1. 21:46 22nd Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from juliet-echo-alpha

    Tags: class warfare

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    (Source: paxamericana)

     
  2. 21:29

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    Reblogged from themadeshop

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    themadeshop:

dork
     
  3. 16:58

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    eschaton-disaster:

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

bigmouthsparesagain:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

Crazy how someone could actually care the impact his words has on people…
No “I didn’t mean it that way”, “You took this the wrong way”, “You need to lighten up”
Legitimate concern for the mentality of his listeners

i don’t want to take away from the sincerity of this apology because being confronted with your own ignorance and accepting it without reservation is SO GOOD, but how does anyone exist in the world today and not know that “spastic” is a slur? this is absolutely basic. weird al might be checking all the right boxes but why not do that BEFORE you record your parody tunes?

It’s a really common term for most of the us. It’s still used regularly on television and movies with little or no popular criticism. I’m not saying it’s ok that he didn’t research it, but it’s not surprising to me that he didn’t know.

Two things:
I don’t know where all of the previous commenters come from, but it is worth noting that there has been a pretty big difference between the US and the UK historically about the offensiveness of that particular term… I don’t find it particularly shocking that someone like Weird Al would be ignorant to just how hurtful it can be.
Oh, and another thing… “Crazy”? Really? Someone can just drop that In the middle of a conversation about slurs directed towards people with neurological disorders and everyone’s just going to let it slide?

    eschaton-disaster:

    stayinbedgrowyrhair:

    bigmouthsparesagain:

    the-last-teabender:

    Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

    Crazy how someone could actually care the impact his words has on people…

    No “I didn’t mean it that way”, “You took this the wrong way”, “You need to lighten up”

    Legitimate concern for the mentality of his listeners

    i don’t want to take away from the sincerity of this apology because being confronted with your own ignorance and accepting it without reservation is SO GOOD, but how does anyone exist in the world today and not know that “spastic” is a slur? this is absolutely basic. weird al might be checking all the right boxes but why not do that BEFORE you record your parody tunes?

    It’s a really common term for most of the us. It’s still used regularly on television and movies with little or no popular criticism. I’m not saying it’s ok that he didn’t research it, but it’s not surprising to me that he didn’t know.

    Two things:

    I don’t know where all of the previous commenters come from, but it is worth noting that there has been a pretty big difference between the US and the UK historically about the offensiveness of that particular term… I don’t find it particularly shocking that someone like Weird Al would be ignorant to just how hurtful it can be.

    Oh, and another thing… “Crazy”? Really? Someone can just drop that In the middle of a conversation about slurs directed towards people with neurological disorders and everyone’s just going to let it slide?

     
  4. 09:27

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    Reblogged from marxisforbros

    Tags: life hacks

    poyzn:

    Quick and simple lifehacks.

     
  5. 07:59

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    johndarnielle:

giraffepoliceforce:

Still pretty proud of my response to this.

I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus

"May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus"

    johndarnielle:

    giraffepoliceforce:

    Still pretty proud of my response to this.

    I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”

    I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus

    "May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus"

     
  6. If grocery stores operated the same way as Steam.

    1. Grocer: Hello, sir. How may I help you today?
    2. Customer: I would like some ice cream, please.
    3. Grocer: (suspiciously) What do want that ice cream for?
    4. Customer: Um, well... I'm having a party and I already bought a lovely chocolate cake and I thought it would be nice to have some ice cream to go with it.
    5. Grocer: A likely story. One question, though... where did you buy that cake?
    6. Customer: Where-- wha-- why does that matter?
    7. Grocer: Did you or did you not buy that cake from us?
    8. Customer: Uh... no, actually. I bought it from that bakery down the street.
    9. Grocer: I'm gonna need to see a receipt.
    10. Customer: A receipt? Are you serious?
    11. Grocer: I'm deadly serious, sir. Cake piracy is a serious crime. I need to know that you're not going to eat this ice cream alongside your ill-gotten cake.
    12. Customer: Um, okay... one receipt for chocolate cake.
    13. Grocer: (inspecting the receipt) Okay... this seems legit. I'll let you buy the ice cream... this time. But you really should buy all of your food directly from us from this point forward. You know... for convenience.
     
  7. 09:33 19th Jul 2014

    Notes: 4

    Tags: musiccake

    Plays: 10

    Cake - “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle

     
  8. 22:08 18th Jul 2014

    Notes: 4

    Somebody told me to “go back to where [I] came from” today…

    It’s such a strange feeling… being the object of misdirected racism. It’s not the first time it’s happened to me (usually only in the summer after I’ve been working outdoors long enough to develop a nice, olive tan), but it’s been so long since it’s happened that I forgot what it felt like.

    It’s just… odd…

     
  9. 11:16 16th Jul 2014

    Notes: 2422

    Reblogged from marxisforbros

    Tags: immigrationlanguage

    Immigration, a lexicon. You’re a ‘migrant’ when you’re very poor; ‘immigrant’ when you’re not so poor; and ‘expat’ when you’re rich.
     
  10. 12:55 15th Jul 2014

    Notes: 1

    I just need to get my life back together and start updating my tumblr again.