wtf on Flickr.
lolz, person, you know you can just buy this
but i don’t blame you ‘cause i heart gears but also really really heart that green nature boy frameset
Can I be a binder full of women for Halloween?
Circulus - My favorite shot of the night - Bessa R4A - CV21mm - Tri-X 400 pushed to 800.
film + all-city = rad
When I learned that Apple would finally be enabling the iPhone’s FaceTime app to work over mobile connections, I was ecstatic. As someone who is deaf, I could now use this one-touch, always-on video chat app to communicate with friends and family in my natural language: American Sign Language (ASL).
But then I found out that AT&T will block mobile FaceTime unless customers sign up for an expensive unlimited voice plan. I wasn’t thrilled with the thought of having to pay this AT&T “deaf tax” just to use the mobile data I’m already paying for.
It’s disappointing that AT&T is standing in the way of innovation that addresses the needs of its deaf and hard-of-hearing customers. Sometimes it takes a while (and some prodding) for technology and technology companies to catch up to and embrace accessibility. In this case the technology is there, but it’s AT&T that’s throwing up the barrier.
A fascinating consequence of technology. I strongly recommend clicking through to read the rest.
(via AT&T’s FaceTime Blocking Hurts the Deaf | Threat Level | Wired.com)
Well, we can only assume he does. Akin recently stated that he has spoken to doctors who have told him that, in cases of “legitimate rape,” the female body has biological defenses to prevent pregnancy.
It is possible that he has somehow confused human vaginas with duck vaginas, which have evolved natural defenses against rape-happy male ducks.
I now ask you, ladies and gentlemen, how does one confuse a human vagina with a duck vagina? Hmm?
The answer is clear: Todd Akin fucks ducks. He is a duckfucker.
Maybe this isn’t true, but since Akin feels no need to check his facts re: human biology or his fucked-up use of the term “legitimate rape,” I’m not feeling too keen on checking mine re: his duckfucking or lack there-of.
So, it’s pretty simple. Don’t vote for this duckfucker right here.
They’re, like, sexualizing our outfits by telling us what to wear. And like, I don’t know, I guess it’s just more important to learn in school rather than be like persecuted for your dress —
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 fumbling moron.
How about you get your prescriptivism out of the linguistics tag, please. Linguistics is a science concerned with observing and analyzing language without value judgments. Likewise, that quote is an accurate reflection of what somebody actually said, whether you like or it or not. That speaker doesn’t need to please you. Whether those words sound moronic or not is your opinion.
And also, to another prescriptivist you too sound like a moron for using quote as a noun, even though it’s a verb. Doesn’t that seem nitpicky and rude of me to be calling you idiotic because you used quote instead of quotation, even though you were only speaking naturally?
So I’m sorry you like, really get uncomfortable around speech that’s like different from yours, but that’s not good linguistics. And editing quotes is not good journalism.
(Source: gothamist.com, via didyoudrinkmygingerale)
Article Six of the constitution:
Both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
So, I had to check this out myself. From the fascinating document that is the TN constitution:
§ 1. Clergy; eligibility to serve in legislature
Whereas Ministers of the Gospel are by their profession, dedicated to God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their functions; therefore, no Minister of the Gospel, or priest of any denomination whatever, shall be eligible to a seat in either House of the Legislature.
§ 2. Atheists holding office
No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this State.
§ 3. Duelists holding office
Any person who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, fight a duel, or knowingly be the bearer of a challenge to fight a duel, or send or accept a challenge for that purpose, or be an aider or abettor in fighting a duel, shall be deprived of the right to hold any office of honor or profit in this State, and shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.
…Huh. I need to investigate PA’s later. Man, we live in a weird country.
(Source: wanderings-ofahippie, via jumanjiwasunderrated)
*ALL CITY* space horse complete bike by Blue Lug on Flickr.
Blue Lug’s build of the blue All-City Cycles Space Horse. (Complete bike version is orange, frameset-only version is this powder blue.) Gorgeous.