I was just a 17-year old kid from the Bronx with dreams of becoming a scientist, and somehow the world’s most famous astronomer found time to invite me to Ithaca in upstate NY and spend a Saturday with him.
I remember that snowy day like it was yesterday. He met me at the bus stop. He showed me his laboratory at Cornell University. Carl reached behind his desk, and inscribed this book (Cosmic Connection) for me:
For Neil Tyson,
With all good wisdom to a future astronomer.
- Carl Sagan
At the end of the day, he drove me back to the bus station. The snow was falling harder. He wrote his phone number, his home phone number, on a scrap of paper. And he said, “If the bus can’t get through, call me. Spend the night at my home, with my family.”
I already knew I wanted to become a scientist, but that afternoon I learned from Carl the kind of person I wanted to become. He reached out to me and to countless others. Inspiring so many of us to study, teach, and do science. Science is a co-operative enterprise, spanning the generations. It’s the passing of a torch from teacher to student to teacher. A community of minds reaching back from antiquity and forward to the stars.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
Paul McCartney in the Scholarship Class, Joseph William School, Gateacre, Liverpool circa Mayjune 1953 signed on the reverse in blue ink Paul McCartney, along with other class members
Spot Mr. Paulie ! :)
Prude - a woman who won’t fuck you
Dyke - a woman who won’t fuck you because you have a penis
Slut - a woman who fucks other people and not you
Tease - a woman who won’t fuck you even though she smiled at you
Feminist - a woman who won’t fuck you because she has, like, thoughts and stuff
this is terrible and so funny at the same time omg imagine sitting with your family at your table for dinner and seeing your dad or mom just start trippin balls
I have questions.
1. If you had your hands on enough LSD to make a family of 4 trip, why would you just throw it away on steak, you seriously could get like 200$ for that amount of LSD if you sold it.
2. How did it not dissolve in the cooking process?
3. Why? Seriously Tampa get your shit together.Side note: I’ve taken so much LSD in the 90s that I don’t think I would even notice if my food got laced with it. I’d probably think I was tired. Totoro would be all of a sudden hilarious.
All very valid questions.
Smiling young woman holds chick above chicken-filled incubator drawer in Arkansas, July 1944
Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic