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I fucking quit

i hate art

"where’s your homework"

Invisible art: the gallery hoax that shows how much we hate the rich

but still, an excuse for my favourite Banksy quote:

“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists.. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”

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#CommonCore This is how the Government gets the unemployment rate.

What. The. Fuck. Is. This. Shit.

what “progressive” education in america is turning into.


what the hell is that supposed to even mean? I had to read over the explanation twice, and I’m taking algebra 2. 

this is just bad teaching, the idea of number bonds is entirely sensible: rather than counting along the number line five places from eight, they’re encouraging the kids to recognize which pairs of numbers go together to make 10, so then when they see a problem like “what’s 8 + 5 ?” they know to split the 5 into 2 (to make up 10) and 3 (to reach 13)

this worksheet seems to be testing the kid’s understanding of the intermediate step, albeit very badly

(hopefully they’ll have explained the idea behind the strategy beforehand, although this child clearly hasn’t grasped it yet)

p.s. the idea of trying to build up (or demolish) tens also helps a lot with subtraction, as you can skip all that “carry-the-one” malarkey

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows


There’s a new universal search in the start menu that pulls in results from the web, and Microsoft is also talking up its “task view,” which helps users master Windows’ multitasking features. It looks fairly similar to Expose in OS X and allows users to set up different desktops for work, home, and other usage scenarios, switching apps between them at will. Up to four apps can now be snapped on screen, which also should ramp up Windows 10’s multitasking power. Microsoft outright admitted this isn’t entirely an earth-shattering addition. But it is intended to speed up your productivity across the entire operating system. “It illustrates for Windows we have to address a breadth of users,” Belfiore said, moving on to show a big improvement to the command prompt: it now supports paste.

OSX and most linux distros have had multiple desktops for 5 years. Expose is some fucking 2003 shit. But my favorite part is that command prompt now supports paste. What a joke.

oh finally, i always found the lack of virtual desktops incredibly frustrating (switched to Linux directly from RISC OS, always felt i was missing something when using Windows, like.. it can’t really be this impoverished, can it?)

also glad they seem to be moving towards a tiling window manager again, used xmonad for a while but had to drop it due to problems w/ Java window management; been thinking of trying i3 or something again lately, it’s incredibly convenient (and can be totally kbd operated, a huge win imo)



Born in Poland, Morgentaler spent WWII imprisoned in a concentration camp. He remained in Europe until 1950, when he moved to Canada and began pursuing a medical career. He specialized in family planning; becoming one of the first Canadian doctors to offer vasectomies, intra-uterine exams and birth control to unmarried women.

In 1968 he closed his practises and open a private clinic where he performed abortions. He never hid what his clinic was for, and publically admitted to performing over 5,000 safe, but illegal, abortions. His clinic was raided several times, and he was arrested for preforming illegal abortions. In first case a jury found him not guilty; a decision which was later, in an unprecedented move, was over turned by a court of appeals and he was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  In 1975, this move by the court of appeals was made illegal (a court of appeal can call for a retrial but cannot overrule a jury’s decision) – known as the Morgentaler amendment.

While in prison his second trial went before a jury, and once again the jury refused to find him guilty. After severing 10 months, a suffering a heart attack, he was released from prison. His third trial resulted, once again, in the jury acquitting him- a decision they made in under an hour. After this third acquittal the government of Québec declared Canada’s abortion law were unenforceable against trained medical doctors and dropped the charges against Morgentaler days before his fourth trial was supposed to begin.

In 1983 he decided to challenge abortion laws in other provinces, so he publicly declare his intent before opening abortion clinics in Winnipeg and Toronto.  The Toronto clinic was quickly raided by police and Morgentaler was charged, once again, with performing illegal abortions. This trial, in the Ontario courts before an Ontario jury, once again acquitted him of his crimes. In 1988, an appeal for this case was brought before the Supreme Court of Canada, who upheld the jury’s original decision and declared Canada’s anti-abortion law unconstitutional resulting in their abolishment. He has called that day “the happiest day in his life.”

He continued opening and running abortion clinics throughout Canada until his death.

Just as Tommy Douglas was the man who almost singlehandedly brought universal health care to Canada, Morgentaler almost singlehandedly brought the legalization of abortion to Canada.  Whether you agree with him or not you have to respect the sheer force of will he showed in his believes. And the unspoken support of those 4 juries who refused to enforce the law against him.    

This man is a hero, he is my hero. I wish I could thank him, because if it weren’t for him, I would not have been able to obtain the safe and legal abortion I did, right here in Ontario. Thank you Morgentaler.




In the wild, wolves and crows (and ravens) are frequently found in each other’s company. The crows fly ahead of the wolf pack to locate prey. In exchange, the grateful wolves leave behind a few tasty morsels for the scavenging crows. There is also evidence that the two species simply enjoy being around each other, as wolves and crows are commonly observed exhibiting playful behavior with one another.

Hee hee hee hee hee this photo


Pictured: a valkyire and her steed.




The Mystical World Of Mushrooms Captured In Photos

Most people consider mushrooms to be the small, ugly cousins of the plant kingdom, but theirs is  surprisingly beautiful and wonderful world waiting to be explored. These beautiful mushrooms, captured by enthusiastic nature photographers, are a far cry from the ones you find in the woods or your local grocery store.

Most mushrooms, as we know them, are actually just the reproductive structure of the fungus they belong to – their fungal networks expand far further underground, and some fungi don’t even sprout the sort of mushrooms that we’re used to seeing. In fact, depending on your definition of “organism,” the largest living organism in the world is a fungus – there’s a honey mushroom colony in Oregon that occupies about 2,000 acres of land! ( Bored Panda )


Nature is amazing.



Fabio Frangione’s The Colour Out of Space

"red. the color is red.



-h.p. lovecraft

lol i had the same reaction

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