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*looks directly into the camera like I’m on the office*

I want to tell you guys about my birthday haul:

- these fucking amazing headphones I’m wearing right now. I wouldn’t be able to hear an air raid

- hardback copy of Lord of the rings

- “Swedish Folk Tales” with illustrations by John Bauer

- this sweet t-shirt

It’s amazing how “digital love” perfectly expresses how I’m feeling right now



I want a movie about a guy who runs for president and wins but then suddenly realizes that he doesn’t want to be president, so he just starts doing ridiculous things all the time trying to get impeached, but it NEVER WORKS because they always miraculously end up being the right thing to do. Like, he declares war on Canada? Next day it turns out that Canada had secret plans to nuke Washington. he bans Doritos? Turns out theyr’e the number one cause of cancer and natural disasters. He sends his vice president to jail? Turns out the VP was a terrorist in disguise. He has 100% approval rating, most popular president ever.

I’ve decided that I want him to be played by Jeff Goldblum. 

grizzlybeargrenade replied to your post: msraggamuffin replied to your post: i …

that is the principle of matter, not mass. as matter changes an object’s mass can be altered during the transfer of energy.

also water is not an atomic element

msraggamuffin replied to your post: i remember in high school we had an “e…

you know the principle of mass right? that it is never destroyed, only changes? well all the water in the planet is the same, so while it gets polluted no new water gets created. it just goes back into the cycle evaporates, and rains al over earth

- i understand that

- what does that have to do with the fact that a lot of impoverished communities don’t have great access to clean water


potato (n.)
1560s, from Spanish patata, from a Carib language of Haiti batata “sweet potato.” Sweet potatoes were first to be introduced to Europe; in cultivation in Spain by mid-16c.; in Virginia by 1648. Early 16c. Portuguese traders carried the crop to all their shipping ports and the sweet potato was quickly adopted from Africa to India and Java.

The name later (1590s) was extended to the common white potato, from Peru, which was at first (mistakenly) called Virginia potato, or, because at first it was of minor importance compared to the sweet potato, bastard potato. Spanish invaders in Peru began to use white potatoes as cheap food for sailors 1530s. The first potato from South America reached Pope Paul III in 1540; grown in France at first as an ornamental plant. According to popular tradition, introduced to Ireland 1565 by John Hawkins. Brought to England from Colombia by Sir Thomas Herriot, 1586.

German kartoffel (17c.) is a dissimilation from tartoffel, ultimately from Italian tartufolo (Vulgar Latin *territuberem), originally “truffle.” Frederick II forced its cultivation on Prussian peasants in 1743. The French is pomme de terre, literally “earth-apple;” a Swedish dialectal word for “potato” is jordpäron, literally “earth-pear.”

Colloquial pronunciation tater is attested in print from 1759. Potato chip (n.) attested from 1879. To drop (something) like a hot potato is from 1824. Children’s counting-out rhyme that begins one potato, two potato first recorded 1885 in Canada. Slang potato trap “mouth” attested from 1785.


~you can learn so much from etymology dictionaries
Anonymous said:

Anything about climate change? They don't have to frame it as a debate for it to be _about_ a debate, I would think? Or the debate over how one should respond to climate change?

that’s true! i’ve been clicking on random articles hoping that they’ll have some kind of debate in them, lol…haven’t been too successful. thank you!


I can’t stop laughing at this panel what’s wrong with me


I can’t stop laughing at this panel what’s wrong with me

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i remember in high school we had an “earth club” (even though we didn’t have any sports teams or a gsa or anything) and they would write little energy or resource conservation tips on reused paper bags and tape them on the insides of the bathroom stalls

and one of them that always bothered me said something to the effect of “conserve water because starving children in africa don’t have enough”

how do those two things affect each other

does the city’s water management think “for every gallon of water not used, we’re going to donate a gallon of water to starving children in africa”

i appreciate the idea but

that doesn’t make any sense

i was with NONE of my four siblings for sibling day, lol

ok last homework help question i’m going to ask (this week)

i need to find an article from ecology and society (http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/issues/) that’s about a debate

i’m either having a really hard time finding one or my brain is just completely numb

i’m going for numb…

this is the card my grandparents sent me
we went for a school trip, and the alpacas were shy and scared of everyone else, but they were flocking around me to kiss me

this is the card my grandparents sent me

we went for a school trip, and the alpacas were shy and scared of everyone else, but they were flocking around me to kiss me

for my birthday my grandpa sent me a picture of me kissing alpacas in high school (along with $20)