20 4 / 2014

thimsnire:

edwardspoonhands:

OK…so at sushi places, you can get edamame. Edamame are cooked, salted soybean pods. This dish is called “edamame.” We didn’t have a word for it in English so we use the Japanese word. The beans, however, we have a word for…they are soybeans. We call them soybeans.

Something sinister happened a…

if society is so obsessed with borrowing form Japanese, then why don’t we call soybeans “Daizu” (which is Japanese for soybean)

Bumping for people who have been saying that “edamame” is Japanese for “soybeans.” Edamame is the prepared dish, not the beans themselves. 

But, I know, language is fluid and these things happen and who cares, right?. I think the reason why it annoys me is because we don’t want to use the word “soy” because it doesn’t sound nice. “Soy” interestingly, is from a DIFFERENT Japanese word “shoyu” which we commonly call “soy sauce.”

When I was growing up…you couldn’t even buy soybeans at the supermakret…it’s a relatively new thing, while “soy products” have been around for a long time. Fancy salad places want to use a new, more elegant-sounding word for a commodity crop that America produces TONS of and has been producing for hundreds of years. I guess I can’t blame them…but triggers my BS detectors.

20 4 / 2014

photoshopwilwheaton:

The Wil Wheaton Project: After Dark

I think everyone in this picture is getting a really good deal.

photoshopwilwheaton:

The Wil Wheaton Project: After Dark

I think everyone in this picture is getting a really good deal.

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20 4 / 2014

OK…so at sushi places, you can get edamame. Edamame are cooked, salted soybean pods. This dish is called “edamame.” We didn’t have a word for it in English so we use the Japanese word. The beans, however, we have a word for…they are soybeans. We call them soybeans.

Something sinister happened a few years ago and now I can’t tell the guy at the salad place that I want soybeans on my salad without him looking at me like my face fell off.

"Oh, you mean edamame beans?"

"NO! I DON’T MEAN ‘EDAMAME BEANS’ BECAUSE THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS EDAMAME BEANS! AND I DON’T WANT EDAMAME EITHER BECAUSE WHY WOULD I WANT UNSHELLED SOYBEANS ON MY SALAD THAT I AM GOING TO EAT WITH A FORK! I MEAN SOYBEANS! THOSE THINGS THAT WE HAVE HAD A PERFECTLY GOOD ENGLISH WORD FOR FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS THAT HAS THREE FEWER SYLLABLES THAN EDAMAME BEANS!"

20 4 / 2014

townsvillain:

do penguins even have knees? what the fuck

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20 4 / 2014

sleepywinchesters:

edwardspoonhands:

Sometimes when I’m making a video, I realize that I’m forcing myself to have a unique opinion on a topic when, in fact, it isn’t an honest opinion….it’s just me searching for something interesting to say. That’s OK, I guess, but I’ve been trying not to do it as much. 

Sometimes I’m not interesting. I like science fiction books and taking pictures and watching the same TV shows as everyone else. It’s exhausting to try and make every single part of your existence interesting. I hereby give myself permission to be boring.

I feel that way about designing a lot. I think it’s part of being creative- there’s this constant need to come up with new ideas but that pressure only comes from within. And ultimately you have to accept that being like everyone else isn’t a bad thing sometimes. It just means you’re human and can’t fire on all pistons all the time.

Oh yeah, the very worst things I ever designed were when I was like “I’m so sick of how everybody does things…I want to do something really NEW!” And then I do something that no one else would ever do…

…because of how terrible it is.

20 4 / 2014

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.

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19 4 / 2014

Just shootin the music video for I F$&@ing Love Science with @animalcharade and @ngjenkins. And Abby.

Just shootin the music video for I F$&@ing Love Science with @animalcharade and @ngjenkins. And Abby.

19 4 / 2014

sniffing:

when you’re starving and a friend offers you a piece of their food

image

YOU EAT YOUR FRIEND?!

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19 4 / 2014

alandistro:

alandistro:

So today is Day One of what is going to be a very involved, but very exciting, six month project.

My band, The Caulden Road, will be completely re-recording my first EP, Taking Leave, and my debut album, Erase This, in their entirety.

The new resulting double album will be called Reimagined, as our vision is to not just re-record the songs as they existed on the original releases, but rather to completely reimagine the songs - writing new music, a few new lyrics - exploring each individual track from a new perspective.

Above is a preview (not the final mix or mastering) of the opening track, “Just A Boy”. We recorded this over the last few weeks as a proof-of-concept, to see if we could, in fact, create something completely new inspired by the old material. And I think we rocked it.

Taking Leave is no longer available from DFTBA, and the original Erase This won’t be reprinted should the most recent printing sell out… so I’m very much looking forward to what is to come out of these new recording sessions.

Hope you guys like the new track! I’ll be sharing a lot more about this project as it evolves from an idea in to a real Thing over the next few months.

^^ if you missed it last night!! ^^

This is very good.

19 4 / 2014

eyebrow-raising-gaki:

The average male nerdfighter~

eyebrow-raising-gaki:

The average male nerdfighter~

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