- DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
- Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
- DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
- Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
- DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
- Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
- DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
- Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
- DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
- Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
- DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
- Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
- DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
- Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
- DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
- Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
- DC: Wait-
- Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
- DC: I didn't-
- Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
- Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
- Marvel: PEACE
I have spent the past two hours just going this site and bookmarking shit.
Soooooooo many interesting craft ideas. And there’s a good variety, too. Grown-up stuff, kids stuff, in-between stuff.
It’s almost as bad a pinterest as far as a time-suck goes.
Go. Browse. Be crafty. Be thrifty about it.
goodmorning-mylove said: Individual tickets for Canes home games aren't on sale yet. I'm not entirely sure when they go on sale, though. It's not until sometime after the season ticket holders select-a-seat event, though (which is this weekend).
I got a response via twitter, and they said that they didn’t have an exact date but that it would likely be sometime in or around Sept.
Make this Sweet Playhouse Tent / Lounge Cabana:
Free Pattern & Tutorial, from Sew4Home.
I’ve been doing that ‘52 Week Money Challenge’ thing that was floating around Facebook last year, and I’m three weeks away from being done.
A couple of things made this an easy option for me. One is that my checking and savings accounts are linked, so that I can easily transfer money between the two on my bank’s website. So it was a simple thing every week to make a transfer before paying any bills.
The other thing is that when my accounts were set up oh-so-many years ago, they were set up so that on the first fiscal day of each month the bank automatically transfers $25 dollars from my checking to my savings. So I never had to think about. This helped me with the challenge because A) I was able to start partway through, and B) I was able to skip a week entirely every few weeks in the beginning, and later I only had to make up the difference every few weeks.
Originally I was going to use this money to open a second savings account for emergencies, but now that I’ve booked two vacations a few months apart this money is totally going towards those.
But I’m absolutely going to do this again as soon as I finish this round. And I plan to keep doing it over and over, so that hopefully I will eventually get a nice savings built up.
So, in case anybody needs/wants it, here’s the 52 Week Money Challenge:
By Katie Bryan
Do you have $1,000 set aside for emergencies? If you already do, you could probably use another $1,000 in that account. Experts recommend keeping at least three months expenses in a reliable, liquid account – though even an extra $1,000 can be a life-saver. But finding $1,000 to save isn’t always easy. That’s why we’ve put together this 4-step plan on how to save $1,000 in 10 months.
Get Started with These 4 Steps
- Find a Safe Place to Save Your Money – You will want to save your money in an account that you can access easily in case of an emergency. That means you should probably not keep this savings in a U.S. Savings Bond or in mutual funds. Choose a traditional savings account or a short-term certificate-of-deposit (CD), currently the most attractive accounts. (Early withdrawal penalties on a CD rarely lower the yield below that of a savings account.) Consider opening a new account or sub-account for this money so you’re not tempted to spend it. Most importantly, do not keep savings in a checking account, which pays no or low interest and is too easy to access.
- Save $100 a month – If you are already saving $100 a month, great! Skip to step 3. If not, you need to either earn $100 more a month or cut back in order to find that $100 to save. America Saves has a list of 54 ways to save money to get you started. It can also help to pay yourself first and save the $100 at the beginning of the month instead of waiting to see if you have money left over to save at the end of the month.
- Automate Your Savings – Setting up an automatic way to save is one of the best ways to save. Once you set it up, then it happens without having to think about it. Here are two ways to automate your savings. 1. Every pay period, ask your employer to deduct $100 from your paycheck and transfer it to a savings account. Ask your HR representative for more details and to set this up. 2. Ask your bank or credit union to transfer $100 from your checking account to a savings account every month. Talk to your local bank or credit union to set this up.
- Watch Your Savings Grow for 10 Months – The final step is to sit back and watch your savings grow. How often do you look at the calendar and think it’s half way through 2014 already? The same will apply to your savings; Before you know it you will have that $1,000. They key is not to touch the money unless you have an emergency – that’s what the money is there for after all.
Once you have at least $1,000 in your emergency account, continue your savings success and continue to build your emergency savings or apply that money to a new savings goal. Perhaps you have debt you need to pay down or want to save for a car or home.
No matter what you are saving for, America Saves can support you with tips and advice through emails and text messages. Sign up for these by taking the America Saves Pledge Today.
Katie Bryan works for America Saves, managed by the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America (CFA), which seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. Learn more at americasaves.org.
Sixth-Grader’s Science Fair Finding Shocks Ecologists
When 12-year-old Lauren Arrington heard about her sixth-grade science project, she knew she wanted to study lionfish. Growing up in Jupiter, Fla., she saw them in the ocean while snorkeling and fishing with her dad.
Her project showed that the lionfish can survive in nearly fresh water. The results blew away professional ecologists. The invasive species has no predators on the Florida coast, so if they were to migrate upstream in rivers, they could pose a threat to the ecosystem.
"Scientists were doing plenty of tests on them, but they just always assumed they were in the ocean," Lauren, now 13, tells NPR’s Kelly McEvers. "So I was like, ‘Well, hey guys, what about the river?’ "
In the beginning, she wanted to conduct her test by placing the lionfish in cages at different points in the river, but she had to simplify the project.
"It was just a small, sixth-grade project, and I really didn’t have all the tools necessary," she says. Her dad, who has a Ph.D. in fish ecology, suggested that she put the fish in tanks instead.
Lauren then put six different lionfish in six different tanks where she could watch her subjects closely. Lauren was given a strict set of rules by the science fair organizers. The most important one: Her fish could not die.
Lionfish had been found to live in water with salt levels of 20 parts per thousand. But no one knew that they could live in water salinity below that.
One of the six lionfish was her control fish, and the rest were the experimental fish. Every night for eight days, she would lower the salinity 5 parts per thousand in the experimental tanks. On the eighth day of her experiment, she found her experimental fish were living at 6 parts per thousand. She was amazed.
Her research did not stop there. Craig Layman, an ecology professor at North Carolina State University, confirmed Lauren’s results. “He credited a sixth-grader for coming up with his idea,” Lauren says ecstatically. Layman’s findings were published this year in the science journal Environmental Biology of Fishes. Lauren is mentioned in the acknowledgments.
Lauren’s father says he talks about science with her a lot. “We’re a science bunch of dorks in our family,” he tells McEvers.
Booked my hotel for Raleigh in November, to see the Hurricanes play the Flames (really to see Bollig play, lol), but failed at buying an individual ticket to the game through their website.
So I tweeted them asking for help. What a time to be alive.
Had to spend a little more to get a minifridge in the room, but since I’m staying there for 7 days, I figured it was well worth it.
It didn’t rise like it should have, and I have no idea why. Maybe I should have decreased the water because of the cheese? More flour maybe? I don’t know.
But it toasted up nicely, and had a nice enough flavor. Not very garlicky, though. Maybe it needs 4 cloves.
I’ll have to play around with this and see if I can figure out why it didn’t rise.
Anonymous said: Wow, your Hawkeye pillow is fabulous, I love how you flipped the two colors on the opposite sides. And I hope your squash turned out to be delicious - I love to saute fresh squash and zucchini.
Aw, thank you, Anon! I was originally going to try some embroidering on the back, but my skills in that area are non-existent. I should put that on my ‘to learn’ list, lol.
The squash was only alright. It was my first attempt, so I didn’t expect too much, lol. Hit me up with your recipe! I have more squash left, and a zucchini. Let me know how to cut them and stuff, too, slice them or cut them longways, you know. :)
I think he’s still a little small to be eaten, but we can mark him for later, lol.
Adding 3 cloves of garlic and 1 cup of shredded mozz to the no-knead bread recipe. Hopefully it will all work out, lol.
We’ll know tomorrow morning!
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