destroy snape. destroy dumbledore. praise minerva.
quick recommendation for people who like audiobooks:
It’s a free weekly podcast from Public Radio International, where they record actors reading short stories on stage. Each podcast is under a certain theme that the 2-4 stories of the week connect to.
They don’t do trigger-warnings, but the stories are not graphic and any more violent or sexual story is prefaced with a warning aimed at parents of younger children.
i still think online recipes (and other tutorials i guess) aren’t using the shiny new internet to it’s full potential.
Like, let’s say you want to make a layered cake for the first time.
You look up a recipe and at some point it says ‘now cut the cake through horizontally’. That sounds like something that you could mess up to the point of ruining the whole thing.
So a recipe could just hyperlink that step to a quick picture-by-picture tutorial on how to divide cake, if you don’t know how to do it you can click it, and if you do know you just ignore it.
Or link to pictures of just what ‘butter beaten until foamy’ is supposed to look like.
Okay, my wallet has been found again and i can pick it up later, in the spirit of that let me tell you an old joke
A man drives from west-germany into the DDR. He’s visiting family over the weekend, his papers are in order, and after having a quick look through his caravan, borderguards let him trough.
Two weeks later he is back, and that’s a short span between visits, so this time they hold him up a minute, call some offices to verify his papers, and very carefully examine everything in his caravan. But everything checks out so he gets in.
Two weeks later he is back again, and this time they bring in drug-dogs to search the caravan. Nothing.
This keeps going on for months, at some point they start dismantling the entire caravan to find something suspicious. But they never do, so they just put it back together and let the man go on his way.
Years later, after the wall has fallen, one of the borderguards meets the man by chance in a bar. They laugh a bit, share a drink and eventually the guard asks:” Alright, this was years ago and the DDR doesn’t exist anymore. Just for my peace of mind, what where you smuggling all these years?”
And the man takes a big gulp, then gives him a wide smile and answers: “Caravans!”
What society has come toUGH I HATE BEING ABLE TO FIND ANY INFORMATION I NEED ONLINE UGHHH TECHNOLOGY IS BAD BURN THE INTERNET LET US GO BACK TO A SIMPLER TIME BEFORE ELECTRICITY WHEN WE COULD ALL DIE EVERY TIME WE GOT A COLD
Idk it looks more like Albert’s just sick of explainin shit to people over and over again
Actually you’re probably right. Einstein was a huge critic of the act of committing things to memory that could easily just be looked up.
He thought it was a waste of time, effort, and mental resources that could be out to much better use.
Einstein would probably be the type to just ask you to Google something. Hell if for no other reason than if you asked him something he would say that he didn’t remember it himself.
what if when you killed someone you gained their best trait
#you think you’re killing someone for their brain and you get their nose instead #you think you’re killing someone for their strength and you get their baking skills instead #you think you’re killing someone for their cunning and you get their ability to parallel park
write a goddam book
So I went to see The Boxtrolls today having been very excited about all of the publicity, the general theme of the film, and all of the posters I saw of what appeared to be same gender families.
I left the cinema in tears because of it. It’s very transmisogynist. I do not advise anyone, especially trans women, to see this film. I’ll explain why below.
TW FOR THE CONTENT BELOW. It contains spoilers and descriptions of transmisogyny.