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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Urban Dictionary: shut the fuck up

Urban Dictionary: shut the fuck up



Used when someone is talking, there is too much noise or when someone is talking shit. It is the upgrade of "shut up" and is used mainly when you are angry and annoyed to the extent the you could lose it at any moment.
Tom: "Lalalalalalalalala" 
Joe: "Shut up" 
Tom: "Lalalalalalalalala" 
Joe: "I said Shut Up" 
Tom: "LALALALALALALALALA" 
Joe: "SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!" 
by PotatoChip May 30, 2003

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Scientist Who Discovered Flowing Salt Water On Mars is a Metalhead - MetalSucks

The Scientist Who Discovered Flowing Salt Water On Mars is a Metalhead - MetalSucks



We all know scientists love metal. After a long day of peering at beakers as the fluid in them changes color, anyone would need to go apeshit to some Hate Eternal, just to cool off. But though finding the heaviest of metals and naming hideous pests after Dave Mustaine is cool, rarely do metalhead scientists discover something as monumental as, say, flowing water on Mars.
But Nepalese-American grad student Lujendra “Luju” Ojha did just that. According toCNet, Ojha is one of the discoverers of recurring slope lineae, the lines of flowing salt water that were observed on Mars this week. But it’s this photo from Ojha’s website, featuring the scientist bellowing in a death metal band, that seemed to most interest the reporter interviewing him:
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When asked about the photo, Ojha responded with some modesty:
“Yeah, that was an old life,” Ojha confesses with a laugh. “I was kind of in poverty with music. I wasn’t making enough money so I said screw music, let’s go to science, maybe there’s more money in it. But there isn’t money in science either.”
Aw! It’s a shame Ojha feels the need to play down his former metal glory. Then again, when you’ve made one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time, you’re probably not as concerned with people knowing how true you are.
Sadly, we can’t find any listing of a Lujendra Ojha on Encyclopedia Metallum, but if anyone knows anything about his band, let us know!
Thanks to David for the heads-up!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Zombie Fighters’ Guide to Balancing Process and Purpose by Janine Donoho | Janine Donoho

Zombie Fighters’ Guide to Balancing Process and Purpose by Janine Donoho | Janine Donoho



Zombie Fighters’ Guide to Balancing Process and Purpose by Janine Donoho

  
Hawk in flightIn the wild blue stratosphere of authorpreneurs, I suppose I’ve fledged. Not ready for the high thermals or gale forces yet, but I gained a few skills. What I’m struggling with? Finding a dynamic balance between purpose, which is to write new stories, and the process of social media success. I’m told this connects me with new readers.
I’m definitely better at the former. Yet as anyone who’s been employed knows,Zombie warrior process can crush your productivity—if you let it. Since this publishing blitz, I’ve virtually met virtual people that I’d love to talk with over an actual cuppa. That doesn’t get the story written, though, now does it?
In keeping with that, I’m relying on the essentials of zombie fighters everywhere:
ZombieGo brilliant with resilience – learn to adapt quickly to new adventures;
ZombieCommit to fit – dodge the body blows with daily strength and endurance workouts;
ZombieOust the doubt – dwell on the successes and treat yourself as you do your BFF;
ZombieCollude with food – eat what fuels you best and ditch the garbage;
ZombiePalm the calm – listen, reflect, meditate, and embrace the joy.
So as I teeter on the precipice with rudimentary flight muscles, I’m also embracing April as my shift from author back to writer. That means taming the blustery media whipping me to and fro. For in today’s world, we writers need to negotiate the elemental mix of airearthwater, and fire that buffets our social media world. Let’s do so on our own terms.
How do you balance author with writer? Is participating in social media a heavier lift than writing? Or vice versa?

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