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apoplecticskeptic:

doublejack:

aimee-b-loved:

rsmallbone:

sblaufuss:

lifesgrandparade:

love-and-radiation:

Some religiously observant friends on Facebook are complaining about this style of blister pack Eucharist, which is apparently a thing in the States now. They’re complaining because people are calling them Christables (glorious) and I’m trying really hard not to ask them if Jesus will come and do my taxes for me if I eat one.

I’ve only seen it at a methodist church, but holy shit was it weird. 

Christables!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus

Christ 2 Go

Oh man I want a case of these.

All of the win.

capitalism is the best

apoplecticskeptic:

doublejack:

aimee-b-loved:

rsmallbone:

sblaufuss:

lifesgrandparade:

love-and-radiation:

Some religiously observant friends on Facebook are complaining about this style of blister pack Eucharist, which is apparently a thing in the States now. They’re complaining because people are calling them Christables (glorious) and I’m trying really hard not to ask them if Jesus will come and do my taxes for me if I eat one.

I’ve only seen it at a methodist church, but holy shit was it weird. 

Christables!

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Jesus

Christ 2 Go

Oh man I want a case of these.

All of the win.

capitalism is the best

■ I’m leaving Mojang | notch.net

I liked this post a lot.

■ Taxes and Growth

or to explain the results a little, the conclusion from Hungerford (2012)

via Growth Economics Blog

 Just a damn splendour of a track; “Let Me Be The 1” unites all of Graham Van Pelt’s recent feints, forays and experiments, from Five Roses' sumptuous romanticism to Inside Touch's sleek dance pulse. On these early listens it feels more adventurousandmore successful than 2011’s Was I The Wave?: listen to all that space, the way it weirdly winds from Fleetwood Mac to Studio to something that’s almost piano house. It’s a song with a sharply angled vocal hook & yet also four minutes of wide open space, synths and fingersnaps, a sunsetting fadeout. It’s a song with its own mirror-image, its own afterhour denouement; an inhalation and an exhalation, or just a hand in a hand.

I love “Let Me Be The 1“‘s patience, and its nerve. I love its love. I love that it is not rushing; but it’s ready to. It’s practiced. It’s in its blocks. It’s ready.

[Miracle Fortress's third album has yet to be announced.]

via Said the Gramophone

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 Just a damn splendour of a track; “Let Me Be The 1” unites all of Graham Van Pelt’s recent feints, forays and experiments, from Five Roses' sumptuous romanticism to Inside Touch's sleek dance pulse. On these early listens it feels more adventurousandmore successful than 2011’s Was I The Wave?: listen to all that space, the way it weirdly winds from Fleetwood Mac to Studio to something that’s almost piano house. It’s a song with a sharply angled vocal hook & yet also four minutes of wide open space, synths and fingersnaps, a sunsetting fadeout. It’s a song with its own mirror-image, its own afterhour denouement; an inhalation and an exhalation, or just a hand in a hand.

I love “Let Me Be The 1“‘s patience, and its nerve. I love its love. I love that it is not rushing; but it’s ready to. It’s practiced. It’s in its blocks. It’s ready.

[Miracle Fortress's third album has yet to be announced.]

via Said the Gramophone

nedhepburn:

Teetering on the brink of an epiphany.

nedhepburn:

Teetering on the brink of an epiphany.

■ The big problem with the Apple Watch is that time is an illusion

Vox is quickly becoming one of the weirdest mainstream-ish news outlets to ever exist. 

fignewtonsandorangejuice:

"Yes they were kegels" had me laid out for a good five minutes. 
[Sex Criminals Issue 5. Wri: Matt Fraction. Art: Chip Zdarsky.]

this comic is a very good comic

fignewtonsandorangejuice:

"Yes they were kegels" had me laid out for a good five minutes. 

[Sex Criminals Issue 5. Wri: Matt Fraction. Art: Chip Zdarsky.]

this comic is a very good comic

■ The 30 Harshest Philosopher-on-Philosopher Insults in History

Click-bait for the Academe. Nietszche is an underrated comic writer.

■ What The Economist should have read before suggesting that US slavery wasn't always so bad

Phenomenal round-up of the academic literature on slavery, coercion, the labour market and growth. Some quick highlights:

Read the whole thing! and if you have an infinite amount of time, read all the linked papers! I love quick literature reviews, I really wish I knew where to get more of them


Blind test - St. Vincent revisite ses... by sourdoreille

ronzani3:

I want to see more of these. Artists get tested on how well they know their own self-proclaimed influences. Results may vary. Also, I kinda just have a crush on Annie Clark

I love this. Also, I love watching her get genuinely pissed off at the songs she gets given, and the mistakes she makes.

I am really enjoying this album. It’s not really that surprising though, considering.

■ Time Varying Risk Aversion

We use a repeated survey of an Italian bank’s clients to test whether investors’ risk aversion increases following the 2008 financial crisis.

We find that both a qualitative and a quantitative measure of risk aversion increases substantially after the crisis. This increase is present even among investors who did not suffer any financial loss and are unlikely to have suffered a reduction in their lifetime income.

To test whether this increase might be an emotional response triggered by a scary experience, we conduct a lab experiment. Consistent with a fear-based explanation, we find that subjects who watched a horror movie exhibit a higher risk aversion than subjects who did not. The size of the increase in risk aversion caused by the horror movie is similar to the one experienced by our bank’s clients during the crisis. 

Cute application of lab experiments, rudimentary psych theory and a clip from the movie Hostel into Macro.

■ The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

The First Successful Demonstration Of Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans. Remarkably, the experiment allowed subjects to exchange mentally-conjured words despite being 5,000 miles apart.

SINGULARITY GETTIN’ CLOSER

■ What does a tattoo signal?

WE RECENTLY wrote about how a tattoo affects your job prospects. A paper from Kaitlyn Harger, a PhD student at West Virginia University, takes it a step further. Ms Harger found data from Florida and looked at what happened to people when they left prison.

But her dataset was different: she knew which prisoners were tattooed. Lots of employers are loth to employ people with tattoos. The US Army, for example, recently tightened its rules on body art. Ms Harger suggests that tattooed ex-cons, shunned by the legal labour market, slip back into criminality as a means to earn a crust: hence higher recidivism.

Her results are striking. On average, someone lasts 5,000 days (about 14 years) before finding themselves back in the cooler. A tattooed ex-con lasts half that (see chart).

Holy shit.

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen