From the “Missed Connections” section on craigslist:
The guy talking to me and my date after the Metallica concert - w4m - 20 (Tulsa)
"You were talking to me and my friend,John at the bus station.You was real cute and all and wanted to get to know you but I was on a date and did’nt want to be rude,but I wanna get to know you more better."
Kanye West is a douche for many, many reasons, but it is easy to falter and find yourself thinking, “Man, that Kanye’s a pretty wicked dude”. It happens to the best of us, we falter at times, but it shouldn’t have to happen. I have narrowed the proofs of his douchiness down to a ten-point emergency checklist that folds easily into your pocket or wallet for those times when his blinding douchebaggery eludes you.
As I sit here browsing contemporary photography via flickr groups, it occurs to me that our culture is in fact reverting to the 1980s. It’s the shoegazing, sex-pistols listening counterculture 80s though—not the powerpop big hair 80s—so I suppose I should be grateful.
” Back in the 1950s, the Americans, the British, the French and the Russians tried to impress each other by “testing” atomic weapons. This involved blowing up multi-megaton bombs in the air in remote places, but the explosions didn’t stay local.
A Couple Of Extra Neutrons …
Each atomic blast released a lot of neutrons into the atmosphere, many of which slammed into carbon atoms floating by, resulting in a lot of carbon atoms gaining a couple of extra neutrons. If you remember your Periodic Table of Elements, carbon ordinarily carries 12 protons and neutrons. Add a couple of extra neutrons, and the 12 becomes 14. Which means during the 1950s, the world got a boost of carbon-14 atoms.
There was, says Professor Nalini Nadkarni, an ecologist at The Evergreen State College in Washington state, “a tremendous spike of carbon-14 — actually 100 percent more carbon-14 coming into the atmosphere than what we’d had previous to those [atom bomb] tests.”
Leaving The Neighborhood
Those clouds of carbon-14 atoms didn’t stay at the bomb sites. “This cloud of carbon-14 went ‘round and ‘round and ‘round the Earth and was persistent for quite a while…”
I’m getting so sick of hearing pregnant women complain about being “fat”. Come on, you have absolutely the best excuse in the world for weight gain. It’s this sick obsession our society has about what it means to be thin. Rather than embracing the beauty of the thing, they obsess over weight.