WAIT HOLD THE FUCK UP
IS ‘MRS’ JUST MR’S
LIKE BELONGING TO MR
Mr comes from the French monsieur, which I think literally translates as ‘my lord’ and basically just means master, and Mrs comes from maistre which is the feminine form of master, so actually—for once—no.
This was an extremely relevant comment and I thank you for educating me
I breathed a sigh of relief. :)
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up. Tumblr is incredibly special and has a great thing going. We will operate Tumblr independently. David Karp will remain CEO. The product roadmap, their team, their wit and irreverence will all remain the same as will their mission to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve. Yahoo! will help Tumblr get even better, faster.
Tumblr has built an amazing place to follow the world’s creators. From art to architecture, fashion to food, Tumblr hosts 105 million different blogs. With more than 300 million monthly unique visitors and 120,000 signups every day, Tumblr is one of the fastest-growing media networks in the world. Tumblr sees 900 posts per second (!) and 24 billion minutes spent onsite each month. On mobile, more than half of Tumblr’s users are using the mobile app, and those users do an average of 7 sessions per day. Tumblr’s tremendous popularity and engagement among creators, curators and audiences of all ages brings a significant new community of users to the Yahoo! network. The combination of Tumblr+Yahoo! could grow Yahoo!’s audience by 50% to more than a billion monthly visitors, and could grow traffic by approximately 20%.
In terms of working together, Tumblr can deploy Yahoo!’s personalization technology and search infrastructure to help its users discover creators, bloggers, and content they’ll love. In turn, Tumblr brings 50 billion blog posts (and 75 million more arriving each day) to Yahoo!’s media network and search experiences. The two companies will also work together to create advertising opportunities that are seamless and enhance user experience.
As I’ve said before, companies are all about people. Getting to know the Tumblr team has been really amazing. I’ve long held the view that in all things art and design, you can feel the spirit and demeanor of those who create them. That’s why it was no surprise to me that David Karp is one of the nicest, most empathetic people I’ve ever met. He’s also one of the most perceptive, capable entrepreneurs I’ve worked with. His respect for Tumblr’s community of creators is awesome, and I’m absolutely delighted to have him and his entire team join Yahoo!.
Both Tumblr and Yahoo! share a vision to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas by focusing on users, design — and building experiences that delight and inspire the world every day.
— Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!
* The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the second half of the year. More information about the news can be found in the press release we issued today.
Wow, ok. So it sounds like things shouldn’t change too drastically. Yay! I can calm down now. :)
Actually, we can be friends. Of course we can be friends. But you’re definitely missing out! :)
“What are we holding onto, Sam?”
“That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it’s worth fighting for.”
Oh Sam, my perfect Sam. How I love thee!!
And I am very afraid for Tumblr. What will Yahoo do to us? I have no idea. But if it’s anything like what they did to all the other companies they bought and ruined,
And really, though. 1.1 Billion? That’s it? FOR THIS WONDERFUL WEBSITE?! IT’S WORTH WAY MORE, DAVID KARP. WE ARE WORTH WAY MORE. D:>
[AGGRESSIVELY DOESN’T WANT TO KNOW THE DOCTOR’S NAME]
It’s not even that I don’t want to know it
It’s that I don’t think Steven moffat has the right to name him
YES. I, too, do not think that Steven Moffat should name the Doctor. I’m worried that Moffat will give him …I dunno. The wrong name.
I really am hoping that it’s “just a red herring”, as people are saying it is.
Just thought Tumblr needed this…
I love how his legs are turned in, cuz he’s holding in the pee. XD
‘Éowyn, Éowyn!’ he cried at last. ‘Éowyn, how come you here? What madness or devilry is this? Death, death, death! Death take us all!’
God, look at Eomer!!! He’s SO HEARTBROKEN. I just…GOD, Karl you’re such a great actor!!! GUH!
This is a BBC promo photo of Nine just after regeneration. It’s weird to see him out of his leather. For all the Nine fans out there.
It’s so strange that he’s not wearing the leather, particularly in an outfit like that. It’s just…odd! But, I love Chris anyway! :D
hey tumblr i heard you like nuzzling.
asdf;lkj *flail* My morning is gone.
I want nuzzling…
Where are my snuggles…
The deep breath before taking the plunge.
However, the gif of Bilbo isn’t of him leaving the Shire, it’s of The Company leaving Rivendell. Still, it’s leaving a place of comfort and heading into uncertainty.
Bless their stout Hobbit hearts. <3
I was looking at my friend’s cat pictures and she has a cat that’s more attractive than some human girls…
I WASN’T KIDDING
officially less attractive than a cat
Well…there go my hopes of every finding love again.
I CAN’T COMPETE WITH A FUCKING CAT.
Look at this cat’s eyes. THEY ARE OCEANS.
Anger at the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act” — a biotech rider which protects genetically modified seeds from litigation in the face of health risks — has been directed at numerous parties in Congress and the White House for allowing the provision to be voted and signed into law. But the party responsible for anonymously introducing the rider into the broad, unrelated spending bill had not been identified until now.
As Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott notes, the Senator responsible is Missouri Republican Roy Blunt — famed friend of Big Agrigulture on Capitol Hill. Blunt even told Politico’s David Rogers that he “worked with” Monsanto to craft the rider (rendering the moniker “Monsanto Protection Act” all the more appropriate). Philpott notes:
The admission shines a light on Blunt’s ties to Monsanto, whose office is located in the senator’s home state. According to OpenSecrets, Monsanto first started contributing to Blunt back in 2008, when it handed him $10,000. At that point, Blunt was serving in the House of Representatives. In 2010, when Blunt successfully ran for the Senate, Monsanto upped its contribution to $44,250. And in 2012, the GMO seed/pesticide giant enriched Blunt’s campaign war chest by $64,250.
… The senator’s blunt, so to speak, admission that he stuck a rider into an unrelated bill at the behest of a major campaign donor is consistent with the tenor of his political career. While serving as House whip under the famously lobbyist-friendly former House Majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) during the Bush II administration, Blunt built a formidable political machine by transforming lobbying cash into industry-accomodating legislation. In a blistering 2006 report, Public Citizen declared Blunt “a legislative leader who not only has surrendered his office to the imperative of moneyed interests, but who has also done so with disturbing zeal and efficiency.”
Ew, look at this creep. He just oozes with corruption. HISSSSSS.
you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical bitches that are probably on their period?
YES. Though I wouldn’t necessarily say “hysterical”, but definitely “overly emotional”, or “too sensitive”, and possibly ”unreasonable”.
This was always my favorite one. It’s so pretty, and the centaurs were so cute! And I’ve always loved the music because of it. :)