A compendium of bullshit dredged from the dark depths of the internet, and compiled in the darker, deeper depths of my disturbed mind. Take everything I say with a grain of salt. And a slice of lime. And a shot of tequila. And do so off of a body. And take pictures. And send them to me. And you are not supposed to start a sentence with "and."
Now this is gonna be a fun era of Who…
This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions.
What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.
As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.
Always reblog Terry Pratchett. ALWAYS.
This is extremely Tumblr worthy.
And people say he got the short end of the stick because he didn’t land on the moon.
Writing Pro: you always have something you can get done if you want to feel good.
Writing Con: you always have something you should be getting done if you want to feel good.
Alan Turing is my favorite scientist ever.
Most people, at least in the United States, have no idea who he is, but he founded computer science and basically won WWII by cracking the Nazi enigma code. He’s literally the most badass human to ever have lived. And now, Benedict Cumberbatch is playing him in a new movie Imitation Game. You know why you haven’t heard of him before?
In a time when being gay was illegal, police arrested Turing on charges of homosexuality. He was given a choice between chemical castration and life imprisonment, and he was discredited in every sense of the word - given no credit for the findings of a “mad man”.
One of the most important men involved in WWII, the father of computer science, and a generationally-defining genius isn’t remembered in history books - because he was found to be gay, sentenced to chemical castration, and resigned to suicide. He killed himself by eating an apple laced with arsenic.
That’s where Apple got its name and original logo from.
Alan Turing, the British badass who basically saved the world.
THIS MOVIE HAS TO COME OUT YESTERDAY.
Actor Chris Pratt beamed down to our sector of the universe Monday night to surprise an auditorium full of deserving kids in a special New York Daily News and Disney Studios sponsored charity screening of the superheroes-in-space flick.
And the 35-year-old actor who plays the hero Star-Lord in the Marvel movie stayed in the theater until every last one of them who wanted to take a picture with him got their selfie.
“That was really fun, this is what is all about,” said a visibly touched Pratt after the show. “I get impatient sometimes being on a promotional tour all the time, but something like this I would sit here as long as it took to take a picture with every one of those guys.”
“Tonight was really special to me.”
Pratt stayed long past the time his security detail was supposed to whisk him away to answer questions and give some words of wisdom.
You know what I find truly remarkable about this scene? Is not just that she JUMPS OFF A SPEEDING ALIEN VEHICLE HUNDREDS OF FEET ABOVE THE GROUND but that she knows the EXACT MOMENT to make the jump to not only hit the roof (which, at that height and speed is an incredibly small target) but to hit it at a point where she isn’t going to a) immediately crash into a wall or b) be carried by her momentum over the other side and down a gazillion stories to the ground.
Natasha had to calculate IN HER HEAD IN THE MIDDLE OF A BATTLE the velocity of the alien vehicle, the size of Stark Tower’s roof, how high she was above it (so she wasn’t so high she’d be killed just by the fall to the roof), how long it would take her to make the jump successfully, what position to hit the roof in to minimize the physical damage, possibly even half a dozen other things. A miscalculation either way—too soon or too late—would’ve killed her.
Yeah, when she describes someone genius-level smart in CA:TWS as “slightly smarter than her but only slightly,” she’s NOT KIDDING. Natasha is probably either just as or very nearly as smart as Bruce or Tony or Jane or Betty, her training just meant those smarts were put to use in a different way. And that it’s something she’s trained to manipulate people’s expectations of, just like with her sex. IMO, if Natasha asks to have something explained, it’s not because she doesn’t understand, it’s because she doesn’t want the person she’s asking to KNOW she understands. Because her stock in trade is getting people to underestimate her and then using that against them. And this scene is the proof. Because when no one is watching, she is BRILLIANT.