1. Nope. But now I have a setting for my new YA series.

    Nope. But now I have a setting for my new YA series.

  2. 23 April 2014

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    flechado

    If anyone ever asks you to read Victor Davis Hanson’s “Carnage and Culture”

    flechado:

    punch them right in the goddamn mouth.

    It is the most insipid “smart person” racist bullshit I have ever read. It claims that Aztecs are worse than Nazis!

    (I am using an analytical concept from it, not the book itself really, for a comps question which asks specifically about it. Not the professor’s fault, just Hanson’s.)

    I handled this deftly in my paper, inserting a footnote which simply said: comparisons to Auschwitz are made.

    Godwin’s law’d.

  3. creepingmonsterism:

    You know, Peter Parker is a great hero for the millennial generation because he’s always struggling economically and old newspaper editors think he’s a menace.

  4. If anyone ever asks you to read Victor Davis Hanson’s “Carnage and Culture”

    punch them right in the goddamn mouth.

    It is the most insipid “smart person” racist bullshit I have ever read. It claims that Aztecs are worse than Nazis!

    (I am using an analytical concept from it, not the book itself really, for a comps question which asks specifically about it. Not the professor’s fault, just Hanson’s.)

  5. 22 April 2014

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    jkottke

    Tim's Vermeer →

    jkottke:

    It’s been suggested that perhaps Johannes Vermeer painted his exacting masterpieces with the help of mirrors and lenses. Tim Jenison learned of these suggestions and started to study the problem.

    He was in no rush. His R&D period lasted five years. He went to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam….

  6. laughingsquid:

    Alton Brown Dramatically Shows How To Make an Inexpensive Mustard Caddy Hack For Your Refrigerator

  7. leasthelpful:

For a second there I was worried he wouldn’t work Obama into it

    leasthelpful:

    For a second there I was worried he wouldn’t work Obama into it

  8. kateoplis:

The Brave Sage of Timbuktu, how one librarian saved Mali’s illustrious past from jihadists

    kateoplis:

    The Brave Sage of Timbuktu, how one librarian saved Mali’s illustrious past from jihadists

  9. supervillain:

    Once Upon A Time In the West (1969), dir. Sergio Leone

  10. The other night, for no reason, I started thinking about this guy I went to middle school with. Big, willowy, ripped. Beat every school track record on the same day. Nice, too. I wondered what had happened to him, as he was the most physically talented person I ever met. I brought up my musings to my sports-watching girlfriend, who informed me that he was the National League MVP