Earlier today hatfulofcrazy realized there is a kind of penguin called a chinstrap penguin and it looks like it’s wearing a tiny hockey helmet and, uhhh, this was my reaction.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear. — Judy Blume (via thelifeguardlibrarian)
1. Sidney Crosby
Sidney Crosby is one of the most superstitious hockey players to ever touch the ice. Unlike most players who only have one or two superstitions, Crosby has a laundry list of activities he both must do and must avoid.
Crosby will never walk past the visiting team’s locker room before games. He will take a special route around the stadium just to avoid passing their door.
He will only use the home team’s tape on his stick, and no one is allowed to touch it after he tapes it.
He makes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches each game with specific brands of peanut butter and jelly.
He will not call his mother on game days.
When his team is on the road and going over railroad tracks, he will lift his feet against the window.
He is also always second to last in line when going onto the ice (last is always Evgeni Malkin). The two also have a special handshake they do before leaving the locker room. — Erin Bradley, “Top 13 Most Superstitious Hockey Players”, The Pink Puck, 9/22/2014
ESPN’s Craig Custance enlisted the help of 14 elite NHLers who came to the conclusion that Sidney Crosby (who else?) is the player best suited to build a franchise around.
Crosby received four of the 14 first-place ballots and finished with 19 points –11 more than the runner-up, Jonathan Toews.
Tuukka Rask led all goaltenders while Carey Price and Henrik Lundqvist also received first-place votes along with forwards John Tavares, Ryan Getzlaf, Nathan MacKinnon and Claude Giroux (who voted for himself).
As for Crosby, he didn’t fill out a full ballot, but did tab Jamie Benn as the ideal cornerstone for his franchise. —
Even better than Giroux voting for himself was his second-place pick: Sidney Crosby!
(Source: dayumpens, via malkingmecrazy)
Northern Lights May Ignite in Mid-Atlantic, Central US Skies: Where to See Rare Show
Stargazers could be in for a rare display Sept. 12 as an Earth-directed solar flare ignites the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, in the United States. As a result of the flare’s direction and strength, the dazzling light display could reach as far south as Maryland in the east and down to Kansas farther west.
when you’re so thirsty for new fic of your OTP that you can physically feel your standards dropping
You nod in resigned truthiness, you reblog.
#Life is all about perspective. I love this thing. #cherryonthespoon #minneapolis
The last few updates of Tumblr Mobile (Android) have seen the app become so slow it isn’t actually usable. To get new/additional posts to load, I had to resort to trickery (going in and out of notifications brought back the “loading” bar at least) and a few games of mahjong to give it enough time to load.
Trying to post or reblog has been ridiculous. After hitting the “Post” button, I’d get a little message that Tumblr Mobile couldn’t upload my post but would try again later. Strangely, the post was already visible on my laptop and if I didn’t take extreme action on my tablet (clearing the app data and settings, then forcing the app to stop), Tumblr Mobile would upload the post over and over and over while continuing to claim it couldn’t upload and would try again later…
Today I uninstalled Tumblr Mobile (the version released 3 Sept 2014), downloaded an apk from June 2014 (via Android Drawer), and installed the old apk. 1000% Tumblr Mobile experience improvement! (aka “Tumblr Mobile actually works again”)
Be better, Tumblr Mobile. Be better.