Friday, October 17, 2014

WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO BE TOTALLY CHILL AT A MRDA BOUT

scoutscantfindme:

goodquadalmighty:

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madweasel
lol jersey boys bouts

Our players are extremely adorkable and apparently give great (if stinky) hugs!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

mary-goes-fit said: Germany is not counting American students. In fact, here in germany, more students from other countries study as the germand ones because it's still to expensive for us Sry for my bad english :P

Good info! Thanks for the perspective and you English is just fine!

filthy-humans said: You're rogue is absolutely amazing! She is one of my all time favorite comic character and favorite marvel character period and your pictures personify her perfectly! Is the hair a wig or is that your hair with an impeccable dye job?

bellechere:

Thank you! Mine too! :D

The white bangs? Those are mine. I used to have the hair that went with it:

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But then I got divorced, and since he’s the one who wanted me to have long hair, I was eager to escape from that hated stereotype, and out came the clippers. So here’s what my hair currently looks like:

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It’s still white in the front, as you can tell from the Savage Land pics. That piratey-steampunk-ish pic was taken at sunset. The rest of the hair for Savage Land was indeed a wig. But, yep, love me some Rogue! I’ve had it dyed like this for 9 years now. :)

If anyone’s interested in learning how I bleach my bangs, go here: http://bellechere.tumblr.com/post/14245568260/how-do-you-get-your-bangs-so-white

OKay I’m not gonna lie - saw the hair and my first thought was “Wakka?”

natureslittlecriminal:

shadow-nanner:

vegan-vulcan:

thinksquad:

Want to attend college for free? It can happen if you learn German.

All German universities are now free to Americans and all other international students. The last German state to charge tuition at its universities struck down the fees this week.

Even before Germany abolished college tuition for all students, the price was a steal. Typically semester fees were around $630. What’s more, German students receive many perks including discounts for food, clothing and events, as well as inexpensive or even free transportation.

In explaining why Germany made this move, Dorothee Stapelfeldt, a Hamburg senator, called tuition fees “unjust” and added that “they discourage young people who do not have a traditional academic family background from taking up study. It is a core task of politics to ensure that young women and men can study with a high quality standard free of charge in Germany.”

Actually, German universities were free up until 2006 when they started charging tuition. That triggered such a crush of criticism that German states began phasing out this policy. Lower Saxony was the last holdout.

It’s too bad that politicians in the U.S. don’t feel that a college education is worth supporting appropriately. State aid to the nation’s public universities took a nosedive during the 2008 recession and education funding remains well below those levels. The average state is spending 23 percent less per student than before the recession, according to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Actually, state support has been declining for public universities for a quarter of a century. Using an interactive tool from The Chronicle of Higher Education, you can see how state government subsidies have cratered at individual institutions.

With the average undergrad borrower now leaving school with more than $29,000 in debt, the free ride in Germany can look awfully tempting.

How to handle the language barrier

German is not an easy language to learn. Fortunately, however, there are international language programs in Germany, which have become very popular with international students before they tackle obtaining a degree in a different language.

What’s more, an increasing number of German universities are offering degrees in English. These are often called international studies programs or in some other way have the word international in their title.

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/10/03/german-colleges—free-degrees—americans/16658027/

This is actually making me cry…it’s one of those times when you realize that your own government just truly, honestly, does not give a shit about your wellbeing in any way.

If Americans don’t reblog this, then y’all need help.

BRB MOVING TO GERMANY FOR COLLEGE

I’m sure Germany is counting on a number of those American’s staying and as they’ll be there a few years learning what Germany will get are people who are highly motivated (willing to go to another country) and adaptable (probably going to have to learn another language).  

Germany will get to cherry pick the graduates for potential jobs and roles. So far almost all of my friends (more than a dozen) who have stayed in Germany for prolonged periods, ie not a vacation, have wound up loving it there and staying for several years until work visas dry out.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Corpse revivers! A group of cocktails that I have been in love with for years, renowned for their potency but also quite delicious.

Corpse Reviver #1

2 oz cognac/brandy

1 oz sweet vermouth

1 oz applejack/calvados

Combine ingredients, stir, and strain

"To be taken before 11 a.m., or whenever steam and energy are needed" 

-The Savoy Cocktail Book

Corpse Reviver #2

¾ oz gin

¾ oz lemon juice         

¾ oz Cointreau

¾ oz Lillet Blanc

1 dash Absinthe

Combine ingredients, shake, and strain.

