The Blue Death — Flu Epidemic of 1918 →
science: Just a reminder of what a real flu pandemic looks like. The estimated death toll of the Spanish Flu is something like 50 million. The world population at the time was around 1.8 billion. That’s 2.8% of the world population. 2.8 percent of today’s world population is 187 million people. This really does bear thinking about. The Swine Flu, while dangerous, isn’t really that hard...
I think my favorite part of this so far is watching Fox News’ reaction to this. Were you aware that Specter is a guy who’d already lost touch with the base and is just thinking about self-preservation? Also, his wife had friends who were….socialists. We all make mistakes.
“Since my election in 1980, as part of the Reagan Big Tent, the Republican Party has moved far to the right. Last year, more than 200,000 Republicans in Pennsylvania changed their registration to become Democrats. I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.” Sen. Arlen Specter, (D) - PA
No offence guys, but we’re a lot older than you so shut up, we’re playing...– - Kids under my window arguing the best way to play ‘zombies’. (via littledidiknow) reblogged for Bengo.
Note to wedding guests
If you started singing 99 bottles of beer on the wall at the rate of one day at a time, you would be finishing up on the day of the wedding. I am now officially getting stressed.
Dunkin Donuts coffee is good
littledidiknow: if you fill it with syrup, cream, and sugar and tell yourself that it isn’t actually coffee, but a delicious candy drink. I find this one of the sad truths of the world outside Boston. For some reason you go outside the 95 beltway (frankly, even going that far out of the city is pushing it) and Dunkies become fucking terrible. Always breaks my heart on road trips. I’m...
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.– Albert Camus (via littlemiss) (via coffeeandlipstick) (via whatcriscilikes) (via upsider) Did Camus not realize that everyone does that? Ah, the arrogance of the philosopher.
Egads have I been bad about posting lately. Ever since we went to China I just haven’t been able to get back into it. I’ll try and post some new stuff this week and get rolling again.