July 24, 2014
Reblog if you are legitimately shocked by the number of followers you have.

(Source: xxxxredxxxxcatxxxx, via healthscireflib)

July 24, 2014
queerestqueerspawn:

gay freedom day parade, san francisco 1978
(photo by rose skytta)

queerestqueerspawn:

gay freedom day parade, san francisco 1978

(photo by rose skytta)

(via believe-out-loud)

July 24, 2014
libraryjournal:

Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

Or know where to find it.

libraryjournal:

Tumblarians, your Thursday morning inspiration!

Or know where to find it.

(Source: tenaanval.wordpress.com)

July 24, 2014

flipflopflyball:

Liverpool FC v. AS Roma, Fenway Park, 23 July 2014.

Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/watch-liverpool-fc-skipper-steven-7500894

July 24, 2014

lalondes:

women who succeed in male-dominated fields are always labeled Female Athletes or Female Rappers or Female Presidents but when landon donovan scores 57 international goals (which is 110 less than abby wambach’s record), nobody feels it necessary to label him the Leading Male Goal Scorer. no, he just gets to be the best goal scorer. even though there are a dozen women who have outclassed him. funny how that works.

(via apileofsmiles)

July 23, 2014
"Today we often forget that prior to World War II, every city in America was built for easy walking and biking. In fact, the idea of living in a walkable place is nothing radical. What was radical was the program we undertook to build an entirely new type of human life. We built networks of roadways and freeways like nothing any society had ever seen before. We tore down entire neighborhoods to accommodate these roads as well as the parking lots and garages required by the cars that would travel these roads; at the same time, we ripped out the tracks for streetcars and trains."

— Kevin Klinkenberg on the journey we’ve taken to create unwalkable cities.  (via thisbigcity)

(via blondewithambitions)

July 23, 2014
McDonald’s Fires Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting 9-Year-Old Play In Park Alone

philsandifer:

Just to point out, we live in a world where this happens, but where not vaccinating your children is treated as a “lifestyle choice” because white people do it. 

July 23, 2014

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July 23, 2014
liberalsarecool:

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.

liberalsarecool:

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.

(via corporationsarepeople)

July 23, 2014

styluswbur:

In 1977, the Voyager probes were launched into space, carrying with them The Golden Record, an ambitious effort to capture the ultimate Song of the Earth. The project was overseen by the American astronomer Carl Sagan, and sought through sounds and images to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. It was a heady ambition – that the spacecraft might one day come into contact with extra-terrestrial life or future human civilizations, and the record might communicate our story.

“Hello from the children of Planet Earth,” a young boy says. His is one of the spoken greetings in a total of 55 languages, both modern and ancient, beginning with Akkadian, spoken in Sumer about 6,000 years ago, and ending with Wu, a modern Chinese dialect. Taken as a whole, they have a musicality to them. You can hear all the greetings, in alphabetical order by language, above.

There are musical selections ranging from Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson to a 2,500-year-old Chinese folk song, “Flowing Streams.” The collection above features, in order: the Navajo “Night Chant”; “Dark was the Night,” by Blind Willie Johnson; Senegalese percussion; the Japanese “Crane’s Nest”; a pygmy girls’ initiation song from Zaire; Beethoven, String Quartet No. 13, performed by the Budapest String Quartet; and a Peruvian wedding song.

The record also includes the songs of whales and birds; the sounds of wind, rain, and surf; volcanoes and earthquakes; laughter, a mother’s first words to her child; a beating heart.

That beating heart brings deep and personal intimacy to a story intended to be about us all. Sagan and another scientist in the group, Ann Druyan, fell madly in love over the course of working together on the Golden Record project. They would remain together until Sagan’s death in 1996. But just two days after declaring their love for one another and deciding to marry, Druyan went to Bellevue Hospital in New York to have her brainwaves and heartbeat recorded for the project.

Druyan recounts that story in a beautiful interview with Radiolab. “Part of what I was thinking in this meditation was about the wonder of love and of being in love,” she says. “And to know it’s on those two spacecraft, even now, whenever I’m down, I’m thinking, ‘and still they move, 35,000 miles an hour, leaving our solar system for the great wide open sea of interstellar space.’”

Audio from the Golden Record courtesy of NASA. Produced by Lisa Tobin.

July 23, 2014
Do you like Doctor Who?

You’re on Tumblr, of course you like Doctor Who!

I’ve just started a new blog called Cow Trod, Ho! where I will trying to watch and review every Doctor Who story, but in a completely random order.

Check it out, and share your own Whovian thoughts as well

July 23, 2014

racebending:

chosengamer:

jamietheignorantamerican:

Go Forth and Educate Yourselves!

I’d also highly recommend watching the Jane Elliot Brown-eye/Blue-eye experiments, which can be found here:

Not only should you educate yourself but use this for good. Look around you and help others who don’t have this privilege. Hiring, donating, community service, etc.

After this post went viral, the original artist had to delete their tumblr because they were inundated with death threats.

There were people more offended by this comic than offended by the existence of racial disparities—to the point where they threatened this artist’s life.

(via lynylfysh)

July 23, 2014
"Much like the flower, for many of us, to love nature is to destroy it. We move from the city to the suburb or the rural town to be closer to nature, and to make it habitable (for us) we clear-cut it for new development, pave it over and turn woods and grasslands into manicured lawns, pollute it with our vehicles, etc. In our efforts to possess a small slice of “nature,” we change the meaning of the word, leaving us with something beautiful, perhaps, but far from natural. This strain of thinking is very popular in places like the Bay Area, where there’s a belief that we have to sharply limit development in cities in order to preserve some semblance of nature — ”how can a place so gray possibly be green?” But environmentalism is about much more than surrounding ourselves with greenery; in fact, its true meaning is exactly the opposite. Real environmentalism means surrounding ourselves with steel, concrete, and other human beings, leaving nature to itself instead of attempting to own it and shape it to our own selfish needs. What makes cities so important is that they allow us to express our love and appreciation for nature in a healthy way: from a distance, as a societal and environmental resource that can be preserved far into the future."

Why People Who Love Nature Should Live Apart From It | Streetsblog.net

July 23, 2014
This is beautiful.  I wonder where it is.  I’d combine this with Dutch canals in my dream city.

This is beautiful.  I wonder where it is.  I’d combine this with Dutch canals in my dream city.

(Source: heartisbreaking, via oinonio)

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July 22, 2014
giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

(via tehlibrarylife)

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