“You fight like a girl.”
Reblogging because I’m sure the comic readers out there could add some more.
i can’t hear you
over the sound
of me crushing my enemies
so here you go
3:55 pm • 16 April 2013 • 143,851 notes • View comments
Mr. Rogers and Koko.
Fred Rogers on facing sadness and anger
Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.
From “20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers” over at Mental Floss.
I find it’s very hard not to be angry. Even at things that I can’t control. Not that I am angry all the time, but I see things happen that hurt other people or that make other people live in poverty, or hold other people down. It does make me angry. The everyday stresses of life make me angry. The sun in the morning makes me angry. I get angry I didn’t do the dishes, I get angry that I didn’t finish something I set out to do. I get angry for others who can’t defend themselves.
But every now and then, a little message pops up in the back of my mind and I’m reminded of the time that Mr Rogers spoke to congress in regards to public television funding. Where he reads out the song “What do you do with the Mad that you feel”:
What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong…
And nothing you do seems very right?
What do you do? Do you punch a bag?
Do you pound some clay or some dough?
Do you round up friends for a game of tag?
Or see how fast you go?
It’s great to be able to stop
When you’ve planned a thing that’s wrong,
And be able to do something else instead
And think this song:
I can stop when I want to
Can stop when I wish.
I can stop, stop, stop any time.
And what a good feeling to feel like this
And know that the feeling is really mine.
Know that there’s something deep inside
That helps us become what we can.
For a girl can be someday a woman
And a boy can be someday a man.
2:54 pm • 16 April 2013 • 828 notes • View comments
“We don’t have to be scared, and we’re not powerless. We actually have all the power here, and there’s one thing we can do to render terrorism ineffective: Refuse to be terrorized.”
Bruce Schneier, on why we must keep calm and carry on after the Boston Marathon bombing. (via theatlantic)
You have to understand that Schneier is smart, very smart. Likely smarter than any 10 talking heads you see on television any day. I agree with his assessment here and also suggest that anyone interested in cryptography/computer security/real world security subscribe to his monthly news letter Crypto-Gram http://www.schneier.com/crypto-gram.html
2:39 am • 16 April 2013 • 375 notes • View comments
The year was 1999 when I was first introduced to hieroglyphics. At the time, I wasn’t very open to many genres of music, instead opting to listen to music whose angry raw lyrics, thrashing distorted guitar, and offbeat drums mixed with poetry and political messages. Bands like Crass and other 80s punk and ska bands whose influence had passed most of my classmates tastes by a few orders of magnitude.
It was this year that I went into a record store in Ann Arbor. Something inside of me craved a bit of a change. Something different. I browsed through old reggae records and moved to ska and jazz but didn’t find anything. Then I did something different, and moved over to hip-hop. Most of the records looked uninteresting, and because I didn’t have a real way “into” hiphop, I had to choose and album by it’s cover.
The icon on Hieroglyphics’s first album immediately intrigued me. It was like seeing something that an alien race would use in place of a smiley face. It was simple and odd and I thought it was cool.
When I brought the cd, I remember the girl at the counter distinctinly telling me “Good choice”. At least if this was going to be bad, I wouldn’t be alone in listening to it.
1:06 pm • 15 April 2013 • 5 notes • View comments
6 year-old Michigan boy steals family car to get Chinese food
Little homey hit a sign on the way, so he detoured to the car dealership to get it fixed. Someone noticed him ghost riding the whip & got him to pull over.
When I was a kid about this kids age, I got into my parent’s small red Geo hatchback which was parked in my grandparents driveway. When I got in I somehow managed to put it in neutral and the car went backwards into the trailer behind my grandparent’s house. I was scared shitless, and by shitless I mean I might have shit my pants.
How did this kid manage to not only start, but drive the car down the road? Does he have some sort of supernatural dexterity I did not posses?
My favorite line from this story:
The 6-year-old boy told police he took the car keys off the kitchen counter and did not notify anyone he was leaving. He told police he went out to get Chinese food and on the way hit a street sign at Park and Pine Street.
“Officer listen, I know I’m six, and I shouldn’t be driving, but have you had the Schezwan Chicken and Egg Drop soup at the Wu Tang Palace restaurant? The fortune cookies, are totally ballin’! I hit a sign back there, but as a 6 (almost 7!) year old, I swear I have plenty of time to pay back the city for that incident.”
This kid will be mayor of Detroit one day. Mark my words.
2:10 am • 14 April 2013 • 5 notes • View comments
I wear bow ties now, bow ties are cool.
Source: Time Magazine, Columbia Cyclotron 1948
10:40 pm • 13 April 2013 • View comments
Amid heightened speculation that a male athlete in one of North America’s four major professional leagues will soon publicly declare his homosexuality, the National Hockey League and its players announced Thursday what appears to be the most comprehensive measure by a major men’s league in support of gay rights.
The N.H.L. said it had formed a partnership with the You Can Play Project, an advocacy group pledged to fight homophobia in sports, and planned training and counseling on gay issues for its teams and players. The league will also be involved in the production and broadcast of public service announcements.
“Our motto is Hockey Is for Everyone, and our partnership with You Can Play certifies that position in a clear and unequivocal way,” N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman said in the statement. “We are delighted to reaffirm through this joint venture with the N.H.L. Players’ Association that the official policy of the N.H.L. is one of inclusion on the ice, in our locker rooms and in the stands.”
In a telephone interview Donald Fehr, the chief executive of the players’ association, said: “Bottom line, it’s the right thing to do, and that’s what we’re all supposed to do in this world.”
You Can Play will help run seminars for N.H.L. rookies to educate young prospects on gay issues and make resources and personnel available to each team, as desired. The league and union will also work with You Can Play to integrate the project into its behavioral health program, enabling players to seek counseling regarding matters of sexual orientation confidentially. Burke said the joint venture would also step forward when players make homophobic remarks.
Patrick Burke, a founder of You Can Play and scout for the Philadelphia Flyers, said laying the groundwork for an openly gay player was not an official part of the program.
“But we’re ready to do whatever that player wants,” Burke said. “If he wants to do a thousand interviews and march in pride parades, we’re equipped to handle that. And if he wants us to pass-block for him so he never has to do another interview in his life, we’re equipped to handle that too.”
The New York Times, “National Hockey League Announces Initiative to Support Gay Athletes.”
Historic. Good for the NHL.
This is awesome. Way to go, NHL!
Again, I don’t really give a shit about sports but I wanted to highlight this part: “it’s the right thing to do, and that’s what we’re all supposed to do in this world.”
If the concept is that organized sports are supposed to teach people all of these lessons about life & humility & respect, what the NHL is doing here is tantamount to the entire point of professional level sports. Do the right thing. Set a good example. Anyone who disagrees only came for the violence or gambling.
The NHL, and players make up for in dignity what they lack in teeth.
5:06 pm • 11 April 2013 • 4,297 notes • View comments
Graphic design for science nerds or science for graphic design nerds?
Graphics by Kapil Bhagat.
via I Fu*king Love Science
Universal law of gravitation. Newton’s Universal law of gravitation allows for all three of Newton’s laws to play in effect.
Telescope. Galileo used his telescope to view the rings around Saturn and the moons of Jupiter (which are colloquially known as the Galliean moons). Some have said that the Telescope he used was actually a modified toy at the time.
E=mc^2 Probably the most famous equation today, even to the layman, this describes how the energy of an object is proportional to it’s mass in relativistic terms.
Evolution, the development of a species over time creating newer species through the process of natural selection.
Heliocentricism (The Earth revolves around the sun, the antithesis of the geocentric or earth centered model)
Lever/Torque famously quoted as saying “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth with it”
Finding the hypotenuse of a right triangle ( a^2 + b^2 =c ^2 )
This equation right here, rules most of your life.
T is a unit of magnetic field strength. It is known as a “Tesla” and is equal to Volts/Meters^2 named after Tesla for his work in Electricity and Magnetism
Scientists I would like to see:
Bohr, Lovelace, Anning, Heisenberg, Faraday, Maxwell, Mayr, Pauling, Curie
5:27 pm • 9 April 2013 • 1,796 notes • View comments
Please let me read this audiobook.
I like that the syringe has russian on it
4:57 pm • 9 April 2013 • 2,805 notes • View comments