a hammock—has just been rendered moot, thanks to this stunning carbon fiber hammock tub that lets you do both at the same time. Made by the UK company SplinterWorks, it's called the Vessel, and it makes for an awesome centerpiece for your bathroom, assuming you've got the room for it (and the cash).
Sound not needed. You will squee.
Kansas City Atheists Will Battle Local Christians in a Volleyball Game with Proceeds Going to Charity
One of the few things I miss about my friends back in Kansas. Looks like some of our visions are coming to fruition.
Six teams of six players will compete, ending with an all-star atheist vs. an all-star Christian playoff!
$5 tickets to watch the tournament can be purchased at the door. All proceeds go directly to Drumm Farm, a Kansas City-based foster and adoptive care resource center.
So how did this unlikely partnership even begin?
“Ed Croteau of Abundant Life Baptist Church invited members of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition to a skeptics Q&A at the church earlier this year,” said Sarah Hargreaves, president of KCAC. “Those who attended enjoyed fiery but respectful conversation. Since then, members of both our groups have remained in contact primarily via a Facebook group devoted to discussing issues of faith, Christianity and religion in general.”
Croteau said that “while members of the group remain deeply divided on many philosophical and theological issues, people genuinely seem to like each other. The mood of the group goes from very heavy to very light in a matter of minutes sometimes.”
Hargreaves added that the idea of a Christian vs. atheist volleyball tournament “was originally presented as a joke, I think. But it immediately gained traction in the group, so Ed and I started putting plans together and decided to include a fundraiser for a worthy cause. Someone in the group suggested Drumm Farm, and everyone agreed it was a great choice.”
They should’ve raised the stakes: Losing team has to attend the other group’s meetings for a month.
Slideshow: 8 People Having A Way Better Day Than You, Although Perhaps It Is Reckless To Make A Snap Judgement About Another Person’s Life Based Solely On An Image
This is hilarious. Mostly because it's disturbing.
Yeah, This is what it felt like trying to get a degree in Astrophysics.
Thanks to your contributions I will be doing a drawathon Wednesday. My first with a tablet.