“When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog.”
— A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States (via 391705)

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theantigovernor:

flansjohnburgh:

what does html stand for?

hypertext markup language

no i mean like, what does it believe in?

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itsliketheyknowus:

"I just wandered in from the modeling agency next door and decided to feed your child fresh fruit.  We are all wearing clean clothes."

itsliketheyknowus:

"I just wandered in from the modeling agency next door and decided to feed your child fresh fruit.  We are all wearing clean clothes."

nprplays:

With Minecraft, Microsoft Buys A Doorway To Millions Of Players

Since its release, Minecraft has become that doorway for a great many players of all ages and demographics, especially those that might not label themselves as a “gamer.” Like Farmville or Candy Crush, it is entry-level gaming. Minecraft is casual; there are no explosions or politics or machismo-heavy protagonists. You are in control of its world and it is only as difficult as you want to make it.

What Microsoft has essentially done is buy a very popular doorway. As new players enter the world of video games through Minecraft, either in its current or possible future versions, Microsoft will now be the doorman ushering that player into its game room instead of the competition’s.

Photo Credit:  Miles Willis/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

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“We hear “do what you love” so often from those few people who it did work for, for whom the stars aligned, and from them it sounds like good advice. They’re successful, aren’t they? If we follow their advice, we’ll be successful, too! […] We rarely hear the advice of the person who did what they loved and stayed poor or was horribly injured for it. Professional gamblers, stuntmen, washed up cartoonists like myself: we don’t give speeches at corporate events. We aren’t paid to go to the World Domination Summit and make people feel bad. We don’t land book deals or speak on Good Morning America.”
“Catton told the Guardian she intended that writers winning the grant would be awarded $3,000 each for “time to read”. “My idea is that if a writer is awarded a grant, they will be given the money with no strings attached except that after three months they will be expected to write a short piece of non-fiction about their reading (what was interesting to them, what they learned) that will be posted online so that others can benefit from their reading too,” she said.”
muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.
muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.
muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.
muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.

muchadoaboutmolly:

Hilarious and creative headings for the fiction section of Sherman’s Books and Stationery in Portland, ME.

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