21 4 / 2014

djkenna444:

castayel:

busket:

thetuffthorston:

that-lex-kid:

deadjosey:

ive-been-triggered-by-kankri:

redbloodedamerica:

This is ingenious.

mcdonalds needs to do this

WHAT

okay but I’m actually really scared that the lid of the drink is going to come off or something

//the way this works is that it stops about 2 inches above the top (the hole only big enough to go that far without ripping) so you  wouldn’t have to worry about the lid coming off!
it’s really a brilliant idea. it cuts down on the amount of materials used,  and space it takes up. all around good engineering.

from the looks of it it might be recycled materials too? if not then it should be.

it frees up your other hand from having to carry your drink but also doesn’t shove the cold drink next to the warm food
brilliant!

This is the definition of innovation, no amount of sleeves on a blanket can beat this.

You can even stick it in your cup holder and then snag fries through the vent in the side while you’re driving! OH GOD I’M SO HUNGRY NOW!
Oh No! Critical flaw! Once I am consuming salty hot delicious fries…there is no way to DRINK A DRINK! NOOOO!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

djkenna444:

castayel:

busket:

thetuffthorston:

that-lex-kid:

deadjosey:

ive-been-triggered-by-kankri:

redbloodedamerica:

This is ingenious.

mcdonalds needs to do this

WHAT

okay but I’m actually really scared that the lid of the drink is going to come off or something

//the way this works is that it stops about 2 inches above the top (the hole only big enough to go that far without ripping) so you  wouldn’t have to worry about the lid coming off!

it’s really a brilliant idea. it cuts down on the amount of materials used,  and space it takes up. all around good engineering.

from the looks of it it might be recycled materials too? if not then it should be.

it frees up your other hand from having to carry your drink but also doesn’t shove the cold drink next to the warm food

brilliant!

This is the definition of innovation, no amount of sleeves on a blanket can beat this.

You can even stick it in your cup holder and then snag fries through the vent in the side while you’re driving! OH GOD I’M SO HUNGRY NOW!

Oh No! Critical flaw! Once I am consuming salty hot delicious fries…there is no way to DRINK A DRINK! NOOOO!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

(via liamdryden)

21 4 / 2014

Suddenly I’m a Pittsburgh fan…one baby is all it took.

(Source: wildpens, via matthewgaydos)

21 4 / 2014

heyfunniest:

is this even a kid show

(Source: thespoonmissioner, via liamdryden)

21 4 / 2014

mishatherat asked: Some humans feel a deep desire to save the damned, to find the forsaken, or to forgive the unforgiveable, and often fiction is the only realm in which people allow themselves to do it.

Compelling argument. 

And I want to say to all people following this conversation that I apologize for my lack of empathy in the original post. I really didn’t think there would be much Alison support out there, but I was clearly stuck in my own head.

Also, I think this is a pleasant debate and don’t consider my opinion to be any more valid than yours. 

21 4 / 2014

thesansasnark:

edwardspoonhands:

anachronistique:

annagetsthefabulousbabes:

edwardspoonhands:

imsirius:

make me choose: Sarah or Alison or Cosima (for Isabel)

Would anyone choose Alison? Really? This is a RIDICULOUSLY COOL gifset though. If you aren’t watching this…watch it…it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What do you mean, “would anyone choose Alison”? Alison is fucking a+ awesome with her brittle broken awesome self and her access to weapons and her ability to use both knitting and glue gunning as an active threat. My love for Alison is intense. I also have a lot of feels about Beth. Oh Beth. Beth beth beth beth beth. Beth.

ALISON IS MY FUCKING FAVORITE AND FUCK YOU FOR INSINUATING A SOCCER MOM COULDN’T BE ANYONE’S FAVORITE

**SPOILERS!**

My problem isn’t that she’s a soccer mom it’s that she’s A BAD PERSON. I live deep in my shows and when someone does something unforgivable, I don’t forgive them. It actually worries me that so many people seem to sympathize with her actions (or lack thereof.)

As far as who’s the most interesting character, Alison might very well win, but she’s not awesome. 

I really don’t think we can label characters as a bad person when the situation is not one that is very likely to occur um ever and it’s complicated.

Guess what if Allison was a dude it’s unlikely she would be labeled as a bad person. Because guys get to do shitty things.

Walter White had a very similar moment, and that’s the moment I stopped watching Breaking Bad. 

Our culture has been obsessed with anti-heroes since The Soprano’s and I guess I’m just a little sick of it. I’m tired of glamorizing murderers and manipulators. 

Murder isn’t a character flaw. 

21 4 / 2014

anachronistique:

annagetsthefabulousbabes:

edwardspoonhands:

imsirius:

make me choose: Sarah or Alison or Cosima (for Isabel)

Would anyone choose Alison? Really? This is a RIDICULOUSLY COOL gifset though. If you aren’t watching this…watch it…it’s on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What do you mean, “would anyone choose Alison”? Alison is fucking a+ awesome with her brittle broken awesome self and her access to weapons and her ability to use both knitting and glue gunning as an active threat. My love for Alison is intense. I also have a lot of feels about Beth. Oh Beth. Beth beth beth beth beth. Beth.

