It’s a long season. You just have to grind it out. That’s what baseball is. You just have to keep going. — Nathan Lukes, Victoria HarbourCats (via mightyflynn)
1) We gotta play ‘em one day at a time.
2) I’m just happy to be here. Hope I can help the ballclub.
3) I just want to give it my best shot, and the good Lord willing, things will work out.
Maybe I’m just a bad person.
Found while cleaning out my desk: A manual for a camera that was obsolete nearly a decade before I started working here. Does that count as a #tbt?
(Source: somuchlight, via peterwknox)
We’re moving offices. Past Jamie thought, “Oh, I’ll deal with this later.”
It’s now later. Past Jamie, you were a lazy asshole.
The investigation also found that over a three-and-a-half year period, 75 percent of pedestrian stops were made without constitutionally adequate reasons —
After 3-Year Probe, Feds to Monitor Newark Police - ABC News
Let that sink in. Imagine how many pedestrian stops there are in a city the size of Newark—75 percent of them were unconstitutional.
Newly-appointed Police Director Eugene Venable said he wouldn’t disagree with the DOJ findings. “We accept the report and we look forward to making all the corrections that have been offered to us and pinpointed in the Department of Justice report,” Venable said. “We are looking forward to just rolling up our sleeves and working on these problems and solving them.”
The new mayor says it’s a chance to make changes.
Yeah it is. How about firing every officer who made an unconstitutional stop as a first step toward change?
The couple behind Saturday Morning Chores are heroes.
(Source: saturdaychores, via shitantichoiceprotesterssay)
IT GOT BETTER
We will never be royals (royals)
We don’t have no noble blood
The British crown just ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of gov
I can be your ruler (ruler)
Anyone but Ki-ing G
Baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule.
Vote for independency.
Romeo can’t really be blamed for Ophelia’s death. —
Senior English major on a Shakespeare final. (via minininny)
WELL THEY’RE NOT WRONG
How about this, though?
[Editorial Note: This “theory” depends on believing the Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet take place contemporaneously. So, for the sake of argument, let’s all agree that the events of both plays occur in the Spring of 1517 (chosen because of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, and the Reformational threads that run through Hamlet).]
See, in the Second Quarto and First Folio versions of Romeo and Juliet, a[n extremely minor] character appears with Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio at the Capulet’s Party (where, if you recall, Romeo meets Juliet for the first time).
Like Hamlet's Horatio, this Horatio is full of well-worded philosophical advice. He tells Romeo “And to sink in it should you burden love, too great oppression for a tender thing.”
Fig. 1 - Second Quarto Printing
Fig. 2 - First Folio Printing
[The American Shakespeare Center’s Education Blog discusses the likely “real” reasons for Horatio’s presence]
Let’s imagine that Horatio has travelled down from Wittenberg (about 540 miles) to Verona for his Spring Break. He hears about some guys who like to party (because, let’s be honest, besides getting stabbed, partying is Mercutio’s main thing). So, he ends up crashing the Capulet’s ball with them.
He is then on the sidelines as Romeo and Juliet fall in love, Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt, Romeo gets banished, and both lovers are found dead in Juliet’s tomb.
This tragedy fresh in his mind, he returns to Wittenberg at the end of what has turned out to be a decidedly un-radical Spring Break and discovers that his bestie Prince Hamlet is leaving for Elsinore Castle because he’s just gotten news that his father, the King, is dead.
On the trip up (another ~375 miles), Horatio recounts the tragic romance he just witnessed in Verona. He advises (as he is wont to do) Hamlet not to mix love and revenge.
Hamlet takes Horatio’s advice to heart, breaking up with Ophelia so that he can focus is energy on discovering and punishing his father’s killer:
Ay, truly; for the power of beauty will sooner
transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the
force of honesty can translate beauty into his
likeness: this was sometime a paradox, but now the
time gives it proof. I did love you once.
Indeed, my lord, you made me believe so.
You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot
so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it: I loved you not.
