Posted 7 hours ago

On stupid offensive t-shirts

scifigrl47:

My grandmother once said to me, in that dignified, calm way of hers, “I love truck nuts.”

And I was like, “Wha-  Excuse me?”

"I love those little plastic testicles that people can buy and put on their truck hitches," she said.  "Because I can tell at a glance that the person is a horrible, offensive moron, and save myself from having to find this out via a conversation.  It’s a wonderful time saver when you belong to a motor home club, dear."

She is right.  Every time some idiot comes up with a t-shirt that says “Go make me a sandwich” or “No fat chix,” that is a kindness on their part.  They are doing women, right thinking men, and society in general a great public service.

So that we can tell the douchebags at a glance.  So we can determine, without a single word, that this person:

A. thought that this shirt was funny

B. no, seriously, they found that funny enough to SPEND MONEY ON IT

C. and has no one in their life to tell them that wearing it out in public is unacceptable

And is therefore not likely to be someone anyone wants to interact with. Turns out Gramma was right; it’s a great time saver in fan circles, too.

Posted 7 hours ago
amortentiafashion:

Since the war, Tracey Davis has become very strange indeed. She has taken to wearing odd, round spectacles—Merlin knows what for, because she bumps into a lot people while wearing them, apologizing loudly afterwards. She constantly fidgets with her tie or earrings when she talks to people, which is often because she frequently is hanging around. Sometimes she will interrupt a perfectly normal conversation to ask someone to repeat what they’ve just said as she fiddles with her necktie.
Most people think after the war she went a little bit crazy—she was at the Battle of Hogwarts, after all, having snuck back in to fight. Some people think that she lost it after she killed a former friend who was wearing a mask—or no, maybe she saw someone else killed, like another child, too young, creeping back to prove that they weren’t all evil. Or maybe she was hit with a badly executed neuro-curse.
But among those of us who know better, there have been whispers that it’s all a front, a clever ruse, an attention-seeking mask that no one will look beneath, because she’s a Slytherin, after all. Unspeakable, someone whispered. Since the silence that followed that uneasy murmur, we have not spoken of her.
(Kelley Slagle by Roy Cox)

amortentiafashion:

Since the war, Tracey Davis has become very strange indeed. She has taken to wearing odd, round spectacles—Merlin knows what for, because she bumps into a lot people while wearing them, apologizing loudly afterwards. She constantly fidgets with her tie or earrings when she talks to people, which is often because she frequently is hanging around. Sometimes she will interrupt a perfectly normal conversation to ask someone to repeat what they’ve just said as she fiddles with her necktie.

Most people think after the war she went a little bit crazy—she was at the Battle of Hogwarts, after all, having snuck back in to fight. Some people think that she lost it after she killed a former friend who was wearing a mask—or no, maybe she saw someone else killed, like another child, too young, creeping back to prove that they weren’t all evil. Or maybe she was hit with a badly executed neuro-curse.

But among those of us who know better, there have been whispers that it’s all a front, a clever ruse, an attention-seeking mask that no one will look beneath, because she’s a Slytherin, after all. Unspeakable, someone whispered. Since the silence that followed that uneasy murmur, we have not spoken of her.

(Kelley Slagle by Roy Cox)

Posted 9 hours ago

1950sunlimited:

How to Survive an Atomic Bomb, 1950

this government-promoted book suggested that men wear wide brimmed hats to protect against the heat flash when the bomb exploded. 

Posted 20 hours ago

starborn-vagaboo:

becdecorbin:

dailybirdbeast:

Bearded vulture.

good

I need approximately five hundred.

Posted 20 hours ago

fuckyeahwomenprotesting:

fatpinkcast:

Critics’ Reactions to the Jaime/Cersei Rape Scene in Episode 4.3 of Game of Thrones

"I wonder, then, if the rape was on some level a misguided attempt to give Cersei even more pathos, a la the convenient backstory rapes that have become depressingly common on prestige TV (and Scandal)…I wonder if TV Thrones‘s writers just have a tendency to change problematic book sex scenes into clear scenes of unconsensual sex.” - Hillary Busis, Entertainment Weekly

Game of Thrones has a rape problem.” Kevin Spak, Newser

"In the original depiction, Jaime never says “Why have the Gods made me love a hateful woman?” — a line that the TV show added in, which in context makes Jaime look like an abusive rapist (the gods made me do it!)”- Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly

