On the Casual Cynic Tumblr, a heart-warming story about a waitress who got a $1,000 tip from a diner she'd met for the first time that night, who wanted to help her realize her dream of visiting Italy, whence her family hailed.
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity….Hm.
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now
When I first saw this Angus McKie illustration, I had a moment when I thought it depicted the Earth being encased in a huge, space-going shell and I flashed back to Damon Knight's spectacular novel Why Do Birds?, a straight-faced yet comic novel about a man who puts the whole human race in a box. Then I realized that the picture depicted a hollow, space-going sphere being fitted with an armored cover and my mind spun into a deep future from which it hasn't entirely returned. Beautiful work. Here's the official McKie site, but it appears to be down.
An undated ad for a punk store in Newcastle offers batty punk tees for a mere £4.50 -- mid-1980s punk revival?
MY GEAR FIXATION IS BACK IN FULL EFFECT. I’M LOSIN’ IT.
(via Goths and Punks)
Rawr & Stuff's alternate crayon colors are pretty much shovel-ready -- you could clean up by selling these on Etsy. I'm very fond of "Moral Ambiguity Gray," myself.
is a tumblr blog that compiles stories about the discomfiting, disturbing, and just plain terrifying parts of science. From 13th-century bioterrorism to the killer carbon dioxide gas bubbles of central Africa, there's plenty here to amaze you and freak you the frack out. — Maggie
Things Organized Neatly is a Tumblr devoted to excellent knolling photos in which things are, well, organized neatly. Zomg, but this tickles something vulnerable in my hindbrain. Show here: a RepRap (in bits), and Cannoli in Buenos Aires.
Things Organized Neatly
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
"You and six friends after a long night of drinking." One of many reasons why amateur photographers should not be allowed to Instagram their foodz. Tumblr: "Amateur Food Porn Has Got To Stop." Below, Baby Seal Pizza.
SEE ALSO: #prepoop (HT: Clayton Cubitt)
At "BargainBinBlasphemy," vinyl album covers of pop-rock icons are upgraded into Black Metal. (Thanks, Sean Bonner!)
created the "Nola to New York
" tumblr during Hurricane Sandy. The idea: Katrina survivors talk to New Yorkers suffering after the storm.
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"Post some fucking bats!" baturday.tumblr.com, a Tumblog of Greatness. (thanks, Antinous)
From Merit Ptah—Chief Physician of ancient Egypt—to 1st-century BC alchemist Mary the Jewess, the Science Chicks from History Tumblr is dedicated to introducing you to all the science-y ladies you didn't learn about in school.
The image above is titled "Woman teaching geometry”. It comes from an early 14th century translation of Euclid.
More like this: "TOTALLY NOT 'SHOPPED PICS FROM MARS"
(Thanks, Sean Bonner!)
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[richkidsofinstagram.tumblr.com]: Rich Kids Of Instagram. "They have more money than you and this is what they do." (via @mistergif)