I used to like hockey, but now I like kittens.

These are the Zenni glasses! I wish they had the crossbones, too, but they’ll do. I love them already.

I bought Rick Vaughn glasses.

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science. (via magnius159)

OMG that question was from Larry "girls can’t do math as well as boys" Summers??? Why did no one shoot him to death with their laser eye beams? 

(via geekbap)



Atlanta Streetcars #3 & #4 will arrive in May!


Please for the love of god come to Atlanta and use these. I will buy you a fancy dinner and take you to Southern Comfort for karaoke and The Claremont Lounge for Funk Night, just USE THE DAMN THINGS.


yeah I’m pretty into Oberyn

I don’t actually watch this show because I have read all the books and I see a character and go OMG THAT THING THAT HAPPENS TO THAT PERSON/THAT THING THAT PERSON DOES/THAT CLIFFHANGER FROM BOOK 5 and it all feels too slow on it’s inevitable march to doom and suffering BUT Oberyn Martell was very well cast and if he should be the first to break the barrier of hot men frontal action (sorry Hodor), please alert me immediately. 

(Source: gameofthronesdaily)

Guardian’ Writer Blasts Beyoncé for Calling Herself ‘Mrs. Carter,’ Says It’s Unfeminist



Guardian’ Writer Blasts Beyoncé for Calling Herself ‘Mrs. Carter,’ Says It’s Unfeminist


Another day, another Beyoncé think piece has hit the web, but while I’m inclined to ignore 98% of them, this one just seems ridiculous.

Writing for the Guardian, pop culture writer Marina Hyde argues Beyoncé, as a self-proclaimed feminist, is setting a bad example for young women by calling her upcoming tour with her husband Jay-Z, “Me and Mrs. Carter” (note: the tour is reportedly being billed…

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another white feminist who simply does not get it.

File this under “Who The Hell Asked You” forever

Last Friday at my job (though not last day)

Had a nice lunch with my boss and a couple of other people I want to keep in touch with, found out we’re having a cake on my last day (Tuesday), and then we’re going out for drinks after. I mean, I’ve complained about my job a lot, and I’m really happy to be moving on, but it’s also nice to know that there are people who’ve liked you and will miss you and want to help you celebrate your achievements. And then on top of that, I got a call this morning from my new boss just talking more about the hiring process for othere people in my department (it’s a new department), and then a linkedin message from my new boss’s boss forwarding a bigger department-wide email he sent telling everyone about me and to welcome me when I come next week. I’m having a lot of feelings right now, but I will tell you that it feels amazing to be appreciated and acknowledged. 

Trying to coordinate with my sisters about Mother’s Day, and they want to do it early because they are busy, but I can’t do it early because of finals and I’m free on Mother’s Day SO I WIN BOOYAH

Trying to coordinate with my sisters about Mother’s Day, and they want to do it early because they are busy, but I can’t do it early because of finals and I’m free on Mother’s Day SO I WIN BOOYAH


Today an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 12 Nepalese Sherpas. According to The Guardian, the accident occurred while the Sherpas were fixing ropes for other climbers in an extremely dangerous ice fall area. Tourism ministry spokesman Mohan Krishna Sapkota says they were preparing the route for the climbing season that starts later this month. 

Grayson Schaffer, senior editor for Outside Magazine, wrote an article last year called Disposable Man about the extreme risk Sherpas face and what little financial protection they have—for themselves and for their families—if they are injured, maimed or killed on the job. 

Schaffer spoke to Fresh Air last summer about the dangerous work Sherpas do on Everest:

"The thing to understand about the Sherpa workforce is that there’s no other tourism industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. And it’s something that people haven’t yet connected the dots on. That a 1 percent mortality rate for someone choosing to climb a mountain is acceptable, but a 1 percent mortality [rate] for the people that they rely on to get their stuff up the mountain as a workplace safety statistic is outrageous. …

If you’re a Western climber, you’re climbing the mountain once and you’re done. If you’re a Sherpa, you’re doing lap after lap after lap through this roulette wheel of hazards that we know has a death rate, long term, of 1.2 percent, and that number makes climbing Everest as a Sherpa more dangerous than working on a crab boat in Alaska. It makes it more dangerous than being an infantryman in the first four years of the Iraq War. The thing that hides that number is that the season is relatively short … and [has] a relatively small workforce.”

Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic 

Yes, tonight, everyone is hanging out without me :(

Who wore it better / Which is which? 


"talk dirty to me"



It hurts me deeply that this haircut would never look good on me. IT’S FUCKING HEAVEN.