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A blog for nerd stuff and some male transformations

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2021-06-04 12:20:43
    alternative-munster

    He was actually interrogated by the Feds for this. 

    brosefvondudehomie

    He used logic to figure out the most efficient way the inside of a ship would be laid out. Said ship being a vessel in the United States Navy. It was so accurate that the DoD wanted to know who was giving him details about ship layouts because his description of areas included places civilians aren’t allowed to see ever.

    nunyabizni

    I’m reminded of when Kubrick was making “Dr. Strangelove” and managed to get far too many of the details of the bomber used correct for the DoD to ignore, but he’d only ever seen a couple pictures of the outside of it and just managed to somehow get it right inside and out.

    jerumebrunneng

    In 1944, Astounding Science Fiction published a serial called Deadline, by Cleve Cartmill, describing a nation at war secretly working on an atomic bomb. People working on the Manhattan Project at the time recognized a lot of information in there that was supposed to be top secret.

    The FBI came to interrogate the magazine’s editor, John W. Campbell. He argued that there was nothing in there that a reasonably bright person couldn’t figure out or guess from publicly available information about how nuclear fission works, and the rest is just common sense extrapolation about how engineering works. Eventually, he convinced them that censoring the story halfway through would be much more suspicious than letting it finish.

    Then, just as the agents were leaving, Campbell added “Oh, and by the way, I know you’re building The Bomb at Los Alamos, New Mexico.” It turns out about a quarter of the physicists in the US had suddenly changed their mailing address to the middle of the desert.

    sapphosewrites

    This isn’t a scifi example, but Agatha Christie introduced a spy character called Major Bletchley in a war novel and she got investigated for it because they thought she’d figured out there was a code-breaking operation at Bletchley Park, but in reality she called the character that because she got stuck there in traffic once and it pissed her off.

    starshein

    Listen up. There is literally an app that can help you avoid self harm and I don’t know why we aren’t talking about it.

    Calm Harm can be tailored to your needs and will provide strategies to help you get past those crucial moments of wanting to harm.

    It’s also totally FREE.

    once again, it’s called CALM HARM

    jinstaej

    WHY WOULD YOU NOT REBLOG.
    IDGAF ABOUT YOUR BLOG THEME

    ohdaddy-nct

    For anyone that needs this!

    cabinet-dude

    Please it’s gREAT.

    21falloutpanicsattheblackparade

    This app is really great. Seriously.

    why-not-langst-haha-kill-me

    They also have an app called Clear Fear for all of those who have anxiety!

    It has a safety net feature where you can put in your contacts and call them from inside the app

    It also tells you about the different kinds of anxiety so you’re not confused on what kind of anxiety you have

    And it’s free!!!

    thevalkyrie1111

    Reblogging again

    cactus-potato

    Please reblog!!!

    teething-toys

    this has helped me a lot ^^ i’m over a year clean from cutting now

    caloriecountingchaos

    just downloaded these

    breya-etherium-shaper

    You ever think about how the only reason Samuel l Jackson got into acting is because he was a radical activist and his mom got threatened that he’d end up dead so she sent him away to school to save him

    postmarxed

    Literally the FBI told her to get him out of Atlanta or they were going to murder him

    yourkpopcompanysucks

    UMMM???? CAN WE GET SOME ELABORATION PLEASE?????

    girlfriendluvr

    the fbi literally threatens people fighting for racial equality with death without a trial and people still think theyre the good guys

    doctor-paradox

    FBI threatening a young black man? Terrible. A young black man feeling like the only way to have a voice and be heard is to join a radical faction and buys guns? Also terrible. The whole thing.

    gendernewtral

    *missing the charging port on my phone* don’t think about it don’t think about it don’t think about it

    mortimermcmirestinks

    my two favourite things about this

  • everyone knows what this is
  • the scene was an adaptation of a scene from the original novel where instead of a charging port on a phone, it’s a winding key in a pocketwatch. I like to imagine people having this exact same kind of thought when they missed the watch keyhole 100 years ago
  • thepudupudu

    This is Roger Allam… or rather ‘Douglas Richardson’… with a lemon. This came about as a result of my somewhat daft idea to create a ‘Lemons and Landmarks’ ‘thing’ (which has now been named a ‘project’ in various quarters which makes it sound altogether more professional).

    I went to see Uncle Vanya for the second time on Saturday (an account of the first time can be found here and I will get around to writing a review of the brilliant play soon, I promise). The day started off amusingly when I found myself in the theatre café standing in line behind the man himself… for about 15 minutes. My desperate attempts to pretend that I didn’t find being squashed up beside him and hearing him order a beverage in any way stimulating resorted in me instigating a brief conversation with him about the ‘Britishness’ of our current scenario (queuing for tea). I managed to make him laugh a few times which was quite the reward for my few moments of bravery- his laugh, like his voice, is a marvel.

    I was more than a tad embarrassed on his behalf (and on behalf of humanity in general, I think) when the man in front of us informed Mr Allam of how he was sure he recognised him from somewhere, prompting a response that he ‘might have seen him on tele’. In many ways, I think, ‘vague recognition’ is probably worse than fannish exclamations of ‘oh my god, it’s you’ because you’re neither letting the person get on with their day-to-day life in peace nor giving them the moment of pride that they’ve been recognised for a job well done. Still, he took it in good humour and I didn’t pass comment though I felt like shouting ‘you ought to recognise him! He’s practically a god!’ Ahem.

