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May 21 2018

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This was the crossword puzzle in the New York Times yesterday. 

Tausig’s crossword is a so-called Schrödinger puzzle, named for the physicist’s hypothetical cat that is at once both alive and dead. In a Schrödinger puzzle, select squares have more than one correct letter answer: They exist in two states at once. “Black Halloween animal,” for example, could be both BAT or CAT, yielding two different but perfectly correct puzzles. Only 10 such puzzles have now been published in Times history.

It’s the theme of Tausig’s puzzle, though, that makes it special. Four entries in Thursday’s crossword can include either an “F” or an “M.” Both are correct; neither is wrong. For example, “Part of a house” can be either ROOF or ROOM. The long “revealer” answer, tying those select entries together and spanning 11 squares smack-dab in the middle of the puzzle, is GENDER FLUID.

This puzzle, with “M”s and “F”s that aren’t fixed, is a masterful blend of subject and structure. “It potentially really evokes what gender fluidity is, which is not moving back and forth between two poles, but actually not being committed to either pole, and potentially existing in many states at different times,” Tausig said.

This is … really cool.

i never really thought of crossword puzzles as an art form, but like… this is art.

a crossword puzzle based on schrodingers’ cat??? a phYSICS CONCEPT??? sign me tf up i love everything about this



Bard: can I take my pants off?

Dm: why?

Bard: the thrill


peak academia is scanning a 300 page book for a single phrase to use in ur essay just to add the big fancy book title to ur sources

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Artist Turns Scrap Metal Into Animals.




atla has the clearest demonstration of the emo/goth dichotomy of any piece of modern media, i think. we as an audience know that zuko and mai shouldn’t have ended up together, and this is because zuko (an emo) and mai (a goth) are so fundamentally different. in this essay, i will address th

While it is tempting to categorize Zuko as an emo, careful analysis reveals that he is actually a punk. While his constant angst is a symptom of an emo like nature, his lust for justice/ honor, his angry outbursts, and his teenage rebellion are far more in line with the subculture of punk. In my response, I will address th

Attempts by previous scholars to solidly categorize Zuko into either the emo or punk category are doomed to failure because they presuppose a sub-cultural dichotomy where none exists (though I do not debate that Mai is 100% goth). Instead, Zuko inhabits the emo-punk spectrum, with occasional forays into Fucking Nerd. Zuko’s character arc in ATLA can, in fact, be analyzed as the evolution of an Emo into a Punk through personal and external acceptance and love. In my analysis, I will explain how Zuko’s hair is symbolic of th

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fucking dinosaurs got this

Dear God

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My 51 year old therapist mother LOVES Pokemon go

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It looks like a star war


that is not of this world

it’s like a creature from the mist or a creature of nordic myth!

wtf is wrong with this one!?

I think there’s just some breed of goat that just like

Looks like that


May 20 2018

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29-year-old Ian McKellen takes a break from the rehearsing of Noel Coward’s play Hay Fever in which he stars. Photo © Mirrorpix

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Altyn Yulduz-Geli

Jalantushkhan x  Gaily

Akhal Teke, Stallion


Born 2008

everytime I see a horse pic & think “hmmmmm nice try, that can’t possibly exist”, I always look down to see ‘Akhal Teke’ in the description

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Found this near my house

Yes please

where the FUCK are you living

every disaster movie ever


scientist: don’t do that

military official: lol


military official: don’t do that

scientist: lol

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good and delicious raspberries get sentenced to the brew jug for fermentation

what a bizarrely appropriate username

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Three little pigs

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This is very dear.


How do we explain to 40+ year olds online that you can’t just end every sentence with “…” without conveying a really ominous vibe lol.

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Dad started putting in new toilet. Walked away for a few minutes and came back to this. (Source: https://ift.tt/2KF6mke)

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cryptids of opposing powers

tank build vs assassin build



good thing this here internet box exists. back in the 12th century or whatever i would have had to shout my bullshit from the window

me hanging out my window in the dead of night, 1127 AD: I HAVE TWELVE TOES AND SEVEN EYES

a guardsman, already aiming for my nuts with his crossbow: SHUT YON FUCKETH MOUTH


Honestly shoutout to The Social Network for giving us the line “you’re going to go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a nerd. And I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole” because if that doesn’t epitomize women’s feelings for entitled male nerds I don’t know what does

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