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raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

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laryna6:

Just realized that the anti-abortion argument has a lot in common with anti-vaccers.

They’re both the products of ignorance, of a wealthy society that modern medicine has insulated from nature, from reality. 

One that doesn’t realize anymore that pregnancy kills. Not just childbirth: that pregnancy itself damages your body. That developing fetuses will strip-mine your organs, including your brain. That pregnancy and childbirth with those large brains and skulls is so taxing that female evolution for endurance has been the rate-limiting step on human evolution for intelligence, and we still had a spectacular rate of death in childbirth and death during pregnancy because that level of exertion

was still deadly for a species

that will run hundreds of miles for fun.

The female body exhibits humanity’s physical adaptations more strongly than the male body, our pelvises are different so bone spars don’t go anywhere that’ll make us bleed to death in seconds, our muscle tissue is built from the ground up to be able to power itself for hours, because it needed to be.

Deadly diseases are less common now, so people don’t see that pregnant women, already fighting to survive, have less to fight disease with. They don’t realize that reproduction has always been at the expense of the mother’s body. That it may be a price the mother considers worth paying, but it is one HELL of a price. It is not a free lunch.

And coming up short, not having the strength, means death. 

M-preg is impossible because male bodies are not built to survive that shit. Running hundreds of miles sure. Pregnancy? Childbirth? Out of their league. Those adaptations are expensive: men don’t have to be built that strong, so they aren’t.

The Puritans, the Puritans, who thought that sperm had souls, would allow anyone who wanted one to get an abortion, because well duh. Masturbation was evil, abortions weren’t, because masturbation was letting souls never be born for pleasure, while abortion saved lives. None of this ‘oh, damage to every organ in your body isn’t enough medical reason’ - pregnancy was an incredible strain on the body, heavy labor was also an incredible strain on the body, and deadly diseases happened. They believed that it was a woman’s duty to be fruitful and multiply, sure, but that meant picking when it was safest to do deadly shit, otherwise you’d be too dead to reproduce.

And of course modern society ignores that once upon a time, morality meant controlling penises, not just vaginas. 

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teaseon:

ultrafacts:

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random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
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translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
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similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
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privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
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urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
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hipsterquetzal:

spaceandstuffidk:

fucknodumblr:

conkersradfurday:

turianloaf:

zorada:

I seriously laughed so hard. If you’re an astronaut like me, you’ll get it.

I’M PRETTY SURE I’M NOT AN ASTRONAUT AND I GOT THIS JOKE THEY TEACH ABOUT JUPITER’S FUCKING GIANT NEVER ENDING STORM IN LIKE 3RD GRADE

I think you might have astronaut blood in you if you get this. My great grandad is an astronaut and I had quite the laugh. Hah!

If you laughed at this and aren’t an astronaut you’re appropriating space-race culture

I’m 1/57th astronaut how dare you

I’m Commander Shepard, and even this is on too small a scale for the galactic Shitstorm I had to deal with.

hipsterquetzal:

spaceandstuffidk:

fucknodumblr:

conkersradfurday:

turianloaf:

zorada:

I seriously laughed so hard. If you’re an astronaut like me, you’ll get it.

I’M PRETTY SURE I’M NOT AN ASTRONAUT AND I GOT THIS JOKE THEY TEACH ABOUT JUPITER’S FUCKING GIANT NEVER ENDING STORM IN LIKE 3RD GRADE

I think you might have astronaut blood in you if you get this. My great grandad is an astronaut and I had quite the laugh. Hah!

If you laughed at this and aren’t an astronaut you’re appropriating space-race culture

I’m 1/57th astronaut how dare you

I’m Commander Shepard, and even this is on too small a scale for the galactic Shitstorm I had to deal with.

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odditycollector:

roachpatrol:

This is fucking brilliant, and totally explains why the cherubs got the ultimate gendered master classes, too. There wasn’t any other option but the most basic and fundamental classes and aspects. 
It also explains what’s up with the Beforans— they’re literally a bunch of fucking noobs.

Maybe the Squiddles have the dreambubble expansion pack.

odditycollector:

roachpatrol:

This is fucking brilliant, and totally explains why the cherubs got the ultimate gendered master classes, too. There wasn’t any other option but the most basic and fundamental classes and aspects. 

It also explains what’s up with the Beforans— they’re literally a bunch of fucking noobs.

Maybe the Squiddles have the dreambubble expansion pack.

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