reallyfoxnews: Can I be a binder full of women for Halloween?
They’re, like, sexualizing our outfits by telling us what to wear. And like, I...– We must end this madness. This linguistic nightmare is a quote in a news article. Journalists have increasingly stopped omitting clutter words, and we sound all the more idiotic for it. Please, let’s stop saying ‘like’ and ‘I don’t know.’ It makes even brilliant prose sound as if it came from a...
TRYING TO UNDERSTAND AUTOSEGMENTAL PHONOLOGY
Today I decided to try cycling up an incline as...
deicides: Spoiler alert: it’ll never happen. While passing a side road I was pedaling uphill so slowly that a driver who was making a left turn found time to lower his window, politely thank me for stopping to let him pass (I didn’t stop), and complete the arc length of his turn before I even reached the median. It gets better! You can do it! (Even if you have to acquire a smaller gear to...
Dan Harmon Poops: HEY, DID I MISS ANYTHING? →
danharmon: Kids: A few hours ago, I landed in Los Angeles, turned on my phone, and confirmed what you already know. Sony Pictures Television is replacing me as showrunner on Community, with two seasoned fellows that I’m sure are quite nice - actually, I have it on good authority they’re quite nice, because… this makes me have a sad
Apparently, the driver drove several blocks with part of the mangled bicycle...– Charges Expected In Weekend Hit-And-Run « CBS Pittsburgh (via sillydrivers) Be careful out there, whether you’re driving or riding. :(
Anxiety: Cycle of Fear (NYT) →
“What a relief it is — on two wheels, in traffic — to break the clammy paralysis of worry and place yourself at last in real physical danger.”
Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved...– Maurice Sendak
For the past 48 hours, I have subsisted on these two meals: Brunch: approximately eleven thousand vegan muesli cookies Recipe: Bob’s Red Mill Muesli Cookies, except… use whatever random leftover muesli you have substitute Ener-G egg replacer for the eggs, duh, because “vegan” add some date pieces if you have any pretentious unsweetened applesauce from your local food...
"The Toxin In Your Toothpaste" →
fables-: I love how people just found out about this kind of shit. not to mention the SLS that tears my mouth to pieces. ugh, i hate that shit so much.
City Room: A Blessing for Those Who Brave City... →
At the 14th annual Blessing of the Bikes at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, hundreds of cyclists jingled their bells as they were blessed with holy water.
barefoot in your bathroom at 4am = a bad time to find out a mouse lives in your apartment. i would like all of the cats, please.
The Driver Privilege Checklist
1. If I am hurt or killed while driving, unless I am intoxicated or grossly negligent, I will not be blamed for my decision to drive. 2. If I live in North America, my driving is subsidized by my local, regional, and federal government, who provide roads and infrastructure. This subsidy is far beyond that given to any other form of daily transportation. 3. Learning to drive is a rite of...
The Invention of Jaywalking →
thefruityboots: It wasn’t always like this. Browse through New York Times accounts of pedestrians dying after being struck by automobiles prior to 1930, and you’ll see that in nearly every case, the driver is charged with something like “technical manslaughter.” And it wasn’t just New York. Across the country, drivers were held criminally responsible when they killed or injured people with their...
HDR photos of Pitt →
I don’t generally love HDR photography, but these are still pretty neat.
People hating on singular they in the ling tag
Maybe it’s time for intro linguistics to become a required part of a liberal arts degree to try to prevent some of this foolishness. In my dreams, anyway. bakethatlinguist: …even though it’s been in use for centuries and never fell out of usage? Seriously? Are we pretending to be that basic today? I’m going to bed. I don’t have time for simple-mindedness.
Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind... →
This bomb threat maker is such a dick.
Pitt Bomb Threat Trivia. →
Drivers Face Fines As New Bike Law Takes Effect... →
The anti-cyclist comments on this article are so frustrating. I want to respond to all of them, but one of these days I need to get some real-life work done… ugh. I know nothing I say is going to make them stop being idiots, but I can’t help but take this stuff personally. This has been me constantly since yesterday when multiple articles announced the enactment of PA HB 170 and all...
Do You Want To Murder Or Maim Someone Without... →
doctoroctothorp: Do you want to murder someone without legal consequences? Use a car. Ooops, it was an accident. It doesn’t matter if you were speeding and ran a red light. It was an “accident”. Gross negligence is conveniently overlooked by the legal system. The Atlantic has an excellent article about how much we need to enforce existing law on the road. Having been struck by an...
The Chronicle of Higher Education: "The Joy of... →
“The bicycle commute… is a fully lived experience.”