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flotsam sans jetsam

an amalgamated hodgepodge of errata, gewgaws, and doo-dads. 100% jetsam-free.
Sep 4 '14
sexpigeon:

"What I think is that sports really tell a story, really take us outside of ourselves and attach us to a common worldview. It’s no coincidence that we hang on to local, tribal identifications in sports—it’s a substitute for the blood-and-soil politic that we rightfully left behind in our civil society, but cannot help but cling to in our hearts. What I’m getting at, fundamentally, is that to think one’s local team to be superior—or one’s ethnic phenotype, for that matter—is perfectly natural, even if it rides hard against all observable evidence. That said, it should be clear from my shoes and socks that I am more an observer of sport than a participant in it. Don’t mistake me—I would love to have a go at the sporting life, but for now I will have to be content with being a member of the Greek choir in this tale. In this tale of sports."

sexpigeon:

"What I think is that sports really tell a story, really take us outside of ourselves and attach us to a common worldview. It’s no coincidence that we hang on to local, tribal identifications in sports—it’s a substitute for the blood-and-soil politic that we rightfully left behind in our civil society, but cannot help but cling to in our hearts. What I’m getting at, fundamentally, is that to think one’s local team to be superior—or one’s ethnic phenotype, for that matter—is perfectly natural, even if it rides hard against all observable evidence. That said, it should be clear from my shoes and socks that I am more an observer of sport than a participant in it. Don’t mistake me—I would love to have a go at the sporting life, but for now I will have to be content with being a member of the Greek choir in this tale. In this tale of sports."

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Aug 28 '14
If I print this email, will you scan it and email it for me?
— (via clientsfromhell)

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Aug 28 '14

text-mode:

Scott E Fahlman suggests a use of :) and :( in September, 1982. This happened on a bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. It caught on pretty fast, and in November there were already several variations.

There are many earlier examples of smilies, but this is likely what popularized emoticons as we know them today.

source + more

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Jun 2 '14
sexpigeon:

Mard Twane and Corn Cobboway with unidentified female, 2014.

sexpigeon:

Mard Twane and Corn Cobboway with unidentified female, 2014.

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May 5 '14
emmawilleatstars:

acidbrainfather:

1. If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.
2. Green Catastrophe: If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.
3. Reality Shatter: Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, many if not all of the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you may only see a green dot rotating.
 What does this tell us about the nature of reality? There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don’t disappear. If our brains are so easily fooled, what aspects of reality are we missing?

Phenomenology

emmawilleatstars:

acidbrainfather:

1. If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.

2. Green Catastrophe: If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green.

3. Reality Shatter: Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, many if not all of the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you may only see a green dot rotating.


What does this tell us about the nature of reality? There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don’t disappear. If our brains are so easily fooled, what aspects of reality are we missing?

Phenomenology

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Apr 29 '14
The answer to my thirsty prayers.

The answer to my thirsty prayers.

(Source: robotcosmonaut)

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Apr 11 '14

Mar 9 '14
This battery always stands beside me when I’m in need.

This battery always stands beside me when I’m in need.

2 notes Tags: super friends

Feb 23 '14

Feb 12 '14
Nerd Turlington - Ooh, Yeah, Baby, Yeah (That's It, Yeah?)

This is such a hot track. Tearing up every one of the charts.

Tags: baby ooh yeah