"I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live– if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love."

— Hayao Miyazaki (via oregaymi)

Yes. This is absolutely one possible trajectory. Another is that they get smashed (after some revolution or demon vanquishing or somesuch) and bang without protection and have a shotgun wedding and a kid that completely alters their priorities and values via pheromones and the like, and this kid grows up with an improbable dose of angsty nerd. Siblings may follow, depending on circumstances.

(Source: nitrateglow, via media-maiden)

  • Scifi Protagonist: OnStiri, disable the antilock brakes so that I can escape these dystopian henchmen of the state with my mad crazy drifting skills.
  • OnStiri: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
  • Chubby Tritagonist Nerd Bromance: DUDE, HOW HAVE YOU NOT ROOTBREAKED YOUR ONSTIRI???

piranhapunk:

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Twenty-five years and three days later, reality takes a tip from fiction and charts “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun at number one, with over 100,000 sales during it’s first week. In his 31 year long career, with 14 studio albums to his name, this is the first time he’s hit the top- and the first comedy album by ANY artist to hit #1 since 1960! Congratulations, Al! image

Also:

(via crushallhumans)

  • Bloomberg talking head 1: What exactly did Lyft agree to here to make this happen?
  • Bloomberg talking head 2: I-um- I feel like they sold all of their principles out--
  • Bloomberg talking head 1: Heh
  • Bloomberg talking head 2: --and decided to become just a regular cab company with, uh, an app that allows you to hail--
  • Bloomberg talking head 3: How very-- how very New York of them now.
  • [silence]
  • Bloomberg talking head 3: *smile very slowly fades*
"The mind-set of the theoretical scientist is useful not only for probing the ultimate secrets of the universe but for many other tasks as well. All around us are facts that are related to one another. Of course, they can be regarded as separate entities and learned that way. But what a difference it makes when we see them as part of a pattern! Many facts then become more that just items to be memorized – their relationship permits us to use a compressed description, a kind of theory, a schema, to apprehend and remember them. They begin to make some sense. The world becomes a more comprehensible place."

The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex - Murray Gell-Mann

Relevant chain of other relevant things.

Joke Grenades

From the Daily Show segment “We May Have Problems, But at Least We’re Not Jailing Artists for 3-D Printing Their Vaginas"

Japan— where artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested last week for distributing plans to 3D print her vagina, thus breaking Japanese obscenity laws…
…Now, you’re probably wondering “Why would someone sell 3D models of their vagina?” Well, duh, to raise money… to 3D print an even bigger vagina; specifically, a vagina-shaped boat…
…which, if I’m not mistaken, is also the plot of Field of Dreams.

I believe this is what Geechy Guy calls a “joke grenade.”

 

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thesummerofmark:

slartibartfastibast:

thesummerofmark:

thesummerofmark:

remember kids, "LEO the lion says GER"

Losing Electrons = Oxidation

Gaining Electrons = Reduction

shoutout to Mr. Eicher, who taught me this in high school; the notes this post has accumulated are an extension of his life’s work

My high school chemistry teacher, Dr. Cindy “Doc” Maris, taught me this. It was only after high school that I realized that while not all my favorite teachers taught science, many of them did, and the rest of my science teachers were still more memorable than average. Perhaps it’s got something to do with individual motivation being less financial on average because it’s easier to make money elsewhere with a STEM degree.

interesting; my favorite teachers are disproportionately history and English teachers

Weirdo.

thesummerofmark:

thesummerofmark:

remember kids, "LEO the lion says GER"

Losing Electrons = Oxidation

Gaining Electrons = Reduction

shoutout to Mr. Eicher, who taught me this in high school; the notes this post has accumulated are an extension of his life’s work

My high school chemistry teacher, Dr. Cindy “Doc” Maris, taught me this. It was only after high school that I realized that while not all my favorite teachers taught science, many of them did, and the rest of my science teachers were still more memorable than average. Perhaps it’s got something to do with individual motivation being less financial on average because it’s easier to make money elsewhere with a STEM degree.

Edit: Or maybe I just connected with the subjects more and the teacher preferences followed.