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Aug
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nuanced-subversion:

is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?

(also, i feel bad for you.)

(via bealiveplaydead)

Aug
17th
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thebermudalocket:

eholaura:

solarselection:

small-baby-chihiro:

ocebutt:

dooptown:

i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING YOUR GUN TO THE GROCERY STORE

how does america even function like it sounds like a video game or something. grand theft freedom.

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what in the pure fuck

HOW IS THIS NORMAL?!

it’s the south. it ain’t normal to begin with.

The worst thing that’s going to happen to you in a Target (except for an idiot accidentally discharging their rifle) is that the mark-down on leftover Holiday candy will be disappointing. You can’t fix that with a gun.

(via wafflecassette)

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pokefriends:

Tapeeer #tapir #wildlife #zoo #zoolife #singaporezoo

pokefriends:

Tapeeer #tapir #wildlife #zoo #zoolife #singaporezoo

(via tapirlove)

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Aug
16th
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But let’s get something straight: a community pushing back against a murderous police force that is terrorizing them is not a “riot”. It’s an uprising. It’s a rebellion. It’s a community saying We can’t take this anymore. We won’t take it. It’s people who have been dehumanized to the point of rightful rage. And it happens all over the world. Uprisings and rebellions are necessary and inevitable, locally and globally. This is not to say that actual riots don’t happen. White folks riot at sporting events, for example. Riots happen. But people rising up in righteous anger and rage in the face of oppression should not be dismissed as simply a “riot”.

Don’t be distracted by terms like “rioting”. Whether you’re for or against uprising and rebellion (side-eye if you’re against it, though), it’s a tool, not the issue itself. The issue is yet another Black teenager murdered by police. His name was Mike Brown.
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Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
— Brian Lord.org  (via boysncroptops)

(Source: gypsy-hip, via jamesthegill)

Aug
15th
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kateordie:

beckycloonan:

Little comic about how to make zucchini bread in these trying times. Dedicated to CB Cebulski, Mike Hardin, Ming Doyle, and anyone else who sunk my zucchini bread deep within their bodies.

Is it too late to nominate this for a Harvey?

When I was a little boy, I learned that Americans called courgettes zucchini from an article a little boy shouldn’t have been reading.

Aug
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The reactions to Robin Williams’ death tells you a lot about the demographics of your social networks

On Tumblr, everyone reblogged the arse out of the Flubber cover.

On Twitter, people climbed on desks and posted pictures of their shoes.

Facebook was mostly grumbling about how Mork And Mindy proved it was too easy for undocumented aliens to settle in Colorado.