1. kohenari:

    This afternoon, while I was preparing dinner, my kids were watching an episode of Sesame Street and Will Arnett was in a long sketch at the beginning … as a magician.

    My kids couldn’t understand why I was laughing so hard I was almost crying.

    Well played, Sesame Street.

    (Source: sesameworkshop.org)

  2. myartexperiments:

    Happy Earth Day

    (via brooklynmutt)

  4. latimes:

    Since 2004, the amount of money owed by U.S. college graduates entering the workforce has more than tripled

    Graphic: Doug Stevens / Los Angeles Times

  5. archatlas:

    Scotland John & Tina Reid

    arrrrrgh. I need like three years to just travel everywhere. 

    (via crayjoy)

  6. lesbianathogwarts:


    Ancient Roman prostitutes did something similar, but usually they would have phalluses inscribed in their sandals. So, if you were ever in the mood, you could just look down and follow the dicks.

    follow the yellow dick-road

    (Source: sve-sto-imam-nemamm, via tyleroakley)

  8. Missing London today…and most days. Le sigh. 

    (Source: boglio)

  9. peterfromtexas:

    Evolution of the NYC Subway

    (Source: thelandofmaps)

  11. humansofnewyork:

    "I have a neck injury so I had to tone it down this year."


  12. "

    I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

    When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

    Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

    Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

    …My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

    So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.


    Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

    "What’s up with chicks and science?"

    Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

    (via magnius159)

    (via crayjoy)

  13. ddaniell:

    A Japanese warplane Second World War lies wrecked in shallow water off Guam in a photograph which won Tony Cherbas second in the Topside category. (via)

    (via abandonedography)

  14. comedycentral:

    Click here to watch Samantha Bee and Jason Jones talk about this classic segment on The Daily Show Correspondent Spotlight: Behind the Spotlight.

    (via comedycentral)

  15. danteogodofsoup:

    Excellent storytelling

    (Source: exclusivelylouisck, via inothernews)