A life lived with no regrets

armani-kyzuki:

pushedoffaclef:

majorsarcasm19:

nicoception:

iketheravinghawk:

graham-bailey:

playcount:

Google has had some stunning logos over the years, but this one is a showstopper.

I really really love this.

anybody else think of avatar?

Long ago, the websites lived together in harmony…
Then everything changed when Windows Vista attacked!

Only Google, Master of All Search Engines could stop it.
But when the internet needed it most, Google vanished. 

Years passed, and a new Search Engine was discovered, a Search Engine named Bing.
And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died.

This is officially one of my favorite posts.

armani-kyzuki:

pushedoffaclef:

majorsarcasm19:

nicoception:

iketheravinghawk:

graham-bailey:

playcount:

Google has had some stunning logos over the years, but this one is a showstopper.

I really really love this.

anybody else think of avatar?

Long ago, the websites lived together in harmony…

Then everything changed when Windows Vista attacked!

Only Google, Master of All Search Engines could stop it.

But when the internet needed it most, Google vanished. 

Years passed, and a new Search Engine was discovered, a Search Engine named Bing.

And Bing couldn’t search for shit. Everyone died.

This is officially one of my favorite posts.

(via traversingtime)

passion:

started from the bottom and i was somehow able to get lower

(via kzkayzee)

Anonymous asked: I don't think there's anything wrong with having pride in one's country, but I do see issues with disparaging a nation you are only visiting. If you could kindly point out a flawless country that has absolutely no issues or problems, I'd invite you to visit there.

oakapples:

I’m sure we can agree that a) such a Utopia does not exist, but b) we would like it to. The first step towards improving the world is recognising the faults around us and discussing them. If you are in a position to speak out, then keeping silence about serious social issues is tantamount to tacitly condoning them.

To me, at least, sovereign states are not holy entities to be treated with unquestioning reverence. I realise that for some (many?) Americans, on a conscious or subconscious level their country represents not merely a geographical and political body but also an idea (though not necessarily the same idea for all) that has resounded down the centuries. The abstract nation remains coloured with forceful ideology to an extent that is now quite rare in the Western world. But the fact that something has been around for a long time does not mean it is good. An idea can be a very dangerous thing- and national pride usually is. There is nothing particularly harmful about it if it is mild and for the right reasons, but more often than not I rather think that it exists either for the wrong reasons or, perhaps worse, for none at all.

And on a very trivial level, your pride must be a bit of a burden if a few remarks from me can upset you so much!

Anonymous asked: why do you say that about the states??

oakapples:

See above. It’s a beautiful, diverse, and dynamic country, and I do enjoy spending time here a lot. But there are a lot of very serious cracks in its smiling façade. Other countries have their own cracks too, of course. Perhaps they’re sometimes less noticeable because those other countries just don’t bother smiling!

Anonymous asked: Then leave

oakapples:

Ha, I’m actually at the airport now! I’m sorry for not buying into the 19th-century nationalist mythos. I’m sure it helps a great deal in overlooking the tremendous inequality, corporate slavery, and misery that is so visible in the streets of cities like San Francisco. For the record, I don’t claim for a moment that we don’t suffer from similar problems in the UK/Europe. It’s just that we are usually a little better at collectively identifying these as problems rather than the products of some idealised capitalist, libertarian ‘dream’, and occasionally hitting on a more progressive route to the future.

oakapples:

I have to say, although there are certain things about America that I do like, if this really is the land of the free then I’m extremely glad not to be free.