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Clint Barton, everyone.
-from Loki, Agent of Asgard

I can just imagine Tony Stark catching a commercial for Sims 4 one day and stopping dead to stare at it. And going, “This is a thing? People pay money to live in a virtual world so they can be boring? To live boring lives? This is a real thing?”
And Jarvis, ever helpful, volunteering, “The Sims video game franchise has sold over 176 million copies worldwide, sir.”
Sir waves his arms. “Yeah, but— no. No! This isn’t what virtual reality is for. Virtual reality is for … for being an elf, killing zombies, world domination, pretending to be Amazing Grace— Pretending to be Iron Man. Iron Man is cool. I’d be Iron Man. Making virtual mac and cheese on a Saturday night is not— is that guy looking at goldfish? People are buying a video game so their virtual avatars can look at virtual goldfish?”
“The Sims pet extension pack has sold over 6 million copies.”
“I’m getting stupider just watching this commercial. I’ll never be able to unsee this.”
“There is an online version, which—“
“No,” Sir says flatly. “No. Not in my house. Not on my servers.  New rule. The only video game allowed in any building that has my name on it is the kind that’s so awesome, it could literally kill you with its awesomeness. I am honestly so embarrassed for humanity right now, I can’t even look at it. If humanity calls, tell it I’m not home. Except Potts. Potts isn’t human. Everybody else can just go away.”
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paginationline:

quirkyflattery:

Clint Barton, everyone.

-from Loki, Agent of Asgard

I can just imagine Tony Stark catching a commercial for Sims 4 one day and stopping dead to stare at it. And going, “This is a thing? People pay money to live in a virtual world so they can be boring? To live boring lives? This is a real thing?”

And Jarvis, ever helpful, volunteering, “The Sims video game franchise has sold over 176 million copies worldwide, sir.”

Sir waves his arms. “Yeah, but— no. No! This isn’t what virtual reality is for. Virtual reality is for … for being an elf, killing zombies, world domination, pretending to be Amazing Grace— Pretending to be Iron Man. Iron Man is cool. I’d be Iron Man. Making virtual mac and cheese on a Saturday night is not— is that guy looking at goldfish? People are buying a video game so their virtual avatars can look at virtual goldfish?”

“The Sims pet extension pack has sold over 6 million copies.”

“I’m getting stupider just watching this commercial. I’ll never be able to unsee this.”

“There is an online version, which—“

“No,” Sir says flatly. “No. Not in my house. Not on my servers.  New rule. The only video game allowed in any building that has my name on it is the kind that’s so awesome, it could literally kill you with its awesomeness. I am honestly so embarrassed for humanity right now, I can’t even look at it. If humanity calls, tell it I’m not home. Except Potts. Potts isn’t human. Everybody else can just go away.”

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.



The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Okay I guess I’ve had enough coffee to tackle this: don’t reblog that graph uncommented, it’s awful as heck.
It assumes a translatio studii Egypt > Greece > Rome > Western Europe that completely ignores the scientific and artistic development outside of that area. There isn’t and wasn’t a global level of “science” that fell or rose at once.
Furthermore the assumption of a Christian dark age in itself is ignorant as heck; while Rome fell in the West, Christian Eastern Rome (aka the Byzantine Empire) remained a cultural and scientific centre throughout much of its existance and played a fundamental part in transmitting knowledge between the rising Muslim nations and Christian Europe (the Renaissance in Italy was actually spurred first by the Latin conquest of Constantinople and later waves of emigration from Greek lands following Turkish conquest).
And even the concept of a dark age in the West is crap; Christian monasteries in the West played a key role in preserving knowledge throughout periods of political and social upheaval (which originally were probably part of why people converted to Christianity in the first place).
Furthermore, a lot of the scientific advances later on were more or less directly financed and otherwise materially supported by the exploitation of Europe’s colonial possessions.
And lastly, there wasn’t one big destruction of the library at Alexandria. There were multiple disasters that seem to have contributed to its decline, the majority of which happened under pagan Roman rulers (and THE destruction is usually attributed to Caesar).
There’s probably like a thousand more things to point out here, but basically ugh it smells like Atheist Fedora in here.

My history professor told us to inform everyone using the term ‘Dark Ages’ just how WRONG they are. Well done, sir.

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ultrafacts:

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EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.

but why

Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.

The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.

Okay I guess I’ve had enough coffee to tackle this: don’t reblog that graph uncommented, it’s awful as heck.

It assumes a translatio studii Egypt > Greece > Rome > Western Europe that completely ignores the scientific and artistic development outside of that area. There isn’t and wasn’t a global level of “science” that fell or rose at once.

Furthermore the assumption of a Christian dark age in itself is ignorant as heck; while Rome fell in the West, Christian Eastern Rome (aka the Byzantine Empire) remained a cultural and scientific centre throughout much of its existance and played a fundamental part in transmitting knowledge between the rising Muslim nations and Christian Europe (the Renaissance in Italy was actually spurred first by the Latin conquest of Constantinople and later waves of emigration from Greek lands following Turkish conquest).

And even the concept of a dark age in the West is crap; Christian monasteries in the West played a key role in preserving knowledge throughout periods of political and social upheaval (which originally were probably part of why people converted to Christianity in the first place).

Furthermore, a lot of the scientific advances later on were more or less directly financed and otherwise materially supported by the exploitation of Europe’s colonial possessions.

And lastly, there wasn’t one big destruction of the library at Alexandria. There were multiple disasters that seem to have contributed to its decline, the majority of which happened under pagan Roman rulers (and THE destruction is usually attributed to Caesar).

There’s probably like a thousand more things to point out here, but basically ugh it smells like Atheist Fedora in here.

My history professor told us to inform everyone using the term ‘Dark Ages’ just how WRONG they are. Well done, sir.

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Why?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. The tomb is guarded 24/7 365. Even through hurricanes as a sign of respect.

These soldiers stand guard, day and night, through blistering heat and freezing cold. They stand in driving rain without flinching. It is one of the highest honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there are no excuses, no rainy days. One year, a really bad hurricane swept through the coast and the soldiers were given permission to leave their post. They declined, choosing to stay and guard the tomb.
These men inspire me and have my utmost respect. Thank you.

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Why?

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a monument in dedication to the services of an unknown soldier, Marine, airman or sailor and to the common memories of all soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors killed in any war. Throughout history, many soldiers have died in wars with their remains being unidentified. The tomb is guarded 24/7 365. Even through hurricanes as a sign of respect.

These soldiers stand guard, day and night, through blistering heat and freezing cold. They stand in driving rain without flinching. It is one of the highest honors to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and there are no excuses, no rainy days. One year, a really bad hurricane swept through the coast and the soldiers were given permission to leave their post. They declined, choosing to stay and guard the tomb.

These men inspire me and have my utmost respect. Thank you.