Me on Christmas morning.
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Hey! I was Using That!: The story of me and my internet provider.
“Documents of Proof:
1.) You may go and see the original model of the Statue of Liberty, with the broken chains at her feet and in her left hand. Go to the Museum of the City of NY, Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street write to Peter Simmons and he can send you some documentation.
2.) Check with the N.Y. Times magazine, part II_May 18, 1986. Read the article by Laboulaye.
3.) The dark original face of the Statue of Liberty can be seen in the N.Y. Post, June 17, 1986, also the Post stated the reason for the broken chains at her feet.
4.) Finally, you may check with the French Mission or the French Embassy at the U.N. or in Washington, D.C. and ask for some original French material on the Statue of Liberty, including the Bartholdi original model.
You can call in September (202) 944-6060 or 6400. Please pass this information along!”
Holy fuck. Mind blown. D:
w h a t.
*sigh* There you go again, Tumblr. Just because someone cites references for facts doesn’t mean they are real. None of this is true. You know what, let’s do this in bullets so people will read it.
- First of all, the “original” is actually the Lady Liberty Statue in St. Maarten, sculpted (a bit later) in 2007 by Theodore Bonev.
- The actual original Statue of Liberty went through many phases in its design, but there is no evidence pointing to it ever being based of an African American. The statue was said to be designed inspired by Bartholdi’s wife and mother; both of whom are white.
- The dark face they talk about is actually just the oxidation process of the copper.
- The original did include broken chains in her right hand, but was later replaced with the tablet we see today. Still, chains can be seen at her feet.
- The statue was built in France and shown at the Paris World’s Fair before being shipped to America, making it very unlikely the original design was rejected.
- Physical documentation exists of the building of, as well as articles about, the project and none contain word of what is be accused here.
- A simple internet search can disprove this, mainly because people have actually gone through the effort of looking into it themselves.
- A full report by the Nation Park Service can be found HERE as well as Snopes research on it HERE.
I’m at home watching Stargate if anyone wants to come scratch my back while I do it.
I’m sure that’s the case and it sucks. I get no pleasure out of that damn Amazon post and I kind of regret making it, especially if it’s going to garner me unwanted attention like that.
Weh! My post is popular and got me in trouble for my illegal activity weh!
I got this email the other day. I like how it references the offending material even though it has been taken down and I can’t see it. I have no idea what song this refers to. I’ve never posted an Elvis song, so I’m a bit confused. Still, the copyright laws annoy me. If I was to have posted that song through Spotify it would have been fine, but because I uploaded it myself it was apparently taken down. Now do I have to fear losing all of my original content because I might have more songs illegally* posted on my page?
*is it even illegal when the song is available to listen via YouTube, which is where I normally get the music from? I mean, it’s not like I’m making money from it.
Edit: Apparently I did post an Elvis song some time back (Such A Night). Good thing they took it down. I’d hate to steal money with my non-profit blog from a man who has been dead for 36 years.
… Y’see, now, y’see, I’m looking at this, thinking, squares fit together better than circles, so, say, if you wanted a box of donuts, a full box, you could probably fit more square donuts in than circle donuts if the circumference of the circle touched the each of the corners of the square donut.
So you might end up with more donuts.
But then I also think… Does the square or round donut have a greater donut volume? Is the number of donuts better than the entire donut mass as a whole?
A round donut with radius R1 occupies the same space as a square donut with side 2R1. If the center circle of a round donut has a radius R2 and the hole of a square donut has a side 2R2, then the area of a round donut is πR12 - πr22. The area of a square donut would be then 4R12 - 4R22. This doesn’t say much, but in general and throwing numbers, a full box of square donuts has more donut per donut than a full box of round donuts.
The interesting thing is knowing exactly how much more donut per donut we have. Assuming first a small center hole (R2 = R1/4) and replacing in the proper expressions, we have a 27,6% more donut in the square one (Round: 15πR12/16 ≃ 2,94R12, square: 15R12/4 = 3,75R12). Now, assuming a large center hole (R2 = 3R1/4) we have a 27,7% more donut in the square one (Round: 7πR12/16 ≃ 1,37R12, square: 7R12/4 = 1,75R12). This tells us that, approximately, we’ll have a 27% bigger donut if it’s square than if it’s round.
tl;dr: Square donuts have a 27% more donut per donut in the same space as a round one.
Thank you donut side of Tumblr.
I love Tumblr.
Claudia wanted a list of some of our favorite original writings. I honestly had a hard time picking five, so I overachieved and picked ten. Sue me. Also, at any point, you can read pretty much everything I have written on Tumblr HERE. Hopefully you’ll enjoy a few of these.
Dave Barnes loves Christmas and I love Dave Barnes.