And then the magical traveling circus of scholastic would randomly show up
at the motherfucking BOOK FAIR
I seriously miss the book fair.
Wait, you mean these don’t exist anymore?
This was the best day of school every year.
Karen Gillan, who starred as Doctor Whos companion for several seasons on the hit BBC show, is joining the cast of Marvel Studios Guardians of the Galaxy. The movie is barreling towards a late June shoot in the UK with James Gunn behind the camera.
WOAH, KAREN. CONGRATS.
BRB DYING OF EXCITE. YAY KAZ!
I bet you did.
Did you estimate what mpg your car is getting? Did you figure out how many hamburgers you could get for six bucks? Did you think about how long it would take you to get somewhere given the speed and distance? Did you plan a meal so all the components would be done at the same time? Did you encounter anything on sale? Did you figure out how many groceries you could get for how much money you had?
There are about a million other daily, unconscious tasks that use algebra or at least algebraic thinking. Just because you weren’t writing out an equation or employing variables doesn’t mean you weren’t using the skills that algebra and other math courses taught you.
Science and math aren’t important because you’re going to need to know the exact steps of photosynthesis or the quadratic formula. They’re important because they teach you scientific and mathematical literacy and rational thinking, and that is sorely needed in a world where charlatans and cheats or people with a political or religious agenda can get away with all manner of pseudoscience and bullshit because people don’t have enough scientific literacy or critical thinking skills to accurately weigh the arguments or even discern where they fail logically.
So study math and science, and art, and literature, and history, and politics, not because you’re going to need it or it’s going to do something specific for you, but because an uninformed populace is bad for the world.
YES THIS THANK YOU.
I have a long rant about educational privilege but I am tired and in pain and just don’t have the energy to write it up right now. But if you know enough about fractions to bake a cake or alter a recipe (e.g. two 1/4 tsp. is 1/2 tsp.) then you not only know math but you use it regularly. And there are people in our developed, first world countries, who don’t know that much. So please stop.
where do i go from here?
Surprise Feels Attack!
I adore Sanditon, but I miss these girls. <3
Flawless Comics - Captain Marvel 
This is the comic that really made them click for me. I never got it, couldn’t really get into a series, until Captain Marvel. Now I read five or six different comics each month. Thank you KSD and Carol!
CRAZY FANGIRL thought of the day concerning Clintasha…
so… I’m convincing myself Scarlett/Natasha is wearing an arrow necklace on the set of Captain America 2:
of course it may be Scarlett’s and it may be something other than an arrow (lol pervy things, IDK) as well. just throwing it out there XD
I just screamed at Amanda in a text message.
There was a lot of text screaming while I was at work.
Scarlett Johansson on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. 4.23.13
*rolls off the planet into the sun*
The bottom right one, though. For reals. How do I get my legs/butt to look like that? Also, I am feeling an overwhelming urge to chop my hair to that length.