Last question I wrote for an exam, as a way for students to relax a bit and get an easy extra point: “6) What did the cannibal get when he was late for dinner?”
What I expected: puns.
What I got: several paragraphs on the subjects of death and decay, a quote from Montaigne, three recipes, and a five pages long essay on the song Mein Teil by Rammstein.
E.T., what about E.T.?
That moment when Jeremy realises he’s in his 40’s.
isn’t it weird to think that most people you know had sex? that cute old lady sitting next to you on the bus? prob choked on a dick at one point in her life
Every time I read this it gets funnier
Today is Copernicus’s 541th birthday. You may remember Copernicus as the man who said “Hey, what if the Earth went around the sun?” To which the Catholic Church replied “Hey, what if we set you on fire?”
WHY DO PEOPLE CALL IT FUCK, MARRY, KILL WHEN THEY COULD CALL IT BED, WED, BEHEAD
Rosencrantz: Do you think Death could possibly be a boat?
Guildenstern: No, no, no… Death is “not.” Death isn’t. Take my meaning? Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can’t not be on a boat.
Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats.
Guildenstern: No, no… What you’ve been is not on boats.
|—||Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead|
Was listening to ep 25 again. Carlos please climb up out of the pin retrieval area
Benedict Cumberbatch and his profound knowledge of the Ikea catalogue
I love that he’s getting this right not because he’s a Star Trek geek but because he loves Ikea.
alright, muffins, i’m gonna share with you one of my favourite things i learned at shakespeare bootcamp, and that is the explanation to why shakespeare wrote what is possibly the most famous stage direction of all time.
it’s also why there was a revival of the unattributed and at the time probably rather out of fashion mucedorus at the globe in 1610 (the same year as the winter’s tale), and why ben jonson wrote a chariot pulled by bears into his court masque oberon, performed on new year’s day of 1611.
the answer, my dears, is polar bears.
no, seriously. in 1609 the explorer jonas poole captured two polar bear cubs in greenland and brought them home to england, where they were purchased by the beargarden, the go-to place in elizabethan london for bear-baiting and other ‘animal sports.’ it was at the time run by edward alleyn (yes, the actor) and his father-in-law philip henslowe (him of the admiral’s men and that diary we are all so very grateful for), and would have been very close, if not next to, the globe theatre.
of course, polar bear cubs are too little and adorable for baiting, even to the bloodthirsty tudor audience, aren’t they? so, what to do with the little bundles of fur until they’re too big to be harmless? well, if there’s anything we know about the playwrights and theatre professionals of the time, it’s that they knew how to make money and draw in audiences. and the spectacle of a too-small-to-be-dangerous-yet-but-still-real-live-and-totally-WHITE-bear? what good entertainment businessman is going to turn down that opportunity?
and, voila, we have a death-by-bear for the unfortunate antigonus, thereby freeing up paulina to be coupled off with camillo in the final scene, just as the comedic conventions of the time would expect.
I’M IMAGINING ELIZABETHAN ACTORS GETTING HEADBUTTED BY TINY POLAR BEAR CUBS AND FREAKING OUT OVERDRAMATICALLY AND RUNNING OFFSTAGE AND IT’S HILARIOUS
one of my favorite things about fandom is that the exchange of intellectual and creative property is a legitimate form of gift giving. like ‘i’m so enchanted by you, i love you, let me tell you a story’
#yeah ok #you ”like the pizza” #right right #death lbr you just have a huge dumb soft spot for dean winchester like 85 miles wide #and wanna spoil him rotten #oh you want your brother’s soul back? #welllll i don’t usually do things like this but omg pls i’ll make an exception for you dean #dean i don’t like it when people try to bind me and make me kill rampaging angels #but i’ll let you off the hook this time because i like you so much #hm okay chicago can stay since you ask #because i ~like the pizza #DEATH PLS YOU JUST LIKE DEAN (via chainedtocastiel)
DEATH TRIES TO STEP UP AND BE HIS FATHER FIGURE
Death X Dean is my BroTP
OMG, how sad is that? The fandom’s gone and made Death a father figure to Dean. Freaking DEATH people. I just can’t anymore.
I don’t even have to mention the fact that
1) He gave Dean an opportunity by assigning Dean a duty
2) So that Dean could learn
3) When Dean failed, he didn’t punish or called the agreement off
4) He just taught Dean more and finally retrieved Sam’s soul for Dean
So, yeah. Death has a soft spot for Dean. After God has been missing for years, who else has the nerve to step up to him?
Maybe it was all those times he randomly died on that Tuesday.
“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org
And then people urge me everything is fine, of course it is, when you’re ignoring statistics that is.
Fun fact: SAT tests predict college performance pretty well for men, but they strongly underpredict college performance for women. http://spp.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/12/20/1948550612469038.abstract
I think I’ve reblogged this before, but that study needs to be shared.