I attempted to come up with a medical claim I was one in a trillion confident in, considered “if your head gets chopped off you will die”, and then remembered that I literally have contingency plans set up in which my head gets chopped off to increase my life expectancy


#death tw #I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog #101 Uses for Infrastructureless Computers #fun with loopholes #cryonics



i think in the age of celebrity culture and kpop stannies and rpf shippers we need to normalize knowing fuck all about your favorite bands. what ? the lead singer has a name.. that’s crazy..!

Every time I happen across a picture of a singer/band I like it feels like being mildly slapped. What do you MEAN they have a face? And what do you mean they have THAT face??? That face does not match at all! Please kindly take it away. They are a voice and a voice only.






#huh #interesting #Doctor Who #(my first thought was that this was one of those memes-from-an-alternate-universe) #(but no this is apparently a thing that’s happening) #I reserve judgment but will probably actually bother to try his new stuff (unlike Chris Chibnall)


i love how even the studies that support psi effects being real have really small effect sizes, like can you imagine if psi was real but gives you like, a 51% chance of guess correctly at a 50/50 chance



@triviallytrue said:

do you mean ESP? i’ve never heard the acronym PSI

for some reason parapsychology researchers call it psi, even tho it should really be psy. its definitely not an acryonym. it might be like, a…translation thing? spanish for psychology starts with psi



means you can abbreviate it as Ψ

wikipedia on psionics mentions a claim that that’s actually the source:

In 1942, two authors—biologist Bertold Wiesner and psychologist Robert Thouless—had introduced the term “psi” (from ψ psi, 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet) to parapsychology in an article published in the British Journal of Psychology.[7] (This Greek character was chosen as apropos since it is the initial letter of the Greek word ψυχή [psyche]—meaning “mind” or “soul”.[8][9]) The intent was that “psi” would represent the “unknown factor” in extrasensory perception and psychokinesis, experiences believed to be unexplained by any known physical or biological mechanisms.[10][11] In a 1972 book,[12] Thouless insisted that he and Wiesner had coined this usage of the term “psi” prior to its use in science fiction circles, explaining that their intent was to provide a more neutral term than “ESP” that would not suggest a pre-existing theory of mechanism.[13]

but it could just be people liked “psionics” more than “psyonics” and the abbreviation came from that, idk.


#(the language bit is neat too but I’m primarily reblogging for the OP) #yes this



one thing me n my art loving gf would do is visit galleries and play a game called “root, loot or boot” 

the gist is that you would look at a group of paintings in a room and decide which figure in the painting you’d root (fuck, in Australian slang), which painting you’d loot (steal and put on your wall at home) and which painting you’d boot (punt into the garbage because it’s shit and Not Art)

a couple of things about my experiences:

1. this game is a lot more fun if you’re attracted to women because there’s so many Hot Gals to choose from 

2. if you are attracted to men, you will spend a lot of time going “well, looks like I’ll have to pick jesus again” as my bi gf did

3. it gets more complicated in modern art museums and you find yourself having saying, “I’d fuck the rhombus” “you CAN’T fuck the rhombus” “then I’ll fuck that blue squiggle thing. what’s it called?” “creeping existential dread in blue” “then does that mean I’m fucking the squiggle or am I getting fucked by the existential dread it represents?” “aren’t we all already getting fucked by existential dread?”

4. if you play this with an art history nerd, they may decide to kill you over one of your “boot” choices

5. you will get Disapproving Looks from other patrons who overhear your heated debates

6. it’s also the best fun you’ll ever have in an art gallery

“you CAN’T fuck the rhombus’ sounds like Quitter Talk to me. 


#games #I didn’t actually laugh aloud but it still amused me enough to reblog #art