Earlier I loaned Amy my headphones for Taylor Swift/Cascada-listening purposes in the library (I’m not here to judge). I looked up, and where was the cord to my headphones? That’s right— In Amy’s mouth. Ew.
This is a somewhat common occurrence— most of my highlighters and pens have small, Amy tooth-shaped marks all over them. Maybe I should invest in a spray bottle and work on aversion therapy?
science:Just a reminder of what a real flu pandemic looks like. The estimated death toll of the Spanish Flu is something like 50 million. The world population at the time was around 1.8 billion. That’s 2.8% of the world population. 2.8 percent of today’s world population is 187 million people.
“Is this Twilight trash really appropriate for young girls? Do teens want to identify with the weak, needy, desperate, nagging, and completely delusional female lead who will do anything just to get the boy to like her?”—
“I just have to come face to face with the fact that I am not gifted. I can appreciate art and I love music but it’s sad really because I feel like I have a lot to express and I am not gifted.”—Cristina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) (via eft) (via zombienovela)
Nearly half the denizens of Canada’s most populous metropolis were born outside the nation’s borders—47 percent according to the 2006 census, and the number is rising. This makes Toronto, the fifth biggest city in North America, also the most diverse city in North America. Neither Miami, nor Los Angeles, nor New York City can compete with Toronto’s cosmopolitan credentials.
Here is what Toronto is: the fifth most livable city in the world. So said the Economist Intelligence Unit in a report last year drawing on indicators of stability, health care, culture, environment, education, and infrastructure. (The Economist’s world champion of livability, Vancouver, harbors a treacherous 40 percent foreign-born population.) Toronto is wealthy, healthy, well-educated, and much safer than any sizable American city. In 2006, its murder rate was 2.6 per 100,000 residents, which makes it less than half as deadly as Des Moines. The most culturally mixed city on the continent truly is one of Earth’s closest approximations of urban paradise.
We will continue to defend the citizen’s right to privacy in our increasingly interdependent society. We oppose computerized national data banks and all other “Big Brother” schemes which endanger individual rights.
We reaffirm our view that voluntary prayer should be freely permitted in public places—particularly, by school children while attending public schools—providing that such prayers are not prepared or prescribed by the state or any of its political subdivisions and that no person’s participation is coerced, thus preserving the traditional separation of church and state.
We remain committed to a comprehensive program of human rights, social betterment and political participation for the people of the District of Columbia.
It has long been a fundamental conviction of the Republican Party that government should foster in our society a climate of maximum individual liberty and freedom of choice. Properly informed, our people as individuals or acting through instruments of popular consultation can make the right decisions affecting personal or general welfare, free of pervasive and heavy-handed intrusion by the central government into the decisionmaking process. This tenet is the genius of representative democracy.
Republicans also treasure the ethnic, cultural, and regional diversity of our people. This diversity fosters a dynamism in American society that is the envy of the world.
rocketboom:A list of crimes committed by Ferris Bueller along with each crime’s corresponding entry in the Illinois State, County or Municipal penal code. (via mikeharkness)
720 ILCS 5/32-5.1: False Personation of a Peace Officer. A person who knowingly and falsely represents himself or herself to be a peace officer commits a Class 4 felony. (“This is Sargeant Patterson, Chicago Police…” (on phone at restaurant))
Today my father made wings out of feathers and wax so that we could escape the king’s castle. But I flew too close to the sun and the wings melted. I then fell into the ocean below. I can’t swim. FML
Today I came up with a plan that helped my country win a 10-year war. But, because I forgot to pray to Poseidon, I won’t get to go home for another 10 years. FML
Today, I’ve been really busy. I solved the riddle of the Sphinx, gained entrance to the city of Thebes, killed the king and took his place, and then married his wife and had several kids. As it turns out, the guy that I killed to become king was my dad. And the chick that I married and had kids with was my mother. FML