I eat soylent for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. It’s perfect for that. I eat muggle food for dinner and on the weekends. You can’t beat the convenience, though, for the workday. Particularly since I sit in a cube all day, I sip throughout the day and then use my lunch break to go for a walk. For me, doing dishes, grocery shopping and cooking are terrible. This saves me the trouble of doing that for 2/3 of my meals during the week.
A comment to a review of Soylent, a Kickstarter-backed “nutritional sludge” that describes itself as an “open-sourced nutritional drink” named after a science-fiction movie about cannibalism.  (See also, “The Tech Utopia Nobody Wants: Why the World Nerds Are Creating Will be Awful”).   (via twiststreet)

These guys are all more than wealthy enough to get really good delivery food, so embracing Monty Burns’ animal slurry/engine coolant is extra creepy.


Now is the time. This is the hour. Ours is the magic. Ours is the power.

IF YOU SAW “THE CRAFT” IN THE THEATER….you might be too old for Tumblr.

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Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.

This is the first time I’ve ever seen a picture of Clancy Brown. Holy crap does he looks like he could be a supervillain in real life!  

Clancy Brown also plays Mr. Krabs :D

If you still think “Rawhide from Buckaroo Banzai” when you see “Clancy Brown”…you might be waaaay too old for Tumblr.



micdotcom:

11 mouthwatering photos of breakfast around the world show what we should really be eating

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Yeeeaaahhhh all of these are just reminding me how much tastier a cheese omelet, home fries (deep fried preferably), rye toast and scrapple (also deep fried preferably) diner breakfast would be.

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NOT A HOAX! NOT AN IMAGINARY STORY! apparently. And canon of course.


swampgallows:

olive-the-olive:

halyaxai:

bgould132:

adamusprime:

nissan420sx:

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

jefferson

This would be helpful because it would allow me to be more specific about which parts of California I hate

This is a terrible idea on so many levels.
First of all, if we take the creator Tim Draper at his word, this idea is being proposed because he believes “the state’s 38 million people would be better served by smaller governments and elected officials who would be able to work more closely with their constituents.” 
That sounds like a good sentiment, but the reality is that the biggest issue with elected representatives isn’t that they can’t work closely enough with their constituents, it’s that they can’t get big enough projects done to help their constituents. The reason the US has an interstate highway system that massively benefits every single person in the country is because of a huge federal government that can complete big projects. If we were just 50 separate states without a federal government, we wouldn’t be able to go to the moon, build an interstate highway system, or fund cutting-edge research. Similarly, if California were 6 states, we wouldn’t be able to build a high-speed rail system or manage our natural resources. Elected officials might have more time to meet with constituents personally, but that would be because they would have less they could do. California’s residents don’t need elected officials that they can have a beer with, they need elected officials able to create new universities, build better infrastructure, and improve people’s quality of life - and that takes big money, which comes from governing a lot of people.
What Tim Draper is proposing is like disbanding the Federal Government. Each of those areas outlined are reasonable geopolitical regions that do need their own oversight and management, but that’s no reason to dismantle the thing holding them all together. Most of those regions already have regional planning organizations, such as the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), or the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). If it were six separate states, everyone would lose out massively - but especially four of the states, which brings me to my next point.
The reason it’s so hard to take Tim Draper at his word is because this proposal would create some of the most unequal adjacent states in the country. The Central Valley especially is a region of massive poverty and environmental issues, with unemployment rates as high as 16%, and with some of the worst air quality in the country. Meanwhile, the vast majority of California’s wealth is concentrated in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Splitting into six states would mean the Central Valley could no longer benefit from income and property taxes collected on California’s wealthy, leaving the poor residents of California even worse off. 
It’s also clear that Tim Draper just doesn’t understand politics. Southern California has about 60% of the total population in California, while the Central Valley produces food for the entire world, but most of the water that those regions depend on comes from Northern California and the Sierras (as well as the Colorado River). The California Aqueduct is a massive, 700-mile series of canals, tunnels, and pipes that takes water from NorCal and brings it to SoCal, and can only be managed and maintained by a strong central government that has jurisdiction over its entire length and watershed. I’ve often said that if NorCal and SoCal were two separate states, nobody would live in SoCal because there isn’t enough water. 
Aside from water, there’s also the fact that 25% of Californians - one in four, or about 8.8 million people - are enrolled in the state’s health insurance program, Medi-Cal. This program, naturally, depends on subsidies from the wealthy (in SF and LA) to be maintained, and splitting into six states would massively harm California’s poorest residents (A family of 4 has to be making less than about $30k per year to qualify for Medi-Cal)
And even if it did get approved by California - which would be devastatingly harmful for the majority of Californians who depend on the state’s unity - there’s no reason for Congress to approve the division of California into six states, as it would weaken the individual power of literally every single other state, as high-population states would likely lose Representatives, and every Senator’s influence would be reduced by the additional 10 Senators added.
Of course, this does make sense from one perspective. If you’re extremely rich, kicking out poor people from your state and narrowing the geographic focus means you can have an extremely wealthy government able to do lavish (though not necessarily massive) projects, since you’re no longer spending money on poor people. But if you’re a decent human being, you know that the best way to build a better society is to help everyone in it do better - not to expel those who are disadvantaged.

