Clem: I’m scared Lee
Lee: What can I tell you to make it better?
Clem: That you won’t leave me.
Lee: Oh I wouldn’t do that, I promise.
Okay but here’s the thing no matter what your opinion on Luke is he died saving Clementine and if that doesn’t mean anything to you then I don’t know what else to say
The Walking Dead Game: Lee + Clementine
Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin of Turkey has developed a way to replace traditional petroleum-based plastic with banana peels.
The Turkish teen took home a US$50,000 prize for her project “Go Bananas!” Thursday after winning the second annual Scientific American Science in Action Award, associated with Google Science Fair.
“My project makes it possible to use banana peels, a waste material which is thrown away almost every day, in the electrical insulation of cables,” Bilgin said in a media statement.
“This is both an extremely nature-friendly and cheap process, which has the potential to decrease the amount of pollution created due to the use of plastics, which contain petroleum derivatives.”
Bilgin spent two years developing the bio-plastic, which does not decay. She said the process is so easy that it is possible to repeat at home, with special care taken for chemicals used in the production process.
In September, the teen will compete at Google’s California headquarters for the overall Google Science Fair prize for 15-to-16 year olds. She will also have access to a one-year mentorship.
Has anyone else noticed how many brilliant breakthroughs in science are coming from the minds of teenage girls the last few years? Between this story, the four girls in Nigeria who invented a generator that runs on urine, the California girl who invented a twenty-second cell phone charger… Who knows where we’d be today without the patriarchal interference of men, stealing or hiding the brilliance of women?
Our future is in the hands of teenage girls, and I for one feel really good about that.
When I was about 7 I wanted to invent a thing that purified water based off of fish gills. I went to the school library to do research like a good little inventor and one of my teachers asked me what I was doing, and then told me that there were some new barbie books in, and that I’d probably be better off with those.
Don’t forget the girl who invented a torch that’d light up just from the heat of your hands
basically everyone should stop s***ting on teenage girls because they do awesome things when you let them
But nah, girls and women just suck at math and science and have never invented anything worthwhile. Sure. Right.
Can we talk about how Hairspray is a story where a not-conventionally-attractive girl gets the hot guy in the end without having to Become “Pretty.” Because we need more stories like that.
It’s also story about breaking down the barriers of racism which we also need more of.
And it’s about nice hair and cheesy dance moves, more things we need more of
^ because transmisogyny is hilarious right?
I’ll admit the movie is great when it comes to things like music and racism but travolta’s character is literally just lol guy in a fatsuit and pretending to be a woman while making food and eating jokes
See I could probably see what you mean if Mrs. Turnblad was being made fun of in-universe for not being stereotypically “feminine” or whatever (due to being played by a male performer).
First of all, Hairspray was created in the 1970s, I don’t think that transgender people and the issues surrounding the trans* communities were as big back then as they are now. The role of Edna Turnblad was originated by Divine. She is a baritone. Partly in keeping with tradition, the role is always played by a man.
Mrs. Turnblad is portrayed sympathetically. She is loved by her daughter and her husband, she is quirky, and she truly cares for her family. John Travolta was great in the role. Whenever there are little jabs at her character, it’s never because she was played by a man. At no point in the script does it make any jokes related to “HAHA REMEMBER THIS ROLE IS PLAYED BY A MAN YOU GUYS AND TRANS PEOPLE ARE SO FUNNY”.
Someone finally said it.
Another time, Jack took a call. A voice on the other end said, ‘There are three of us down here in the lobby. We want to see the guy who does this disgusting comic book and show him what real Nazis would do to his Captain America’. To the horror of others in the office, Kirby rolled up his sleeves and headed downstairs. The callers, however, were gone by the time he arrived.
Mark Evanier, Kirby: King of Comics (via nerdhapley)
It’s Jack Kirby’s birthday, so here’s that story of him being bad ass all of the time.
True fact: during WWII Kirby was assigned as a scout due to his art skills, meaning that he went in alone and unarmed, ahead of Allied attacks so that he could draw enemy fortifications.
Once he was ambushed by three Nazi soldiers, all of them with guns. He killed all three with a knife he stole from one of them.
Dude was verifiably grade-A stone-cold badass.
And that’s why Jack Kirby was the King.
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