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01 Apr 18:24

"As I’ve worked to dismantle my own internalized racism and the ways that I privilege whiteness, I’ve..."


via ThePrettiestOne

“As I’ve worked to dismantle my own internalized racism and the ways that I privilege whiteness, I’ve learned to resist being ‘othered’ through the use of language. So when someone says, ‘Oh, they did that to you because you’re black,’ I quickly correct them with, ‘No, they did that because they are bigots.’ This often shocks people. I can see the panic in their eyes. Sometimes, their eyes dart about. If there are lot of people, they may get quiet.
Sometimes, someone will try to lessen the blow of my words with some clever deflection. I then come back with, ‘No. They are bigots.’ I name the problem. Trayvon and Michael’s blackness wasn’t the problem. The problem was the negative perceptions of that blackness and what spaces that blackness was ‘allowed’ to occupy. These perceptions are supported, funded, and reinforced by institutionalized racism. Matthew Shepard wasn’t murdered because he was gay. Sakia Gunn wasn’t murdered because she was a lesbian. Matthew and Sakia were murdered by people who made a choice to exercise their bigotry within a culture that deemed Matthew and Sakia ‘others.’”


Toni Bell, "I’m Not Your Token" via The Body Is Not an Apology

How one uses language can be so constructive for their (hopefully just) cause.


(via theblacknonblackdivide)

31 Mar 23:54


01 Apr 09:16

dustrial-inc:Rick Owens


Rick Owens

01 Apr 20:49

‘PBS Game/Show’ Examines How Video Game Speedrunners Get So Fast

by Rollin Bishop

PBS Game/Show host Jamin Warren examines how video game speedrunners get so fast in the latest episode of the series. For anyone unfamiliar with the term, speedrunning is completing a video game as fast as possible–through the exploit of bugs or otherwise.

Speedrunning! The competitive genre of choice recently that’s popping up on Reddit, Twitch, YouTube, and basically anywhere you can watch video. Recently popularized by people like Cosmo through his run of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, speedrunning is becoming the next big thing (and possible foil) to most games’ competitive scenes. Instead of doing your best to play by the rules, you break them! You try and beat the game as fast as you can in an exhibition of wit, reflex, and raw talent. But how? How do people become MASTER speedrunners? And can you become one too?

01 Apr 18:00

Strong Bad Returns to Check His Email and Complain About How the Internet Has Ruined April Fools’ Day

by Glen Tickle

In the latest video from Homestar Runner (previously), Strong Bad dusts off his old computer to check his email and deliver a rant about how the Internet has ruined April Fools’ Day. Strong Bad takes issue with the surfeit of fake product listings, website redesigns, and movie trailers that appear online every year, ironically enough since February 7, 2008.

via David Bass

01 Apr 18:11

Photos of an R2-D2 Action Figure Transforming and Kicking Serious ‘Star Wars’ Butt

by Justin Page

R2-D2 Action Figure

Katuhisa Yamaguchi, a talented sculptor behind the Revoltech brand of figures, has recently taken an awesome series of photos that show a normal R2-D2 action figure transforming and kicking some serious Star Wars butt. Artoo grows muscular legs and arms at one point to save C-3PO from a ruthless Stormtrooper. He also morphs into a samurai, a chain gun-wielding droid, and more.

R2-D2 Action Figure

R2-D2 Action Figure

R2-D2 Action Figure

R2-D2 Action Figure

R2-D2 Action Figure

photos via Yamaguchi Katuhisa

via Kotaku

01 Apr 17:09

nickholmes:Seize immortality. 


Seize immortality. 

01 Apr 20:49

A Charming Line of Skull-Shaped Artisan Soaps

by E.D.W. Lynch

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Artist Eden Gorgós has handcrafted a charming line of skull soaps to remind everyone of “the transient nature of earthly pleasures.” The soaps come in a variety of colors and scents, from ghoulish lavender musk to macabre lemon ginger. She has also created a diabolical Astral Goat’s Milk soap. She is pre-selling the soaps, and a companion line of lotions and scents, on Kickstarter.

Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. What better way to remind yourself of the transient nature of earthly pleasures than with handmade soap? Symbolic of the brevity of life, these unique soaps are scented with the essence of citrus, earth, and sensual flowers.

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

Skull Soaps by Eden Gorgos

photos via Eden Gorgós

via Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

31 Mar 23:33

wehadfacesthen:Josephine Baker getting her hair adjusted before...


