edwardspoonhands:

robscallon:

30 songs in 1 Minute.

Rob is amazing.

Daaaaaaamn.

David Malki explains how to build a teleprompter for free using only items you find lying around David Malki’s house.

One guy, standing in front of a blank white wall, with a few graphics cutaways, telling a fascinating story about the beginning of our universe. Compellingly. For 10 minutes.

When I grow up, I want to be Derek.

Um.

Um.

jesseinred-deactivated20140320 asked: Hey, I'm sorry if this is super weird, but you're beautiful, and I wondered if you'd ever thought about doing any topless pics?

maureenjohnsonbooks:

Thank you for your kind inquiry. If you do not mind, I will impart some gentle advice to guide you in further communications.

Weigh the probability. I am an author of books for young adults. Does it strike you as likely that I would go casting about in my public tumblr box for people to take photos of my chesticular bookends? Normally, I find questions about books. And while everyone likes a change now and again, there is such a thing as too much change. If you were to work the numbers,  what do you think the actual chances were that I was going to reply in the affirmative? Were they high? If they were, it seems within reason that you might have been in a similar condition. No. The chances were never good. So either you are an eternal optimist (and we certainly need optimists), or this was written with some other intent in mind.

I realize you didn’t come to me looking for advice on how to communicate, much in the same way that I did not come to you looking to have topless pictures taken—but here we are together. Let us make the most of it!

The key to any effective letter is this: know your audience! Everything stems from that critical piece of knowledge. You had a moment of self-awareness in the first part of your sentence. Pause there and reflect. Asking women you don’t know (or often those you do) if they want to take some topless pictures is almost a guarantee of weird. This is why Hallmark doesn’t make a “how about some topless pictures?” card. You hovered on the edge of wisdom, and you retreated. Do not retreat, my friend.

With that, I must offer my regrets. But I do not want to leave you without recourse. Have you heard of the author Nicolas Sparks? Perhaps you could make a similar inquiry to him? Or would that not be appropriate?

I will leave it up to your best judgement.

-mj

thingsaboutvidcon:

contemplatingescape 

Are you attending VidCon this summer? Then this video is for you! Be sure to spread the word!

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Gather around everyone! Check out this new unofficial event happening at VidCon this year. If you want to help out you can leave a message here.

Facebook now shows this placeholder as it’s loading new stories in the feed.

What are we looking at here? It’s the abstraction of a news item. It’s as if the story is already there, it’s just not quite in focus yet. It makes the site feel tremendously more responsive, at essentially no cost. It’s a brilliant UX decision.

Facebook now shows this placeholder as it’s loading new stories in the feed.

What are we looking at here? It’s the abstraction of a news item. It’s as if the story is already there, it’s just not quite in focus yet. It makes the site feel tremendously more responsive, at essentially no cost. It’s a brilliant UX decision.

The World Wide Web turned 25 this week. What is the Web, and how does it work? And how is it different from the Internet?

Let me tell you all about it.

The World Wide Web turned 25 this week. What is the Web, and how does it work? And how is it different from the Internet?

Let me tell you all about it.

humansofnewyork:


"You want to photograph me eating chicken?""Yep.""Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message.""What’s that?""I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."

humansofnewyork:

"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Yep."
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"What’s that?"
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."

theatrefetish:

you know what upsets me

bunnies have tons of sex

like supposedly always humping right

but does that affect how we look at bunnies?

no

do we still think bunnies are cute af?

yes

do we want bunnies any less because of their sex habits?

no

treat people like bunnies ok

this has been a psa