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13 Oct 11:06


by Toni Johnson


16 Sep 22:23

sweethotnight: he made the sign


he made the sign

22 Sep 19:47

The Fraction Less Traveled

by The Awkward Yeti


14 Sep 17:48

Like camping, but forever and not fun.

by Jessica Hagy


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18 Sep 22:53

annleckie: Screenshot of a tweet that reads, “In case of...


Screenshot of a tweet that reads, “In case of volcanic eruption, you will hear mermaids. Do not ignore the mermaids; they are there for your safety.”

Underneath it, a quoted tweet: “Perils of Google Translate no 44a. People seeking greater warning of volcanic eruptions want sirens, not mermaids.”

21 Sep 20:36


18 Sep 21:45

How old are you?

I’m in my very late teens. I’m 32.

11 Sep 17:38

sandandglass: The Daily Show, September 6, 2016


The Daily Show, September 6, 2016

18 Sep 02:26

trashycat2242: mercenaryflower: spiroandthelacktones: blazepre...





Family gathering.


Aunt Carol is fucking ripped.

reblog if you love aunt carol

08 Sep 04:01


by shaenon


26 Aug 16:25

Time Traveled

by Reza


06 Sep 21:49

angreav: elvishgirl: Projeto Identidade is a Brazilian project...



Projeto Identidade is a Brazilian project idealized by Noemia Oliveira and Orlando Caldeira. The project raises the question of the black representation in pop culture.


10 Aug 15:33

America will finally gather statistics on which and how many people are killed by law enforcement

by Cory Doctorow


As the highly controversial deaths of black people at the hands of American law enforcement officers has crept into our public discourse this decade, so too has the revelation that no federal agency maintains statistics on killings by police officers, prompting The Guardian -- a UK-based newspaper -- to launch The Counted, a project to piece together a national picture of death-by-cop from the fragmentary evidence of press reports and open records requests. (more…)

10 Aug 17:15

Why did it take a private foundation to do public science right?

by Cory Doctorow

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen funded the Allen Brain Observatory, a detailed, rich data-set derived from parts of a mouse-brain: what's striking is that the Allen Institute released all the data into the public domain, at once, as soon as it was available, which is exactly what you'd want the publicly funded alternatives to do, and what they almost never do. (more…)

12 Aug 14:12

Important man's African-American colleague wins Olympic medal

by Rob Beschizza


At the Olympic games in Rio, The Mercury News reports that top U.S. swimmer "Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American."

The subject of The Mercury News's unspecific racial disinterest is in fact Stanford junior Simone Manuel, who not only has a name and is neither Phelps' sister or wife, but is the gold medal winner in the 100-meter freestyle event.

The Mercury News later apologized for its "insensitve headline."

16 Aug 13:52

Stuck for a D&D character to role-play? Here's one for you

by Rob Beschizza


Who the fuck is my D&D character generates succinct character concepts for you to roleplay. It's clever how evocative it is! It's by Ryan Grant; the underlying code uses the WTF Engine. (more…)

20 Aug 14:52

US Army committed $6.5 trillion in accounting fraud in one year

by Cory Doctorow


In June, the Defense Department’s Inspector General released a report on the US Army's accounting, revealing that the Army had invented $6.5 trillion in "improper adjustments" ($2.8T in one quarter!) to make its books appear balanced though it could not account for where the funds had gone. (more…)

13 Aug 15:25

My geeky baby shower – dinosaurs playing board games

by Toni Johnson

Holy crap, it’s amazing when you have people that just GET you. My friends threw me a baby shower that was themed as “dinosaurs playing board games.” Dinosaurs everywhere, themed trivia, a baby version of Cards Against Humanity, the works.

I even got to help a bit by sketching out this for the invitation.

dino game invite

There were also onesies of various sizes that people decorated. A good portion had poop jokes. 🙂  There were a couple blanks left over afterwards, and I couldn’t leave them plain. Here’s one of them.

clever girl onesie


15 Jul 19:02

"At the risk of taking Gingrich’s nonsense seriously, just imagine for a moment what translating his..."

At the risk of taking Gingrich’s nonsense seriously, just imagine for a moment what translating his proposal into action would mean. The government would round up 3.3 million American Muslims, then “test” them to see “if they believe in Sharia,” a notion about which Gingrich doesn’t have the remotest clue. Sharia is the Arabic word for “law”; there’s no guidebook of official Sharia, and Islamic scholars have a multitude of ideas about how Koranic ideas could or should be translated into civil rules. But even if there were, Gingrich is literally proposing to prosecute thought crimes, as well as jettisoning the First Amendment to throw people in jail for visiting certain web sites. And where is he going to “deport” the Americans whom he decides believe in Sharia to?

