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1:12am April 23, 2014
africa-will-unite:

"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don’t hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the dental hall of fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the white man can walk to." Chris Rock

africa-will-unite:

"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars. [some whistles and cheers from the audience] Don’t hate the player, hate the game. In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down, let’s break it down: me, I’m a decent comedian. I’m a’ight. [applause] Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist! He ain’t the best dentist in the world…he ain’t going to the dental hall of fame…he don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to somethin’ the white man can walk to." Chris Rock

1:11am April 23, 2014
dontbearuiner:

deducecanoe:

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

I don’t understand this. What is the purpose? What does it include? It seems like extra work? What is the benefit?

It’s a good way to parcel socks and underwear for a trip. Going to try this for my next trip.

dontbearuiner:

deducecanoe:

thepatientlywaitingfox:

she-wants-the-eod:

highball2814:

reverendrevenant:

I could have used this information over the last 29 years of my god damn life

My mom taught me to pack like this and she gets mad when I come to visit and sees that I don’t use it.

I need to remember this for uniforms.

Oh my god, I am learning this ASAP. HOW DID I NOT KNOW OF THIS BEFORE?!

I don’t understand this. What is the purpose? What does it include? It seems like extra work? What is the benefit?

It’s a good way to parcel socks and underwear for a trip. Going to try this for my next trip.

11:22pm April 22, 2014
foxdear:

pumpkinradish:

foxdear:

How to spot a nerd: See if they’re wearing this, then take their lunch money

I think you meant, then see if they want to have an in-depth conversation about it. Because taking their lunch money makes you a bully.
And being a bully makes you an asshole.

foxdear:

pumpkinradish:

foxdear:

How to spot a nerd: See if they’re wearing this, then take their lunch money

I think you meant, then see if they want to have an in-depth conversation about it. Because taking their lunch money makes you a bully.

And being a bully makes you an asshole.

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11:08pm April 22, 2014

“To fight monsters, we created monsters of our own.”

— 

Pacific Rim, 2013


One of the greatest things about this quote (and this movie) is that it had all the potential in the world to spread the dark and terrible (and often truthful) idea that in order to fight the darkness, one must absorb some of that darkness. It was very prominent in The Dark Knight trilogy, especially as articulated by Harvey Dent: “You die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” 

Pacific Rim doesn’t do this. Mankind bands together for a true world war. There are already enough monsters coming for them; they do not need to become monstrous themselves. The monsters they create are not beasts but guards and armor to protect, not universally destroy. The jaegers rarely deliberately destroy massive structures (remember Gipsy Danger carefully stepping over a large walkway and nimbly navigating between buildings during the fight in Hong Kong). The pilots in the jaegers are very human and imperfect but are still heroes. They may have created monsters, but they did not become them.

Everyone and their mother has lauded this, but it bears repeating: in Pacific Rim, mankind’s power is not in its capacity for destruction or power or control or harnessing its deepest instincts but instead in its humanity—its ability to rebuild, to persevere, to empathize and to understand. 

(via mymarysunshine)

10:34pm April 22, 2014

savodraws:

I am the only one who does this orr…

10:19pm April 22, 2014

Just saw a post that said RTD over sexualized a 19 year old girl, yes because falling in love is over sexualizing

theamazingcat:

RTD had his problems, but he never had did this, I mean I must have forgetten all those sex jokes the Doctor made at Rose, and gave her the nickname Legs, and the camera shots focused on Rose’s legs, or the Doctor forcing her in to a kiss, just because he was happy not to save her life or anything, or when then Doctor told her to put trouser’s on, or when the Doctor told her her skirt was too tight.

Oh what none of those things ever happened. But that happens all the time to Amy and Clara. The Doctor was beyond respectful to Rose, it terms of sexuality. Rose never wore outfits that sexualized her nor were the camera shots focused on her outfit for sexual intent nor were her outfits never the focus of the show. RTD never did that, but Moffat did film an entire scene with River topless that had to be cut out. 

Jesus Christ equating a love story to sexualizing someone is the most bullshit argument I’ve ever heard. I mean it’s people didn’t even watch season one or two. 

10:15pm April 22, 2014
10:10pm April 22, 2014

rosityler:

10:08pm April 22, 2014

hollowistheworld:

The worst kind of writer’s block is the kind where you know what’s going to happen and how it’s going to happen and everything other single detail but for fuck’s sake, it won’t turn into words.

10:07pm April 22, 2014

thegestianpoet:

here’s the thing:

  • respect sex workers, but
  • do not defend the porn industry