davidtennantspants:

I HAVE SEARCHED ACROSS THE AGES FOR THIS GIFSET

youngblackandvegan:

jesus wasn’t white

sky is blue, water is wet: details at 11

Me: Holy crap, I just realized we're Alice and Bob!
Bobby G: So you try to send me encrypted messages, and then all these other assholes try to listen in?
Me: ...this revelation is less cool than it sounded at first.
Bobby G: Yeah, basically this means we're the victims of a slew of cryptographic attacks.
ahr42p:

central-avenue:

I asked my Mom to pick me up some mechanical pencils and these are what she came back with
Note the RIDICULOUSLY THICK LEAD
It’s actually kind of cool at first until you realize this means the pencil can never be anything but dull
…I guess it would be nice for Scantron-style exams, though!

Is the eraser as horrible as it looks?

The eraser is surprisingly decent. As far as I can tell, it’s a regular pink eraser like you’d find on a wooden pencil, just made in a really weird shape to fit in the tiny hole they gave it.
Of course, it’s not actually as shiny and pink as it looks in that picture, either. It’s one of those deceptive marketing photos that tries to make things look “better” than they are.

ahr42p:

central-avenue:

I asked my Mom to pick me up some mechanical pencils and these are what she came back with

Note the RIDICULOUSLY THICK LEAD

It’s actually kind of cool at first until you realize this means the pencil can never be anything but dull

…I guess it would be nice for Scantron-style exams, though!

Is the eraser as horrible as it looks?

The eraser is surprisingly decent. As far as I can tell, it’s a regular pink eraser like you’d find on a wooden pencil, just made in a really weird shape to fit in the tiny hole they gave it.

Of course, it’s not actually as shiny and pink as it looks in that picture, either. It’s one of those deceptive marketing photos that tries to make things look “better” than they are.

Speaking of Scantron exams…

When I was in second grade, one of the rewards we could get for good behavior was to write our work with (gasp!) a pen for a week.

One of my classmates earned this reward…the day before we had our standardized tests. Being 7, he didn’t understand how a Scantron sheet works, and thought his pen privileges made him an exception to the “No. 2 pencils ONLY!” rule.

Our teacher only found this out after he’d already filled in the whole test in ink, and made him go back and mark over his answers with a No. 2 pencil.

But now I wonder…would it actually have made a difference if she hadn’t? I know modern Scantron systems can do just fine with ink marks and that the “No. 2 pencils only” thing is mostly a historical artifact, but was that the case in 1997?

I asked my Mom to pick me up some mechanical pencils and these are what she came back with
Note the RIDICULOUSLY THICK LEAD
It’s actually kind of cool at first until you realize this means the pencil can never be anything but dull
…I guess it would be nice for Scantron-style exams, though!

I asked my Mom to pick me up some mechanical pencils and these are what she came back with

Note the RIDICULOUSLY THICK LEAD

It’s actually kind of cool at first until you realize this means the pencil can never be anything but dull

…I guess it would be nice for Scantron-style exams, though!

What’s wrong with this picture?

What’s wrong with this picture?

theonion:

PRO: Get to puncture child with needle
CON: You have to go to a place

theonion:

PRO: Get to puncture child with needle

CON: You have to go to a place