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There has appeared in our time a particular class of books and articles which I sincerely and solemnly think may be called the silliest ever known among men. They are much more wild than the wildest romances of chivalry and much more dull than the dullest religious tract. Moreover, the romances of chivalry were at least about chivalry; the religious tracts are about religion. But these things are about nothing; they are about what is called Success. On every bookstall, in every magazine, you may find works telling people how to succeed. They are books showing men how to succeed in everything; they are written by men who cannot even succeed in writing books.

G.K. Chesterton, The Fallacy of Success. 
#knitting cables on stranded colour #knittersofinstagram

" But it’s hard to self-identify as “a gamer” when there’s also a large swathe of that community apparently committed to presenting us all as a bunch of hateful sociopaths. It’s like being a moderate Muslim in the middle of the continuing ISIS takeover and oppression of Iraq. A few weeks ago, I’d have said that was an extreme analogy, but given the events of the past week, it’s become clear that it’s actually really fucking appropriate. "

The point of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

the point of pouring a shit ton of ice water over yourself is because when one suffers from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) one of the affects the disease has is a numbness throughout the body, as well as struggling to breathe, and both these are meant to temporarily happen when doused in freezing water. It’s to raise awareness of what ALS feels like and encourage donations towards research and cures.

(Source: aristoxxcracy)


Behind the scenes of Amanda Palmer's lyrical and refreshingly real book cover for the forthcoming book based on her spectacular TED talk. 

I kinda agree with the sentiment but still, before publishing a book like this I’d want to make 100% sure there isn’t someone somewhere I should give something back to before taking all the credit for doing the asking for their free work/stuff.
Mean Girls at Downing Street is a blog you all need to follow.


Schwerin Castle | Germany (by Harald Hoyer)

love lace leopard <3

Here’s some fun facts about this castle: After the German reunification in 1990, when the 15 districts of former East Germany were changed into the five new federal states, the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) needed a capital. Rostock - thriving harbour and industry, quarter of a million inhabitants, one of the oldest universities in the world - would have been the obvious choice, but the choice fell to Schwerin (90k inhabitants.) Because the new state government fancied ruling from a castle. This castle. 
  • world: we’re gonna use the scale where 0° is freezing and 100° is boiling.
  • america: cool, we’re gonna use the one that doesn’t make sense.
  • world: we're going to find some way of naming people not based on a basic error made by the people who met them first, over 500 years ago.
  • america: cool, we're gonna stick with indians.
Oh good. Because we don’t have enough to worry about, there’s strong earthquakes circling another Icelandic volcano. #vatnajokull

Earthquake 20. August 20:10 (via Vatnajokull - earthquakes during the last 48 hours. (Óyfirfarnar preliminary conclusions) | Vatnajökull | Earthquakes - all country | Seismicity | Icelandic Meteorological office)

" My eyebrows, which I’ve never taken much notice of in my life before, Steven’s decided are the most amazing comic devices. Now in the scripts, as a stage direction, instead of saying, “The Doctor looks peeved” or “The Doctor looks annoyed,” they just write, “Eyebrows.” I’m supposed to do something with my eyebrows. "


Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup
(Link From The Post)
Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video

There, we can watch the #icebucketchallenge with a good conscience now. Thanks Jim.