19 10 / 2014

postracialcomments:

booty-dont-lie:

postracialcomments:

When are folks gonna learn?

Do we know which Home Depot in Charleston, IL to call to get this piece of shit fired?

1301 Fort Worth Way, Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-0700

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19 10 / 2014

stereoculturesociety:

CultureHISTORY: #FergusonOctober - The Movement

Incredible scenes from the 'Weekend of Resistance' in Ferguson and St. Louis. #BlackLivesMatter

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19 10 / 2014

thelilnan:

employer: why should we hire you?

me: i got first place on Rainbow Road

employer: holy shit

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19 10 / 2014

castiel-knight-of-hell:

jen-kollic:

thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.
I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.
So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”
I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.
And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.
I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”
Confetti.
The fucking confetti.
It barely covered 5% of the image.
Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”
I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”
This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.
Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society

castiel-knight-of-hell:

jen-kollic:

thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.

I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.

So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”

I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.

And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.

I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”

Confetti.

The fucking confetti.

It barely covered 5% of the image.

Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”

I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”

This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.

Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society

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19 10 / 2014

tastefullyoffensive:

Mr. Bean Inserted Into Famous Portrait Paintings by Rodney Pike [via]

Previously: Classic Paintings Recreated with Sesame Street Characters

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17 10 / 2014

foxmuldervampirehunter:

It’s easy to be abusive when you’re carrying around past abuse; when you’re so invested in being a good person that someone saying “this thing you did was just awful” threatens your whole sense of self; when you think abusers are the scum of the earth and everything would be great if we could just set every one of them on fire. In short, when no one can confront you about the ways you’re being used by oppressive structures, you’re part of the problem. If you think being hijacked by ingrained cultural programming is something that only happens to bad, unenlightened people, you don’t notice when it’s happening to you. And you don’t have the emotional resources to cope with the realization that … sometimes you’re going to fuck up royally and other people will be hurt, and they won’t have the slightest obligation to forgive you. Because you know what? That happens. 

Part of being the hero of your own story is owning up to the fact that sometimes you aren’t heroic at all, and apologizing, and changing, no matter how painful and hard that is. 

a snippet from the comment chain of this post (cw for discussion of abuse) that i found particularly resonate

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17 10 / 2014

thebookofvance:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Michael Dunn was sentenced to life in prison without parole Friday morning for killing 17-year-old Jordan Davis in November 2012. Dunn, who murdered Davis over a dispute about loud “thug music” coming from a car the teen was sitting in, issued a halfhearted non-apology to Davis’ family before the sentencing.

"I want the Davis family to know I truly regret what happened. I’m sorry for their loss," Dunn said during his 25-second long statement. "If I could roll back time and do things differently, I would."

"I was in fear for my life and I did what I thought I had to do," he added. "Still, I am mortified I took a life, whether it was justified or not."

Judge Russell Healey obviously disagreed. “Our justice system works,” he said at the sentencing. “This case demonstrates that our justice system does work.”

Source: Taylor Berman for Gawker

Wow

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17 10 / 2014

lydiamdeetz:

themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.
I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”
WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.
Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make hey an awesome resource for trans people!!

hey I’m a trans doula I need to sign up for this

lydiamdeetz:

themidwifeisin:

WHOA KIDS.

I just found THIS AMAZING WEBSITE called Trans Birth.  It is “a directory created to connect trans and gender non-conforming people and their families to midwives, OBGYNs, and doulas who provide welcoming care to our communities.”

WHHHAAATTTT???  I’m sending them a blurb as we speak so that I can be listed on their directory.

Providers - sign up!!  It’s quick and easy.  Let’s make hey an awesome resource for trans people!!


hey I’m a trans doula I need to sign up for this

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16 10 / 2014

angry-slowpoke:

tattooed-disappointment:

angry-slowpoke:

Guess what I got at the thrift store

is it a number 2? use that shit on every scantronevery time someones like "please take out your number 2 pencil"take it out and scream
“ME HOY MENOY”

This post has over 1,400 notes because of you

angry-slowpoke:

tattooed-disappointment:

angry-slowpoke:

Guess what I got at the thrift store

is it a number 2? use that shit on every scantron
every time someones like
"please take out your number 2 pencil"
take it out and scream

ME HOY MENOY”

This post has over 1,400 notes because of you

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16 10 / 2014

makochantachibanana:

aixxost:

The complete set! with Shark whale Sousuke as a bonus!

