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"Look at the new tools they had to play with by 1860. Things like viewing tubes for poking into every orifice. They hurt… but not with anesthetic! So the doctors could look down their little tubes and see things worth taking out. And that was the problem!" — James Burke, The Day The Universe Changed

I simply couldn’t shrink this one down… the picture count keeps going up the more of these I do. Luckily I only have a few more episodes remaining and there’s a 10-picture cap so… there we have it.

This takes care of the medical-drama episode of The Day The Universe Changed, “What The Doctor Ordered.” Next up? Darwin and company! Bring it on.

alluringalliteration:

wigmund:

meximeximan:

why don’t you make like a tree andwoah

Birnam Wood’s on the march

#Macbeth fandom takes a post

The Scottish (Word)play

alluringalliteration:

wigmund:

meximeximan:

why don’t you make like a tree and

woah

Birnam Wood’s on the march

The Scottish (Word)play

tiffanybozic:

Ducks in a Row, 42” x 36”, acrylic on maple panel, 2014
In order top to bottom: Wood duck, Spectacled Eider, Mandarin duck, Buffle head, Mandarin again and finally a Harlequin duck. If you want to see more paintings like this visit www.tiffanybozic.com.
Thank you!

See? It can be done. You CAN get all your ducks in a row.

tiffanybozic:

Ducks in a Row, 42” x 36”, acrylic on maple panel, 2014

In order top to bottom: Wood duck, Spectacled Eider, Mandarin duck, Buffle head, Mandarin again and finally a Harlequin duck. If you want to see more paintings like this visit www.tiffanybozic.com.

Thank you!

See? It can be done. You CAN get all your ducks in a row.

Apr 9
shinykari:

cracked:

Why do some outsiders want to make other outsiders feel like outsiders?
3 Fan Communities That Hate Their Own Members

#3. Comic Books
Comic fans are ruthless. The instant you say something about a character or storyline that they disagree with, they immediately do their very best to exclude you from the community. Girls get it the worst — a girl can’t wear an Aquaman T-shirt to any kind of nerdy gathering without getting accused of not being a true fan (whatever the hell that means) and being grilled with Aquaman trivia questions that no human being should be able to answer. (The correct answer to “If you’re such a big fan, then in what issue of Aquaman did we learn the name of Aquaman’s father?” is “Fuck you — Arthur, Prince of the Sea, belongs to everyone.”)

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God, this article is fucking perfect. Stop being elitist douchbags, comics fans (and gamers)! My money is just as green as yours is, and I spend just as much, if not more*, on floppies, trades, merch, cons, and cosplaying as you do.
*Let’s be honest, it’s probably more because I have very little self-control and a bunch of “real” comics fans torrent everything they read rather than buying it. So there.

I especially liked this bit from the article:
"Why is it so terrible if a pretty girl who’d never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy until two months ago suddenly walks into your comic shop and wants to read about them? Nobody erupted from the womb implanted with the knowledge of the mystical origin story of Dr. Stephen Strange — somebody introduced you to that character, and the community grew by extension. Other people should be allowed to join, too, regardless of whether they were introduced by some movie they liked."
DING DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER.

I’ve read very few actual comic books. Most of my comic-book-related fandom comes via movies and television. And if that’s some sort of crime against “true fandom” then too flippin’ bad, pal.

shinykari:

cracked:

Why do some outsiders want to make other outsiders feel like outsiders?

3 Fan Communities That Hate Their Own Members

#3. Comic Books

Comic fans are ruthless. The instant you say something about a character or storyline that they disagree with, they immediately do their very best to exclude you from the community. Girls get it the worst — a girl can’t wear an Aquaman T-shirt to any kind of nerdy gathering without getting accused of not being a true fan (whatever the hell that means) and being grilled with Aquaman trivia questions that no human being should be able to answer. (The correct answer to “If you’re such a big fan, then in what issue of Aquaman did we learn the name of Aquaman’s father?” is “Fuck you — Arthur, Prince of the Sea, belongs to everyone.”)

Read More

God, this article is fucking perfect. Stop being elitist douchbags, comics fans (and gamers)! My money is just as green as yours is, and I spend just as much, if not more*, on floppies, trades, merch, cons, and cosplaying as you do.

*Let’s be honest, it’s probably more because I have very little self-control and a bunch of “real” comics fans torrent everything they read rather than buying it. So there.

I especially liked this bit from the article:

"Why is it so terrible if a pretty girl who’d never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy until two months ago suddenly walks into your comic shop and wants to read about them? Nobody erupted from the womb implanted with the knowledge of the mystical origin story of Dr. Stephen Strange — somebody introduced you to that character, and the community grew by extension. Other people should be allowed to join, too, regardless of whether they were introduced by some movie they liked."

DING DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER.
I’ve read very few actual comic books. Most of my comic-book-related fandom comes via movies and television. And if that’s some sort of crime against “true fandom” then too flippin’ bad, pal.
Apr 8
tomthefanboy:

Brilliant circular map of Portland, Oregon.
I want this taught in elementary schools.
I want a copy of these handed to every driver who moves here.
I want this map tattooed onto the arm of every taxi driver that doesn’t know where the FRIGGIN LLOYD CENTER IS! 
Map by Archie Archambault via Strange Maps

This is really quite clever, and logistically accurate as hell.

tomthefanboy:

Brilliant circular map of Portland, Oregon.

I want this taught in elementary schools.

I want a copy of these handed to every driver who moves here.

I want this map tattooed onto the arm of every taxi driver that doesn’t know where the FRIGGIN LLOYD CENTER IS! 

Map by Archie Archambault via Strange Maps

This is really quite clever, and logistically accurate as hell.

Apr 7

HEALTH TIP: when you’re about to sneeze be courteous and cover your mouth with the nearest anti-vaccination activist.

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Clayton Cubitt (claytoncubitt) on Twitter (via theladygoogle)

I admit it. I laughed too.

(via dytabytes)

Apr 6

cleolinda:

teenagejezebelle:

Wait, so these girls are basically selling their souls to this cat?

Gondor needs no context.

Gondor probably shouldn’t watch the Madoka Magicka anime. It’s for the best.

Apr 6
dariuswhiteplume:

Change to “I already have a job in IT” and that’s me.

dariuswhiteplume:

Change to “I already have a job in IT” and that’s me.

(Source: siddman)

Apr 2

karten-milk:

wow, over 700 new planets were discovered in our galaxy, that is a lot of sailor senshi

osheamobile:

Dagnabbit, Kevin, that song has now been stuck in my head THIS ENTIRE TIME.

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Well, that does it, I guess I’m queuing up all of “Black Holes & Revelations” as soon as I can do so without annoying my coworkers.

Also: Best response is best.