I'll never catch up.

30th March 2014

Photo reblogged from pittsburgh is beautiful with 12 notes

pittsburghisbeautiful:

Art on a pillar at Crazy Mocha on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.

It took me a second to realize the goat is catching falling coffee beans in its mouth. I thought it was just making a cheeky face after realizing it was being watched.

pittsburghisbeautiful:

Art on a pillar at Crazy Mocha on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside.

It took me a second to realize the goat is catching falling coffee beans in its mouth. I thought it was just making a cheeky face after realizing it was being watched.

Tagged: coffeedancing goatscrazy mochapittsburghcoffeehouse

30th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Tunnel Snakes Rule with 73,274 notes

peechingtonmariejust:

tastefullyoffensive:

[acmajor]

Omg omg omg aww

"I did you a food!"

peechingtonmariejust:

tastefullyoffensive:

[acmajor]

Omg omg omg aww

"I did you a food!"

Tagged: dogscute shit

Source: tastefullyoffensive

30th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Red No. 3 with 26,524 notes

Ha! Perfectly stated.

Ha! Perfectly stated.

Tagged: sexual assaultvictim-blamingconsentmissing the point

Source: total-queer-move

30th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Library Journal with 358 notes

libraryjournal:

Top reasons for choosing print over digital.  Results of a poll conducted recently by Fatbrain, a UK-based used book marketplace

Some reasons for choosing digital over print: 

Accessibility. Assistive technology such as screen readers helps many people with disabilities access the books they need and want. But a lot of present-day reading-related assistive technology, especially for people with visual impairments, employs digital text.

 Affordability. I know the city folk surrounded by well-stocked used bookstores have a different perspective, but where I live, there are exactly two retail bookstores within a 10-mile radius. So I can drive half an hour round trip to buy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for $10.99 at Books-A-Million, or I can buy the digital version for practically half that price from my living room, instant delivery, with no shipping costs, gas use, or bus fare.

Less waste. When books aren’t selling, booksellers mark them as remainders and send them back to the publisher for the publisher to sell for pennies on the dollar. Since selling remainders can sometimes cost a publisher more than what they’d make from the sale, publishers will sometimes strip the books so they have to be pulped instead. And remainders are never just a few books—we’re talking loads of them. That’s a lot of wasted paper. Ebooks never wind up in landfills. They are also immune to paper beetles, water damage, and cats using their edges as scratchers.

Space. Two years ago, my family moved across state lines to a home with less than half the square footage of our former one. We had close to two thousand print books. Luckily, we were able to sell almost all of them. (We kept a whole bunch, but that bunch was just a fraction of our original stock.) Also luckily, we had access to digital copies of any and all of the books we were selling. 

Sharing/Gifting. Amazon has a lending policy for Kindle books, and I believe you can still share books between up to eight Kindles authorized to your account. That system isn’t perfect, but neither is loaning out print books to your friends. And gifting? Maybe you can’t put a ribbon on a download, but if I were laid up with a long illness, filling my e-reader with titles from all sorts of genres would be a lot more useful to me than the single hardcover bestseller that you loved but I might or might not enjoy.  (Also, there are totally other ways to transfer ebooks, and they’re not even illegal or controversial.)

As for not being able to use ebooks to pose, well, you have a point there. If you’re a pretentious toolbag, you might as well advertise the fact with your copy of Finnegan’s Wake so that the rest of us can avoid you.

I’m not arguing that ebooks are better than print books or that print books are passé. I just think that the opinions behind the creation of an infographic like this one are kind of smug and entitled. It’s fine to prefer one format over another, but different people have different needs and desires regarding book ownership, and this kind of pearl-clutching over ebooks destroying the experience of reading irritates me.

libraryjournal:

Top reasons for choosing print over digital.  Results of a poll conducted recently by Fatbrain, a UK-based used book marketplace

Some reasons for choosing digital over print:

Accessibility. Assistive technology such as screen readers helps many people with disabilities access the books they need and want. But a lot of present-day reading-related assistive technology, especially for people with visual impairments, employs digital text.

Affordability. I know the city folk surrounded by well-stocked used bookstores have a different perspective, but where I live, there are exactly two retail bookstores within a 10-mile radius. So I can drive half an hour round trip to buy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for $10.99 at Books-A-Million, or I can buy the digital version for practically half that price from my living room, instant delivery, with no shipping costs, gas use, or bus fare.

Less waste. When books aren’t selling, booksellers mark them as remainders and send them back to the publisher for the publisher to sell for pennies on the dollar. Since selling remainders can sometimes cost a publisher more than what they’d make from the sale, publishers will sometimes strip the books so they have to be pulped instead. And remainders are never just a few books—we’re talking loads of them. That’s a lot of wasted paper. Ebooks never wind up in landfills. They are also immune to paper beetles, water damage, and cats using their edges as scratchers.

Space. Two years ago, my family moved across state lines to a home with less than half the square footage of our former one. We had close to two thousand print books. Luckily, we were able to sell almost all of them. (We kept a whole bunch, but that bunch was just a fraction of our original stock.) Also luckily, we had access to digital copies of any and all of the books we were selling.

Sharing/Gifting. Amazon has a lending policy for Kindle books, and I believe you can still share books between up to eight Kindles authorized to your account. That system isn’t perfect, but neither is loaning out print books to your friends. And gifting? Maybe you can’t put a ribbon on a download, but if I were laid up with a long illness, filling my e-reader with titles from all sorts of genres would be a lot more useful to me than the single hardcover bestseller that you loved but I might or might not enjoy. (Also, there are totally other ways to transfer ebooks, and they’re not even illegal or controversial.)

