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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 effects 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.

I did not know this, I do think, in this instance that makes the one done by Kermit the Frog even more relevant (He points out that as a cold-blooded amphibian it could literally turn him dormant).

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annotateddc:

Did you know that Supergirl/Power Girl is already technically part of the DC Cinematic Universe? In the run up to the release of Man of Steel, Geoff Johns, David Goyer and Zack Snyder teamed up to write a issue devoted to the backstory of the crashed Kryptonian shop that Clark finds in Alaska.

The protagonist is none other than Kara Zor-El, and the plot centres around her drive to become an astronaut despite one of her former teammates going insane and killing her boyfriend. Yeah… the issue has good bits to it, fleshes out the Kryptonians some more, though the villain is basically Gaston from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast… if he were allowed to actually murder people.

Noteably, we don’t actually see who survives the crash, although since some neighbouring Inuit tribes are shown putting the Superman “S” on their huts thousands of years in the past, we can safely assume that Kara probably survived.

Hm, and considering it’s canon that under yellow sunlight Kryptonians are essentially immortal, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kara being around in Earth’s past is where those daft rumours about how Wonder Woman and her people are “descended from Kryptonian astronauts” originated.

I know that’s my speculation on how that plays out.  It would make sense, too.  They had some sort of matrix on that ship that was emptied out so she could have used it a la the “clay” origin.

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I’ve been watching the reporting on the Ferguson situation a little far away but only a little…

I suspect the police’s response to current journalists stems from the safety issue for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch photojournalist.  During the initial protests his was hurt by the “protestors” (probably looters, NOT THE PROTESTORS THAT HAVE BEEN LARGELY PEACEFUL) before he was escorted out by police.  I do think they believe they’re doing “the right thing” for the safety of the press but I don’t think it’s necessary, and indeed it causing more problems than it solves.

I still believe the police are going overboard on this (both the response to the protesters and the response towards the media) and believe they should not be using military techniques to “try and make peace with the end of a sword” when our freedom makes the words rise up higher.  Remember the Pen (and camera) is mightier than a sword (rifle/SWAT Team).  

thehappysorceress:

deantrippe:

Hey Super Parents! It’s back to school time so get your crime-fighting family vehicle decorated right. I’ve got Our Super Family decals back in stock!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/deantrippe?ref=pr_shop_more

…I’m fairly certain that we need these.

I know it’s on my wishlist for when the boys are a little older (I’m hoping to have one more kid so I don’t want to get these until the amount of kids is complete).

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sherunswithfoxes:

The world lost a great soul yesterday. RIP Robin Williams. image However Robin Williams will always exist in our hearts and remembered by his generous and hilarious heart.

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I hope heaven is as gorgeous as it is in the movie,

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And the libraries as full,

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The music as good,

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And the food as delicious as the movies you have been in.

We will never forget you and the smiles you put on our hearts

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Rest In Peace Robin Williams

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bourne2083:

#superman #wonderwomen whom gods destroy #Lois Lane #dccomics #elseworlds

Guys, this is the story where Lois becomes Wonder Woman.  It’s crazy in a mythological/fantastical sense, but there’s good moments for Lois.

bourne2083:

#superman #wonderwomen whom gods destroy #Lois Lane #dccomics #elseworlds

Guys, this is the story where Lois becomes Wonder Woman.  It’s crazy in a mythological/fantastical sense, but there’s good moments for Lois.

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

People always complain about needing more representation in the jury and I think we need more Neil De Grasse Tysons to make it so there isn’t a reason for a black guy to be dismissed because he’s smart (that way there’s more representation in the first place).

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

People always complain about needing more representation in the jury and I think we need more Neil De Grasse Tysons to make it so there isn’t a reason for a black guy to be dismissed because he’s smart (that way there’s more representation in the first place).

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annakendrickofficial:

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megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

I have seriously always wondered about this. I mean, most malls and such here have “family” rest rooms with change tables but I mean I have watched many a father bring his child out to the car to change because they don’t have rest room access. I am SO glad this is a post!!

Story time: At my work, there’s a changing table in both washrooms. One day I went to clean the girl’s washroom and there was a guy inside, changing his little baby on the change table. I stopped and must have had a “what the fuck” look on my face, because he was like “it’s perfectly normal for a man to want to take care of his child just as much as a woman. What’s not normal is that we don’t get the same rights in public washrooms.”

I just shook my head and was like “sir, I won’t argue your point. I’m just confused as to why you’re using the one in here, when you can use the one in the men’s washroom?” And he sort of just looked at me like a deer caught in headlights. “There’s one in the men’s washroom?” He replied.

The man didn’t even bother looking because of how frequently they lack them, he just assumed it wouldn’t have a change table.

Something is wrong here when a man doesn’t even bother looking, he just knows there won’t be one.

I love your story annakendrickofficial.  Whenever we go to a restaurant I send my husband to the men’s restroom (often with out toddler these days but in the past on his own) because I need to figure out whether he can take over “baby-changing duties” at that restaurant.  Restaurants that have that are infinitely more likely to be on our “visit again” list than those that do not.  We often add a good tip to our ticket so if a restauranteur doesn’t want a good tipper the fastest way they can lose our money is to not have a changing table in the men’s restroom (second fastest is for guests to make faces and waiter/waitresses making a big deal about me breastfeeding our year-old.)

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daysoffuturepasta:

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bobfoxsky:

“You fool. No man can kill me.”

How many times am I allowed to reblog this before it gets weird?

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Fun facts: Tolkien constructed this scene because he came out of Macbeth thinking that Shakespeare had missed a golden opportunity with the ”Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man, for none of woman born shall harm Macbeth” prophecy

Being letdown by Macbeth is apparently a significant factor in Tolkien’s writing because the Ent/Huorn attack on Isengard was the result of his disappointment that the whole “til Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane” thing was just some dudes holding sticks and not actual ambulatory trees.

so he basically took his favorite shakespeare headcanons and put them into his AU fic

This revelation just knocked me over.

He also took his favorite characters from Norse mythology and was like “eh no one ever talks about the First Dwarves. Ima talk about the Dwarves.” And he stuck them into his stories and that is where every single dwarf comes from, as well as Gandalf, who was also named for one of the First Dwarves of Norse lore. Many other Norse characters and places pop up throughout Tolkien’s works, like Mirkwood and the Misty Mountains, and Gimli, Narvi, and Bor, among others. Also he was rather fond of the Volsung Saga, penning “The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun” as his own English retelling of the famous stories of Sigurd the Volsung. He also took a liking to the story of Andvari’s Ring, which may sound familiar to you- it’s the story of a creepy creature who lives in a nasty pond and has a magic ring that curses all who own it ever afterwards, like Sigurd, the noble hero, who must fight an enormous dragon to claim it’s treasure…

Basically Tolkien is the greatest fan fiction writer ever to live.

*shrugs* You find epics in fanfic too.

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