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03 Aug 14:31

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Profits and Process

by admin@smbc-comics.com

Hovertext: This comic officially not in relation to anything.


New comic!
Today's News:

 Tickets for BAHFest East are now on sale!

These tickets have sold out early every year so far, and the student tickets (available to students from any university) usually sell out very quickly. So, if you want to guarantee a spot, and see people like Rosemary Mosco, Abby Howard, and Max Tegmark, please book soon!

02 Aug 17:00

Why Yes, I Would Like a Pillow

funny dogs image Why Yes, I Would Like a Pillow

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03 Aug 17:00

The Most Motivating Thing You'll Ever Read

04 Aug 16:40

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willowbl00

Basically.

Last week, I went to Montana. I worked from my laptop at the picnic table. I am getting a LITTLE bit better!







04 Aug 18:32

ovophobe: Peridot has been updated, but is still on my ceiling...



ovophobe:

Peridot has been updated, but is still on my ceiling fan. Sometimes my mom looks at it and sighs in disappointment

03 Aug 22:16

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Clippy, the animated assistant in Word, is well known as one of the most hated software features ever released. Now we know why Microsoft released it – because the male engineers didn’t listen to female user feedback. “Even Early Focus Groups Hated Clippy. Women told Microsoft the animated paper clip was leering at them. The software company didn’t listen.”

OMFG CLIPPY WAS DESIGNED AS THE ORIGINAL MANSPLAINER

THIS MAKES THIS MEME EVEN BETTER

Baaaaahahahahahahahaaaa

HOLY. SHIT.

03 Aug 23:12

yulinkuang:boredpanda: 15+ Of The World’s Most Magical Streets...

04 Aug 01:04

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01 Aug 22:00

brothadom: swan2swan: crazyhead42: miraisfandomtrash: ok so i love steven’s universe for a lot...

brothadom:

swan2swan:

crazyhead42:

miraisfandomtrash:

ok so i love steven’s universe for a lot of reasons, but I just noticed something:

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everyone who watches the show knows that Rose is seen as beautiful, and elegant and likely the most attractive character in the show.  


But then we also see stuff like:

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Mayor Dewy thinking Pearl is beautiful, and even calling her “hot”

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Jamie thinking Garnet is literally the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen.

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Stevonie, a non-binary but mostly female appearing character, being seen as very attractive by multiple other characters, and Sadie finding her attractive instead of being catty. 

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Then we have these two. Saphire is a tiny blue one eyed ice smurf and is also seen as beautiful. Ruby is a tiny red angry square with almost no traditionally female characteristics and is also seen as attractive enough to find true love. 

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Vedalia even says Greg is hot. A+ body positivity despite gender and body type. 


What I haven’t seen EVER in Steven’s Universe though is any of the characters being portrayed as ugly or physically unappealing to anyone. Fat characters get body positivity, skinny characters get body positivity, curvy characters get body positivity, tiny characters get body positivity. You know what else? No two characters have the same body type just like real life. It teaches you that there are endless different ways to look and still be beautiful. 

No one gets left out. No one gets called ugly. The only “bad” characters arn’t bad because of the way they look, but the way they act. Fat characters are never seen as ugly because they are fat. 

This is so important for little kids to see. 

And I know the counter argument to children being taught that it’s “ok” to be fat will always be “well being fat is unhealthy and they should feel bad about being fat so that they will work on loosing weight”. But guess what, that kind of thing leads to eating disorders, and kills children’s self esteem, and makes them hate their bodies. Some people do need to loose weight if it actually does affect their health but a lot of the time they really don’t, or they can’t for whatever reason. Some people feel more comfortable being on the heavier side. But even if you are concerned for a person’s health, the stress and depression that comes along with having a poor image of yourself is much more unhealthy and limiting than a little belly fat. 

 It also shows you that the Gems choose their appearance, which is also supper important. Pearl, and Lapis choose to be skinny, Amethyst and Rose choose to be fat, Garnet chooses to be a giant curvy square, and all of those things are completely accepted and ok. 

Love yourself. 

Man, I wish I had been shown this as a child.

Children are seeing it now, though, and this is important.

Keep it popular, keep it safe for kids, and it can change the world.

