“This photo of the famous Mayon Volcano was shot sometime during the late 70’s. In the foreground is a carabao cooling down in a rice paddy.” Fred Ileto.
Chris Cobb, an artist based in San Francisco, has created an amazing installation in bookshop called Adobe Books- he catalogued every single one of the 20,000 books by color. The project is titled There is Nothing Wrong in This Whole Wide World. They were arranged by hand over a 10 hour period, and he enlisted the help of 16 volunteers. Such beautiful results, they transformed the bookshop overnight.
Aurora Landscape - By Hikaruga
“Neither one of us will make it down this hill alive.”
this song has been one of my favorites for like five years.
If you’re having a bad day, just watch this sleeping kitten.
Its tiny black nose, its little cushioned black jellybean toes, the halo of silver moonlight hairs on the silky black fur.
MY COMPUTER SCREWED UP AND THE GIF STOPPED AND I GOT WORRIED
shh don’t shout the kittens trying to sleep
This is one of the best gifs on Tumblr
SO for the honeymoon in the desert. - Imgur
Bill Gates’ latest charitable contribution in the field of public health: $100,000 to the inventor of a condom that actually feels good. Grand Challenges in Global Health, a research foundation established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is offering the grant money for the best “testable hypothesis” for “the next generation condom,” one that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure.” The goal is to eliminate one of the major barriers to condom use: “From the male perspective,” the call for entries says, “condoms decrease pleasure as compared to no condom, creating a trade-off that many men find unacceptable.”
A couple years ago, I think, the Gates Foundation was trying to fund a better toilet. I like their philosophy of low-tech solutions.
I also don’t think this is ultimately about making life better for men. If condoms feel better, more men will use them; if more men use them, that’ll be a good thing. The Gates Foundation, and specifically Melinda Gates, have been championing contraception for a while now. (Ms. Gates is Catholic, by the way. She says that ““we’re not serving the other piece of the Catholic mission, which is social justice” by barring women from birth control alternatives.”)
Even if it were about making life better for penises, there’s nothing wrong with that. More happiness is a good thing, and there’s nothing creepy or pervy about being happy without harm to others. Even if the happiness is in your dick.
Also, speaking as a person with a vagina, I actually want my be-penised partners to enjoy sex with me. I don’t want them to stop whining and put up with it because it can’t be that bad! I want them to feel good.
Without the benefits of improved contraception and STI prevention, this might not be a worthwhile direction for charitable funds, but it would still be a very nice thing for condom manufacturers to bring to the world.