Josephine Baker getting her hair adjusted before a show in Venice, 1949

01 Apr 00:04


01 Apr 19:05

truth2teatold:Magic Potion Moon Castle series preview Ooooh. I...


Magic Potion Moon Castle series preview

Ooooh. I want the long-skirted black one.

01 Apr 07:12

No se si es antiguo o moderno

No se si es antiguo o moderno

01 Apr 07:16


01 Apr 20:00


01 Apr 07:47

soundssimpleright:soundssimpleright: I’m happy to announce that...



I’m happy to announce that my Fuck Gamer Gate Forever t-shirts (as seen on kellysue) are back on sale!

I use the proceeds to pay for flights to geek conventions (including ECCC, which I just got back from) where I volunteer and network with people interested in promoting anti-harassment policies. My end goal is to get every geek convention to adopt and enforce effective anti-harassment policies.

Get your shirt here!

Woot! Passed my goal within the first day! I set very modest goals, but IT’S STILL EXCITING

01 Apr 08:28

sweetpeete:me: *holds doggy*doggy: *is hold*


me: *holds doggy*
doggy: *is hold*

01 Apr 14:30

Texas GOP budget proposal cuts $3 million in HIV funds, boosts abstinence education

by PAUL J. WEBER [ap]

amputate texas

Texas state capitol in Austin.Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious GOP-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget.
01 Apr 01:24

fingerblaster113:trying to get my balls unstuck from my thigh



fingerblaster113:trying to get my balls unstuck from my thigh
01 Apr 03:30

squirrelshideout:Happy Trans Day of Visibility.  Being...


Happy Trans Day of Visibility. 

Being transgender with children presents a whole new set of challenges but it’s nothing I would trade for anything else in this whole wide world.

5 years on T, 18 months post-op (he/him/his)

01 Apr 03:01

my birb on da facediscover with me feets… the how growing...

my birb on da face

discover with me feets… the how growing beard??  Tell us scient

01 Apr 05:40

INCORREGTThis is seat.


This is seat.

01 Apr 12:35

npr:kqedscience:What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a...



What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? | Deep Look

Scientists have used a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds’ aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They can see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up.

DEEP LOOK: a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios. See the unseen at the very edge of our visible world. Get a new perspective on our place in the universe and meet extraordinary new friends. Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.


Happy Wednesday! Here are some interesting hummingbird facts to get your day started! -Tajha

So cool!!!

01 Apr 17:00

April 1, 2015 - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)The Platypus...

April 1, 2015 - Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus)

The Platypus is found in eastern Australia, including Tasmania. They are graceful swimmers and have folds of skin which cover their eyes and ears while underwater. Eating insects, shellfish, and worms, they locate food by touch and by sensing the electrical signals from their prey. They use their bills to scoop food from the mud and bring it to the surface in cheek pouches before swallowing it. Males are venomous, using stingers on their heels to fight with other males during the breeding season. Females seal themselves inside a chamber of their burrows to lay and incubate their eggs. Some British scientists who examined Platypus specimens initially thought they were a hoax created by taxidermists.

01 Apr 16:57

It’s not the most beautiful site, but spin the globe for some...

It’s not the most beautiful site, but spin the globe for some public domain picture books from all over the world.

01 Apr 17:00

Snapchat Cat Art Has Reached the Highest Level of Sophistication


Cakes1todough1 calls her creations Snapcat. They're pretty much awesome.

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Tagged: snapchat , art , list , Cats
31 Mar 16:16

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30 Mar 02:32



31 Mar 15:46

bu77er: Six years ago today, April Ludgate had 93 meetings...


Six years ago today, April Ludgate had 93 meetings scheduled for Ron Swanson. Never forget.

31 Mar 04:16

alex-v-hernandez: wormwoman

31 Mar 23:24

‘Memento Mori’, A New Book by Paul Koudounaris Documenting the World’s Monuments to Human Skeletons

by E.D.W. Lynch

Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris

Memento Mori is a new book by Paul Koudounaris (previously) that documents sacred sites around the world where human skeletons are displayed. Koudounaris has traveled to over 70 countries researching such sites, and has amassed a collection of beautiful and macabre photos in the process. Among the book’s photographs are images of Indonesian burial caves, German catacomb saints, and Bolivian skull festivals. Koudounaris is holding a book release event and photo exhibition at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles, April 3 to April 26, 2015. Memento Mori releases on April 14, 2015. It is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris

Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris

Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris

Memento Mori by Paul Koudounaris

photos by Paul Koudounaris

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips