"They’re like, ‘Sir, there’s something in your bag.’
I said, ‘Yes, I think it’s this box.’
They said, ‘What’s in the box?’
I said, ‘a large gold medal,’ as one does.
So they opened it up and they said, ‘What’s it made out of?’
I said, ‘gold.’
And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’
‘The King of Sweden.’
‘Why did he give this to you?’
‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’
At which point, they were beginning to lose their sense of humor. I explained to them it was a Nobel Prize, and their main question was, ‘Why were you in Fargo?’"


TIL: Even if I win the Nobel Prize (unlikely), I will still have trouble making it through Fargo’s airport security without being hassled.

What It’s Like to Carry Your Nobel Prize through Airport Security | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Source: blogs.scientificamerican.com

Symmetry (at The Library of Congress)


Afternoon nature fix. #latergram (at Botanical Garden)


1921: Mystery of the Senate Bath Tubs

The story of one of the quirkier features of the U.S. Capitol.


"So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays."


Dead Poets Society (1989)

Farewell, Mr. Williams. We’re really going to miss you.

Source: words-ink.jux.com

(via Please be patient - This Page is Under Construction!)
Terrifying. I miss the good ol’ days of the ‘Net.

Source: textfiles.com

Some people find the taste of pilgrim guts too strong. Me, I find I can’t get by without them for too long.

Source: youtube.com



Pretty sure my body actually digested itself after not eating for 4 hours.

Source: whatshouldwecallme

Baseball! (at Nationals Park — Washington, D.C.)