Jaime forced himself upon Cersei despite her demands to stop. “It’s not right,” she cried, to which Jaime snarled, “I don’t care.”…we can never unsee that godawful scene. Leanne Aguilera, E! Online

"If this scene really just is a miscalculation in direction (and potentially the writing of Benioff and Weiss, neither of whom have yet commented on it) and doesn’t get any payoff later in the season, then it truly deserves all the criticism it has been receiving.” - Terri Schwartz, Zap2It

The director who shot the scene and the man who acted in it both believe it wasn’t necessarily nonconsensual sex— an attitude that isn’t totally surprising in a society that’s deeply confused about what constitutes consent, and that doesn’t always recognize sexual violence for what it is. -Tara Culp-Ressler, ThinkProgress

So then Jaime … well … no other way to put this, really. He rapes his sister beside their corpse of their murdered son. This is the same guy who protected Brienne from a similar fate last year.  - James Hibberd, Entertainment Weekly

"…the show’s overall treatment of women as disposable objects onto whom physical and emotional violence are relentlessly enacted. Sexual violence is so pervasive on the show that nearly every woman on the show has been raped or threatened with rape. The show, and the books, reveal the disturbing and cavalier facility with which rape becomes a narrative device.Rape is used to punish. Rape is used to make a woman more sympathetic or to explicate their anger or other unlikable qualities. Rape is used to put women in their place.” -Roxane Gay, Salon

"The entire scene in the sept was an exercise in Cersei’s belittlement. She watched her father degrade and dishonor (albeit truthfully) her firstborn’s legacy and then manipulate her youngest into serving as his marionette. Then, on the floor next to the body of her dead son, the only man she’s ever taken into her confidence abused that trust in the most vile way imaginable.” - Hillary Kelly, The New Republic

"A giggling dead body would have at least taken our attention away from, you know, the raping." - Johnny Brayson, wetpaint

"Whether the show meant it to come across that way or not, what we saw was a rape.” - Erik Kain, Forbes

"The scene, which has Cersei pleading “stop it” repeatedly and struggling against Jaime, appears far from consensual." - Margaret Wappler, Los Angeles Times

In the show there’s no other way to interpret it as unambiguous rape. Jaimie isn’t loving when he tries to have sex with her in the show, he’s shown as being angry and hateful, cursing her for being a wicked woman. There’s no point in the scene on the show that we can see Cersei consent, which makes the whole scene significantly different from the book. Some readers have pointed out that the rape in the show is damaging for Cersei’s character arc since she had to endure the marriage to Robert Baratheon in which he essentially engaged in marital rape,  Her consensual sex was always with Jaimie who made her feel safe. Jaimie raping her in the show completely destroys their relationship and destroys the trust she has in Jaimie leaving her without anyone. - AJ, the Digital Times

The rewritten scene also takes away all of Cersei’s agency. In the original text, Cersei chooses to have sex with Jaime, grotesque as it and the setting may be — because she wants to, or because she uses sex to manipulate, it doesn’t matter. Cersei has power and control. The scene in the show deprives her of all of that. - Amelia McDonell-Parry, The Frisky

His response is not to stop loving her, not to stop believing that he is victim to the gods. Instead, Jaime rapes his sister, passing that sense of unendurable pain on to her. He must know that this is the worst possible way that he could hurt her. Jaime knew that Robert raped Cersei, and in the novels, he wanted to kill Robert for it. Not only does raping Cersei remind his sister of her repeated, humiliating violation, Jaime is poisoning their own relationship, the thing that had been Cersei’s antidote to the miseries of her marriage. It is an exceptionally cruel thing for Jaime to do.  - Alyssa Rosenberg, Washington Post.

