27 8 / 2014

rejectedprincesses:

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In 1809, the Chinese government sprang a trap. They were gunning for a group who’d taken control of its southern waters, the Red Flag pirate fleet. Blockading them in a bay, the authorities laid siege to the pirates for three straight weeks with an overwhelming amount of firepower. In the end, the Red Flags strode out through a graveyard of government ships, largely unscathed. At the head of the Red Flags stood one of the most fearsome pirates in history — Ching Shih, a former prostitute turned leader of over 70,000 men. More on her asskicking adventures after the cut.

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27 8 / 2014

Given that I haven’t been able to get interviews for jobs I’m 100% or 150% qualified for in the past few years, I’m calling bullshit on this one. Why should recruiters give a 60%-qualified candidate a chance when there’s a 200%-qualified candidate who wants the position and won’t require training?

(Source: micdotcom)

27 8 / 2014

27 8 / 2014

bghwb:

Idris Elba Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

» How did I miss this? ::swoons::

Those thuds you hear are not ice cubes hitting the floor.

(Source: geckowinchesters, via jennabusch)

27 8 / 2014

asapscience:

wnycradiolab:

Kapil Bhagat’s portraits.

Simple portraits of famous minds. 

27 8 / 2014

ninjasexfarty:

Important, always-relevant comic done by the wonderful Ursa Eyer.

But every Nice Guy who catcalls is the First Guy To Notice You Ever, making it a compliment because now for the first time ever you’re acceptable.  And they must be the First Guy To Notice You Ever because you didn’t even exist before you entered their field of vision just now.  

(via redshirtmcgee)

27 8 / 2014

asapscience:

Are we regressing? 
via LikeCool

If you have to ask…

asapscience:

Are we regressing? 

via LikeCool

If you have to ask…

27 8 / 2014

karenhurley:

99-Pack of Beer - I feel this captures the target audience perfectly!

When you’re preparing to party, naturally you need to make sure there’s enough beer. And what’s worse than grabbing a bunch of different six-packs and trying to accommodate everyone’s annoying snobby beer palate?

The dudes at Austin Beerworks have considered your feelings and made it easy for you. They’ve introduced Peacemaker Anytime Ale, which they describe as a “sessionable” beer (meant to drink over a long period of time, anytime) and have packaged it in the world’s first 99-pack of beer. 

Oh Texas. Never change.

27 8 / 2014

hothotphone:

Better Netflix

[“Ben Baker is a writer living in Arlington, Virginia. Like everyone else, he is on Twitter.]

(via pleatedjeans)

27 8 / 2014

"My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life."

John Waters (via mrgolightly)

(Source: marion--crane, via evildorina)