In Roman community baths, it was customary for men to stand and applaud when a well-endowed peer entered the water.
Would the exemption…extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations (Christian Scientists, among others)? The Court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.
My youngest flaunts her mind, and frightens away the suitors.
- Louis Nicolas le Tonnerlier de Breteuil, on his daughter, the raddest person in history, Émilie du Châtelet. Emilie was a scientist in the 18th century who proved Newton’s ideas on velocity wrong. She also played a role in helping Einstein figure out E = mc2 with E=mv2 (via intuitiveunderstanding)
Also, “frightens away the suitors” = BS. Emilie du Chatelet was a hustler. Fucking Voltaire was her personal man-candy. Her husband was apparently totally cool with it. The historical record did not preserve evidence for or against a threesome.
#girls don’t you go feeling like you don’t got any role models ‘cause you got role models like damn #it just takes a little more work to find out about them is all
“When she was a 27-year-old mother of three, du Châtelet began perhaps the most passionate affair of her life—a true partnership of heart and mind. Her lover, the writer Voltaire, recounted later, “In the year 1733 I met a young lady who happened to think nearly as I did.” She and Voltaire shared deep interests: in political reform, in the fun of fast conversations, and, above all, in advancing science as much as they could.” —pbs.org
So my family stayed at my aunt’s beach house last weekend and
a Harry Potter-themed
in the cupboard under the stairs
I get confused when people ask me where I am on the spectrum. How do I even answer that question?
"Blue. …Oh, you didn’t mean the color spectrum? My bad.”
"Um, right about….here." (points to self or gestures vaguely at invisible, arbitrarily sized chart)
Do you think that when Steve Rogers sneezes, one of the Avengers goes up to him and whispers, “God Bless America”
Then Steve fucking looks at them like this
One of my clients (and family friends) had to put down their dog today. She was a rescue, who I’ve been staying with during their vacations for almost as long as they’ve had her.
Charlie loved playing fetch with her tennis balls, long walks around the neighborhood, and trying to sneak up on the couch with anyone not paying enough attention to enforce the rules.
Charlie-girl, you really were just the best of dogs, and I will miss you. <3
“Did you know there’s porn of me online?”
Phil’s pen scraped across the page. “No,” he said at last, and it took him far too long to dredge up that single word. Some discussions with Clint were like getting a concussion while drunk; he could almost feel the brain damage setting in but couldn’t work up any concern about it. He set his pen aside. “Is this something you knew about and participated in, or something that was done without your knowledge or consent?” he asked, because that was really the first priority.
He did not allow himself to think about what the next priorities were. Probably murder if this question wasn’t answered properly, but he doubted that was going to be necessary. Clint didn’t seem upset or angry. Just amused.
Clint threw himself onto Phil’s couch. “Aw, are you going to defend my honor?” he asked, grinning as he folded his hands over his flat stomach. “That’s a losing fight there, Phil.”
Phil arched an eyebrow in his direction. “I’m good at those.” He leaned back in his chair, studying Clint. “They’re kind of a specialty.”
“They are, aren’t there?” Clint grinned. “St. Phil, Patron Saint of Lost Causes.”
My local humane society posts pictures of new adoptions. This one makes me so happy.
i love this photo so much
I’m sorry but no. Fuck all of you who like this. This man is going to die before the cat does and when that happens, the cat will more than likely go back to a shelter. This guy is a shitty person for adopting an animal that he know will outlive him. I know y’all wanna think it’s cute that this old guy has a kitten but no. It’s not cute. It’s reckless and irresponsible.
* assumes he’s old enough to have death that close
* assuming he doesn’t have a spouse that would outlive him.
* assumes he won’t care enough to make sure family or friends will look after the cat if he dies.
* assumes the cat would be adopted by someone else ‘more deserving’ and not left in a shelter or euthanized.
Anyone adopting an animal could get hit by a city bus tomorrow and die. You’re the asshole for saying he doesn’t deserve a pet (which could greatly improve the quality of his life potentially) because you think he won’t be considerate enough to make plans for it if he were to die.
I’m so angry about the cruel, ageist, vicious and presumptuous comment here. How dare anyone accuse an elderly person of being “shitty” for adopting a pet. You speak about the elderly as if they aren’t even people.
I sincerely wish all the best for this sweet man and his new kitty.
I HOPE THIS MAN AND HIS KITTEN FUCKING OUTLIVE THAT SHIT TALKING TIT
* assumes also that the kitty has no health issues that could lead to it dying before its new person
I made printedsoot Calvin and Hobbes style Leverage OT3 fanart for Christmas. Tiny, grumpy, upside-down Eliot Spencer might be one of my favorite things I’ve drawn all year.
okay so imagine an au where the potters live. harry dates oliver wood briefly. james hears of this and pulls harry aside. stares him in the eye with a deadly serious face
“he’s a Keeper”
You made an entire AU that would alter almost every facet of that series
For a pun
You’re a beautiful person.
I think the best bit is that they could just as easily have the weasley twins make the pun, but they completely restructured the plot anyways