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Update y’all:

I’m still alive and well in London. It has been quite hectic, but fun and most especially tiring. Tomorrow my Mom and I go to Paris for two nights, which will be exciting but also scary since we both haven’t yet planned where to go once we are there, and also because we can’t speak any French.

Geez, we leave tomorrow and we haven’t even started packing yet and we have no idea how to check into our hotel or how to get from the airport to the hotel, or even what we want to do while we are in London. We are probably going to be some of the most under-prepared tourists in London.

Leaving (again)

Oh yeah, in case I didn’t already tell you guys, By Sep. 4th me and my mom are going to London (!) for two weeks. So be prepared to see some pics from London when I get back, but little activity when I’m actually there.

We are also going to Paris for about two days, but that’s mostly because my Aunt (and basically everyone else we know) told us we jsut HAD to visit Paris and asked why were we visiting London in the first place (“What is there to do in London? Won’t you be bored staying there for two whole weeks?”).

I’m quite excited to go because I haven’t been there since I was on my middle school summer trip (which has been about five years now, jeez I’m getting old) and my Mom has never visited a European country (or really traveled outside the US) so hopefully it will be fun! =) =) =)

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The Who - Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand (US Single Mono Mix)

Mary-Anne with the shaky hands
What they’ve done to her man
Those shaky hands

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slaymewithwhispers:


Dead composers! From Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead”


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slaymewithwhispers:

Dead composers! From Lemony Snicket’s “The Composer is Dead”

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machistado:

I fucking love this website. 

machistado:

I fucking love this website. 

mamamantis:

i’m just really bummed out with the way that “empowered woman” has come to basically mean “conventionally attractive thin white woman with cool hair who owns 58 dildos” and judgement of how “empowered” other women are is invariably measured against that idea

i feel like people just use the word as shorthand for that idea instead of actually thinking about what empowerment is and how it can be different for different people

freckledog:

ONE bright morning this month, 400 protesters smashed down the high fences surrounding a field in the Bicol region of the Philippines and uprooted the genetically modified rice plants growing inside.
Had the plants survived long enough to flower, they would have betrayed a distinctly yellow tint in the otherwise white part of the grain. That is because the rice is endowed with a gene from corn and another from a bacterium, making it the only variety in existence to produce beta carotene, the source of vitamin A. 
Its developers call it “Golden Rice.”
…
“There’s so much misinformation floating around about G.M.O.’s that is taken as fact by people,” said Michael D. Purugganan, a professor of genomics and biology and the dean for science at New York University.
“The genes they inserted to make the vitamin are not some weird manufactured material,” he wrote, “but are also found in squash, carrots and melons.” 
Mr. Purugganan does not work on genetically engineered crops, and until recently had not participated in the public debates over the risks and benefits of G.M.O.’s. But having been raised in a middle-class family in Manila, he felt compelled to weigh in on Golden Rice.
“A lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries,” he said.
—NYT, Golden Rice: Lifesaver?

freckledog:

ONE bright morning this month, 400 protesters smashed down the high fences surrounding a field in the Bicol region of the Philippines and uprooted the genetically modified rice plants growing inside.

Had the plants survived long enough to flower, they would have betrayed a distinctly yellow tint in the otherwise white part of the grain. That is because the rice is endowed with a gene from corn and another from a bacterium, making it the only variety in existence to produce beta carotene, the source of vitamin A.

Its developers call it “Golden Rice.”

“There’s so much misinformation floating around about G.M.O.’s that is taken as fact by people,” said Michael D. Purugganan, a professor of genomics and biology and the dean for science at New York University.

“The genes they inserted to make the vitamin are not some weird manufactured material,” he wrote, “but are also found in squash, carrots and melons.” 

Mr. Purugganan does not work on genetically engineered crops, and until recently had not participated in the public debates over the risks and benefits of G.M.O.’s. But having been raised in a middle-class family in Manila, he felt compelled to weigh in on Golden Rice.

“A lot of the criticism of G.M.O.’s in the Western world suffers from a lack of understanding of how really dire the situation is in developing countries,” he said.

—NYT, Golden Rice: Lifesaver?

parliecharker:

Stravinsky by Man Ray

parliecharker:

Stravinsky by Man Ray