Pixel | 28 | genderfluid | they/them | queer |

Pixel is a: Dominant, medic, sex toy reviewer, BAMF-in-training, kinky fuck, polyamorous, and sex positive. Oh, and Canadian too.

 

pixelatedtoys:

The newest batch of pretty shiny things, freshly uploaded to my etsy shop, Jinglysticks!  My moving sale is still good for a few more days, so if you want 20% off any $15+ order, now is an excellent time.  :)

Only 3 days left for this sale!  :)

NPR Science: Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False

ERIC WESTERVELT, HOST:

If you went to the movie theater this weekend, you might've caught the latest Scarlett Johansson action movie called "Lucy." It's about a woman who develops superpowers by harnessing the full potential of her brain.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "LUCY")

SCARLETT JOHANSSON: I'm able to do things I've never done before. I feel everything and I can control the elements around me.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: That's amazing.

WESTERVELT: You've probably heard this idea before. Most people only use 10% of their brains. The other 90% of the basically dormant. Well, in the movie "Lucy," Morgan Freeman gives us this what-if scenario?

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "LUCY")

MORGAN FREEMAN: What if there was a way of accessing 100% of our brain? What might we be capable of?

DAVID EAGLEMAN: We would be capable of exactly what we're doing now, which is to say, we do use a hundred percent of our brain.

WESTERVELT: That is David Eagleman.

EAGLEMAN: I'm a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine.

WESTERVELT: And he says, basically, all of us are like Lucy. We use all of our brains, all of time.

EAGLEMAN: Even when you're just sitting around doing nothing your brain is screaming with activity all the time, around the clock; even when you're asleep it's screaming with activity.

WESTERVELT: In other words, this is a total myth. Very wrong, but still very popular. Take this clip from an Ellen DeGeneres stand-up special.

(SOUNDBITE OF STAND-UP SPECIAL)

ELLEN DEGENERES: It's true, they say we use ten percent of our brain. Ten percent of our brain. And I think, imagine what we could accomplish if we used the other 60 percent? Do you know what I'm saying?

AUDIENCE: (LAUGHTER).

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "TOMMY BOY")

DAVID SPADE: Let's say the average person uses ten percent of their brain.

WESTERVELT: It's even in the movie "Tommy Boy."

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "TOMMY BOY")

SPADE: How much do you use? One and a half percent. The rest is clogged with malted hops and bong residue.

WESTERVELT: Ariana Anderson is a researcher at UCLA. She looks at brain scans all day long. And she says, if someone were actually using just ten percent of their brain capacity...

ARIANA ANDERSON: Well, they would probably be declared brain-dead.

WESTERVELT: Sorry, "Tommy Boy." No one knows exactly where this myth came from but it's been around since at least the early 1900's. So why is this wrong idea still so popular?

ANDERSON: Probably gives us some sort of hope that if we are doing things we shouldn't do, such as watching too much TV, alcohol abuse, well, it might be damaging our brain but it's probably damaging the 90 percent that we don't use. And that's not true. Whenever you're doing something that damages your brain, it's damaging something that's being used, and it's going to leave some sort of deficit behind.

EAGLEMAN: For a long time I've wondered, why is this such a sticky myth?

WESTERVELT: Again, David Eagleman.

EAGLEMAN: And I think it's because it gives us a sense that there's something there to be unlocked, that we could be so much better than we could. And really, this has the same appeal as any fairytale or superhero story. I mean, it's the neural equivalent to Peter Parker becoming Spiderman.

WESTERVELT: In other words, it's an idea that belongs in Hollywood.

wolvensnothere:

samhainnight:

siddharthasmama:

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..
just…




White supremacy in action.

Pardon me while I barf in the corner…

Set this movie on fire. All the negatives, all the hard drives, all the memory cards, just one big conflagration. The tech crew’s already been paid, so fuck it.

wolvensnothere:

samhainnight:

siddharthasmama:

note-a-bear:

blacknoonajade:

Today was an exceptional day. 

wow…..

just…

White supremacy in action.

Pardon me while I barf in the corner…

Set this movie on fire. All the negatives, all the hard drives, all the memory cards, just one big conflagration. The tech crew’s already been paid, so fuck it.

meowgon:

☆★♡☆★♡MEOWGON’S 1500 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY☆★♡☆★♡

it’s that time of year again: the time where i send you dicks. this is my third sex toy giveaway and you know the third time’s the charm, so what better time to give away $100 to bad dragon

that’s right $100. i will buy you anything on bad dragon’s website up to $100, including shipping. shipping is about $11 for the US and $33 for international so even international folks can get a $60ish dick. god bless.

RULES
☆ u don’t have to follow me
☆18 or older so help me
☆ likes and reblogs count
☆ keep ur ask box open
☆ you’ll have to gimme your address
☆ ends friday august 1st, 6 am in japan

if you follow me for this giveaway i hope you like cats and yowapedal because that’s all you’ll get

In one test, [OKCupid] wanted to see if its matching algorithms—the way that it predicts whether people will like one another—worked. So it told people who it thought wouldn’t like each other that it thought they would like each other. So, you know, OKCupid performed the equivalent of setting people up on bad dates and then watching them from across the restaurant, giggling.

Look, a site I don’t even have to ragequit because I found it horrifying to begin with! (x)

(Source: copperbadge)

wintergrey:

abundantlyqueer:

'what's it like having a muse?'

basically, like being mugged in an alley by someone who criticizes your clothes.

…it’s like you’ve met mine. o.o;;;;

Ahahahahaha. “You’re really leaving the house wearing all black? Are you pretending to be a ninja? You know we live in Texas now, right?”

MMS, now trying to scam the Irish

jumpingjacktrash:

autisticadvocacy:

LBRB talks about MMS- aka Bleach enemas- and how they are now popping up in Ireland. 

"So, with apologies to Ireland. We know this is a scam, but we can’t stop it here. I wish you better luck. Be grateful that your press has jumped to inform you. Our press is still trying to figure out if keeping disabled children from being forced to drink bleach is a worthwhile story."

Jesus Christ.

ohcorny:

uzlolzu:

I had a plan and pulled through! With minor changes. Made in the order: white, orange, black, green, red and blue.

I am the cheese master.
I am not ashamed.
Will draw someone else later.

yooooooooooooooooooooooooo

paint-fanduhms:

paint-fanduhms:

An apple a day keeps The Doctor away. 

Why doesn’t this have more notes this is comedy gold.

(Source: fanduhmbs)