“The book itself is a curious artifact, not showy in its technology but complex and extremely efficient: a really neat little device, compact, often very pleasant to look at and handle, that can last decades, even centuries. It doesn’t have to be plugged in, activated, or performed by a machine; all it needs is light, a human eye, and a human mind. It is not one of a kind, and it is not ephemeral. It lasts. It is reliable. If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book”—Ursula K. Le Guin (via coffeebased)
“You can’t spend 90 minutes explaining how he did it. Everybody’s very excited about it now but I guarantee everybody will forget about it as soon as it’s done because for us [the episode] was about restoring the friendship between John and Sherlock.”—
Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students…
“I had a friend who once squeezed her rabbit too much until it started to squeal and she thought it was kind of going, ‘I love you’, when it was really saying, of course, ‘You are the reason I’m dying’.”—Benedict Cumberbatch on the obsessive nature of some of his fans (x)
The coolest science thing I've seen in the last 24 hours: Stripespotter
It got a mention on a BBC nature program last night, where it was being used to remotely identify harbor seals in the Tees estuary.
StripeSpotter takes each creature’s individual stripe pattern (it was originally designed for use with zebras) and uses it to generate a barcode that is as unique to that individual as a human’s fingerprints.
We get this one role. So we’d better hope it’s a good one. Because –
They could make 10 shitty Batman movies, and we’ll always see more Batman movies.
But if Wonder Woman isn’t top of the pops for every second she’s on-screen in Snyder’s film, they’ll burn the character down and salt the earth and the topic won’t come up again for another 30 goddamn years. Wonder Woman will be poison on the lips.
And that’s the danger of putting Wonder Woman in Batman Versus Superman.
“I suppose earlier generations had to sit through all this huffing and puffing with the invention of television, the phone, cinema, radio, the car, the bicycle, printing, the wheel and so on, but you would think we would learn the way these things work, which is this:
1) everything that’s already in the world when you’re born is just normal;
2) anything that gets invented between then and before you turn thirty is incredibly exciting and creative and with any luck you can make a career out of it;
3) anything that gets invented after you’re thirty is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilisation as we know it until it’s been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really.
Apply this list to movies, rock music, word processors and mobile phones to work out how old you are.”—
“Their fiery hair, along with their bold personalities makes Irish brides the perfect choice for men looking for a good time. Ireland women have a spark that is missing from women of other countries. Irish brides can bring excitement into your life and be your best friend, along with your life partner. Rose Brides offers a wide variety of Irish brides. You can find the perfect Ireland mail order bride that you can have fun with. All of the lonely nights in your life will be a thing of the past.”—Mail-order bride service now offering ‘fiery haired’ Irish brides
It is with great pleasure and no little amount of pride I can announce today that my latest novel Star Trek: The Fall - The Poisoned Chalice has made the New York Times Bestseller List for December 15th 2013….
Hearty congratulations from D and me, and welcome to the club!
He said it, but it’s worth repeating. Congrats sweetie!!
“DO THE DISHES. VACUUM THE RUG. STOP STARING AT ME. GO WATCH THE TELLY. TURN THAT DOWN. DO NOT WATCH BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT, BRITAIN DOES NOT HAVE THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF TALENT, TRUST ME. FIND ANTIQUES ROADSHOW AND WATCH THAT. MAKE POPCORN!”—Vampire!Sherlock mentally gives temporarily-enthralled!John his marching orders: Vamplocken, EinahSirro