Super Train Station H
Looks like Iran won the contract to build Darth Vader’s tramcar.

Looks like Iran won the contract to build Darth Vader’s tramcar.

juliedillon:

bisexualpiratequeen:

"Researchers at the University of Western Australia decided to revamp the way they studied Viking remains. Previously, researchers had misidentified skeletons as male simply because they were buried with their swords and shields. (Female remains were identified by their oval brooches, and not much else.) By studying osteological signs of gender within the bones themselves, researchers discovered that approximately half of the remains were actually female warriors, given a proper burial with their weapons.”

Women have always fought. We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it.

(Bolding mine)

"We have always been there, ‘contributing to history’. Our own, modern sexism contributes to the erasure of it."

I like how they were people who were complaining that female video game superheroes with special powers were inappropriate for Smash Bros because “women can’t be fighters”, when real life human beings have been donning armor and wielding weaponry for countless ages.

awkwardly-handsome:

Eevee now available in the Halloween collection

Oh my gosh!

awkwardly-handsome:

Eevee now available in the Halloween collection

Oh my gosh!

a-flood-of-blood-to-the-heart:

IVE GOTTA BONE TO PICK WITH YOU
HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I want this to happen out of nowhere in some TOO SERIOUS survival horror game where a skeleton pops out of nowhere and says this and starts firign a pistol

a-flood-of-blood-to-the-heart:

IVE GOTTA BONE TO PICK WITH YOU

HA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I want this to happen out of nowhere in some TOO SERIOUS survival horror game where a skeleton pops out of nowhere and says this and starts firign a pistol

This story is more than 60 years old but in my personal opinion it’s the perfect allegory for how disability accommodation in fields such as education is SUPPOSED to work.

Henry the green engine has a disability in that his firebox is too small and his fire can’t burn hot enough for him to pull trains like the other engines can.

The Fat Controller at first threatens to punish Henry, but then he goes out of his way to LEARN and UNDERSTAND why Henry can’t pull trains, and Henry’s driver tells The Fat Controller that Henry needs special coal.

The Fat Controller says that while the special coal is expensive, that Henry deserves a fair chance and orders a special supply of coal JUST FOR HENRY, and in the original book illustration, there’s even a nice big sign saying “this coal is for Henry’s use only”.

Once Henry’s special coal arrives and they start using it, Henry becomes strong enough to pull trains just like all the other engines and the story ends happily

But here’s the important part:

Henry doesn’t use his smaller firebox as an excuse to do LESS work than the other engines, all Henry wants is to be able to do THE SAME amount of work as the other engines, and to be able to function normally.

Additionally, The Fat Controller DOESN’T use the fact that he accommodated Henry with special coal as an excuse to make him do MORE work than would be expected of any other engine.

The Fat Controller could have easily been like "Well Henry we’ve given you special advantages other engines don’t have, so you’ll be expected to pull twice as many trains so that it’s fair to the other engines." but instead he does the EXACT OPPOSITE and encourages Henry’s driver NOT TO PUSH HIM TOO HARD.

This is like how for someone with a math related disability, using a calculator to do a math assignment might be JUST AS DIFFICULT as it takes an average student to do that assignment without a calculator, or how for someone with a fine motor disability, it might take them just as much effort to type an essay with a computer as it takes an average student to hand write it, and those are just a couple of examples, they’re DOZENS and DOZENS of others.

Extra exam time or special equipment for students dealing with disabilities don’t give them an advantage over other students or allow them to do LESS work than other students, it allows them to do THE SAME work as other students.

cloggo:

