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Roosevelt Island, you’ll be missed.

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My New Hero

Few events excite Manhattan’s top chefs more than the arrival of a care package from Evan Strusinski, a foraging ­savant who stalks the ­remote woods and coastlines of the Northeast for nature’s most exotic ­ingredients. Forgive him his trespasses.

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Found on the internet.

Posted 2 years ago

fuckyeahstrangeleaders:

Things that I hate: conspiracy theorists who are under the impression that every single significant historical thing was influenced by ALIENS.

I typically make an effort to be somewhat historically accurate with you guys but fuck it this is just hilarious.

Enjoy Ancient Aliens and the Third Reich.

Posted 2 years ago

Queer By Choice, Not By Chance

Really good article about how homosexuality is a choice for some people, and that all homosexuals should be tolerated and given equal rights despite that. To me, there was a broader point about personal freedoms here: homosexuality, like many other facets of social life having various levels of illegality attached to them which stem from the antiquated ideas of positive liberty of an outspoken minority shouldn’t need to justify themselves through a nature v.s. nurture argument. They shouldn’t need to justify themselves through any argument aside from: I’m not hurting anyone. It’s my choice. It’s my personal life. Butt out.

Posted 2 years ago

Do Happier Employees Work Harder?

I work at Tumblr, so I must be working pretty hard.

Posted 2 years ago

Locusts, Cilantro, and Elvis Presley

“I’m not leaving, and by the way I’m hungry,” President George W. Bush said on September 13, 2001, when he was told there was a credible threat to the White House. He ordered a cheeseburger.

A medley of quirky food-related quotes.

Posted 2 years ago

How to Count a Crowd

This is easily one of the coolest uses of mechanical turk I’ve seen so far.
Problem: counting crowds is hard and almost always biased.
Solution: take aerial photos of the crowds, cut them up, have random people count them for a fee, throw out the outliers and average the rest.