mattmacabre:

I’ll be honest… my Christmas spirit goes about as far as the bottle of Honey Jack i intend on buying myself tomorrow… otherwise… much like previous years… MEH

a guide to uk cities for foreign people

  • manchester:

    gays. you will probably get mugged.

  • liverpool:

    like manchester, but less gay. you will definitely get mugged.

  • newcastle:

    probably quite good for canadians as exists in permafrost and has never left the 90s.

  • leeds:

    it's a lot cheaper than london

  • bradford:

    leeds but awful

  • nottingham:

    gun death capital of the uk!

  • derby:

    intense rivalry with nottingham, literally no one else in the country or world gives any fucks about this.

  • hull:

    violently resist anyone who attempts to take you here

  • leicester:

    i'm not sure this is a real place

  • york:

    this is an illustration from the top of a christmas biscuit assortment

  • birmingham:

    NO.

  • brighton & hove:

    more gays. is only a pretend city. mild to moderate chance of mugging. contains some deeply annoying hippies. basically if san francisco was british.

  • portsmouth:

    there is literally nothing here.

  • southampton:

    exactly the same as portsmouth but smells of off milk

  • bristol:

    you have a 1 in 10 chance of ending up in a bbc recording. everyone sounds like a farmer or bob marley.

  • cardiff:

    you have a 1 in 5 chance of ending up in a bbc recording, and a 1 in 3 chance of being glassed.

  • plymouth:

    post apocalyptic wind tunnel full of drunk sailors pissing on depressed hookers. do not enter.

  • penzance:

    everyone here is from london now.

  • london:

    no one from london is actually from london and even breathing is expensive.

  • cambridge:

    windy and full of equal amounts of homeless drug addicts and public schoolboys. the junkies are nicer.

  • oxford:

    same number of cunts as cambridge but easier to escape from due to all-night bus to london

  • edinburgh:

    a goth turned into a city. basically london but slightly more scottish.

  • glasgow:

    it is impossible to tell whether people are angry or happy.

  • aberdeen:

    las vegas at the point when vegas starts crying uncontrollably

  • belfast:

    do not order "an irish car bomb" OR "a black and tan" here.

  • wolverhampton:

    really, really don't.

  • norwich:

    count people's fingers. mutations walk here.

  • coventry:

    like plymouth, bombed flat in ww2. like plymouth, failed to take the hint. like plymouth: do not alight here.

  • peterborough:

    you probably got off the train to Edinburgh a couple of hours too early.

Eddie Izzard on the differences between British and American English

(Source: astrogasmic)


andrewfishman:

Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like.  Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour.  This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.  
This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.  Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank.  A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank.  This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.  

andrewfishman:

Blake Fall-Conroy, “Minimum Wage Machine,” 2008-2010

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like.  Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour.  This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.  

This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary.  Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank.  A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank.  This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.  

cheerydee:

codebit:

Diskette to table, amazing

(9gag)

I want I want!!

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

weirdoqueen:

pas-magnifique:

toomuchpizza:

propagandery:

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.

#first we may have found prothean ruins #now we’re building a mass relay

uh when did we start living in the future

FUCK

wtf science you’re moving too fast for this relationship

wait what am i saying BRING IT ON

Can has turians?