Archive | August 2015

Color Survey Results


Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.
—Herman Melville, Billy Budd

Orange, red? I don’t know what to believe anymore!
—Anonymous, Color Survey

—Anonymous, Color Survey

Thank you so much for all the help on the color survey.  Over five million colors were named across 222,500 user sessions.  If you never got around to taking it, it’s too late to contribute any data, but if you want you can see how it worked and take it for fun here.

First, a few basic discoveries:

  • If you ask people to name colors long enough, they go totally…

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diy: how to take in jeans at the waist

I really needed this in my life right now. Maybe you do too.

rabit stew


I posted a while back about taking in pants at the waist. And I had no idea how bad of an epidemic droopy drawers were until over 21,000 people read my post and pinned, and repinned, and repinned a few hundred times.


My first post was how to take in pants from the back of the waistband which worked really well on my work pants. Last week, I decided to try a different method by taking in the waistband from the sides on a pair of jeans  that I once adored with all my heart but could no longer wear for more than an hour because they’d stretch out to the point of me flashing a little cracky every time I bent over which, let’s be real, is really only cute if you’re the Mayor of Buttcrack City. And I’m happy to report that I now have my favorite jeans back and they cling to my bunzos like a koala…

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My Favourite Artefacts of Horses (NSFW)

Maija Karala, 2011: Horses of Arctic Eden

image credit: Maija Karala, Humming Dinosaurs blog

Most human civilisations have domesticated animals to some extent; horses are pretty popular because they’re fast, and they eat grass, which we probably weren’t going to eat anyway. Personally I’m intimidated by horses because they’re much larger than me and have huge teeth and if they kick you, you can die. For many people however, horses are awesome. Here’s some historical awesome horses, in no particular order.

NSFW: weird ancient Norse bestiality stuff (not images, not graphic, but still pretty weird)

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