thebigblackwolfe:

roachpatrol:

huffingtonpost:

A perfect match. Watch the full inspirational video here. 

I’M NOT CRYING YOU’RE CRYING

MY FUCKING HEART

(Reblogged from call-me-a-feminist-killjoy)

radically-disabled:

pragnificent:

madeofpatterns:

allthebeautifulthings9828:

IZ Adaptive model Joanne, at the end of the runway Friday night at Dare to Wear Love for the Stephen Lewis Foundation gala.

Can we freakin taLK ABOUT THIS THOUGH?! Girl, werk.

those wheels!!!!!

radically-disabled lookit how fabious and peacocky! 

I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT ALL THIS BEAUTY

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dbareactions:

When the sysadmins say, “We gave you this Linux VM for SharePoint.”

dbareactions:

When the sysadmins say, “We gave you this Linux VM for SharePoint.”

(Reblogged from dbareactions)

teslaarmor:

Me: Joins tumblr for fun

Me: starts to critically analyze almost every aspect of modern society 

(Reblogged from misandry-mermaid)

politicalprof:

I am so going to get flamed for this one …

(Reblogged from official-mens-frights-activist)

"I don’t see race" = "I don’t see racism" = "racism makes me uncomfortable" = "I don’t want to address racism" = racism still continues

katblaque:

Pretending that racism doesn’t exist is not going to solve racism..

(Reblogged from stfumras)

Get smarter & weirder with my favorite nonfiction book reviews of the past year! (please reblog!)

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance: And Other Real Laws that Human Beings Actually Dreamed Up

A genuinely funny and extremely weird tour through the world’s dumbest rules, starting with the Babylonians (who had a trial-by-ordeal through which you could prove you weren’t guilty by jumping into the river and not drowning) up through the Hittites (who had a whole set of rules about whether it was OK to steal your neighbor’s door); the ancient Greeks and Romans (who were allowed to go into their friends’ houses to search for their stolen property, provided they did so in nothing but a loincloth, to ensure they didn’t plant any goods while searching) and modern times, including the notorious “Pi=3.2” state law.

BUY IT

FULL REVIEW


imageLetters of Note: An Eclectic Collection of Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience

Some of my favorite Letters of Note:

* A letter from Morrissey at 17 to NME about the Sex Pistols

* EB White on why he wrote Charlotte’s Web: “A book is a sneeze”

* Terry Gilliam’s Brazil letter to Universal (1985): “I feel every cut, especially the ones that sever the balls.”

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

More than a summary of the Snowden leaks: it’s a compelling narrative that puts the most explosive revelations about official criminality into vital context.

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Capital in the Twenty-First Century

For Piketty, this extreme wealth disparity is a central fact of history, and it is supposed to be the thing that modernity — and capitalism — conquered, through a “meritocratic” system that rewards people who do amazing things with amazing fortunes, and that recognizes that merely being the kid of someone who did something amazing is not, in itself, amazing, and should not entitle you to the exalted heights that your storied forebears attained.

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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

We live in a society where HSBC can be found guilty of laundering billions for brutal Mexican drug-cartels who torture and murder with impunity, pay a fine equal to a few weeks’ profit, and partially defer bonuses for a few of its executives. But on the same day, across America, poor and mostly brown people are locked into inhumane prisons for selling a joint or two of the weed those cartels control.

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It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Passionate, scholarly, and vividly described account of the reality of young peoples’ use of networked technologies in America today. Painstakingly researched through interviews and close study for more than a decade, boyd’s book is the most important analysis of networked culture I’ve yet to read.

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Theory of Fun for Game Design

An absolutely indispensable book about the phenomenon of fun, full of mind-blowing and very applicable insights into games, from a legendary designer.

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How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scams, and Hustles

A veritable encyclopedia of cons, scams, tricks and rip-offs. Lovell is a magician by trade, and much of the book is given over to detailed sleight-of-hand HOWTOs for palming, greasing, fixing and cheating cards, dice, coins, and so on.

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Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who

Energetic and personal history of Dungeons and Dragons. Ewalt — an editor and writer at Forbes magazine — played D&D as a geeky adolescent, gave it up through his early adulthood, then fell in love with it again. Dice and Men is the story of his journey in D&D and the history of the game itself.

