my life as melissa z

zerostatereflex:

Fertilization

A beautifully done animation on how you became you.

See the full video here as I left out some really cool parts.

From 300 or so million down to ONE.

YOU. MADE. IT.

Edit:
Let’s think about this for a moment. The US population is roughly 330 million human beings. For the purposes of demonstration, take almost the ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE US and put them on the west coast, packed as tightly as possible. You’re just chillin, somewhere south of Pasadena let’s say, trying to get free, sweating and hungry with a desire you’ve never experienced before. You know you’re going to die though you think you’ll be the one to make it.

Then like the ULTIMATE hunger games of GENETIC WIN you traverse across the country desperately trying to get to the goal with absolute disregard for the other 299 million people. Your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, everyone you’ve ever known dies. You somehow get to the end. Where you bust through a gated base only to be sealed in and combined with another human to make a brand NEW human.

300,000,000 and you’re the only survivor. And your prize is to essentially die and reconstitute into a new being.

That’s awesome.

staceythinx:

Volume Rendering CT scans by voxel123 

mothernaturenetwork:

A year in the life of ‘Bears’One of the directors behind Disneynature’s latest documentary explains what makes these animals so special — and how he got such spectacular footage.

mothernaturenetwork:

A year in the life of ‘Bears’
One of the directors behind Disneynature’s latest documentary explains what makes these animals so special — and how he got such spectacular footage.

madalynlane:

Exactly what I want this Sunday to be…
instead I must go into Boston, finish a painting, buy expensive art supplies, go back to Cambridge, and hassle with all my written homework.
WOE IS ME.

madalynlane:

Exactly what I want this Sunday to be…

instead I must go into Boston, finish a painting, buy expensive art supplies, go back to Cambridge, and hassle with all my written homework.

WOE IS ME.

lifehackable:

More Date Hacks Here
basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

basedpidgeot:

feather-in-my-cap-and-cheese:

urbendisaster:

what?

The wheels take impact and stress off your legs, and the position helps your spine, but you’re still doing running motions instead of biking motions, so your legs are getting a good workout, and you can go for longer

nerdy shit aside, iamgine how sick it must be to just let those feet fly into the air and do superman poses down a highway

darkryemag:

Reminds me of one of the most gratifying arts there is—the art of salvaging. You want to make a greenhouse or a sun room or a play camp or an anything, really, and you scavenge old barns and yard sales and renovated houses for old windows with bubbled and dusty glass; a ramshackle old screen door; a stack of old wood; some neat rusty hinges. Make them yours. Discarded-and-repurposed stuff is the most loyal stuff.

darkryemag:

Reminds me of one of the most gratifying arts there is—the art of salvaging. You want to make a greenhouse or a sun room or a play camp or an anything, really, and you scavenge old barns and yard sales and renovated houses for old windows with bubbled and dusty glass; a ramshackle old screen door; a stack of old wood; some neat rusty hinges. Make them yours. Discarded-and-repurposed stuff is the most loyal stuff.

crayonguy:

Bunny master post

mothernaturenetwork:

Recipe: Strawberry Basil SangriaUnlike many sangrias, this one is designed to showcase the wine, not cover it up.

mothernaturenetwork:

Recipe: Strawberry Basil Sangria
Unlike many sangrias, this one is designed to showcase the wine, not cover it up.

jeffscherer:

Looking back: The Mug Shot Journal

About a decade ago, I started taking pictures of fellow improvisors holding a whiteboard with their names on it, so I could remember who everyone was. Years later, Keith Huang, a much better photographer (and eventually the artistic director of the People’s Improv Theatre) took up the torch, and has been taking great pictures of funny people ever since. 

This article is a fitting tribute to Keith and his beautiful photos. Together, we have taken pictures of hundreds of talented and wonderful people, some of whom you may recognize. 

The large pictures above are his, the small ones are mine, and the last one is his picture of me, the only as-yet not famous person on this page.

Keith’s photos | My photos (pt. 1) | My photos (pt. 2)