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“ Keats, too, complained that Newton had destroyed the poetry of the rainbow by explaining it. By more general implication, science is poetry’s killjoy, dry and cold, cheerless, overbearing and lacking in everything that a young Romantic might desire. To proclaim the opposite is one purpose of this…It is my thesis that the spirit of wonder which led Blake to Christian mysticism, Keats to Arcadian myth and Yeats to Fenians and fairies, is the very same spirit that moves great scientists; a spirit which, if fed back to poets in scientific guise, might inspire still greater poetry.

— from "Unweaving the Rainbow", by Richard Dawkins

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22 September 14
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I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg (the whole poem is here.)
I like you and I know why.I like you because you are a good person to like.I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it’s specialAnd you remember it a long, long time.You say, “Remember when you told me something special?”And both of us rememberWhen I think something is importantyou think it’s important tooWe have good ideasWhen I say something funny, you laughI think I’m funny and you think I’m funny tooHah-hah!I like you because you know where I’m ticklishAnd you don’t tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimesBut if you do, then I know where to tickle you tooYou know how to be sillyThat’s why I like youBoy are you ever sillyI never met anybody sillier than me till I met youI like you because you know when it’s time to stop being sillyMaybe day after tomorrowMaybe neverToo late, it’s a quarter past silly!Sometimes we don’t say a wordWe snurkle under fencesWe spy secret placesIf I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head offYou are one tooIf I pretend I am drowning, you pretend you are saving meIf I am getting ready to pop a paper bag,then you are getting ready to jumpHOORAY!That’s because you really like meYou really like me, don’t you?And I really like you backAnd you like me back and I like you backAnd that’s the way we keep on going every dayIf you go away, then I go away tooor if I stay home, you send me a postcardYou don’t just say “Well see you around sometime, bye”I like you a lot because of thatIf I go away, I send you a postcard tooAnd I like you because if we go away togetherAnd if we are in Grand Central StationAnd if I get lostThen you are the one that is yelling for meAnd I like you because when I am feeling sadYou don’t always cheer me up right awaySometimes it is better to be sadYou can’t stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minuteYou want to think about thingsIt takes timeI like you because if I am mad at youThen you are mad at me tooIt’s awful when the other person isn’tThey are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the noseI like you because if I think I am going to throw upthen you are really sorryYou don’t just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all thatYou say, maybe it was something you ateYou say, the same thing happened to me one timeAnd the same thing didIf you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me oneIf I find four, I give you twoIf we only find three, we keep on lookingSometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don’tIf I break my arm, and if you break your arm tooThen it’s fun to have a broken armI tell you about mine, you tell me about yoursWe are both sorryWe write our names and draw picturesWe show everybody and they wish they had a broken arm tooI like you because I don’t know why butEverything that happens is nicer with youI can’t remember when I didn’t like youIt must have been lonesome thenI like you because because becauseI forget why I like you but I doSo many reasonsOn the 4th of July I like you because it’s the 4th of JulyOn the fifth of July, I like you tooIf you and I had some drums and some horns and some horsesIf we had some hats and some flags and some fire enginesWe could be a HOLIDAYWe could be a CELEBRATIONWe could be a WHOLE PARADESee what I mean?Even if it was the 999th of JulyEven if it was AugustEven if it was way down at the bottom of NovemberEven if it was no place particular in JanuaryI would go on choosing youAnd you would go on choosing meOver and over againThat’s how it would happen every timeI don’t know whyI guess I don’t know why I really like youWhy do I like youI guess I just like youI guess I just like you because I like you.
 

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aww haven’t seen this in forever

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I Like You by Sandol Stoddard Warburg (the whole poem is here.)

I like you and I know why.
I like you because you are a good person to like.
I like you because when I tell you something special, you know it’s special
And you remember it a long, long time.
You say, “Remember when you told me something special?”
And both of us remember

When I think something is important
you think it’s important too
We have good ideas
When I say something funny, you laugh
I think I’m funny and you think I’m funny too
Hah-hah!

I like you because you know where I’m ticklish
And you don’t tickle me there except just a little tiny bit sometimes
But if you do, then I know where to tickle you too

You know how to be silly
That’s why I like you
Boy are you ever silly
I never met anybody sillier than me till I met you
I like you because you know when it’s time to stop being silly
Maybe day after tomorrow
Maybe never
Too late, it’s a quarter past silly!

Sometimes we don’t say a word
We snurkle under fences
We spy secret places
If I am a goofus on the roofus hollering my head off
You are one too
If I pretend I am drowning, you pretend you are saving me
If I am getting ready to pop a paper bag,
then you are getting ready to jump
HOORAY!

