Brittany Snow is frustrated by her shoes. Tyler Posey thinks she should wear his. [x]
I started working with a dialect coach, because he didn’t have just like an accent, he had a very, very particular way that he spoke. So, like it was always very, like staccato.
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley Cover) - Daniela Andrade
The beauty of covers are that the cheery R&B style of Gnarls Barkley can be transformed into a heartfelt acoustic song. Daniela Andrade’s uses her wonderful voice to illuminate the sublime beauty of the lyrics. After listening to this I realized that Crazy is about the insanity of life, the people who think they are control but aren’t, and the solace we can find in accepting the world in all of its crazed glory. I love this cover so much.
“I remember when I lost my mind. There was something so pleasant about that place.”
#this sings caroline deep in my fucking /bones/ #like: soft and hurting and swaying and blaming herself for everything #buyring herself deeper and deeper into her guilt #and all the while being fierce and defensive and shining #and trying to reconcile herself #to mend what’s broken; not realizing that she’s mistaking #beauty for brokenness (via)
"I’m not vaccinating my kids because they’ll build up immunity naturally anyway"
Excuse me, when I was born I reacted badly to the first round of injections given to me and didn’t have anymore - and I have never had an injection at any other point in my life. I’ve never had any serious illness in my life.
It’s the parents’ decision whether their young children have injections or not, not someone on the freaking internet.
It is well established that a small percentage of the population is unable to receive vaccinations for various medically valid reasons. The reason you did not get sick despite not being vaccinated is that you were protected by herd immunity. Herd immunity means that if enough people are vaccinated, diseases are much less likely to gain a foothold in the population due to there being very few available hosts. Those diseases, unable to find enough hosts to multiply and mutate, die off quickly and do not present a threat to the general population. Once vaccination levels begin to drop, however, herd immunity no longer protects those who are unable to be vaccinated (very young infants, those with immune deficiencies, those who are allergic to the inert contents of vaccines, etc…). As someone who is unable to be vaccinated, you should be urging everyone who is able to receive vaccines to get them. All of those people are what is standing between you and vulnerability to many deadly but preventable diseases. This is why vaccines are a public health issue, not a frivolous personal choice.
Until recently, I have had a tremendous amount of shame about the bullying I experienced as a child.
Whenever something would happen and my mother would find out, she would yell at me and say, "Why didn’t you fight back?! What are you doing to make them treat you like that?"
So I felt like it was my fault. (x)
There is a genuine dangers of my tears shorting out the computer and turning this entirely into a Laverne Cox fanblog.
The whole INTERNET should be a Laverne Cox fanblog.
Leave it to a former Division I gymnast to conquer an incredibly difficult obstacle course in front of a live audience and millions of viewers worldwide.
Fact: Pansexuals usually have impeccable music taste since their pansexuality allows them to delve into multiple genres.
River Tam, Batman, and a Cirque du Soleil performer had a child: Kacy Catanzaro. Watch this 5-foot, 100-lb woman stomp all over a test of strength and endurance that has defeated Navy SEALs, football players, and other muscly types.
As much as I love seeing her show off her superhuman physical prowess, my favorite part of this is the announcers and crowd. The announcers refer to her as a woman, not a girl. They talk about how she’s the first female competitor to complete the course, but that’s it. No, “look at this little girl go!” No comments about how her looks. They just treat her like a competitor. And the men in the audience seem to see her the same way.
Possibly because she might be able to kill them with her brain if they step out of line, but in a world where female athletes are expected to do bikini shoots, or where announcers can’t talk about them without talking about their looks, I like to think that this is progress.
ACTUAL FUCKING SUPERHERO.
Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole.
Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.
"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"
"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”
I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!
The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.
reblogging for more top commentary
They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours.
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.
The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.
Everything about this sounds fucking glorious. I need to learn the Swiss language and fucking move.
"Muster the Rohirrim! Assemble the army at Dunharrow, as many men as can be found. You have two days. On the third, we ride for Gondor. And war.”