Curvy Square

02 Aug 23:00

wookieekisses: jady2007: https://www.facebook.com/itsmarkhamill...

willowbl00

This is the in the same folder as Post Secret for me, and for a moment, I thought these were secrets.





















wookieekisses:

jady2007:

https://www.facebook.com/itsmarkhamill

Mark Hamill autographs


Mark Hamill is awesome

03 Aug 23:00

221btimelordette: I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just...

221btimelordette:

I was initially planning on being a casual fan, but then I thought, why not just let it consume my soul instead? 

04 Aug 12:16

Constant question

willowbl00

...or to see if I could take her if we got in a fight?

rosalarian:

Am I checking her out because I think she’s attractive or because I’ve been conditioned as a woman to compare myself to every other woman I meet?

31 Jul 17:00

Paint the Town: Massive Mural Transforms Mexican Neighborhood

by Steph
willowbl00

MORE ART

[ By Steph in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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Waves of rainbow color cascade down a hillside neighborhood in Mexico’s drug capital as a street art collective paints over 200 houses. ‘German Crew’ enlisted the help of youth living in Las Palmitas to transform the town, brightening the facades of almost every single building in continuous swoops of fuchsia, orange, yellow, green and blue.

mural before

rainbow mural 1

The muralists covered 20,000 square meters (225,280 square feet) with powerful pops of color. Commissioned by the Las Palmitas municipality, the project is five months in the making, and these photos only show completion of the first stage. The aim is to revitalize the town, which is located in the state of Sinaloa, where most of the country’s drug cartels are based.

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According to the German Crew Nuevo Muralismos of Mexico, the project involved the participation of 452 families, or 1,808 people living in the neighborhood. Keeping kids and teenagers busy painting all of those houses nearly eradicated violence among youths while it was in progress. Lots more photos can be found on the crew’s Facebook page and Instagram.

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favelas painted

Previously, street art duo Haas & Hahn transformed 34 buildings in a Rio de Janeiro favela (above), with the similar effect of creating jobs, bringing the community together and making a place that’s often feared by outsiders feel more welcoming. These large-scale mural projects can bring attention to under-served neighborhoods and help boost residents’ sense of pride.


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01 Aug 16:10

Full-Spectrum Mandala

by Geoff Manaugh
[Image: Via the Pacific Cold War Patrol Museum].

Somewhat randomly—though I suppose I have a thing for antennas—I came across a blog post looking at the layout of Circularly Disposed Antenna Arrays.

A Circularly Disposed Antenna Array, he explains, was "sometimes referred to as a Circularly Disposed Dipole Array (CDDA)" and was "used for radio direction finding. The military used these to triangulate radio signals for radio navigation, intelligence gathering and search and rescue."

[Image: Via the Pacific Cold War Patrol Museum].

While discussing the now-overgrown landscapes found on old military sites in Hawaii, the post's author points out the remains of old antenna set-ups still visible in the terrain.

A series of photos, that you can find over at the original post, show how these abandoned circular land forms—like electromagnetic stone circles—exist just below the surface of the Hawaiian landscape, thanks to the archipelago's intense militarization over the course of the 20th century.

He then cleverly juxtaposes these madala-like technical diagrams with what he calls a "Polynesian guidance system for navigating the Pacific" (bringing to mind our earlier look at large-scale weather systems in the South Pacific and how they might have guided human settlement there).

[Image: Via the Pacific Cold War Patrol Museum].

The idea that Polynesian shell map geometries and the antenna designs of Cold War-era military radio sites might inadvertently echo one another is hugely evocative, albeit purely a poetic analogy.

Finally, I couldn't resist this brief passage, describing many of these ruined antenna sites: "Their exact Cold War era use, frequencies and purpose isn't yet known but were most likely for aircraft radio navigation, direction finding, intelligence gathering and for search and rescue."

You can all but picture the opening shots of a film here, as concerned military radio operators, surrounded by the arcane, talismanic geometries of antenna structures in the fading light of a Pacific summer evening, pick up the sounds of something vast and strange moving at the bottom of the sea.
01 Aug 17:00

Guerrilla Grammarians Fix Street Graffiti Spelling & Punctuation

by Urbanist
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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Calculated correctors, this team of vigilante street art fixers patrols for grammatical mistakes then regroups to decide on edits before hitting the streets of Quito, Ecuador, to deploy them.

