never start using the phrase “don’t kinkshame me” or anything similar to it because before you know it you won’t be able to stop yourself and it will have bled into everyday usage to the point where when someone asks you how you could have forgotten to take out the garbage you respond with “why are you kinkshaming me”
“Yuuri,” Viktor announces, with the gravity of a mayor preparing a this is war press conference, “I have a confession to make.”
Yuuri stills, his hands poised atop the laundry basket.
Viktor slowly brings, from behind his back, a box of hair dye: Platinum Pixie it says.
Yuuri blinks. “Okay?”
“I,” Viktor says, “am a natural brunette.”
“Okay?” he says again. A smile is threatening to form. “Who do you think takes out the garbage?”
The damage is done in one fatal sweep when Yuuri and Yurio are mutually bashing Viktor Extra Nikiforov and his latest nonsense over a bottle of sake (while Viktor is takes a quick 45-minute shower). Viktor said something cutting but true at practice, and Yurio is processing his feelings well: that is to say, not at all.
With four well-placed words, Yuuri has produced the most rare and satisfying of meteorological occurences – Yurio in giggles – but then in true Katsuki fashion never remembers taking the guard of the skate.
They both realize what happened the morning after Viktor humiliates Yurio at McDonald’s —
(“You told him I liked him!” Yurio screams.
“But surely he already knew?” Viktor says, genuinely puzzled.
Yurio ignores the fifth call in a row from Otabek, blushing enough to set a room afire.)
— and Viktor raises his head to the bathroom mirror.
Yuuri comes rocketing down the hallway, convinced Viktor has cut off a limb at least.
“My hair,” Viktor shrieks, “is pink!”
“Um,” Yuuri hedges. It is definitely old lady fuchsia. “I think it’s very pretty! I’ve always liked strawberry blond.“
Viktor slithers to the floor. “Just hand me the divorce papers now and get it over with.”
So I saw Finding Dory tonight and let me just highlight a few things that are very important that were shown in the movie but may have gone over other’s heads (none of these are spoilers, really but im tagging them anyways):
1. Not all marine life institutions are like SeaWorld. This film demonstrates there are a lot of really helpful marine life institutions out there who are dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of animals. It takes place in California and although they never directly call it the Monterey Bay Aquarium you can tell that is what it is based off of. Many aquariums like the one in Monterey and a local aquarium by me are completely dedicated to the rehabilitation of marine life/mammals and yes, they tag some animals, but it is just to track their migration patterns and conduct research. SeaWorld has given such a bad name to other marine life centers out there and to be honest, these centers are the kind of organizations we need to preserve our marine life. Most operate on a vast network of volunteers and they could really use your donations–especially when it is apparent that our government does not care about our waters to make any laws protecting it.
2. PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE FINAL SCENE. (The one where Dory says the view before her is “unforgettable”). If you’ve seen the movie, you might have noticed something….well missing. In fact, a lot was missing. Much of the coral reef in this scene as they pan out has become discolored and is dead. Pixar clearly wanted to draw your eye to this scene. Our coral reefs are dramatically dying and if we don’t stop to care for them now, they can be gone easily in a lifetime–as little as 15 years. Those beautiful views will become forgettable if we do not do something about them now. Back when Finding Nemo came out 12 years ago, scientists were just starting to notice the dramatic changes in iur coral reefs. Now if you see recent pictures of the Sydney Harbor, the same one featured in FN, most of those beautiful colorful corl reefs are dead and gone. Although Finding Dory is supposed to take place one year after Finding Nemo, Pixar was really trying to bring that important message out.
So please, keep in mind as you spend money towards a movie ticket, maybe next time use that money and donate to ocean conservation funds. We really do only get one world, and she takes care of us so we should take care of her.
You’re classes were killing you. On a particularly hard day,
you decided to talk a walk and somehow ended up in Washington Heights. That was
a long walk from New York University. With your headphones in, you could walk
anywhere and have no sense of your surroundings. Washington Heights wasn’t where you intended
to end up, but it was all fine to you. Needing some water, you decided to stop
in a near by bodega to grab some before making your way back home.
You walked through the door, the bells ringing above the
door as you did. There was a man standing at the counter and a boy stood in the
back, stocking the shelves.
“Sonny, c’mon, I need you to take out the garbage,” the
older man said to the boy, Sonny.
“Usnavi, I’m still stocking shelves. I can’t do two things
at once, you know!” Sonny exclaimed. You walked over to where the water bottles
were, which happened to be close to the boy. “Hey,” he said with a flirtatious
You looked him up in down. “Too old for you,” you quipped.
“Oh, fiesty!” He smiled. “That’s alright, I like that. How
old are you anyway, sixteen?”
The Science Of Error: How Polling Botched The 2016 Election
“But I will say that it is nonsense to pretend that these systematic errors aren’t real. Indeed, this election has demonstrated, quite emphatically, that none of the polling models out there have adequately controlled for them. Unless you understand and quantify your systematics errors – and you can’t do that if you don’t understand how your polling might be biased – election forecasts will suffer from the GIGO problem: garbage in, garbage out.”
When you take a poll, you survey a number of people with an opinion about something in an attempt to predict the behavior of a much larger number of people. If you increase the number of people you poll, your poll uncertainty drops. This reduction in what we call a statistical error will mean your polls reflect the likely outcome better and better, given one assumption. You have to assume that data obtained from the people you’re polling are reflective of a random sample of future voters. And that’s a big assumption! Any deviation from that, in turnout, in voter preference, in sampling bias, etc., will mean that there are additional sources of error that you have no way of accounting for. These systematic errors plague all observational and measurement sciences, and predicting an election’s outcome is no exception.
For non-Ne users, a collection of thoughts that describe what it’s like inside a high Ne user’s brain. No, no, not ACTUALLY high… just… Ne is high in the function stack and - you know what, never mind. Ne is high.
*sees a picture of a polka dotted feather* “Birds wore the original polka dot bikinis.”
“Hummus is literally bean paste. Pasty beans. Tasty pasty beans. I hasten to tasten the pasten of beans.”
“Can you overdose on sugar? Like just straight sugar. How many pounds of sugar would you have to choke down before you died?”
“Is that flower looking at me? I’m pretty sure if it had eyes, it would be looking at me.”
“Hello. It’s the garbage can. You forgot to take me out and now your house smells like molding feet. Hello-o-oh-o, can you smell me? If you can’t you should probably get your nose checked cuz you probably have cancer and are going to die.”
“Balloons are a horrible idea. I feel bad for whoever first tried to market them as festive decorations. Like, ‘yeah, you see, you put special air in this piece of plastic and its, like, super fun!’”
*stubs toe on textbook* “Ah! So that’s where I put you, you sneaky lil snake!”
*immediately starts singing “No” by Meghan Trainor in my head every time I hear the word no*
“Blue is the best color. It makes me feel like a seaweed in the ocean.”
“You know what’s funny? The word school in a German accent. Shewl!”
*finds a shiny rock* “I wish, I wish, with all my heart, to fly with dragons in a land apart.”
*can’t remember the word plantain* “Pointy potato bananas?”
“I HAVE HAD. THE SAME SONG. STUCK IN MY HEAD. FOR THREE. WHOLE DAYS.”
*sees a dandelion* “Lets play guess how many seeds it has on it for the next hour without ever actually finding out.”
“That plant looks like it’s plotting something evil… or maybe… POTTING something evil! Haahahahah…”
“What would help me concentrate? I know! Standing on one leg!”