August 20, 2014   2,710 notes
nprfreshair:

Today we’re doing a Simpsons-themed show. We’ve got interviews with the actors who voice Bart and Marge Simpson, Moe/Apu, the head writers/producers and creator Matt Groening. 
Starting Thursday morning FXX is doing a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes. So do a dance, Lisa style. 

nprfreshair:

Today we’re doing a Simpsons-themed show. We’ve got interviews with the actors who voice Bart and Marge Simpson, Moe/Apu, the head writers/producers and creator Matt Groening

Starting Thursday morning FXX is doing a 12-day marathon of all 552 episodes. So do a dance, Lisa style. 

(Source: thesimpsonswayoflife, via npr)

August 20, 2014   70 notes
fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a fun object from our Anthropology collection.
© The Field Museum, CSA77106.
Bowl fragment from Cache AI. San Jose IV unslipped lidded. 
Maya Central America Belize [British Honduras] Northern Cayo District San Jose Tzimin Cax ANT68A.
8x10 negative
1928 

fieldmuseumphotoarchives:

Here is a fun object from our Anthropology collection.

© The Field Museum, CSA77106.

Bowl fragment from Cache AI. San Jose IV unslipped lidded. 

Maya Central America Belize [British Honduras] Northern Cayo District San Jose Tzimin Cax ANT68A.

8x10 negative

1928 

August 18, 2014   1 note

This black girl

At the Casey’s always calls me “hun”

I don’t know if it cause she thinks I’m cute or cause she knows I’m high

August 14, 2014   958 notes
southparkdigital:

Watch it here: http://cart.mn/not_kyel

southparkdigital:

Watch it here: http://cart.mn/not_kyel

August 14, 2014   329 notes
npr:

"Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind" via Vignesh Ramachandran
With the help of 3D printing, your favorite picture books could become tactile –– and that could make a big difference for blind readers.
– Alexander
Image: University of Colorado Boulder

npr:

"Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind" via Vignesh Ramachandran

With the help of 3D printing, your favorite picture books could become tactile –– and that could make a big difference for blind readers.

– Alexander

Image: University of Colorado Boulder

August 13, 2014   198 notes
paolaandfrancesca:

lastgreatpoolparty:

ircimages:

Greyhound Rescue of Atlanta posted this pic on Facebook with the caption “Athletes in retirement”

why isn’t this my life

This is the best thing I have ever seen.

paolaandfrancesca:

lastgreatpoolparty:

ircimages:

Greyhound Rescue of Atlanta posted this pic on Facebook with the caption “Athletes in retirement”

why isn’t this my life

This is the best thing I have ever seen.

(via tohellinahandbasket)

August 12, 2014   114,900 notes
nprfreshair:

Today feels like this. 

nprfreshair:

Today feels like this. 

August 11, 2014   20 notes
I miss maestro more than evan

we hung out a lot more often though

I miss maestro more than evan

we hung out a lot more often though

(Source: evanfoundarock)

August 11, 2014   164 notes
nprfreshair:

Eric Schlosser's new book, Command and Control, is a critical look at the history of our nuclear weapons systems—and a terrifying account of the fires, explosions, false attack alerts, and accidentally dropped bombs that plagued America’s military throughout the Cold War. 
In today’s interview Schlosser tells us about the early nuclear weapons and the destruction of Hiroshima: 

"Early nuclear weapons were essentially handmade. … In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 percent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction didn’t — it just blew apart in the air. And a very small percentage, maybe 2 percent of the fissile material, actually detonated — and most of it just became other radioactive elements. So when you look at the destruction of Hiroshima, this major city, Hiroshima was destroyed in an instant, and 80,000 people were killed and two-thirds of the buildings in this enormous metropolitan area were destroyed instantly because 7/10 of a gram of uranium 235 became pure energy. To imagine how small of an amount that is — 7/10 of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn; 7/10 of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill. Even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion. Nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial.”

nprfreshair:

Eric Schlosser's new book, Command and Control, is a critical look at the history of our nuclear weapons systems—and a terrifying account of the fires, explosions, false attack alerts, and accidentally dropped bombs that plagued America’s military throughout the Cold War. 

In today’s interview Schlosser tells us about the early nuclear weapons and the destruction of Hiroshima

"Early nuclear weapons were essentially handmade. … In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 percent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction didn’t — it just blew apart in the air. And a very small percentage, maybe 2 percent of the fissile material, actually detonated — and most of it just became other radioactive elements.
 
So when you look at the destruction of Hiroshima, this major city, Hiroshima was destroyed in an instant, and 80,000 people were killed and two-thirds of the buildings in this enormous metropolitan area were destroyed instantly because 7/10 of a gram of uranium 235 became pure energy. To imagine how small of an amount that is — 7/10 of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn; 7/10 of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill.
 
Even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion. Nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial.”

August 9, 2014   23,945 notes
littlealienproducts:

“THE CACTUS FAMILY” BIG CANDLE // $15

littlealienproducts:

“THE CACTUS FAMILY” BIG CANDLE // $15

(via squeakycabbage)