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Known as Acción Ortográfica Quito, the group consists of a trio who share a strange set of common interests including street art copy editing. Like rogue professors, they use red to highlight their changes or suggestions, but their good intentions do not render their actions legal, hence their strictly maintained anonymity.

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“There’s a big difference in saying: ‘No quiero verte’ (I don’t want to see you) and ‘No, quiero verte’ (No, I want to see you),” notes one of the members in an interview with COLORS, “Many times, someone does not realize how a comma or an oversight can completely change the meaning of a sentence. It can change your life.”

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The task can be daunting – their first fix had thirteen errors in two lines of text. Whether serious or silly, they suggest “it’s a public service and a moral obligation. We’re against spelling vandalism and we won’t break nor give up until we see a society free of spelling mistakes.”

street art spelling fix

Above, the phrase: “If in your kisses I met the essence of life, then not kissing you would be the worst sin I could commit,” for which these graffiti activists turned the verb into conditional, added and deleted commas, turned ellipsis into full stop and capital letter into lower case.

grammar graffiti correct fix

The group is also broadening its scope and mandate over time; they are aiming to add a hotline where people can phone in mistakes they spot and have begun correcting grammar on Twitter posts as well. When time permits, they also leave their name stenciled at the scene in red, like a grader signing their work for students.

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Meanwhile, a similarly unconventional yet equally geeky German street artist is out to fix tags, turning them into tag clouds – it would seem this group is not alone in its quest to clean up yet preserve the essential meaning of everyday graffiti.


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01 Aug 18:39

Horse Skull Disco

by Geoff Manaugh
[Image: Horse skull via Wikimedia].

If you're looking to install a new sound system in your house, consider burying a horse skull in the floor.

According to the Irish Archaeological Consultancy, the widespread discovery of "buried horse skulls within medieval and early modern clay floors" has led to the speculation that they might have been placed there for acoustic reasons—in other words, "skulls were placed under floors to create an echo," we read.
Ethnographic data from Ireland, Britain and Southern Scandinavia attests to this practice in relation to floors that were in use for dancing. The voids within the skull cavities would have produced a particular sound underfoot. The acoustic skulls were also placed in churches, houses and, in Scandinavia especially, in threshing-barns... It was considered important that the sound of threshing carried far across the land.
They were osteological subwoofers, bringing the bass to medieval villages.

It's hard to believe, but this was apparently a common practice: "the retrieval of horse skulls from clay floors, beneath flagstones and within niches in house foundations, is a reasonably widespread phenomenon. This practice is well attested on a wider European scale," as well, even though the ultimate explanation for its occurrence is still open to debate (the Irish Archaeological Consultancy post describes other interpretations, as well).

Either way, it's interesting to wonder if the thanato-acoustic use of horse skulls as resonating gourds in medieval architectural design might have any implications for how natural history museums could reimagine their own internal sound profiles—that is, if the vastly increased reverberation space presented by skulls and animal skeletons could be deliberately cultivated to affect what a museum's interior sounds like.

[Image: Inside the Paris Natural History Museum; photo by Nicola Twilley].

Like David Byrne's well-known project Playing the Building—"a sound installation in which the infrastructure, the physical plant of the building, is converted into a giant musical instrument"—you could subtly instrumentalize the bones on display for the world's most macabre architectural acoustics.

(Via @d_a_salas. Previously on BLDGBLOG: Terrestrial Sonar).
30 Jul 15:27

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31 Jul 06:21

Petition: We call on the Amnesty International Council to stand firm and support decriminalisation of sex work and protect the human rights of sex workers

30 Jul 15:28

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People Travel From All Over The Globe To See The Sunset In Santorini, Greece.

Oia, Santorini is a small Greek island in the middle, lower part of the Aegean Sea that offers one of the best sunsets in the world. People actually travel from all over the globe to wach the sunset each night from the famous “Captain’s House” at the top of the mountain which offers 360 degree views of everyone below. If you have a travel bucket list Santorini island shoudl be right up at the top.

| By H.Q. Roosevelt | Via The Roosevelts | Photo source: shutterstock.com |

29 Jul 21:20

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verdantwinter:

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The sciences!

These are hopefully part of a larger project i’m doing, and these are done as lineart so that they’ll collage easily. 

