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newdisaster:

You know, Guardians of the Galaxy was not the first film I’ve watched in which Vin Diesel voiced a character that barely spoke and yet destroyed me with a single line of dialogue

need I remind you

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punchbuggydragon:

xkittykaattx:

sasstrid-and-dorkcup:

madehimsaycomfychairs:

floacist:

iwishitwas1983:

I’m crying.

LMAOOOOOOOOO the screaming in the beginning

"mr. owl"
"oh jesus christ"
"please don’t give me that look"
"please don’t fly"

DYING omg

That owl is 30000000% done

every time this video graces me with its presence i feel obliged to reblog it

never fails 

I CAN’T BREATHE

(Source: becausebirds)

I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no.

The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience.

1. She will know her feelings are valid.
2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse.

The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s.

3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation.

The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen.

4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even a a parent, have no right to violate them.
5. No one has a right to violate them.

The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation.

6. She is entitled to her expression.

When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn.

7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is.

I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted.

Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not — Y.S. (via poetryinspiredbyyou)

ohimmortales:

nyaa:

I’m playing oblivion and I stole a wheel of cheese from a store and then like 2 hours later I’m in an oblivion gate drowning in lava and a guard swims up to me and is like “stop right there”. My bounty is 5 gold and this dude is on fire trying to arrest a cheese thief

it’s probably javert

Sounds like somebody needed some cheese…

…to go with the ham and tomato on his sandwich.

The Angels Take Manhattan! So we finally meet. I’ve been waiting for this day.

mothlikestars:

I’ve just cried laughing at the comments on a Jamie Oliver recipe, there was a typo on the website and everyone put 13 lemons into a pasta sauce and didn’t even question it. Imagine eating 13 lemons, the recipe was for 4 people, imagine having that much trust in Jamie Oliver.

Fuck: Video of St. Louis Shooting is damning

Firstly: video at above link isn’t super visually graphic, but is disturbing as hell for a lot of reasons, and unambiguously shows a man’s death, so use caution. Confrontation begins around 1:15 and is over by 1:45.

I’ve been appreciative of all y’all Tumblrs that have been keeping me abreast of this Ferguson bullshit (shoutout to ipomoeaj especially, as well as shortformblog), cause damn if it isn’t terrifying, but I just saw this today and shit, man.

You know how cops killed another black dude in St. Louis, just south of where everything is going down in Ferguson? And they said that it was okay because he charged at them with an overhand knife?

Well turns out someone was videoing the dude with a cell phone - well before the cops even showed up - and got the whole thing on tape. And it’s…appalling. What it does corroborate: the man was acting erratically and ignored requests to drop a knife. What it doesn’t corroborate, conveniently, is the part that would possibly justify lethal force: the allegation that he charged with a raised knife. He did approach the officers, but he very clearly kept both hands at waist level, and it was not by any stretch a charge - he was slow enough it certainly seems that the officer had plenty of time to get out of the way. But instead, he was met with a hail of bullets (I counted at least 10 shots in the space of a few seconds) and executed on the spot. For shoplifting a couple of energy drinks and a packet of pastries and acting erratically with a knife.

That should not carry a death sentence, especially not one carried out in less than 30 seconds. That should result in arrest and possible treatment. The officers got out of their SUV and had guns drawn nearly immediately, and escalated this from a mentally unstable individual who needed to be talked down to a fatal shooting of yet another black man.

And the other thing this video shows very clearly that we’ve known for decades: eyewitness testimony is wildly unreliable, especially from the officers involved, and video is invaluable in clarifying situations. Cameras are ridiculously cheap and small now, we have the tech, we should be using it. There’s no excuse. It’s not much, but this WhiteHouse.gov petition is a good way to start the conversation. It won’t solve all the problems, but is a step in the right direction, I think.

chillona:

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

BLEEEEWWWWWWWWP~

chillona:

fratboysegs:

my favorite tweet at the moment

BLEEEEWWWWWWWWP~

humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)

humansofnewyork:

"We don’t like pictures like this. It is not good to deduce an entire country to the image of a person reaching out for food. It is not good for people to see us like this, and it is not good for us to see ourselves like this. This gives us no dignity. We don’t want to be shown as a country of people waiting for someone to bring us food. Congo has an incredible amount of farmland. An incredible amount of resources. Yes, we have a lot of problems. But food is not what we are reaching for. We need investment. We need the means to develop ourselves." 

(Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo)