Juni302014

commonplacecaz:

OH MY GOD 2-1

Yes, Robben’s a diver. Yes, he’s a diva. But I think according to the rulebook that was pretty clear-cut, wasn’t it? Had control, got blocked/taken out. (Can you tell I feel bad for Ochoa?)

Hahaha yes he’s quite famous for diving but that was a good call from the ref, definitely clear-cut. I only feel bad for Ochoa after the penalty because maaan, he was really THAT good, I couldn’t even believe my eyes when Sneijder scored against him.

1AM

tellmywifehello:

equality-not-revenge:

shadicasper:

#BreakingStereotypes

I love this.

You people are awesome.

Number 7

Fuck you

(via itsnoonkeithmoon)

Juni272014
pyrrhiccomedy:

Looks kind of strange, doesn’t it? The way the ground ripples like that?
This is Verdun today. During World War I, seven hundred thousand people died in battle here, with another three hundred thousand dead from injuries, over the course of a ten month siege by Germany upon the French. Forty million artillery shells pounded the countryside, sculpting it into these shapes. The Battle of Verdun is widely known as France’s Stalingrad. Your mental image of WWI, with the trenches, and the smoke, and the screaming, and the artillery fire, and the hellish meatgrinder of a battle that never ended or relented, comes, in large part, from Verdun.
The French held the line. The Germans were forced to withdraw, leaving nearly half a million of their own dead behind.

pyrrhiccomedy:

Looks kind of strange, doesn’t it? The way the ground ripples like that?

This is Verdun today. During World War I, seven hundred thousand people died in battle here, with another three hundred thousand dead from injuries, over the course of a ten month siege by Germany upon the French. Forty million artillery shells pounded the countryside, sculpting it into these shapes. The Battle of Verdun is widely known as France’s Stalingrad. Your mental image of WWI, with the trenches, and the smoke, and the screaming, and the artillery fire, and the hellish meatgrinder of a battle that never ended or relented, comes, in large part, from Verdun.

The French held the line. The Germans were forced to withdraw, leaving nearly half a million of their own dead behind.

(via logicaltriumvirate)

Juni252014

(Quelle: keptyn, via majwixon)

Juni172014

twopercentsuccess sagte: I just finished your book and it was so perfect and I'm recommending it to all of my friends/people I know because I don't really have friends. I really want to tell stories, but I can never bring myself to write more than a few pages because I get really critical and lose hope. Do you have any advice for overcoming this? Cause I'd kinda like to make a career out of writing things and this feels very counterproductive.

thisdanobrien:

I hate giving and reading writing advice because I never want to discourage anyone or post any “rules,” because rules are dumb and what works for me might not work for you, and that doesn’t make either one of us a stronger writer than the other. So as always, take what I say with a grain of bullshit.

In my worthless opinion, it looks like your writing goal right now is to write something great. You lose confidence because your ambition is to write something that kicks ass, and three pages in you stop because the ass your kicking isn’t as large and as firm as you’d initially intended. So you quit, having crumbled in the shadow of your massive goal.

So I’d say change your goal. Right now, your goal is to make something great; have you considered shifting your goal to “make something PERIOD?” Don’t try to write Gatsby, just focus on finishing something (knowing you can come back later to bring it a few more inches closer to perfect). If I had focused on making any one chapter of my book perfect in the first draft, the book never would have gotten written. The thought process was “Just get through this fucking chapter and then future Daniel will fix it later.”

If you want to get into running, you shouldn’t start out saying “I’m going to run a marathon and break world records TOMORROW.” That’s how you get hurt, burn yourself out and quit, because you’ve given yourself a goal you can’t achieve.

First drafts are never great, but they are complete, and that’s all you can ask of a first draft.

2AM

Anonym sagte: How do you overcome your shyness in order to do awesome things? I'm a tiny, quiet, white girl but I can rap the entirety of The Pharcyde's song "Oh Shit". In fact, most of the music I know by heart is early 90's hip hop and I dream of performing it in public some day but I'm scared I'll get laughed off the stage. Any advice?

thisdanobrien:

At 67 years old, Thomas Edison was building a giant laboratory/research center. It was his life’s work and all of the money he had was invested in the building and the things contained therein. One night, a friend ran to his house to say (paraphrasing) “Edison, come quick, your fucking lab is on fucking fire!” Edison and his son ran out immediately, as the lab-in-progress was nearby.

Because of the various chemicals and other science bullshit kept in the lab, the fire was insane; blue, red, and green flames overtook everything and lit up the sky. This was Edison’s future, exploding in front of him in some weird multi-colored nightmare. He turned to his son.

"Get your mother. Get the neighbors. They’ll never see another fire like this in their lives."

I think about that all the time. “Your life’s work is on fire!” “Shut up, that fire is BEAUTIFUL, have you ever seen anything like that?” That’s a level of peace and acceptance to which anyone should aspire.

The epilogue to that story of course is that Edison later took a one million dollar loan from Henry Ford and ended up making more in the next year than he would have made had his lab NOT exploded, but obviously Edison didn’t know that at the time. He didn’t know that the literal fire would light a figurative fire to inspire him to build and create more, at the time. Because at the time he was facing financial and professional ruin. He didn’t know how to proceed with his career or even if he COULD, at his age and at this loss. He wasn’t even thinking about it. He just knew that this fire was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and why not share that with people? What else are you going to do? Complain at the fire? Curse at it? Mope around the house about how mean that fire was? That’s boring, and there’s a sick-ass fire going on.

My advice is that you have no control over whether or not people laugh when you’re on stage. And you have no control over whether or not the boy you like at the coffee shop will reject your advances. And you have no control over whether or not you’ll get a raise or get fired or have your office burned to the ground. But you can control how you react to all of those things.

The most freeing thing in the world is acknowledging the things over which you have no control. Acknowledging that you have no agency over whether or not people will decide to laugh at you. They’re the ones who have decided that they’re the kind of people who laugh at the fly white girl who memorized the entirety of A Tribe Called Quest’s discography, and they’ve already MADE that decision a long time ago. It’s out of your hands. All YOU can control is how hot the fire you spit is and how you handle whatever comes after. Isn’t that cool?

[Edison story source.]

Juni152014

thestraggletag:

thestraggletag:

submariet:

VAN EYCK

I lost it at the end.

Okay, I had to check out the Van Eyck thing. I was a bit in denial because, come on, every single person can’t look like President Putin!

There are no words to describe how wrong I was.

(Quelle: cheekygeekymonkey, via blanksandbobbypins)

10PM

every fucking piece of these econometrics, regression, and stata shit makes me want to fucking stab my fucking eyeball and vomit numbers what the fucking fuck are those things and why the fuck am i so fucking stupid someone just please blow my fucking head off and bring the sweet release of death fucking please

Juni112014

atticmi said: …will begin my master’s program this fall…in accounting. 🙈🙈🙈

WHY?!?

Haha kidding. It’s good if you actually like it but I was just making a fool out of myself in that. I was never good at anything that requires calculation. Sadly.

Juni102014

Note to future self:

Find a job that requires no math while still being able to feed yourself.

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