fishingboatproceeds:

i12bent:

Uncle Walt died on this day in 1892, aged 72…
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Photo: George C. Cox, 1887

Not only the great American poet, but also the Great American.

fishingboatproceeds:

i12bent:

Uncle Walt died on this day in 1892, aged 72…

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”

Photo: George C. Cox, 1887

Not only the great American poet, but also the Great American.

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In your otherwise beautiful poem, one verse reads, “”Every minute dies a man, Every minute one is born;”
I need hardly point out to you that this calculation would tend to keep the sum total of the world’s population in a state of perpetual equipoise, whereas it is a well-known fact that the said sum total is constantly on the increase. I would therefore take the liberty of suggesting that in the next edition of your excellent poem the erroneous calculation to which I refer should be corrected as follows:
“Every moment dies a man, And one and a sixteenth is born.”
I may add that the exact figures are 1.067, but something must, of course, be conceded to the laws of metre.
— Charles Babbage to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, re. his poem “The Vision of Sin” (via nimiumeruditionishabeo)
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nieded:

suicideblonde:

atallship, this is for you.

Fucking love Acting.

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linaerys:

fapoleon-bonerparte:

I was doing research on Napoleon when I found it again

My favorite picture of him

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This must be his invading-Russia-was-a-bad-fucking-plan face.

ucresearch:

Empathy, Art & Entertainment

At his Google talk (“The Neuroscience of Empathy”), UCSF’s Dr. Thomas Lewis answers the question: 

Are depictions of destruction and pain in art designed to blunt our sense of empathy?:

“If art works, it makes you feel something and often, say in a novel in which you identify with the characters, if something bad happens to them it is somewhat painful for you.  So I think good art evokes [empathy]. I think entertainment blunts it.  So, say if you see a mass market entertainment film…I just saw the Bruce Willis film —not to say it’s bad, which it’s not, but— Bruce Willis is tossed about like a rag doll throughout the course of the film.  Nothing bad happens to him.  He doesn’t break any bones. He doesn’t suffer visibly at any point.  That, I think, does blunt our empathy: entertainment.  But art shouldn’t do that.  And actually it is one of the fundamental distinctions between art and entertainment that’s worth describing.” 

[image via sandandglass]

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animalstalkinginallcaps:

FASHION IS FLEETING. STYLE IS SOMETHING THEY CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY FROM YOU, AND STYLE IS 80% CONFIDENCE. SO DON’T SECOND GUESS YOURSELF. YOU’VE GOT THIS. YOU OWN THIS LOOK. 
PLUS YOU GOT NEW SHOES AND THAT BUMBLE & BUMBLE SURF SPRAY REALLY GIVES YOUR CURLS A NICE LIFT.
NOW GET OUT THERE AND KNOCK ‘EM DEAD.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

FASHION IS FLEETING. STYLE IS SOMETHING THEY CAN NEVER TAKE AWAY FROM YOU, AND STYLE IS 80% CONFIDENCE. SO DON’T SECOND GUESS YOURSELF. YOU’VE GOT THIS. YOU OWN THIS LOOK. 

PLUS YOU GOT NEW SHOES AND THAT BUMBLE & BUMBLE SURF SPRAY REALLY GIVES YOUR CURLS A NICE LIFT.

NOW GET OUT THERE AND KNOCK ‘EM DEAD.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH, THOSE ARE ASTOUNDINGLY LOW MORTGAGE RATES.

animalstalkinginallcaps:

JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH, THOSE ARE ASTOUNDINGLY LOW MORTGAGE RATES.

sciencesoup:

Relatively Simple: Explaining the Theory of General Relativity

Published in 1916, Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity is one of the towering accomplishments of 20th-century physics, completely changing our picture of the universe. While formulating his theory of special relativity, Einstein found that space and time are one and the same thing—they’re woven together into a single fabric called space-time. Everything that happens in the universe affects space-time, and space-time affects everything in the universe. Matter is embedded within this fabric, and so it warps, bends and distorts the space-time. Imagine setting a basketball on a trampoline—its mass will make a dent in the springy sheet. If you then rolled a marble around the basketball, the dent would cause the marble to spiral inwards towards the larger ball, much the same way as the gravity of the sun pulls at the Earth—like the basketball, the sun curves and warps the space around it. Newton postulates that smaller masses travel towards larger ones because of a force of attraction between them, but Einstein theorises that actually, massive objects cause a distortion in space-time, which is felt as gravitational influence. It’s a cool thought—that matter makes space-time stretch and warp, forming mountains and valleys that create ‘paths’ for objects to move through. The planets travelling around the sun are simply following the curvature of space-time. As theoretical physicist John Archibald Wheeler said, “Matter tells space-time how to curve, and curved space tells matter how to move.” Although we can’t actually see or measure space-time, it’s been confirmed by observing phenomena like gravitation lensing, which is the way light bends around massive objects such as black holes because of the warped space-time around them. Newton wasn’t wrong—matter is the source of gravity, and his equations still hold up most of the time—Einstein just delved further into how and why gravity exists.

(Image Credit: Wonders of the Universe

Reblogged from The Science of Reality
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It’s amazing. Probably every day our atmosphere was penetrated with smaller sized of the meteors and just burned high in the atmosphere, yeah. But this is a much bigger size, but not that big that it struck the Earth like far, far behind back in the days when dinosaurs were destroyed. It’s one thing that’s very interested. On the other hand, it’s dangerous. And you know we can’t protect ourselves from the space danger. And the next day the asteroid, the bigger size, flied close to the Earth. And this metal thing, if it hit with huge speed into the Earth, it was going to be disaster right now. We’re not going to be thinking of hockey right now, we were going to be thinking about how to survive. We just have to be happy and thankful and enjoy our lives.

-Universe Aficionado Ilya Bryzgalov, on the recent Russian Meteor (x)

brb putting a bag over my head and screaming YOU KNOW WE CAN’T PROTECT OURSELVES FROM THE SPACE DANGER forever

(via stopthatimp)

imathematicus:

ibengraceless:


Lemniscate is the name of infinity — I don’t know why but I find this extremely entertaining to watch



That particular lemniscate is the lemniscate of Bernoulli

imathematicus:

ibengraceless:

Lemniscate is the name of infinity — I don’t know why but I find this extremely entertaining to watch

That particular lemniscate is the lemniscate of Bernoulli

Reblogged from The Science of Reality