iamthatiwas

REMINDER: The people from Rooster Teeth are real human beings.

thelindsaytuggey:

Except for Gavin. We built him from spare parts we found at a junkyard. His brain is actually just a bunch of coffee grounds shoved into an old transistor radio. We kind of fucked up.

I’m actually an Amazonian demigod. AH found me on Themyscira.

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Dr. Who on Holiday (The Time Lords vs. Green Day)
Dean Gray/Have You Seen My Guitar?

purplesummer91:

thekingisdead-theprinceremains:

god-particle:

ponygamer:

askdoctorwhooves-d-ten-th:

ask-rosealina-and-the-doctor:

the11thdoctah:

captjackharknesstw3:

one-to-tennant:

press play if you are a doctor who fan

I was not prepared.

MY BODY WAS NOT READY!!

I WAS PREPARED FOR THIS! I KNEW WHAT IT WAS AND I MADE SURE I WAS STANDING AND READY TO DANCE UNCONTROLLABLY!  

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I don’t reblog things normally, BUT OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING.))

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HOLY SHIT MY FEELS!

HOLY SHIT WHAT IS THIS? SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT THE HELL I’VE JUST LISTENED TO AND WHERE I CAN DOWNLOAD THIS 

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heffysdoodles:

Some warmup buns. (with a special guest some may recognize)

heffysdoodles:

Some warmup buns. (with a special guest some may recognize)

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haveabowlofwhore:

don’t ever let this die

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sparkafterdark:

wqau:

these are some good ass robot designs

porn

“I fear we are witnessing the “death of expertise”: a Google-fueled, Wikipedia-based, blog-sodden collapse of any division between professionals and laymen, students and teachers, knowers and wonderers – in other words, between those of any achievement in an area and those with none at all.”

Tom Nichols (via azspot)

GOOD.

'Expertise' as used here almost always requires the acceptance and approval of the Powers That Be - automatically excluding anyone who has knowledge that comes from experience (look, ‘expert’ and ‘experience’ have the same root for a reason), who can’t afford/has no access to traditional institutions through which ‘expertise’ is conferred, whose expertise conflicts with the agenda of those Powers, etc., etc.

The glory of Google and Wikipedia and everything like them is their ability to democratize knowledge. Furthermore, that is precisely what teachers want: to help people learn stuff, whether they normally would or not, whether it’s taught in schools or has been thrown aside for three months of test prep, whether it’s the area someone specializes in or is simply curious about… There’s no reason whatsoever that knowledge has to come from a ‘professional’ rather than some other source; that doesn’t make the knowledge any less potent, or any less true. 

There is no division between “students and teachers, knowers and wonderers”. I am a teacher; I am also a student, always, because no matter your knowledge, you can always learn more. ‘Knowers’ v. ‘wonderers’? Really? How do you think people come to know things in the first place? I’m definitely an ‘expert’ on a number of things—an institutionally certified expert, even!—but I still wonder about all those things. Besides, who determines what is ‘knowing’? Plenty of those things I have expertise in are *not* institutionally certified, and that makes my expertise not one whit less.

For instance: I know a shitload more about recovering from traumatic brain events than my neurologist. He knows all about how these things happen in the first place, all the ins and outs and mechanisms; however, when it comes to practical advice for what’s necessary to not continue to fuck yourself up in the weeks afterward, he learns a hell of a lot from me. He’s an MD/PhD, he’s about as ‘expert’ as you can get; but that’s nothing in the face of actual experience. In fact, the main reason I knew he was an infinitely better doctor than the other neurologists I’d seen is because he acknowledged how little he knew about the experience of, say, having your life force drained from you by anti-seizure medication. Despite his honest-to-Dog genius, he does not pretend to all-encompassing expertise, or treat his fount of knowledge as the only valid source - which makes him smarter and more ‘expert’ than anyone who thinks they know it all. 

And everyone knows that the only difference between professionals and laymen is that one gets paid for their achievements and the other doesn’t. It’s such a pathetic example, really: ‘laymen’ is a word created to distinguish the people who were not endorsed by the institutional Powers That Be in religious life; the Jesus Christ of the Bible was a layman, and as such was anathema to the institution. Now, we’ve all seen how much we should blindly trust and accept what the Church/etc. tells us, right?

Finally, that bit about “achievement in an area” is utterly nonsensical. Is ‘achievement’ supposed to stand in for ‘experience’—which, as already noted, is never accepted as institutionally valid in conferring ‘expertise’? Does ‘achievement’ mean an official document a la a diploma? How many of the world’s political leaders have degrees in management, policy, diplomacy, etc.? Have they ‘achieved’ less than those who have studied those topics in a fucking ivory tower? To reverse the question, there’s that old saw about how those who can’t do, teach. Now, I think that’s bullshit, because teaching is a fucking skill, and plenty of people who have incredible achievement in an area can’t go into a classroom and convey any of that in a useful way. By the same token, when those people *are* good teachers, do we keep them out of the classroom because their ‘expertise’ comes from experience rather than academic success? Never. 

This whole thing is bullshit. All those signal words—expertise, professional, layman, student, teacher, knower, wonderer, achievement—are deliberately misused, ignorant of their actual definitions and meanings, to make a faux-profound statement that has no purpose other than to bitch about how the Powers That Be are no longer as all-important in conferring expertise as they used to be.

You can be an expert without paying for it. That really pisses this person off.

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"I worry that in an information-driven age of technological marvels, nobody will treat me like I’m a wizard-priest anymore."

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Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)

does-anything-matter:

thesearethewordsofmyholiday:

I just wanna make sure nobody forgets that this exists and it is awesome.

THE FUNNY THING IS THIS ISN’T EDITED. GEARD ACTUALY SAT AND SUNG NA NA NA IN SIMLISH. 

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Seven Deadly Sins
Flogging Molly/Within a Mile of Home

officialsoundtrack:

Flogging Molly // Seven Deadly Sins

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trenchcoatandimpala:

fandomsarelikesex:

deans-pie-at-221b:

jackhawksmoor:

thistimeyoustay:

Supernatural AU  where Satan and Metatron are lawyers comparing one against the other in court.

I’m rooting for Satan

we are all rooting for Satan

WITH THE REPORTER ON SCENE


How even is this possible????

trenchcoatandimpala:

fandomsarelikesex:

deans-pie-at-221b:

jackhawksmoor:

thistimeyoustay:

Supernatural AU  where Satan and Metatron are lawyers comparing one against the other in court.

I’m rooting for Satan

we are all rooting for Satan

WITH THE REPORTER ON SCENE

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How even is this possible????

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welcometotheworldoffandoms:

aeroram:

metaorigin:

madfromamyriad:

metaorigin:

madfromamyriad:

superwhoavengelockandme:

And that’s when you knew London wasn’t a complete ditz.

what if she was just witch and she just didn’t understand the muggle world

That explains why we never saw her parents… they were probably too busy with their jobs in the Ministry… 0_o

LONDON’S A SQUIB

BUT WAT IF SHE WASN’T 

WAT IF SHE ACTUALLY HAD POWERS BUT HID THEM

GRADUATED FROM HOGWARTS EARLY

AND INTERNED IN OUR WORLD BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO WORK WITH MUGGLES

IT WOULD EXPLAIN WHY SHE FOUND IT DIFFICULT TO USE SO MANY MUNDANE MUGGLE OBJECTS

AND WHY HER DAD NEEDS BODYGUARDS BECAUSE OF HIS POSITION IN THE MINISTRY

not sure whether you just ruined my childhood or completed it

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