I often receive questions about how fluids react to extremely hard and fast impacts. Some people wonder if there’s a regime where a fluid like water will react like a solid. In reality, nature works the opposite way. Striking a solid hard enough and fast enough makes it behave like a fluid. The video above shows a simulated impact of a 500-km asteroid in the Pacific Ocean. (Be sure to watch with captions on.) The impact rips 10 km off the crust of the Earth and sends a hypersonic shock wave of destruction around the entire Earth. There’s a strong resemblance in the asteroid impact to droplet impacts and splashes. Much of this has to do with the energy of impact. The asteroid’s kinetic (and, indeed, potential) energy prior to impact is enormous, and conservation of energy means that energy has to go somewhere. It’s that energy that vaporizes the oceans and fluidizes part of the Earth’s surface. That kinetic energy rips the orderly structure of solids apart and turns it effectively into a granular fluid. (Video credit: Discovery Channel; via J. Hertzberg)

The Squad and I when blackout started:

How yall melanin’ poppin people should introduce yourself from now on:

How i try to present myself:

My reaction when I get reblogs, comments, likes, asks, and fan mail:

When I receive those messages calling me fine and such:

Scrolling down tumblr like:

Sliding into inboxes like:

Thirst Following like:

When yall thirst follow me back:

Me thanking expect-the-greatest:

Lot of white people are rubbing me the wrong way during the blackout, acting like they’re doing a huge favor for black tumblr by reblogging these selfies and acting like they should receive a pat on the back for recognizing the beauty that’s been there all along. Tagging pictures like “YAAAAAAAS SLAAAAY!!” Idk how to explain it but it’s so cringeworthy/objectifying

Thank you for all the lovely greetings and encouraging words yesterday! It made my day 10x better. 🎉 I never imagined that I would reach a certain point where people would tell me how I’m continually inspiring them. That, in itself, is one of the most humbling and incredible things that I could ever receive for my birthday. I truly appreciate each and every message you sent my way! 🎈

Like never in my working life have I ever received such a phone call? Getting screamed at from start to finish by some weird as hell lady who only a few days ago was going on about how she needed you as her trainer???? Only to fire you because her paranoid as shit assistant manager made shit up about you so you didn’t compete for her dream job LIKE I JUST WANTED TO GET MONEY OK I WAS LITERALLY BEING TOLD TO SAY THAT I PUT A COCKROACH IN SOMEONES FOOD IN ORDER TO KEEP MY JOB WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE

anonymous asked:

Hey, Sam, the university where I worked went through a restructure last year and my job was one of the casualties. I didn't mind so much because I hated my job and I received a big enough payout that I don't have to leap into a new job immediately, so I'm taking a bit of a break to think about my next step. But I'm not sure just what to say when people ask about where I work, or the inevitable, 'So, how's the job hunt going?' when I'm not really looking at all at the moment. Any advice?

I think in this case there’s really no downside to just saying what’s going on without any hedging. People ask you about job searching for one of two reasons — they’re genuinely interested in your welfare, or they want to feel better about their awful job by looking down on you for not having one at all.

Hopefully most people ask for reason #1. And those people will probably be happy to hear that you’re being deliberate and thoughtful — you can say “I’m taking a break for a little while” or “I’m considering all my options and preparing for the search” and they’ll say that’s great, or at most they’ll be like “Well, you should start looking soon!” which can be annoying but isn’t, you know, malevolent. Sometimes talking about your not-search is a good way to network — I mean you CAN say “I’m not looking yet” but that cuts off any offers other people may want to make, like “Hey my company is hiring, are you interested”. So yeah, I’d just go with “I’m taking a break to think about my next steps”.

If someone is asking for nasty reasons, then “I’m still considering all my options” is a great cut-them-off-at-the-pass response, because it makes it clear that a) you’re not desperate or starving and b) you are enjoying your unemployment, which generally confounds the mean-spirited. How dare you like something when they think you shouldn’t?

So yeah, I think in this case just say what you’re thinking :) Sounds like you’ve got a good thing going.

saying somebody is only doing things for attention is so toxic tbh everyone wants attention whats wrong with wanting people to pay attention to you and notice you and love you and look at you like damn how cold can you get.. nobody shits on dogs for whining when they dont get attention or getting all wiggly and happy when they finally receive it.. go shower and pet a dog y’all are so negative for literally no reason…

anonymous asked:

I found amazing that so many people comment that RM had help them with depression or sadness. In early 2014 I had a terrible loss, about midyear I'd started watching RM just by chance and let me tell you, that was the first time I laughed in so many months. I totally fell in love with the members and the show. They have never failed to make me laugh. It's not just a tv show, it's so much more for me, and now I know it's much more for so many others :) sorry for my terrible english :P xox

Hello! Thank you for sharing your story with us, it’s truly inspirational. I’m glad Running Man has helped you on your journey! I know many people can say the same, that’s why it’s not just a show for us, but home. <3 

So am I not allowed to post selfies today or

I’m really confused. Like, dude, all these lovely black women on my dash make my mouth water

But it’s coupled by straight up white hate

And like, I’m in the middle. I guess more toward white, as all the anons have told shouted at me that I’m “white privileged”

Like, I love supporting black rights I really do, but there needs to be a line on how much hate people can spew back into the system, regardless of race, especially when someone like me gets caught in between. 

