July 21, 2014

stuffimgoingtohellfor:

Proposal for the next Star Trek TV series to be about Starfleet Academy.

Who doesn’t love school stories???

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July 21, 2014

ofgeography:

hockehh:

The Staal Brothers 

Photos by KC Armstrong 

so this is the photo shoot from the staal family ’90s era boyband album, “off the farm,” right? with their number one hit single, “cold as ice and hard as sod”?

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Filed under: staals 
July 21, 2014
"Until the lion has his historian, the hunter will always be the hero."

African Proverb 

This proverb exists in different forms in many parts of Africa

"Until lions have their own historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter" (Igbo, Nigeria).

"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be the heroes" (Kenya and Zimbabwe).

Black/African history has always being taught/told from the perspective of White American/European colonisers. We need to reclaim our history and culture. No more white African Queens, Kings and Gods, there needs to be a true representation of African history and culture in the media. 

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July 20, 2014
frackinsweet:

pembletons:

a farm, in spain, with horses.

Seriously this movie was just a love story that kind of went a little awry, with battles and horses and stuff. And slavery.

frackinsweet:

pembletons:

a farm, in spain, with horses.

Seriously this movie was just a love story that kind of went a little awry, with battles and horses and stuff. And slavery.

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July 19, 2014
nihilnovisubsole:

the trans-siberian spectacular

nihilnovisubsole:

the trans-siberian spectacular

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July 19, 2014
A white couple walks down the street
Me: (upon passing a poster for a new USA show) Oh look, another fucking show about the problems of a kinda jerky white guy. Why is every single show about that?
The Penguin: Well, we are a VERY troubled demographic.
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Filed under: sarcasm 
July 18, 2014
ilaney:


Who offed them?
Bendis.

The terrible truth behind Alpha Flight’s demise: Bendis.
Also loving the ‘oooh teacher teacher ask me ask meeee!’ pose there Wade.
(Deadpool #1000)

ilaney:

Who offed them?

Bendis.

The terrible truth behind Alpha Flight’s demise: Bendis.

Also loving the ‘oooh teacher teacher ask me ask meeee!’ pose there Wade.

(Deadpool #1000)

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July 16, 2014

kiwoa:

thatruskieyakattack:

completed-nihilism:

Vantablack

British researchers have created the ‘new black’ of the science world - and it is being dubbed super black.

The material absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of light, a new world record, and is so dark the human eye struggles to discern its shape and dimension, giving the appearance of a black hole.

Named Vantablack, or super black, it also conducts heat seven and half times more effectively than copper, and is ten times stronger than steel.

It is created by Surrey NanoSystems using carbon nanotubes, which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between.

Article

I can’t decide whether to quote Spinal Tap or Metalocalypse.

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July 15, 2014

ahab99:

paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. And it ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

Paul F. Tompkins: national treasure.

Exhibit 1322: image

(Sorry/not sorry for reblogging the long twitter exchange again, but it’s worth it for the commentary. Also, I will probably never stop laughing about how the internet was pretty split on whether the guy was trolling but was 100% united behind I WOULD READ THAT FANFIC!)

July 1, 2014
perclexed:

Lookin’ foxy!

perclexed:

Lookin’ foxy!

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