As for not being able to use ebooks to pose, well, you have a point there. If you’re a pretentious toolbag, you might as well advertise the fact with your copy of Finnegan’s Wake so that the rest of us can avoid you.

I’m not arguing that ebooks are better than print books or that print books are passé. I just think that the opinions behind the creation of an infographic like this one are kind of smug and entitled. It’s fine to prefer one format over another, but different people have different needs and desires regarding book ownership, and this kind of pearl-clutching over ebooks destroying the experience of reading irritates me.

Tagged: booksebooksprint booksdigital vs printreading

29th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Red No. 3 with 95,767 notes

malschick:

behold-the-man:

spunkellie:

dont-bore-me-to-death:

friskysecret:

yonkobe:

transinboots:

transstingray:

sorenhateseverything:

tsulamon:

epochayur:

this game is bullshit, you have to go through a tutorial until level 18, and your stats start to go down after level 30 not to mention the romance mini-game is hard as fuck

sadly the PVP is a lie. You get a debuff called jail

it also fails to mention that once you hit level 18 it actually does have a monthly fee and it’s really fucking steep. but at that point everyone’s too invested to quit playing so ugh yeah

I don’t even get to choose anything about the initial details of my character.
>_>

Pff the graphics really suck, I needed to get a third party program just to make everything focus.

If the character they give you isn’t the right gender, the patch is expensive as hell and takes forever to install

I thought I was really good at this game, but there are millions of people better at it than I am. ::::/

I died ONCE and they closed my fucking account what the hell

All the travel takes for fucking ever too. They desperately need to patch in some sort of teleport system.

Don’t even get me started on how boring the endgame is. 

everyone in the game keeps arguing over whether or not there’s an admin or not and its really annoying


Reblogged for commentary.

malschick:

behold-the-man:

spunkellie:

dont-bore-me-to-death:

friskysecret:

yonkobe:

transinboots:

transstingray:

sorenhateseverything:

tsulamon:

epochayur:

this game is bullshit, you have to go through a tutorial until level 18, and your stats start to go down after level 30 not to mention the romance mini-game is hard as fuck

sadly the PVP is a lie. You get a debuff called jail

it also fails to mention that once you hit level 18 it actually does have a monthly fee and it’s really fucking steep. but at that point everyone’s too invested to quit playing so ugh yeah

I don’t even get to choose anything about the initial details of my character.

>_>

Pff the graphics really suck, I needed to get a third party program just to make everything focus.

If the character they give you isn’t the right gender, the patch is expensive as hell and takes forever to install

I thought I was really good at this game, but there are millions of people better at it than I am. ::::/

I died ONCE and they closed my fucking account what the hell

All the travel takes for fucking ever too. They desperately need to patch in some sort of teleport system.

Don’t even get me started on how boring the endgame is. 

everyone in the game keeps arguing over whether or not there’s an admin or not and its really annoying

Reblogged for commentary.

Source: epochayur

29th March 2014

Photo reblogged from Humans of New York with 10,288 notes

humansofnewyork:

Dad let go of her hand, but she never let go of dad’s hand.

humansofnewyork:

Dad let go of her hand, but she never let go of dad’s hand.

24th March 2014

Photoset reblogged from Chubstr on Tumblr with 268,122 notes

Why do I have the sneaking suspicion that in nearly any other country, this would catch on beautifully, but in the US, it would be horribly abused/start a moral panic/one or more of the above?

Tagged: skateboard strollerclever ideas stupid people

Source: corgiblue

23rd March 2014

Photo reblogged from pittsburgh is beautiful with 60 notes

pghgraffiti:

Corner of the Pittsburgh Playhouse in South Oakland


Thumbs up.

pghgraffiti:

Corner of the Pittsburgh Playhouse in South Oakland

Thumbs up.

Tagged: piesmokingsmoking and piepittsburghgraffiti

Source: pghgraffiti

22nd March 2014

Photo reblogged from Medium Aevum with 4,094 notes

mediumaevum:

After 90 Years, JRR Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Will Finally Get Published
Before he was a fantasy author, JRR Tolkien was an incredibly gifted linguist with a focus on early Old English and Norse. Now, we’ll get to see more of his translation work first hand, because his version of the 10th century epic poem Beowulf will soon be available.
Read on
The Guardian
Official Book Page
image (x)

Does it contain a hundred-page description of Grendel’s last conversation with his mother?

mediumaevum:

After 90 Years, JRR Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf Will Finally Get Published

Before he was a fantasy author, JRR Tolkien was an incredibly gifted linguist with a focus on early Old English and Norse. Now, we’ll get to see more of his translation work first hand, because his version of the 10th century epic poem Beowulf will soon be available.

Read on

The Guardian

Official Book Page

image (x)

Does it contain a hundred-page description of Grendel’s last conversation with his mother?

Tagged: tolkienbeowulftranslation

21st March 2014

Photoset reblogged from 88 Floors - No Elevators with 77,010 notes

88floors:

Joseph Begley lights up rooms in a cheeky way with ‘Slap It’

A quick pinch or squeeze of the ‘slap it’ lamp by London-based designer Joseph Begley brightens up rooms with its warm glow. made from realistic feeling silicone, the cheeky light responds to pressure sensors when it is touched, directly turning it on or off.

Somehow, I can’t look at these without thinking that Tina Belcher would be in her glory.

Tagged: artlampsbutts