I’m on holidays and your backyard isn’t my responsibility anymore.
"Does she get drunk and ruin family parties?"
Yeah… so as you saw in my next msg, my enthusiasm was snuffed out pretty quickly.
I went to see it because Taylor Kitsch. And I came out of it absolutely emotionally ruined.
Lone Survivor wrecked me. Like I knew how it was going to end and I still couldn’t contain my tears.
(It’s possibly because watching TK die was too much for me. Same thing happened when I watched The Bang Bang Club.)
At the end of it, I’m glad someone made it out of that. It’s just such a shame that it had to happen in the first place.
I’M FUCKING SCREAMING OMGGGGGG THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE 90S TO ROMANTICIZED BY NON-90S KIDS FUCK
I feel like a legend.
Check out the list of the year-end Top 10 of 1994. ACE OF BASE IS ON IT THREE TIMES!
This was the year, btw, that Dookie came out, the biggest punk album of the 90s. Longview, the first single of Dookie, peaked at #36 on the Hot 100. THIRTY SIX!
Oh god there was so much bad music in the 90s. So much…at least the bad music these days is fun to dance to. Look at this list…it was like the highest form of popular entertainment was closing your eyes and FEELING THE FEELS.
HOLD UP A MINUTE. Yes that post is HIGH-larious in its ridiculous treatment of the 90s (AIDS, heroin, and rampant homelessness were ALSO so mainstream!), but bad 90s pop is EPIC and I will defend it to the death! “All That She Wants” is a timeless classic, as is anything Celine recorded in that decade. I’ll take Toni Braxton before 1D ANY day.
knocking down dominos made of dominos
this is more satisfying than it should be
According to the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy in a closed system can only stay the same or increase.
When applied to the entire universe, this means that any time you destroy something organized, that is organization you can never get back.
Think of the energy spent to make those walls of dominoes. When the first wall was tapped, that energy was released. It’s now gone forever. ‘Work’ energy - the energy it took to organize that system, work that the system stored as potential energy - was released as movement, force, sound, and a small amount of heat, all of which dispersed almost instantly and became something we can never recapture.
And while it probably took hours to harness that energy into organization, it only took a second to disperse it into entropy. This is a gif of how the universe ends.
This gif is slightly less satisfying now that that’s been pointed out.
No. Fuck that nihilistic entropy bullshit. It’s not that you’re wrong, it’s just that you’re learning the worst possible lesson from that truth.
The second law of thermodynamics is not a nihilistic treatise on the inevitability of death and the meaninglessness of effort; IT’S HOW WE KNOW WHAT ORDER TIME HAPPENS IN! You could literally apply the sentence “This is a gif of how the universe ends” to any gif playing forwards! All actions increase entropy because all actions take place over positive time. You may as well say “this is a gif of things happening over time”.
And another thing, the second law of thermodynamics doesn’t even care about “organization” or “disorder” or “chaos” like everyone keeps blabbering on about. “Order” is a human concept that the universe doesn’t care about. The higher entropy state for crystalline molecules is a perfectly regular crystalline structure. They become more “organized” as entropy increases. Hell, if you think evenly distributed spheres are a good way of “organizing” matter, time/positive entropy doesn’t do anything but increase organization!
Actually, I take that back, you are wrong, you said that the energy released was “gone forever” when that’s obviously not true since energy (and by consequence, mass) cannot be created or destroyed. It doesn’t even matter that we humans can’t recapture it. That energy is released as heat and kinetic energy. The effect of these dominos falling will echo throughout reality for literally the rest of time. This energy will have a minute but real impact on the formation and destruction of chemical bonds via heat and kinetic shock forever. The dominos never stop falling. Every event in history has a permanent cause and effect relationship with every event that occurs after it. And how do we know what comes “after” a given event? Entropy.
That’s the lesson you should take away from this. Not that we are on an inexorable march toward the end of the universe, but that every single thing you ever have done or will do will effects this universe for the rest of time and over space so vast that it is beyond us to ever really understand how indescribably important each of us are.
Is your mind now blown?
Grant Morrison hooked us up with his sketch and map of the DC Comics multiverse.