fuckyescalifornia:

"It is estimated that only around 10 percent of the population of the United States is able to see the night sky in its natural, unpolluted state. No wonder visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are awed and astounded when they get their first glimpse of the night sky." -National Park Service

Get away from all the light pollution in the city and head out to Joshua Tree to truly see what a clear night sky has to offer. Bring a star chart!

Joshua Tree National Park | http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm

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Jul

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Jul
thesem:

Here’s my Micro Trikky, a little painter kitty
Maybe I’ll find some time to customize my other ones… though I need to modify those and not just paint them and all…
I might look into different paints I’ll have to ask my dad about modeling paints since he’s had a lot more experience with this sort of thing

thesem:

Here’s my Micro Trikky, a little painter kitty

Maybe I’ll find some time to customize my other ones… though I need to modify those and not just paint them and all…

I might look into different paints I’ll have to ask my dad about modeling paints since he’s had a lot more experience with this sort of thing

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Jul
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29
Jul
relative: so, are you dating anyone?
me: yeah, actually! want to see them?
relative: sure!
relative: why are you starting up a video game
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29
Jul
archiemcphee:

On December 2, 1977, Variety published this open letter written by Steven Spielberg to George Lucas, in which Spielberg congratulates his friend on the recent success of Star Wars. The surrounding illustration (presumably provided by the staff at Variety), depicting R2-D2 casually reeling in the giant man-eating shark from Jaws, is incredibly awesome.

Good friends since the 60s, a healthy sense of competition had long been been present between the two, with Spielberg once remarking:
“He was always more competitive with me than I was with him. He kept saying, ‘I’m sure
Star Wars is going to beat Jaws at some point…’”

[via Letters of Note]

archiemcphee:

On December 2, 1977, Variety published this open letter written by Steven Spielberg to George Lucas, in which Spielberg congratulates his friend on the recent success of Star Wars. The surrounding illustration (presumably provided by the staff at Variety), depicting R2-D2 casually reeling in the giant man-eating shark from Jaws, is incredibly awesome.

Good friends since the 60s, a healthy sense of competition had long been been present between the two, with Spielberg once remarking:

“He was always more competitive with me than I was with him. He kept saying, ‘I’m sure
Star Wars is going to beat Jaws at some point…’”

[via Letters of Note]

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29
Jul

preteriteblog:

rhpolitics:

preteriteblog:

thesem:

Argument: Early teenage sex and marriage were common in Medieval Europe, as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where the heroine is 13 going on 14. Fictional portrayals, such as Game of Thrones, also give us an accurate glimpse at what sexual and marriage customs might have been like (sex and marriage to very young women was acceptable). In the past old enough to bleed, old enough to breed was the norm.

My answer in brief: Wrong.

I wish I had access to like JSTOR and other databases because I really want to read some of the articles cited here (especially the one mentioned at the end, “Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages”). Soon, soon I hope

You say you have a BS in Geology so you must have learnt something about the nature of debate. Just saying something is wrong is no more than a denial and totally worthless. The sad truth about the past is that it does not meet the same “high” moral standards we claim to have today. But that is no reason for trying to change history. For instance, I am gay but I hesitate to go along with the late John Boswell’s attempt to find gay identities and relationships as we understand them in the ancient and medieval world. In ancient Roman society the “father of the household” had sexual relationships with whomever he chose, including his often quite young wife, his female slaves and, if he pleased, his male slaves. That makes him - and them - neither better nor worse than me (in my monogamous gay relationship); it just makes him and his world different.

You should probably click through and actually read the article, because if you did, you would know that no one here actually just said “WRONG” and left it at that. There is actually a significant chunk of evidence showing that the popular (but incorrect) idea that 13 year old girls in medieval Europe were routinely married off to old men and expected to have sex with them straight away and bare their children is in fact not historically accurate at all. No one here is trying to change history, merely illuminate it.

But please continue lecturing people on stuff they didn’t even do so you can dismiss their arguments without weighing their evidence in the name of academic rigor, of all things. It gives the rest of us something to laugh at.

Being laughed at by people who defend even beginning a response the way whoever it was did is what I would expect, just as I expected to be laughed at by the lowest ability children I once taught. Laughter is the usual response of those who don’t understand. 

By the way, “bare” should read “bear”.

But no I won’t be reading your article, not because I am not interested in Romeo and Juliet but because I prefer to read articles by those competent to write them. Bye bye.

Hi, I’m the person who posted the link (the one with a BS in Geology), and to my knowledge neither of us wrote the article (at the very least, I didn’t), I just usually try to share links with more than just a title so I took the author’s opening statement and put it in a blockquote to set it apart from my own thoughts

So I mean

Continue having fun being an asshole to a person who to my knowledge didn’t write the article, and definitely didn’t post the article in the first place

Have a nice day

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29
Jul
jp-horton:

Time to recreate this in real life? anothervodkastinger

jp-horton:

Time to recreate this in real life? anothervodkastinger

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29
Jul

jstor:

thesem:

Argument: Early teenage sex and marriage were common in Medieval Europe, as in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet where the heroine is 13 going on 14. Fictional portrayals, such as Game of Thrones, also give us an accurate glimpse at what sexual and marriage customs might have been like (sex and marriage to very young women was acceptable). In the past old enough to bleed, old enough to breed was the norm.

My answer in brief: Wrong.

I wish I had access to like JSTOR and other databases because I really want to read some of the articles cited here (especially the one mentioned at the end, “Oral Contraceptives and Early-Term Abortifacients during Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages”). Soon, soon I hope

Hey! Let me know if you’d like a free 10-day trial for JPASS - individual access to JSTOR. There’s more than 1,700 journals available, I’m happy to set you up. 

That would actually be incredibly useful right now, I would love to have a 10 day trial

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29
Jul

ctgraphy:

And don’t underestimate the importance of BODY LANGUAGE
Cosplayer: srawr
The Little Mermaid
ACEN 2014

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29
Jul

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29
Jul
blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

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29
Jul
brngrmln:

bacteriaseas:

ztacey

i will reblog this image every time i see it until this website is shut down

brngrmln:

bacteriaseas:

ztacey

i will reblog this image every time i see it until this website is shut down

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29
Jul
coelasquid:

Is this Jem and the Holograms.

coelasquid:

Is this Jem and the Holograms.

(Source: unclefather)

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29
Jul

dogapult:

how come when someone decides to eat only fruits and vegetables people commend them for their “willpower” and “diligence” but when i decide to eat a diet composed entirely of mozzarella sticks and vodka suddenly i’m “out of control” and “putting myself in danger”

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29
Jul