"you’re too young to determine your sexuality" said no one to the heterosexual teenager
My LGBT-friendly preacher stepfather was once discussing a 15 yr old in his congregation that had come out causing some commotion within the congregation. To his credit he openly took the teen’s side. However, while relaying this somewhat self-congratulatory story at dinner during a family visit he said "I just think 15 years old is too young to be deciding whether you’re gay or not. I wish they would wait." Most everyone nodded their head to agree. I responded with "Do you think a ‘straight’ teenager is too young to decide at that age that they like the opposite sex?"
Every once in a great while, I will tell somebody “You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance.”
…And then I’ll be sad, because they have no idea what I’m talking about.
I only gamble with my life, never my money.
The Mummy fandom on Tumblr is hella strong
What up mummy fandom I didn’t know existed! Loved this movie. Need to watch it again.
I quote “You’re on the wrong side of the river” constantly.
I’m going to grad school soon to be a librarian and I can’t wait to get drunk and quote all of Evy’s lines.
I’m an archaeology student and I recently re-watched this and the instant they made it clear that it was set in the 1920s I was completely cool with everything about it because archaeology in the 1920s was mostly drinking and blowing things up.
archaeology in the 1920s was mostly drinking and blowing things up
Still half true!
New season of Doctor Who premiering Saturday, August 23rd at 8/7c with feature-length episode ‘Deep Breath.’
Watch the teaser here.
For those outside of the US, the teaser can be seen here!
Killer Be Killed - Wings of Feather and Wax
Do yourself a favor and check them out, you seriously won’t regret it!
Pretty badass album. Perfect timing too as the new Mastodon album, while not “bad”, bores me. Which bums me out.
The planet Earth during the Apollo 11 mission, 17 July 1969.
Charles Darwin (via whats-out-there)
Carl Sagan reiterates this quite eloquently - even mirroring the above statement from Darwin - when he reminded us to be honest with ourselves and each other:
“The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what’s true.”(via sagansense)
Right so…willful ignorance to preserve beliefs despite evidence to the contrary.
How is this different than a delusion?
No other objects touched by human hands have ever explored as far in the cosmic ocean than the Voyagers.
- The primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. After making a string of discoveries there — such as active volcanoes on Jupiter’s moon Io and intricacies of Saturn’s rings — the mission was extended. Voyager 2 went on to explore Uranus and Neptune, and is still the only spacecraft to have visited those outer planets. The adventurers’ current mission, the Voyager Interstellar Mission (VIM), will explore the outermost edge of the Sun’s domain. And beyond.
- The Voyager 1 & 2 spacecrafts will be the third and fourth human spacecrafts to fly beyond all the planets in our solar system. Pioneers 10 and 11 preceded Voyager in outstripping the gravitational attraction of the Sun but on February 17, 1998, Voyager 1 passed Pioneer 10 to become the most distant human-made object in space.
- As of June 8, 2014 Voyager 1 is 19 BILLION km away from Earth while Voyager 2 is 15.6 BILLION km away
- Both Voyager spacecrafts carry a greeting to any form of life, should that be encountered. The message is carried by a phonograph record - -a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth. The contents of the record were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University. Dr. Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds.
- Voyager 1 is speeding along at about 57,600 kph (35,790 mph) — fast enough to travel from the Earth to the sun three and a half times in one year.
- NASA’s Voyager 1, humankind’s most distant spacecraft, is around 125 AU. Scientists believe it entered interstellar space, or the space between stars, on Aug. 25, 2012. Much of interstellar space is actually inside our solar system. It will take about 300 years for Voyager 1 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud and possibly about 30,000 years to fly beyond it.
- Alpha Centauri is currently the closest star to our solar system. But, in 40,000 years, Voyager 1 will be closer to the star AC +79 3888 than to our own sun. AC +79 3888 is actually traveling faster toward Voyager 1 than the spacecraft is traveling toward it.
- Barring any serious spacecraft subsystem failures, the Voyagers may survive until the early twenty-first century (~ 2025), when diminishing power and hydrazine levels will prevent further operation.
Albuquerque man finds image of Jesus holding a baby lamb on an apple (For the story and video, click image or here; For a related post, click here http://christiannightmares.tumblr.com/post/74833487009/woman-sees-face-of-jesus-on-dirty-bruised-toe)
Pareidolia: the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist.
|—||Charlie Brooker, “The Guardian” (via thedragoninmygarage)|