“And it’s also possibly the best show ever about the adult lives of nerds. The team of scientists who work with Booth (the token adult popular kid) and Brennan are successful, well-dressed, attractive, and brilliant, even if they still make Star Wars jokes, wear elf ears to holiday parties, and obsess over conspiracy theories. And unlike the leads on shows like The Big Bang Theory, they’re also (with one notable exception) resolutely functional—enabled rather than crippled by the collective experience of their past social awkwardness and academic devotion.”—‘Bones’: A Cable-Quality Show on Network TV (via notemily)
“So the American people don’t want cuts, or rationing to the programs we like, such as Medicare, but we don’t want taxes raised to pay for programs like Medicare and we definitely don’t want government run programs, like Medicare. I have a question. Are we stupid?”—Jon Stewart (via soupsoup, apsies) (via itfeelsgoodtobefree)
“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”—
“While male patients tended to be content regardless of physician gender and communication style, female patients were much more specific when it came to assessing their doctors. The female patients were most satisfied with their women doctors if those doctors expressed great concern and empathy and were extremely reassuring. But if the doctors were male, the female patients were dissatisfied with overt displays of caring and actually preferred less empathy and reassurance from the doctors.”—Doctor and Patient - Do Women Make Better Doctors? - NYTimes.com
When the United States dramatically drew into England’s group, it looked as though Group C might be the proverbial “group of death.” But then came two middling teams, Slovenia and Algeria, which softened the group and left no ambiguity about which teams will be expected to advance. In some sense, indeed, it was about the best draw the Americans could have hoped for. The game against England will attract huge amounts of attention and has huge upside for growing the footprint of the game in America. But it is hardly a must-win or even a must-draw. In fact, according to our simulations, the United States will still have a 42 percent chance of advancing even if it loses its opening match to England. On the other hand, its odds will shoot up to 62 percent if it manages a draw and 87 percent if it wins. So the United States has plenty to play for — but it can afford to be loose and take chances.
“The good news, for those of us who live in the City, is that the terrorist has shown that he has nothing against New Yorkers, since he targeted Times Square - the one part of Manhattan actual New Yorkers never go.”—STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews) (via bringmethathorizon)
“For a segment of women who came of age in the ’90s, Daria Morgendorffer reigns as one of the all-time influential female characters — more sardonic than Lisa Simpson, more confident than Angela Chase, with a bit more indie cred than Cher Horowitz. The long-awaited DVDs finally come out on May 11, but to whet your whistle, we have an exclusive clip of some of the special features included in the set. This one is all about how the droll “Sick Sad World” aficionado (“if she represents anything, it’s the upbeat, fun, pro-active side of teen nihilism”) came to be during MTV’s Spring Break days”—
“I don’t really care for like fat jokes about women, specifically,” [Silverman] said. “Because I feel that we live in a society where fat men deserve love, and fat women do not deserve love — at least in white America. And so I feel like that’s an ugly thing, and it doesn’t make me laugh.”—