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Sep 3
bloodpuker:

olivertwix:

death-by-lulz:

DO WE CALL A PLUMBER OR AN ELECTRICIAN

yes.



Edit: I just realized that this was on my dash not because of one of the RT/AH fans I follow, but via ruinedchildhood. And it’s just an unspoken thing that a significant portion of ruinedchildhood’s readership will a) know who this is, and b) grok that Michael Jones used to be an electrician before he made his living yelling at video games.
That’s all kinds of surreal, and the longer I think about this the more I feel like a creep, so let’s just move along…

bloodpuker:

olivertwix:

death-by-lulz:

DO WE CALL A PLUMBER OR AN ELECTRICIAN

yes.

Edit: I just realized that this was on my dash not because of one of the RT/AH fans I follow, but via ruinedchildhood. And it’s just an unspoken thing that a significant portion of ruinedchildhood’s readership will a) know who this is, and b) grok that Michael Jones used to be an electrician before he made his living yelling at video games.

That’s all kinds of surreal, and the longer I think about this the more I feel like a creep, so let’s just move along…

(Source: petapeta)

Sep 3
girliesportsjunkie:

analyticisms:

Debunking the myth that Tumblr is only used and populated by kids.
unwrapping:

Age Ranges of Tumblr’s Global Audience:Tumblr sees about 150 million global unique visitors monthly. comScore, an Internet analytics firm, averaged Tumblr’s age ranges over the first quarter of 2014 for both Dashboard and blog network traffic worldwide:
Ages 13 to 17: 15%
Ages 18 to 34: 41%
Ages 35 to 54: 29%
Ages 55 and up: 15%
"People are often really surprised to note that we have the same percentage of 55-plus-year-olds as we do 13-to-17-year-olds," said Danielle Strle (@strle), Tumblr’s director of product for community and content, in an NPR webinar. “But over half of our audience is solidly in the 13-to-34 demographic.”


Holla, tumblr geriatric ward!

girliesportsjunkie:

analyticisms:

Debunking the myth that Tumblr is only used and populated by kids.

unwrapping:

Age Ranges of Tumblr’s Global Audience:
Tumblr sees about 150 million global unique visitors monthly. comScore, an Internet analytics firm, averaged Tumblr’s age ranges over the first quarter of 2014 for both Dashboard and blog network traffic worldwide:

  • Ages 13 to 17: 15%
  • Ages 18 to 34: 41%
  • Ages 35 to 54: 29%
  • Ages 55 and up: 15%

"People are often really surprised to note that we have the same percentage of 55-plus-year-olds as we do 13-to-17-year-olds," said Danielle Strle (@strle), Tumblr’s director of product for community and content, in an NPR webinar. “But over half of our audience is solidly in the 13-to-34 demographic.”

Holla, tumblr geriatric ward!

Sep 2
vietnamemes:

Jackie Chan is a rollerblade

Are they remaking Return to Oz?  Is that what’s going on here?  Because that’s all I’m getting from this picture.

vietnamemes:

Jackie Chan is a rollerblade

Are they remaking Return to Oz?  Is that what’s going on here?  Because that’s all I’m getting from this picture.

Sep 2

have you ever noticed how all popular text posts were made by people with broken shift keys like

How on earth does anyone watch Orphan Black one episode at a time?

How is that a thing you do? How do you cope when you can’t marathon?

MOTHERFUCK GODDAMN WINDOWS GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER AND STOP POPPING UP THE "UPDATED! RESTART?!" DIALOGUE WHILE I AM TYPING SHIT AND THEN DECIDING THAT MY PRESSING OF ANY OLD GOD DAMNED KEY IS SOME KIND OF CONFIRMATION. TYPING TEXT IN AN UNRELATED WINDOW ≠ “WHY YES I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE EVERYTHING RIGHT THIS NANOSECOND AND RESTART MY COMPUTER” YOU FUCKING FU…

DID YOU ACTUALLY JUST DO THAT AGAIN?!

KEEP THIS SHIT UP.  DO IT.  I’LL NEVER LET YOU MOTHERFUCKING UPDATE AGAIN.

biosshock:

[new game is announced]

troy baker is the voice of both male and female characters, the antagonist, the dog, the bullet sound and soon you as well

Misread that as Tom Baker…

arabellesicardi:

Here is a side by side comparison of how The New York Times has profiled Michael Brown — an 18 year old black boy gunned down by police — and how they profiled Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of all time. 

Source for Brown, Source for Bundy.

what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

Anonymous

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

The ONE THING the XKit Guy Can’t Fix

When you find an awesome new blog to follow and you want to spend an hour scrolling through their archive like a creeper but their theme has no back button you you have to add /page/2 to the URL like some sort of CAVEMAN.

tapdancers:

Keeping The Same Tabs Open For 9 Days Straight Because They Contain Information Relevant To Tasks You’re Too Lazy To Complete - A novel by me

Nine days?

Kiddo, I’m on 52 windows running a combined 967 tabs and this browser session is over two years old.

(Source: xbox420)

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

alltimechemicalkilljoy:

the-tv-light:

lookatthewords:

goatsy:

Reblog if your cramps have ever

  • made you vomit
  • lasted between 2-3 days
  • stopped you from being able to walk or run
  • made you cry

It’s not considered a viable excuse on any occasion, and I would like to know why.

add

  • woken you up at night the pain was so bad

also

  • made you pass out

don’t forget

  • made you unable to stand up without doubling over and grabbing onto the closest object for support

Oh, and:

  • Were so intense that when they finally ended you’ve been sore from shoulders to knees.
  • Were so painful and so common that you failed to seek medical treatment for what turned out to be the passing of a rather large kidney stone, because (for the first twelve hours or so) you believed that you were just experiencing cramps.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Hardcore Mode

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!
In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).
In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.


I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

bookshop:

solongasitswords:

nullbula:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

It’s a search of Google books, but the question still stands, what the Fuck happened in 1870

I CAN ANSWER THIS!!

In the Cornish dialect of English, Pokemon meant ‘clumsy’ (pure coincidence).

In the mid 1800s there was a surge of writing about the Cornish language and dialect in an attempt to preserve them with glossaries and dictionaries being written. I wrote about it HERE.

I just love that this post happened to find the ONE HUMAN ON THE INTERNET who had the answer to this question

(Source: neilcicierega)

See two busses running back-to-back on transit app. Skip first bus, which is packed. Get second bus entirely to myself for three stops. HARDCORE ANTISOCIAL NERD WIN-STATE POWERS ACTIVATE.

I fetched the nice bus driver the last Red Eye in the dispenser; we could all use a fortuitous afternoon, this week.