It’s hard to shake the idea that Game Of Thrones, the show, doesn’t see a problem with pushing a scene from complicated, consensual sex to outright rape. It would be easier to accept that idea if it were clear what the show was trying to do with those changes. - Sonia Saraiya, AV Club

If Graves intended to depict consensual sex in the end, he completely failed. This wasn’t even one of those terribly clichéd scenes where a man starts raping a woman only to find that she comes around to thinking it’s hot. Cersei is still kicking and protesting when the camera cuts away. It’s as straightforward a rape scene as you’ll get on TV, unless you buy the ridiculous myth that a woman can’t be raped if she’s consented to sex with a man before. - Amanda Marcotte, Slate

This isn’t the first rape scene in Game of Thrones—far from it. And there’s been controversy over the show’s use of rape before. But what makes this scene the most upsetting one yet is that the director didn’t realize he was filming a rape scene…Whether or not the creators intended this to be a rape scene is irrelevant; they made one anyway. And worse, they made one that encourages the most dangerous thinking about rape imaginable. - Laura Hudson, Wired

"How will victims of sexual assault be affected when a director and actor in one of television’s most popular shows questions whether no really means no?" - Eliana Dockterman, Time Magazine

I’ll go ahead and say it: Jaime Lannister has become a rape cliché. He’s the boss, like every other on-screen rapist we’ve ever seen. - Hayley Krischer, Salon

"I’m not opposed to shows depicting sexual violence, but rape-as-prop is always distressing…Rape and abuse have consequences for the victims who carry those traumas with them. While I don’t know exactly how the show will depict the aftermath of Jamie raping Cersei, GoT does not have a strong track record of acknowledging or exploring the lingering effects of surviving sexual assault." - Margarey Lyons, Vulture/New York Magazine

"I can’t think of any comparable defense for the rape scene in "Breaker of Chains," which feels like a naked and ill-conceived attempt to push Game of Thrones into even darker territory. …I’m concerned that Game of Thrones has made a mistake it can’t take back — and one that sets a troubling precedent for the show’s future.” - Scott Meslow, The Week

The Game of Thrones Rape Scene Was Unnecessary and Despicable….The fact that showrunners might be asking us to overlook this for the sake of character development is downright insulting and says a lot about how we treat victims, especially the ones who come off as unlikable. - Madeleine Davies, Jezebel.com

Is “Game of Thrones” Obsessed With Sexual Assault?…Frankly, there are some weeks when “Game of Thrones” doesn’t seem worth the effort.  - Sam Adams, IndieWire

Why I stopped watching Game of thrones. This is not the first time the tv show actually removed consent from sex. It’s not just showing the sexual assault in the book it’s creating it for drama.

Posted 20 hours ago

accioharo:

lol-biscuit:

*goes through the McDonald’s drive-thru in a jaeger*

Posted 1 day ago

March 2013, April 2014. For comparison.

Posted 1 day ago

Blue Clematis

Posted 1 day ago

Why yes, that is one metric fuckton of new garden beds and landscape fabric laid out on land that we levelled with a couple of rakes, a spade, and a claw.

The pine board beds are 10 inches deep. There are six of them, 2ft x 4ft. The purple beds are made from 2in x 4in lumber from the old greenhouse and are 8ft x 20in or so? There’s four nof those, full of wildflower seed and new clematis vines. The cinderblock beds are roughly 18ft x 4ft. I’ve got peas, carrots, and radishes planted in the one closest to the chainlink fence. Which was also replaced this weekend. The one farthest from the fence doesn’t have its topdressing of soil yet and is just full of old straw and sundry yard clippings.

Posted 1 day ago
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kizatchi:

i like this because they give you no reasons as to why you should make bing your default search engine, they just tell you to do it and show you a photo of a chameleon warily eyeing the word microsoft

Posted 1 day ago

houselannisters:

Yes because jaime would totally rape cersei

the jaime that  felt sick at the sound of hearing rhaella targaryen raped

the jaime that also felt sick after he heard of ellia and her babies being brutally murdered

THE JAIME THAT GOT HIS HAND CUT OFF SAVING HIS FRIEND FROM BEING RAPED

THE JAIME THAT SAID HE WOULD RATHER DIE IF HE WAS A WOMAN THAN LET SOMEONE RAPE HIM

THAT JAIME

Posted 1 day ago

asgardreid:

greathaircut:

i cant wait to get a boyfriend, im all prepared. i punched some holes in the lid of this jar and i put some grass and a twig in it

Please add a small rock, we like to sun on them when it’s bright out

You’re also gonna want to put a soda bottle cap full of water in there. I learned this the hard way when I was 8 or so.

Posted 1 day ago

korpsekobain:

don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs

Posted 1 day ago

hemmosauce:

5sostrum:

*tumblrs happily*
*remembers homework, exams and responsibilities*
*tumblrs stressfully*

this is the most accurate post i have ever seen