imogensaunders:

I painted my mum as Van Gogh. I used acrylic for the background and the shirt and face paint for the face and neck. This was really fun to do :)

imogensaunders:

I painted my mum as Van Gogh. I used acrylic for the background and the shirt and face paint for the face and neck. This was really fun to do :)

pyramidalcodex:

This is a man who played in serious recorder bands until he was seventeen

pyramidalcodex:

This is a man who played in serious recorder bands until he was seventeen

(via jonnysucks)

catnapswithjamesfranco:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here
I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”
Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.
The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.
Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I went into our stock area today for some EG tubes, tips and flats and it took me two minutes to remember what the heck I was getting. i chalked it up to having such a long day but after reading this i have realized horrifically that it is a near daily occurrence not just for myself but many of my coworkers. Awesome.

catnapswithjamesfranco:

fredscience:

The Doorway Effect: Why your brain won’t let you remember what you were doing before you came in here

I work in a lab, and the way our lab is set up, there are two adjacent rooms, connected by both an outer hallway and an inner doorway. I do most of my work on one side, but every time I walk over to the other side to grab a reagent or a box of tips, I completely forget what I was after. This leads to a lot of me standing with one hand on the freezer door and grumbling, “What the hell was I doing?” It got to where all I had to say was “Every damn time” and my labmate would laugh. Finally, when I explained to our new labmate why I was standing next to his bench with a glazed look in my eyes, he was able to shed some light. “Oh, yeah, that’s a well-documented phenomenon,” he said. “Doorways wipe your memory.”

Being the gung-ho new science blogger that I am, I decided to investigate. And it’s true! Well, doorways don’t literally wipe your memory. But they do encourage your brain to dump whatever it was working on before and get ready to do something new. In one study, participants played a video game in which they had to carry an object either across a room or into a new room. Then they were given a quiz. Participants who passed through a doorway had more trouble remembering what they were doing. It didn’t matter if the video game display was made smaller and less immersive, or if the participants performed the same task in an actual room—the results were similar. Returning to the room where they had begun the task didn’t help: even context didn’t serve to jog folks’ memories.

The researchers wrote that their results are consistent with what they call an “event model” of memory. They say the brain keeps some information ready to go at all times, but it can’t hold on to everything. So it takes advantage of what the researchers called an “event boundary,” like a doorway into a new room, to dump the old info and start over. Apparently my brain doesn’t care that my timer has seconds to go—if I have to go into the other room, I’m doing something new, and can’t remember that my previous task was antibody, idiot, you needed antibody.

Read more at Scientific American, or the original study.

I went into our stock area today for some EG tubes, tips and flats and it took me two minutes to remember what the heck I was getting. i chalked it up to having such a long day but after reading this i have realized horrifically that it is a near daily occurrence not just for myself but many of my coworkers. Awesome.

(via thefaultinourchickennuggets)

I’ve obtained an Hohner Symphonie 76. I’m unsure about keeping it, attempting to mod it, take it apart for parts, or give it away.

ana-hilation:

from a screencap of one of the coolest music videos 

ana-hilation:

from a screencap of one of the coolest music videos 

(via withbuzzinginourears)

the-cake-is-lie:

andrysb24:

tinkisweird:

thechronic-als:

thebestoftimesendoftimes:

pleasejuststoptalking:

don’t be fuckin rude

This hurts my soul

Omg

Bless the last kid tho.

My heart hurts. Our old SNES still holds a place of honor on our entertainment stand in the living room.

My heart is saddened by this

(Source: youtube.com, via g-l-o-s-o-l-i)

shitroughdrafts:

Another killer comic by Sam and Ania on HOT HOT PHONE.
Hot Hot Phone is accepting comics! Follow and submit away!
If you know someone who does comics, tell them to send us their shit. we want to publish it!

shitroughdrafts:

Another killer comic by Sam and Ania on HOT HOT PHONE.

Hot Hot Phone is accepting comics! Follow and submit away!

If you know someone who does comics, tell them to send us their shit. we want to publish it!

(Source: hothotphone)

i-might-be-misha:

jewsjewsjews:

My favorite line in Harry Potter. 

Just a slight diversion

i-might-be-misha:

jewsjewsjews:

My favorite line in Harry Potter. 

Just a slight diversion

(Source: feelingthetrees, via needsmorezombies)

ifunnyws:

Jonah Hill & Morgan Freeman

(via needsmorezombies)