Frankly, I think we need to ask just how Newt Gingrich got radicalized, and what caused him to reject the values of the country that gave him so much. Was it some radical cleric who did this to him? Is there a church somewhere in Georgia we need to be monitoring?

- On terrorism, Republicans reach for new heights of stupidity and moral repugnance.
06 Jul 12:39

toomanypangalacticgargleblasters: Well…you’re not wrong.


Well…you’re not wrong.

13 Aug 08:38

micdotcom: Watch: Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui had no idea she...

25 Jul 15:02


by Reza


23 Jul 02:16

help I keep getting the Turing test and the bechdel test confused

when two robots talk about something other than a human

08 Jul 07:22

Comic: Portable Demons

by (Tycho)
New Comic: Portable Demons
24 Jun 19:50

cleromancy: something i think about a lot is what if alien species have less biodiversity on their...


something i think about a lot is what if alien species have less biodiversity on their planets. like if they’ve got maybe 20, 25 species of bugs, total. so they come to earth and they’re like “whoa.” or they’ll like be like walking down the street and they’re like “ok what’s that” pointing at a st bernard and you’re like “oh that’s a dog” and they’re like “whoa, neat, i’ve heard about dogs.” 

and you walk for a while longer and then they point at a yorkie and they’re like “what’s that?” and you kind of have to be like “…that. that’s also a dog.” and they’re like “wait, really?” and you’re like “yeah.” and it takes them a while to absorb this but then you just keep walking.

and like you’re going for a while and somebody’s walking their bull terrier and you’re like trying to walk faster hoping your alien friend doesn’t see but no dice they’re like WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT and you’re like “that. that is a dog” and they let out an anguished wail

and like every time after that they see a weird four legged creature they’re like “that BETTER not be a goddamn dog” and half the time you gotta wince and be like “actually,” 

05 Jun 16:18

fuckyeahsources: prokopetz: vaspider: geekygothgirl: ellidfic...











Am I the only one that’s a just a tiny bit pissed off that this is still an issue?

The Original Series wasn’t even in the general VICINITY of fucking around yo

How many shows these days would do this, and do it this way? These days, it would be all, “Ohh, we have to be sensitive and show the nuances of each side” and try not to make either side seem wrong. It wouldn’t be clearly spelled out, “pro-choice is right, if you’re against it you’re the bad guys.”

Jim Kirk is not here for your anti-birth-control, anti-choice, pro-death-penalty BS

James Tiberius Kirk was written and portrayed as a feminist and I will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Yep.  That episode is exactly what you think it is:  pro-birth control, pro-population control, pro-choice, and pro-women’s right to choose.  And yes, Kirk, the supposed playboy of the spaceways, is in favor of all of the above.

It was written and aired in 1969.  

It probably couldn’t air today.


Also LMAO at all the sad whiny geek boys who are like “I miss the GOOD OLD DAYS of SCI-FI when it wasn’t all about SOCIAL ISSUES and instead it was just about MEN HAVING FUN IN SPACE. Like Star Trek! Star Trek wouldn’t put up with all this SOCIAL JUSTICE FEMINISM IN SCI FI bullshit!” And meanwhile I’m just over here like “…did you actually watch the show?” 


It’s also important to bear in mind that the Original Series had a predominantly female fanbase, and during its initial run, was widely mocked and dismissed by mainstream (i.e., male) science fiction fans as being fake sci-fi for girls. It’s difficult to overstate the influence women had on the franchise in its early days; most of the early Star Trek conventions were organised by and for women, and indeed, those same organisers were primarily responsible for the massive letter-writing campaign that prevented the show from being cancelled after the 1968 season. Without that campaign, the episode pictured in this post would never have been made.

The popular image of James Kirk as a sleazy womaniser is part of a conscious effort to erase that history and render the franchise’s roots palatable to the misogynistic geekboys of the modern SF/F fandom.

For a summary of those points, see “Star Trek’s Underappreciated Feminist History” by Shannon Mizzi, which draws from Patricia Vettel-Becker’s “Space and the Single Girl: Star Trek, Aesthetics, and 1960s Femininity”.

And a gentle reminder that TOS was a Desilu production, which its board of directors voted to cancel after the second pilot due to cost concerns, a vote that Chairman Lucille Ball overruled. There is no Star Trek without Lucille Ball.

My post on the 100% hypocrisy of the “Pro Life” movement, which is anti women, straight up and plain

22 Jun 00:00

Intervocalic Fortition

These pranks happen all the time. English doesn't allow one-syllable words to end in a lax vowel, so writers on The Simpsons decided to mess with future linguists by introducing the word "meh."
17 Jun 11:03

Best twitter headline of the week

by naunihal

03 Jun 02:32

Ultimate Flighting

sleep is dumb

Who do you think would win in a fight: introverts or extroverts?

19 May 19:34

Real world schmeal world

by The Awkward Yeti

Real world schmeal world