DIESELPUNK
Quote” Russ’s steam-driven creation is an unusual machine to see at a farm show (or anywhere, really). A homemade device cobbled together with disparate parts, it uses the frame of a Model T auto, wheels from a Ford Falcon (adapted to make the rims fit), front and rear Model T axles (cut and narrowed), a jackshaft to reduce the speed of the 1935 Plymouth transmission, a Rockford twin-disc clutch off a 4-cylinder Wisconsin engine, a Model T steering wheel and emergency cable handbrake, and a Little Giant steam boiler (serial no. 1244), manufactured by C.H. Dutton Co., Kalamazoo, Mich., dating to about 1925.
“That came from a hat company in Minneapolis that used steam to make hats to fit or shape them to size,” Gene says. “The pulley came from a steam engine that ran cream separators at a creamery in Elk River, Minn.” The Case plate attached to the side? Probably just for looks, Gene says.
The result is an odd-looking machine that careens around the occasional Minnesota tractor show at about 2 mph. “You can only drive it for 500-600 feet before you have to wait to get the steam back up,” Gene says. “But if you just sit there and idle, it makes a heck of a nice display.”
Read more: http://www.farmcollector.com/steam-engines/steam-driven-rustmobile-zmbz13junzbea.aspx#ixzz37YXZhwww

cloggo:

DIESELPUNK

Quote” Russ’s steam-driven creation is an unusual machine to see at a farm show (or anywhere, really). A homemade device cobbled together with disparate parts, it uses the frame of a Model T auto, wheels from a Ford Falcon (adapted to make the rims fit), front and rear Model T axles (cut and narrowed), a jackshaft to reduce the speed of the 1935 Plymouth transmission, a Rockford twin-disc clutch off a 4-cylinder Wisconsin engine, a Model T steering wheel and emergency cable handbrake, and a Little Giant steam boiler (serial no. 1244), manufactured by C.H. Dutton Co., Kalamazoo, Mich., dating to about 1925.

“That came from a hat company in Minneapolis that used steam to make hats to fit or shape them to size,” Gene says. “The pulley came from a steam engine that ran cream separators at a creamery in Elk River, Minn.” The Case plate attached to the side? Probably just for looks, Gene says.

The result is an odd-looking machine that careens around the occasional Minnesota tractor show at about 2 mph. “You can only drive it for 500-600 feet before you have to wait to get the steam back up,” Gene says. “But if you just sit there and idle, it makes a heck of a nice display.”



Read more: http://www.farmcollector.com/steam-engines/steam-driven-rustmobile-zmbz13junzbea.aspx#ixzz37YXZhwww

uksteamengines:

smoky shot by Thomas’s Pics on Flickr.
uksteamengines:

Totnes to Buckfast Steam Train, Totnes, Devon, UK by Steve B Chamberlain on Flickr.
Is you take the right pictures this place can be made to look so much nicer than it actually is.

Is you take the right pictures this place can be made to look so much nicer than it actually is.

officiallalexgaskarth:

game84cube:

wholock-r-a-dorkiplier:

DID I JUST GET FUCKING KISSED BY thE MOST ADORABLE FUCKING POKEMON IN EXISTENCe?

If you don’t have a Pikachu kissing you on your blog, then what blog are you running?

Not a very good one obviously.

officiallalexgaskarth:

game84cube:

wholock-r-a-dorkiplier:

DID I JUST GET FUCKING KISSED BY thE MOST ADORABLE FUCKING POKEMON IN EXISTENCe?

If you don’t have a Pikachu kissing you on your blog, then what blog are you running?

Not a very good one obviously.

jpnvines:

Twitterもやってるよ。@nemaoffice 〜 根間タダシ

I’m on twitter as well. @nemaoffice 〜 根間タダシ

Ha ha oh gosh.

This isn’t “video game news”, the authorities response to this situation is a national embarrassment, which as an American I’m so accustomed to as to have become numb to it.

steve-blogs:

chaz-gelf:

So I kinda sorta want to punch Lord Freud (In short, a member of the UK’s House of Lords) in the face for his comments that came to light today. To sum it up he said that people with mental disabilities “aren’t worth” the minimum wage, and suggested that…

Even if those where the “details” of what he said, as Chaz pointed out, that doesn’t change the fact that Freud (as an American calling anyone involved with government “Lord” as a title is both laughably absurd and offensive, but that’s just a local cultural hang up) is saying that the lives work of disabled people is less valuable, and that anyone employes them deserves a “discount” on their labor which the government should subsidize, as though the government is saying “I’m sorry you got stuck with one of THOSE people as an employee, go ahead, you should only have to shell out a third of their wage, we’ll cover the rest”, and that’s beyond outrageous.