oh my god I just snorted pineapple juice out of my nose
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On Periods: Let’s put this shit to bed right now: Women don’t lose their minds when they have period-related irritability. It doesn’t lower their ability to reason; it lowers their patience and, hence, tolerance for bullshit. If an issue comes up a lot during “that time of the month,” that doesn’t mean she only cares about it once a month; it means she’s bothered by it all the time and lacks the capacity, once a month, to shove it down and bury it beneath six gulps of willful silence. —
Shakesville: Feminism 101 (via andotherdoublemeanings)
I’m leaving tomorrow for Europe! I’ll be gone for the month of May and I don’t think I want to bring my laptop. It’s a heavy 2008 Macbook Pro. So I’m going to steal my dad’s iPad occasionally… but I won’t be on as frequently. I guess I can queue some posts for the heck of it…
Perspective: fertilizer plant explosion far more deadly than Boston bombings.
CNN: Twelve bodies have been recovered in West, Texas, Sgt. Jason Reyes said Friday, two days after a fiery explosion ripped through the heart of the close-knit central Texas town.
Sixty people are unaccounted for, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said Friday. He said authorities are checking to see whether any of them are in hospitals.
Reyes said 200 people have been injured and 50 homes have been destroyed.
“This is still being treated as a crime scene,” Reyes said.
At the very least, twelve are dead — I want to impress on you that that number is the best case scenario. If we’re lucky and that number holds, then the explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. was four times as deadly as two bombs deliberately set by suspected terrorists in Boston. And I think we’re all sure that we aren’t going to be that lucky. That number is not going to hold.
It’s becoming clearer every day that West Fertilizer was ridiculously under-inspected and under-regulated, despite the incredibly dangerous chemicals being used there. Last year, it paid a fine of just $5,250 for violating Hazardous Materials Regulations — a paltry sum, knocked down from the already paltry original judgment of $10,100.
So once the smoke clears on these incidents, which event do you think is going to going to get the spotlight in Washington, lax regulation of industries using dangerous chemicals or terrorism?
The answer’s so obvious the question might as well be rhetorical.
[photo by The Bay Area’s News Station]
i just keeping thinking of the fertilizer plant not 6 miles from where i’m sitting this very moment. and the fact it caught fire last summer.
The year is 2002. You want some sweet techno music.
You search “techno” in LimeWire.
All 482 files found are “Sandstorm” by Darude just labeled as “techno song”.
This is possibly the most 2002 thing I’ve ever read.