here’s a lifehack for this upcoming school year: nothing is more fun, and more satisfying, and works better, than talking yourself up.
wear an outfit you like and if anyone looks at you funny, nod sagely and confide ‘i’m hot stuff, aren’t i? you can take a picture’. when you’re nervous in a group collab you tell them, ‘let’s do my plan, because i’m a mad genius and you’ll all be kicking yourselves if you ignore my brilliant ideas.’ when you make a mistake you say, ‘hey, sorry, that didn’t work—but next i’ll ace this shit because i am a total champion’. basically just fucking lie your beautiful, beautiful ass off whenever you feel insecure and after a while you will forget what you ever doubted about yourself and you will know for a fact that you are criminally good at everything and the fun police are after you right now with warrants to smooch you up good and proper.
i do this constantly and it probably annoys some people, but other people laugh, and agree with me, and anyway i have a good time so who cares. confidence is everything. confidence, and being the smartest, funniest, most gorgeous person on earth.
which i am.
- Donations for Darren Wilson mysteriously halt after reaching over $400K. Darren Wilson Gofundme page officially shut down!!!
- The “Support Darren Wilson” Facebook page is deleting comments about basic financial questions and is urging supporters to petition against the Mike Brown Fund
- Time uses the word “negrophobia” instead of “racism” and compares fear of spiders to fear of black people. Seriously.
- The truth about flash bangs
- Public art on Canfield: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
- Video from the March on Ferguson
- Video from DC’s Mike Brown Rally
- 10 people from the Lost Voices organization are living in tents (x) until there is justice for Mike Brown
- Mike Brown’s family asks for 4 1/2 minutes of silence tomorrow instead of highway protest
Games with English: insert the word “only” anywhere into the above sentence and consider how the placement changes meaning.
Oh, gosh, people have been posting these with translations into different languages and discussions of why they do or don’t work and it is so cool. (I mean, assuming you are a rabid word geek like me.)
I thought I’d take the time to compile them into a masterpost. Lots of text so I put it under a cut.
(If you wanna do another language drop me an ask and I’ll add it to the post.)
Mandarin Chinese (5/8)
Australian (pffft hahaha! this was beautiful.)
writhing pile of cat children. disgusting
i’m going to throw up.
jesus christ the PURRING
I feel like I just gained another year on my life from this.
I love these shows, but by God they have a lot of problems.
Protesters canvass the neighborhood of County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.
Saturday, August 30th.
a team of magical girls, each granted powers based on their obscure music genre of choice
but no can you imagine like
the main char who’s p much a giant nerd who plays vidya and knows nothing about music just that she likes video game music except she discovers her powers based on 8bit and gets recruited into the team
at first she’s the weakest of them all w/ her powers being p much basic pew pew lasers but she’s fast and doesn’t need a lot of windup before she can go at it and that’s really important because her teammates need her to distract the enemy to buy time for them to compose their melodies
(and then she discovers her latent powers to p much emulate the abilities from any video game whose ost she’s memorized)
then there’s the classical chick whose weapon is a conductor’s baton and you’d think she’d abhor fighting and be all elegant and shit when really she just revels in epic orchestras and is tossing everyone into walls w/ the beat of the drum and there’s just so much violins (lol pun) when she’s involved
also the strategist who doesn’t really fight which is fine b/c her analyzing is bomb, but then when the battle gets serious she just spends half the time standing around on the sidelines posing or w/e and 8bit’s freaking out b/c ‘wow we’re getting our asses kicked here what do you think you’re doing’
but then classic goes ‘now!’ after luring the opponent into position and the bass just fucking /drops/ and suddenly the brainy tactician is just battering and pounding away w/ dubstep
i like you
Saturday morning, over 1,000 people march for justice for Michael Brown.
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:
No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.
The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)