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coyoteandcatfish:

tl;dr - Redditor whining about being friendzoned gets politely told.

This needs to be reblogged until every immature little asshat on the planet gets the message.

this suggests that the only difference between a friendship and a romantic relationship is sex. Are some people who complain about being friendzoned immature assholes? Hell yes! Are people who say the use of a word makes someone an asshole assholes? Hell yes! And I really hope the first person who said politely was being sarcastic because even if you think this woman was correct you can’t call her polite.

awkwardsituationist:

light pollution is largely the result poorly designed lighting, which wastes energy shining outward to the sky, where it is unwanted, instead of downwards to the ground, where it is needed. billions are spent each year on unshielded outdoor lights, though they are directly responsible for 14.7 million tons of carbon dioxide waste in the u.s. alone.

our overlit cities and suburbs have radically altered the light rhythms to which many forms of life, including diurnal animals such as ourselves, have adapted, disrupting the migratory, reproductive and feeding cycles of nocturnal creatures in potentially devastating ways.

light, for example, makes nocturnal animals easier prey, and acts as a magnet for birds, with the latter effect so powerful that scientists speak of some birds being literally “captured” by searchlights, circling in the thousands until they drop. the effect was notably observed in new york’s tribute of lights.

the effect on humans is just as profound. darkness is not only essential to our biological welfare (with light pollution linked to breast and prostate cancer), but the light of the stars and the rhythms of day and night is part our collective evolutionary and cultural patrimony. yet, two thirds of humanity live under skies polluted with light, while one fifth of the planet can no longer see the milky way.

photos by jim richardson from his series “death of night,” to consider during earth hour, which is saturday, march 29 at 8:30pm.

when arguing against light polution don’t put up the prettiest cityscape pics ever

The Good, The Bad, and The Punny

So I hate puns, but often times I will groan at jokes that are not puns because puns are not the only terrible forms of humor. Other times I will laugh and people will be like omg you laughed at a pun! So I have decided to classify wordplay into 3 categories:
1) Terrible Jokes
These work like your basic joke, with a set up and a punchline except the punchline is where you twist a word or force one word into another (something that should be punishable by death)
ex: What do you call it when you get attacked by a vampire snowman? Frostbite!
What did papa tomato say when baby tomato was lagging behind? Ketchup!
2) Puns
A pun is all about timing because there is no set up. It is wordplay based on the situation. However, just because they take a tiny bit of thought does not mean they aren’t aweful.
ex: If in chemistry class you say, “My chem jokes never get a reaction” or if you write on yourself in hebrew and call it a tat-jew (no you will never live that one down, that is the worst joke I’ve ever heard)
3) Plays on Words
These are sometimes alright. The way it works is if the wordplay is in the set-up and the jokes plays off the expectation of what the listener expected the words to mean. Kinda hard to explain.
ex: Last night I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I’ll never know.
“I’m bored” “Hey board, I’m chalk, we should hang out.”

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