Sonia Saraiya
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Unlikely simultaneous historical events

quantumblog:

jkottke:

A poster on Reddit asks: What are two events that took place in the same time in history but don’t seem like they would have?

Spain was still a fascist dictatorship when Microsoft was founded.

There were no classes in calculus in Harvard’s curriculum for…

Posted at 6:59 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 with 25,351 notes
Posted at 6:56 pm on Friday, March 21, 2014 with 2,934 notes

SO LET’S TALK ABOUT 2048

jazzmoth:

this is what happens when you win! HOW COOL IS THIS

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OH MY GOD HOW COOL

OH WAIT YOU CAN KEEP PLAYING??? WHAT

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WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? OH MY GOD CAN YOU 

WIN TWICE

WHAT

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WHAHHHAAAAAHTTTT WHAT

WHAAAT

WHAT

THIS IS SO EXCITING OH MY GOD

Posted at 12:08 am on Friday, March 21, 2014 with 13 notes
Posted at 12:06 am on Friday, March 21, 2014 with 310 notes

sirdef:

sirdef:

sirdef:

i did that adult thing you can do where you buy an entire cake and just eat it

i am eating an entire cake

update: there is more cake than i imagined. 

i see now why my parents didn’t let me do this

Posted at 12:06 am on Friday, March 21, 2014 with 139,932 notes

callmeabsurd:

Mad Men Season 7: THE AIRPORT

That KILLER moment with Betty was totally ruined by cutting directly to a shot of Pete, the only non-glamorous character featured in this trailer. Speaking of glamour, where is Joanie? Does she not get an exciting airport moment? COME ON.

Posted at 5:47 pm on Thursday, March 20, 2014 with 13 notes
Posted at 7:10 pm on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 with 157 notes

chrisnolansscarf:

chrisnolansscarf:

I heard if you whisper “alright alright alright” 3 times in front of a mirror Matthew McCounaughey appears and gives your career a makeover while spouting metaphorical life philosophies. 

but if you say more than 3 times André 3000 appears asking that you be on your baddest behavior.

Posted at 1:55 am on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 with 31,756 notes

alunaes:

diasound:

NYC. Staten Island. Method Man with his girlfriend and muse Shortie, at home. 1995.

:)

Posted at 12:48 am on Thursday, March 13, 2014 with 11,742 notes

What advice would you give your character? [x]

Posted at 3:32 pm on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with 5,095 notes

nevver:

Mulder? (larger)

Posted at 1:21 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 with 2,488 notes

halinacrown:

Hannibal things - Will Graham’s mind palace

There was such specificity to Hannibal’s mind palace that I thought, okay, let’s keep that vibration of a mind palace idea and its rich, textured, detailed recording of Hannibal’s life and save that for Hannibal, and keep something that is much more soulful and serene and peaceful for Will Graham. It felt like Will Graham’s mind palace would be very different from Hannibal’s, so that wasn’t something that we wanted to literally translate a Hannibal point to Will. (x)
Posted at 1:12 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 with 2,447 notes

Degas can suck it

Posted at 1:05 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 with 722 notes

alonesomes:

my sexuality is Mr. Darcy helping Elizabeth into the carriage and then flexing his fingers as he walks away like he can feel her seeping into his skin

Ah, to be young and full of shipper feels

Posted at 1:02 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 with 21,842 notes
Posted at 1:01 am on Monday, March 10, 2014 with 1,323 notes