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Girls like this don’t really exist in the military haha

Girls like this don’t really exist in the military haha

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

True story, I got called in for jury duty myself last month for the first time ever (because going to grad school and basically being a student for ten straight years got disqualified me before) and I was ready to give these exact answers so I could be all… 

on the judge, and then they dismissed all the potential jurors without even going to selection and so I was all… 

I guess I’ll have to save it for next time.

-J

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madfuture:

A little sunshine & Terence McKenna 🌞📖 #FoodoftheGods



Excellent book

madfuture:

A little sunshine & Terence McKenna 🌞📖 #FoodoftheGods

Excellent book

So, hypothetically… if I could take a bunch of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and read books at Barnes and Noble all day… and then be able to display my knowledge and understanding of the subject on an equal, if not higher, level than a college student… then, hypothetically… why is everyone paying for college again?

(Answer: Because a college degree isn’t about education, it’s a class marker. If we cared about everyone being educated, we would accredit free online courses and allow people to achieve intellectual growth and success without going into debt. But that’s not what college is for. I mean, yeah in college you can travel and learn from amazing professors and start your own anything and have access to facilities and resources and money, yeah, college is all that. And I’m not discrediting anyone who loves college but… college, at the end of the day is a business. College is just one more big way to perpetuate the system. But I say f**k the system, man.) #FreeEducationForAll #LearnRadically

Vanessa Newman (Washington, DC) - haikuology.tumblr.com

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zodiaccity:

Zodiac Libra facts — Libra prefers not to argue but they definitely don’t mind a good ass debate.

zodiaccity:

Zodiac Libra facts — Libra prefers not to argue but they definitely don’t mind a good ass debate.

jahjoma:

andromeda, oil on canvas, 50x50cm, 2013

jahjoma:

andromeda, oil on canvas, 50x50cm, 2013

No cider like swedish cider. I miss this stuff

georgetakei:

You try it— look to your left tell and comment with the “literal” name of the first thing you see.
I got "sliding box full of mismatched socks." 
What about you? 

georgetakei:

You try it— look to your left tell and comment with the “literal” name of the first thing you see.

I got "sliding box full of mismatched socks."

What about you? 

cross-connect:

Hayden Zezula is from Austin, Texas and makes GIFs under the name zolloc. He has been using Cinema 4D for the last 4 years and is completely self taught. He is currently working on an exploration video game.

twirlingavengers:

do you ever just sit around and think I’m in my twenties.

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tyleroakley:

masscracc:

You’ll do what?

you’ll suck dick

factsandchicks:

It took the radio 38 years to reach 50 million people, 20 years for the phone, 13 years for the television, 3.6 years for Facebook and it took Google Plus 88 days
source

factsandchicks:

It took the radio 38 years to reach 50 million people, 20 years for the phone, 13 years for the television, 3.6 years for Facebook and it took Google Plus 88 days

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