Fruit on the Bottom, Hope on Top

So, maybe.

Guildenstern: It’s autumnal.
Rosencrantz (examining the ground): No leaves.
Guildenstern: Autumnal - nothing to do with leaves. It is to do with a certain brownness at the edges of the day… Brown is creeping up on us, take my word for it… Russets and tangerine shades of old gold flushing the very outside edge of the senses… deep shining ochres, burnt umber and parchments of baked earth — reflecting on itself and through itself, filtering the light. At such times, perhaps, coincidentally, the leaves might fall, somewhere, by repute. Yesterday was blue, like smoke.

—Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.  (via gutschmidts)

(Source: ablogwithaview, via argylesockspdx)

maleinstructor:

In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII.
Bristol photographed a young crewman of a US Navy “Dumbo” PBY rescue mission, manning his gun after having stripped naked and jumped into the water of Rabaul Harbor to rescue a badly burned Marine pilot. The Marine was shot down while bombing the Japanese-held fortress of Rabaul.
 “…we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn’t have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off. We weren’t waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. We were being shot at and wanted to get the hell out of there. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane.”

maleinstructor:

In the heat of battle, photographer Horace Bristol captured one of the most unique and erotic photos of WWII.

Bristol photographed a young crewman of a US Navy “Dumbo” PBY rescue mission, manning his gun after having stripped naked and jumped into the water of Rabaul Harbor to rescue a badly burned Marine pilot. The Marine was shot down while bombing the Japanese-held fortress of Rabaul.


“…we got a call to pick up an airman who was down in the Bay. The Japanese were shooting at him from the island, and when they saw us they started shooting at us. The man who was shot down was temporarily blinded, so one of our crew stripped off his clothes and jumped in to bring him aboard. He couldn’t have swum very well wearing his boots and clothes. As soon as we could, we took off. We weren’t waiting around for anybody to put on formal clothes. We were being shot at and wanted to get the hell out of there. The naked man got back into his position at his gun in the blister of the plane.”

(via tongue-and-pen)

formerlyknownasemily:

55595472:

eighttwotwopointthreethree:

the-half-boy:

I LIKE IT

I WOULD BUY LIKE A THOUSAND TICKETS FOR THIS

The funniest thing about this is only one of the actors gets drunk and its a different person each night so it isn’t just everyone struggling its everyone else doing their shit and one person fucking it all up it’s BRILLIANT.

I can’t decide which I want more: to be at this or to be in this.

formerlyknownasemily:

55595472:

eighttwotwopointthreethree:

the-half-boy:

I LIKE IT

I WOULD BUY LIKE A THOUSAND TICKETS FOR THIS

The funniest thing about this is only one of the actors gets drunk and its a different person each night so it isn’t just everyone struggling its everyone else doing their shit and one person fucking it all up it’s BRILLIANT.

I can’t decide which I want more: to be at this or to be in this.

(via tongue-and-pen)

slendertroll:

pachinkohero:

spookiebelle:

what the fuck


Woo! Still old school

Yeah actually I’m back to normal now too. But mostly like… most of those icons make no sense? Why would an envelope be a photo post? Why would links and chats be two different padlocks? Why would audio be a keyboard? Is quote an address book or something? We just don’t know.

slendertroll:

pachinkohero:

spookiebelle:

what the fuck

Woo! Still old school

Yeah actually I’m back to normal now too. But mostly like… most of those icons make no sense? Why would an envelope be a photo post? Why would links and chats be two different padlocks? Why would audio be a keyboard? Is quote an address book or something? We just don’t know.

