There is no cure, only reprieve.

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Sat Sep 7

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

Neil deGrasse Tyson (via sarasleepygirl)

COURTS DON’T WANT SMART AND WELL INFORMED JURORS.

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I do love that man.

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Wed Jun 26

christiansalvadorbananas:

taskscape:

nikhampshire:

ea5e95:

morvencann:

shavingryansprivates:

scientists recently discovered the body of a giant sea spider like organism in antarctic waters. the origin of this species is unknown, and it is unclear whether or not there are more of these terrifying creatures roaming the oceans.

I’m so happy this thing is in the sea.

Umm…

i think this dude better watch his face, and then maybe his chest. and someone might wanna get ripley on the line ASAP. 

Face huggers. Do not want

What the fuck please be real I want to hunt aliens.

How stupid are all you people? Look at the photo, it’s clearly ancient. My guess is this is right from the set of either Alien or Aliens.

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Best game ever? Quite possibly.

(Source: lucillesballs, via vaporheart-archive)

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Sun Apr 21
bensgrabbag:

wilwheaton:

Your daily constitutional scholar, with a degree from Hannity University.

Note guy is correct. Add the fact that the suspect can’t even speak, let alone acknowledge his Miranda rights, and your reliance on Glenn Greenwald and you’re being a dumbass here.

No matter what you agree with, there IS a public safety exception, and insofar as the image mentions it, the image is correct. I think it’s bullshit, but it DOES exist. Does it apply in the current Boston event? I don’t think so, unless they reasonably think he has more bombs set to go off in the IMMEDIATE future.

bensgrabbag:

wilwheaton:

Your daily constitutional scholar, with a degree from Hannity University.

Note guy is correct. Add the fact that the suspect can’t even speak, let alone acknowledge his Miranda rights, and your reliance on Glenn Greenwald and you’re being a dumbass here.

No matter what you agree with, there IS a public safety exception, and insofar as the image mentions it, the image is correct. I think it’s bullshit, but it DOES exist. Does it apply in the current Boston event? I don’t think so, unless they reasonably think he has more bombs set to go off in the IMMEDIATE future.

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Thu Apr 11
saltsmcds:

THE VICE GUIDE TO NORTH KOREA
I can not recomend the following documentary enough. It was absolutely fascinating:
Part 1: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-1-of-3
Part 2: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-2-of-3
Part 3: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-3-of-3

I just watched this whole thing tonight. I still have no idea what to think, other than how ever American needs to see this.

saltsmcds:

THE VICE GUIDE TO NORTH KOREA
I can not recomend the following documentary enough. It was absolutely fascinating:

Part 1: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-1-of-3

Part 2: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-2-of-3

Part 3: http://www.vice.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel/vice-guide-to-north-korea-3-of-3

I just watched this whole thing tonight. I still have no idea what to think, other than how ever American needs to see this.

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saltsmcds:

This is my favorite. Forever alone. 

saltsmcds:

This is my favorite. Forever alone. 

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Wed Apr 10
This is the dumbest thing ever. I shouldn’t be so amused.

This is the dumbest thing ever. I shouldn’t be so amused.

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theonion:

In Sports:
Kevin Kolb: ‘I’ve Always Dreamed Of Playing For The Bills Since I Was Released By The Cardinals And Had No Other Options’: Full Report

Sigh.

theonion:

In Sports:

Kevin Kolb: ‘I’ve Always Dreamed Of Playing For The Bills Since I Was Released By The Cardinals And Had No Other Options’: Full Report

Sigh.

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fatmanatee:

lifeaquatic:

hunterandrewpence:

for all your philly sports needs.

GPOY

Phillies bro got a World Series in his lifetime! He gets no sympathy from me.

Try being a Buffalo fan, you pathetic crybabies.

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saltsmcds:

Sweet, sweet sports justice. Fan comes on the ice to fight with ref. Ref’s stick up for each other. 

1. Man, I miss McCreary as a ref. He was a great ref.
2. What a hit. Linesman DEMOLISHED that guy.

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Mon Apr 8

Fun fact: blondie is the same guy that played Jacob on Lost.

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Wed Apr 3

As if I needed any more reasons to hate the NBA and everything it stands for.

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Mon Mar 25
bensgrabbag:

bbc03indisguise:

IDK why tumblr is not letting me publish asks, but Duff’s for sure. Both are generally crowded and inconvenient, though.
We usually order from Just Pizza, which, contrary to its name, has pretty good wings and other stuff. DiMarco’s is good if you’re in Kenilworth or University Heights neighborhoods, which is where we got them when I was growing up.
I like my wings barbecue or medium, and the Mister eats his hot. And always blue cheese, never ranch. Keep your ranch shit away from my wings.

Bonus response you didn’t ask for, Mike’s Subs has the greatest chicken finger subs in the known universe.


Duff’s FTW. It’s definitely the sauce/skin that makes it better…I will have to check out the other places you recommended next time I am in Buffalo. Thanks!

I find Duff’s to be good, but very overrated. They have become the “trendy” pick for best wings in Buffalo, but it just isn’t true. They are too saucy, to the point where the wings come out swimming in a bowl of the sauce. I like my wings crispy, where the sauce seeps right into the skin perfectly. Anchor Bar does that better, and the sauces are quite comparable in taste.
"Best wings in Buffalo" is really a silly argument: you can go to any local pizza joint and they will have incredible wings. I live in South Buffalo and have become quite partial to Mineo’s. I grew up in EA, though, and I’d probably rank Pasquale’s as some of the best ever, definitely in the running for best in Buffalo area.

bensgrabbag:

bbc03indisguise:

IDK why tumblr is not letting me publish asks, but Duff’s for sure. Both are generally crowded and inconvenient, though.

We usually order from Just Pizza, which, contrary to its name, has pretty good wings and other stuff. DiMarco’s is good if you’re in Kenilworth or University Heights neighborhoods, which is where we got them when I was growing up.

I like my wings barbecue or medium, and the Mister eats his hot. And always blue cheese, never ranch. Keep your ranch shit away from my wings.

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Bonus response you didn’t ask for, Mike’s Subs has the greatest chicken finger subs in the known universe.

Duff’s FTW. It’s definitely the sauce/skin that makes it better…I will have to check out the other places you recommended next time I am in Buffalo. Thanks!

I find Duff’s to be good, but very overrated. They have become the “trendy” pick for best wings in Buffalo, but it just isn’t true. They are too saucy, to the point where the wings come out swimming in a bowl of the sauce. I like my wings crispy, where the sauce seeps right into the skin perfectly. Anchor Bar does that better, and the sauces are quite comparable in taste.

"Best wings in Buffalo" is really a silly argument: you can go to any local pizza joint and they will have incredible wings. I live in South Buffalo and have become quite partial to Mineo’s. I grew up in EA, though, and I’d probably rank Pasquale’s as some of the best ever, definitely in the running for best in Buffalo area.

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Thu Mar 14
Because you’re not already beautiful just the way you are! We can always count on you, People.

Because you’re not already beautiful just the way you are! We can always count on you, People.

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Sun Mar 10

I was about to reblog something and write a response disagreeing with the basic tenet of the original post…

But then I remembered it’s the internet, and nobody gives a damn. It’s quite a liberating realization.

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