Truth

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Challenge #01387-C292: Ancient Wisdom

Measure twice, cut once, useful advice for anyone. -- Anon Guest

Rael knew he should have checked up on Shayde sooner. She had a knack for teaching new JOATs all the wrong tricks.

Chiefly: "Measure wi' micrometer, mark wi' chalk, cut wi' axe."

So, after hearing this, he simply had to barge in and defend his own honour. "The real adage, Trainee Melkith, is 'measure twice, cut once'. Ambassador Shayde labours under the misapprehension that she is funny."

"I was tellin' 'er about engineerin', thanks."

"Which is a far more refined discipline than you remember."

She laughed. "I've been watchin' some o' yer engineers, and nowt much has changed. Here, did I tell ye the one about the artist, the mathematician, and an engineer?"

Rael, though he did not, precisely, have a head, felt a headache coming on. "Madam ambassador..." he grated. "This is not open mic night at Revelry Café. Keep your... 'jokes'... to yourself."

"Listen tae him, would'ja? The stick up his butt has a stick up its butt that off an' died. Joatin' is improvisation, ye ken. Joatin' right is fixin' what the engineers got wrong."

Rael startled at this naked truth. "Shayde... you're a virtuoso at playing stupid... how did you--?"

"I worked it out an age back. And I had tae get along wi' engineers. Th' lot of 'em wanted warning lights. Over everythin'."

Trainee Melkith snorted into her work. "Kids' toys..."

"Aye, exactly. If th' posters up an' down t' hall ain't enough, no blinky light's goin' tae stop ye."

"I've seen humans go towards the blinky lights," said Trainee Melkith. "When they were asked why, they said--"

"The wanted tae see what the danger was, aye," Shayde chorused. "That's humans. Gi'e 'em a rope, they'll hang 'emselves. Gi'e 'em a wet paint sign and they'll touch it."

For once... Rael had to agree. "When did you get so cynical about your own species?"

"Eh... around age seven."

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<p>The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male...

The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

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iamthethunder: (The image is an overturned tanker, a colossus in white, blue, and red on a blue, relatively calm sea. It is lying on its...

iamthethunder:

(The image is an overturned tanker, a colossus in white, blue, and red on a blue, relatively calm sea. It is lying on its side. The puzzle piece logo and the words ‘Autism Speaks,’ in the characteristic font and shade of blue, have been Photoshoped onto the side. It is captioned ‘Your ship of fail Listeth, sire).

Please pass these things around when you see them. The Internet runs on rumors and self-fulfilling prophecies.

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Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic

Measles Outbreak Strikes Megachurch Whose Pastor Is A Vaccination Skeptic

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geejayeff:

A measles outbreak has swept through a Texas megachurch whose pastor has previously voiced skepticism toward the measles vaccination, USA Today reported Sunday. The outbreak has affected 15 people connected to Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, including 12 who were not fully immunized against measles. It was caused by a recent visitor to the church.

I mean, who could have seen this coming...

When irony and karma

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im-secretly-javert: kanyegucci: stereolights: markcockpus: stereolights: nahthatsnotveryraven: in australia if a girl goes to the...

im-secretly-javert:

kanyegucci:

stereolights:

markcockpus:

stereolights:

nahthatsnotveryraven:

in australia if a girl goes to the bathroom and comes back with a seemingly random fact then you know exactly what time of the month it is

dO YOU GUYS HAVE FUCKING FUN FACTS PRINTED ON YOUR TAMPONS OR SOMETHING

they’re on pad wrappers!!!!!

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oh my god

wait people who aren’t Australian DONT have fun facts??

No we don’t

Don’t get too upset. Some of them are erroneous.

(fucking jot,

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