naotakunn:

i cant believe this. i cant fucking believe this. i meant to send this to my boyfriend but instead i sent it to my boss right after i told her i was quitting all i wanted to do was make an inappropriate cookie joke but no i got mixed up texting two people at once and literally sent a picture of a chocolate chip cookie captioned “ooh she thique” to the fifty year old suburban mother of two of whom i have nothing but a strictly professional relationship with. after knowing me for almost a year and a half as a hard working and respectable employee this is the last thing i will ever say to her i can never go back to that shop again all because of this god damn cookie blunder What have i Done

naotakunn:

i cant believe this. i cant fucking believe this. i meant to send this to my boyfriend but instead i sent it to my boss right after i told her i was quitting all i wanted to do was make an inappropriate cookie joke but no i got mixed up texting two people at once and literally sent a picture of a chocolate chip cookie captioned “ooh she thique” to the fifty year old suburban mother of two of whom i have nothing but a strictly professional relationship with. after knowing me for almost a year and a half as a hard working and respectable employee this is the last thing i will ever say to her i can never go back to that shop again all because of this god damn cookie blunder What have i Done

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ryanandmath:

Can you tell which plot above is randomly generated?

Being able to determine if something is “truly” random is not just an investigation carried out by forensic accountants, sociologists, and law enforcement. Rather it is an interesting and complicated mathematical problem. Consider the two plots above. You may look at the on the left and see the clumps, the spacing, and think “That can’t be the random plot.” And yet it is. The plot on the left has been randomly generated, while the plot on the left is a scatter plot of glowworm positions on a ceiling.

So here, the clumps actually help indicate randomness. Try thinking of it in another way: imagine you have two students who were asked to flip a coin 100 times for homework. The first student was diligent and flipped accordingly:

THHHTHTTTTHTTHTTTHHTHTTHT
HHHTHTHHTHTTHHTTTTHTTTHTH
TTHHTTTTTTTTHTHHHHHTHTHTH
THTHTHHHHHTHHTTTTTHTTHHTH

The second student was lazy and decided to make up his flips:

HTTHTTHTHHTTHTHTHTTHHTHTT
HTTHHHTTHTTHTHTHTHHTTHTTH
THTHTHTHHHTTHTHTHTHHTHTTT
HTHHTHTHTHTHHTTHTHTHTTHHT

Now while it might seem strange that the first student has long runs, it fits closer to what one would expect if the flip is random. On the other hand, in the second student’s data, there is less than a 0.1% chance that they wouldn’t get a single run longer than four in a row!

The images and coin flip data was found at this article. It takes a closer look at some of these topics and provides some pretty neat historical background.

(via cloudyjanes)

Science shows: Yes! Trans people are born that way! We can tell from brain scans.

lgbteducated:

There are brain scans showing a significant difference in the brains of trans women and trans men.  

image

To quickly summarize the links of information:  Trans women’s brains are more female, and trans men’s brains are more male.  Their brain identifies more with their identified gender (as in a trans woman identifying as a woman in every day life) rather than their sex (genitalia, and such).

[New Scientist]

[Pinknews]

[New York Times]

Yo I may be off point but this seems really sketchy. For one, the most recent of those sources comes from 2011, the earliest from 1995.  Not exactly super up-to-date, and you can also tell that because they exclusively use the term “transsexual” rather than  ”transgender,” which, while used as a different term by some people, is widely regarded as outdated and a poor way of referring to people.

Furthermore, the article explicitly acknowledges what a hack it is. We have “Guillamon isn’t sure whether the four regions are at all associated with notions of gender,” while another scientist “thinks they might be.” The only description of the actual science going on is “They found significant differences between male and female brains in four regions of white matter" and "in each transsexual person’s brain the structure of the white matter in the four regions was halfway between that of the males and females." I wouldn’t put my money on something as vague as "this looked a bit more like this than the other thing." 

Further-furthermore, gender is socially constructed. It can be fluid and doesn’t have biological indicators. What, do NB people have a different white matter makeup than the others, also? 

I don’t know, if someone who’s well-read and really into this kind of topic wants to back me up or call me out, please do. This isn’t my area of expertise and if I’m saying something wrong or stupid or offensive, let me know. It just seems like there’s a lot wrong with this post.

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