And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard. — "Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)
I feel like everyone should be aware of the fact that Tommy Wiseau has a goal of living to “maybe 200” and I have no doubt in my mind that he will do it by the sheer power of being Tommy Wiseau.
Claiming there is no other life in the universe is like scooping up some water, looking at the cup and claiming there are no whales in the ocean. — Neil deGrasse Tyson in response to “Aliens can’t exist because we haven’t found them yet” (via samuraifuckingfrog)