That’s because you really like me
You really like me, don’t you?
And I really like you back
And you like me back and I like you back
And that’s the way we keep on going every day

If you go away, then I go away too
or if I stay home, you send me a postcard
You don’t just say “Well see you around sometime, bye”
I like you a lot because of that
If I go away, I send you a postcard too
And I like you because if we go away together
And if we are in Grand Central Station
And if I get lost
Then you are the one that is yelling for me

And I like you because when I am feeling sad
You don’t always cheer me up right away
Sometimes it is better to be sad
You can’t stand the others being so googly and gaggly every single minute
You want to think about things
It takes time
I like you because if I am mad at you
Then you are mad at me too
It’s awful when the other person isn’t
They are so nice and hoo-hoo you could just about punch them in the nose

I like you because if I think I am going to throw up
then you are really sorry
You don’t just pretend you are busy looking at the birdies and all that
You say, maybe it was something you ate
You say, the same thing happened to me one time
And the same thing did

If you find two four-leaf clovers, you give me one
If I find four, I give you two
If we only find three, we keep on looking
Sometimes we have good luck, and sometimes we don’t
If I break my arm, and if you break your arm too
Then it’s fun to have a broken arm
I tell you about mine, you tell me about yours
We are both sorry
We write our names and draw pictures
We show everybody and they wish they had a broken arm too

I like you because I don’t know why but
Everything that happens is nicer with you
I can’t remember when I didn’t like you
It must have been lonesome then
I like you because because because
I forget why I like you but I do

So many reasons
On the 4th of July I like you because it’s the 4th of July
On the fifth of July, I like you too
If you and I had some drums and some horns and some horses
If we had some hats and some flags and some fire engines
We could be a HOLIDAY
We could be a CELEBRATION
We could be a WHOLE PARADE

See what I mean?
Even if it was the 999th of July
Even if it was August
Even if it was way down at the bottom of November
Even if it was no place particular in January
I would go on choosing you
And you would go on choosing me
Over and over again

That’s how it would happen every time
I don’t know why
I guess I don’t know why I really like you
Why do I like you
I guess I just like you
I guess I just like you because I like you.

 

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aww haven’t seen this in forever

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Posted: 10:44 PM

Maybe someday Buffalo will have a Monday night game….

#daaah bears

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Posted: 10:39 AM

zebtronarama:

keaneoncomics:

There’s been a minor meme going around Tumblr along the lines of “hey, wouldn’t be cool/funny if Steve Rogers was able to lift Thor’s hammer?”

Kids, it’s actual comic book canon. As Mike Sterling helpfully explains:

Captain America proves that he is worthy enough to lift Thor’s hammer, from Thor #390 (April 1988) by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Brett Breeding. This was from a period in Captain America’s history when he had resigned his usual superhero identity and became “The Captain,” independent of any government agency, in case you were wondering what was up with the costume.

So off you go to eBay, young’uns.

The Captain!

(Source: goodcomics.comicbookresources.com)

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Posted: 9:46 AM
ikeikehatchan:

#triumph #streettripler #streettriple #motorcycle #saturday #morning #ride #speed #ontheroad #念写 #ひゃっはー (Lake Ashi)

ikeikehatchan:

#triumph #streettripler #streettriple #motorcycle #saturday #morning #ride #speed #ontheroad #念写 #ひゃっはー (Lake Ashi)

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Posted: 9:45 AM

I don’t want to look back in five years time and think, ‘We could have been magnificent, but I was afraid.’ In 5 years I want to tell of how fear tried to cheat me out of the best thing in life, and I didn’t let it.

— (via simplelittlebookworm)

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Posted: 9:44 AM

becausebirds:

An owl gets inside the house. The Owl Whisperer™ tries to get it back outside again. x

oh jesus christ…oh jesus christ

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21 September 14
It’s that time of year again - Banned Books Week
“Slaughterhouse-Five is the sixty-seventh entry to the American Library Association’s list of the “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999” and number forty-six on the ALA’s “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009”.[18]Slaughterhouse-Five continues to be controversial. In August 2011, the novel was banned at the Republic High School in Missouri. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library countered by offering 150 free copies of the novel to Republic High School students on a first come, first served basis.[19]”

It’s that time of year again - Banned Books Week

Slaughterhouse-Five is the sixty-seventh entry to the American Library Association’s list of the “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–1999” and number forty-six on the ALA’s “Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2000-2009”.[18]Slaughterhouse-Five continues to be controversial. In August 2011, the novel was banned at the Republic High School in Missouri. The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library countered by offering 150 free copies of the novel to Republic High School students on a first come, first served basis.[19]”

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Posted: 9:35 PM
badwordsmovie:

We’re happy this word exists too.  Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/BWtixFA

badwordsmovie:

We’re happy this word exists too.  Get your tickets here: http://bit.ly/BWtixFA

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Posted: 6:03 PM
At least Fred Jackson had a touchdown

At least Fred Jackson had a touchdown

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh