Random Bits of Randomness

dracofidus:

sevy-sev:

Giles gets knocked down

last night i accidentally made this piece of garbage and i can’t stop laughing

This is, literally, the greatest video ever made in the history of the world.

This is perfect in so many ways.

madlori:


jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.


Research into treatments and a potential cure are important, no doubt, but those long-term aspirations shouldn’t come at the expense of the short-term reality of people who are living their lives with the disease. Absolutely, we should be trying to find a cure, but in the meantime, the foundation should absolutely be doing everything it can for those who are afflicted with ALS today.

madlori:

jmathieson-fic:

mumblingsage:

decodethefallenmoon:

molokoko:

amazing

Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”

Shut up already.

The ALS Association has a 4-star rating from Charity Watchdog. 

And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection. 

As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…

A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier.  Her dad has ALS.  The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.

This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp.  And they did.  She posted pics.

So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.

Research into treatments and a potential cure are important, no doubt, but those long-term aspirations shouldn’t come at the expense of the short-term reality of people who are living their lives with the disease. Absolutely, we should be trying to find a cure, but in the meantime, the foundation should absolutely be doing everything it can for those who are afflicted with ALS today.

A bit geeky. Can talk a blue streak about things that excite you, but not really into small talk or superficial observations. Look average on the surface, but probably surprise people when they get to know you. (I'm going by Twitter too, of course.)

Damn, this is freaky accurate. You are 100 percent correct on all fronts.

Judging by my Tumblr, post in my ask what you think I’d be like in real life

castleramblings:

Espo’s finest hour. I’d love to see them delve back into his story a little bit more, focused around his time in the military, and his transition to the NYPD afterwards. Seems like a rich part of his history to explore.

When I saw this episode, I didn’t know what to make of Espo…but this moment right here turned me into a fan of his.

It’s less grim than most, which is nice. You can always just start watching and stop if it gets too “cop show”.

I’ve definitely noticed a “not-so-grim” vibe, which is good…and it’s not as gory as Bones, which I feel like just tries to gross us out as much as possible half the time.

They do solve murders, though.

Oh, I know. The name still wigs me out a little, lol.

As far as ship names go, Caskett is rather…unfortunate. I’m just glad Joss Whedon’s not involved with the show…
if cop procedural’s not your thing then maybe nay. yes nathan’s hot but that’s about it. the 1st season is pretty good tho imho

That’s the thing, though…I’m not big on cop procedurals, but every time I come across an episode on TNT or something, I get sucked in, and next thing I know, I’ve watched five episodes and should’ve been in bed about three hours ago. 

(I had the same thing happen to me with NCIS, too, and there was no Whedonverse actor for me to fall back on there.)

I think this is a case of characters outweighing concept for me. Like, the concept’s kind of ho-hum (though as cop shows go, it’s one of the better ones), but most of the characters are just so damn cool that, to me, the murders they solve are secondary.

Like, yeah, okay, they gotta find the guy who killed three people, but what kind of weird shit is Martha gonna try to pull this week?

timewhen:

Remember That Time When…
Stana Katic (Castle) was in Alias?

WUT.

timewhen:

Remember That Time When…

Stana Katic (Castle) was in Alias?

WUT.