April242014
squashed:

shortformblog:

Ironic incident of the week: During a press conference on commuter train safety, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) got thisclose to getting hit by a Metro North train. Oops.

Maybe we should paint a thick yellow line next to the track to make sure that anybody who’s not completely dim knows where it’s safe to stand and/or set up an easel.

squashed:

shortformblog:

Ironic incident of the week: During a press conference on commuter train safety, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) got thisclose to getting hit by a Metro North train. Oops.

Maybe we should paint a thick yellow line next to the track to make sure that anybody who’s not completely dim knows where it’s safe to stand and/or set up an easel.

5PM
“Date a girl who reads but not someone who has strong opinions she must be educated but you must be smarter than she is, sleep with whomever you want but bring only the virgin home to mom, make sure she’s funny wild wacky but not too energetic not too loud, give her a dark side but only one that’s easily cured she’s got to love video games but you have to be better at them make sure she’s a writer make sure at least once you break a poet’s heart, it makes you immortal when she spills your history onto pages filled with her pain - be sure to call her insane to your friends, shake your head, wonder aloud what the fuck is wrong with her for loving someone, for loving you, drag her name through the mud just because she was stupid enough to believe everything you told her - make sure she has good fashion sense and tasteful makeup but isn’t obsessed with it just so you can show her off to your friends but at the same time be sure she’s still attractive in sweats measure her waist with your fingers to ensure she is skinny but only naturally so, don’t you know bones are for dogs but too many curves and she’s not good at all, feel free to make fun of her salads and yogurts and granola, disregard the idea that she’s doing this all for you and she wants to sit around and eat cake instead of impress you, make sure she has some kind of cause but never one that shouts too loud, a girl who likes art a girl who likes math a girl who likes anything just as long as it isn’t too much that’s just annoying, a girl who likes to cook and will take “get back in the kitchen” as a joke, who likes to clean but doesn’t mind your mess, who is calm but passionate but exercises good judgement but is willing to take a risk who wants kids but only when you suggest them who is practical but believes in magic who is gentle but fucks hard who is pious unless you are in private who bends her knees for god but also to suck your dick who responds to your every touch like she is made thoughtless by it but still has some kind of mysteriousness who is obedient but independent loving but hard to get caring but not clingy talented but willing to give up her passions for you - but no, don’t worry about who you are or how you act. She’ll change to please you. You don’t have to be a good husband, she will believe she has to be perfect no matter what happens. The only flaws she is allowed are tiny ones. Girls need to be capable, honest, needing. Who cares if a girl like this doesn’t exist. We’ll convince them all to read our requirements and make themselves fit.”

Society’s recipe for the impossible girl my brother should marry (part 2/2 of a series) /// r.i.d  (via communistmanipesto)

this is pretty much my dad and mom.

(via launturnforest)

(via z33r0)

3PM
shit-settlers-said:

USA Vice President Joe Biden, in Ukraine, addressing Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, 2014:

"No nation has the right to simply grab land of another nation."

Source: https://twitter.com/VP

Yup. That’s true. When have I seen countries do that before?… hm… Don’t worry it’ll come to me…

shit-settlers-said:

USA Vice President Joe Biden, in Ukraine, addressing Russia’s annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, 2014:

"No nation has the right to simply grab land of another nation."

Source: https://twitter.com/VP

Yup. That’s true. When have I seen countries do that before?… hm… Don’t worry it’ll come to me…

(via fralusans-ana-marein)

2PM
“I think, for us, when we first started talking about Trek- I remember in the very first meeting- probably about five minutes in, we basically said “How in gods name are we going to get our wives to go see this movie?” Other than the fact that they’re married to us. You know, we will not be successful in rebooting Trek unless we can get women to enjoy the movie. And that’s where I feel, like, at least the birth of [Kirk] really had that going for it”

Damon Lindelof (Star Trek 2009 commentary)

Oh yes, that’s correct, because as a woman I wouldn’t like Star Trek unless Kirk was incredibly good-looking… Um, excuse me?! Does anyone else just get angry reading this?! 

(via skivvyy)

It’s like, I understand that they want to go after women. When it comes to scifi, women are often overlooked, so it makes sense, it’s a smart business decision to think about women… But writing in a birth scene? THAT’S your master plan?

(via thetrekkiehasthephonebox)

They probably could have gotten more women to like it if they had stayed truer to the spirit of the series.  Since, you know.  We were the ones who kept it alive all those years.

But nah the ladies all like girly shit like who ever heard of a girl nerd amirite.

Pee on Hollywood gender essentialism.

(via flarechaser)

How are you going to get your wives to see the movie? Gee, I dunno, how about writing good women characters? How about making a story that’s not all about dudes? How about not killing women characters for the dudes’ plot development? How about not having women characters strip down to their underwear for literally no plot reason at all?

How about, like, portraying women as people? TOS, for all its faults, could at least (sometimes) do that!

Also? It wouldn’t hurt to get some women on your creative team. I’m just sayin’.

