China: If the wind comes from an empty cave, it’s not without a reason.

United States: He who laughs last, laughs longest.

Japan: If you do not enter the tiger’s cave, you will not catch its cub.

Great Britain: You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.

Russia: Don’t be a pussy.

My colleague Alex Goldman told me he thinks of this as “a mesmerizing stock ticker of the world’s perversions.”

PJ Vogt, On the Media. A Porn Site Shows You Strangers’ Searches in Real Time. (via futurejournalismproject)

My favorites just now:

  • "best jerk off instruction"
  • "pee cum"
  • "avluv salad"
  • "poo poo"
  • "plumper squirt"
(Reblogged from futurejournalismproject)
There’s a reason it’s called ‘girls gone wild’ and not ‘women gone wild’. When girls go wild, they show their tits. When women go wild, they kill men and drown their kids in a tub.
Louis CK (via jordan-cwierz)
(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)

Selected Items from My Current Shopping List

I would like to officially welcome Rex to the ‘Society of Citizens Really Enraged When Encircled by Drilling’ (SCREWED).
Congressman Jared Polis formally welcomes Exxon’s CEO to the fracking haters club, now that Rex Tillerson has realized it would hurt his property value. (via think-progress)
(Reblogged from think-progress)


When a gorilla demonstrates better parenting skills than a human.



When a gorilla demonstrates better parenting skills than a human.

(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)
For Bale, finding the Patrick Bateman within him meant venturing into the darkest, vilest pits of human pain and suffering: Tom Cruise’s eyes. Bale and the director of ‘American Psycho,’ Mary Harron, discussed “how Martian-like Patrick Bateman was,” and how he was always “watching what people did and trying to work out the right way to behave.” Eventually, Bale found exactly that while watching David Letterman when Tom Cruise happened to be the guest. A strange thing Bale noticed about Cruise was his “intense friendliness” that had “nothing behind the eyes.” Which is the nice way of saying, “Look at that creepy motherfucker.”
From “5 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Famous Movie Scenes,” on Cracked


Some Favorite Harper’s Findings

  • The uglier a Spanish woman is, the less likely Spaniards are to believe she killed her non-gender-specific abusive partner in self-defense.
  • Chicago’s coyotes are monogamous.
  • Australian scientists discovered a population of dolphins among whom a technique of using sponges to catch small fish has been passed from mothers to daughters for the past 180 years.
  • Ancient peoples in the mountains of Chongqing ate premodern pandas.
  • Korean eunuchs of the Joseon dynasty, most of whom either underwent castration voluntarily or lost their genitals to dogs[!?!?], were found to have lived, on average, 14 - 19 years longer than their intact male counterparts.
  • Spanish researchers found the spot where Caesar was stabbed.
  • Scalabrini’s noseless lemur was found to be a fish. [??]




Nine Wonderful Words About Words from 25 things you had no idea there were words for

I love language.

Business school — where denominalization goes to thrive

(Reblogged from ifmusicbethefoodofblog)
Dear Tumblr,
Please don’t turn into Google.
A Tumbler

Dear Tumblr,

Please don’t turn into Google.


A Tumbler

Be my Valentine. Or don’t. Life is meaningless.
Existential Valentine’s Day card (via blackestdespondency)
(Reblogged from burningwithboredom)


Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

I once asked a talented and fairly famous colleague how he managed to regularly produce such highly regarded 8,000 word features. “Well,” he said, “first, I put it off for two or three weeks. Then I sit down to write. That’s when I get up and go clean the garage. After that, I go upstairs, and then I come back downstairs and complain to my wife for a couple of hours. Finally, but only after a couple more days have passed and I’m really freaking out about missing my deadline, I ultimately sit down and write.”

Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

What if you’ve tried all that but still aren’t famous or highly regarded?…

(Reblogged from theatlantic)

"Twelve feet long and highly mobile."

Artwork featured at a local coffee shop I frequent. Some of it is flat-out disturbing — I would never, ever hang those clowns above my living room couch — but I like it.

The artist signs each one simply “RODNEY,” but I was able to track him down. Check out some of his other stuff.

(Reblogged from mwolman)




Mother Jones

LTMC: My roommate and I were talking about this the other day.  How on earth could they have spent so much money and still have so many horror stories about being ill-prepared with their accommodations? The answer is almost certainly “horrifying amounts of corruption.”  I suspect that a lot of that money simply went to line the pockets of contract beneficiaries than actually found its way into infrastructure improvements.

Jaw drop.

Not to ruin the Olympics for you before the events have even started… but this sort of ruins the Olympics for me before the events have even started.

(Reblogged from shortformblog)