"Modesty" Carved in marble by Antonio Corradini, 1752
Boys’ Night by Max Landis and AP Quatch
what the fuck this was so good
This is a really great comic, please read it.
THIS IS SO FUCKING GOOD.
I already plugged this over at my art tumblr, but seriously, if you haven’t read this, it’s amazing. It’s like 28 pages and has more characterization and subtext and implied backstory than I can imagine cramming into a comic twice this length.
I read “Boys’ Night” about a month ago and still can’t stop thinking about it, especially the last 6 or so pages.
Mickey and co. need to be in the public domain now.
I don’t know what I thought this was going to be but whatever I thought I was wrong and I’m glad
Last night at work, my manager was telling me a story about how one of the managers at the other location he worked at walked in on one of the workers jerking off in the bathroom. In the course of telling the story he’s making exaggerated jerking off motions, and a woman comes up behind him to ask him a question. She looks at him faux-jerking it and then turns around and walks away.
Just a reminder:the natural diet of these birds is BONES. Not just bone marrow; actual bone shards. They pick up huge freaking bones from carcasses and drop them onto rocks until they get spiky pieces and then they swallow them. Their stomach acid dissolves bone.
look me in the eye and tell me that’s not a fucking dragon
And they aren’t naturally red like that. That’s self-applied makeup. They find the reddest earth they can to work into their feathers as a status symbol.
And they don’t scavenge other parts of carcases, just the bones. 85-90% of their diet is exclusively bone. Hence why it’s only a myth that these birds would just pick up whole lambs and carry them off. It’s not true, but in German they’re still called Lämmergeier as a result.
Angel and the Ape by Bob Oksner
Am I the only one who liked or reblogged this??? I FEEL LIKE I’M TAKING CRAZY PILLSOh, wow, these are amazing.
Remember when comics used to be awesome
Google’s Machine Learning Algorithms Outpacing Engineers’ Ability to Understand How they Work
“Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos.
What stunned [Google Software Engineer] Quoc V. Le is that the software has learned to pick out features in things like paper shredders that people can’t easily spot – you’ve seen one shredder, you’ve seen them all, practically. But not so for Google’s monster.
Many of Quoc’s pals had trouble identifying paper shredders when he showed them pictures of the machines, he said. The computer system has a greater success rate, and he isn’t quite sure how he could write a program to do this.
Google researchers can no longer explain exactly how the system has learned to spot certain objects, because the programming appears to think independently from its creators, and its complex cognitive processes are inscrutable. "
Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
my muscles stopped functioning
I was so relieved this wasn’t a trick. Very soothing.
Have you guys ever heard of Near Death Experiences?
Near Death Experiences are when a person comes extremely close to dying or does die but is then revived. In those times, a lot of people talk about bright lights, some will say they saw a place or angels.
50% of people who have NDE’s also experience music. They often describe it as without rhythm or beat. Just a beautiful, soft, flowing music. They say it’s the most beautiful music they’ve ever experience and, for quite a few people, hearing this music has changed their life, made them want to be a better person.
There was one person, a guy called Steve Roach, who got into a bike crash and went through an NDE and he heard this music as well. He then spent years trying to recreate it. When he had, to what was the best he could, he released the music. Many people who heard the music said that it was the same as what they’d heard when they were near death and that it made them cry from happiness at hearing it again.
The music in this track is very similar to the music that Roach produced.
A lot of people believe that this music that people here during NDE’s is the sound of the universe. Some believe that it’s angels singing them to heaven. Other’s believe it’s just chemicals and hormones and brain synapses creating an auditory hallucination. Either way though, I find it extremely comforting and quite beautiful that this happens.