Monday, September 29, 2014
Listen, I think one of the things that’s real strange, and I see it with my kids, is that they have entire networks of communications, and entire networks of joining up with each other and talking that I think elude folks like me and older. I mean I’m not on Tumblr every darn day, I’m not. I don’t have Instagram. I don’t get on any of these networks that my kids are on. There’s all this movement, and information that’s passing and that is slipping past what we would call the mainstream radar. And my kids, my students, they understand that there’s kinda two worlds; the official world where they’ll go work and the official world where they’ll talk to adults and in that official world folks don’t talk about race, folks don’t talk about rape, folks don’t acknowledge how much young people are doing, what they’re doing, folks don’t talk about how many gay folks are out there. And then… there’s the world they live on, the ground, where they’re seeing this stuff right up front. And I think a lot of what’s going on is that a lot of communities are becoming bilingual. Speaking real speak, and real speak is the stuff we acknowledge is happening. And speaking the official speak, and the official speak we don’t acknowledge any of this stuff. It’s code but it’s also negation, because part of what you’re seeing with the republican madness is, what they wanna do is put that story back. They wanna push it back, they wanna negate it, they wanna erase it. I think when you speak the official code, part of it is erasing. You want to not talk about this, not talk about that, let’s just talk about the old thing. And you if you talk about anything new Ima get real mad at you.

Junot Diaz - Moyers & Company Show 151: Rewriting the Story of America (via kenobi-wan-obi)

(Source: afro-dominicano)

Sunday, September 28, 2014


the only reason steve’s kids arent gonna call sam ‘uncle sam’ is because steve’s kids are going to call sam ‘daddy’











The Dik Dik (actual name, real animal)

oh my god


The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one. After slamming several beers in quick succession (as double bassists are prone to do), one of them looked at his watch. “Hey! We need to get back!”

"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist.

"I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor’s score together with string. It’ll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."

A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.

"Well, of course," said her companion. "Don’t you see?
It’s the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.”


theories on why my uterus launches a personal attack on me every month

  • i never read it bedtime stories
  • most of the time when i talk about it i refer to it in a very hostile manner and it might have overheard
  • i have never named it
  • it was as traumatized as i was by puberty and this is its way of coping
  • it thinks i’m a piece of shit who deserves to suffer


Ferguson residents return for another day of protesting to find that overnight the police had ripped up their signs and threw them in the dumpster. 

September 27th




One of the best posts in existence.

Reblog every time. :)

(Source: potentiallyinsane)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

tales from weddingplanningsville, pt. whateverty-two

most recent wedding stress dream: we did some kind of ring-warming business that required the rings to be tied on a loop of ribbon, so obviously we tied them VERY SECURELY INDEED, because who wants to lose wedding rings? only then when the time came we could not untie them, and had to cut the ribbon using scissors, which was a ~~BAD OMEN~~ and then rocks fell and everybody died.

…so my brother’s just going to hold on to the rings I think.


according to time stamps it was almost exactly this time last year I started watching due South for the first time and drew what for me was a shit ton of fan art
I’ve been getting reminded of the show and thinking about it a lot lately so I wanted to share some of my favorites of that shit ton over here


Being the one who sets up the household’s wi-fi after an outage has its perks


Being the one who sets up the household’s wi-fi after an outage has its perks

(Source: parisneufneuf)

Friday, September 26, 2014
jamwingles is trying REALLY HARD to communicate over here.

jamwingles is trying REALLY HARD to communicate over here.

jamwingles said: name: mariiiiiiiie Nickname: that's not actually how it's pronounced. MY DEAREST h0r. Age: MARRIAGEABLE Gender: classiest lady Nationality: red white and blue Relationship status: NEARLY MARRIED Likes: kittens, wine, polyfic, french, educating children, books Dislikes: people who are wrong on the internet, and in real life, traffic, upstairs neighbors who have their own washing machine but hog the communal one Random fact: remember that one time you are nerds out of my bra? I think it was nerds.

TRUE FACTS: I almost put that same random fact for yours!  that was a very nice bra.

(also, does anybody else get the impression that Allison is excited for me to get married?  because wow.  down, girl.)