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  1. For my 40th birthday, my mom and my brother gave me Amazon.com gift cards. This is what I bought with them:


    Also, my mom and sister went in together and bought me a Roku 3, which is how I’ll probably watch these once I rip all the DVDs.

    Anyway, all of which is to say:

    1. My family is awesome.
    2. My 40th birthday was pretty awesome.
    3. I bet I know what we’re watching when I get home tonight.

    "We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing."

  2. I honestly don’t know if “this guy” is me or Neil. I guess probably me if it’s the former or Neil if it’s the latter.

https://twitter.com/KimHellgren/status/298870415143624704

    I honestly don’t know if “this guy” is me or Neil. I guess probably me if it’s the former or Neil if it’s the latter.

    https://twitter.com/KimHellgren/status/298870415143624704

  3. If you have to ask why you’d need a metal Captain America shield, when then, god Jed, I don’t even want to know you.

    If you have to ask why you’d need a metal Captain America shield, when then, god Jed, I don’t even want to know you.

  4. "Which professions have the most / fewest psychopaths?"

Maybe you’ve seen this already, it seems like it was “going around” the other day. It’s a list from the book: 
The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

Sure.

I have no doubt the list is accurate, at least within whatever parameters it set out for itself. But I do dispute this interpretation of the data which tries to explain why these professions line up the way they do:


  Most of the professions on the right require human connection, dealing with feelings and most of them don’t offer much power. Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to or very good at these things.
  
  On the other hand, most of the roles on the left do offer power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there.


I realize that it says “most” of the professions on the right, but I can’t help but notice two glaring exceptions:

First of all, doctors have lots of power, and it requires an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. So, by that measure, it’s a perfect fit for the left side of the chart.

On the other hand, most clergy have almost no power and aren’t objective or clinical, and the job requires human connections and dealing with feelings, meaning that it’s a perfect fit for the right side of the chart.

So… yeah… If you look at 10 of something and give an explanation for 9 of them but the other 1 is completely contradictory, I don’t know if I can consider that a good explanation. On the other hand, if it’s 90% accurate, maybe that’s pretty good and I’m just being nitpicky.

Lastly: I wonder how far DMV and postal employees sway the statistics for “Civil Servants” as a whole. :-)

    "Which professions have the most / fewest psychopaths?"

    Maybe you’ve seen this already, it seems like it was “going around” the other day. It’s a list from the book: The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success

    Sure.

    I have no doubt the list is accurate, at least within whatever parameters it set out for itself. But I do dispute this interpretation of the data which tries to explain why these professions line up the way they do:

    Most of the professions on the right require human connection, dealing with feelings and most of them don’t offer much power. Psychopaths, by their very nature, would not be drawn to or very good at these things.

    On the other hand, most of the roles on the left do offer power and many require an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. Psychopaths would be drawn to these roles and thrive there.

    I realize that it says “most” of the professions on the right, but I can’t help but notice two glaring exceptions:

    First of all, doctors have lots of power, and it requires an ability to make objective, clinical decisions divorced from feelings. So, by that measure, it’s a perfect fit for the left side of the chart.

    On the other hand, most clergy have almost no power and aren’t objective or clinical, and the job requires human connections and dealing with feelings, meaning that it’s a perfect fit for the right side of the chart.

    So… yeah… If you look at 10 of something and give an explanation for 9 of them but the other 1 is completely contradictory, I don’t know if I can consider that a good explanation. On the other hand, if it’s 90% accurate, maybe that’s pretty good and I’m just being nitpicky.

    Lastly: I wonder how far DMV and postal employees sway the statistics for “Civil Servants” as a whole. :-)

  5. This is blatant discrimination is what it is.

And what is this nonsense about it only working on “straight” faces?

It’s 2009, jerkfaces, get over your homophobia.

    This is blatant discrimination is what it is.

    And what is this nonsense about it only working on “straight” faces?

    It’s 2009, jerkfaces, get over your homophobia.

  6. "Jesus had two dads, why can’t I?"

Dear Protesters: Put down your cardboard and your markers, because this girl wins.

Your argument is defeated.

(Maybe this is old and I just haven’t seen/heard it before, but it’s brilliant, IMO.)

Question (and I can’t enable answers so you’ll have to reblog or leave a comment):

Lady on the left vs dude in the suit: Which one is pro-gay marriage?

(via biorhythmist: @davidcairns)

Image source: http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NA-AX888_PROP8u_G_20090525214537.jpg

    "Jesus had two dads, why can’t I?"

    Dear Protesters: Put down your cardboard and your markers, because this girl wins.

    Your argument is defeated.

    (Maybe this is old and I just haven’t seen/heard it before, but it’s brilliant, IMO.)

    Question (and I can’t enable answers so you’ll have to reblog or leave a comment):

    Lady on the left vs dude in the suit: Which one is pro-gay marriage?

    (via biorhythmist: @davidcairns)

    Image source: http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images/NA-AX888_PROP8u_G_20090525214537.jpg

  7. zolora:

Also—this house is for sale. It’s right near the park! TUMBLR. PARTY. HOUSE.

Looks more like the scene of every murder that took place in every Agatha Christie book.

"Agatha Christie"

"Christie"

"CHRISTIE!"

*sigh

They were really quite popular. Ask your parents.

