Mother Nature. Duh.
Again, no idea the credit.
If you haven’t at least heard the soundtrack for the animated film The Secret of Kells, you aren’t really alive.
"Earth has a volume of about one trillion cubic kilometers. Can you picture a cube 1,000 meters high, 1,000 meters deep, 1,000 meters across? Now picture a trillion of them.”
It “has a mass of 6,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 kilograms, or, if you prefer, 6 sextillion tons. In pounds, that’s actually … 0. Nothing. Mass is a measure of how much stuff an object contains, but weight is how hard gravity pulls on that mass. The Earth is in space, orbiting the Sun, so it’s in free fall. It has mass, but no weight at all.”
"There is no physical place where Earth’s atmosphere stops and space begins; the air just gets thinner and thinner and eventually fades away. But we love definitions, so the official height above the Earth’s surface considered to be where space begins—called the Kármán line—is at an altitude of 100 km. Anyone who gets higher than that is considered an astronaut.”
"It’s about 71 percent water by area, dominated by the Pacific Ocean, which covers a staggering 155.6 million square km (60 million square miles) of the surface. That’s nearly a third of the planet.”
But, “if you took all the water on Earth and collected it into a single drop, it would be just less than 1,400 kilometers (860 miles) across.”
"Earth is warming up. It’s a fact. Deal with it.”
No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)Me
Educational reform for Kuwait PLZ!!!
Colonialism is when bees bust their asses to make honey but all the bottles look like bears!
Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)
Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.
OMFG I don’t LOL often but Goddamn.
Perfect analogy is perfect.
Thousands of Turkish women took part in a Twitter campaign to voice outrage at men who invade their personal space by spreading their legs while sitting next to them on buses and trains. Turkish tags #bacaklarinitopla, “Stop Spreading Your Legs,” or #yerimisgaletme, “Don’t Occupy My Space,” reverberated on the social network as women joined in to share their experiences.
“When a woman is put in this situation, it is intimidating to warn the man because she doesn’t know what kind of reaction she will receive,” says Tugce Sarigul, a member of the Istanbul Feminist Collective, the group which started the campaign.
Read more via The New York Times.
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
— Comics. Movies. Lit. Pop Culture. The Smash Survey is an upcoming podcast project that will critically explore the representation of race, gender, and queer identity in media and pop culture in a fun and engaging format.