It has to go through Congress, which I’m hoping even though they’re a pile of dumbasses they’ll realize six Californias is even dumber and will laugh it off 

i haven’t really been following this because i have never expected it to go anywhere but here’s some good reasons why six californias is a dumb idea

Even within “West California” the San Fernando Valley couldn’t separate from Los Angeles County when it was on the ballot ten years ago because supposedly a huge chunk of what subsists the city of Los Angeles is from the Valley. This was especially the case when a large portion of the film/pornographic film industry took place in the valley.

Six Californias is dumb—why would you possibly separate San Diego from LA?—but two or three? Just a north/south split? They’re basically different entities already, and California is kind of an ungovernable mess as presently constituted. And ummm I kind of think SoCal would still get water somehow, we have a federal government to determine such things. And of course no matter what form a partition takes the people of California will have greater representation in Congress (not to mention we’d certainly get more blue states.)

swampgallows:

olive-the-olive:

halyaxai:

bgould132:

adamusprime:

nissan420sx:

usatoday:

A proposal to divide California into six states has received enough signatures to make the November 2016 ballot. Here’s how.

jefferson

This would be helpful because it would allow me to be more specific about which parts of California I hate

This is a terrible idea on so many levels.

First of all, if we take the creator Tim Draper at his word, this idea is being proposed because he believes “the state’s 38 million people would be better served by smaller governments and elected officials who would be able to work more closely with their constituents.” 

That sounds like a good sentiment, but the reality is that the biggest issue with elected representatives isn’t that they can’t work closely enough with their constituents, it’s that they can’t get big enough projects done to help their constituents. The reason the US has an interstate highway system that massively benefits every single person in the country is because of a huge federal government that can complete big projects. If we were just 50 separate states without a federal government, we wouldn’t be able to go to the moon, build an interstate highway system, or fund cutting-edge research. Similarly, if California were 6 states, we wouldn’t be able to build a high-speed rail system or manage our natural resources. Elected officials might have more time to meet with constituents personally, but that would be because they would have less they could do. California’s residents don’t need elected officials that they can have a beer with, they need elected officials able to create new universities, build better infrastructure, and improve people’s quality of life - and that takes big money, which comes from governing a lot of people.

What Tim Draper is proposing is like disbanding the Federal Government. Each of those areas outlined are reasonable geopolitical regions that do need their own oversight and management, but that’s no reason to dismantle the thing holding them all together. Most of those regions already have regional planning organizations, such as the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), or the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). If it were six separate states, everyone would lose out massively - but especially four of the states, which brings me to my next point.

The reason it’s so hard to take Tim Draper at his word is because this proposal would create some of the most unequal adjacent states in the country. The Central Valley especially is a region of massive poverty and environmental issues, with unemployment rates as high as 16%, and with some of the worst air quality in the country. Meanwhile, the vast majority of California’s wealth is concentrated in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Splitting into six states would mean the Central Valley could no longer benefit from income and property taxes collected on California’s wealthy, leaving the poor residents of California even worse off. 

It’s also clear that Tim Draper just doesn’t understand politics. Southern California has about 60% of the total population in California, while the Central Valley produces food for the entire world, but most of the water that those regions depend on comes from Northern California and the Sierras (as well as the Colorado River). The California Aqueduct is a massive, 700-mile series of canals, tunnels, and pipes that takes water from NorCal and brings it to SoCal, and can only be managed and maintained by a strong central government that has jurisdiction over its entire length and watershed. I’ve often said that if NorCal and SoCal were two separate states, nobody would live in SoCal because there isn’t enough water. 

Aside from water, there’s also the fact that 25% of Californians - one in four, or about 8.8 million people - are enrolled in the state’s health insurance program, Medi-Cal. This program, naturally, depends on subsidies from the wealthy (in SF and LA) to be maintained, and splitting into six states would massively harm California’s poorest residents (A family of 4 has to be making less than about $30k per year to qualify for Medi-Cal)

And even if it did get approved by California - which would be devastatingly harmful for the majority of Californians who depend on the state’s unity - there’s no reason for Congress to approve the division of California into six states, as it would weaken the individual power of literally every single other state, as high-population states would likely lose Representatives, and every Senator’s influence would be reduced by the additional 10 Senators added.

Of course, this does make sense from one perspective. If you’re extremely rich, kicking out poor people from your state and narrowing the geographic focus means you can have an extremely wealthy government able to do lavish (though not necessarily massive) projects, since you’re no longer spending money on poor people. But if you’re a decent human being, you know that the best way to build a better society is to help everyone in it do better - not to expel those who are disadvantaged.

It has to go through Congress, which I’m hoping even though they’re a pile of dumbasses they’ll realize six Californias is even dumber and will laugh it off 

i haven’t really been following this because i have never expected it to go anywhere but here’s some good reasons why six californias is a dumb idea

Even within “West California” the San Fernando Valley couldn’t separate from Los Angeles County when it was on the ballot ten years ago because supposedly a huge chunk of what subsists the city of Los Angeles is from the Valley. This was especially the case when a large portion of the film/pornographic film industry took place in the valley.

Six Californias is dumb—why would you possibly separate San Diego from LA?—but two or three? Just a north/south split? They’re basically different entities already, and California is kind of an ungovernable mess as presently constituted. And ummm I kind of think SoCal would still get water somehow, we have a federal government to determine such things. And of course no matter what form a partition takes the people of California will have greater representation in Congress (not to mention we’d certainly get more blue states.)


dirtyriver:

World of Archie #33

dirtyriver:

World of Archie #33


infearior:

Redline (2009)

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ONE OF THE MOST PERFECTLY CONSTRUCTED JOKES IN THE HISTORY OF COMEDY FIGHT ME

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