crookedindifference

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone could start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

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spytap:

ladimcbeth:

walex:

tj:

rick2u:

culby:

Katie Nolan, your (and my) new hero.

Fair enough.

If I can watch this on my shitty internet, then so can you.

And you should. I think.

I couldn’t hit subscribe fast enough.

Also, don’t forget about the CFL! It exists! And it’s not the NCAA!

I’ve been a Katie Nolan fan for a while. She does not disappoint, and now is no exception. Watch this. Even if you don’t like football, this is an important  voice weighing in on an important conversation.

Katie Nolan shows more courage and honesty than 99% of the “reporters” covering the Ray Rice/NFL story. I’ve been a fan since before she worked at FOX Sports and I’ll gladly support the stand she’s taking. 

kqedscience
kqedscience:

Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones
“The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad students toil away in the hot sun, quietly picking away at a stucco relief or the markings on a stone pillar.
In this heat, it’s good to wear a hat, preferably something sturdy with a wide brim. Every archeology site in the world is littered with rugged people in wide-brimmed hats talking about long dead civilizations. Tulane archeologist Marcello Canuto, for instance, prefers the khaki, floppy variety. Walking back to camp with after a long day at one Northern Guatemalan site, I can’t help but make the obvious comparison.
“Oh God,” he groans, “Don’t even go there. Indiana Jones is not an archeologist.”
Read more from the Last Word on Nothing blog.

This made me think of my favorite shovelbum.

kqedscience:

Why Archeologists Hate Indiana Jones

The jungles of the Peten are hot and sweaty. Most of the best places for archeology are. Field seasons are especially hot, since they are always during the driest time of year so that the site doesn’t get flooded. Howler monkeys boom from the parched trees, which barely twitch during the windless days. Meanwhile, pasty grad students toil away in the hot sun, quietly picking away at a stucco relief or the markings on a stone pillar.

In this heat, it’s good to wear a hat, preferably something sturdy with a wide brim. Every archeology site in the world is littered with rugged people in wide-brimmed hats talking about long dead civilizations. Tulane archeologist Marcello Canuto, for instance, prefers the khaki, floppy variety. Walking back to camp with after a long day at one Northern Guatemalan site, I can’t help but make the obvious comparison.

“Oh God,” he groans, “Don’t even go there. Indiana Jones is not an archeologist.”

Read more from the Last Word on Nothing blog.

This made me think of my favorite shovelbum.

womaninterrupted
Some girls, and a very few boys, don’t masturbate. This is quite normal. It’s also normal to do it. Some do it several times a day, some several times a week, some more rarely. Grown-ups do it too. If anybody tells you it’s harmful to masturbate, they’re lying. If anybody tells you you mustn’t do it too much, they’re lying too, because you can’t do it too much. Ask them how often you ought to do it. They’ll usually shut up then.
The Little Red Schoolbookan honest, controversial vintage guide to teenage sexuality, education reform, and independent thinking, at last available after being banned for decades (via explore-blog)