Posted 12 hours ago
Posted 12 hours ago

rathanasar:

Talib KweliThe Nature ft. Justin Timberlake

Posted 12 hours ago

Use them or lose them: There's more at stake than language in reviving Ryukyuan tongues | The Japan Times

With the last speakers of the Ryukyuan languages dying out, an identity is vanishing too.

Some people might at first think that the loss of endangered languages is no big deal. They may even see it as constituting some sort of “progress.” Upon reflection, however, they might note that it is always weaker, dominated communities that experience language endangerment: Ryukyuans and Ainu in Japan, the Scots and the Welsh in Britain, the Bretons and Gallo in France, the Friulians and Sicilians in Italy, the Sorbs and the Frisians in Germany, and so on.

Experts on endangered languages are all in agreement that language endangerment is a sign of domination of a majority over a minority. Today, endangered languages can often serve to adjust such a relationship between majority and minority. Language revitalization is never attempted for the sake of language alone: Language is used to bring value to the community.

(Source: pumpernickelandcoal)

Posted 14 hours ago

Joke of the day.

wanderoar:

roseonabeach:

frostedsammy:

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching a street performer do some excellent juggling. The juggler notices that the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up on a large wooden box and calls out, “Can you all see me now?”

“Yes.”
“Oui.”
“Sí.”
“Ja.”

what

Took me about ten minutes to finally understand this

stupidest/most awesome joke ever

(Source: flyingscotsman)

Posted 1 day ago
Posted 1 day ago
Posted 1 day ago

Did you notice how my sleeves are a different color? Those aren’t sleeves. I underestimated how much sunscreen I needed for that bike ride…

Posted 1 day ago

Is this tfios?

(Source: pdlcomics)

Posted 1 day ago

Just got back from a 20 mile bike ride. Apparently it is 95 degrees out. Whew.

Posted 1 day ago

scienceetfiction:

celestialfrequenciesalign:

Dragonland - Astronomy

Constellations far
Revealing my destiny
Astronomy
There among the stars

(thanks to slaughter-cat-of-titans for the suggestion)