great stink

anonymous asked:

Didn't Paul also think the second coming was happening in his life time? Which was a part of the reason he taught celibacy?

I don’t see why the timing of the eschaton would matter. Saint Paul taught nothing decisive on that subject. He did however, rightly teach that 

The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord. (1 Cor 7)

Celibacy - virginity - is a form of spiritual poverty. The poor in spirit are blessed because their poverty makes more room for God in their lives. Likewise, material poverty is better than material wealth. The rich man can love God with an undivided heart, and the poor man can despise God and seek only to do his self will. But it is harder to love God when one is rich, and easier when one is poor.

God bless you. 


The Great Stink - Victorian Plague

By the mid-1800s, the River Thames had been used as a dumping ground for human excrement for centuries. 

The crisis came to a peak in the ‘Great Stink’ of London in 1858. Such was the overpowering smell from the Thames, that the curtains of the Commons were soaked in chloride of lime. For centuries, the “royal river” of pomp and pageantry, the city’s main thoroughfare, had doubled as a dumping ground for human, animal and industrial waste. As London’s population grew – and it more than doubled between 1800 and 1850, making it by far the largest in the world – the build-up of waste itself became a spectacle no one wanted to see, or smell.

The apparent progress of flushing toilets (marketed to the masses at the Great Exhibition in 1851) only made things worse, overwhelming old cesspools and forcing ever more effluent into the river, which belched it back into the city at each high water. The result was successive waves of waterborne diseases such as dysentery, typhoid and, most feared of all by mid-century, cholera. For this “Victorian plague” there was no known cure. 

London had lacked a unified authority with the money required to address such an extensive problem of sanitation on an effective scale. Now the recently formed Metropolitan Board of Works was empowered to raise £3m and instructed to start work without further delay. The board’s chief engineer, Joseph Bazalgette, who had already spent several exasperating years drawing up plans for an ambitious new sanitation system, only for each one to be swiftly shelved, at last got the go-ahead to begin construction. 

“What was extraordinary about Bazalgette’s scheme was both its simplicity and level of foresight,” writes Paul Dobraszczyk in London’s Sewers. A classic piece of Victorian over-engineering, the infrastructure was planned to accommodate a population growth of 50%, from 3 million to 4.5 million. Within 30 years of its completion, the city’s population had in fact doubled again, reaching 6 million. It is testament to the quality of design and construction that, with improvements and additions, the 19th-century system remains the backbone of London’s sewers in the 21st century.

painting above: The hard work of thousands of labourers overseen by Bazalgette inspired the artist Ford Madox Brown as he painted Work, a large canvas completed in 1865, the same year that the main drainage works were opened at Crossness by the Prince of Wales 

Library Calls

Here’s some bughead fanfiction that nobody asked me to do but I got bored and horny so…Also don’t read this if you don’t like smut or if you know me irl. I will die of embarrassment. This for all my fellow bughead sinners, so here goes my first fic.

Library Calls Pt. II: The Prop Room

Library Calls Pt. 3

Words: 1648

Warnings: Don’t read this if you don’t like Bughead smut, hoe don’t do it *does it*

Betty had just finished up her biology homework in the library when her phone started ring. The ring tone Candy Girl by the pussycats started blasting from her phone and before she knew it the librarian was giving her the stink eye. Great. As if she didn’t hate me more.

“Shush!” The librarian hissed as she fumbled for her phone’s silent switch.

“Uh-uh I’m sorry! I’ll just turn my phone off.”

She quickly silenced the phone before she could see the raven-haired boy’s smirk pop up on her phone. Jughead was calling her. Looking at his quite pleased with himself expression in the picture on her phone made her feel guilty for not being able to answer it. She knew she still had to finish AP English and Algebra homework before she could even indulge in seeing that boy. Having that boy even within walking distance was not going to help with her focus. Resist Betty, resist she thought to herself when imagining him strolling through the library in his leather jacket and oh…

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The other day I made a post with a list of 171 articles on wikipedia that are strange/interesting and I was pleased to find that it went over quite well. So well, infact, I made a second post with new articles that may just spark your interest.

