Think of me as a paradox in an anomaly and get on with your tea.
Since 17 September, 2012
How I talk to my friends these days.
Does anyone else regularly use the word “fancy” in the same vein as “cool,” or is that just me?
Not sure why but this is how my phone took a picture of lightning
Looks like it took half of this world, and half of a dark world.
It’s so rad and creepy, gives the spook chills
Science side here: The flash coming off of the lightning is very fast. Your phonecamera’s shutter actually takes the photo from side to side. The flash of lightning (or perhaps another lightning) struck while it was in the middle of photographing, leaving half of the photo being from before the flash, and the other half during it.
Science Fiction side here: What really happened was a tear in the fabric of reality. During that fraction of second you camera was able to pierce through the veil that separate this dimension from the mirror-image one, also known as mirror universe. Your alternate self probably did the same, at the same time. You alternate self also has a goatee and/or an eyepatch.
Knowing what massive Who geeks Steven Moffat, Gareth Roberts and Peter Capaldi are, there has to be a scene like this in ‘The Caretaker’:
Clara: You’ve got a job here? How did you get a job here?
The Doctor: I asked Chesterfield for a favour.
The Doctor: Chatterton, the governor of the school.
Clara: You mean Mr Chesterton, the Chairman of the Governors.
The Doctor: Yes, that’s him, Chesserman.
Being able to order pizza delivery online is probably one of the best innovations of the 21st century.
"gentle reminder that cleopatra’s beauty is rumored to have started wars in ancient history" — a post going around Tumblr
Actually Cleopatra was said to have not actually been that beautiful — men said that until she opened her mouth, she was simply average. What made her beautiful according to Plutarch was her personality and intelligence. Her sparkling wit, charming personality, talent with over half a dozen languages, and in-depth knowledge of almost everything was just so impressive that she often became beautiful in their eyes.
So while that post is nice in that it’s trying to say that women are becoming more beautiful and that if you lived in 30 B.C., you could have started wars, I like this version much better.
You may not be traditionally beautiful, but goddamn neither was Cleopatra and she seduced two of the most powerful men in the world.
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