You know you’re a lesbian when: You put your finger in it instead.
OH GOD, I ONLY EVER PUT MY FINGERS IN THEM.
I did both…
i did both. i also bent it, what does that tell me now
You kinky son of a bitch.
I used to step on mine until they exploded.
seeing your NOTP (that you hate) on your dash, but understanding that it’s their opinion and ur not a hater
Kingdom Hearts recreated in Minecraft.
All built by me and a bunch of my friends over 2 years.
Mr. Rock reminding you of the white male dominated entertainment industry’s racist fuckery.
just say it like it is
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
reblogging for more top commentary
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
erasure of Asian people and characters is very deep rooted in American media and goes all the way back to conception—don’t let it persist!
Important even when you’re excited about this movie!
good points, but please for the love of god, realize that the original marvel comic was a fucking horrible racist disaster of the most unacceptable calibre that rode on the tail ends of the 90s ninja craze and the budding 00s anime craze.
I still have no idea why Disney chose to adapt this MASSACRE of a comic book series to film, but what I have heard is that they’ve cherry picked the best parts of it and created something great from what was absolute dregs before.
And honestly I think a movie portraying a much, much more racially diverse -even if it is fictional- world, where everyone lives unquestionably together and showing what that might just be like, is a pretty good goddamn thing that I think could stand to be shown and portrayed to kids of this generation. You aren’t seeing the white kids appropriating anybody’s culture, you’re seeing a bunch of kids who are friends and race is not a divisive factor between them. I sort of think, in media, portraying/normalizing these sorts of things is really important and I think that is what BH6 is doing here: normalizing these sorts of situations.
When I say “normalize”, I mean, in media, and especially media for impressionable children, things that could be anything from diverse/inclusive groups of people from different races, to things like different genders, or different body types, being shown as “normal.” You put them on screen and tell a kid “this is normal.” and this can be shown in a way to goad children into doing what advertisers/media producers want, but it can also be used as a force of good. It’s about time we start using this media influence to spread stuff like this, instead of “buy this toy, wear this type of clothes, girls behave this way and boys have to do this or they aren’t normal”.
baby steps, man. There was a shitstorm when Laika released a movie with an openly gay character. But when they did the same thing a year after for the Boxtrolls, only the stupid old people got pissy about it. See? It’s starting to become normalized.
In the future I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s now easier for more diverse casts to exist, not just because it’s now been done once, but because the people, like me, who work in production, can point to things like this and say “see? They did it in Paranorman, the world didn’t explode. It’ll be fine.” or “see? the movie didn’t have to change for a bunch of different races to fit in fine. It’s not a big deal.” It’s been normalized. Somebody has to set a precedent. Wouldn’t it be great if shows were as diverse as this, not because they had some sort of agenda to, but just because that’s… yknow, normal?
#p l e a s e take note #i do get why people would get mad at disney for their decisions #but the source material is absolutely terribly and incredibly racist #and i would rather have a revamp about a mixed-race kid in a mixed-race world #than a straight adaptation of a racist as hell comic series #made by white dudes that think they’re clever for regurgitating every single exaggerated japanese and animanga stereotype in the book (via revyl)
I have not received a dress based of my tumblr.
I have not received my pin pal.
I have not received my character based off my blog.
I have not received a picture of the book or the wall you wrote my URL on.
I HAVE been lied to.
I never even got that “doot doot”
Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans.
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
I want a reality tv show where politicians have to live in poverty for a month. They have to live in Government housing, shop with food stamps, and get only a limited amount of money for clothes. Because here, they still have all their trappings, lilke nice cars and thousand dollar suits. I want them in Walmart jeans trying to determine if they can afford a carton of milk.
If we had that, just watch how quickly things would change
The Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm, published their book 200 years ago last December, and Germany has been holding a whole year of celebrations throughout 2013 to commemorate it. (For reasons that I can’t fully work out, Radio 4’s Today programme chose today to mention it, hence this blog post.)
It’s a bit sad that the Grimms are so widely remembered only for these admittedly rather wonderful kids-only snuff stories. Jacob Grimm was also a pioneering genius in the young field of linguistics, the man behind “Grimm’s Law”, one of the first laws ever discovered that describes how language changes. Brilliantly, as Guy Deutscher explains in his book The Unfolding of Language, it changes because we’re lazy.
What Grimm noticed was that as his native German had evolved away from the ancient Proto-Indo-European language, there had been a systematic tendency for harder sounds to be replaced with easier ones. So K had frequently become “ch”, had become H, and then sometimes been dropped. Ds had become Ts, Bs had become Ps and so on. And in fact this has happened in every language, at different times and in different places.
That’s why in some languages, whole groups of Ps have been replaced by Fs: for instance, English and the other Germanic languages have an F in “fish”, “father”, “fear”, while the French and other Latinate languages keep the original Proto-Indo-European P-sound: “pêcher" (or "poisson”), “père”, and “peur”. The history of language is a constant story of language users making things easier for themselves, whether by dropping syllables (no one says “disturbèd” any more, you’ll notice) or melding words together (“dunno”, “gonna” – more on “gonna” later). This has been going on for as long as language itself, and makes pretty dramatic changes: for example, the Old English “hlaf-weard”, a two-word, three-syllable phrase meaning “loaf-warden” or “keeper of the bread”, has been chopped in the course of probably only 45 generations or so to a bare one-syllable word, “lord”. The same processes are observed in every language around the world.
The discovery of Grimm’s Law, that language is constantly being eroded by usage, seemed to confirm the fears of language guardians everywhere. (As Deutscher puts it: “Not only does language always change, but if one is to believe the authorities, it always changes for the worse.”) All our languages are blurring into a monosyllabic soup, a sort of background hum, by the laziness of users.
But this immediately leaves us with a question: how, if it’s constantly degrading, are we still able to understand each other? As the critic Hans Weigel said in 1974: “Every age claims that its language is more endangered and threatened by decay than ever before.” (He slightly spoiled the effect by adding: “In our time, however, language really is endangered and threatened by decay as never before.”) Whatever era you think the Golden Age of language was, people of that era thought that it was a decayed relic of what had gone before. Even Cicero thought that the Latin of his day wasn’t a patch on the Latin of a century before. (“Practically everyone in those days spoke correctly. But the lapse of time has certainly had a deteriorating effect.”)
Obviously, then, language isn’t deterioriating. It is self-renewing, constantly and subtly; its creative processes are intricately linked to its destructive ones. In Old French, the word for “today” was “hui" (ground down from the old Latin "hoc die”, “on this day”). But it became too casual-sounding for French users who wanted to say “on this day” in a more emphatic manner, so they started saying “au jour d’hui”, or “on the day of this day”. That became “aujourd’hui”. And, says Deutscher, modern French people sometimes, when they want to emphasise “on this day” emphatically, say “au jour d’aujourd’hui”, or “on the day of the day of this day”.