Death from laughter || Collyer brothers || Phantom time hypothesis || List of film accidents || List of sexually active popes || Snow in Florida || Body farm || Milgram experiment || Phineas Gage || Märket || Victor of Aveyron || Man-eating tree || Bir Tawil || Rendlesham Forest incident || Nordic aliens || Cosmic latte || Spite house || Chernobyl Exclusion Zone || All your base are belong to us || Sokal affair || Jeffrey Dahmer || Beatosu and Goblu || Amala and Kamala || Centralia || Pizza farm || Great Stink || Lord Uxbridge’s leg || Dancing Plague of 1518 || Kelly–Hopkinsville encounter || Edward Mordake || Alien implants || Collective unconscious || Praise-God Barebone || Nicholas Barbon || Southern Television broadcast interruption || Black triangle || Copper Scroll || Lazarus syndrome || Animals in space || Panda pornography || Clinical lycanthropy || Consensus reality || Classification of demons || Lizzie Borden || Odd-eyed cat || Cleveland Torso Murderer || List of inventors killed by their own inventions || Linda Hazzard || Fainting goat || Demon core || Exploding whale || Pasqual Pinon || Chemtrail conspiracy theory || Chase Vault || Charles Manson || Charles Fort || Black helicopter || Chupacabra || Charles Bonnet syndrome || Baleroy Mansion || Crybaby Bridge || Cattle mutilation || Nocebo || Guru Meditation || Brainfuck || Trojan Room coffee pot || Nuclear and radiation accidents and incidents || The Aristocrats || Hinterkaifeck || Bird People || Global Orgasm || Pig-faced women || Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan || Charles Whitman || Phantom Rings || Post-mortem photography || List of people who disappeared mysteriously || Ancient astronauts || Incidents at Disney parks || methods of torture || Tarrare || unexplained sounds || Mercury, Nevada || Lost Cosmonauts || Apollo 7 || List of messiah claimants || Heaven’s Gate || Loudness war || List of unsolved deaths || Criticality accident || Parapsychology || Theresa Knorr || Genie (feral child) || Brethren of Purity || List of fictional religions || Andreas Grassl || 1857 Atlantic hurricane season || Big Mac Index || When a white horse is not a horse || Chessie (sea monster) || Drunkard’s cloak || Hanged, drawn and quartered || Scold’s bridle

History and Demigods

is it just me imagining demigods in earlier eras?
Like imagine Camp Half Blood or New Rome in the WW1 or WW2? heck, imagine New Rome as victorians fighting demigods of india? 

Like the earlier books said the camp is always in a country with lots of power… When England had lots of power the demigods would be there. imagine the Greek demigods being from Scotland or south England, and the Roman demigods being from east London or idk. 

Like just imagine all the historic big and small events through history. The great fire of London was probably the fault of a Hephaestus kid like Leo who had fire powers. Or the great STINK of London was some demigods fighting a big monster in the Themsen and it stank a lot and oh my goooddssssss..

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sleeplessbutdreaming  asked:

Favorite Rory/Logan scenes/episodes?! And if you had to pick, do you like Logan most in S5, S6 or S7?

My favourite scenes/episodes?  I really love a lot of S5 episodes - The Party’s Over, Wedding Bell Blues, Pulp Friction and But I’m A Gilmore are the ones that come to mind as when I think of my favourite episodes that season though. In Season 6, it’s Welcome to the Dollhouse, Twenty-One is the Loneliest Number, Friday Night’s Alright For Fighting and Super Cool Party People. Oh, and Partings. (my emotions!!). I really love a lot of Season 7 too. The Great Stink is a great Rory/Logan episode - all their scenes in that are wonderful. I’d Rather Be in Philadelphia and Hay Bale Maze are great too.

Most of my favourite scenes are in those episodes, but a few other moments that come to mind? The end of Jews and Chinese Food, the start of So… Good Talk (and also the bit where Rory gushes about Logan to Lorelai), the bit in Farewell, my Pet where they say they belong to each other, when Logan asks her to move in with him.

Let’s be honest, I just love all their scenes.

I think I love Logan most in S5 and S7, but honestly I love Logan all the time.

