Thought Containment Unit

Oct 19 2014 21:07
my-wanton-self:

Oh. My. Word.

For some reason, I saw this post and instantly thought of this person. 

my-wanton-self:

Oh. My. Word.

For some reason, I saw this post and instantly thought of this person. 

(Source: mad-inked-gypsy)

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+ 20:54

Mexican Food as Medicine

From Reed Hearon’s book Salsa:

World’s Hottest Salsas

"The habanero chile salsa is a staple of the Yucatan and is best eaten within an hour of making it. The Arbol chile salsa appeals to the leathery men of the ranches of Northern Mexico and South Texas. Sharp and bricky tasting, it keeps almost indefinitely at room temperature. I will not presume to tell the dedicated when it is appropriate to use these salsas"

  1. 15 Arbol chiles
  2. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  3. 3 cloves garlic (pan roasted until brown and soft, then peeled).
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cumin seed (toasted and then ground)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 cup water

In a heavy skillet over medium heat, toast chiles until brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes. Put unseeded chiles and remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor. Process at high speed until you have a slighly textured liquid. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

It keeps almost indefinitely at room temperature.

It keeps almost indefinitely at room temperature.

IT KEEPS ALMOST INDEFINITELY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

So, this salsa doesn’t have a shelf life, it has a half life. C’mere lil ebola virus, I got somethin’ on a taco chip I’d like you to try.

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Oct 17 2014 20:23

literatenonsense:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Malcolm X: Our History Was Destroyed By Slavery 

on March 17, 1963 in Chicago.

see how little we get taught about history - I never had any idea why Malcolm X used the ‘X’. 

And somebody digitized this decades-old interview so that someone else could make a gifset of it so that we would learn this. Occasionally, the interwebs are just great. 

(via deathistheroadtoawe)

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+ 20:07
alexanderraban:

johndarnielle:

shrimpojess:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

Nap charts guys.

want the NASA nap, but fear I would get stressed out by its proximity time-wise to the Bad Nap

If you’re seriously sleep deprived, you fall almost immediately into REM sleep bypassing twilight sleep, which borks the timing completely.  And let’s get serious, how likely are you to be considering taking a timed-to-the-minute nap unless you’re seriously sleep-deprived?
Take it from someone who worked third shift for several years and tried to sneak in naps on my 3am “lunch break.”  There is no right length of nap shorter than an hour when you’re very short of sleep.
This might be great advice for the nap fancier who sleeps seven or eight hours a night, but not for people who desperately need naps.

The power nap is a regular feature of my life. It works well. A couple of times one of these has prevented an auto accident when I’ve been doing dog agility. Some of the venues require a 04:30 wakeup time, so a bit of extra sleep before the long drive home can make all the difference.

alexanderraban:

johndarnielle:

shrimpojess:

clittyslickers:

very into charts about naps

Nap charts guys.

want the NASA nap, but fear I would get stressed out by its proximity time-wise to the Bad Nap

If you’re seriously sleep deprived, you fall almost immediately into REM sleep bypassing twilight sleep, which borks the timing completely.  And let’s get serious, how likely are you to be considering taking a timed-to-the-minute nap unless you’re seriously sleep-deprived?

Take it from someone who worked third shift for several years and tried to sneak in naps on my 3am “lunch break.”  There is no right length of nap shorter than an hour when you’re very short of sleep.

This might be great advice for the nap fancier who sleeps seven or eight hours a night, but not for people who desperately need naps.

The power nap is a regular feature of my life. It works well. A couple of times one of these has prevented an auto accident when I’ve been doing dog agility. Some of the venues require a 04:30 wakeup time, so a bit of extra sleep before the long drive home can make all the difference.

(Source: itsaisha5hah)

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+ 19:44

spookyhella:

casually call people “human” to unsettle them and make them question what sort of being you are

Maybe I’ll start with the next gas station I go to where the little screen says “See cashier for receipt” after I’m done pumping gas.

(via deathistheroadtoawe)

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+ 0:01
We die to each other daily. What we know of other people is only our memory of the moments during which we knew them. And they have changed since then. To pretend that they and we are the same is a useful and convenient social convention which must sometimes be broken. We must also remember that at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.

T.S. Eliot, “The Cocktail Party” + (via mythologyofblue)

Ever social interaction ever. 

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Oct 16 2014 12:50
fuckyeahsheltie:

4gifs:

Teamwork

Ohhhh!!!

Safety first.

fuckyeahsheltie:

4gifs:

Teamwork

Ohhhh!!!

Safety first.

(Source: ForGIFs.com)

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+ 12:34
Thought Containment Unit turned 5 today. My cupcake burneth over.

Thought Containment Unit turned 5 today. My cupcake burneth over.

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Oct 14 2014 23:04
+ 9:47

raptorific:

You know I rag on J.K. Rowling for giving names like one that means “Strangelove” to the guy who’s interested in weird things, or one that means “Guy who was raised by wolves, the wolf” to the werewolf

But then I remember that there’s a politician named “Anthony Wiener” who seems either unable or unwilling to stop texting people pictures of his penis

Or the former head of the Senate Commitee on Homeland Security Dick Armey. As Tina Fey once put it on SNL: “It’s hard to think of a more macho name than Dick Armey.”

(via gilmoure)

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