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fantaween:

man bubbles is fucking metal

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If you look at any painting long enough, you can probably find a vagina

lolmythesis:

Spanish and Gender Studies, Claremont

He.he.

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Testosterone makes you stupid.

lolmythesis:

Neuroscience, Middlebury College

Boys are stupid’ would work too.

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putthison:

Why Are My Sneakers Fuzzy?
Following yesterday’s post on sneakers, I thought I’d share this great find by GazEtc. If you look at the bottom of your Chuck Taylor All Stars, you’ll notice that certain parts of the sole are fuzzy. The hairs are hard to notice at first, especially if you’ve already worn your shoes, ‘cause your soles will just look like they’ve collected gunk off the street. If you look closer, however, you’ll notice that little hairs are embedded into the rubber.  
Why? GazEtc investigated the patent for Chuck Taylors and found that they’re actually classified as house slippers with fabric bottoms, rather than sneakers with rubber soles. As he explains: 

Since my shoes were made in China, they were subject to an import tariff when they were shipped to the United States. And the import tariff is much lower for shoes with fuzzy fabric soles (like house slippers) than it is for shoes with rubber soles (like sneakers). According to the inventors, changing the shoe material can lower the duty from 37.5% down to just 3%. 
To benefit from a lower tariff, it isn’t necessary to cover the entire sole with fabric. According to the inventors, “a classification may be based on the type of material that is present on 50% or more of the bottom surface.” This explains why the “fabric” fuzz extends mostly around the edges of my shoes, where it can take up a lot of area without interfering too much with the traction of the bare-rubber centers.
So the invention embodied in my shoes is not a technological advancement. It actually seems to be a small step backward in quality. Instead, my shoes embody an advancement in “tariff engineering.” But perhaps, by putting up with a bit of fuzz, I can pay just a bit less for each new pair of sneakers.

You can see the original patent for Chuck Taylors here. The Smithsonian also has an interesting clip about how Marvel went to court to argue that the the X-Men weren’t human in order to get lower tariff rates.

Bureaucracy at work.

putthison:

Why Are My Sneakers Fuzzy?

Following yesterday’s post on sneakers, I thought I’d share this great find by GazEtc. If you look at the bottom of your Chuck Taylor All Stars, you’ll notice that certain parts of the sole are fuzzy. The hairs are hard to notice at first, especially if you’ve already worn your shoes, ‘cause your soles will just look like they’ve collected gunk off the street. If you look closer, however, you’ll notice that little hairs are embedded into the rubber.  

Why? GazEtc investigated the patent for Chuck Taylors and found that they’re actually classified as house slippers with fabric bottoms, rather than sneakers with rubber soles. As he explains: 

Since my shoes were made in China, they were subject to an import tariff when they were shipped to the United States. And the import tariff is much lower for shoes with fuzzy fabric soles (like house slippers) than it is for shoes with rubber soles (like sneakers). According to the inventors, changing the shoe material can lower the duty from 37.5% down to just 3%. 

To benefit from a lower tariff, it isn’t necessary to cover the entire sole with fabric. According to the inventors, “a classification may be based on the type of material that is present on 50% or more of the bottom surface.” This explains why the “fabric” fuzz extends mostly around the edges of my shoes, where it can take up a lot of area without interfering too much with the traction of the bare-rubber centers.

So the invention embodied in my shoes is not a technological advancement. It actually seems to be a small step backward in quality. Instead, my shoes embody an advancement in “tariff engineering.” But perhaps, by putting up with a bit of fuzz, I can pay just a bit less for each new pair of sneakers.

You can see the original patent for Chuck Taylors here. The Smithsonian also has an interesting clip about how Marvel went to court to argue that the the X-Men weren’t human in order to get lower tariff rates.

Bureaucracy at work.

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Holden Caulfield is a fucking crybaby.

lolmythesis:

English, International Baccalaureate

The Use of Language to Create Pathos in The Catcher in the Rye

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"Ever notice how commercials advertising shaving products always show men shaving using long, continuous strokes? That’s not how you shave. It may look nice in commercials, but it turns you into a blood donor in real life."

— Wikihow

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This is how you properly relationship.

The soul of romance

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"You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you."

— Le Petit Prince

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Profiling the Obsessive: Serial Killers iGents and Their Tendencies

For decades now, behaviors that are seen as pedantic, self-involved, and overly obsessive have been red flags indicating socio- and psychopathic tendencies. While most of these diagnoses have come from medical experts or…

Watch out for those double monks.

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If You Took Out the Best Part of This Book, It Wouldn’t Be as Good

lolmythesis:

English, UC Berkeley

My school’s finest minds.

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"Is Ganondorf gonna have to choke a bitch?"

— r/smashbros

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"A man can not make love with any kind of conviction unless he is wearing a coat cut within a half mile of Piccadilly."

— Tailor & Cutter magazine

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"Trendy"

Anytime a guy uses that  word when talking about clothing, stay away from him or you’ll end up dressed like a girl.

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voxsart:

A Simple, Solid, Satin Dark Four-in-Hand For The Evening.
William Holden, with Veronica Lake, 1941.

voxsart:

A Simple, Solid, Satin Dark Four-in-Hand For The Evening.

William Holden, with Veronica Lake, 1941.

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benjamintseng:

True love is… (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

I really hope any girlfriends I end up having don’t read SMBC or I’m screwed.

benjamintseng:

True love is… (via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal)

I really hope any girlfriends I end up having don’t read SMBC or I’m screwed.