1. 23:09 18th Oct 2014

    Notes: 182464

    Reblogged from joyful-serenity

    thebobblehat:

Those two are going to turn into some anime magical girl forms or something

    thebobblehat:

    Those two are going to turn into some anime magical girl forms or something

    (Source: who-will-love-youqq)

     
  2. 16:06 13th Oct 2014

    Notes: 119988

    Reblogged from cuimhnigh-i-gconai

    A limerick:

    infinitemachine:

    toothlessrebel:

    asgardiantelevision:

    image

    Doesn’t look like a limerick to you? Try this:

    A dozen, a gross, and a score
    Plus three times the square root of four
    Divided by seven
    Plus five times eleven
    Is nine squared and not a bit more.

    ::Slow applause::

     
  3. 15:02 9th Oct 2014

    Notes: 427600

    Reblogged from catholic-catnip

    crofethr:

    denali-winter:

    BAM.

    I have never hit reblog so fast in my LIFE.

    (Source: sandandglass)

     
  4. 21:05 5th Oct 2014

    Notes: 289317

    Reblogged from dogetalpapist

    image: Download

    catholicamputee:

goodcharlotteofficial:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.

also, the branding of breast cancer as “pink” is highly offensive to a lot of people (and creates further stigma for men with breast cancer), as are slogans such as “save the boobies” which focus on BREASTS as more important than HUMAN BEINGS. The reason to find a cure for breast cancer isn’t so that women can keep their big, beautiful racks. It’s because people are fucking DYING.
And for my Catholic and other pro-life followers, remember that Susan G. Komen had decided to stop donating to Planned Parenthood not because of any political or moral dispute with Planned Parenthood but because they do not provide mammograms, do research, or do anything else directly related to curing breast cancer, and then they let Planned Parenthood bully them into restarting the donations. So in addition to money not being spent on actual cancer research and treatment, some of it is going to Planned Parenthood.
Finally, a warning for the month of October - not everything pink, even things with ribbons on it, actually is connected to any efforts to cure breast cancer. Tons of companies have started selling pink stuff in October as a marketing ploy without actually donating any of the money to breast cancer research or treatment, and the ones that do donate mostly donate to Susan G. Komen…

    catholicamputee:

    goodcharlotteofficial:

    redbloodedamerica:

    mallninjacode:

    pual1010:

    brownglucose:

    stunningpicture:

    So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

    Stay woke

    Is this true?

    Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

    You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to use their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

    There’s a documentary about this on Netflix called Pink Ribbons, Inc. if anyone’s interested.

    also, the branding of breast cancer as “pink” is highly offensive to a lot of people (and creates further stigma for men with breast cancer), as are slogans such as “save the boobies” which focus on BREASTS as more important than HUMAN BEINGS. The reason to find a cure for breast cancer isn’t so that women can keep their big, beautiful racks. It’s because people are fucking DYING.

    And for my Catholic and other pro-life followers, remember that Susan G. Komen had decided to stop donating to Planned Parenthood not because of any political or moral dispute with Planned Parenthood but because they do not provide mammograms, do research, or do anything else directly related to curing breast cancer, and then they let Planned Parenthood bully them into restarting the donations. So in addition to money not being spent on actual cancer research and treatment, some of it is going to Planned Parenthood.

    Finally, a warning for the month of October - not everything pink, even things with ribbons on it, actually is connected to any efforts to cure breast cancer. Tons of companies have started selling pink stuff in October as a marketing ploy without actually donating any of the money to breast cancer research or treatment, and the ones that do donate mostly donate to Susan G. Komen…

     
  5. 21:43 2nd Oct 2014

    Notes: 5

    Reblogged from woodelf68

    woodelf68:

    2horse:

    So I made a thing. This is actually the second sanctus bells pillow I’ve made. I forgot to take pictures of the first one before donating it to my parish. 

    Likes:

    The best improvement of this pillow over the first is the stuffing. For the first I used normal cotton batting. I may have overstuffed it, but I needed it to support the heavy weight of the bells. This one has cluster fiber fill. It’s used for stuffed animals and is sooo squishy. I felt like I could keep cramming more fill in there and it would never be too stiff. Yet it is still substantial enough to support the bells.

