1. I’ll never understand people who get up in arms about spoiler alerts for works of fiction and then turn around and dismiss trigger warnings as unnecessary.

     
  2. Dictionary definitions frequently offer verbal substitutes for an unknown term which only conceal a lack of real understanding. Thus a person might look up a foreign word and be quite satisfied with the meaning “bullfinch” without the slightest ability to identify or describe this bird. Understanding does not come through dealings with words alone, but rather with the things for which they stand. Dictionary definitions permit us to hide from ourselves and others the extent of our ignorance.
    — H.R. Huse, The Illiteracy of the Literate
     
  3. 15:14 9th Apr 2014

    Notes: 11

    Reblogged from eschaton-disaster

    eschaton-disaster:

    I need a vegetarian recipe that is fairly cheap and pretty easy for dinner tonight and go!

    Here’s my go-to one-pot meal. It’s different every time I make it, so feel free to suit it to what you have on hand.

    Ingredients:

    • Onion, carrot, and celery, chopped (you can use frozen veg mix if you want)
    • 1 can chick peas (drained)
    • 1 bunch kale, spinach, or some other leafy green (again, frozen is okay)
    • 1 cup rice
    • 2 cups water

    How to make it:

    1. Saute your mirepoix (that’s a fancy French word for onion, carrot and celery) in some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Squirt in some Sriracha if you feel like it.
    2. Once the onions start to get clear (but not brown), add in your kale (or whatever), chick peas, and your spices. Saute that for a little bit until the greens start to wilt.
    3. Add in your rice and water. Bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for about 25 minutes.
    5. Eat like a champion.

    Note: if you have vegetable stock or bouillon, you can use that instead of water.

     
  4. Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash performing “Girl from the North Country” on the Johnny Cash Show, 1970.

     
  5. walk the plank

    I mean… I’m a pretty good swimmer, so I would take this option in a heartbeat if I could…

     
  6. 19:36

    Notes: 6

    Tags: student loansdebt

    What exactly are the legal ramifications of just flat out refusing to pay back student loan debt?

    Asking for a friend.

     
  7. 19:19

    Notes: 26428

    Reblogged from ryanvoid

    particlefucker:

    dont let tumblr make you believe that

    -eating car hubcaps is cool

    -being an inanimate object is acceptable

    -post-avant jazzcore is better than progressive dreamfunk

    -having a corporeal form is healthy

    -france exists

    -chemtrails aren’t real

     
  8. 11:29

    Notes: 113680

    Reblogged from boobsandbravado

    boobsandbravado:

    doodoowater:

    warumonzaemon:

    fuckingsassysprinkles:

    Just a friendly reminder that u should call ur animals by gender-neutral or multiple pronouns.  They CAN understand you and YES it is possible for an animal to be trans.  Your cat having a penis does not make it male.  It is straight up animal abuse to deliberately misgender your pets so please do not do it.

    …..

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    Like… if this is a joke… That’s fucked up because Trans/Non gender binary folk are already not taken seriously…

    OP is a pretty well-known troll blog. In the past, they’ve posted about how things like Twilight are offensive to asexual vampyres [sic] and they also identify as florasexual…

     
  9. Soulmate Stuff by Antarctigo Vespucci is definitely in the top spot on my list of “great album, terrible band name” so far this year…

    Seriously, Antarctigo Vespucci? That’s the best you could do?

     
  10. 14:43

    Notes: 73

    Reblogged from eschaton-disaster

    Tags: tvmediaclass

    The end of Raising Hope has left television without some of its most endearing working-class protagonists. Television, post-1980, has not been a medium that does well with depictions of any social class below middle, so Raising Hope may have been the only show on television that depicted a working-class family without judgment or aggrandizement. The Chances were neither salt-of-the-earth everymen of the sort that populate shows like The Middle, nor were they the scheming antiheroes of shows like Shameless. Raising Hope made class a circumstance of its characters, not their defining trait. In that way, Hope was a remarkably forward-thinking show, divorcing class from identity.
    — 

    Putting Hope To Bed - Raising Hope - Previously.TV (via sc0rnflakess)

    It was also riotously funny at it’s high points and always clever and enjoyable at its lowest.

    (via eschaton-disaster)

    Eh… I have to disagree with this assessment, at least in terms of the time frame. There have been a number of major network sitcoms centered on working-class characters post-1980: Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Married With Children, Malcolm in the Middle, The Simpsons, 2 Broke Girls, The Middle, just to name a few. If you want to include shows on the non-major networks like the CW, or cable shows, then that list gets a whole lot longer.

    That’s not to say that I’m a fan of all the shows I listed… in fact, I only like two of them (you can figure that out on your own). I just think it’s kind of disingenuous when media critics bemoan the lack of working class shows on TV and then write article after article praising shows about fucked-up rich white people like Arrested Development or Mad Men (both of which I like, incidentally). What they’re really saying is there aren’t any working class shows that also appeal to their personal aesthetic preferences.

    (via recoveringhipster)

    2 Broke Girls and the Simpson hardly portray a realistic working class experience. Malcolm in the Middle, Raising Hope, Grace Under Fire, Roseanne, Married with Children, The Middle, and My Name is Earl  make up a fairly small number of tv shows when you look at the overall figures. The working class experience is even further underrepresented when you start looking at working class people of color. 

    (via eschaton-disaster)

    I guess what I’m driving at is that this sort of analysis presents a false dichotomy between the current media landscape and some imagined golden age of working class sitcoms. I mean, yeah, All in the Family was great, but even when Norman Lear’s socially-conscious sitcom empire was at its height, the vast majority of TV programming was still about (white) upper middle-class people or young urban professionals, or took place in a setting where those sorts of issues weren’t ever really addressed. 

    I just think it’s kind of silly for the author to pinpoint a date when the media decided to stop telling working-class stories, especially one that predates a show like Roseanne by nearly a decade.