The Written Block

An adventure in science, literature, and storytelling.

aseaofquotes:

Naguib Mahfouz, Sugar Street

aseaofquotes:

Naguib Mahfouz, Sugar Street

(via aseaofquotes)

Listen to the sound of wikipedia

violentcosmos:

irrhythmic:

oweeeeendennis:

This is a way to listen to changes to wikipedia. You are literally listening to knowledge being added to the world.

Pluck sounds are an addition, strings are subtractions, and the pitch says how how big the edit is. My heart shudders at this I love it so much.

this is actually really beautiful

I listened to wikipedia for like 3 hours while it rained one day, it was lovely.

(via psi0991)

aseaofquotes:

Milan Kundera, Identity

aseaofquotes:

Milan Kundera, Identity

yeahwriters:

wrote:

sassy english teachers are the best because they’re beyond sarcastic and somehow always end up insulting the kid that you hate and everyone else likes

Yes.

darkchaos-chao:

THIS IS THE BEST USE OF THAT JESUS I HAVE EVER SEEN

(Source: gazpachoblog, via awkwardlittlebutterfly)

ponywithafez:

lady-digby-chicken-caesar:

stepharooni:

superboyfriends:

ethelindi:

Everyone probably knew this was coming.

#i legit CRY at this commercial #it actually makes me CRY #boom-dee-ada-boom-dee-ada #i just love the fucking world okay? #sobbing now

I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THIS COMMERCIAL

I was just thinking about these commercials and how I wanted one on my tumblr, and now here it is!

Awkward confession time: whenever I feel like the world is shit and I can’t keep dealing with it, I watch this and/or read about cool science things to remind me that it’s not all bad. 

(Source: skythrown, via theconsultingbiscuit)

victoriousvocabulary:

THANATOPSIS
[noun]
1. a meditation upon death; view of or reflection upon death.
2. a meditation on death, as in a poem or essay.
3. the contemplation of death.
Etymology: from Latin thanatos (death) + Greek opsis (a view).
 [Philippe de Champaigne - Vanitas]

victoriousvocabulary:

THANATOPSIS

[noun]

1. a meditation upon death; view of or reflection upon death.

2. a meditation on death, as in a poem or essay.

3. the contemplation of death.

Etymology: from Latin thanatos (death) + Greek opsis (a view).

 [Philippe de Champaigne - Vanitas]

typotigress:

Had I known what I would have seen, I would have pulled up the recording.  Choppy SS’s will have to do.

I really wish I could have recorded how he stopped in the middle of sermon to punch people for their slander X’D

I’m quite the preacher, apparently.

“You know what I like about Europa? Suppose we do find life. Then what do you call it? You call it Europeans!”

—   Neil deGrasse Tyson (via theuniverseatlarge)

dajo42:

dajo42:

harry potter: “albus severus, blah blah blah slytherin tootle toot fart noise you were named after the bravest man i’ve ever known”

teddy lupin: “hey uh… remember my fucking dad”

[albus arrives at hogwarts]

albus: “hello professor! did you know severus snape? my dad says he was the bravest man he ever knew”

neville longbottom: “is that fucking right”

(via paramourellariasand)