A collection of rarities and oddities from around the net. Gathered via del.icio.us, StumbleUpon or my own blog and flickr page.

11th October 2014

Question reblogged from Neil Gaiman with 18,111 notes

guyplayfair said: If you could hug any Doctor Who writer, which one would you hug? I think personally I would go for Robert Shearman, he looks cuddly and that beard would probably feel nice rubbing on your head. Russell T Davies also looks quite huggable but his propensity towards suits and lack of facial hair might not make it as pleasurable as Mr Shearman.

neil-gaiman:

I would like to hug all the women who have written for Doctor Who since 2008. All of them! I would start with…

What, nobody?  That can’t be right…. (goes off, puzzled).

8th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Digital Baubles with 16,897 notes

lb-lee:

lakidaa:

baroncaveyeti:

snarkbender:

jamsradio:

 

anyone know what this is from?

"Judgement Day" by EC Comics. From wikipedia:

The story depicted a human astronaut, a representative of the Galactic Republic, visiting the planet Cybrinia inhabited by robots. He finds the robots divided into functionally identical orange and blue races, one of which has fewer rights and privileges than the other. The astronaut decides that due to the robots’ bigotry, the Galactic Republic should not admit the planet. In the final panel, he removes his helmet, revealing himself to be a black man.

Apparently the Comics Code Authority tried to prevent the author from making the main character black.

Boy did they! It took the writer (and the company) threatening the CCA with a lawsuit and telling the guy to fuck off (literally) to get this thing printed: 
Comic Historian Digby Diehl recounted in Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives:

This really made ‘em go bananas in the Code czar’s office. ‘Judge Murphy was off his nut. He was really out to get us’, recalls [EC editor] Feldstein. ‘I went in there with this story and Murphy says, “It can’t be a Black man”. But … but that’s the whole point of the story!’ Feldstein sputtered. When Murphy continued to insist that the Black man had to go, Feldstein put it on the line. ‘Listen’, he told Murphy, ‘you’ve been riding us and making it impossible to put out anything at all because you guys just want us out of business’. [Feldstein] reported the results of his audience with the czar to Gaines, who was furious [and] immediately picked up the phone and called Murphy. ‘This is ridiculous!’ he bellowed. ‘I’m going to call a press conference on this. You have no grounds, no basis, to do this. I’ll sue you’. Murphy made what he surely thought was a gracious concession. ‘All right. Just take off the beads of sweat’. At that, Gaines and Feldstein both went ballistic. ‘Fuck you!’ they shouted into the telephone in unison. Murphy hung up on them, but the story ran in its original form.[18]


You know, it’s times like this that I am deeply comforted, knowing that history isn’t just everyone being nice and polite and better than the current generation.  Sometimes it really is just people bellowing swear words over the phone to get shit done.

lb-lee:

lakidaa:

baroncaveyeti:

snarkbender:

jamsradio:

 

anyone know what this is from?

"Judgement Day" by EC Comics. From wikipedia:

The story depicted a human astronaut, a representative of the Galactic Republic, visiting the planet Cybrinia inhabited by robots. He finds the robots divided into functionally identical orange and blue races, one of which has fewer rights and privileges than the other. The astronaut decides that due to the robots’ bigotry, the Galactic Republic should not admit the planet. In the final panel, he removes his helmet, revealing himself to be a black man.

Apparently the Comics Code Authority tried to prevent the author from making the main character black.

Boy did they! It took the writer (and the company) threatening the CCA with a lawsuit and telling the guy to fuck off (literally) to get this thing printed: 

Comic Historian Digby Diehl recounted in Tales from the Crypt: The Official Archives:

This really made ‘em go bananas in the Code czar’s office. ‘Judge Murphy was off his nut. He was really out to get us’, recalls [EC editor] Feldstein. ‘I went in there with this story and Murphy says, “It can’t be a Black man”. But … but that’s the whole point of the story!’ Feldstein sputtered. When Murphy continued to insist that the Black man had to go, Feldstein put it on the line. ‘Listen’, he told Murphy, ‘you’ve been riding us and making it impossible to put out anything at all because you guys just want us out of business’. [Feldstein] reported the results of his audience with the czar to Gaines, who was furious [and] immediately picked up the phone and called Murphy. ‘This is ridiculous!’ he bellowed. ‘I’m going to call a press conference on this. You have no grounds, no basis, to do this. I’ll sue you’. Murphy made what he surely thought was a gracious concession. ‘All right. Just take off the beads of sweat’. At that, Gaines and Feldstein both went ballistic. ‘Fuck you!’ they shouted into the telephone in unison. Murphy hung up on them, but the story ran in its original form.[18]

You know, it’s times like this that I am deeply comforted, knowing that history isn’t just everyone being nice and polite and better than the current generation.  Sometimes it really is just people bellowing swear words over the phone to get shit done.

Source: jamsradio

2nd October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Another Way To Breathe with 252 notes

kierongillen:

sebpatrick:

I’m not sure there’s anything that upsets me more than the original We3 covers.

Love WE3. I deploy it as a weapon when I want to make people cry.

Tellingly, the one person I know who hates it is the chap I based Seth Bingo on.

DYS.

Source: sebpatrick

29th September 2014

Quote reblogged from .mattfraction with 1,183 notes

Researchers have found that distraction is the antagonist of attention, not its opposite. It’s an interesting distinction. Distraction is the devil in your ear — not always the result of an attention deficit, but borne of our own desires. We are distracted because we want to be.
— This altogether pause-giving New York Times piece about what actually happens when we text and drive offers a poignant reminder that “attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator [which] asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”  (via explore-blog)

Source: explore-blog

25th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 34,965 notes

Source: brian-brooks

23rd September 2014

Video reblogged from Cool Chicks from History with 1,135 notes

coolchicksfromhistory:

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Miss America Pageant 

Society of Women Engineers: Donate

Patsy Mink Foundation: Donate

Rankin Foundation: Donate

18th September 2014

Chat reblogged from Cats Make Better Boyfriends with 154,525 notes

  • Me: I wanna do something
  • Anxiety:
  • Anxiety:
  • Anxiety:
  • Anxiety:
  • Anxiety:
  • Anxiety: No you dont
  • Me: But
  • Anxiety: No

15th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from And Justice For All with 65,477 notes

boyvstheworld:

Wonder Woman is my everything.

Source: jonathannostar

11th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from APE IN A CAPE with 988 notes

gailsimone:

"That is the most goofiest girl I have ever seen."

"No. The bravest.” (x)(x)

That is my favorite bit in this issue, actually. :)

And I love the purple and yellow stuff in the background of this edit. Lovely! Thank you!

Source: practicingsands

29th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 320,277 notes

nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Loving this.

Source: nateswinehart

26th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from Digital Baubles with 8,465 notes

David Lynch + Rooms

Source: cybillshepherd

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from APE IN A CAPE with 1,905 notes

cynixy:

itchbay-srps:

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8QRP/53110d58

I love this so much.

cynixy:

itchbay-srps:

http://click-to-read-mo.re/p/8QRP/53110d58

I love this so much.

Source: itchbay-srps

14th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 88,894 notes

chrisdaps:

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

Love this.

Source: chrisprattings

7th August 2014

Photo reblogged from WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR with 4,021 notes

wilwheaton:

via reddit

Damn, well said.

wilwheaton:

via reddit

Damn, well said.