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khealywu:

elletiburon:

sometimes when I’m angry or stressed or sad I think about whales just swimming around in the ocean, doing whale shit. like, they’re the biggest goddamn mammals on the planet. they don’t have time for little problems. there’s too much chill-ass whale shit to do.
basically what I am saying is that whales are my happy place.

Whales spent like 2 billion years evolving out of the ocean, lived on land, were tiny little deers that dove into the water for protection… and then decided to head back to the water and spent 50 million more years becoming all fully whaley.
This isn’t a shark situation—sharks have existed in the ocean for 450 million years-they found a niche and committed. But whales… they were out, they escaped the never-ending wetness! They breathed air and drank fresh water and walked around on legs! But at a certain point, they were like ‘wait, no, fuck this, let’s go sing in the never-ending wetness, fuck y’all, we’re out.’
So… when you think you can’t do it, and it’s too high a hill to climb back up… remember the whales.

khealywu:

elletiburon:

sometimes when I’m angry or stressed or sad I think about whales just swimming around in the ocean, doing whale shit. like, they’re the biggest goddamn mammals on the planet. they don’t have time for little problems. there’s too much chill-ass whale shit to do.

basically what I am saying is that whales are my happy place.

Whales spent like 2 billion years evolving out of the ocean, lived on land, were tiny little deers that dove into the water for protection… and then decided to head back to the water and spent 50 million more years becoming all fully whaley.

This isn’t a shark situation—sharks have existed in the ocean for 450 million years-they found a niche and committed. But whales… they were out, they escaped the never-ending wetness! They breathed air and drank fresh water and walked around on legs! But at a certain point, they were like ‘wait, no, fuck this, let’s go sing in the never-ending wetness, fuck y’all, we’re out.’

So… when you think you can’t do it, and it’s too high a hill to climb back up… remember the whales.

(Source: p4cifc)


Stop Making Sense →

Every World Cup does one thing better than any other event that human beings organize. It focuses the attention of the world on one place at one moment. Around a billion people watched at least part of the final in 2010; that’s several Super Bowls. When a game becomes so ubiquitous, it almost ceases to be entertainment and becomes something else, an atmospheric phenomenon, an object of astronomy. 


Kids Don't Care About Cars →

parislemon:

Bob Lefsetz:

Just because cars have lasted a century, that does not mean they’re here to stay, that does not mean they’re not ripe for disruption. Cars are the newspapers of today. Something oldsters can’t live without and youngsters can.

The basic premise is you’ve got to go. How you get there is irrelevant. Furthermore, the costs of car ownership…the insurance and the gas, never mind the maintenance, none of them appeal to a youngster who believes all costs should be baked in.

A common mistake is thinking that just because something has been around for a long time, it’s impervious to disruption. If anything, the long incumbency makes it more ripe for disruption. Everything — everything — eventually gets disrupted. 

(And yes, I now hate using the word “disruption” as much as everyone else because it has basically been neutered of meaning and turned into pure marketing. But it’s simply the best term here.)