1. 21:36 28th Jul 2014

    Notes: 20

    Reblogged from lapitiedangereuse

    The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.

    Gustave Flaubert

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  2. 21:35

    Notes: 2286

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mrdavisspeaksout:

allegoryblack:

compoundchem:

Ever wondered how much water/caffeine/alcohol you’d need to drink to reach a lethal dose? This graphic shows the median lethal dose for all three!Read more detail about LD50 tests in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ol

Don’t think this is accurate at all. Took 21 shots my my 21st birthday. Ten straight then 5 mins later 11 more.

I was debating the shots as well. I have taken more than 13 in one night

I feel it’s worth taking the time to clarify some points on the LD50 of these substances - the information is present in the graphic/accompanying article, but seems to be being overlooked.Firstly: the LD50 value is for a dose taken all at once. Secondly, it’s the value at which you’d have a 50% chance of death. Some people could drink more than this and live; conversely, some could drink less than this and die. The figures are also for a person of average weight (75kg), and in reality physical and medical conditions are also factors.For alcohol, this is the calculated value, for the alcohol content specified (40% alcohol, 45ml shots). Personal drinking history, whether or not you’re drinking on an empty stomach, and physical/medical condition can all affect this value.

    compoundchem:

    mrdavisspeaksout:

    allegoryblack:

    compoundchem:

    Ever wondered how much water/caffeine/alcohol you’d need to drink to reach a lethal dose? This graphic shows the median lethal dose for all three!

    Read more detail about LD50 tests in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ol

    Don’t think this is accurate at all. Took 21 shots my my 21st birthday. Ten straight then 5 mins later 11 more.

    I was debating the shots as well. I have taken more than 13 in one night

    I feel it’s worth taking the time to clarify some points on the LD50 of these substances - the information is present in the graphic/accompanying article, but seems to be being overlooked.

    Firstly: the LD50 value is for a dose taken all at once. Secondly, it’s the value at which you’d have a 50% chance of death. Some people could drink more than this and live; conversely, some could drink less than this and die. The figures are also for a person of average weight (75kg), and in reality physical and medical conditions are also factors.

    For alcohol, this is the calculated value, for the alcohol content specified (40% alcohol, 45ml shots). Personal drinking history, whether or not you’re drinking on an empty stomach, and physical/medical condition can all affect this value.

     
  3. 21:34

    Notes: 49

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    lapitiedangereuse:

Brilliant young Canadian pianist Glenn Gould soaking his hands in sink to limber up his fingers by starting w. lukewarm & gradually raising temperature to hot before performing at Columbia Recording studio.In this photo: Glenn GouldPhoto: Gordon Parks.

    lapitiedangereuse:

    Brilliant young Canadian pianist Glenn Gould soaking his hands in sink to limber up his fingers by starting w. lukewarm & gradually raising temperature to hot before performing at Columbia Recording studio.
    In this photo: Glenn Gould
    Photo: Gordon Parks.

     
  4. 21:33

    Notes: 56

    Reblogged from lapitiedangereuse

    Young people love what is interesting and odd, no matter how true or false it is. More mature minds love what is interesting and odd about truth. Fully mature intellects, finally, love truth, even when it appears plain and simple, boring to the ordinary person; for they have noticed that truth tends to reveal its highest wisdom in the guise of simplicity.

    Friedrich Nietzsche

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  5. 21:33

    Notes: 9638

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    princess-neville:

    girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together 

     
  6. 16:31

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“We were laying in bed just the other night, looking at the ceiling, and I said: ‘You know, it’s been thirty years, and it’s never felt worn. There’s never been a sense of tiredness with you.’”

    humansofnewyork:

    “We were laying in bed just the other night, looking at the ceiling, and I said: ‘You know, it’s been thirty years, and it’s never felt worn. There’s never been a sense of tiredness with you.’”

     
  7. 16:30

    Notes: 77571

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    -teesa-:

    7.23.14

    George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

     
  8. 09:14 27th Jul 2014

    Notes: 237

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    theeconomist:

Obituary: Joseph Marie Albert Lange, AIDS researcher, died on July 17th, aged 59 aboard flight MH17
It is not true martyrdom to be killed in the crossfire of someone else’s war. But Joep Lange should still be seen as a martyr, for he would not have died when he did had he not been pursuing a war of his own—a war far deadlier than the skirmishing in eastern Ukraine which brought down the aircraft in which he was flying

    theeconomist:

    Obituary: Joseph Marie Albert Lange, AIDS researcher, died on July 17th, aged 59 aboard flight MH17

    It is not true martyrdom to be killed in the crossfire of someone else’s war. But Joep Lange should still be seen as a martyr, for he would not have died when he did had he not been pursuing a war of his own—a war far deadlier than the skirmishing in eastern Ukraine which brought down the aircraft in which he was flying

     
  9. 09:13

    Notes: 30

    Reblogged from wavingtovirginia

    … the load of her accumulated impressions of him tilted up, and down poured in a ponderous avalanche all she felt about him. That was one sensation. Then up rose in a fume the essence of his being. That was another. She felt herself transfixed by the intensity of her perception; it was his severity; his goodness. I respect you (she addressed silently him in person) in every atom; you are not vain; you are entirely impersonal.
    —  Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse (via wavingtovirginia)
     
  10. 18:12 24th Jul 2014

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from wavingtovirginia

    There are many times, … when I have been afraid of Virginia Woolf. I think I would have been afraid of meeting her. I am afraid of not being intelligent enough for her. Reading and writing her life, I am often afraid (or, in one of the words she used most about her mental states, “apprehensive”) for her.
    And her remains are fearsome, too. It’s one of the peculiarities of her posthumous reputation that the full, immense extent of her life’s work has only revealed itself gradually, changing the twentieth-century perception of her from the delicate lady authoress of a few experimental novels and sketches, some essays, and a “writer’s” diary, to one of the most professional, perfectionist, energetic, courageous, and committed writers in the language.
    — Hermione Lee (via wavingtovirginia)