1. thunderboltsortofapenny:

    recoveringfrommyconvictions:

    gaymerboy99:

    littlelionmonster:

    oldmanstephanie:

    "Fuck You, Old People" — Group Piece at CUPSI 2014

    "By the way, you can’t actually pick yourself up by your own bootstraps. That’s now how physics works."

    FUCK. YES.

    this gives me life….

    "Act your fucking age" god damn, this has a good message here.

    39 seconds in and I reblogged it

    (via rose-baggins2311)

     
     
  2. parkingstrange:

    madamethursday:

    [Image: A photo of a two-year-old boy holding a red stick, looking into the camera.]

    descentintotyranny:

    A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old son — Alecia Phonesavanh

    June 24 2014

    After our house burned down in Wisconsin a few months ago, my husband and I packed our four young kids and all our belongings into a gold minivan and drove to my sister-in-law’s place, just outside of Atlanta. On the back windshield, we pasted six stick figures: a dad, a mom, three young girls, and one baby boy.

    That minivan was sitting in the front driveway of my sister-in-law’s place the night a SWAT team broke in, looking for a small amount of drugs they thought my husband’s nephew had. Some of my kids’ toys were in the front yard, but the officers claimed they had no way of knowing children might be present. Our whole family was sleeping in the same room, one bed for us, one for the girls, and a crib.

    After the SWAT team broke down the door, they threw a flashbang grenade inside. It landed in my son’s crib.

    Flashbang grenades were created for soldiers to use during battle. When they explode, the noise is so loud and the flash is so bright that anyone close by is temporarily blinded and deafened. It’s been three weeks since the flashbang exploded next to my sleeping baby, and he’s still covered in burns.

    There’s still a hole in his chest that exposes his ribs. At least that’s what I’ve been told; I’m afraid to look.

    My husband’s nephew, the one they were looking for, wasn’t there. He doesn’t even live in that house. After breaking down the door, throwing my husband to the ground, and screaming at my children, the officers – armed with M16s – filed through the house like they were playing war. They searched for drugs and never found any.

    I heard my baby wailing and asked one of the officers to let me hold him. He screamed at me to sit down and shut up and blocked my view, so I couldn’t see my son. I could see a singed crib. And I could see a pool of blood. The officers yelled at me to calm down and told me my son was fine, that he’d just lost a tooth. It was only hours later when they finally let us drive to the hospital that we found out Bou Bou was in the intensive burn unit and that he’d been placed into a medically induced coma.

    For the last three weeks, my husband and I have been sleeping at the hospital. We tell our son that we love him and we’ll never leave him behind. His car seat is still in the minivan, right where it’s always been, and we whisper to him that soon we’ll be taking him home with us.

    Every morning, I have to face the reality that my son is fighting for his life. It’s not clear whether he’ll live or die. All of this to find a small amount of drugs?

    The only silver lining I can possibly see is that my baby Bou Bou’s story might make us angry enough that we stop accepting brutal SWAT raids as a normal way to fight the “war on drugs.” I know that this has happened to other families, here in Georgia and across the country. I know that SWAT teams are breaking into homes in the middle of the night, more often than not just to serve search warrants in drug cases. I know that too many local cops have stockpiled weapons that were made for soldiers to take to war. And as is usually the case with aggressive policing, I know that people of color and poor people are more likely to be targeted.  I know these things because of the American Civil Liberties Union’s new report, and because I’m working with them to push for restraints on the use of SWAT.

    A few nights ago, my 8-year-old woke up in the middle of the night screaming, “No, don’t kill him! You’re hurting my brother! Don’t kill him.” How can I ever make that go away? I used to tell my kids that if they were ever in trouble, they should go to the police for help. Now my kids don’t want to go to sleep at night because they’re afraid the cops will kill them or their family. It’s time to remind the cops that they should be serving and protecting our neighborhoods, not waging war on the people in them.

    I pray every minute that I’ll get to hear my son’s laugh again, that I’ll get to watch him eat French fries or hear him sing his favorite song from “Frozen.” I’d give anything to watch him chase after his sisters again. I want justice for my baby, and that means making sure no other family ever has to feel this horrible pain.

    Alecia Phonesavanh is the mother of Bounkham Phonesavanh, nicknamed “Baby Bou Bou.” She and her family live in Atlanta. For more information about Bou Bou, go to www.justiceforbabyboubou.com.

    I’ve never felt so much rage in my entire life

    (via pikayu)

     
  3. celticruinsdesigns:

    everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

    nanodash:

    punned:

    huffingtonpost:

    People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

    Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

    this really means a lot to me.

    My parents were extremely gender non-biased. But I honestly wonder what would have happened if I had had an older brother.

    My dad had a construction business when I was growing up, and I always wanted to help, But when I turned sixteen and needed a job, they made me work at Burger King. Meanwhile, when my brother got old enough, they didn’t give him a choice about working with my dad. Stupid fucking gender roles.

    YES THANK YOU.

    Fuck getting dirty. Fuck messing up clothes. Fuck telling little girls, “You can’t have the boy toys, here’s a Barbie.”

