December 21, 2013   270 notes

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December 16, 2013   106,401 notes

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December 11, 2013   10,750 notes
behindbobsburgers:

"Girl With a Pearl Ughhhhhhh" by Beth Clothier
(via robotsandcupcakes: Tina is my queen!)

behindbobsburgers:

"Girl With a Pearl Ughhhhhhh" by Beth Clothier

(via robotsandcupcakes: Tina is my queen!)

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December 10, 2013   449 notes
theatlantic:

JSTOR’s Hidden Power

Few people outside of academia had heard of JSTOR, an aggregator and distributor of digital versions of academic journals, until a young activist named Aaron Swartz took his own life last January. Swartz downloaded, without proper authorization, a great many articles from JSTOR via MIT’s servers—as he had earlier downloaded and distributed millions of federal court documents in the PACER) database—because he passionately believed that information should be as free as possible and as widely available as possible.
Because of Swartz’s particular commitments, and because his death brought so much attention to those commitments, much of the conversation about JSTOR and similar databases since he took his life has been about the value of open access to academic and other scholarly work. And open access is indeed something worth fighting for, and something to which databases like JSTOR—and Project Muse, and the Elsevier books and journals in the sciences, and several other major distributors—are necessarily opposed to. (See this recent contretemps for ample evidence of that opposition.) 
But open access is not the only issue here, and if academics ever do manage to achieve an end-run around such distributors, they’ll have to confront some deeply entrenched habits of their own. In fact, those habits strengthen the cause of the distributors, and could make it much harder for open access to win the day.
Read more. [Image: The.firebottle/Flickr]

theatlantic:

JSTOR’s Hidden Power

Few people outside of academia had heard of JSTOR, an aggregator and distributor of digital versions of academic journals, until a young activist named Aaron Swartz took his own life last January. Swartz downloaded, without proper authorization, a great many articles from JSTOR via MIT’s servers—as he had earlier downloaded and distributed millions of federal court documents in the PACER) database—because he passionately believed that information should be as free as possible and as widely available as possible.

Because of Swartz’s particular commitments, and because his death brought so much attention to those commitments, much of the conversation about JSTOR and similar databases since he took his life has been about the value of open access to academic and other scholarly work. And open access is indeed something worth fighting for, and something to which databases like JSTOR—and Project Muse, and the Elsevier books and journals in the sciences, and several other major distributors—are necessarily opposed to. (See this recent contretemps for ample evidence of that opposition.)

But open access is not the only issue here, and if academics ever do manage to achieve an end-run around such distributors, they’ll have to confront some deeply entrenched habits of their own. In fact, those habits strengthen the cause of the distributors, and could make it much harder for open access to win the day.

Read more. [Image: The.firebottle/Flickr]

December 10, 2013   64,157 notes

dcu:

Getting into the holiday spirit with some Justice League.

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December 10, 2013   59,935 notes
collegehumor:

dorkly:

steveyurko:

Fighting evil by moonlight.  Selling propane by daylight.

In the name of the Moon, I will whoop your keister!

BOBBY, NO! 

collegehumor:

dorkly:

steveyurko:

Fighting evil by moonlight.  Selling propane by daylight.

In the name of the Moon, I will whoop your keister!

BOBBY, NO! 

December 10, 2013   1,059 notes

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December 10, 2013   196,625 notes

baconjetswasyes:

Any Christian who isn’t a complete nonce employs this attitude and it’s great.

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November 29, 2013   1 note
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November 27, 2013   288,060 notes

deathbycas:

dingle-dangle:

A proud new dad sits down to have a drink with his father

"Well son, now that you’ve got a kid of your own, I think it’s time to give you this"

"Dad, you don’t mean-"

"Yes son, I do" *Dad pulls out copy of 1001 Dad Jokes, 5th Edition*

"Dad… I’m honoured…", he says, tears sparkling in his eyes.

"Hi honoured", replies his father. "I’m dad".

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November 27, 2013   1,985 notes

How Awesome is Jaimie Alexander?

dcwomenkickingass:

This awesome.

She showed up at a Children’s Hospital. Dressed as Sif.

More here

November 27, 2013   310,727 notes

coltongillies:

igohardinovertime:

this has to be the worst picture ever taken of a football player 

image

i think you mean the best

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November 26, 2013   10,087 notes
atariteenageriot:

he didn’t say no

atariteenageriot:

he didn’t say no

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November 26, 2013   19,467 notes

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