Parts of my area are forecast to exceed 100°F over the weekend. Fuck this weather, seriously.

I can tell which companies care about getting my money by which subtitle their ads.

(Reblogged from compromised-by-castiel)

worstcats:

Things that are good about cats

  • soft fur
  • cute face
  • fluffy tail
  • adorable
  • dry

This cat fails on all levels

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Partial success!

Trying to get Kita used to the feather-onna-stick. Her default response to new stimuli is

  1. Run away
  2. Hide
  3. Mew pathetically

I can’t help feeling this would probably be a more adaptive response without step 3.

I don’t understand how anybody would abandon this cat

Kita says “I’m trying to eat here; do you mind?” #MiauleinKita #cat #kitty #catstagram #catsofinstagram #instacat #rescuecat #rescuepets #rescuekitty

rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

(Reblogged from miwrighting)
The way this happened took us off guard. An individual on Facebook decided to report several hundred of these accounts as fake. These reports were among the several hundred thousand fake name reports we process every single week, 99 percent of which are bad actors doing bad things: impersonation, bullying, trolling, domestic violence, scams, hate speech, and more — so we didn’t notice the pattern. The process we follow has been to ask the flagged accounts to verify they are using real names by submitting some form of ID — gym membership, library card, or piece of mail. We’ve had this policy for over 10 years, and until recently it’s done a good job of creating a safe community without inadvertently harming groups like what happened here.

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox apologizing for their Real Name policy.

I highlighted this part in particular because of the alarming revelation: this was a systematic, targeted, and deliberate attack conducted by someone with a vendetta/agenda. We don’t know who it is yet, but GigaOm’s in the process of finding out.

(via notyourexrotic)

(Reblogged from compromised-by-castiel)
(Reblogged from ddddaikon)

When you find yourself writing the phrase “I’ve only been sexually assaulted a handful of times”, you know the world is fucked up

nurselofwyr:

books-and-cookies:

bluestockingbookworm:

I get really angry when I read a synopsis and it is all self-congratulatory and promotion-y. Just tell me what the book is about, I will decide for myself if it is ground-breaking or stunning or the best thing since sliced bread.

THIS. This is important.

I’m more interested in what the thing is ABOUT rather than what someone else thought about it - or, more likely, what the publisher paid someone to say at me.

I find review quotes valuable but probably not the way people expect—I will admit that I judge a book partly by who they used as reviewers.

In particular, if there’s no one I recognize as a woman, and the author has a masculine name, it usually goes back on the shelf. I’m not interested in reading books that don’t treat women as people, and I’ve found that male author + no female reviewers generally signals “can’t write women”.

(Reblogged from nurselofwyr)
(Reblogged from iquantny)

Holy balls it’s supposed to be 94°F on Friday

It’s freaking October