How Cecil thinks Carlos does science:image

How Carlos actually does science:


posted on September 01st 2014 at 11:19 via music-ismyblood © sexybaldwin with 10,975 notes -- reblog
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Q: do u have a faq?
A: yes

posted on September 01st 2014 at 11:17 via violetoutburst with 92,045 notes -- reblog



Whoa. The MLA has officially devised a standard format to cite tweets in an academic paper. Sign of the times.

ebooks, Horse. (horse_ebooks). “Leg Butt” 18 Nov 2011, 12:38 PM. Tweet.

posted on September 01st 2014 at 11:15 via thethreeamigops © warbyparker with 253,857 notes -- reblog




Yea I can rap

[Clears throat]

Electrode, Diglett, Nidoran, Mankey
Venusaur, Rattata, Fearow, Pidgey
Seaking, Jolteon, Dragonite, Gastly
Ponyta, Vaporeon, Poliwrath, Butterfree

posted on September 01st 2014 at 3:36 via banded-staraptor © princeinigo with 62,905 notes -- reblog
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there are some people that i follow that i’m never unfollowing. like it’s ride or die at this point we’re in this together 4 life

Have you ever thought about dying your hair? If so what color


Throughout my time, I’ve bleached/highlighted my hair, and once dyed it a darker shade of brown. It’s been a long time, though. I think getting a bit of purple in it some day could be fun, but I’d only do it if I was confident it would actually look good. So… I’m not sure if I’d hold my breath for that one.

You’ll never know unless you try. A test streak would probably get you used to the idea and then you can just go from there.

posted on September 01st 2014 at 3:20 via brutalmoose with 8 notes -- reblog







A loaf of bread made in the first century AD, which was discovered at Pompeii, preserved for centuries in the volcanic ashes of Mount Vesuvius. The markings visible on the top are made from a Roman bread stamp, which bakeries were required to use in order to mark the source of the loaves, and to prevent fraud. (via Ridiculously Interesting)

(sigh) I’ve seen these before, but this one’s particularly beautiful.

I feel like I’m supposed to be marveling over the fact that this is a loaf of bread that’s been preserved for thousands of years, and don’t get me wrong, that’s hella cool.  But honestly, I’m mostly struck by the unexpected news that “bread fraud” was apparently once a serious concern.

Bread Fraud was a huge thing,  Bread was provided to the Roman people by the government - bakers were given grain to make the free bread, but some of them stole the government grain to use in other baked goods and would add various substitutes, like sawdust or even worse things, to the bread instead.  So if people complained that their free bread was not proper bread, the stamp told them exactly whose bakery they ought to burn down.

Bread stamps continued to be used at least until the Medieval period in Europe. Any commercially sold bread had to be stamped with an official seal to identify the baker to show that it complied with all rules and regulations about size, price, and quality. This way, rotten or undersized loaves could be traced back to the baker. Bakers could be pilloried, sent down the streets in a hurdle cart with the offending loaf tied around their neck, fined, or forbidden to engage in baking commercially ever again in that city. There are records of a baker in London being sent on a hurdle cart because he used an iron rod to increase the weight of his loaves, and another who wrapped rotten dough with fresh who was pilloried. Any baker hurdled three times had to move to a new city if they wanted to continue baking.

If you have made bread, you are probably familiar with a molding board. It’s a flat board used to shape the bread. Clever fraudsters came up with a molding board that had a little hole drilled into it that wasn’t easily noticed. A customer would buy his dough by weight, and then the baker would force some of that dough through the hole, so they could sell and underweight loaf and use the stolen dough to bake new loafs to sell. Molding boards ended up being banned in London after nine different bakers were caught doing this. There were also instances of grain sellers withholding grain to create an artificial scarcity drive up the price of that, and things like bread.

Bread, being one of the main things that literally everyone ate in many parts of the world, ended up with a plethora of rules and regulations. Bakers were probably no more likely to commit fraud than anyone else, but there were so many of them, that we ended up with lots and lots of rules and records of people being shifty.

Check out Fabulous Feasts: Medieval Cookery and Ceremony by Madeleine Pelner Cosman for a whole chapter on food laws as they existed in about 1400. Plus the color plates are fantastic.

Holy shit. 

Bread is serious fucking business.

Man the bread fandom don’t put up with shit at all.

Warning Major Spoiler!




Moment of silence for all the people who will never see this joke because they blocked the word ‘Spoiler’.

posted on September 01st 2014 at 3:11 via violetoutburst © bagelr with 270,974 notes -- reblog


Making this was so painful because i could only imagine what these characters would be like in smash

posted on September 01st 2014 at 2:48 via cloudcarrousel © ikuzo-dattebayo with 74,085 notes -- reblog