In any case, there’s no stay there after dark. Everyone knows if you’re at a party at a mansion after midnight, someone is going to die.

    zolora:

    Also—this house is for sale. It’s right near the park! TUMBLR. PARTY. HOUSE.

    Looks more like the scene of every murder that took place in every Agatha Christie book.

    "Agatha Christie"

    "Christie"

    "CHRISTIE!"

    *sigh

    They were really quite popular. Ask your parents.

    In any case, there’s no stay there after dark. Everyone knows if you’re at a party at a mansion after midnight, someone is going to die.

  8. adamisacson:

The very thought of a George W. Bush calendar makes me chuckle.

I saw one of those once!

These were the months it listed:

Jannary
Febrrary
Gettin’ on Near Springy Month
Jesus reBirthday Time
!!! Mother’s Day!!!  (NOTE: DO NOT FORGET AGAIN. She hits harder than you’d s’pect)
Summery Baseballing Time
No Childing Left Behinding Time
☆  ☆  ☆  CANDYNG AND COSTUMING MONTH  ☆  ☆  ☆ 
Turkey Christmas Sales Month
Jesus’ Birthday and Skeeing

    adamisacson:

    The very thought of a George W. Bush calendar makes me chuckle.

    I saw one of those once!

    These were the months it listed:

    • Jannary
    • Febrrary
    • Gettin’ on Near Springy Month
    • Jesus reBirthday Time
    • !!! Mother’s Day!!! (NOTE: DO NOT FORGET AGAIN. She hits harder than you’d s’pect)
    • Summery Baseballing Time
    • No Childing Left Behinding Time
    • ☆ ☆ ☆ CANDYNG AND COSTUMING MONTH ☆ ☆ ☆
    • Turkey Christmas Sales Month
    • Jesus’ Birthday and Skeeing
  9. (via cleversimon)


  i’m your daddy


Well, at least this time he only broke the child’s leg, instead of cutting off a hand.

    (via cleversimon)

    i’m your daddy

    Well, at least this time he only broke the child’s leg, instead of cutting off a hand.

  10. The bench has a sign taped in the middle of it which says “Please do not move the plants.”

    The bench has a sign taped in the middle of it which says “Please do not move the plants.”

  11. Well, that is going to make every egg-based sandwich I eat taste very, very awkward.

Related: now I wonder how babies taste with cheese and sausage.

(via mayafish ->
luckyshirt -> 
indefensible)

    Well, that is going to make every egg-based sandwich I eat taste very, very awkward.

    Related: now I wonder how babies taste with cheese and sausage.

    (via mayafish -> luckyshirt -> indefensible)

  12. Reviewer for Sixteen Candles writes:


  “I’ve been waiting for this movie for so long on itunes!! It’s a really cute 80’s movie, one of the best, and def. worth buying or seeing a least.”


and then gives the movie one star.

To make matters worse: “4 out of 5 viewers found this review helpful.”

I bemoan humanity.

Sixteen Candles on iTunes

    Reviewer for Sixteen Candles writes:

    “I’ve been waiting for this movie for so long on itunes!! It’s a really cute 80’s movie, one of the best, and def. worth buying or seeing a least.”

    and then gives the movie one star.

    To make matters worse: “4 out of 5 viewers found this review helpful.”

    I bemoan humanity.

    Sixteen Candles on iTunes

  13. sniffyjenkins:

toldorknown:

Pole Vaulters, Please Use Stairs

Beware: going down stairs may result in being impaled.

"Use of railing may result in loss of hands. Use at your own risk."

    sniffyjenkins:

    toldorknown:

    Pole Vaulters, Please Use Stairs

    Beware: going down stairs may result in being impaled.

    "Use of railing may result in loss of hands. Use at your own risk."

  14. “A good church man is always up in everybody’s shit. — Deacon”

I think that may be the best line from The Wire, period.

Related: I may need to cut back on my The Wire viewing.

Why?  Oh no reason. Certainly not because I saw a police car pull up and yelled out “Po Po!” as I surreptitiously emptied the contents of my pockets into the storm drain.

Which prevented them from grabbing me up while carrying 3 cough drops, a Field Notes book, space pen, and some iPhone headphones.

Then the light turned green, the police car drove away, and there I was looking like damn fool.

    “A good church man is always up in everybody’s shit. — Deacon”

    I think that may be the best line from The Wire, period.

    Related: I may need to cut back on my The Wire viewing.

    Why? Oh no reason. Certainly not because I saw a police car pull up and yelled out “Po Po!” as I surreptitiously emptied the contents of my pockets into the storm drain.

    Which prevented them from grabbing me up while carrying 3 cough drops, a Field Notes book, space pen, and some iPhone headphones.

    Then the light turned green, the police car drove away, and there I was looking like damn fool.

  15. Would you believe that it isn’t until the second episode of the fourth season (“Soft Eyes”) of The Wire that we first hear the quintessential 8-second expletive from Clay Davis?

Our research team has been hard at work and this is the first occurrence we can find.

Also, if you’re responsible for the closed captioning, how do you just leave it at 4 letters?

    Would you believe that it isn’t until the second episode of the fourth season (“Soft Eyes”) of The Wire that we first hear the quintessential 8-second expletive from Clay Davis?

    Our research team has been hard at work and this is the first occurrence we can find.

    Also, if you’re responsible for the closed captioning, how do you just leave it at 4 letters?