1. hotmessdesu:


    You’re lying if you tell me you’ve never smuggled food from your homeland to your host country. Borders don’t respect my love for suxhuk & djath kaçkavall? Fine, I won’t respect borders. 

    i just bought an expensive jar of peanut butter so i’m good y’all

    This is all true. 

  2. kammartinez:

    Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

    Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

    (via sabelmouse)

  3. shmurdapunk:


    A graduate student has created the first man-made biological leaf. It absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant. He did this by suspending chloroplasts in a mixture made out of silk protein. He believed it can be used for many things but the most striking one is the thought that it could be used for long distance space travel. Plants do not grow in space, but this synthetic material can be used to produce oxygen in a hostile environment. (Video)


    This is very cool.

    (via anthrocentric)

    Tagged #science #ftw

  4. The best and fairest analysis I’ve seen so far.


  5. I agree with the first of these four analyses.



  7. everydayanalysis:

    Last week, it was announced that Jean Paul Gaultier – the French designer and one-time l’enfant terrible famous for his corset bras – will stop producing ready-to-wear clothes for both men and women in order to focus on his haute couture collections and perfume. For the fashion world, shock was…

  8. rmangi:

    Signs from the Climate March

    (via climate-changing)

  9. Okay, so you knew I was never not going to have an opinion about this (& please excuse my quickie thumbnail sketch).

    Anyway, basically I loathe the idea of waving around a football jersey as a statement for who we are as a nation. On top of which, I did a review of different flag suggestions, some time ago, and what I noticed was that none of them had a narrative, all they were about was pulling various iconic images and flag motifs together, not about creating a new image to tell the story of our country. So this was my attempt.

    Thinking about what makes NZ Aotearoa different from everywhere else, I can’t help thinking of Anchor Me by Don McGlashen (sorry, I know he was pissed about TVNZ using it, but if he would write a song so obviously about here…), particularly: “in the middle of your deep blue sea” because that is us: an island nation, a long way from anywhere else, surrounded by ocean. Aotearoa, of course, is the Land of the Long White Cloud, the cloud on the horizon denoting distant land in the Pacific Ocean. That being so, would not a flag encompassing the idea of the cloud/land in the middle of the blue ocean be the most appropriate one this nation could have? Of course, my scribble is just one way that idea could be expressed. 

    Anyone else got ideas?