I’m not white, I’m Mexican, Latina, but I honestly think no one cares. 

I don’t know if this argument has any merit but with all the beautiful black women and the mistreatment of Latinos (especially in my neighborhood, god), and the “white privilege” messages I receive, I just feel gross and jealous like of COURSE there’s racism everywhere but not just against blacks why are we all breaking off from each other when we should be joining together?

anonymous asked:

I don't think tagging blackout selfies necessarily means white ppl are objectifying anyone. I like to look on my reblogged selfies and read the tags. It's nice to see the compliments imo. I get that there are probably some white People who are acting like they're doing everyone a huge favor, but I think some are also just trying to show support and acknowledge the beauty that's so often ignored.

No no no tagging them is fine, like you said people love to read the tags! What I mean is some of my fellow white people are getting really fetishy about it. I didn’t mean that post to be about tagging specifically. I just mean that a lot of people are acting like they should receive praise for supporting black tumblr during this. Literally just like how gay allies have to make shit about themselves and try to fit in with the LGBTQA community because they expect to be rewarded for their support, not because they actually care about the community itself.

Day 11. Today feels different. It feels peaceful. I woke up happy. I feel really good today and it’s a nice feeling. I’m really honored and so pleased to know me posting my daily journals is helping people. I’m always receiving messages from others telling me how happy they are to read these. People have told me I have inspired them to write their own daily journals. It makes me happy to get messages saying I’ve inspired people. I’ve only been doing this for a short while but I feel so grateful that I started this self rehabilitation. I’m feeling happier. Not all the time but more often. I’m really happy to know I’m helping others by helping myself. I’m going to try and eat today. I don’t want to but I know it will be good for my body. I’ve been drinking a lot of water and it’s helping me so much. I’m going to be at work all day so that’s bleh. But oh well. I’m almost done with Yugioh 5ds so I’m kind of sad. This series is helping me so much and I don’t want it to end.


  • Send # for my muse’s reaction to yours pinning them against the wall. 
  • For every ♠ I receive, I will post a headcanon about my muse!
  • Send me “♥” to see how my muse reacts when your muse suddenly kisses them.
  • Tell me something you think will shock my muse and they can only reply with a reaction icon
  • Send me the names of 5 characters and the mun and muse will tell you which of those characters we’d…
  • Send me a ☆ for my muse’s reaction to receiving a nude from your muse.
  • Send me a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ for my muse to find yours in their living room eating a bowl of cereal.
  • send me a “۞” and I’ll introduce you to one of my other muses
  • Some HC’s
  • Send me “Flaws” and my character will admit to a flaw they have. And if they can’t admit it themselves, the writer will out it for them.
  • MORE HC’s
  • Childhood HC’s
Toilet Humor and Gettin' Pumped
  • Toilet Humor and Gettin' Pumped
  • Lauren Mayberry

I busted up laughing in the library when I first heard this exchange. During the TYCI radio show, Lauren and co-host Amanda discuss a tweet they received about how funny they are [which is true]. They then exchange childish jokes. After Amanda tells an extremely immature knock-knock joke, Lauren discusses how she “doesn’t really trust people who think they are over toilet humour” and proceeds to discuss how “getting pumped” means something very different in the UK than in the States. She then makes a Kermit the frog joke.

Source: TYCI radio show, broadcast 15 February 2015.

anonymous asked:

Why did you decide to post a selfie on blackout day? I'm not going to swear and shout at you, that'd just be dumb. But people dis ask kindly ask not to do whiteout, right? From, a curious white person who supports blackout.

Because since last night I have received constant hate from how I look to accusing me of being a neo nazi..

I only posted the selfie like 2 or so hours ago AFTER i received a majority of this hate…I even said in the caption that ‘after all this hate I realised I’ve not even posted a selfie so I might as well’ because lets face it they werent gonna stop sending the hate so why not..

And so, my birthday has come to an end! It was an absolutely awesome day. I received two absolutely incredible gifts from two incredible amazing super wonderful extra extra incredible friends, shoucheeky and queencuppycake. I know I will never forget these gifts, and will enjoy them for many days to come <3 I really cannot give them a big thank you, for all the time and work they put into these gifts. I cannot express how touched I was, and how much these gifts meant to me.

And of course, I was also very touched by all the wonderful and incredibly kind people who sent me happy birthday messages. You were all so kind to go out of your way to send me messages, and I really, really appreciate it.

Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart everyone. I feel like I spent my birthday with all of you, and I’m so happy! You really made this day so, so special to me. I won’t lie, in the past few years my birthday kind of just felt…like another day. But because of all of you, I didn’t feel that way this year. I really looked forward to my birthday and this day meant so much to me, as do all of you.

