natskep:

Visit http://natskep.com - Day 12 #lebaugchallenge #AQuote #RichardDawkins #TheGodDelusion

natskep:

Visit http://natskep.com - Day 12 #lebaugchallenge #AQuote #RichardDawkins #TheGodDelusion

Robin Williams 1951-2014

fortey:

I never met Robin Williams and have no idea what kind of man he was behind the camera except for what I can glean from the words of others.  People say he was a good man, a kind man, a professional, a comedic dynamo and a great person.  I like to think this was all true, but I will never know.

The funny thing about the world we live in is that we grow to idolize and respect people we will probably never know.  Robin Williams was one of those people for me – a funny man who seemed to be committed to wanting to make everyone laugh all the time.  I never knew him, but that was my impression of him.  And it struck a chord in me because I feel the same way – I want to make others laugh. 

Robin’s stage was vastly bigger than mine, his time on the stage so much longer, his audience so much larger and more diverse.  Millions of us know his voice.  Millions of us have watched and will continue to watch the amazing films and comedy specials he made.  He was a funny guy.  I always wanted to be a funny guy, too.

And behind it all, Robin Williams was a man who felt sadness, and loneliness, and depression, like so many do.  It’s so easy to think how can you be depressed if you’re rich? Or famous?  If nothing else, perhaps we can also see that question doesn’t even logically follow.  Depression clearly has nothing to do with fame or wealth.  It’s another beast entirely.

I wish Robin Williams could have found whatever he needed to help him get past whatever turmoil, whatever private anguish that I have no right knowing about.  I don’t want to know his demons, they were his own.  They drove him to the darkest place imaginable and TMZ telling me about them will help neither me nor his family.  I just wish a different path could have been taken, as I wished the same for one of my musical inspirations Kurt Cobain all those years ago. 

Unlike Cobain, who spoke to me with a curious detachment, Robin Williams spoke to me as a kindred spirit.  I wanted to emulate his success, his path in life in many ways.  I want to make you laugh.  And when I’m not making you laugh, I feel my own anguish and sadness and wonder why it is so many funny people seem saddled with pain.  Is it a coping mechanism? A defense? A weapon?  I don’t know. 

I want to make you laugh so that you will in turn like me.  It’s simple in that way. Childish and basic.  I wonder why Robin Williams wanted to make us laugh.  I wonder if he knew how well he did it, or if he paid attention to such things.  Did he focus on what he thought were failures?  Was it all just a job?  Did he want something more, something totally different none of us could ever guess?  Did he grow tired of it?  Did he want to be more than a punchline with legs?  Did he hate it when people asked him to say something funny?

I can’t ask Robin those questions.  That’s tragic, because he should be around for me to wonder about in those ways.  But as ever, my eyes and ears are open for people I do know, who I can talk to and try to help if I feel they may need it.  There’s help for everyone out there somewhere, if only we can find it, or if someone can recognize we need it.  Too often we look back and wonder what could have been done, instead of looking forward and deciding what steps to take next.

Thank you, Mr. Williams, for making me laugh and inspiring me to make others laugh.  Good Morning, Vietnam.  And goodnight, sir.

high-infidelity:

Buddha Wiser: the King of Enlightenment.
Just for the record, I think that Buddhism, though it has some respectable tenets and principles and is not nearly as bad as other religions, is still a collection of superstitious nonsense. But I thought the pic was funny and that you would enjoy it.

high-infidelity:

Buddha Wiser: the King of Enlightenment.

Just for the record, I think that Buddhism, though it has some respectable tenets and principles and is not nearly as bad as other religions, is still a collection of superstitious nonsense. But I thought the pic was funny and that you would enjoy it.

icyarguments:

This comic brought to you by a dreads-wearing black person.

icyarguments
thelunaticyouarelookingfor:

It’s like a fucking alternate universe.

thelunaticyouarelookingfor:

It’s like a fucking alternate universe.

paxamericana
caligulascookie:

r-u-seri0us:

88-red-balloons:

catladyofficial:

the best headline i’ve ever read.

yes. apparently a kid was screaming in line behind him about wanting pie, so he bought every single one. 23 pies. then slowly ate them as he stared at the kid and kid’s mom.

This is amazing

OKAY so my mom found this article (or one about the same event) on Facebook. Basically what happened was, this guy went into BK with a headache, and while he was in line this kid and his mother enter the restaurant. The kid begins throwing a fit, screaming (I quote) “I want a fucking pie!” This is a child, mind you. His mother, on the phone, ignores the kid. The man’s headache got worse because of this screaming kid and he asked the woman if she could control her child. She told him to stop telling him how to raise her kid and went back to talking on the phone. So the guy orders his burger and all the pies they had- 23. He proceeded to the exit, only to hear the woman yell, “What do you mean, you don’t have any pies?” The cashier helplessly points out the man who bought all the pies. Our hero, to rub salt in the wound, slowly starts eating a pie before leaving.

Revenge is a delicious plate, especially when it’s hot and it tastes like pie.

caligulascookie:

r-u-seri0us:

88-red-balloons:

catladyofficial:

the best headline i’ve ever read.

yes. apparently a kid was screaming in line behind him about wanting pie, so he bought every single one. 23 pies. then slowly ate them as he stared at the kid and kid’s mom.

This is amazing

OKAY so my mom found this article (or one about the same event) on Facebook. Basically what happened was, this guy went into BK with a headache, and while he was in line this kid and his mother enter the restaurant. The kid begins throwing a fit, screaming (I quote) “I want a fucking pie!” This is a child, mind you. His mother, on the phone, ignores the kid. The man’s headache got worse because of this screaming kid and he asked the woman if she could control her child. She told him to stop telling him how to raise her kid and went back to talking on the phone. So the guy orders his burger and all the pies they had- 23. He proceeded to the exit, only to hear the woman yell, “What do you mean, you don’t have any pies?” The cashier helplessly points out the man who bought all the pies. Our hero, to rub salt in the wound, slowly starts eating a pie before leaving.

Revenge is a delicious plate, especially when it’s hot and it tastes like pie.

catladyofficial

demonsee:

Spider-Verse

kennyvee:

piglii:

breakingnews:

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos
NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.
Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.
Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

Was it worth all that trouble to save 15% on your satellite insurance, Russia? WAS IT??

kennyvee:

piglii:

breakingnews:

Russian space agency regains control of satellite carrying geckos

NBC News: Russia’s space agency said it’s restored full contact with an orbiting satellite containing biological experiments after it stopped responding to commands several days ago.

Among the experiments includes one designed to see how geckos reproduce in zero gravity. In a statement, the agency said the geckos are OK.

Photo: The Foton-M4 satellite sent up five Mauritius ornate day geckos to see how they mated in zero gravity. (Oleg Voloshin / IBMP)

THE GECKOS HAVE BEEN S A V E D

Was it worth all that trouble to save 15% on your satellite insurance, Russia? WAS IT??

breakingnews

bookishbelle:

tastefullyoffensive:

Even More People You See at Every Nerd Convention [dorkly]

Previously: Part 2, Part 1

People you see at every nerd convention:

dorkly.com

“I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar” was a mantra used by kamikaze pilots in World War II. They would use it to calm themselves as they made their final flights, heading towards certain death.

fuckyeahfirefly:

otterly-sherlocked:

i did not need this information 

I fact-checked this and it led to me this poem.

That does not make the fact any less heartbreaking.

otterly-riddikulus
jockalot