The Image of Athens

The Image of Athens

Athens will always be a psychic shock for the traveller. The only place more defined by history is a museum, and to millions of minds Athens will always be an open-air academy of toga-wearers surrounded by marble columns. You know that information is just a little out of date, but the image won’t leav you. Unless you go there.

On first approach it’s the most organic city you’ve ever seen. Much…

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A UK supermarket chain is pushing an alcoholic fruit cup called Jeeves front-and-center at the checkout with a half-price sale. I love the implication of someone, somewhere saying “That bastard Pimm’s has had it too easy for too long. We’re crashing this fruity summer drink party.” 

Fractional Life-Crises

  • Mid-life crisis: the fear that you haven’t done all the things you wanted to in life.
  • Quarter-life crisis: the fear that you have no idea what you want to do in life.
  • Three-quarters life crisis: the certainty that you haven’t done all the things you wanted to in life, which can take the form of wisdom or bitterness.
  • Three-eighths crisis: the urgent inability of the first two above to meet and…

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A guy wheedling his way into a woman’s confidence without ever admitting his feelings, then proposing love? He might as well have surprised her with a bouquet of penises. Because that’s exactly what he’s done. He’s gained entry to the nonsexual part of her life under false pretenses, pulled out a big ballbag bouquet, and expected her to be happy about the smell.”

All this and more in the Friendzone!

  • Me: >Drinking beer on a Santorini beach<
  • My Phone: You have received a message from "Spank Wanky", would you like to read it?
  • Me: >sips beer, gazes out over endless blue< No. No, I don't think I'll be doing that.
  • The Best Bit: This happened.

How Social Justice Warriors Will Ruin Gaming

How Social Justice Warriors Will Ruin Gaming

A “hardo” is a self-described “hardcore gamer”, someone who thinks you can play video games better than someone else in any way other than directly beating them at a game you both play. They think shooting people in Call of Duty makes them superior to someone  playing the Sims or Candy Crush. We need a new term for them because they’re trying to call themselves “gamers”. But everyone who plays…

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cracked
cracked:

In Soviet Russia, Spacemachine actually a marvel of engineering and not a joking matter at all!
4 Machines MacGyvered to Do Math Without Microchips

#4. A Globe and Some Gears Calculate Orbital Locations
The Globus mechanically computed the position of the Vostok and Voskhod space capsules, all the way from Yuri Gagarin up to 2002. This cosmonaut clock kicked the hell out of any cuckoo. The rotating globe wasn’t just a display, it was an analog Earth used to calculate as well as indicate the craft’s position. We had a spaceship rotating around the Earth, and inside it had another Earth rotating to show where it was. This was a mathematical Matryoshka doll showing off everything amazing about our species at once.

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The Globus is one of the most magnificent things you will ever behold.

cracked:

In Soviet Russia, Spacemachine actually a marvel of engineering and not a joking matter at all!

4 Machines MacGyvered to Do Math Without Microchips

#4. A Globe and Some Gears Calculate Orbital Locations

The Globus mechanically computed the position of the Vostok and Voskhod space capsules, all the way from Yuri Gagarin up to 2002. This cosmonaut clock kicked the hell out of any cuckoo. The rotating globe wasn’t just a display, it was an analog Earth used to calculate as well as indicate the craft’s position. We had a spaceship rotating around the Earth, and inside it had another Earth rotating to show where it was. This was a mathematical Matryoshka doll showing off everything amazing about our species at once.

Read More

The Globus is one of the most magnificent things you will ever behold.

oldpunkguy

militiamedic:

If they can tell you there’s certain things you’re not allowed to say, you don’t have free speech.

If they can tell you there’s only certain places you can protest, only at certain times, and only by special license, you don’t have the freedom to assemble.

If they can tell a…

I see the constitution used to excuse a lot of bullshit by people who haven’t really been paying attention to it.

mancavedaily
mancavedaily:

gailsimone:

apanhadonarede:

(Secret Six, 11, “Depths”, part 2, “Amazons Unleashed”, 2009, Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Doug Hazelwood, Marc McKenna) 

That was the weird thing about Secret Six, we got to talk about the shitty things cultures allow to happen, like torture and prison brutality, in a way that you couldn’t do in the normal comics featuring the ‘moral’ heroes.

Punisher MAX did something similar, and those are two of our favorite series of all time. 
Bring on the anti-heroes! Bring on the villains!

Anybody who hasn&#8217;t read Secret Six can still fix that immediately with the magic of comixology. Or other purchase mechanism of their choice.

mancavedaily:

gailsimone:

apanhadonarede:

(Secret Six, 11, “Depths”, part 2, “Amazons Unleashed”, 2009, Gail Simone, Nicola Scott, Doug Hazelwood, Marc McKenna) 

That was the weird thing about Secret Six, we got to talk about the shitty things cultures allow to happen, like torture and prison brutality, in a way that you couldn’t do in the normal comics featuring the ‘moral’ heroes.

Punisher MAX did something similar, and those are two of our favorite series of all time. 

Bring on the anti-heroes! Bring on the villains!

Anybody who hasn’t read Secret Six can still fix that immediately with the magic of comixology. Or other purchase mechanism of their choice.