Neil DeGrasse Tyson Said What He Thinks About Race Now That He's Made It, And Almost Nobody Noticed
Buried deep at the end of an obscure panel discussion.
I love listening to this man talk. Watch this brief video in which Tyson answers the stupid question, “are there genetic differences between men and women, which leads to more men becoming scientists?” through the lens of his personal experience as a black person who chose to pursue science.
3:55 pm • 18 April 2014 • 263 notes
One interesting thing I’ve observed is how people definitely respond more positively to posts once they’ve hit 1k notes
I’ve had posts that sat there on my blog for days, weeks, months even, slowly accumulating notes before hitting 1k and then EXPLODING. Case in point, "leg". The word “leg” by itself isn’t particularly funny, and it didn’t initially get many reblogs. After about a day, it eventually reached 100 notes, at which point I managed to goad some humorous responses out of people. That chain went around, got the post to 1k notes, and I deleted it
After that, I waited a few days and reblogged the original version of the post by itself. Ostensibly, it’s just the word “leg” by itself in a post with over 1k notes. A lot of reblogs are from people who are very confused by this, asking if they’re missing the joke, unaware that there was a “funnier” version of it going around. But a good chunk of reblogs are from people who are just taking it at face value, reblogging it for the sake of reblogging it, In fact, if you look through the notes on the post, most reblogs are of the original version of the post. This is a dramatically different response to word “leg” by itself than the slow build to just 100 notes the post initially elicited
Why? I guess a post that just says “leg” is inherently funnier when it’s got an ridiculous amount of notes for no discernible reason. That much I understand. There’s a level of absurdity to it that’s pretty funny, and it’s fun to watch people get confused. But it’s telling that the response to the post was so much more enthusiastic once it hit 1000 notes, regardless of the quality of the content. Even if it’s subtle, the amount of notes on a post absolutely influences its perceived quality
Isn’t blogging FUN and FASCINATING? It sure is
3:45 pm • 18 April 2014 • 218 notes
❀ about me ❀
birthday: february 10th
single or taken: single
eye color: blue?? greyish greenish blue??
middle name: aline
favorite color: ??? lately it’s a sort of sky blue/green
lucky number: 7
hogwarts house: ravenclaw tbh
favorite anime(s): madoka magica
favorite season: spring!!
describe yourself in a few words: sad, quiet, and small
future children’s names: ?? who knows
meaning of your name: ”people’s victory”
ultimate otp()s: me && coca cola
What do you plan to/do for a living: research in physics?? (((ultimate nerd)))
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert: introvert
dawn or dusk: dusk
righty or lefty: righty
coffee or tea: tea
rain or shine: i like both tbh
reading or writing: reading
(Source: banditswan, via himenokimihara)
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2:42 pm • 18 April 2014 • 23,525 notes
A lot of people are asking why i used a picture of Paul McCartney for my mashup of John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
I thought the answer was obvious. Paul McCartney IS John Lennon
Everyone knows that the original Paul McCartney died some time in the 1960s and was replaced by a double. But I guess you only know half the story. When choosing a replacement impostor they realized that only one person knew Paul and his mannerisms well enough to convincingly portray him: John Lennon in facial prosthetics.
Obviously they could never be seen together in public. This is why the Beatles stopped performing and became a studio-only band (John playing Paul’s parts via multitracking techniques which quickly proved creatively revolutionary.) Nonetheless, the magic act was very taxing on John, and the Beatles eventually had to split up so he could perform both lives separately.
When he was non-fatally wounded by a bullet in 1980, he realized he was at a crossroads. He had come to enjoy his life and career as Paul McCartney, who was at an all time creative high with hits like “Temporary Secretary" and "Wonderful Christmastime”. And so, he faked his death as John Lennon and assumed the role of Paul full time.
So next time you’re mourning the premature loss of the great songwriter John Lennon, just think about him in 1985, healthily and contentedly singing “Spies Like Us" under 20 pounds of Hollywood makeup.
2:25 pm • 18 April 2014 • 370 notes
Tip: If you’re going to photograph a bedroom at 6am, at least let the occupant get dressed first.
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2:23 pm • 18 April 2014 • 227 notes
+51° 2’ 47.7774”,-118° 8’ 28.6368”
mount revelstoke national park, british columbia
1:15 pm • 18 April 2014 • 9,230 notes
This is fake. They haven’t been sat on that rock for 50 years. If you look closely you can clearly see her swimsuit is different in the second photo, it has stripes on it. And the guy’s shorts seem to have a more floral pattern in the latter photo.Also, if someone sat on a rock for 50 years, it would have made the news. My theory is, they simply returned to the same location 50 years later, and recreated the original photo.
(Source: heyfunniest, via failbag)
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1:13 pm • 18 April 2014 • 205,050 notes