    I’m glad I grew away from that, but I wish alot of it didn’t hinder my childhood so much. Being told I “couldn’t be an astronaut” or “you can’t be a paleontologist”…well that sucked. I should have kept up with my studies and pursued either of those dreams.

    (Source: youtube.com)

     
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  5. Nap time! #catsofinstagram

     

  6. If someone tells you they are upset and you dismiss them? You’re asshole. In this infinite universe that we live in, you’re telling me that you have experienced every possible upsetting situation and have survived them without anyone’s help? Sure, sure.

    Even if the person is just attention-seeking, you should ask why they’re doing that before you invalidate their emotions.

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  7. I did this a while ago and forgot to post it. Oops! #fanart for #thelittlethings because I adore them. <3

     

  8. How can I live in a world so unforgiving?

     

  9. jerryterry:

    A snippet of the soundtrack from the upcoming Hoenn remakes has already been leaked - AND THEY KEPT THE TRUMPETS!!!!

    (via kingdomheartsnyctophiliac)

     
  10. dawnbennettblog:

    "Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground" from .hack//INFECTION performed by Audire Soundtrack Choir

    Singers:

    Dawn Bennett (0:05)

    Hannah Hoyt (0:16)

    Monica Lyrae (0:52)

    Victoria Vitti (0:00)

    (via hellyeahdothack)

     
     
  11. kylesimmonsstache:

    ivbenjamin:

    kylesimmonsstache:

    bastealinghearts:

    Apparently kylesimmonsstache gets really excited about art.

    LET’S FUCKIN TALK ABOUT ART

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    "REGULAR" ART

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    FANART

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    OH WHOA THAT’S A SWEET ASS MOTHERFUCKING CLASSICAL PAINTING BUT THEN FUCKIN LOOK AT THE DETAIL

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    JESUS CHRIST

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    TTHHHIIISSSSS IISSSSS AAAAA PAAAIINNNTTTIIINNNGGGG?!!?!!?!!!?!?!!! WHAT TO HECK????

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    FUCKIN SWEET ASS DAFT PUNK COLORED PENCILS HELLA

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    LOOK AT THIS AND TELL ME IT ISN’T FUCKIN RAD AS HELL

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    MOTHERFUCKING EMBROIDERY?!!!!!!?!?!!?!!?

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    THIS LOOKS LIKE A SCENE OUT OF A MOVIE

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    OH SWEET LOOK AT THIS SCULPTURE RIGHT

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    JUST WAIT A FUCKIN MINUTE HERE

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    THIS IS A DRAWING MADE TO LOOK LIKE A SCULPTURE I CAN’T FUCKING

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    LOOK MORE SWEET ASS COLORED PENCIL DRAWINGS

    NOW I’M ABOUT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT MY BRO BERNINI OKAY JUST TRUST ME ON THIS

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    ALREADY GORGEOUS RIGHT

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    FUCKING LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT IT I’M FUCKING

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    HOW DOES MARBLE LOOK LIKE GOSSAMER FABRIC HOOOOOWWWW??!!!!?

    LOOK AT THE FUKIN NOTES
    YOU JUST MADE THIS LAST NIGHT

    I KNOW IT WAS THIS MORNING FOR ME LIKE 10 HOURS AGO IF EVEN WHAT IS THIS

    (Source: prettylittl3flower, via thesuncameupwithnoconclusion)

     
  12. emt-monster:

    Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

    (via pokemonmasterkimba)

     
  13. celerysticks4life:

    shakemedownandout:

    hylandbenoist:

    getsby:

    koolkidseatgreens:

    Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.

    I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.

    Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.

    Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.

    She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.

    If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.

    You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.

    You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.

    Um I’m just going to add, Ke$ha actually does write her own songs. For example, here’s her first album’s tracklist:

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    She has also ritten for other artists, probably most famously “‘Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears, which is part of why she’s on the remix of it. She wrote for years and was even the female voice on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but refused to be credited because she didn’t want her first single to not be her own work. She spent years, starting at the age of 15, writing music before she came out with her album because she wanted to make sure it was all her own and all what she wanted to do.

    You can even get all her unreleased music which, combined with her actual albums, is 10.3 hours according to my iTunes playlist. Some artists have been around for twice as long as her and haven’t written that many songs. 

    Not only have critics proclaimed she could be a country star if she ever leaves the pop music business (which is showcased on her unreleased track “Goodbye”), but she’s actually the daughter of a very talented country songwriter. Her music is actually fairly well praised by the music critics community and if you listened to any of her songs that her record won’t let her release as singles—“Last Goodbye”, “The Harold Song”, “Only Wanna Dance With You”, any of her ballads—she can write multiple styles of songs. She’s just stuck in a box of what she can release and then shallow minded people call her dumb for having fun.

    That’s a big fuck you for hating Ke$ha.

    THIS. ALL OF THIS. ALL OF IT. EVERYWHERE. ALWAYS.

    (Source: ladyshawsters, via livealittlemore)

    Tagged #kesha #ke$ha
     

  14. the-champion-of-the-citadel:

    *Restarts Bioware game*

    Yeah! I’m going to make different choices and play entirely differently than last time!

    *Makes the exact same choices and plays the exact same way.*

    (via beahbeah)

     
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