danagould:

Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.
This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.
The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”
He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.
I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”
That is what you call a human being.

danagould:

Two years ago, I was performing at The Punchline in San Francisco, and Robin came to the show with our mutual friend, Dan Spencer.

This particular batch of material was the first time I had touched upon my then still-fresh divorce wounds, and big chunks of it were pretty dark. The next day, I got a text from a number I didn’t recognize. Whoever it was had obviously been to the show and knew my number, so I figured they would reveal themselves at some point and save me the embarrassment of asking who they were.

The Mystery Texter asked how I was REALLY doing. “You can’t fool me. Some of those ‘jokes’ aren’t ‘jokes.” By now I knew that whoever this was had been through what I was enduring, as no one else would know to ask, “What time of day is the hardest?”

He wanted to know how my kids were handling it, all the while assuring me that the storm, as bleak as it was, would one day pass and that I was not, as I was then convinced, a terrible father for visiting a broken home upon my children.

I am not rewriting this story in retrospect to make it dramatic. I did not know who I was texting with. Finally, my phone blipped, and I saw, in a little green square, “Okay, pal. You got my number. Call me. I’ve been there. You’re going to be okay. - Robin.”

That is what you call a human being.

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huffingtonpost:

SUPERMOON ON AUGUST 10 WILL BE BIGGEST OF 2014
There’s going to be an extra-special moon this weekend. Find out all the details including what time you can see it here.
fastcompany:

The smartwatch of your dreams rests on one valuable commodity and the people who produce it.
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fastcompany:

The smartwatch of your dreams rests on one valuable commodity and the people who produce it.

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fastcompany:

360-Degree Camera Captures Chilling Destruction In Gaza

guardian:

The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar

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(Source: theguardian.com)

Guy puts a sign out asking people to help sharpie his old Volkswagen, the result is awesome.

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I hope he clear coated that so the sharpie doesn’t wash away.

and you’re telling me not a single person drew a dick

There’s a hurky logo!

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theweekmagazine:

Now you can create your own cat breed. Thanks science!

theweekmagazine:

Now you can create your own cat breed. Thanks science!

(via npr)

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in ‘untargeted’ global sweep

guardian:

• NSA extracts location, contacts and financial transactions 
• ‘Dishfire’ program sweeps up ‘pretty much everything it can’
• GCHQ using database to search metadata from UK numbers

Read more on theguardian.com

npr:

Syria’s War Creates A Market For Artificial Legs : Parallels 
Photo: Deborah Amos/NPR