they could be a gator
Want Steam Powered Giraffe to come to Florida? More specifically, Tampa Florida? Well, first we got to show them that they have a fan base here in the sunshine state!
Also, want to help expose the one of a kind Steam Man Band to other Floridans around your area? Print this flyer out and stick them wherever you think would be necessary!
THIS IS A FAKE FLYER THIS IS A FAKE FLYER!!!
OKAY WOW GUYS IM LIKE RLLY HAPPY RIGHT NOW, I WON A $9,000 SCHOLARSHIP TOWARDS MY COLLEGE FOR CREATING A CONCERT FLYER OF A BAND OR ARTIST. I CHOSE SPG AND I WON AND IM SO HAPPY. GODBLESS
IM GOING TO DISNEY IN TWO WEEKS AND WHOEVER REBLOGS THIS I WILL WRITE THEIR URL DOWN AND GIVE IT TO SOMEONE IN THE PARKS. SO REBLOG. ANYONE CAN REBLOG NO LIKES. YOU DONT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWING ME. MUST HAVE OVER 100 NOTES FOR ME TO DO THIS. IF YOU DO FOLLOW ME EXPECT A FOLLOWBACK.
I really need to see Fiends this year and try my best to get photos taken with the nurses because hot damn
me everytime a character in a movie has to get a few drops of their blood for some ritual bullshit (via jtoday)
AND WHILE WE’RE AT IT, why do people try to cross those skinny bridges over lava/chasms/whatever by walking upright. IT’S CALLED CENTER OF GRAVITY. get on your hands and knees and crawl across that thing. HUG IT. SCOOT YOUR BUTT ACROSS. “but i look stupid!” lalalala but we’ll avoid that ~dramatic moment~ where you almost fall over and die because your damn fucking self wanted to look COOL
Finland’s “founding father’s” of Education; Mikael Agricola, Uno Cygnaeus, and Donald Duck by Piñata (CLICK FULL VIEW)
He’s there because over a million Finns read Duck comics a week. When a new baby comes a new subscription to “Aku Ankka” (Donald Duck) comics is purchased for them. The kids start reading the comics at a young age so by middle school their knowledge in literacy has skyrocketed.
The Finns worship Donald Duck, if you weren’t already aware. He’s a national hero over there!
**Edited and added, since now I can say it without crying.*
My Dad committed suicide on January 13, 2013. He suffered from depression for 10 years, and I was lucky to have him around as long as I did. In his honor I got the last thing he wrote to me on my bicep in his handwriting in blue ink, his favorite color. I’ll miss him forever, and now I’ll have a reminder that he loves me every time I look in the mirror.
Photo courtesy of Sean Neumayer
You know how you don’t pay attention to some threats until they directly target you? Yeah, we got one like that. Listen up, because if you’re a podcast fan, this involves you. And before you go the tl;dr route, just think about a world without your favorite podcasts.
Are you a Welcome to Night Vale fan? How about Thrilling Adventure Hour? Nerdist? AfterBuzz TV? Hell, do you listen to podcasts at all?
Then this is your fight.
According to the article, here’s what’s going down:
The short version is that someone is asserting a patent that claims to control the mechanism by which you subscribe to podcasts. And by “asserting,” I mean that they’ve fired a warning shot at the entire podcasting community by suing Adam Carolla. The way that patent suits work is that a) they tend to file in the plaintiff-friendly Eastern District of Texas, where these companies set up “offices”; b) they sue one major player in an industry and try to extract a large settlement from them, because defending these things is very, very expensive; and c) they then use that precedent to go sue others in the business and get similar paydays. It’s a means by which one can make a lot of money without having to actually produce anything (in fact, many of the trolls just buy idle patents for the express purpose of suing big companies). And if they succeed, it can run into millions of dollars, millions that the defendants don’t have.
But it’s one thing — not necessarily a better thing, just one thing — when the suits target big companies. Podcasting is not a big-bucks business, and the pockets are not deep at all. That’s why it’s kind of perplexing that Adam got sued, and that the podcasting industry, such as it is, is being targeted. Nobody’s getting rich on podcasting at this stage; it’s still early, and many if not most podcasts are more hobby than revenue generator. And if these suits succeed, they could choke off the industry before it is an industry. The good thing is that these patents aren’t likely to win in court if the case goes to trial. The bad thing is, to defend against these claims is going to cost a bundle. Like, a million and a half, easy. Which is why they sue, and why many of the cases never get to the trial stage.
If you want to keep your favorite podcasts around, now’s your chance. Click the link. Donate to the cause. If you can’t donate, reblog the post, retweet the link, do whatever you can to spread the word. If we’re going to shoot this down, we need to do it here and now.
We may not all be citizens of Night Vale, or Adventurekateers, or AfterBuzzers, but we’re all podcast fans, and we need to stop this before it picks up momentum.
EDIT: For those whose browsers don’t like Nerdist.com, here’s the direct link to the fundraiser page.
Extremely personal piece. Doesn’t really need that much explanation.
*apologies if it turns up pixelated, just click the picture for a full res. view
What’s really sad about this is how accurate it is. There’s so much pressure and this pic really got to me because I’m going through all of this. And it sucks.
aughhhhh of course when I finally have the alone time to hoop I can only get 15 minutes in before everybody comes home.
I need to get back to hooping/exercising.
I still have 18 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight.
Maybe I can finally get to my goal weight before THIS years vacation, since I definitely didn’t get to it last year. D:
You don’t know why, But you’re dying to try, go on and kiss the girl.