So, once more, because I cannot say it enough…thank you.

Just saw a commercial for Ragwiteck, a sublingual tablet that is supposed to help desensitize people to ragweed allergies, but you can take it at home instead of having to get shots every week! Hallelujah! 

I hope it ends up being a safe, effective, and successful med, because it sure would be wonderful to have a tablet like this for my multitude of allergies, especially those pesky molds. Plus if it is an affordable med, think of how many more patients could receive curative therapy for their allergies instead of popping daily antihistamines for life! This is especially huge for kiddos with allergies (think of all the kids who have allergy-triggered asthma) whose working parent(s) may not be able to take them to get weekly allergy shots. It’s tremendously easier schedule-wise to get a monthly prescription filled. 

moreprivilegedthanyou asked:

Question 1: Why is your head so far up your ass that you think you deserve special treatment because of shit that you've never experienced in your life or will ever experience on the level that your ancestors did? Question 2, if my shirt is made of cotton, am I stealing your culture? Question 3, Why are you so fucking retarded?


Two: HOW DARE YOU MAKE A FUCKING DEROGATORY TERM TOWARDS MY SKIN COLOR YOU ABSOLUTE CUNT. You wouldn’t know that type of struggle though correct? Genocide and stealing is basically how your people got everything they needed anyway correct? Instead of making fun of my history why not educate yourself on it and try to make advancements to stopping it? or is that too hard?

Three: Mental Retardation (now called Intellectual Disability) is a serious illness that gets 3M US new cases every year. I know people with it, I know people who have brothers and sisters with it. You really need to do some research and realize what that really means before you decide to be a pretentious asshole and call me this.

To the people I was talking to earlier

musics0uls 1975taylor meganaari this is what I meant by pure ignorance.

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Lord, Lord,
Why did You make me Black?
Why did You make me someone
The world wants to hold back?

Black is the color of dirty clothes;
The color of grimy hands and feet.
Black is the color of darkness;
The color of tire-beaten streets.

Why did you give me thick lips,
A broad nose and kinky hair?
Why did You make me someone
Who receives the hatred stare?

Black is the color of a bruised eye
When somebody gets hurt.
Black is the color of darkness.
Black is the color of dirt.
How come my bone structure’s so thick;
my hips and cheeks are high?
How come my eyes are brown
and not the color of the daylight sky?

Why do people think I’m useless?
How come I feel so used?
Why do some people see my skin and think I should be abused?

Lord, I just don’t understand;
What is it about my skin?
Why do some people want to hate me
And not know the person within?

Black is what people are “listed”,
When others want to keep them away.
Black is the color of shadows cast.
Black is the end of the day.

Lord, You know, my own people mistreat me;
And I know this just isn’t right.
They don’t like my hair or the way I look
They say I’m too dark or too light.

Lord, Don’t You think it’s time
For You to make a change?
Why don’t You re-do creation
And make everyone the same?

(God answered

Why did I make you black?
Why did I make you black?

Get off your knees and look around.
Tell Me, what do you see?
I didn’t make you in the image of darkness.
I made you in the Likeness of ME!

I made you the color of coal
From which beautiful diamonds are formed.
I made you the color of oil,
The black-gold that keeps people warm.

I made you from the rich, dark earth
That can grow the food you need.
Your color’s the same as the panther’s
Known for (HER) beauty and speed.

Your color’s the same as the Black stallion,
A majestic animal is he.
I didn’t make you in the Image of darkness
I made you in the Likeness of Me!

All the colors of a Heavenly Rainbow
Can be found throughout every nation;
And when all those colors were blended well,

Your hair is the texture of lamb’s wool
Such a humble, little creature is he.
I am the Shepherd who watches them.
I am the One who will watch over thee.

You are the color of midnight-sky,
I put the stars’ glitter in your eyes.
There’s a smile hidden behind your pain
That’s the reason your cheeks are high.

You are the color of dark clouds formed
when I send My strongest weather.
I made your lips full so when you kiss
the one you love they will remember.

Your stature is strong; your bone structure, thick
to withstand the burdens of time.
The reflection you see in the mirror…
The Image looking back at you is MINE!

-by RuNett Nia Ebo

Fic update

Tie Your Heart at Night To Mine (Chapter 2)

Posting it here as well because I’ve received messages of people on tumblr reading it who don’t have an account on, so here you go!

Pairings/Characters: Jack/ianto, Gwen, the Doctor, companions (for the fic), mostly Ianto, Gwen ad Rhys for this one. The next chapter will be from Jack’s POV, though.

Author’s Notes: I’ve tried to plant the roots of just how skewered Ianto’s idea of life as a whole now is and I hope that shows. Had a bit of trouble with portraying Gwen as a mother, though, and I’m not really sure that it worked at all, but from what I’ve seen from the few Miracle Day episodes I’ve watched, she missed Anwen but she wasn’t too troubled by leaving her somewhere safe. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the chapter and, of course, feel free to let me know what you think!