Our media is racist and lazy and cowardly? Also: mad racist.
• It is still legal in 29 states to fire someone for being gay/bisexual/pansexual/not straight.
• It is still legal in 32 states to fire someone for being trans.
• It is legal in 29 states to evict someone for being queer.
• It is still purposefully difficult for same-sex couples to adopt children.
• Bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, and demisexual people exist.
• So, you know. It’s not “gay” marriage that was legalized. It’s same-sex marriage that was legalized.
• Queer people (especially minors) are still getting beaten to death and kicked out of their homes.
• Being queer is still illegal in 79 countries.
• Being queer is still punishable by DEATH in 5 countries.
• The fight is far from over.
Divide the number 999,999,999,999,999,999,999,998,999,999,999,999,999,999,999,999 into 1 and express the result as a decimal expansion, and you’ll find the Fibonacci sequence presented in tidy 24-digit strings:
for you, chelsea
mostly for the first paragraph below
walmart, sears, ebay and other nationwide chains have pulled confederate flag items from their listings in response to the sudden revelation that… it… probably shouldn’t be celebrated?? 150 years later it finally sunk in?
i was trying to think of a name for this character but i don’t want to
it’s ok if this is it, he doesn’t need to show up again
Amateur magician Oscar Weigle invented this surprising effect in 1949. Assemble a deck of 20 playing cards, 10 red and 10 black, in strictly alternating colors. Hold this deck under a table. Now turn over the top two cards as one, place them on top, and cut the deck. Repeat this procedure as many times as you like — turn two, cut, turn two, cut. When you’ve finished, the deck will contain an unknown number of reversed cards, distributed randomly.
Now, still holding the deck under the table, shift the top card to the bottom, then turn over the next card and place it on the table. Do this repeatedly — shift a card to the bottom, then reverse the next card and put it on the table — continuing until you’ve put 10 cards on the table. Surprisingly, these cards are sorted by color — the face-up cards are of one color, and the face-down ones are of the other.
You’re still holding 10 cards under the table. Divide these into two stacks and weave them together under the table randomly. Do this as many times as you like — divide the 10 cards into two groups and merge them together however you like, so long as no card is turned upside down. Turn over the packet and shuffle it in the same way a few more times. Give it a final cut if you like.
Now deal these cards out as before: Shift the top card to the bottom, reverse the next card and put it on the table. Like the first group, this one will sort itself by color, with one color face up and the other face down.
Look, if it were a case where the two alternatives were remove the racist Confederate flag from government institutions or do something to curb the epidemic of racist hate perpetrated by white people, then I’d agree with you, but since the actual alternative is “do absolutely nothing, as usual,” this is at least a step. Not a sufficient or even remotely just step, but don’t get caught in the false dichotomy with an alternative that isn’t actually even remotely on the table.
we’re asking you to come on back to jurassic park and give us another try
the question on everyone’s mind: how can you afford to open another iteration of your consistently doomed dinosaur theme park? well, we found another country willing to fund the development of dinosaurs as weapons.
(it’s paraguay. paraguay is going big-hog on army dinos in 2016)
Q. Are your park employees trained to have a haunted look of panic at all times?
Q. Why was there a live juvenile raptor in my hotel room minibar?
A. we don’t know
Q. I overheard a tour guide casually refer to park-goers as “charcuterie,” is this a term of endearment?
A. if you want
Q. My family and I arrived two days ago, and we are constantly in a state of being eaten. What is your refund policy?
A. ha ha what is that
Hovertext: And I can turn sand into appletinis!
I GIVE YOU, THE BROSHIP OF THE RING
Because news cameras are apparently only there if looting and protests are mentioned, here are some shots from the march for peace in Charleston yesterday. In case you missed it, thousands marched to Ravenel Bridge, holding hands in prayer and unity. Yet this doesn’t make news, but an interview with the killer’s friend does. all photos from Twitter
Signal boost for a good friend
This morning I received two obscene phone calls at 6 am–as if calling some one that early on a Saturday wasn’t already obscene.
At first I was pissed, but naturally next thought of revenge. If you have had a bad day, need to vent, see a lonely bathroom wall, or have some particularly great/stupid jokes, I encourage you to share them with (415) 240-9147. He’s really into anonymous calls, and didn’t think to block his number.
Let me know how it goes. I hope that this might prevent him from doing this to other women. Trying to think of other creative ways to stand up to harassment, not just ignoring it and hoping it will go away.
I’ve been seeing way too much coverage of the terrorist rather than of the victims, which isn’t right, so I made this. Went more realistic to get more of a resemblance, and all information is based off what I could find on the internet. Hopefully it’s all accurate, if something isn’t, please tell me.
Such a horrible event. RIP.
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Hovertext: It's so nice how all cute life forms are immortal!