"Four of these taken in swift succession will unrevive the corpse again"  

-The Savoy Cocktail Book

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

benedictcumberbatch:

221bec:

professionalmisandrist:

What if condoms had temporary tattoos on the inside like you rolled off the condom and there was a picture of a dinosaur on your dick

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Are you KIDDING?!?

(Source: skeletontrash)

nyo-kugelmugel:

ponies-n-things:

flovvercrownphan:

grawly:

what

was there even a windows 9

7 ate 9 I guess

listen here you little shit

Stealing big portions of this explination from various tech articles and sources:
So “What happened to Windows 9?” - I hear you cry? Make a cup of tea and listen to mad old uncle Ginger Bastard for a moment.
What happened is a case of sloppy legacy coding making its way forward for the past 25+ years.  So if you recall that whole ‘year 2000’ bugs, where clocks couldn’t roll over?  This is similar.
Now putting aside all that branding stuff, and how MS doesn’t want you to think about Windows 8 anymore than they want you to think about Vista or Windows ME - the issue comes down to version numbers.
Windows were designated by a name rather than a number: 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, Vista, and so on. When Microsoft announced Windows 7, there was actually a similar amount of disbelief/pushback; after a series of named versions of Windows, it seemed odd to jump back to numbers.

Windows 8.1: Actually version 6.3, build 9600

There’s also the odd fact that the name of each Windows release doesn’t actually match the real version number; for example, Windows 8.1 is actually version 6.3 of Windows. Windows 10 is version 6.4. The last time the release name actually matched the version number was Windows NT 4.0, which was released back in 1996
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Now with that tidbit of info - then a wag on reddit claiming to work for MS posted this:

Whats that actually mean in English?
Basically if the windows version started with ‘9’ - its gonna think you are looking at Windows 95 or 98.  
As stupid/amazing as this sounds, it is actually quite feasible that there are still a lot of legacy Desktop apps that use this method (or something similar) to check for Windows 95 or 98. Bear in mind that this is just an example piece of code — some developers will check for the OS name (“Windows…”), some will check for the version number (as discussed in the previous section of this story), and some might use other methods entirely to find out what OS the app is running on.
So thats the technical reason, though the marketing reason of ‘Lets Distance ourselves from Windows 8’ is probably just as valid.  See Also “Windows 7 and Windows Vista”

nyo-kugelmugel:

ponies-n-things:

flovvercrownphan:

grawly:

what

was there even a windows 9

7 ate 9 I guess

listen here you little shit

Stealing big portions of this explination from various tech articles and sources:

So “What happened to Windows 9?” - I hear you cry? Make a cup of tea and listen to mad old uncle Ginger Bastard for a moment.

What happened is a case of sloppy legacy coding making its way forward for the past 25+ years.  So if you recall that whole ‘year 2000’ bugs, where clocks couldn’t roll over?  This is similar.

Now putting aside all that branding stuff, and how MS doesn’t want you to think about Windows 8 anymore than they want you to think about Vista or Windows ME - the issue comes down to version numbers.

Windows were designated by a name rather than a number: 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000, Vista, and so on. When Microsoft announced Windows 7, there was actually a similar amount of disbelief/pushback; after a series of named versions of Windows, it seemed odd to jump back to numbers.

Windows 8: Actually version 6.3

Windows 8.1: Actually version 6.3, build 9600

There’s also the odd fact that the name of each Windows release doesn’t actually match the real version number; for example, Windows 8.1 is actually version 6.3 of Windows. Windows 10 is version 6.4. The last time the release name actually matched the version number was Windows NT 4.0, which was released back in 1996

————————————————

Now with that tidbit of info - then a wag on reddit claiming to work for MS posted this:

Whats that actually mean in English?

Basically if the windows version started with ‘9’ - its gonna think you are looking at Windows 95 or 98.  

As stupid/amazing as this sounds, it is actually quite feasible that there are still a lot of legacy Desktop apps that use this method (or something similar) to check for Windows 95 or 98. Bear in mind that this is just an example piece of code — some developers will check for the OS name (“Windows…”), some will check for the version number (as discussed in the previous section of this story), and some might use other methods entirely to find out what OS the app is running on.

