"Intention, good or bad, is not enough."

In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson (via we-are-star-stuff)

ohneooo:

Pastel Icebergs by Zaria Forman

Zaria Forman perfectly masters drawing with pastels. Recently, the artist reveals works representing icebergs. An impressive record, discovered in a series of beautiful images.

Wow

bbook:



Pavement (along with Drew Barrymore and Harry Shearer) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Rolling Stone, 1994.

Goodnight to the rock and roll era.


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Pavement (along with Drew Barrymore and Harry Shearer) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Rolling Stone, 1994.

Goodnight to the rock and roll era.


(via ohitsthe90s)

bbook:

Pavement (along with Drew Barrymore and Harry Shearer) on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Rolling Stone, 1994.

Goodnight to the rock and roll era.

(via ohitsthe90s)

blackgirlstalking:

In honor of Toni Morrison’s 83rd birthday let’s take some time to revisit this awesome and inspiring conversation between her and Junot Diaz. This really happened, you guys.

- Alesia

enochliew:

Vintage Flame Rose Necktie by General Knot & Co.

The complimenting fabric is a beautiful old indigo.

"Two Weeks" | FKA Twigs