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"Person With The Twitter Password," And Other Brutally Honest Versions of Your Job Title

The jokesters at Someecards have created a series of brutally honest job titles to restore order to a world gone mad with euphemism. Each entry stares deep into the soul of a modern job title and reduces it down to the main task for which its bearer is responsible.

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parislemon:

lohanthony:

predictively:

tactictaco:

pointmybodyouttosea:

i can watch this for hours

fuck you and your steady hand :’(

sorry for the porn

this is so soothing

Pretty much the exact opposite of my handwriting.

O_o

parislemon:

lohanthony:

predictively:

tactictaco:

pointmybodyouttosea:

i can watch this for hours

fuck you and your steady hand :’(

sorry for the porn

this is so soothing

Pretty much the exact opposite of my handwriting.

O_o

parislemon:

digg:

A statistical analysis of Bob Ross paintings. (via FiveThirtyEight)

Strong showing by Cumulus clouds.

Mountains and waterfalls with a much lower showing than I expected.

jakefu:

Google “duck penis” if you’re confused.

Interesting read (Lagunitas!), but the key stat I’d like to know is what dent all craft beer sales combined have made in total domestic sales.

parislemon:

tylerhwillis:

Which of the following would be brighter, in terms of the amount of energy delivered to your retina:

1. A supernova, seen from as far away as the Sun is from the Earth, or
2. The detonation of a hydrogen bomb pressed against your eyeball?

Applying the physicist rule of thumb suggests that the supernova is brighter.

And indeed, it is … by nine orders of magnitude.

Eye-opening.

Remind me to never do #1.

“It was always AIM versus AOL. They hated us.”
“It’s hard to trust your child to find his or her own path, especially when we’re told every day by professionals that children must fit into rigid boxes. We all want to give our kids the best opportunities we can, which is why it feels like such a disservice if we don’t push them in the ‘right’ direction. Celebrating your children’s passions rather than redirecting them, especially when those passions don’t line up neatly with a checklist for future success, can feel like jumping off a cliff. It certainly did for me. But that leap of faith is necessary if your kids are going to fly.”

Kristine Barnett, The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius.

From the jacket:

Kristine Barnett’s son Jacob has an IQ higher than Einstein’s, a photographic memory, and he taught himself calculus in two weeks. At nine he started working on an original theory in astrophysics that experts believe may someday put him in line for a Nobel Prize, and at age twelve he became a paid researcher in quantum physics. But the story of Kristine’s journey with Jake is all the more remarkable because his extraordinary mind was almost lost to autism.

“She’s a girl who learned somewhere down the line that she deserved punishment, or that it was virtuous to mortify her body, or that she wouldn’t get validation for anything but being the most fucked-up.”
trendgraphy:

feeble weapon by Ryan Ford
Twitter: @Trendgrafeed

Ditto.

sassingintothevoid:

Coffee porn.     

(Cinemagraphs and gifs from this cool article.)

Probably my favorite gifs of the year.

(via howstuffworks)

thats-the-way-it-was:

April 12, 1961: The first man in space.

Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1.  The 27-year-old test pilot also became the first human to orbit the planet. Guided by an automatic control system, Vostok 1 orbited Earth in 89 minutes at a maximum speed of 187 miles an hour. 

Gagarin became a worldwide celebrity and was awarded the Order of Lenin and given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Streets were named and monuments created in his honor.

Gagarin died died seven years later in a routine jet test flight. His ashes are buried inside the Kremlin walls.

Photo:  Rolls Press/Heritage Images/Getty Images

(via howstuffworks)