Well, That's Just Great

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(Source: ifjol)

If you’re really mad about the free U2 album on your iPhone…

culby:

wellthatsjustgreat:

you’re officially LOOKING for things to get upset over.

Had they made it opt-in, you’re right. But they just jammed it on your phone/cloud, whether you like U2, rock music, or Spiderman musicals. Imagine someone whose entire music library is hip hop, or vocal jazz, or KPop, who now have Bono popping up whenever they hit shuffle. Yes, it was free, but it wasn’t asked for.

And good god, imagine the reaction if it were a Taylor Swift album.

Annoyed? Fine.

Preferred it not be there? Fine.

Think there could have been a better way to do it? Welcome to the exclusive club of “People Who Can’t Do Shit But Know For Sure How Other People Should Have Done Shit After The Fact.” Enjoy the benefits of membership. I’m the president and we’re always expanding.

But I’ve just reached my tipping point when it comes to privileged butthurt with this one. I’m not talking about finding the opportunity to tweak Apple with snarky tweets and tumblr posts. I’m talking about people who are living such sheltered, privileged lives that something like this, or their iPhone coming on Monday instead of Friday, honestly angers them.

"How dare this happen to me!? TO ME!!!"

wilwheaton:

(via @iGriever)
wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: It’s dinnertime!
Me: No it’s not, Ducky.
Ducky: Yes it is!
Me: Afraid not.
Ducky: I specifically heard you say “Dinnertime!”
Me: The Lady and I are going out for a little bit. I said to her that we need to be home by dinnertime.
Ducky: There it is again! Two dinnertimes! Double foods!!!
Me: …
Ducky: …
Me: I think you’re confused about how dinnertime works.
Ducky: Three-sies!
Me: But that’s pretty good counting for a dog.
Ducky: You say, “Dinnertime!” and then you get up and scoop my food into my bowl. Every time.
Me: I say it to announce that it’s dinnertime…
Ducky: Four! Better get started!
Me: Saying, “Dinnertime!” acknowledges dinnertime. It doesn’t trigger dinnertime.
Ducky: I’m going to need a bigger collar.
Me: It’s noon, Ducky. I’m sorry I said that word.
Ducky: What word?
Me: …
Ducky: I may be hungry.
Me: I love you, Ducky.
Ducky: I love you, Daddy.
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wellthatsjustducky:

Ducky: It’s dinnertime!

Me: No it’s not, Ducky.

Ducky: Yes it is!

Me: Afraid not.

Ducky: I specifically heard you say “Dinnertime!”

Me: The Lady and I are going out for a little bit. I said to her that we need to be home by dinnertime.

Ducky: There it is again! Two dinnertimes! Double foods!!!

Me:

Ducky:

Me: I think you’re confused about how dinnertime works.

Ducky: Three-sies!

Me: But that’s pretty good counting for a dog.

Ducky: You say, “Dinnertime!” and then you get up and scoop my food into my bowl. Every time.

Me: I say it to announce that it’s dinnertime…

Ducky: Four! Better get started!

Me: Saying, “Dinnertime!” acknowledges dinnertime. It doesn’t trigger dinnertime.

Ducky: I’m going to need a bigger collar.

Me: It’s noon, Ducky. I’m sorry I said that word.

Ducky: What word?

Me:

Ducky: I may be hungry.

Me: I love you, Ducky.

Ducky: I love you, Daddy.

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If you’re really mad about the free U2 album on your iPhone…

you’re officially LOOKING for things to get upset over.

The John Gruden robot they’ve used the last few years on Monday Night Football is very realistic. Too bad they can’t get the eyes right.

wellthatsjustducky:

Dinnertime!

nyctaeus:

This crater, 'The Sedan Crater', remains from the Plowshares program, the purpose of which was to test the peaceful use of nuclear explosions. The operating hypothesis was that a nuclear explosion could easily excavate a large area, facilitating the building of canals and roads, improving mining techniques, or simply moving a large amount of rock and soil. The intensity and distribution of radiation proved too great, and the program was abandoned. The “Sedan” device was thermonuclear—70 percent fusion, 30 percent fission—with a yield of 100 kilotons. The crater is an impressive 635 feet deep and 1,280 feet wide. The weight of the material lifted was 12 million tons.[Taken from the book Nuclear Landscapes, by Peter Goin]

And I took this shot from Jabba’s skiff…

nyctaeus:

This crater, 'The Sedan Crater', remains from the Plowshares program, the purpose of which was to test the peaceful use of nuclear explosions. The operating hypothesis was that a nuclear explosion could easily excavate a large area, facilitating the building of canals and roads, improving mining techniques, or simply moving a large amount of rock and soil. The intensity and distribution of radiation proved too great, and the program was abandoned. The “Sedan” device was thermonuclear—70 percent fusion, 30 percent fission—with a yield of 100 kilotons. The crater is an impressive 635 feet deep and 1,280 feet wide. The weight of the material lifted was 12 million tons.
[Taken from the book Nuclear Landscapes, by Peter Goin]

And I took this shot from Jabba’s skiff…

jewlesthemagnificent:

andsoisyourface:

I wrote a thing. Also. It’s long. 

I’m always proud and honored to count Wendy as a friend, but this piece and the bravery she has shown in publicly discussing her own experience with domestic abuse makes me feel exceptionally lucky to know her.

Love my tumblr family.

NFL Network

For all the people complaining that ESPN is giving to much attention to NFL players beating women, NFL players beating children, and NFL executives and owners lying and rationalizing both, I highly suggest you flip over to the NFL Network these days. It’s a specular showcase of denial and delusion and a great reminder that it is not a sports channel, but a corporate press release delivery system! Your enjoyment of the games this week won’t be impacted by any pesky broader realities.

"What controversies?! What?! We don’t know what you’re talking about! Anyhoo! Here’s the running backs you should start this week in Fantasy Football if you had Adrian Peterson on your team!"

"Because Peterson could be out f…"

"HABBA HABBA HABBBA! NA NA NA!"

"What? I’m just saying that since he’s been indicted for beat…"

"LA LA LA LA LA! Football!!!!!!"