Warning: This blog contains the musings of a 20-something economics graduate. Expect wordiness with varying degrees of correct grammar.

A post whatever blog which roughly translates to 50% cats, 20% anime, 15% politics and 15% drawings and stuff. Enjoy your stay.

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aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

arcanewinter:

huntersonahotelbed:

oh my fucking god

so i’m reading this harry potter fic

and every now and then there are words like “arseented” and “marseaging” and “arseistance” and i was trying to figure out what the hell is going on

finally i got to the word “parse” and figured it out

they’re american so after they wrote it they did a find and replace to change every “ass” to “arse”

i can’t stop laughing omg

"Word has made 436 replacements."

"That sounds right."

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khubleesi:

thatfunnyblog:

I LAUGHED AT THIS MUCH MORE THAN I SHOULD HAVE

I am so fucking happy this is back in my life once again

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comic-chick:

wombattea:

sizvideos:

How to catch an emu - Video

LET ME TELL YOU A THING

THIS IS A LEGIT THING

THIS IS LITERALLY WHAT PEOPLE DO TO GET EMUS TO COME CLOSE

Apparently you lie on the ground on your back and move your arms and legs.

And the emus are very curious and come over like, “The fuck is that.”

And that’s literally what it is. They come over wondering what the fuck you’re doing

This might be my favorite piece of information I have ever learned.

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catslock:

rattle-and-burn:

peppermonster:

pureorangeness:

professorsparklepants:

amazing spider-man (2014) #2

good to have you back peter

he has been back for one issue and he has already webbed his own pants to his ass. This is a superhero. this is an avenger. wtf. LOL

This is fucking gold. I need to start pulling this run, clearly.

Peter, why.

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robotindisguise:

David Suzuki, from this video.

Okay so a few things. First, I DID take an introductory module on economics as the start of my economics degree. Funnily enough, one of the first things I remember being taught is that ECONOMICS IS NOT JUST ABOUT MONEY. Our lecturer spent at least 15 minutes drilling in this one point because it is such a basic misconception that people have. Admitedly, money is a tool economists use to illustrate a whole ton of points, but you wouldn’t say that physics is all about bits of wire and light bulbs just because phyicists use them to demonstrate things. If you do, all that gives away is that you don’t actually know all that much about physics. A better idea of what economics is about is showing how the world responds to there being limited resouces in most things.

Secondly, what’s wrong with externalities? The way this guy is talking about it, he seems to be implying that “externalities” is equivalent to being not important. No one is saying these things are not important. They’re just too much to put into everything. A quick example for you. When you use google maps, which do you find easier to read when trying to get somewhere? This?

Or this?

No one would deny that map number 2 is simplified and doesn’t include all of the details like number 1 does. But if you’re trying to get somewhere, map number 2 is a lot easier to read and more likely to be helpful. This is exactly the case of economics. Yes, the world is horrificially complicated and has many things going on like bees and shit and thats just wonderful. Economists don’t deny that, infact they thrive on it. There IS a lot going on. But if you want to get things done, you need to try your best to pick out whats important for your particular task.

Economists are the people who are trying to help you pick out what things you need to be focusing on to keep things going nicely. Wanna encourage people to stop using fossil fuels? We’ll tell you the most effective ways to do that. Wanna solve world hunger? we can try lend a hand with that as well to an extent. Sometimes we fuck up (usuallywhentherespoliticiansbreathingdownpeoplesnecksorbribesareinvolved) but shit we’re only human. If you think science is all about never making mistakes you should go google “Ether” and get back to me on that. If you want to protect all that wonderful web of life, don’t hate on economists. We’re only trying to help.