Hands up, don’t shoot-
Moment of silence for Michael Brown and all those who have lost innocent lives or loved ones because of fear and racism.

newyorker:

Amy Davidson reflects on the aftermath of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri: http://nyr.kr/VgV7DX

“By Monday morning, the shopping streets in Ferguson were a wreck. From a teen-ager’s walk to the firing of a gun and the smashing of windshields: it will take hard…

"But it is clear that the community’s trust was broken before any windows were.”
Whew. Hard days in a city I love.

carriehopefletcher:

thebobblehat:

thefoodispeople:

dottewa:

a-void-reality:

GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING. 

IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE. 

Alright let me help out then:

1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.

2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.

3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.

4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.

5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.

7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.

8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.

I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)

Season 1:

  1. Pie-Lette
  2. Dummy
  3. The Fun in Funeral
  4. Pigeon
  5. Girth
  6. Bitches
  7. Smell of Success
  8. Bitter Sweets
  9. Corpsicle

Season 2:

  1. Bzzzzzzzzz!
  2. Circus Circus
  3. Bad Habits
  4. Frescorts
  5. Dim Sum Lose Some
  6. Oh Oh Oh… It’s Magic
  7. Robbing Hood
  8. Comfort Food
  9. The Legend of Merle McQuoddy
  10. The Norwegians
  11. Window Dressed to Kill
  12. Water & Power
  13. Kerplunk

May I just say, before I saw this gifset explaining the show, I just thought that PD was about a really adorable germ-a-phobe.

Pushing Daisies is one of my all time favourite shows. Gutted it only had two season but those two seasons are PHENOMENAL! 

One of the only shows I actually ever followed! So glad to see it being appreciated. Now I know what I can do this next week after wisdom tooth surgery! 

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linaevelovesyou:

jackthevulture:

crunchthedestroyer:

askjeansplice:

angelclark:

ENDLESS ELECTRICITY: Here’s A Way Of Turning America’s Roads Into Gigantic Solar Panels

There are about 31,251 square miles of roads, parking lots, driveways, playgrounds, bike paths, and sidewalks in the lower 48 states. If Julie and Scott Brusaw have their way, they will all someday be replaced with solar panels.

For the better part of a decade, the Idaho couple has been working on prototyping an industrial-strength panel that could withstand the weight of even the largest trucks. They now appear to have cracked the formula, developing a specially textured glass coating for the panels that can not only bear tremendous loads but also support standard tire traction.

By their reckoning, at peak installation their panelized roads could produce more than three times the electricity consumed in the U.S.

The material could power electric vehicles through a receiver plate mounted beneath the vehicle and a transmitter plate is installed in the road.

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY IMPORTANT AND UNBELIEVABLY DISAPPOINTING THAT IT’S GOTTEN SUCH LITTLE ATTENTION.

PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, JUST HOW MANY ROADS THERE ARE ALL OVER THE WORLD AND HOW MUCH ENERGY COULD BE PRODUCED USING THESE LIKE SERIOUSLY “THREE TIMES THE ELECTRICITY CONSUMED IN THE U.S”. IT’S NOT JUST GOING TO HELP REDUCE THE AMOUNTS OF GREEN HOUSE EMISSIONS, IT’S GOING TO CREATE JOBS IN THE COUNTRIES IT’S USED IN. IT HAS SO MUCH EXTRA STUFF IT’S UNBELIEVABLE HOW AMAZING THE ROAD COULD BE. 

THESE PEOPLE ARE SAINTS, THEY’VE WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE WORKED JUST AS HARD TO GET TO THIS LEVEL BUT THEY STILL HAVE JUST UNDER $ 800,000 TO RAISE IN 15 DAYS. 

THIS SORTA STUFF IS HOW WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A GREENER EARTH AND IT’S BEEN VIRTUALLY IGNORED BY TUMBLR. WE NEED TO SUPPORT THIS STUFF AND THESE SORTS OF PEOPLE WHO SELFLESSLY DEDICATE THEIR WORK TO CREATING A BETTER WORLD. 

PLEASASASASASSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS. 

NOT TO MENTION if cars are designed to RUN on this we would no longer need to burn fuel

No more buying gas.  

The indiegogo page for this project is here! Boost and support if you can, this is tremendous!

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nbcnews:

Anti-Semitism ‘infects’ one in four people, global survey finds

(Photo: Valery Hache / AFP - Getty Images file)

Only 54 percent of people polled globally are aware of the Holocaust — and an alarming 32 percent of them believe the mass genocide of Jews was a myth or has been greatly exaggerated, a sweeping new survey has found.

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For my housemate who casually referred to our study abroad program as “a concentration camp” because she’s not allowed to smoke weed in our housing….can we stop pretending that anti-semitism/holocaust denialism &minimization isn’t a problem?

morningcanyon:

life-chats:

LOOK I WROTE A THING

STOP ROMANTICIZING MENTAL ILLNESS

my pain is not sexy. my pain is not consensual. my pain does not make me specially gifted or cooler than anyone else. my pain does not mean i need a savior. if my pain has a silver lining it is not for you to claim.

(x)

My friend wrote a thing!

EVERYBODY WATCH MY FRIEND SAY BEAUTIFUL AND IMPORTANT WORDS !

daghousediaries:

great article about my dear friend & mentor, Mark Parker. Thankful for his heart for his community, extremely approachable personality & Baltimore grit. Serve well, friend.

(please note the O’s jersey with clerical collar)

:) So lucky to grow up with this wonderful person in my life!

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The past few days at WashU:(from a long distance observer)

-Student protests against WUs relationship with Peabody coal
-Everyone is stressed for finals
-school brings petting zoo to help students “destress”
-petting zoo brings a BEAR
-bear bites people because ITS A BEAR
-health services finds out, decides everyone has rabies and they have to put down the bear to test it for rabies
-1/4 of student body is afraid of dying of rabies, 1/4 of student body is protesting bear death, 1/4 of student body is still protesting Peabody, and 1/4 of student body is doing what washu students do best- living in the library, studying.
-rumors circulate that bear is dead. All are sad. All of us secretly question a school whose mascot is “the bear” killing an actual bear? Then everyone goes back to studying.
-student protests escalate, 7 students are arrested (including one of my best friends)
-students are released, New York Times attends press conference with them
-lots and lots of press and stress
-lots of freaking out on Facebook
-SUDDENLY BEAR ISNT DEAD AND DOESNT NEED TO DIE. LONG LIVE BOO BOO THE BEAR.
-nobody understands, all are happy.
-I remember I’m in Cape Town and have a lot of homework due and why is my school so cray right now?

reallyreallyreallytrying:

“average person eats 3 spiders a year” factoid actualy just statistical error. average person eats 0 spiders per year. Spiders Georg, who lives in cave & eats over 10,000 each day, is an outlier adn should not have been counted

For you icanskipbackwards

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