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mussinga:

snark0lepsy:

The Whitest Kids U’ Know x

I really spent four years in the states thinking this couldn’t possibly be a real thing but then I graduated and everyone knew the pledge of allegiance PERFECTLY and then I realized how true this gifset really is. If you say something enough as a kid, it’ll never leave you. The thing tho, is that normally, kids know lullabies, and songs. Not a poem about mindless patriotism.

REBLOGGING FOR ALL THE FUCKING TIMES I GOT IN TROUBLE, MAINLY IN HIGH SCHOOL, FOR NOT SAYING THE WEAK ASS PLEDGE!

SAME! I used to “baaaaaaa” during the pledge in middle school lol

I also refused to say the pledge starting in middle school. I always got in so much trouble even though i respectfully stood and stayed silent. I wasnt disruptive or anything.

I didn’t get in trouble per-say, but back in high school I refused to do the pledge and got some pretty dirty looks from my teacher.

In the fourth grade, I sat behind a black boy who crossed his fingers behind his back when we said the Pledge. Back then, I didn’t understand why. Other than that one boy, I, and no one else I knew, ever,
ever questioned the Pledge, not even to ask why we did it. In hindsight, that’s actually pretty damn scary.

They finally made it a thing where we can’t be punished for not saying the Pledge. I haven’t even stood up for the damn thing in six years. People give me funny looks and I just think to myself, “At least I’m not the one mindlessly following a country that can’t even get its own shit together before policing the rest of the world.”

and peopledidn’t understand when I was in eight grade and newly moved to america from canada why I would stand and put my hand over my heart in respect but refuse to say the pledge. The teacher left me alone as I think they figured I didn’t know it, but honestly I wasn’t american and I knew I’d never die for it. 

blood-in-the-moonlight:

why are people mean to Steve Buscemi?  People literally go to live events and tell him he’s ugly and freaky to his face.  Why would you ever do that? Steve Buscemi has never done anything to you.  Steve Buscemi is really nice.  He does volunteer work.  He used be a firefighter.  He was the best man at Stanley Tucci’s wedding.  There is literally no reason to be mean to Steve Buscemi.

Parents: Aries and Pisces

astrolovecosmos:

Parenting Style: a go-getter mixed with soothing and caring

Positives: the Pisces makes up for any lack of emotional sharing for the Aries as they will make sure their children are aware both parents love them. Aries makes up for any of Pisces’s inconsistencies. If their kid has an idea, dream,…

I can’t wait to see how Jason and I parent our child. I feel like I’d be the one to show more affection than him, but we’ll see! I like the dynamic of our contrasts.

traceexcalibur:

kakurenbonola:

onebay1:

SMELL LIKE A MAN

SPORT SCENT SO EVEN WHEN YOUR CLOTHES ARE CLEANED AFTER SPORTS YOU STILL SMELL LIKE SPORTS

SMELLING LIKE SPORTS MEANS YOU ARE A MAN BECAUSE ALL MEN PLAY SPORTS AND IF YOU DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE SPORTS SMELL YOU NEED TO MAN UP!

SMELL LIKE YOU CAN MAN AND ALSO LIKE YOU CAN SPORTS

Men don’t even do laundry, though.

we will now that we can do MAN LAUNDRY with SPORT BOUNCE

You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

misskatto said: 14, 24, and 34!

14: What makes you laugh no matter what?
Jason, when he makes crazy faces, runs through the house being wild, or is otherwise hyper and weird. :P He’s generally quiet and reserved so when he gets wild, it’s amusing. Same for my cat, Dorito. She lays about most of the day, but when she lets loose on a cat toy, it’s so funny!

24: What ARE you looking forward to?
Well, one of the houses we own has a pool. It was really swampy but we had it cleaned (pool cleaning is expensive..). We don’t have a pool and this house is unoccupied and only 3 minutes from my house, so I will be swimming there as much as I can! It’s good exercise. I’m also looking forward to my baby! October 1st I get to find out the sex. :)

34: How late did you stay up last night and why?

I stayed up til 2 AM because I was working on commissions and didn’t want to stop. :P After I was done, I had a little bit of food, played with the cat, and then did my before bed routine of brushing my teeth and such, then headed off to bed. I normally try to get to bed much sooner, at about 10, but art does things to me!

Shoot

  • 1.Do you want a boyfriend or girlfriend?

  • 2.When did your last hug take place?

  • 3.Are you a jealous person?

  • 4.Are you tired right now?

  • 5.Do you chew on your straws?

  • 6.Have you ever been called a tease?

  • 7.Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?

  • 8.Do you cry easily?

  • 9.What should you be doing right now?

  • 10.Are you a heavy sleeper?

  • 11.Do you think you can last in a relationship for 6 months?

  • 12.Are you mad at someone right now?

  • 13.Do you believe in love?

  • 14.What makes you laugh no matter what?

  • 15.Who was the last person you talked to?

  • 16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?

  • 17.Will you get married?

  • 18.When was the last time you smiled?

  • 19.Does anyone like you?

  • 20.Do you secretly like someone?

  • 21.Who was the first person you talked to today?

  • 22.Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

  • 23.What are you NOT looking forward to?

  • 24.What ARE you looking forward to?

  • 25.Has someone of the opposite sex ever told you they loved you, and meant it?

  • 26.Suppose you see your ex kissing another person what would you do?

  • 27.Do you plan on moving out within the next year?

  • 28.Are you a forgiving person?

  • 29.How many TRUE friends do you have?

  • 30.Do you fall for people easily?

  • 31.Have you ever fallen for your ex’s best friend?

  • 32.What’s the last thing you put in your mouth?

  • 33.Who was the last person you drove with?

  • 34.How late did you stay up last night and why?

  • 35.If you could move somewhere else, would you?

  • 36.Who was the last person you took a picture of?

  • 37.Can you live a day without TV?

  • 38.When was the last time you were extremely disappointed?

  • 39.Three names you go by...

  • 40.Are you currently in a relationship?

  • 41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?

  • 42.Do you believe that everyone has a soul-mate?

  • 43.What’s your current problem?

  • 44.Have you ever had your heart broken?

  • 45.Your thoughts of long distance relationships?

  • 46.How many kids do you want to have?

  • 47.Have you ever found it hard to tell someone you like them?

vastderp:

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theatre-whovian:

vastderp:

Meet the Mona Lisa of the Prado, the earliest known copy of Da Vinci’s best portrait. Similarity in the undersketch of the painting indicates that this was very likely painted concurrently with the original Mona Lisa, by a student of Da Vinci.

There is much controversy in the art world over the question of whether or not to clean the fragile Mona Lisa, but her sister has been restored and some fairly odd later alterations removed to show the original vibrant colors and lighting. Some details, such as the sheerness of her shawl and the pattern on the neckline of her dress, have become utterly obscured in the original, but in the restored copy they’re perfectly clear.

It blows my mind a little bit to look at these two sisters side-by-side and imagine how much vivid detail could be hiding in the Mona Lisa under 500 years of rotten varnish. 

THE COPY HAS EYEBROWS

Your response to a beautiful piece of artwork done by Leonardo Da Vinci himself is “SHES GOT EYEBROWS”. Alright. All intelligent life has been lost.

Yo Snooty McSnotwhine, the Mona Lisa’s vanished eyebrows have been the subject of debate and analysis in the art expert community for hundreds of years, long before your parents squirted water at each other from across the clown car and then honked their bicycle horns to indicate they really wanted to make a smug, insufferable little clown baby together. 

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