Columbus Closed His Diary and Went Ashore
quadlutz:

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

i’ll never forget the exchange “it’s unpleasantly like being drunk.” “what’s so unpleasant about being drunk?” “you ask a glass of water.”

quadlutz:

drinkmasturbatecry:

nudityandnerdery:

the-fandoms-are-valentines:

grandtheftautosanandreas:

Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters

they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay

He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”

"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”

"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”

"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”

"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”

And, of course:

"The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t."

the one that will always stay with me is “Arthur Dent was grappling with his consciousness the way one grapples with a lost bar of soap in the bath,” i feel like that was the first time i really understood what you could do with words.

i’ll never forget the exchange “it’s unpleasantly like being drunk.” “what’s so unpleasant about being drunk?” “you ask a glass of water.”

theotherwesley:

blue-author:

Oh my gosh, this gets better and better.

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A Random Viking Fact I Found Out

jackthevulture:

little-danish-pastry:

nordicphile:

viking-gods-of-metal:

When a viking mistreats his lady, she may cut off his junk and hang it in her home.

Also:

  • Women were in charge of the household’s money because they were believed to be magic and have the ability to see into the future.
  • If a woman divorced her viking husband, he would be shamed for being divorced.
  • Men weren’t even allowed to touch a woman’s hand if she had not agreed to it or he would be punished by law.

VIKINGS

nurmengardx:

wiccanthropy:

gifs-gifs-gifs-gifs-gifs:

Nailed it

Solid D for effort

image

I think they just looked at them and said “They both have eyes”

npr:

"What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment" via Robert Krulwich
How do vultures find their food? They’re scavengers, so they must pick up the scent of something dead, and then swoop down to feast. Right? Maybe not.
Image: Robert Krulwich/NPR

npr:

"What Not To Serve Buzzards For Lunch, A Glorious Science Experiment" via Robert Krulwich

How do vultures find their food? They’re scavengers, so they must pick up the scent of something dead, and then swoop down to feast. Right? Maybe not.

Image: Robert Krulwich/NPR

Buffy Meme - (5/7) Quotes

riordam:

winchestercaptains:

officialtribble:

How History Books Will Remember The Government Shut Down: A Masterpost

i never want this post to die

I miss this

tairupanda:

derschneefiel:

The Pallas´s Cat, also called Manul, is a small wildcat living in the grasslands and steppe of central asia.
It is named after the german naturalist Peter Simon Pallas, who first described the species in 1776.

That is the most expressive and gelatinous cat I have ever seen.

goauldendelicious:

Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett
One of my favourite first pages ever written. No-one plays with writing the way Terry does.

goauldendelicious:

Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett

One of my favourite first pages ever written. No-one plays with writing the way Terry does.