Monday, August 18, 2014

jtotheizzoe:

NEW VIDEO!

Where does the smell of rain come from?

If you said “from the sky,” then congratulations! You are hilarious. But it’s a lot more interesting than that. The pungent perfume that accompanies rainstorms carries special chemical signatures, some born from lightning, some from deep within the soil.

And those smells actually have a purpose, like telling plants when it’s time to grow, guiding camels across the desert, and even signaling some fish when it’s time to get “romantic”. 

Take a big whiff, because there’s a science storm a-comin’!

Saturday, August 16, 2014
"childish gambino is a white rapper"
i wanna be a white rapper.
i wanna be so white im the biggest rapper of all time.
i wanna be so white i can have a number one song with cursing and parents are fine with it.
i wanna be so white and so big i get eat dinner with the koch brothers.
i hope I’m so big and white i can go to clippers games and it not be a statement.
i hope I’m so white they let my friend out of jail sooner.
i hope I’m so big and white my cousin wasn’t shot and stabbed twice in the neck twice last month.
i wanna be so big. so white.
i wanna be so big and and so white that white dads feel comfortable sending their daughters,
who are home for the summer from Stanford, to my show.
and after the performance they come hang with me on my bus and we smoke and then we fuck to young dro
and she holds my face in her hands and her eyes roll back in her head.
then she goes home and her dad says “how was the show?” and she says “it was fun. they had lasers.”
i hope i become so big and and so white that G-Eazy will say “damn, this nigga is white” and everyone will agree and nod.
i want to be so big and white that people are scared. “what if this spreads?
what if everyone starts to get big and white? what if this works for everyone and everyone can experience this whiteness and this bigness?”
i hope i become too big and too white.
but i am just a black male.
i am a nigga.
twitter activism is wack.
marches don’t work anymore.
police should be forced to wear recording devices.
i want people to understand i wasn’t under any influence last night.
after hearing a friend sobbing and after talking with my mom, i wrote that poem.
I’ve been threatened by police twice this year, hand on holster. “and i’m childish gambino”.
so when someone calls me a “white rapper”, i wanna make sure they understand i don’t have all the benefits.
twitter isn’t wack. activism isn’t wack. twitter activism is wack to me. it’s only half of activism.
this is not an apology.
“when ur turn comes, please listen” - my mom on the police.
i don’t think it’s fair she has to feel that way.
i honestly don’t give two fucks if you hate me. none of this was ever about me. and i hope you understand that

Donald Glover, or Childish Gambino uses Twitter to speak on race, the Michael Brown case, Ferguson, and “Twitter activism.” (via adventuresinblogrunning)

He’s a Special Snowflake

Monday, July 21, 2014

micaiahcarter:

really want to start reading again, any books you guys recommend?

micaiahcarter The Quantum Thief -scifi and really interesting ideas about security, privacy and owning reality

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014

archiemcphee:

These regal anthropomorphized felines are the work of Tashkent-based Uzbek artist Eldar Zakirov. Eldar’s digitally painted portraits were created for and published in Hermitage Magazine.

"Styling his whimsical renditions like classic oil paintings, there is an unbelievably realistic quality to them that makes the viewer question whether they’re actually looking at accurate depictions of cats dressed in formal uniforms."

We love how their whiskers resemble fancy mustaches. We hope Russia’s Hermitage Museum has a secret wing of awesome paintings like these, representing a fantastic period of Russian history the rest of the world knows nothing about.

Check out more of Eldar Zakirov’s artwork over on deviantART.

[via My Modern Metropolis]

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo Galilei (via jtotheizzoe)
blackfashion:

Dorshelle Guillaume, 18, NYC
http://BelleBottomss.tumblr.com
IG; 1995xnyc

blackfashion:

Dorshelle Guillaume, 18, NYC

http://BelleBottomss.tumblr.com

IG; 1995xnyc

blackfashion:

"Candy Lady" by André Jones
www.WhoIsAndreJones.com
IG: @whoisandrejones
6887.tumblr.com

blackfashion:

"Candy Lady" by André Jones

www.WhoIsAndreJones.com

IG: @whoisandrejones

6887.tumblr.com

eyan-j:

eyan-j:

freshest-tittymilk:

kimmyameli:

lashoesbox:

Nike Air Pegasus 83/30 (Blue Hero/Flash Lime).