These have references galore. I’m not sure anyone will get them but myself. 

Also, the concept is shamelessly ripped off of Alphonse Mucha and his The Arts series. But all the designs are mine. 

Edit: Updated the pictures so they have captions! Hopefully they’ll be easier to understand now. 

The Discipline Directory

The Sciences: 1 2 3 4 5

The Mystic Artes: 1 2

Now that the Mystic Artes all have titles, I’m updating the Sciences to have them too!

Holy shit.

27 Jul 15:14

"Kodak’s film was so bad at capturing the different hues and saturations of black skin that when..."

“Kodak’s film was so bad at capturing the different hues and saturations of black skin that when director Jean Luc Godard was sent on an assignment to Mozambique in 1977, he flat-out refused to use Kodak on the grounds that its stock was “racist.” Only when the candy and furniture industries began complaining that they couldn’t accurately shoot dark chocolate and brown wood furniture did Kodak start to improve its technology.”

- The Quiet Racism of Instagram Filters (via rrruinous)

THIS IS REAL. THE ONLY FILTERS THAT WORK ON ME ARE DESIGNED TO BE USED FOR PHOTOGRAPHING FOOD. NOT JOKING EVEN A LITTLE.

(via alder-knight)

30 Jul 13:52

When I’m in an argument and suddenly realize I’m wrong

27 Jul 20:37

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Posters: ‘The Muppets’ on ABC

28 Jul 19:32

lovestoned-perfect: boredpanda: Fashion Inspired By Nature...

28 Jul 22:46

iamgwenslongroadhome: jadelyn: broadlybrazen: sashayed: inaba...

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Chinup Blanc



iamgwenslongroadhome:

jadelyn:

broadlybrazen:

sashayed:

inabasket:

maeamian:

meghanwaslike:

rageturtleswaggg:

barbelllift-and-fooditem:

thejurassicjuan:

firelordsarah:

Omfg drinking wine is too feminine for you that you gotta call it “brosé” grow up

i can’t believe this nonsense

Manscato

Penis Grigio

Cabronet

Broquet

Zinfandude

Chadblis

#brovignon blanc

Verdickhio

Manpagne (see what I did there? Huh? Huh?)

29 Jul 18:32

rockemsockemrocket: boredpanda: Cats’ Deepest Secrets Revealed...

29 Jul 14:48

shoshi-miriam: amisbro: edwardspoonhands: rakugaki-otoko: snarkydiscolizard: “i’m sad and idk...

willowbl00

BOB ROSS PEP TALK

shoshi-miriam:

amisbro:

edwardspoonhands:

rakugaki-otoko:

snarkydiscolizard:

“i’m sad and idk how to feel better”

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“i don’t know what to draw”

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“i always mess up”

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“BUT I SUCK”

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LISTEN TO BOB ROSS.

Bob Ross was paid $0 to make his series. He made a living giving lessons IRL and later selling his own line of paints and brushes.


30 Jul 00:08

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tttrill:

wordtobigmike:

motherland.

this is amazing 

Ughhh I need to travel more !!!!!!!!!

27 Jul 23:00

stonedkitty: did-you-kno: On her childhood:“I counted...



stonedkitty:

did-you-kno:

On her childhood:

“I counted everything. I counted the steps to the road, the steps up to church, the number of dishes and silverware I washed … anything that could be counted, I did.”

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On her NASA calculations:

“Early on, when they said they wanted the capsule to come down at a certain place, they were trying to compute when it should start. I said, ‘Let me do it. You tell me when you want it and where you want it to land, and I’ll do it backwards and tell you when to take off.’ That was my forte.”

Katherine really stood out in her field because she was the only woman who asked questions.

“The women did what they were told to do,” she explained. “They didn’t ask questions or take the task any further. I asked questions; I wanted to know why.“

In 2011, when asked if she still counts things:

 “Oh, yes. And things have to be parallel. I see a picture right now that’s not parallel, so I’m going to go straighten it. Things must be in order.”

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Source

AND SHES BLACK

27 Jul 13:05

mothernaturenetwork:Coyote finds old dog toy, acts like a puppyA...











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Coyote finds old dog toy, acts like a puppy
A photographer spotted a coyote as it trotted into her yard and explored a toy left in the snow. What she managed to capture on camera is the beauty of play.