Skyrim {Sentence Starters}
  • "I used to be an adventurer like you. Then I took an arrow in the knee."
  • "I've got my eyes on you."
  • "Everyone is obsessed with death."
  • "I've been hunting and fishing in these parts for years."
  • "There is no escape. Courage is useless."
  • "But this land is ours and we'll see it wiped clean!"
  • "Naked! Naked, naked, naked!"
  • "And who are you to challenge me?"
  • "What is better - to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort?"
  • "You stink of death my friend. I salute you."
  • "Look at that. Am I drunk? I must be drunk."
  • "Let's kill someone!"
  • "Let me guess, someone stole your sweetroll!"
  • "I'll see you in pieces!"
  • "Well, well. Another maggot to squash beneath my boot!"
  • "My favorite drinking buddy!"
  • "I'm the last thing you hear before they put you in the ground."
  • "Whoa, whoa, watch the magic!"
  • "You never should have come here!"
  • "I'll see you burn!"
  • "I've seen better. Well, maybe not."
  • "My cousin is out fighting dragons. And what do I get? Guard duty."
  • "Perhaps we should find a random stranger to murder."
  • "Either I'm drunk, or you're naked. Possibly both."
  • "Back off! That's my armor now!"

sleeplessbutdreaming  asked:

Favorite Rory/Logan scenes/episodes?! And if you had to pick, do you like Logan most in S5, S6 or S7?

Some of my favorite Rory&Logan scenes from each season.


~The whole You Jump I Jump lead up to jumping, jumping and the moments afterward.(Their scenes in the whole episode) 5.7

~The Moon River dance & conversation from 5.13 Wedding Bell Blues

~Their first time having sex in 5.15 Jews And Chinese Food 


~The newspaper stuff in 613. Friday Night’s Alright For Fighting

~In 6.14 You’ve been Gilmored, Rory has been kicked out by Paris and Logan Offer his place for her to move

~ In 6.20 Super cool party people Logan in the hospital admitting that his issues were the one causing them problems that he was going to work on getting better.


~Logan uses the Cosmos to surprise Rory in 7.5 The great stink

~Logan comes to be with Rory There’s nowhere else I’d rather be. in 7.13 I’d Rather Be In Philadelphia

~Rory is showing Logan Stars Hollow “Poor little scab nose” 7.18 Hay Bale Maze

I think my favorite Rory and Logan episode is 5.10 But Not as Cute as Pushkin It’s just so much fun  😋

If we are just talking about Rory and Logan scenes I adore s5 and s6 about even. Though S5 is tied with s1 as my favorite GG seasons. I will confess that I can watch even my least favorite Rory and Logan scene over and over (Which happens to be the blah crap with Jess in the scenes from 6.8). S7 has some boring repetitive out with Logan’s work crowd scenes and the stupid ultimatum and no to the proposal. Which I understand both sides but I still hate 😭

And to answer what you actually ask 🙈 my favorite Logan ummm. I love him in each of the seasons (Hide behind a wall but even the Revival except at lunch with Mitchum). He’s at his funniest in s5 and super sweet and mature in s7 but I think s6. Especially if we could erase the Jess bar scene (And the off-screen sex with the bridesmaids) I think there is a perfect mix of everything Logan ♥

anonymous asked:

I'm a junior trying to decide what I would like to major in, and I have a specific artsy major in mind. However, a lot of my friends and family are encouraging me to study engineering because I've always done well in math and science. Advice?

I feel you. The love of my life is writing, but my parents are pushing me towards a medical field because I do well in Biology. It’s not like I hate it or resent them for it; in fact, if I didn’t love English so much, I would absolutely put Bio first.

I don’t know what to do either, but I’ve talked about this with a few people I look up to, and their advice is this:

Do something you’re good at over something you love. The things you love might change as you change. But if you’re good at something, you can only get better.

Or, as Amy Chua puts it:

Just because you love something… doesn’t mean you’ll ever be great. Most people stink at the things they love.

I think this fits with my pragmatic worldview. Maybe some people can afford to have a “pursue what you love” mindset, but I can’t. My parents came to America with nothing, and they’ve worked themselves to the bone so that my siblings and I could have opportunities that they didn’t. No matter how much I might love writing, it isn’t a practical end goal.

Plus, if you make a career out of something you love, it can start to feel more like work than fun. A handful of my blogger friends have confessed that once they made blogging their full time job, it started becoming a major source of anxiety. When it was a hobby, it was still enjoyable, but once it became a source of income, they got overwhelmed with deadlines and the pressure to stay relevant and creative.

Taking all of this into account, my advice would be to do what feels right. If you know beyond a doubt that you would be miserable as an engineer, then yeah, maybe don’t go that direction. But if you can see it as a possibility, then seize it and pursue it. You never know; you may end up liking it.

And one final Amy Chua quote, in case you’re still on the fence:

Nothing is fun until you’re good at it.