justasmirk:

Had no idea that Steven Tyler shopped at Target.

Well, they have pretty much everything at Target, and I know he doesn’t like to miss a thing…..

justasmirk:

Had no idea that Steven Tyler shopped at Target.

Well, they have pretty much everything at Target, and I know he doesn’t like to miss a thing…..

In response to a question as to whether playing video games can be a spiritual experience, one commenter posted this story:

Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6.i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.but once i did, i noticed something.we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.and once i started meddling around… i found a GHOST.literaly.you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today.and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and…i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.Bliss.

Here’s the story, and the source of the picture.
It’s nice to think that, one day, my kids may find some of my scores, and times, and videos, and characters, scattered around the leader boards and worlds I’ve played in, and continue to play in.

In response to a question as to whether playing video games can be a spiritual experience, one commenter posted this story:

Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. we had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together - until he died, when i was just 6.

i couldnt touch that console for 10 years.

but once i did, i noticed something.

we used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

and once i started meddling around… i found a GHOST.

literaly.

you know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it - his ghost still rolls around the track today.

and so i played and played, and played, untill i was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, i surpassed it, and…

i stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.
Bliss.

Here’s the story, and the source of the picture.

It’s nice to think that, one day, my kids may find some of my scores, and times, and videos, and characters, scattered around the leader boards and worlds I’ve played in, and continue to play in.

I’m getting sick and tired

markv9:

Of every store I go into, I see Going Back To School sales.

Stop teasing me corporate America.

….which reminds me of one of my favorite Back to School commercials.

theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

Please spread this around

Passing this along.

theuppitynegras:

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

Please spread this around

Passing this along.

(via thegingeredmess)

winstonwolfe:

Outstanding.

winstonwolfe:

Outstanding.

saberomega:

helms-deep:

Blogging outfit.

Take the kids to school outfit

Tuesday night “horizontal refreshment" outfit.

saberomega:

helms-deep:

Blogging outfit.

Take the kids to school outfit

Tuesday night “horizontal refreshment" outfit.

fuckyeahsouthdakota:

kqedscience:

“There’s a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington’s remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor’s best friend.”
Read more from io9.

I am not surprised at all. From my own mentoring experiences and anecdotal data of others in the field, science projects that get huge press are generally products of other (actual scientists) people’s ideas and hard work, but the kids get the credit because it will look good for the lab, the kids’ resumes, etc. So much bullshit in science. SO MUCH BULLSHIT.

Interesting, and not at all surprising, read. Draw your own conclusions; I know I’ve reached mine.

fuckyeahsouthdakota:

kqedscience:

There’s a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington’s remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish. A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor’s best friend.”

Read more from io9.

I am not surprised at all. From my own mentoring experiences and anecdotal data of others in the field, science projects that get huge press are generally products of other (actual scientists) people’s ideas and hard work, but the kids get the credit because it will look good for the lab, the kids’ resumes, etc. So much bullshit in science. SO MUCH BULLSHIT.

Interesting, and not at all surprising, read. Draw your own conclusions; I know I’ve reached mine.

Summer heat is starting to take its toll.

Summer heat is starting to take its toll.

To this day, this is exactly how I hula hoop.

To this day, this is exactly how I hula hoop.