Ghost Boy, 2008 by Kevin Francis Gray
“Kevin Francis Gray combines the conventions of Neoclassical sculpture with the sartorial sense of urban youth to depict disaffected men and women in various dejected poses. Sculpting in fiberglass, bronze, and marble, Gray’s signature style involved obscuring the faces of his figures with floor-length frontal veils or glittering strings of beads, providing stark contrast to the figures’ otherwise contemporary garb and drawing attention to the figures’ physical forms”
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper would have been 107 today, and is being honored with a great Google Doodle. It’s quite literally impossible for us to imagine, as we sit here reading about her on the internet, but people used to use things like paper and pencils and chalk and slide rules to solve (and often not solve) complicated problems. Grace Hopper quite simply helped usher in the modern age, her impact, I think, is no less than the steam engine or the cotton gin.
Some awesome stuff she did: Grace Hopper developed first compiler, allowing computer calculations to move beyond simple arithmetic and into more complex problems. She also developed first standardized computer language, COBOL, which laid the groundwork for all the languages we use today.
One day she found a dead moth disrupting one of the electronic relays in the Mark 1 computer, and upon removing it (and fixing the computer), the term “debugging" was born. Here’s her daily log from that day, with the offending moth taped to the page:
Beyond that, she was a charming scientific communicator, and she possessed a marvelous ability to make people, and mind you this was in a time when almost no one owned their own computer, truly appreciate both the importance and the complexity of computing technology.
She famously carried around a bundle of nanoseconds in her purse for illustrative purposes. Here she is charming the socks off of David Letterman, and giving him a nanosecond of his very own (don’t miss the picosecond joke, either) :
I was like “Sherlock Holmes”? Are we not saying that right?
How is it supposed to be said….
They’re probably talking about Barflesnarp Crumpleface…
Oh, you mean Buttermilk Snugglesnatch?
White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”LET EM KNOW
he looks like he’s singing a solo on xfactor or something
don’t you forget about me, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t you forget about me
Spencer Finch - 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year (2009)
This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.
asks are rebloggable? whats next… rebloggable selfies??
selfies are rebloggable…
obviously not because then id get notes haha nice try though
UK grading system
Time to move to the UK
Dude I would kill for that grading scale
wait, so what is it in america then?
Anything below that is an F
is that real??
Are you serious right now? I’m a fully certified neurosurgeon. I can break into people’s heads and rewire their brains and tamper with their memory, no problem. But this? This juice box? This sugary drink marketed for eight year olds? No. Sticking a straw into this juice container is apparently just too much for me to handle without fucking it up. I’m done. I quit. Goodbye.
"Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve"
#ladies and gentlemen #meet ginevra molly weasley #teased 24/7 when she was growing up for having a crush on the famous harry potter #wasn’t allowed to play quidditch with her brothers because she was considered too weak and too little #was constantly overlooked and underestimated because of her size and timidity #was possessed by none other than lord voldemort for basically an entire year #almost fucking died #not only fought off said horcrux for a year #but survived #blossomed #THRIVED #grew up to be a shockingly well adjusted young woman #not even a year later she faced dementors and didn’t even pass out despite the trauma #made the house quidditch team because at the age of six she said ‘fuck it’ and taught herself how to fly on a broom #GREW UP TO PLAY THAT SAID SPORT PROFESSIONALLY LIKE A MOTHERFUCKING BOSS #GREW UP TO BE SENIOR SPORTS EDITOR OF THE FUCKING NEWSPAPER #not only learned how to standup for herself #but also for her fellow classmates #students who unlike her were still overlooked and underestimated #BECAUSE SHE IS HELLA FUCKING NICE SON #proved her bravery and skill by willingly fighting adult deatheaters at the age of 14 #and at the age of 15 #and at the age of 16 #FUCKING PWNED AND SURVIVED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN #LIKE A BOSS #FUCKING LED THE D.A. #DO. YOU. EVEN. #fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck #ASDFGHJKL; #all in order to help those she cared about and loved #BECAUSE SHE LOVES AND CARES FIERCELY MMK #proved herself to be so charming and so fierce #that soon her pumpkin juice starting bringing all of the boys to her yard #owned her sexuality like a motherfucking QUEEN #when her own brother tried to slut-shame her you know she ended that shit right quick #COULD NOT BE TAMED #WILL NOT BE TAMED #not only won the heart of the D she was yearning for since the age of 10 #but also PUT A RING ON IT #you know thats right #she made sure that shit was hers forevaaaaa #became a momma who still profits dollas #THROW YOUR HANDS UP AT ME #you know she ballin #BASICALLY YOU FUCKWITS #MEET GINNY WEASLEY #the girl who could NOT be fucked with #the girl who proved all the haters wrong #THE GIRL WHO HAD NERVE
CALL HER “THE GIRL WHO WAITED” AND I’LL PISS ON YOUR SOUL
Assignment #9: Black and White
(Dec. 9) Me dressing up for the cold weather.
Baby, it’s cold outside! This photo pretty much describes the weird side of my personality. I randomly borrowed my roommate’s hat and decided to have some fun with it. I chose this photo for my black and white assignment because I enjoy how crisp it is, and the balance of the black and white is perfect.
The Lord of the Rings: Loyal Steeds of Middle Earth
EXCUSE ME EVERYONE. YOU MISSED ONE.
BILL THE PONY IS THE MOST BAD ASS PONY TO EVER PONY.
SIT THE HELL DOWN AND LEMME TELL YOU SOMETHING.
BILL WAS AN OLD PONY, AND WHEN THEY BOUGHT HIM IN BREE, EVERYONE SCOFFED. “YOU’VE PAYED TOO MUCH FOR THAT PONY.” THEY SAID.
BUT THEY WERE WRONG.
BILL MADE IT WITH THE FELLOWSHIP ALL THE WAY TO THE MINES OF MORIA. AND THEN THE WATCHER IN THE WATER ATTACKS, AND SAM THINKS BILL IS DEAD. BUT IS HE? NO THIS BADASS PONY HOOFS HIS BUTT ALL THE WAY BACK TO BREE ON HIS LONESOME, WHERE HE WAITS FOR SAM, AND THEN HELPS THEM AT THE BATTLE OF BYWATER BY GIVING HIS FORMER ABUSIVE MASTER A SWIFT KICK IN THE BEHIND.
BILL THE PONY FOR PRESIDENT OF MIDDLE EARTH.