I shared this on Facebook a few minutes ago and this was my mom’s reply. I love her so much.
Remember when Paul Ryan fangirled Ayn Rand so hard he bought her books for everybody in his senate office? Now he’s blocked her and if she were alive she wouldn’t care because she had the inner depth of a decayed sardine.
“another female lead in a movie? what is this feminist sjw bullshit”
i mean the fact that you see a female lead as a statement but a male lead as totally normal kinda proves that feminism is necessary but
Because amputees shouldn’t have to be reduced to a single body part. And because you can do pretty incredible things with prostheses, like attach wings to prosthetic legs for skydiving.
I hate the tier. Even if I'm on (the lower part of) the top tier, I hate it. I hate it that women I like and admire are considered gross because of their color. I hate the fact that I've been hit on guys because they thought I was the highest level of the tier they could get. It's gross, it's horrible. We are women. We are human beings. We are not fucking dolls.
John McCain’s son, Jack McCain, responds to racists who took “offense” to the Old Navy interracial family advertisement.
Can we also talk about how that woman said “you couldn’t get a white woman”, like white women are the tip top of the racial scale and are a prize to be had. Basically insinuating Black Women are sloppy seconds #NotHereForIt. Great clapback, Jack. Classy and to the point.
me when i see a cat: CAT! cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat cat
Fun fact: when I see cute animals, I forget English and automatically revert to my native Hungarian. I don’t know what bystanders make of me, reciting guttural gibberish to rabbits.
But the real question is, what are you SAYING to the rabbits? Is it ‘RABBIT! rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit rabbit bunny bunny bunny awww cute bunnyyyyy’?
Well, I usually say the Hungarian equivalent of ‘bun bun bun lil bun look at your tiny spoon-shaped ears awww bun brave little lawnmower bun’, but sometimes I say ‘hey rabbits, my sister’s gonna go to med school’ because I think everyone should know.
bring out you knives bring out your knives
my neighbourhood has never had an ice cream truck. in the summer, we have the knife sharpening truck. it slowly circles the block and rings its ominous bell. i have never seen someone interact with it. it may be that only those marked by death can see it
alex??? this is truly frightening ??
i never really thought about it much until today but you’re right this is honestly a messed up thing for me to be accustomed to
We have a couple of knife sharpeners but they only go to the farmer’s markets - they either set up a stand or have their truck parked nearby.
But…what’s going on that SUMMER is the time for sharpening blades?!?
What kind of Welcome to Nightvale Uncanny Valley Horror Story teas?
they make a compelling argument
“They could use cloth diapers!” you say. That would be true if they 1) had convenient and reliable washing facilities and 2) could find a daycare that allows them. Again, not even mentioning the initial investment to purchase the recommended minimum 18 diapers at $10/diaper (minimum, more likely $15-$20 each.)
OK, the diaper thing has hit my emotions very hard as a new mom. Not only can they not use daycare facilities, poorer mothers are so desperate to ration diapers their babies end up with health problems.
President Obama has put forth a budget proposal to close the Diaper Divide: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/03/10/diaper-divide
You can help right now by donating to diaper banks in your area: http://nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org/need-diapers-now/
Don’t forget that you can’t buy diapers, tampons, or menstrual pads on foodstamps!
LET THE BEES GET HER
Bunch of white straight dudes mock the need for “safe spaces” but flip their goddamn shit when minorities say stuff like “hey maybe we can be included in stuff like scifi/fantasy stuff”, saying stuff like “I PLAY GAMES/READ COMICS/BOOKS/WATCH MOVIES TO GET AWAY FROM ALL THIS PC CULTURE BULLSHIT, SO INCLUDING WOMEN OR LGBT OR POC IS JUST PUSHING AN AGENDA AND IT’S NOT FAIR TO US”…
… So who exactly is demanding that the entire world be THEIR “safe space” again?
