we have done the impossible

and that has made us mighty

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snarkbender:

melissabeck:

One is in diapers and the other is a busybody. Both knew better than to trample through the sugar on the floor to sit on top of, beneath the vulva of the exhibit like Pat did.
Let’s forget, for a moment, the subject matter of A Subtlety. And think about plain good home training. You don’t go to any place housing any works of art and touch. 
You quietly observe.
You show respect.
You keep your hands to yourself.
You do not touch. 
And now let’s think (for days and days since visiting the exhibit) specifically about the subject matter and all of its tentacles. And to that I say again, 
It’s not yours to touch and 
You show some respect. 

what’chu wanna bet the person sitting down in this photo spent all kinds of time talking about how beautiful their experience was, w/o taking a moment to think about context, etc.

snarkbender:

melissabeck:

One is in diapers and the other is a busybody. Both knew better than to trample through the sugar on the floor to sit on top of, beneath the vulva of the exhibit like Pat did.

Let’s forget, for a moment, the subject matter of A Subtlety. And think about plain good home training. You don’t go to any place housing any works of art and touch. 

You quietly observe.

You show respect.

You keep your hands to yourself.

You do not touch. 

And now let’s think (for days and days since visiting the exhibit) specifically about the subject matter and all of its tentacles. And to that I say again, 

It’s not yours to touch and 

You show some respect. 

what’chu wanna bet the person sitting down in this photo spent all kinds of time talking about how beautiful their experience was, w/o taking a moment to think about context, etc.

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Defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.
xkcd: Free Speech (alt text)

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rhamphotheca:

Redwood National and State Parks (NPS) - CA, USA:
There are many different types of berries in the forests of Redwood NSP. Some, like blackberries and thimbleberries, are edible and can be collected in modest amounts. 
Others, however, are NOT to be eaten. Pictured here is clintonia, also known as bluebead lily for obvious and colorful reasons. Its vibrant, almost unnaturally blue berries may look tasty, but make no mistake- eating them may leave you with a painful stomach-ache!

rhamphotheca:

There are many different types of berries in the forests of Redwood NSP. Some, like blackberries and thimbleberries, are edible and can be collected in modest amounts.

Others, however, are NOT to be eaten. Pictured here is clintonia, also known as bluebead lily for obvious and colorful reasons. Its vibrant, almost unnaturally blue berries may look tasty, but make no mistake- eating them may leave you with a painful stomach-ache!

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Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.
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