September 18th, 2014





When the back of a book has a bunch of reviews instead of a summary

Except for Ellen’s book right


and tina fey’s

Best back page blurbs ever.

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September 9th, 2014


Mathematics and Traditional Cuisine

The mathematics of Pasta: A process analysis to find unity, formulas and ways to express structure mathematics of pasta shapes, by their mathematical and geometric properties.
See more at: The Maths of Pasta by George L. Legendre.


  • 'Pasta By Design' - Created by a team of designers, ‘Pasta by Design’ book reveals the hidden mathematical beauty of pasta: its geometrical shapes and surfaces are explained by mathematical formulae, drawings and illustrations.
  • Animated gifs - From video: The traditional pasta making techniques used at Della Terra Pasta by Chris Becker [Video] - shared at here.

Types of Pasta in the post (From left to right):  Agnolotti - Tortellini - Saccottini - Sagne Incannulate - Pappardelle.

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September 8th, 2014



Me flirting.




Me flirting.

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September 6th, 2014

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I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big — but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity.

That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant, you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you.

That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…

- Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson [ x ]

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September 4th, 2014

Where do YOU fall on the gender spectrum?


Where do YOU fall on the gender spectrum?

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My mom teaches Kindergarten and I went to her classroom a few days ago and saw what appeared to be a small shrine dedicated to Jodie Foster in the corner of the room and I had literally no idea why it was there, so I asked my mom about it and she said it’s where the kids can go to tattle on each other so they don’t always do it to her

So basically my mom tells her little Kindergarteners to tell on each other to a magazine clipping of Jodie Foster that they call Miss Tattle and if you don’t think that’s the funniest thing then get out of my face

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September 3rd, 2014

This is mostly how I’ll remember grad school workshops.

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Quotes from Michelle Forbes’ interview with Ian Spelling in the August 1994 issue of Starlog.

On Ro as a “strong” character:

"Everyone keeps referring to her strength and her outspokenness," she notes, "but it disturbs me that Ro is constantly referred to as strong. She’s outspoken and she is who she is. I never thought of her as being strong. What is strong? People do tend to relate to her opinions or struggles and her outspokenness. If that makes her strong, fine, but she’s also weak in trying to find her way. Perhaps many people just identify with her for that."

On why she wanted to play Ensign Ro:

"The story was so political. Television is mostly one-dimensional. You’re dealing with cops and robbers," she argues, "or scandalous lawyers. I read ‘Ro’ and it had so many different levels to it, with fathers and war and homeland and prison and joining a new family. They never told me Ro was going to be a recurring character when we were doing it. After they put the show together they asked me if I would mind coming back. I said, ‘Absolutely.’"

On the script for the time loop episode "Cause and Effect":

"They sent me the script and I thought the Xerox machine had screwed up. I was just about to say, ‘Look, there’s a problem with the script,’ she remembers, "Thank God I realized that was the whole show before I went and embarrassed myself.

On Ro’s growth:

"When they asked me to return as Ro [for "The Next Phase"], I said I had no interest in playing this character if she was going to be homogenized, if she was going to go from people thinking she was too outspoken to being turned into a soft-bellied piece of jello. The fans always said, ‘We love how true to herself she is.’ Some people told me at conventions that they thought she was becoming too soft, but I guess it’s a natural progression. That episode forced her to ask questions about why we’re here, how much we miss out on in life, what would happen if it were all taken away tomorrow. It was an interesting way to soften her up, not in a needless way, but in a growth way."

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