1. (Source: batgirlofburnside, via merlin)

     
  2. mikemaihack:

    Drew the new Batgirl. I heart this character so much.

     

  3. maniacalrage:

    I have children. Because I have children, it does not give you license to let your children run around me acting like assholes. You’ll notice I keep my children under control. You’ll notice they don’t walk up to your children and take their toys, they don’t walk up to people trying to enjoy a meal…

     

  4. Electric cars are an inevitability as the cost of oil & gas in the US increases to its true cost and makes renewable energy affordable by comparison. Musk’s announcement is tantamount to Tom Sawyer tricking the stupid kid to paint the fence. He cannot succeed on his own and needs the better funded and more profitable old guard to pay for his system to be viable. All the while reaping massive profits by doing what Musk does best, marketing hucksterism and misdirection.

    Rather than make business deals and create licensing opportunities with competitors to keep his company afloat and advance the technology, he’s pretending to be magnanimous while he’s flaunting his brilliance (patents) by allowing these dumber, old guard companies to graciously use his tech instead of their possibly innovating and creating something that might surpass his own tech and render it ineffectual.

    Musk is a narcissist through and through.

     
  5. meme-meme:

    stabilized star trek shot

    Mesmerizing. Stabilized Star Trek shot.

     

  6. "

    I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

    One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.

    "
    — Teju Cole (via kateoplis)

    (via buzz)

     

    1. Director: Sometimes, you are completely exasperating.
    2. Me: I think that was in my last performance review.
    3. Director: I guess it wasn't an original thought, then.
     

  7. Trolling the missus via text

    1. Wife: okie donkey
    2. Me: okie donkey?
    3. Me: okie unicorn?
    4. Wife: Autocorrect
    5. Me: okie marsupial.
    6. Wife: shut it
     
  8. pieratt:

    This might be the best educational diagram/gif I’ve seen.

    (Source: peterfromtexas, via ilovecharts)

     

  9. Government shutdown chat between sister-in-law & myself over text.

    1. Sister-in-law:
    2. Any whoodle - happy no govt angry pack of dogs day!
    3. Me:
    4. Same to you! Remember everyone gets a free zoo animal today! Go get yours at the nearest zoo.
    5. Sister-in-law:
    6. Omg! Almost missed out! Baby lemur woot woot!
    7. Me:
    8. Ha!
    9. Sister-in-law:
    10. Are you guys getting something more useful! Capuchin monkey? Goat?
    11. Me:
    12. I'm heading to the aquarium to get a sea lion.
    13. Sister-in-law:
    14. Great idea.
    15. Me:
    16. Oooooo, maybe a baby penguin. Perfect for Charlie.
    17. Sister-in-law:
    18. Oh man, are u sure there are any left?
    19. Me:
    20. I'm willing to cut a bitch to get one.
    21. Sister-in-law:
    22. They were highly cute
    23. Bring a box cutter
    24. Me:
    25. Or two razor blades taped to a box of matches. Don't ask.
    26. Sister-in-law:
    27. I am not that ghetto. Respect.