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The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed

Anderson’s book is profoundly empathic. Even when he’s showing you where the cops got it badly wrong, or where the entertainment industry’s policy objectives were self-destructive and terrible for the net, he goes to some lengths to try to understand why the people who enacted these rules failed. He doesn’t assume that mistakes spring from mere stupidity, and looks for the “reasonable” case for each mistake. He doesn’t let the rich and powerful off the hook for their mistakes, but knowing how the mistakes got made is key to understanding how to prevent them in future.

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Minimalist Parenting: Enjoy Modern Family Life More by Doing Less

Simple, short, entirely sensible guide to escaping social expectations and personal childrearing anxiety. It’s a book about figuring out the parenting choices that’ll make you and your family the happiest, and to clearing your life of all the stuff that’s been foisted on you as a must-do for modern parenting.

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The Cartoon Introduction to Statistics

Tackles both the task of providing a grounding in statistical concepts (mean/median, standard deviation, null hypothesis, random sampling, confidence intervals, etc) and explaining in clear and exciting ways why you’d care about any of this stuff.

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(Reblogged from mostlysignssomeportents)

brigidkeely:

karnythia:

deducecanoe:

beautytruthandstrangeness:

deducecanoe:

soyeahso:

deducecanoe:

dontbearuiner:

vthebookworm:

queerqueerspawn:

inlovewiththepractice:

never forget.

My “favorite” thing about Ayn Rand is that you can completely and utterly hate her and her toxic opinions and yet not even know about whole entire unexplored worlds of shittiness that she contains.

Why I hate gringos

Exhibit A

This quote is new to me.

Wow, she was such a shitstain.

I’m glad she died alone.

OMG natives don’t deserve their land cos they’re not exploiting the resources, u guise.

Hey so I see you’re using your finished basement as an exercise room. I would totally use this as a craft room so I’m just going to kill you and move in.

*nods* seems legit.

Seems like time to upgrade my opinion on Ayn Rand from “Can’t stand” to “Wouldn’t piss on if on fire.”

I think her books are the blueprint for the current version of the Republican party.

Actually they are. Paul Ryan is a fan of Ayn Rand though now he claims he isn’t. And he’s not alone. A lot of current Republicans read Rand in their adolescence & bought in wholeheartedly.

It’s NOT a coincidence that Ayn Rand fans are overwhelmingly affluent white dudes extremely invested in propping up white supremacy.

Also, for those of you unaware, aboriginal people in the Americas were very skilled and effective stewards of the land who managed its resources well, including doing extensive forestry (where there were forests, obvs).

(Reblogged from naamahdarling)

blue-author:

When radical feminists say “dismantle patriarchy”, you should hear “slightly re-shuffle kyriarchy”.

(Reblogged from blue-author)

seekingwillow:

Tumblr needs an LJ-like ?format=light
Too often I want to share something with someone off tumblr, and do’nt realize the blog I’m linking to has a messed up css or auto-music or some javascript that hangs their browser etc…

Unfortunately, even if XKit guy came up with something - it wouldn’t work for people who’re not invested enough in Tumblr to HAVE XKit installed.

I’ve actually traced “via [source]” links back a handful of times just to find a style that isn’t mystifyingly awful.  ”Light grey on a dark grey background in 4pt font with sparkles!”

(Reblogged from seekingwillow)
(Reblogged from 4gifs)

comraderogers:

there were over 3,000 lightening strikes in 2 hours last night in the UK

this is a direct result of people complaining about Thor being female. You’ve angered her

(Reblogged from iwriteaboutfeminism)

iamayoungfeminist:

Reblog if you’re female and you have belly hair 

I’m trying to learn to love mine. 

(Reblogged from overlypolitebisexual)

homoeroticismforthewin:

frostlawyer:

never ever make fun of someone or get mad at them for putting on subtitles during a movie okay it may be a minor inconvenience to you or slightly annoying or something but they might have trouble processing the words or stuff and need help

WORD.

FOREVER THIS.  I’m slightly hard of hearing and have unmedicated ADD, and it is incredibly difficult to make out/process words sometimes.

(That’s even before we get to the “talk talk whisper talk EXPLOSION HELLO BOOM" fun of volume differences.)

I even enable them for long-favourites, which has occasionally led to my partner realising what they’d been hearing as A was actually B all along.

(Source: aroharveyspecter)

(Reblogged from naamahdarling)

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.

For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.

Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science

he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science

Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art

and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers

what if they could join forces

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(Source: grindlebone)

(Reblogged from insignificant-bit-of-carbon)