    The second improvement was the type of cloth. I went ahead and bought an upholstery fabric this time. The first pillow was a polyester satin. It was what I had around, but it is not holding up well to being slid across the chapel floor. It’s also filthy now (the first one is white) but I have no idea how to clean it. I’m planning on replacing that pillow so at this point I don’t really care.

    The third improvement was placing the tassels during the sewing of the seam. The strings that keep the tassel in place are sewn to the inside of the pillow. On the first one I had put them on afterward and attempted to hide the strings in the cording. It worked somewhat but that pillow has a more distinct upside and downside. 

    Dislikes:

    I still haven’t figured out how to join the cording smoothly. One this one the join itself is better, but somehow the cloth involved ended up bunching. 

    I did not incorporate the accent color into the tassels well. Since I was going to be manipulating them so much during the sewing process (turning the pillow right-side-out, etc) I decided not to cut the loops until the pillow was done. This took away some opportunity to fix the mistake. So now they have this random copper stripe. 

    Overall I’m rather happy with it. I plan on making a new white one for my parish, and I have enough maroon to make 3 more that I’ll try to sell.

    Except for the button if the stitching goes all the way through to the other side, you could stuff the pillow itself in a plain inner fabric, then have a prettier removable outer case that could be washed when it gets dirty.

    The way I did the button it goes all the way through. Funny you mention a case though. I made a case for transport and people keep leaving it on during use. I don’t get it. I would have though it was pretty obviously not to be used that way. 

     
  6. So I made a thing. This is actually the second sanctus bells pillow I’ve made. I forgot to take pictures of the first one before donating it to my parish. 

    Likes:

    The best improvement of this pillow over the first is the stuffing. For the first I used normal cotton batting. I may have overstuffed it, but I needed it to support the heavy weight of the bells. This one has cluster fiber fill. It’s used for stuffed animals and is sooo squishy. I felt like I could keep cramming more fill in there and it would never be too stiff. Yet it is still substantial enough to support the bells.

    The second improvement was the type of cloth. I went ahead and bought an upholstery fabric this time. The first pillow was a polyester satin. It was what I had around, but it is not holding up well to being slid across the chapel floor. It’s also filthy now (the first one is white) but I have no idea how to clean it. I’m planning on replacing that pillow so at this point I don’t really care.

    The third improvement was placing the tassels during the sewing of the seam. The strings that keep the tassel in place are sewn to the inside of the pillow. On the first one I had put them on afterward and attempted to hide the strings in the cording. It worked somewhat but that pillow has a more distinct upside and downside. 

    Dislikes:

    I still haven’t figured out how to join the cording smoothly. One this one the join itself is better, but somehow the cloth involved ended up bunching. 

    I did not incorporate the accent color into the tassels well. Since I was going to be manipulating them so much during the sewing process (turning the pillow right-side-out, etc) I decided not to cut the loops until the pillow was done. This took away some opportunity to fix the mistake. So now they have this random copper stripe. 

    Overall I’m rather happy with it. I plan on making a new white one for my parish, and I have enough maroon to make 3 more that I’ll try to sell.

     
  7. 20:37 27th Sep 2014

    Notes: 63626

    Reblogged from joyful-serenity

     
  8. 22:08 26th Sep 2014

    Notes: 4310

    Reblogged from rotiferola

    image: Download

    medicalminded:

etsyifyourenasty:

Skin Cell Wall 

I want this!
     
  9. 15:38 12th Sep 2014

    Notes: 257

    Reblogged from medicalstate

    medicalstate:

    A woman living in China’s Shandong Province got a bit of a surprise recently when doctors at the Chinese PLA General Hospital told her that her brain was missing one of the most important centers for motor control: the cerebellum. She had initially checked herself into the hospital because of a bad case of dizziness and nausea.

    Her diagnosis helped explain some of the challenges she had experienced through the course of her life, including slurred speech, delayed onset of walking until the age of seven and troubles with maintaining balance her entire life.

    Well there’s your problem

     
  10. With all the 911 talk it seems appropriate to remember Flight 93. There is an excellent movie of the same name covering the story which was written with the help of the families. This link is to a folk song giving a summary of what happened.