For the Nike Air Pegasus 30th anniversary. 

Yooo

buy me these

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they’re back. 

Oooooooooooh

strikeslip:

THREE MORE MONTHS.
Three more months until I can hold this book in my hands.
This book, third in a trilogy about a gentleman thief who is rescued from a prison that tests for patterns in game theory by a finnish speaking lesbian mercenary from the oort cloud who is by the way not sexualized at all, seriously, this book does not have time for anyone’s fantasies, it is too busy being awesome. This trilogy which hops between planets in the solar system, displaying a myriad of post-human cultures at different power levels and the conflicts between their philosophies, spoiling me on monolithic system cultures having territory wars for all science fiction ever, not that I ever particularly liked monolithic cultures and territory wars to begin with.
Know what Hannu Rajaniemi said about this book? He said

It’s quite heavily concerned with games, which have a very powerful effect on the human mind. In games, we have some freedom to choose who we are as we take on specific roles or impose deliberate constraints on ourselves in order to have fun. This reaches another level in role-playing games and massive multi-player online games, where you create an avatar for yourself. I’ve got some background in tabletop and live action role-playing games, as there’s quite a rich culture of that in Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden as opposed to the Anglo-Saxon world. People create quite artistically ambitious scenarios that go way beyond Dungeons & Dragons. So the themes of the trilogy come together with these kinds of elements. In The Quantum Thief, we had the Zoku, who are like a post-human culture that revolves around games and game designs in various forms, so the third book is going to be a very Zoku heavy book.

Know who is a giant geek about MMOs and games? IT’S ME. Know who could not be more psyched about this book? IT’S STILL ME.
Three more months.

TWO MORE MONTHS gasp

strikeslip:

THREE MORE MONTHS.

Three more months until I can hold this book in my hands.

This book, third in a trilogy about a gentleman thief who is rescued from a prison that tests for patterns in game theory by a finnish speaking lesbian mercenary from the oort cloud who is by the way not sexualized at all, seriously, this book does not have time for anyone’s fantasies, it is too busy being awesome. This trilogy which hops between planets in the solar system, displaying a myriad of post-human cultures at different power levels and the conflicts between their philosophies, spoiling me on monolithic system cultures having territory wars for all science fiction ever, not that I ever particularly liked monolithic cultures and territory wars to begin with.

Know what Hannu Rajaniemi said about this book? He said

It’s quite heavily concerned with games, which have a very powerful effect on the human mind. In games, we have some freedom to choose who we are as we take on specific roles or impose deliberate constraints on ourselves in order to have fun. This reaches another level in role-playing games and massive multi-player online games, where you create an avatar for yourself. I’ve got some background in tabletop and live action role-playing games, as there’s quite a rich culture of that in Nordic countries like Finland and Sweden as opposed to the Anglo-Saxon world. People create quite artistically ambitious scenarios that go way beyond Dungeons & Dragons. So the themes of the trilogy come together with these kinds of elements. In The Quantum Thief, we had the Zoku, who are like a post-human culture that revolves around games and game designs in various forms, so the third book is going to be a very Zoku heavy book.

Know who is a giant geek about MMOs and games? IT’S ME. Know who could not be more psyched about this book? IT’S STILL ME.

Three more months.

TWO MORE MONTHS gasp

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

nasty713:

thaunderground:

l3gendarypheonix:

Wonder Woman vs Super Woman

that elbow drop though

Wonder is hulling Super

blackfashion:

Osbourne Atkinson ( notafashionicon.com‎ )
21, Unknown 
Photographer : Claudia Fischer 

blackfashion:

Osbourne Atkinson ( notafashionicon.com‎ )

21, Unknown 

Photographer : Claudia Fischer 

Thursday, May 8, 2014
seltzerlizard:

leahbranstetter:

One of my favorite moments in music history.

seltzerlizard:

leahbranstetter:

One of my favorite moments in music history.