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For Roxane – an in-depth look at the Furious 7 trailer (okay, to be honest, it’s not that in-depth. It’s mostly just “a look”).

She really did!

This sounds good! I hope very much that something will come of this.

“Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is taking personal responsibility for his platform’s chronic problems with harassment and abuse, telling employees that he is embarrassed for the company’s failures and would soon be taking stronger action to eliminate trolls. He said problems with trolls are driving away the company’s users. ‘We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform and we’ve sucked at it for years,” Costolo wrote in an internal memo obtained by The Verge. “It’s no secret and the rest of the world talks about it every day. We lose core user after core user by not addressing simple trolling issues that they face every day.'”

Did You Know Spider-Man And Sailor Moon Have A Shared Enemy?

It is quite possibly a bit dumb to feel sad about this, because 99% of my fondness for (and, honestly, awareness of) Brian Williams stems from his (DELIGHTFUL) guest appearances on 30 Rock, but this timeline of his changing story about his experience in Iraq is fairly damning. I wish very much he hadn’t done this!

I think maybe Angel and Ireland are back together? Which, thank God if true, I was not ready to bear the emotional burden of living in that world.

If you are (or know) a high school student in the Bay Area, consider coming to this free event tonight! If you are older than a high school student, consider [Logan’s Run joke here].

First Thursday: Toasts and Texts with Mallory Ortberg
Date: 2/5/2015 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: Free
Location: Creekside Room
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, California 94941

Mallory Ortberg was 27 when she co-created A year and a half later, the website gets over 1 million monthly visitors. Her debut book, Texts From Jane Eyre  has garnered rave reviews from The Huffington Post, NPR, New York Magazine, and a plethora of other media outlets. Join us as she shares her experiences with you—the next generation of writers, bloggers, and media moguls—and talks about what it takes to create a smart and funny media empire.

For high school students only. Registration required.

Click here to register.

Oh man, let’s go look for this!

At about an hour after sunset on Saturday, February 7, and for the next two weeks afterward, keen sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere can hunt down one of the most elusive of astronomical phenomena: zodiacal light.

This pyramid-shaped beam of light is easily mistaken for the lights of a far-off city just over the dark horizon in the countryside. It has also been called the “false dawn.” But this light is more ethereal; it is caused by sunlight reflecting off cosmic dust between the planets.

The best time to catch this ghostly sky light is about an hour after sunset, looking toward the western horizon from the dark countryside.

This celestial phenomenon is actually the reflection of billions of dust-size particles left behind in interplanetary space after the planets formed about 4.6 billion years ago.

“the lucky snake crawls out of the mouth of a larger snake” oh wow it sure does

“After a private celebration at the British Library on Monday, 1,215 lottery winners will have the chance to view the documents on Tuesday. On Wednesday, academics from across the world will descend on London to analyze the copies side by side, and on Thursday the four versions will make an appearance at the House of Lords in Westminster.”


Did you know Father Guido Sarducci is the longest-running original character to appear on SNL? I bet your dad knows. I bet your dad cracks up when Guido Sarducci comes on. Mine does, and I wouldn’t change that fact for anything.

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