Calvin and Bees:

Calvin has a strong dislike for bees. He doesn’t like it when they sting. During the early days of the strip, a bee would land on Calvin’s back, which ended up stinging him when he moved (in one instant, a hornet landed on him instead). Whenever he spotted a nest of bees, he would always throw rocks at it, which of course resulted in making the bees angry.

In some cases, he would imagine the bees as being a larger-than-normal size. In one strip, he described a bee as the size of a Kaiser roll, with a stinger like a harpoon. In another, after throwing a rock at a bee nest, a gigantic, angry bee came out. Calvin tried to flee, but to no avail, as the bee eventually caught up with him and stung him. After that, he tried to explain about the “harpoon” stinger that “gored” him, and told his mother to call the National Guard to track the bee on radar.

(thanks/source: Calvin and Hobbes Wiki)

This is hysterical, except that it is also very sad.

"Are you f**king kidding me!? Are you f**king kidding me!? How far back to the elementary school core curriculum do we have to go to get someone on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology caught up?" http://on.cc.com/1v64gga

(thanks/via: thedailyshow)

This is hysterical, except that it is also very sad.

"Are you f**king kidding me!? Are you f**king kidding me!? How far back to the elementary school core curriculum do we have to go to get someone on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology caught up?" http://on.cc.com/1v64gga

(thanks/via: thedailyshow)

whitehouse:

President Obama addressing the United Nations on why we should choose hope over fear.

(thanks/via: whitehouse)

Read about this campaign from Moms Demand Action.  Should be obvious, right?  Moms shouldn’t even have to point out these absurdities.


East vs. West, in minimalist infographics of cultural differences

(More here.  Quite interesting)
(thanks/via: explore-blog)

East vs. West, in minimalist infographics of cultural differences

(More here.  Quite interesting)

(thanks/via: explore-blog)

Absolutely watch the speech at the UN.  This is not a women’s issue.  Yes, men, please do join because wink, wink then look the other way telling yourself you’re not part of the problem isn’t working.  As Emma Watson points out men are trapped by the existing, narrow definition of gender too.

Emma Watson Fights For Gender Equality With Powerful UN Speech

Watson formally invited men to join the fight for gender equality in a moving speech on Sept. 21, launching the HeForShe campaign. 

For more on Watson’s U.N. speech and HeForShe go here.

(thanks/via: huffingtonpost)

Pok Pok is a crazy awesome/wierd dessert from Thailand with the following ingredients served on a hot dog bun!  Recipe from Saveur.

2 14-oz. cans coconut milk
1 cup desiccated coconut
½ cup sugar
¼ tsp. kosher salt
1 frozen pandan leaf
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
4 soft hot dog buns
¼ cup canned corn
¼ cup sweet gingko nuts
¼ cup nata de coco, drained
¼ cup palm seeds, rinsed
2 passion fruits
1 large, crisp chocolate chip cookie, roughly crushed
3 tbsp. toasted cashews, chopped
3 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk

(thanks/via: Saveur)

#ItsOnUs to stop sexual assault. Take the pledge to be part of the solution.

(thanks/via: whitehouse and Human Right Watch)