    Then there was the play- which will be written about later but was entirely magnificent- and the hovering about outside the theatre, at which point my friend fled, leaving me to bumble along on my own. ‘Excuse me… could I borrow you for a second?’ was probably not the finest opening line known to man, and earned a startled look and an enquiry. Generally I am capable of being articulate, but I am naturally rather shy and without moral support I have a tendency to a) talk to my shoes, b) suffer from foot-in-mouth disease and c) apologise at least once per sentence. All of these factors were at play but he took pity on me and listened with patience and several guffaws (hopefully ‘with’ and not ‘at’ me but I’d take either).

    There was some ‘personal stuffs’ as I tried to give him a measure of my appreciation (along with a book of Russian slang- probably best not to ask about that one…) and then there was the lemon, or ‘I know you’re not technically a landmark, but would you mind holding this?’ Of course, my bag picked this moment to become a TARDIS and, though camera could be located, lemon was nowhere to be seen. Leaning over my shoulder Allam commented that I would have to supply the lemon because he’s not in the habit of carrying around with them and I quipped ‘what, you don’t have a citrus pocket?’ before adding a frustrated assurance that I did have the lemon and an apology for being a tit.

    And now for photo time. I was shaking really badly- my hands are unsteady at the best of times but I was practically vibrating. Thankfully there was another fan around who offered to take it for me and asked if I wanted to be in the picture: ‘no,’ I replied, ‘just the lemon. The lemon is paramount’ (subtle, Pudu, subtle). When the photo came to be taken, however, everything about him changed. He had been patient, relaxed and amused by my ineptitude but suddenly his expression, the set of his features, the way he held himself, everything shifted, eyes hardening, and he looked bored, derisive and slightly contemptuous at the frivolity of the situation. In short, he looked nothing like himself. I was shocked and a little scared to see the shift- terrified that I’d offended him- and then when I looked at the photo to check it and realised that I hadn’t taken a picture of him at all but rather of Douglas Richardson.

    The shift back was equally dramatic as ‘Roger Allam’ returned with an anxious enquiry of whether the photo was ok. People have written a lot on Tumblr recently about how Benedict Cumberbatch is ‘one of the only actors’ who can change every aspect of their being to form a role but if this phenomenon is as rare as all that I really have to say that Allam should be recognised and sharing it. I had been started before by how he had changed in a blink from the utterly inconsolable Vanya at the end of the play to the smiling and bowing actor Roger Allam but though I’m always blown away by his performances, never had they struck me so starkly as this split second shift into the persona of another- and a character who generally exists as a voice without image- without a single word.

    So, that’s Roger Allam, for you. And I feel I owe him another apology and an amendment- he is a landmark, and an exceedingly admirable example of both an utterly delightful human being and an entirely remarkable actor.

    pernillo

    So this is Roger Allam…Holding a lemon. EXCUSE ME

    tragossospricht

    THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING IN THE HISTORY OF FOREVER

    thekenobee

    LISTEN I WASN’T SCREAMING NOR CRYING THE WHOLE TIME WHILE READING THIS

    This IS TOO BLESSED YOU AMAZING PERSON WHO LET THIS HAPPEN

    Mr ALLAM - HOW TO DESERVE YOU

    thekenobee

    Reblogging BEACUSE OP I WOULD GIVE LIKE TEN YEARS OF MY LIFE TO SAY “COULD I BORROW YOU FOR A SECOND” TO ROGER FREAKING ALLAM

    lieutenant-hel-odinsdottir

    Omg you’ve done it op !

    neil-gaiman

    In Good Omens episode 1, Crowley refers to asking Aziraphale to cover a hypothetical temptation for him “while you’re in Edinburgh for the Festival.” International, Fringe, Book, or just generally August?

    International.  The Festival Proper.

    I can’t quite imagine Aziraphale at the Fringe, and the literary festival has living people who make and write books at it who might be tempted, if they discover that he’s a bookseller, to ask him whether he’d sell their books.

    Although once he’s in Edinburgh for the Festival, he’ll probably spend a week or two travelling through Scotland and admiring the quantity of tartan on display.

    akhunty

    IF YOURE EGYPTIAN AND LGBTQ+ GET OFF ANY QUEER DATING SITES, THE POLICE ARE TRACKING AND HUNTING PEOPLE DOWN AGAIN. DELETE YOUR ACCOUNTS.

    passionateaboutponies

    I DON’T CARE IF YOU HAVE ONLY ONE FOLLOWER PLEASE EVERYONE REBLOG THIS!!!

    granada-brett-crumbs

    to perpetuate the pain caused by this post I put in sequence some photos of The Secret of Sherlock Holmes I found a time ago

    jeremyholmes

    Why would you do this to me?!

    tremendousdetectivetheorist

    Look what I found…

    (Holmes is obviously on cocaine and talking about Moriarty when Watson interrupts him.)

    doctor-paradox

    Gosh the sheer depths of drama you can squeeze out of these two. I’d make a joke about “inject that right into my veins” but considering the subject matter, thats poor taste even my by terrible dad joke standards.