Thanks to my teacher for scanning them for me ;w;

HOW DO YOU ART LIKE THAT I WANNA KNOW ;w;

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16 10 / 2014

ragenineteen:

rosalarian:

marauders4evr:

So there are a lot of reasons why Bob’s Burgers is such a great show but today, I’m going to talk about one of my favorite parts of the show: Tina.

Or more specifically: How the family treats Tina.

I stand by a statement that I once made: Tina Belcher is everything that Meg Griffin could have been in Family Guy hadn’t screwed up.

Tina is an awkward thirteen-year-old girl and the oldest of the Belcher siblings. The show doesn’t hold back at showing some of her awkward moments. She frequently fantasizes about boys but she never knows how to act around them, she writes erotic fan/friend-fiction, she’s socially awkward, she easily panics, she often says the wrong things, etc.

And yes, members of the family have occasionally pointed out how awkward she is. But here come the best part. They don’t care! They still love Tina! She is rarely the butt of a joke and the Belchers would nevetell her to shut up or otherwise abuse her unlike some other shows on FOX.And the family is always going out of their way to do things for her because that’s what a family does. Especially Bob. Bob is such a great father and the way he’ll do anything for his kids (especially Tina) proves it. ‘Fighting’ the teacher of a Capoeira class because he refuses to give Tina her yellow cord. Driving a cab at night to make extra money to throw her a birthday party. Getting his legs waxed alongside her so that she’s not afraid. Going to the equivalent of a Brony convention to get her favorite toy back. Etc. Linda treats Tina just like the rest of the kids and fully embraces Tina’s ‘weirdness’. Even when Gene and Louise tease Tina, it’s made clear that they still love her and that teasing each other is just what siblings do. Most of the series shows the three of them doing things together and the episodes always equally involve all three siblings and using them to their full potential. All three are hilarious, all three have their moments, and all three shine. And when Tina is upset, Gene and Louise are always there to try and save the day. Whether it’s getting her to her favorite concert, getting back at a bully, letting her have her time to shine at a Bat Mitzvah, etc. 

Also, her weight is nevementioned. I don’t think anyone’s weight is mentioned in Bob’s Burgers, other than a scene where Bob cheers Teddy up.

Anyway, the point of this post is to show how amazing a show can be when they have an awkward character who still has great moments, has a family who loves her, and is actually funny, instead of making her the butt of the jokes by having her constantly be abused by her family and the writers of the show, DO YOU SEE?

Girls and women I know (and myself included) relate to Tina a lot. We identify with at least some part of her as a reflection of ourselves. We laugh with Tina because we’re laughing at ourselves at the same time, in a comfortable lighthearted way. With Meg, everyone is asked to laugh at her, and she rarely gets a chance to redeem herself or grow.

While I agree with everything said here I find it odd that anyone expects any kind of development or characterisation from any of the Family Guy cast. The’yve forgotten more about the characters than they’ve written. Lois has unexplained family members, Peter has been born Mexican, Irish, has Black ancestry and Chris used to have aspirations of being an artist but is now basically a diabolical idiot. They moved away from developing the Family Guy characters a long time ago and instead reset them as bland, over-the-top sitcom stereotypes for seemingly every episode.

Long story short: Bob’s Burgers has heart. Family Guy is dead inside and has been for a long time.

13 10 / 2014

12 10 / 2014

my-jurisdiction:

WHY AM I STILL LAUGHING

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12 10 / 2014

laffforever:

In the end, Rin just made the shark masks himself

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12 10 / 2014

asgardiantelevision:

image

Doesn’t look like a limerick to you? Try this:

A dozen, a gross, and a score
Plus three times the square root of four
Divided by seven
Plus five times eleven
Is nine squared and not a bit more.

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