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Giving Tumblr the old college try.

I usually post my thoughts, links and photos over at my main site.

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merlin:


Here’s the thing. It’s the cover from a 1979 post-punk album that’s really good.
And, how about we all share the wealth instead of shaming strangers who aren’t as great at being forty, morose, and pleased with their own makebelieve obscurity.
Start here, new guys. This is Joy Division, and they’re the best, and welcome to the tribe.

merlin:

Here’s the thing. It’s the cover from a 1979 post-punk album that’s really good.

And, how about we all share the wealth instead of shaming strangers who aren’t as great at being forty, morose, and pleased with their own makebelieve obscurity.

Start here, new guys. This is Joy Division, and they’re the best, and welcome to the tribe.

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warrenellis:

useful social note: combo-punching real people in the face still doesn’t make them turn into a shower of gold coins

I am disappoint…

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mightymur:

The final, brilliant word on passive voice.
“She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive
“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active

Perfect.

mightymur:

The final, brilliant word on passive voice.

“She was killed [by zombies.]” <—- passive

“Zombies killed [by zombies] her.” <—- active

Perfect.

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There’s a jerk inside all of us: we roll our eyes when someone in line has a complicated order, curse at little old ladies who don’t drive fast enough, and sneer at people who are just too happy. Over time, that snark kills our productivity and poisons our relationships. Here’s how to keep your inner asshole in check.
The Snarky Voice in Your Head Is Killing Your Productivity; Here’s How to Stop It (via wilwheaton)

This is something I’m struggling with. I’m trying to be less snarky, because it adds nothing to the conversation and I certainly don’t want my future children growing up with a dad who defaults to sarcasm.

Try it, it’s not as easy as it sounds, especially for those of us used to online communities.

(via wilwheaton)

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Genetically modified grass blamed for mass cattle deaths in Texasrawstory.com
By Jonathan Ter­bushSat­ur­day, June 23, 2012&#160;19:39 EDTA form of genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied grass is being cited as the like­ly cul­prit in the sud­den death of a herd of cat­tle in Cen­tral Texas, accord­ing to CBS News.Pre­lim­i­nary te…

So, about that grass you planted&#8230;

Genetically modified grass blamed for mass cattle deaths in Texas
rawstory.com

By Jonathan Ter­bush
Sat­ur­day, June 23, 2012 19:39 EDT

A form of genet­i­cal­ly mod­i­fied grass is being cited as the like­ly cul­prit in the sud­den death of a herd of cat­tle in Cen­tral Texas, accord­ing to CBS News.

Pre­lim­i­nary te…

So, about that grass you planted…

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Find out why NASA engineers call the upcoming Mars landing "Seven Minutes of Terror"

io9.com

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Invite who­ev­er you’re with to watch it, too. In just 44 days, NASA will attempt the most amaz­ing plan­e­tary land­ing in the his­to­ry of space explo­ration. It’s a plan so remark­able, so tech­ni­cal­ly…

Watch this. It’s an amazing feat of engineering. Here’s hoping the August 5 touchdown goes smoothly.

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The Man Who Forgot Ray Bradbury

soundcloud.com

I’m late on listening to this one, but it’s an excellent tribute to Bradbury.

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thesochillnetwork:

The Call of Cthulhu


I can&#8217;t resist a good Cthulhu gag.

thesochillnetwork:

The Call of Cthulhu

I can’t resist a good Cthulhu gag.

(Source: thesochillnetwork, via wilwheaton)

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jillthompson:

So much Win!!! (thanks to Steve Olle on FB)

jillthompson:

So much Win!!! (thanks to Steve Olle on FB)

(via neil-gaiman)