Ophelia - burdened by the perceived loss of Hamlet’s love and his murder of her father - goes mad and drowns herself.
You see, if Romeo had waited literally a minute and thirty seconds longer (31 iambic pentametrical lines) - he, Juliet, Ophelia (and possibly the rest of the Hamlet characters) would have made it.
* With thanks to roguebelle.
Buncha fuckin nerds in this town.
The Hamratiophelia Conspiracy Theory ftw
Where my English majors at?
(Source: cherries-jubilee, via abundanceofcalm)
GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING
That is so adorable.
*CACKLES* Should we tell them? Or just be indulgent and let the fantasy live on…?
Oh, this is just…sad. So, so many kinds of…sad.
And I miss the tartan skirts too.
You know how some people try to replicate past eras, wearing the fashion, collecting the old technology, etc? I just picture this one collecting mint condition Delia’s catalogs and “vintage” Snapple bottles and beepers..
ugh, the 90’s.
Pardon, but my head seems to be embedded in this desk…
Have “kids” as a whole *ever* cared more about music than popularity and sex?
Wow. Longing for a simpler time that never actually existed really is universal, isn’t it? (Says the kid who once thought about 70s punk being more authentic than modern pop punk and who longed for a different, but really not that different, simpler time himself.)
The more informed you are, the more likely you are to choose store brands. Pharmacists, for example, are especially likely to buy store brands of headache medicines. Chefs are far less inclined to select national brands of salt and sugar than are nonchefs who are otherwise demographically identical. In other words, national brands are succeeding largely because of consumer ignorance. —
That’s an interesting premise. It might not be a consumer’s ignorance that drives national brand success, as much as a doctor’s or chef’s familiarity with generics due to their business’s profit motive.
To create a hypothetical example: A doctor’s charging a fixed price for aspirin dispensed through his office or hospital pharmacy, and the bean counters have dictated there’s a 600% profit on generic aspirin vs a 300% profit on Bayer. Success rates are similar, so the doctor gets positive experiential knowledge based on his forced use of the generic product, while a consumer has only a perceived brand quality based on marketing on which to base their decision. So a doctor or chef having their hands tied gets them accustomed to “this is good enough” in the quality department.
Chefs, especially, are accustomed to “this is good enough” quality, via having most of their staples delivered by Sysco.
Smart Money Buys Brand X - Bloomberg View
Part of the being informed, though, is also understanding what the differences actually are- Frequently, store brand products are made by the same manufacturers with the same ingredient suppliers as national brands. For example, Costco’s Kirkland brand bourbon is made by Buffalo Trace.
And in the case of medicines, you know the generic has to meet the same regulatory standards, and that there can’t be differences in concentration of active ingredient or efficacy because they are legally required to be “therapeutically equivalent.” The difference between brand and generic prescription medicines is usually in whatever the inactive ingredients (“excipients”) are, the stuff that makes it possible to form it into a pill or capsule or the liquid the medicine is suspended in, so once in a while a particular patient needs a particular brand over the generic because of an allergy or something.
It might be familiarity, but it could also be generalizing from a specific. Once you realize that canned pinto beans taste the same from Sysco as they do from a national brand, you fan out from there. With a few exceptions, staples (as opposed to recipes) are really hard to differentiate anyway. And as Tiffany rightly notes, it’s essentially impossible with medicine—if store brand naproxen didn’t work exactly the same as Aleve, it wouldn’t be on the shelves.
This is the punniest thing I’ve ever seen.“Alpaca your things”
First things first, who IS the realest? -
Iggy Azelea is not the only one to claim the title of the realest. My search turned up more than 12,000 results over at RapGenius.
How do we decide on who the realest actually is? Is it like shotgun, where the most recent to call it wins? Do you have to show evidence?
July 20, 2009 -
- The word “tsunami” is not in my phone’s T9 dictionary, so if you ever get a text from me that says “Trumang!”, get the fuck off the beach.
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Happy birthday to an indisputable legend.
I cannot believe that Trumang just turned 5. It’ll be going to kindergarten this year!