So thats the technical reason, though the marketing reason of ‘Lets Distance ourselves from Windows 8’ is probably just as valid.  See Also “Windows 7 and Windows Vista”

Monday, October 13, 2014
nerdy-south:

bthny:

ATTN North Jersey/NYC/Philly/etc.: My grandmother is no longer able to care for her two beagles and we desperately need to find a new home for them. Harpo (L) will curl up next to you for pets as soon as you sit down and Joey (R) is more energetic and playful. They are a bit senior (10 and 14 - I think that Harpo is older but could be wrong about that) and sweethearts in their own unique ways. Both are healthy and just had full dental work done. Because they are bonded and have been living together after my grandmother rescued them separately years ago, we’d love to see them remain together. For more information, please contact FernDog Rescue at ferndogadoptions@gmail.com or Verona Animal Hospital at 973-239-1881/www.vahmah.com.

Somebody give these two cuties a great home!

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nerdy-south:

bthny:

ATTN North Jersey/NYC/Philly/etc.: My grandmother is no longer able to care for her two beagles and we desperately need to find a new home for them. Harpo (L) will curl up next to you for pets as soon as you sit down and Joey (R) is more energetic and playful. They are a bit senior (10 and 14 - I think that Harpo is older but could be wrong about that) and sweethearts in their own unique ways. Both are healthy and just had full dental work done. Because they are bonded and have been living together after my grandmother rescued them separately years ago, we’d love to see them remain together. For more information, please contact FernDog Rescue at ferndogadoptions@gmail.com or Verona Animal Hospital at 973-239-1881/www.vahmah.com.

Somebody give these two cuties a great home!

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elixirforthesoul:

Zombie (1956)
Lemon Hart 151-Proof Demerara Rum - 1 oz
Dark Jamaican Rum - 1 oz
Gold Puerto Rican Rum - 1 1/4 oz
Lime Juice - 3/4 oz
Grapefruit Juice - 1/2 oz
Pineapple Juice - 1 1/2 oz
Falernum - 1/4 oz
Maraschino - 3/4 oz
Grenadine - 1/4 tsp
Angostura Bitters - 2 dashes
Pernod - 6 drops
Blend everything with 3/4 cup crushed ice for 5 seconds. Pour into a tall glass, add more ice cubes to fill. Garnish with a mint sprig.
"Sip with eyes half-closed. Repeat until desired effects have been attained."
The last version of the Zombie I will try, otherwise I will die like as zombie. This version is from Don the Beachcomber’s Waikiki restaurant in 1956, and its recipe was given to the magazine Cabaret Quarterly by Donn himself, or so they claim… It’s like Louis Spievak’s case all over again, but who knows? It could be true.
What sets this one apart is the maraschino liqueur. Once again I felt that the amount of this liqueur should be reduced, at the moment it is far too strong and sweet; plus there is not a lot of crushed ice to dilute the drink down this time.

Gonna have to test this one out - does look like it might be over the top for the sweet/strong factor.  May try using a bigger glass with more crushed ice.  

elixirforthesoul:

Zombie (1956)

  • Lemon Hart 151-Proof Demerara Rum - 1 oz
  • Dark Jamaican Rum - 1 oz
  • Gold Puerto Rican Rum - 1 1/4 oz
  • Lime Juice - 3/4 oz
  • Grapefruit Juice - 1/2 oz
  • Pineapple Juice - 1 1/2 oz
  • Falernum - 1/4 oz
  • Maraschino - 3/4 oz
  • Grenadine - 1/4 tsp
  • Angostura Bitters - 2 dashes
  • Pernod - 6 drops
  • Blend everything with 3/4 cup crushed ice for 5 seconds. Pour into a tall glass, add more ice cubes to fill. Garnish with a mint sprig.

"Sip with eyes half-closed. Repeat until desired effects have been attained."

The last version of the Zombie I will try, otherwise I will die like as zombie. This version is from Don the Beachcomber’s Waikiki restaurant in 1956, and its recipe was given to the magazine Cabaret Quarterly by Donn himself, or so they claim… It’s like Louis Spievak’s case all over again, but who knows? It could be true.

What sets this one apart is the maraschino liqueur. Once again I felt that the amount of this liqueur should be reduced, at the moment it is far too strong and sweet; plus there is not a lot of crushed ice to dilute the drink down this time.

Gonna have to test this one out - does look like it might be over the top for the sweet/strong factor.  May try using a bigger glass with more crushed ice.  

Friday, October 10, 2014

(Source: mysteryarelife)