ALISON IS MY FUCKING FAVORITE AND FUCK YOU FOR INSINUATING A SOCCER MOM COULDN’T BE ANYONE’S FAVORITE

**SPOILERS!**

My problem isn’t that she’s a soccer mom it’s that she’s A BAD PERSON. I live deep in my shows and when someone does something unforgivable, I don’t forgive them. It actually worries me that so many people seem to sympathize with her actions (or lack thereof.)

As far as who’s the most interesting character, Alison might very well win, but she’s not awesome. 

20 4 / 2014

cammyjb:

*Puts 1,3-difourylbenzene between teeth*

It’s metafour.

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20 4 / 2014

Anonymous asked: Hi Hank! I've seen/heard you knock lawyers a few times. I'm curious about why you feel that way. Did you know there are lawyers who are also nerdfighters? Haven't you ever needed legal help? Why is what you do valuable and what lawyers do is not? I'm not trying to be hostile, I'm genuinely curious. As a nerdfighting lawyer I know the legal system is screwed up, but I haven't lost hope that I can do something worthwhile in it.

I knock lawyers for the same reason everyone else does…you have a profession that is opaque and terrifying and expensive, and when I have to interface with it…the lawyer is the face of that opaque and terrifying and expensive thing. 

But, I recognize that you have a vital job without which the world would fall apart….one that you probably won’t get a lot of love for doing…so thanks for doing it. We need good people in your profession very badly.

20 4 / 2014

rionhunter:

I made a response to this, but unfortunately, tumblr has a way of eating up anything more than 10 lines long, and it got a little lost.  So, even though I’m not Hank, I thought I would make a full post explaining the science. 

To understand why it’s happening, though, I’m going to have to quickly explain to you what is happening first.

Hopefully we all know that animation (and film) is just a collection of images, flashed in quick succession.  The motion that we see, however, is pieced together in our brains, thanks to a thing called ‘persistence of vision’.

Persistence of Vision is caused by the lag in your brain.  Seriously.
That brief instant it takes for your brain to understand what it’s seeing is the reason you’re able to watch movies.  And we should be thankful for that brief instant.

Light comes into your eyeballs, and it’s crazy hectic data.  There’s so much stuff happening all the time everywhere.  And while our brains are good, they can’t process everything they’re seeing at light speed.  Everything we perceive through our retinas is just light, bouncing off other things.  We all know that, but it’s something we often forget.

The brain processes one instant of reality, then a snapshot of the next, and then the next, and so on, and pieces them together to create motion.

This is everything.  This is your entire reality.  The perception of instances blended together to form a delicious smoothy of senses.

For motion to be consistent, however, what it’s seeing needs to resemble what it was seeing the moment before.  For example, for objectX to look like it’s moving, it needs to mostly be where it was the microsecond before, but slightly not.

Basically, you need to think about those ol’ claymations kids make, where the lego slowly edges fowards.  You need to take that concept, and apply it to everything you’ve ever known and loved.

If objectX doesn’t overlap where it was before, it’ll look liked it appeared there out of nowhere or a whole new objectX.  This is when the illusion of movement is broken.  It doesn’t occur in live-action movies or reality as much, because it’s hard to break the illusion of reality when you’re in reality, whereas to create a realistic perception of reality, from nothing, on a screen?

Yeah, a little trickier.

In an industry setting, animators have to create at least 25 frames for every second of footage (FPS).  And sometimes, in that 25 frames, animators need to have something move so fast on a frame, that it doesn’t overlap its previous self.

Their solution, as you probably know, is to stretch and contort their object in a way that’s not dissimilar from motion blur with cameras.  Especially when you acknowledge that motion blur is everything that’s happening for that 1/25th of a second.

Again, a lot of this is common knowledge, but it’s a matter of how it all pieces together to work.

As you can see here, in figure A, the hotdogs are smoothly sliding out at a consistent speed, which means, if you were to mark each spot they were in every frame, the marks would make a straight line.

The intervals between each marking isn’t very much, because they’re moving quite slowly.  The hotdogs are mostly overlapping themselves between each frame.

Now remember that the illusion of movement is all in your brain, where it looks for something that resembled the instant before, and projects trajectory into your concious.

The only reason you’re able to reverse the flow of hotdogs is because they look so similar, and because it’s literally all in your head.

When you make yourself think the flow of hotdogs is going into this fine gentleman’s pants, you’re making yourself believe that, in one frame, hotdogX moves almost a whole hotdog length down, instead of only a little bit of a hotdog length up.

And because it’s almost a whole hotdog length down, in just one frame, the distance of the intervals along the hotdog’s trajectory increases, which means it travels more distance in the same amount of time. 

In that one instance of perceived reality (IPR)(Don’t use that anywhere serious, I just made that up), the hotdog moves 9 pixels, instead of 2 (approx.)(I’m not going to count them)

So, to summarize the answer to your question (aka TL:DR);

The reason why the ‘dogs fly into his pants faster is because your brain lag enables you to perceive motion through light  (it likes things that look the same).  And when things look the same, you can screw with your brain something hardcore. 
When you force your brain to see things at different intervals, it can change how you perceive them.

(via pizzajohn)

20 4 / 2014

Got this tie for the TFiOS premiere. It was too perfect.

Got this tie for the TFiOS premiere. It was too perfect.