Extra Bitters


  1. parislemon:


fuckyeahvintage-retro:

The four stages of life, via

Pretty much.

    parislemon:

    fuckyeahvintage-retro:

    The four stages of life, via

    Pretty much.

  2. (via Flowchart: Should You Catcall Her? | Playboy)
  3. ☛ How Norway has avoided the 'curse of oil'

    parislemon:

    Sarah Treanor:

    For while other countries have struck oil and then binged on the revenues, by contrast Norway is continuing to invest its oil and gas money in a giant sovereign wealth fund.

    The fund, worth about $800bn (£483bn), owns 1% of the entire world’s stocks, and is big enough to make every citizen a millionaire in the country’s currency, the kroner. In effect, it is a giant savings account.

    1% of all the stocks in the world. Crazy (smart).

    We’ll see how this plays out in the long run, but it strikes me as smart for any “boom” town to diversify as much as possible when they can — before they can’t, and they’re screwed.

  4. I know a lot of creative people and perhaps by correlation I know a lot of people who struggle with depression. They have told me (and they’ve told the world) how depression sits there, implacable, and drains the color out of the world until no success or joy matters. I believe them, and it becomes increasingly evident that no matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, that depression is a good liar and can make you believe none of it matters.
     
    I know and love too many people with depression to believe that it’s something that’s shameful to talk about or to acknowledge. I want them alive and I want them here with us. If you have depression I want you alive and here with us. Don’t let the moment take you. Don’t be afraid to get help. The people who love you want you here. Believe it.

    John Scalzi

    No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

    (via wilwheaton)

    (via wilwheaton)

  5. Wavey #AndrewOhlmann

    Wavey #AndrewOhlmann

  6. parislemon:

    Alfred Hitchcock’s famous movie posters as gifs

    Amazing.

  7. I haven’t been this infatuated with a band in a long time. So badass. Must see them live! Soon! #whitelung

  8. We waste about one third of all the food produced in the world. Bees are dying, monocultures are dominating agriculture, knowledge gets lost, many people eat alone and don’t know how to cook any more. Kids don’t see food growing any more. Our supply of phosphates - an essential ingredient for artificial fertilisers - is running out and without it we might not be able to feed the growing world population. Chicken in intensive farms get more antibiotics than needy children in developing countries. Oceans are damaged, fresh water supplies are getting short, oil is running out.

    Fortunately we also see a big group of young people getting into action and trying to find different ways to change the food chain and to change our perception to food. I could even say that there might be a food revolution coming up. And we need one.

  9. I love new record day! #listenrecords #whitelung #flaminglips #vinyl

    I love new record day! #listenrecords #whitelung #flaminglips #vinyl

  10. parislemon:

electrostaticlove:

Something I always remind myself…

Adventure.

    parislemon:

    electrostaticlove:

    Something I always remind myself…

    Adventure.

  11. ☛ I Was Promised Flying Cars

    parislemon:

    Adam Frank:

    For all the power of modern science, we are masters of only one of these forces: electromagnetism. Laptops, smartphones, wirelessly connected thermostats, Google Glass — all our high-tech miracles exist because we’ve learned to control the electromagnetic force at the subtlest of levels. We routinely nudge electrons around circuits with the precision of an atomic watchmaker and coerce light to do our bidding with the barest of whispers. When it comes to electromagnetism, we have powers that are almost godlike.

    With the other three, we’re not even close. Consider nuclear power plants. Yes, they rely on our remarkable knowledge of the strong and weak nuclear forces. But when all is said and done they simply use the heat generated by splitting atomic nuclei to boil water, which then spins turbines, which then generate electricity. That’s not so different from a 19th-century steam engine. Compared with the precision of an electron microscope (or even a grocery-store laser scanner), our handling of nuclear forces is still at the level of slamming rocks together.

    The same is true of gravity. Obviously, we can make a plane fly by forcing air to flow over a wing, which generates the pressure to lift it off the ground. But the interaction of those air molecules is a result of electromagnetic forces. And the fuel we use to power planes (and blow rockets off the planet) is a result of our understanding of chemistry, which again is a matter of electromagnetism.

    It is sort of crazy that our mastery only extends to one of the four forces. Bring on anti-gravity already!