I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
Skyscrapers rise into the fog above New York City, circa 1980
by Ernst Haas
[puts hands up] don’t ask me i’m just here for comedic relief and shitty one-liners
by the way did I ever tell y’all about the time I got a blank message from nobody, sent on new year’s eve in 1969, when the internet didn’t exist?
because that happened
What the fuck
Or maybe its from 2069, when we’ve developed the technology to send data to the past. You sent yourself a blank message as a test but as the email address you used to send it doesnt exist yet, it came up as no sender
OKAY KIDS, LET’S LEARN ABOUT THE UNIX EPOCH
So back in the early days of computers, when we were trying to build clocks to keep all our computers in sync, we tried a bunch of different ways to synchronize them in ways that both normal people could use and programmers could utilize.
We just tried saying “The current time is THIS date” and just storing that date as some text, but while that was easy for humans, it was a bunch of different numbers that worked together in funny ways and computers don’t play nice with a bunch of random, arbitrary rules.
Not much worked, until we realized that we needed a BASELINE to compare against, and a way to represent the current time that covers everybody. So we came up with Unix time, because Unix was the style at the time. Essentially, Unix time represents any given time by saying “How many seconds ago was 12:00 AM on January 1, 1970 in Iceland somewhere?”. Recent enough to keep the numbers relatively small, far enough that nothing computer-y would fall before it, and consistent enough that there’d be no discrepancy based on where you are.
So what happens when you see the date “December 31, 1969” on a buggy message like this is that the computer received a bunch of zeroes by mistake and went “Oh, this must be a message!” Then when it tried to interpret it, it got to the date, found a zero, and said “Zero seconds since the Unix Epoch? I’ll round down - this was sent at the last second of New Year’s Eve, 1969! They’ll be so happy to finally get their blank message.”
And then the computer traipsed off on its merry way, because computers are fucking ridiculous.
I don’t watch Supernatural and what
The fuck. Is going on.
Oh just your basic demon possession
hey i’m lillith and ur watchn disney channel
gUYS SHE’S ACTUALLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL
Disney channel better watch the fuck out
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE:
The girl who played Lela in the movie “Teen Beach Movie” played the angel Hael (who goes a bit crazy):
And Jessie’s dad (in the show Jessie) wAS DICK FUCKING ROMAN
YOU FORGOT THE BEST ONE
DEZ FROM AUSTIN AND ALLY
IS THAT KID WHO WISHED HE COULD BE INVISIBLE SO HE COULD SPY ON NAKED WOMEN
also he was that one kid who called fred lame in scooby doo but that’s irrelevant
but guys don’t you remember
Carey Martin from The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody
IS SHERIFF JODY MILLS
but don’t forget one of the most overlooked ones
the dad on that dumbass show dog with a blog
was the director on the supernatural episode ‘hollywood babylon’
Was everyone from Disney Chanel like ‘Let’s go over to Supernatural.”
Yes. Yes they were…
I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU ALL FORGOT ABOUT ADAM
This is a weird trilogy
I found the rebel bass
it’s just like, why are there cat emojis for loads of emotions as well as normal humans emojis
like, when do i need to express these emotions… but as a cat