July242014

vayonpoole:

(stannis voice) i will keep you here all night

(davos voice) we can’t keep them past four

(stannis voice) i will keep you until four

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July192014

nova-r:

i need a new bra, looks like it’s time to take out a fucking loan

(via lordwhat)

July92014

beesmygod:

lets all come together and make the world a terrifying place for men who abuse women

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July62014
prototype-the-walter-girl:

dailyshitsandgiggles:

People should only update their Facebook statuses with great stories like this one.

That was wild

prototype-the-walter-girl:

dailyshitsandgiggles:

People should only update their Facebook statuses with great stories like this one.

That was wild

(via ohheyprettykitty)

1PM

arcticmonkeysjpg:

trav-tv:

Game postponed due to puppies.

WHAT A WONDERFUL PROBLEM TO HAVE!

(Source: gomezwantsmullerinhisbed, via the-hedgehog-whisperer)

1PM

fluffymb:

The moment when the table turns.

(Source: baahts, via cosima-niehaus)

1PM

These Brazilian kids have been learning English by gently correcting celebrities’ grammar on Twitter. 

(Source: buzzfeed, via jumpxthexgunn)

1PM

mskamalakhan:

sallysbutter:

birth control pills: 

  • can treat cysts, endometriosis, pcos, and other potentially life-threatening conditions
  • can lessen severe symptoms of menstruation
  • can treat hormonal imbalances that result in severe acne and other side effects
  • can prevent pregnancy from ever occurring

erectile dysfunction drugs:

  • give you an erection

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12PM

zeusyallday:

so airplanes officially banned tweezers. honestly i think anyone that can hijack an airplane with a pair of tweezers deserves the airplane

(via jumpxthexgunn)

12PM
proofmathisbeautiful:




Lego to launch female scientists series after online campaign

Science-themed project was submitted to Lego Ideas by Dr Ellen Kooijman, who recognized a gender gap in toy sets
(Via the guardian)





Women in science are taking one tiny, plastic step forward after Lego announced on Tuesday it will launch a series of female scientists and their lab tools.
The science-themed project was selected as the latest Lego Ideas winner, and is set to hit shelves in August 2014.
The series – notably devoid of pink – includes an astronomer with a telescope, a paleontologist with a dinosaur skeleton and a chemist in a lab.
The project idea was submitted by Dr Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist in Stockholm.
In her project proposal, Kooijman wrote: “The motto of these [s]cientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!”
The toy company has been criticised in the past for its gender-based marketing tactics, and in particular, over a line of building blocks geared for girls called Lego Friends, featuring slim female figurines that lock into pastel-painted settings such as a beauty salon and bakery.
The debate even prompted a seven-year-old girl to write a letter to Lego asking why there are “more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls”.
In her letter, Charlotte Benjamin lamented how “all the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy figures went “on adventures, worked, saved people and had jobs”.
On her blog, Kooijman, an avid Lego builder, said she recognized a gender gap among the figurines.
"As a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available Lego sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures," she wrote. "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our Lego city communities more diverse."
Lego Ideas is a site where enthusiasts can submit and vote on ideas for sets they want to see available in toy stores. When an project receives 10,000 votes, it then enters a review phase to be evaluated by a board made up of set designers and marketing representatives, according to its website.
After testing the concepts for stability, playability, safety, market fit and more, the board selects one idea to become the next Lego Ideas product. The creator is recognized for inspiring the product and receives a cut of the product’s sales.
“We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring three scientists, now entitled ‘Research Institute’ as our next Lego Ideas set,” Lego said in a statement on its site. “This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014, so keep an eye out!”
Lego had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.
Kooijman’s scientists beat out six other potential projects, among them a Sherlock set and a Legend of Zelda set.

proofmathisbeautiful:

Lego to launch female scientists series after online campaign

Science-themed project was submitted to Lego Ideas by Dr Ellen Kooijman, who recognized a gender gap in toy sets

(Via the guardian)

Women in science are taking one tiny, plastic step forward after Lego announced on Tuesday it will launch a series of female scientists and their lab tools.

The science-themed project was selected as the latest Lego Ideas winner, and is set to hit shelves in August 2014.

The series – notably devoid of pink – includes an astronomer with a telescope, a paleontologist with a dinosaur skeleton and a chemist in a lab.

The project idea was submitted by Dr Ellen Kooijman, a geochemist in Stockholm.

In her project proposal, Kooijman wrote: “The motto of these [s]cientists is clear: explore the world and beyond!”

The toy company has been criticised in the past for its gender-based marketing tactics, and in particular, over a line of building blocks geared for girls called Lego Friends, featuring slim female figurines that lock into pastel-painted settings such as a beauty salon and bakery.

The debate even prompted a seven-year-old girl to write a letter to Lego asking why there are “more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls”.

In her letter, Charlotte Benjamin lamented how “all the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy figures went “on adventures, worked, saved people and had jobs”.

On her blog, Kooijman, an avid Lego builder, said she recognized a gender gap among the figurines.

"As a female scientist I had noticed two things about the available Lego sets: a skewed male/female minifigure ratio and a rather stereotypical representation of the available female figures," she wrote. "It seemed logical that I would suggest a small set of female minifigures in interesting professions to make our Lego city communities more diverse."

Lego Ideas is a site where enthusiasts can submit and vote on ideas for sets they want to see available in toy stores. When an project receives 10,000 votes, it then enters a review phase to be evaluated by a board made up of set designers and marketing representatives, according to its website.

After testing the concepts for stability, playability, safety, market fit and more, the board selects one idea to become the next Lego Ideas product. The creator is recognized for inspiring the product and receives a cut of the product’s sales.

“We’re very excited to release Ellen Kooijman’s Female Minifigure set, featuring three scientists, now entitled ‘Research Institute’ as our next Lego Ideas set,” Lego said in a statement on its site. “This awesome model is an inspiring set that offers a lot for kids as well as adults. The final design, pricing and availability are still being worked out, but it’s on track to be released August 2014, so keep an eye out!”

Lego had not returned a request for comment at the time of publication.

Kooijman’s scientists beat out six other potential projects, among them a Sherlock set and a Legend of Zelda set.

(via diabolicalillumination)

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