tastefullyoffensive:

Nicolas Cage as Disney Princesses by Jen Lewis

Previously: Fallen Disney Princesses

I just can’t

“The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.”
theatlantic:

Does Art Help the Economy?

Fearing budget cuts, Britain’s culture secretary Maria Miller made an unusual case: That art begets economic growth. Instead of heavy austerity cuts to the culture budget, reductions were small. Miller is defending the arts, saying that they can help the economy by serving as a kind of “venture capital.”
Read more. [Image: Reuters]

theatlantic:

Does Art Help the Economy?

Fearing budget cuts, Britain’s culture secretary Maria Miller made an unusual case: That art begets economic growth. Instead of heavy austerity cuts to the culture budget, reductions were small. Miller is defending the arts, saying that they can help the economy by serving as a kind of “venture capital.”

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

“Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.”
— Bill Bullard (via perfect)

(Source: psych-facts, via ariebelmarie)

tastefullyoffensive:

Cute and Funny Illustrations by Jaco Haasbroek

clark-ed:

erickimberlinbowley:

The Loneliest Whale in the World.
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

Someone pay my expenses I’ll be more than glad to be friends with her

Well, my heart just sank

clark-ed:

erickimberlinbowley:

The Loneliest Whale in the World.

In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:

She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.

Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.

Someone pay my expenses I’ll be more than glad to be friends with her

Well, my heart just sank

(Source: erickimberlinbowley, via niconordstrom)

“The best feeling in the world is knowing your presence and absence both mean something to someone.”
— Unknown (via sadfag)

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“Have you ever met someone and instantly known your life was richer for it?”