come to think of it, why wouldn’t someone with superman’s powers use them for physical comedy? like. buster keaton style. or dick van dyke. he is invulnerable and can fly, those are the perfect circumstances for a pratfall. half the time only he is aware that he is joking and he just looks like a clumsy asshole but he knows in his heart that the timing on that gag was perf. add this to my list of stupid fucking headcanons.
clark sits down too aggressively in a desk chair, rolls backward across basically the whole office before the chair tips backward and he rolls out of it and into a vending machine in the break room that drops candy on his head because he whacked it. lois is laughing so hard she can’t breathe but the joke is on her, he did that on purpose. he planned that gag for days. she is laughing with him, not at him. who is the real winner here. score one for kent.
at least once he has nearly given lois an aneurysm because his glasses broke and he decided the best way to deal with this was to go full mr magoo. constantly barely avoiding catastrophe. lois keeps having to try to rescue him so he has to plan things so she won’t get hurt. nonetheless he enjoys the change of pace. the next day at work he listens to her regale the office with tales of how clark nearly fucking died like fifty goddamn times when she was walking him home. he feels like he did a good deed giving her a fun story to tell at parties. after lois finds out he is superman there is hell to pay.
Finn aka Big Deal
I loved Han calling him Big Deal…
The Han - Finn relationship in the Force Awakens is so underrated in my opinion.
I mean, from the beginning Han knows this kid is lying. He may not know about the ex-Stormtrooper thing, but he knows he’s not Resistance.
And Han just doesn’t care. He finds him amusing, he looks out for the kid, he never judges him for wanting to flee from the First Order. Then there’s all of their interaction on the Starkiller planet. It’s just so fun to watch.
People love saying that Han instadopted Rey, but he picked up two kids that day.
Tbh, Han was probably just relieved when Finn had some sense, UNLIKE EVERYONE ELSE HE EVER MET.
#but seriously - the fact that Han sized him up in 0.5 seconds and tagged him#‘genuinely good not a concern can probably help in a jam ignore anything he actually says cause he’s running scared and kind of adorable#is one of my favorite ‘scoundrel’ abilities :) (@redshoesnblueskies)
i forget where it was sourced - a DVD extra or one of the tie-ins or whatever - but according to SOMETHING … han knew the whole time. finn got a (nick)name and a mission and a new set of threads, but was still wearing his own boots. his black, sure, regulation stormtrooper armor boots. the kind that wouldn’t be immediately recognized by your average man on the sand, maybe - but this is han, here. he knew.
Don’t forget, Han was in the Imperial Starfleet. Briefly, but he did graduate from the academy. He’d know this stuff.
Both Han and Maz Kanata were able to size Finn up, though I think both of them might have underestimated him just a touch at first. After all, you didn’t need to be a thousand years old to be able to tell how much he wanted to run. They saw a kid who was definitely harmless, good-hearted, and useful for certain things, but probably not so great in a fight – a coward, essentially, but a benign one.
I think Maz was the first to see the metal in him, when he told her she didn’t know anything about his life or his experience with the order and if she was gonna try to guilt trip him she could just fucking shove it. That’s when she realized that, even though he was too scared to face the danger, he wasn’t a coward – that the fear came from someplace deep and real, deeper than the fear of death or pain.
Han, on the other hand, had to see him fight before he figured it out, I think. Look at him in the third picture, grasping Finn’s arm, supporting him for just a few more seconds than are strictly necessary. That’s genuine concern in his face, and you don’t feel genuine concern for someone without at least a modicum of respect. The use of “Big Deal” was derisive, but it’s not anymore. Now it’s just what Han calls him, because Han doesn’t know how to use anyone’s fucking name properly.
i would like to know where the plucky teen girl who’s gonna save us is
WHY IS SHE LATE
Probably caught in a boring love triangle with two boys or something
(roaring with laughter)
…I could have used a whole lot more of this. Ended too soon.
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welp. This explains me and my dad.
christmas/ getting and giving presents in general