Welcome to my little outpost on the edge of Tumblr.
I love nature, history, science, linguistics, books (both sf&f and "proper literature"), and almost everything about Bruce Springsteen.
I take some interest in internet geek culture, but would mostly consider myself a spectator.
I try to be nice to people. Feel free to ask me questions.

23rd March 2014

Photo reblogged from Visualizing Math with 3,125 notes

brbdeath:

A semi-serious PSA in defense of math I made, featuring questionable graphic design decisions.

You got Euler’s identity wrong.That should be e^(iπ) PLUS 1 = 0

brbdeath:

A semi-serious PSA in defense of math I made, featuring questionable graphic design decisions.

You got Euler’s identity wrong.
That should be e^(iπ) PLUS 1 = 0

Source: brbdeath

22nd February 2014

Video with 2 notes

"The E Street Band loves you!"

And we love them!

Many thanks to dvddubbingguy for editing this and many other great videos of Bruce!

Tagged: Bruce SpringsteenDream Baby Dreamhigh hopes tourE Street Band

17th February 2014

Photoset reblogged from we danced all night to a soul fairy band with 32 notes

cmdmike:

Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)

Source: cmdmike

12th October 2013

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I just noticed something funny from the radio recording of Bruce’s first concert in Passaic in 1978. After the applause for Thunder Road has died down, Bruce apparently gets a present:

Bruce: "What is this?"

*applause*

Bruce: "Can I open this right now?"

*more applause*

Bruce: "This better not be embarrassing. …This a present here? … Ooh! Socks and underwear! That’s so nice! Thank you!"

*massive applause*

Bruce: "It fits too! How’d you know my head was so big?


I need a visual on this.

Tagged: Bruce SpringsteenDarkness Tour

7th October 2013

Link with 7 notes

NFL Myth-busting: Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys Are America’s Chokers →

I really feel the need to bring this up.

In short:

  • The defense, not Tony Romo is the Cowboys’ problem.
  • Tony Romo is far from the most choking QB in the league.
  • His detractors are extremely biased. You never hear the media talk about Aaron Rodgers 0-18 record at attempting comebacks against teams with a winning record.

Honestly, when people put all the blame on Romo’s alleged supernatural choking abilities…

Tagged: nfldallas cowboystony romo

6th October 2013

Post reblogged from LINGUISTICS Y'ALL with 321 notes

These verbs, which do require a preposition in English, don’t require one in French:

aniperi:

approuver

to approve of

attendre

to wait for

chercher

to look for

demander

to ask for

écouter

to listen to

espérer

to hope for

payer

to pay for

rappeler

to remind of

regarder

to look at

sentir

to smell of/like

viser

to aim at

Examples:

Tu me rappelles mon père. You remind me of my father.
Ça sent la pluie. It smells like rain.

I really want to try to construct a language without prepositions.

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2nd October 2013

Photo reblogged from Greenland. with 90 notes

neptunesbounty:

Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland by Villi.Ingi on Flickr.

neptunesbounty:

Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland by Villi.Ingi on Flickr.

Source: neptunesbounty

1st October 2013

Link

xkcd: Highlighting →

I need xkcd to put my strange, subconscious habits into words.

Tagged: xkcdcomicsweb comic

26th September 2013

Photoset reblogged from Geologise. with 3,758 notes

geologise:

The Winter Tempest — Rocky Mountains, CO (by Light of the Wild)

Source: H4ILSTORM

23rd September 2013

Photoset reblogged from cukornyúl with 82 notes

cukornyul:

boldogszülinapot főnök! <3