I changed my mind, there’s not much good in this book, it’s mostly terrible.
I’m reading this academic text on good parenting, because I’m a nerd and I buy books about things I’m not even doing if they’re interesting and recommended by someone whose tastes I trust and like
there’s so much good stuff here, there really is but like,
the author clearly took no pains at all to try to represent the argument of the “other side” with intellectual honesty
and maybe if she did she’d still have good arguments against it
but it’s like really distracting to read something that just says “And they do this to lower wages and build up capitalist industry” and it just moves on and I’m like wait, no, I don’t think that’s why day cares are started and could you back that up please holy shit that was kind of big deal to just throw out there also since when are you an economist as well as a psychologist holy shit
And the book is really interesting and has some good points but it’s just like
You know how when people say your argument can only be as strong as the argument you are up against so like if someone says “All cats are blue” that’s a pretty weak argument so even if I say, “Nuh uh, this cat” and I’m right but that doesn’t say much for me because that first argument was pretty dumb. And so if you’re arguing against an opponent, especially one with a lot of clout, the best thing to do is to represent your opponent in their best strongest form so that when you argue against them your argument is that much stronger?
The author of this book has clearly never been told that.
And it’s the kind of thing where I’m inclined to do a full review at the end of all my feelings but 1. I don’t feel qualified because I do not have a doctorate in psychology like the author and 2. it would be silly because this isn’t some viral text that everyone is reading, it’s semi-obscure so like I’d just be talking to myself
But like this is when I miss school, because I want to be sitting with a professor right now, or the author herself, and just be like BUT WHAT ABOUT-
And not because I think I’d necessarily be right or wrong, but because I genuinely want to know her answer. And the answer of the opposition. And stuff.
Art direction by Hans Bacher.
The master of animation cinematography.
Apparently my impressions were all wrong and this guy is one year older than I am. He’s playing Matilda’s dad on Broadway and just won a Tony and he is one year older than I am.
I was grousing about this to my friend last night, and he said:
“But Sarah, you have a Masters degree in Nutrition and are going to med school in the fall. What does Gabriel Ebert know about biotin?”
My strangled reply: “ARE YOU KIDDING ME. EVEN I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT BIOTIN.”
You know more about biotin than I do! Given that I do not even know what that is.
Also, OMG, he’s our age? BRB buying tickets to NY and bringing wooing plans.
A League of One: Wonder Woman Takes Down the Justice League
Part III: Wonder Woman vs. Superman
Writer/Artist: Christopher Moeller
A recap: Wonder Woman is taking down the members of the Justice League so that she can fight a dragon alone, because a prophecy foretold that whoever fought the dragon would beat her - but also die. So being selfless, Diana gets her team members out of the way so that she will be the only one to die. It pains her to put them in danger and betray their trust, but she strongly believes that the world is better off without her, rather than without the rest of the League. She loves her team - her family - that much. Enough that she sucker-punched Superman.
Also, I believe Diana and Superman are equal in combat ability when their powers are included. Although the scans above say that Diana doesn’t think she can beat Superman in combat, I think it’s more apt to say that she can’t beat him and then have the strength left over to fight the dragon. Honestly, a Wonder Woman/Superman fight would last a long time.
I’ll also post the battle between Wondy and the dragon, because it’s a really good one, too.
Not sure about her 52 stats but pre 52 this is true. Diana is on equal ground with supes at about 95% or so I believe. Pretty sure it was even mentioned that she’s faster than him though I can’t remember context.
If you do, I will pick up the nearest, hardest object. Weight it in my hand. Stare at it longingly for a second to build the drama. The I will smash my other fist into your face.
No seriously, telling someone to kill themselves is the quickest way to get me furious with you.
Let’s talk about This is the End.
It’s celebrity rpf (Apocalypse AU) and whatever, the beginning of the movie is sort of fun, with a lot of cameos and celebrities running around partying.
THIS SHIT RUINED A MOVIE THAT WOULD OTHERWISE HAVE BEEN GREAT.
The spread of the black death.
Poland, tell us your secret.
Poland is the
If I remember correctly, Poland’s secret is that the jews where being blamed all over europe (as usual) as scapegoats for the black plague. Poland was the only place that accepted Jewish refugees, so pretty much all of them moved there.
Now, one of the major causes of getting the plague was poor hygiene. This proved very effective for the plague because everyone threw their poop into the streets because there were no sewers, and literally no one bathed because it was against their religion. Unless they were jewish, who actually bathed relatively often. When all the jews moved to Poland, they brought bathing with them, and so the plague had little effect there.
Milan survived by quarantining its city and burning down the house of anyone showing early symptoms, with the entire family inside it.
I reblogged this tons of times, but the Milan info is new.
Damn Italy, you scary.
Poland: “Hey, feeling a bit down? Have a quick wash! There, you see? All better”
Milan: “Aw, feeling a bit sick are we? BURN MOTHERFUCKER, BURN!!!!!”
Also, this might have something to do with it: from what I understand, O blood type is uncommonly… common in Poland. Something to do with large families in small villages and a LOT of intermarriage. The black plague was caused by a bacterium that produced, in its waste in the human body, wastes that very closely mimic the “B” marker sugars on red blood cells that keep the body from attacking its own immune system. Anyone who has a B blood type had an immune system that was naturally desensitized to the presence of the bacterium, and therefore was more prone to developing the disease. Anyone who had an O type was doubly lucky because the O blood type means the total absence of ANY markers, A or B, meaning that their bodys’ immune system would react quickly and violently against the invaders, while someone with an A may show symptoms and recover more slowly, while someone with B would have just died. Because O is a recessive blood type, it shows in higher numbers when more people who carry the recessive genes marry other people who also carry the recessive gene. Poland, which has a nearly 700 year history of being conquered by or partnering with every other nation in the surrounding area, was primarily an agricultural country, focused around smaller, farming communities where people were legally tied to, and required to work, “their” land, and so historically never “spread” their genes across a large area. The economy was, and had been, unstable for a very long period of time leading up to the plague, the government had been ineffective and had very little reach in comparison to the armies of the other countries around for a very very long time, and so its people largely remained in small communities where multiple generations of cross-familial inbreeding could have allowed for this more recessive gene to show up more frequently. Thus, there could be a higher percentage of O blood types in any region of the country, guaranteeing less spread of the illness and moving slower when it did manage to travel. Combine this with the fact that there were very few large, urban centers where the disease would thrive, and with the above facts, and you’ve got a lovely recipe for avoiding the plague.
Interestingly enough, as a result from the plague, the entirety of Europe now has a higher percentage of people with O blood type than any other region of the world.
WHY IS THIS ALL SO COOL
When Tumblr teaches you more about the plague than 12 years of school ever did.
Just to throw a nod in, as a medieval historian, this is all credible, and is the leading theory as to the plagues effectiveness at this point. So. Enjoy your new knowledge!
Feuilly would have loved this post…
(Source: , via ivyeyed)
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