1. bow-tie-of-darkness:

    Vastra et Jenny fucking kissed ! 

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  2. So, I’ve got the same bed as the one in the Vastra/Jenny/Strax household. BBC must be on a budget then eh?

     
  3. asapscience:

    utcjonesobservatory:

    Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

    In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.

    - Neil Degrasse Tyson

    (via sagansense)

     
  4. hyen35:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JAMES MCAVOY ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE DONE!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (via hersupersoldier)

     
     
  5. Lou Gehrig (1903 - 1941)
    Gehrig makes his iconic 'Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth' speech
    Lou Gehrig's grave in Kensico Cemetery

    todayinhistory:

    August 20th 1938: Lou Gehrig hits 23rd Grand Slam

    On this day in 1938 the famous New York Yankees baseball first baseman Lou Gehrig hit his 23rd Grand Slam. Nicknamed ‘The Iron Horse’, Gehrig’s 23 Grand Slams remained the most on record until it was broken by fellow Yankees player Alex Rodriguez in 2013. The remarkable career of this exceptionally talented baseball player ended in 1939 when, after his performance had been deteriorating, Gehrig was diagnosed with a terminal neurodegenerative disease which severely limits physical mobility (often to the point of paralysis) while not affecting the brain. The disease is known by different names, for example in the UK it is called motor neurone disease (or MND), and in the US as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The diagnosis led Gehrig to retire aged 36 and on a July 4th 1939 ‘Lou Gehrig Appreciation Day’ at Yankee Stadium, he gave an emotional farewell speech that has become known as baseball’s Gettysburg Address. Lou Gehrig died two years later just before his 38th birthday. His legacy continues as one of the greatest players of all time and in the fact that many Americans now refer to ALS/MND as ‘Lou Gehrig’s Disease’. Other notable people to have this disease include Stephen Hawking, whose is an unusual case as he has lived with it for over 50 years. This cruel disease, which affects hundreds of thousands of people across the world, has been brought to the forefront of public attention due to the recent ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in which someone has a bucket of ice water tipped over their head and then nominate others to do the same and donate to charity. To donate to this cause and find out more about the disease visit the ALSA website (US) or MNDA website (UK). The effort to raise funds and awareness of this disease which tragically ended Lou Gehrig’s life has been a great success, with over $30 million in donations being made to the ALSA and celebrities like Bill Gates, Robert Downey Jr. and the Foo Fighters getting involved.

    "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth…I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for”
    - Lou Gehrig in his 1939 farewell speech

     
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  7. Not an awfully enthusiastic participant of this particular fandom, but a fan of the girl rocking this hoodie. Plus I thought some of you might be tickled. ;-)

     
  8. tiny-steve:

    Okay people, are you ready to freak out about this?

    Abi Morgan, brilliant brilliant writer of The Hour has written this movie called Suffragette, about the early steps of feminist movement, that will feature an abundance of badass female characters fighting against oppression. No seriously, take a look at the official synopsis:

    SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. [x]
    And no, I’m not done here. Lo and behold: the cast.
    Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Meryl Streep (yes you heard me), Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben fucking Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Samuel West.
    Oh, and yeah, it will also be directed by a woman, Sarah Gavron, who’s known for Brick Lane.
    I’m generally careful with advanced praise but DO YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF FEMALE CAST AND CREW KICKING ASS.
    Also those of you who haven’t seen The Hour yet, do. Because this woman knows how to write her female characters (and, coincidentally, her male ones as well. What a surprise.).
    I’ll be in my corner waiting for early next year (which is when they said they’d release it, but there’s no actual date set so far).

    (via feypoehlerlover)

     
  9. Not an awfully enthusiastic participant of this particular fandom, but a fan of the girl rocking this hoodie. Plus I thought some of you might be tickled. ;-)

     
  10. futurist-foresight:

    Our daily Shuttle magnificence!

    fuckyeahspaceexploration:

    Timing

    (via zeitgeistrama)