“We really need to start not just exploring space, but utilizing space.” —Astronaut Ron Garan On His Harrowing Landing, Innovations In Outer Space, And Tweeting From The Final Frontier
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there — good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maurauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory… Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea — God Bless! Keep a Big Hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.” —Elizabeth Warren (via jacobjoaquin)
Joss Whedon: Feminist
- Interviewer: So why do you write these strong female characters?
- Whedon: Because you're still asking me that question.
“Han. Was. Lying. He was lying his ass off, because he thought he could maybe get some quick cash off a dumb farmboy and desert hermit. His ship is garbage and he’s not a great pilot. He’s an ordinary criminal who happened to get thrown into an extraordinary situation, and ended up turning into a hero.” —
This is possibly the funniest explanation I’ve heard for the “Kessel Run in 12 parsecs” flub in the Star Wars script. Click through to read emkajii’s whole line of reasoning.
“All of us have special ones who loved us into being… the people who have helped you become who you are, those who cared about you and wanted what was best for you in life. … You know they’re kind of people television does well to offer our world.” —from Fred Rogers Acceptance Speech - 1997 (thx Jed)