theatlantic:

A Dictionary of Despicable Words

awesome. ”The worst word on the planet is awesome. It appears to be the only surviving adjective denoting approval or admiration. Beautiful, good, admirable, excellent, amazing—all dead as a doornail.  Of course, it’s even more dreadful when preceded by the word like, as in ‘I saw that movie last night. It was, like, AWESOME!!’”
epic. “You mean to tell me epic wasn’t even considered?” Our epic mistake, man.
hate. For reasons having to do with the definition. Especially ”when used in a manner such as ‘You are just so full of hate.’”
hipster. See above.

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You know Louis CK approves this post.
"Dude, those chicken wings are amazing."

theatlantic:

A Dictionary of Despicable Words

awesome. ”The worst word on the planet is awesome. It appears to be the only surviving adjective denoting approval or admiration. Beautifulgoodadmirableexcellentamazing—all dead as a doornail.  Of course, it’s even more dreadful when preceded by the word like, as in ‘I saw that movie last night. It was, like, AWESOME!!’”

epic. “You mean to tell me epic wasn’t even considered?” Our epic mistake, man.

hate. For reasons having to do with the definition. Especially ”when used in a manner such as ‘You are just so full of hate.’”

hipster. See above.

Read more.

You know Louis CK approves this post.

"Dude, those chicken wings are amazing."

buzzfeed:

China’s Liu Xiang provides the single most agonizing and inspiring moment of the Olympics so far. Liu had previously won the gold medal for 110m Hurdles in 2004 but was sidelined by an injury in his Achilles tendon in 2008.

Just watch. It’ll be the best two minutes you spend today.

More images here.

I dare you not to cry. 

buzzfeed:

untitled-mag:

Prepare for greatness. 
Usain Bolt before the 100m final. 

Been waiting for GIFs of this to appear. Especially the one in the top-right.

I love this guy. 

Campazzo said after the game he apologized to Kobe Bryant but not to Anthony, because Chris Paul hadn’t apologized for punching him earlier in the game.

2012 London Olympics — Carmelo Anthony calls cheap shot by Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo ‘uncalled for’ - ESPN

So, Chris Paul punches you. You punch Melo. And then you apologize to Kobe.

Makes no sense.

But Chris Paul does have a history of cheap shots.

explore-blog:

A tragedy of priorities: The most appalling infographic you’ll see today compares the cost of the Olympics vs. the cost of landing Curiosity on Mars. And yet, the future of space exploration is more precarious than ever. 

explore-blog:

A tragedy of priorities: The most appalling infographic you’ll see today compares the cost of the Olympics vs. the cost of landing Curiosity on Mars. And yet, the future of space exploration is more precarious than ever

Making great use of our extra room.

Making great use of our extra room.

Moving chaos.

Moving chaos.

Last night to pack.

Last night to pack.