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timeimmemorial:

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

— Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC  

(Source: lazyyogi, via eatingwordswithkittywitch)

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librarienne:

direcartographies:

fun fact: the reason that the plural of goose is geese but the plural of moose is not meese is because goose derives from an ancient germanic word undergoing strong declension, in the pattern of foot/feet and tooth/teeth, wherein oo is mutated to ee. however ‘moose’ is a native american word added to the english lexicon only ~400 years ago, and lacks the etymological reason to be pluralized in that way.

Oh baby.  Keep talking dirty to me.

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ladyhistory:

How historical figures would have looked today:

  • ADMIRAL LORD NELSON
  • WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  • MARIE ANTOINETTE
  • HENRY VIII
  • ELIZABETH I

I LOVE THIS

ALSO MODERN!HENRY VIII LOOKS LIKE HE WOULD RUN AN ESTABLISHMENT OF ILL-REPUTE

(Source: telegraph.co.uk)

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hereticarts:

hereticwear:

One of those moments when physics almost gives you a beautiful metaphor to forget about the past and look to the future. All you need to do is add some ice cream. 
More Physics T shirts here

Light Cream Cone!

hereticarts:

hereticwear:

One of those moments when physics almost gives you a beautiful metaphor to forget about the past and look to the future. All you need to do is add some ice cream.

More Physics T shirts here

Light Cream Cone!

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CollegeHumor explains Net Neutrality

collegehumor:

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I’m Adam.

-And I’m Emily.

We make “funny videos” on the Internet.

-But soon, we might not be able to.

That’s because…

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…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.

That means that…

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…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.

But…

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…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.

If this happens…

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…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.

Ten years from now…

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…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.

Now, you might be thinking…

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…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?

Unfortunately…

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…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.

So…

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…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.

In a few months…

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…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.

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Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/

IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/

All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!

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deadstaplers:

This is an Optima 70 “reduced effort stapler.” It boasts “quiet operation” and a “jam free guarantee” for 2-70 sheets. We’ll see.

They jam. Sorry. They take a lot of constant use, and may last the year.  If patrons are too hard on them, they’ll last a few months.  Also, the spring inside sometimes comes out (and in our library, magically disappears!).  If someone puts the standard staples in, they’ll jam badly. THe most common “breaking” is that the plate doesn’t hit the staple and just nothing happens. It gets out of line somehow.
But, this is still the one stapler that I primarily put out in our academic library. Now that Swingline has sent you a bunch of toys to try, I’m eager to see which ones last the longest!!
Good luck!!
~An academic Library staffer who refills/fixes/replaces the staplers and understands your pain.

deadstaplers:

This is an Optima 70 “reduced effort stapler.” It boasts “quiet operation” and a “jam free guarantee” for 2-70 sheets. We’ll see.

They jam. Sorry. They take a lot of constant use, and may last the year.  If patrons are too hard on them, they’ll last a few months.  Also, the spring inside sometimes comes out (and in our library, magically disappears!).  If someone puts the standard staples in, they’ll jam badly. THe most common “breaking” is that the plate doesn’t hit the staple and just nothing happens. It gets out of line somehow.

But, this is still the one stapler that I primarily put out in our academic library. Now that Swingline has sent you a bunch of toys to try, I’m eager to see which ones last the longest!!

Good luck!!

~An academic Library staffer who refills/fixes/replaces the staplers and understands your pain.