This is your reminder that you will probably only experience a few brief seasons in life where everything is good and okay. There will almost always be something going on in your life. You will almost always be busy, stressed, or tired. If you wait until you have your life together to accomplish your dreams, you will not accomplish your dreams.
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Cupcakes at our comics drawing meet-up today
So let me get this straight: In addition to carrying pepper spray and a whistle in my purse, holding a key between my fingers when I walk to my car at night, installing a security system in my home, taking Krav maga classes, making sure I don’t dress too sexy or drink too much, I now have to paint my nails with a special polish and dip my finger in my cocktail to make sure that I’m not attacked and raped?
Listen, I’m all for personal safety. I know this is a dangerous world and it’s good to be prepared at all times.
But maybe instead of a special nail polish, we hire drug enforcement officers to sniff out the sales of date rape drugs on campuses. How about a PSA to let kids know that if a friend of theirs purchases them, they must turn them into authorities because that person needs to be psychologically, if not criminally, evaluated, and that the result of staying silent will lead to charges of accessory to any crime that results. Maybe men need to be told that they should watch how much THEY drink lest an overwhelming desire to rape a classmate overtake them when they are out partying.
Men are not animals, though they often smell and act like it, and they are fully capable of controlling their urges. Maybe tell them to masturbate before they go out at night, to release any pent up sexual frustrations. Maybe remind them that a short skirt isn’t an invitation to attack. Maybe tell them if they feel they cannot properly restrain their compulsion to rape women, they need to lock themselves in their dorm room and finish that physics paper instead of heading to a kegger at the Sigma Chi house. And then give them the number to a help line where they can be directed to a therapist.
But for god’s sake, stop telling women what THEY need to do to prevent rape and put the onus of prevention on the potential perpetrators rather than on the potential victims.
The collision between the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy.
the grand showdown
Andromeda is a bit bigger than us. So when that happens, Andromeda’s black hole is gonna consume our black hole in a vicious act of galactic canabalism.
Which is an actual term used in astronomy apparently.
“Galactic Cannabalism” sounds like an electro/death metal fusion band.
Galactic cannibalism is one of my favourite astronomical terms, but it doesn’t beat the term used for the stretching out into a long thin tube that occurs when something falls into a black hole (spaghettification) or the term used for a rock thought to be a meteorite but which later turns out to be an ordinary terrestrial rock (meteowrong).