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philippos42 | Embarrassment

I generally have a really hard time watching embarrassment-based comedy. It can be enough for me to change a channel or walk out of a room. In real life, I seem to manage to embarrass myself pretty badly sometimes, which is part of why I’m such an antisocial case in real life. And my antisocial tendencies may make it easier for me to do things that I later realize are embarrassing, and….

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ponies-against-bronies:

http://shattered-earth.deviantart.com/ this woman is the most amazing artist I’ve met. When she get racism on her post, she responds with this. :)

I don’t know if that’s racism so much as indifference to conventional fanon. But a cool response anyway.


Via Deadly Nightshade


2manyfandomsnotenoughfeels:

bemusedlybespectacled:

ramoorebooks:

opinionatedlez:

Here are some awesome and empowering quotes from several very strong female celebrities. 

And Kristen Stewart.

No, you know what? Fuck you.

Let me tell you about Kristen Stewart.

Let’s talk about how she’s the centerpiece of one of the most inexplicably popular misogynistic pieces of film shit and somehow gets blamed for it sucking, despite the fact that, hey, the books were actually worse. For those who were lucky enough to escape reading the actual books, her apparent lack of emotion is 100% accurate to Bella’s character, because Bella is in fact not a character but a blank white wall for fourteen-year-old girls to project themselves onto. Robert Pattinson is not the only one in the cast who hates Twilight, thank you.

Let’s talk about how she got crucified in the media for having an affair with a married man, when that man was her director. And let’s remember that she was called all manner of things for “ruining her relationship with RPattz” when she wasn’t even engaged to the dude, let alone married with kids. But oh no, she gets called a slut because she’s Kristen Stewart, she gets her career fucked because she’s Kristen Stewart, and the dude gets off scott free.

Let’s talk about how she is incredibly shy and anxious (rather, incidentally, like Chris Evans) but does film anyway, because she’s just that awesome.

Fuck your noise. She’s not the best actor in the world but she sure as hell doesn’t deserve that kind of shit.

^THIS A MILLION TIMES OVER!


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islapoldppl:

cantwearhats:

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thezefronposter:

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tonystarktrek:

theangelshavetheearhat:

de4ctivate:

this might go over the heads of some of the kids on here. 

did you just

This is the greatest post I have ever seen because it is both a pun and a harsh truth.

IT’S TRANSPARENT

I showed this to my 11 year old brother and asked him if he knew what it was. He looked at it for a few seconds and said

"I dunno. a printer?"

a pRINTER

i’m 15 and i don’t get it

remember drawing on the plastic sheets and then casually smudging everything away aaah memories. 

STOP MAKING ME FEEL OLD INTERNET

Them loud ass flappy ass sheets.

(Source: transparent-like-your-balls)


If kids can’t socialize, who should parents blame? Simple: They should blame themselves. This is the argument advanced in It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, by Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd. Boyd—full disclosure, a friend of mine—has spent a decade interviewing hundreds of teens about their online lives.

What she has found, over and over, is that teenagers would love to socialize face-to-face with their friends. But adult society won’t let them. “Teens aren’t addicted to social media. They’re addicted to each other,” Boyd says. “They’re not allowed to hang out the way you and I did, so they’ve moved it online.”

It’s true. As a teenager in the early ’80s I could roam pretty widely with my friends, as long as we were back by dark. But over the next three decades, the media began delivering a metronomic diet of horrifying but rare child-abduction stories, and parents shortened the leash on their kids. Politicians warned of incipient waves of youth wilding and superpredators (neither of which emerged). Municipalities crafted anti-loitering laws and curfews to keep young people from congregating alone. New neighborhoods had fewer public spaces. Crime rates plummeted, but moral panic soared. Meanwhile, increased competition to get into college meant well-off parents began heavily scheduling their kids’ after-school lives.

The result, Boyd discovered, is that today’s teens have neither the time nor the freedom to hang out. So their avid migration to social media is a rational response to a crazy situation. They’d rather socialize F2F, so long as it’s unstructured and away from grown-ups. “I don’t care where,” one told Boyd wistfully, “just not home.”

Don’t Blame Social Media if Your Teen Is Unsocial. It’s Your Fault | Wired Opinion | Wired.com (via brutereason)

nor the spaces, and if you’re no-white, there’s lots of places where you’re not allowed to congregate in public

Yes.
This is a thing.
"anti-gang laws" in a lot of places youth of color
(disproportionately Black and Latin@) are penalized for just hanging around in public.

Which then injects them into the prison/penal system.

see also: Kids who are doing the right thing are targeted by cops (remember the basketball players over Thanksgiving weekend who were targeted and arrested by cops as they waited for a bus to pick them up for their scrimmage?)

Yes it’s that kids don’t get to walk around and hang out because ~adults~

This understates the issue. It’s not just that these spaces were/are now limited.
It’s that very specific communities of kids get their face-to-face time hemmed in

(via moniquill)

you know what also the economy is playing a role in this, kids dont have after school food service and retail jobs because my generation is filling them because its all thats available to us, and if u live in a town like mine the only place u could really go to hang out would be a restaurant and they wont let you stay very long if youre not ordering food which u cant do if u dont have any disposable income

(via slythwolf)

COMMENTARY!

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Via finding beauty in the wretched
Hackers Leak A Disturbing Walmart Guide on 'How to Silence Workers'

mylittlerewolution:

An internal Walmart memo was leaked yesterday, describing how to discourage workers from coming together for action. This document, leaked by Anonymous “Hacktivists” demanded absolute loyalty to Walmart. It further instructed that any and all signs of worker discontent be reported to supervisors immediately.

The leaked documents comes right as the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against Walmart for its illegal terminations and disciplinary actions. This complaint was the largest in history against the corporation. It argued against Walmart’s actions against store workers who stood up on Black Friday as well as others who went on strike during the Summer of 2013.

Just last week, a federal court in Los Angeles ruled that the corporation can be sued for the abuses contracted warehouse workers experience. Warehouse Workers United says the following:

“Their lawsuit alleges that the workers who load and unload Walmart’s truck containers, many of whom have worked at these warehouses for years, were routinely forced to work off the clock, denied legally required overtime pay, and retaliated against when they tried to assert their legal rights, or even asked how their paychecks had been calculated.”

Via Advocating Progress



philippos42 | I like Star Trek...and Ewoks

So, where do I stand on Star Wars and Star Trek?

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ameliepoutine:

thedolab:

Do Andy Goldsworthy’s beautiful ice and snow sculptures give you chills? 

tumblr probably already ships him with Elsa


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wheelcher2:

alt-j:

how much water is too much water

15 water bottles can cause water intoxication and can lead to death

15 water bottles is too much water

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