(via kiriamaya)

(Source: startrekaus, via leclairage)

12PM

toomanyfandomssolittletime:

toomanyfandomssolittletime:

its really hard being a Hindu, because i wanna taste beef but i can’t because of religion. damn.

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wAIT WHAT

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mY SKIN IS WHITE???

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I’M NOT INDIAN???? I’VE NOT BEEN A HINDU FOR 16 YEARS BECAUSE MY PARENTS ARE ALSO HINDUS??

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cAN I FINALLY STOP WORSHIPPING COWS?!?!?!!

(via cosmographia)

wow... 

April232014
“If you can say Schwarzenegger, you can say Esparza”

- Raúl Esparza on idiots who kept pressuring him to change his name to something less latino. (via magnetic-rose)

Our names are not a burden.

(via zombieflorence)

(via leavesleepforlate)

3PM
leafsfeelings:

choptail:

*SLAMS REBLOG BUTTON*

HIT REBLOG SO GODDAMN FAST

leafsfeelings:

choptail:

*SLAMS REBLOG BUTTON*

HIT REBLOG SO GODDAMN FAST

(Source: htkfr, via cannedviennasausage)

2PM

dannydevites:

silversarcasm:

When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’

I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’

(via cannedviennasausage)

12PM
  • jk rowling’s reasoning as to why fenrir greyback turned remus into a werewolf: remus’s father insulted him so he did it as an act of revenge

  • the actual reason greyback bit remus: the temptation to succumb to the fact that biting remus whose name literally means ‘werewolf’ would be the greatest feat in lycanthropic irony the world had ever seen
April222014

edrockbells:

there is no “tumblr hivemind” tumblr does not “contradict itself” nor is tumblr “welcoming and accepting” tumblr is not a single person it’s a fuckton of people with different opinions. those two contradictory text posts by sj bloggers you saw today were made by *gasp* different people! it’s revolutionary, ain’t it?

(Source: bluelanternrazer, via violasarecool)

3PM
“In a classic experiment, the psychologist J. Philippe Rushton gave 140 elementary- and middle-school-age children tokens for winning a game, which they could keep entirely or donate some to a child in poverty. They first watched a teacher figure play the game either selfishly or generously, and then preach to them the value of taking, giving or neither. The adult’s influence was significant: Actions spoke louder than words. When the adult behaved selfishly, children followed suit. The words didn’t make much difference — children gave fewer tokens after observing the adult’s selfish actions, regardless of whether the adult verbally advocated selfishness or generosity. When the adult acted generously, students gave the same amount whether generosity was preached or not — they donated 85 percent more than the norm in both cases. When the adult preached selfishness, even after the adult acted generously, the students still gave 49 percent more than the norm. Children learn generosity not by listening to what their role models say, but by observing what they do.” "Raising a Moral Child" (via dduane)
2PM
edwardspoonhands:

djkenna444:

castayel:

busket:

thetuffthorston:

that-lex-kid:

deadjosey:

ive-been-triggered-by-kankri:

redbloodedamerica:

This is ingenious.

mcdonalds needs to do this

WHAT

okay but I’m actually really scared that the lid of the drink is going to come off or something

//the way this works is that it stops about 2 inches above the top (the hole only big enough to go that far without ripping) so you  wouldn’t have to worry about the lid coming off!
it’s really a brilliant idea. it cuts down on the amount of materials used,  and space it takes up. all around good engineering.

from the looks of it it might be recycled materials too? if not then it should be.

it frees up your other hand from having to carry your drink but also doesn’t shove the cold drink next to the warm food
brilliant!

This is the definition of innovation, no amount of sleeves on a blanket can beat this.

You can even stick it in your cup holder and then snag fries through the vent in the side while you’re driving! OH GOD I’M SO HUNGRY NOW!
Oh No! Critical flaw! Once I am consuming salty hot delicious fries…there is no way to DRINK A DRINK! NOOOO!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

edwardspoonhands:

djkenna444:

castayel:

busket:

thetuffthorston:

that-lex-kid:

deadjosey:

ive-been-triggered-by-kankri:

redbloodedamerica:

This is ingenious.

mcdonalds needs to do this

WHAT

okay but I’m actually really scared that the lid of the drink is going to come off or something

//the way this works is that it stops about 2 inches above the top (the hole only big enough to go that far without ripping) so you  wouldn’t have to worry about the lid coming off!

it’s really a brilliant idea. it cuts down on the amount of materials used,  and space it takes up. all around good engineering.

from the looks of it it might be recycled materials too? if not then it should be.

it frees up your other hand from having to carry your drink but also doesn’t shove the cold drink next to the warm food

brilliant!

This is the definition of innovation, no amount of sleeves on a blanket can beat this.

You can even stick it in your cup holder and then snag fries through the vent in the side while you’re driving! OH GOD I’M SO HUNGRY NOW!

Oh No! Critical flaw! Once I am consuming salty hot delicious fries…there is no way to DRINK A DRINK! NOOOO!! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

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