Doctor Who before Moffat:
Doctor Who after Moffat:
Wow, is this accurate.
I want to go to this exact point and run around it saying “I’m in Sweden!” I’m in Finland!” “I’m in Norway!” until I get tired
i aspire to great things in life
According to Google Maps, that point is in the middle of a small lake.
So we’ll do it in January when it’s frozen.
actually that’s why they’ve helpfully dropped a big-ass cement block with a bridge surrounding it in the middle of the lake: for the express purpose of doing what OP aspires to do
elasticheart-downtown - would you live this dream for us please?
YES. And wear a top hat and take pictures/video!
TIL there is a platform in the middle of a lake where Sweden, Norway, and Finland meet so you can hokey-pokey in/out of three countries. Awesome.
Anonymous said: Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.
Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead.
On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it.
In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern.
The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead.
It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost.
"It was just a joke, quit being so sensitive."
"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."
"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."
Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony.
People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin.
People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them.
You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.
That’s such a good analogy. I’mma steal the shit out of that.
Paul F. Tompkins, succinctly explaining why you call people what they want to be called, whether it’s “little people” or “transgender” or “chairperson” or “Bob”. It’s not about being politically correct and it’s not about you. It’s about basic decency and respect. (via ericmortensen)
This is where we are. The CIA can join twitter and will be warmly received. People will be excited and ‘tee hee’ and giggle about it. The US Dept of Defense will tweet “jokingly” to the CIA and people will love it.
Now oblivious white people who aren’t the target of systemic oppression and violence loving this is one thing. They’re existing in a different reality, and I don’t expect them to get it by default, or to contextualize anything outside of their existence. Black and brown people joining in on the fun however is downright bizarre. These groups of mass murderers can make a cheeky tweet or two and people will get excited about it. The DoD tweet about running in the same circles is really gross, especially when you take the time to consider what they are actually “joking” about.
Now I’m not surprised by people finding these tweets funny, but I am disappointed by some who are joining in the celebration of this macabre exhibition of humor. Especially those who claim to be about social justice. I have seen people who a mere week ago were posting about black sites and drone bases, extrajudicial killings and even the CIA’s fake vaccination campaign in Pakistan join in on the celebration of the CIA’s first tweet.
Someone who fancies themselves to be about justice posted this on facebook - “The CIA made a big splash with their first tweet. Looking forward to more from them.” Looking forward to more from the CIA? They’re talking about the CIA making a splash like a rapper dropping a mixtape to critical acclaim. This person can apparently put aside their indignation for all the injustice and crimes perpetrated by the CIA and DoD to celebrate their tweets. The fact that they are organizations made up of criminals (that’s exactly what they are) who operate above the law, kill at will and are the proxy of US global imperialism is momentarily on hold because their tweets are funny. I found that really curious. How can you be disarmed by tweets? What would have to be going through your mind to find the humor in any of this if you know even just a tiny bit of what the CIA and DoD do everyday and if you know their history? What kind of detachment mentality do people like this have? I guess everything flies out the window when you make a silly tweet or two.
Social media can neuter even the most dastardly. That’s the real danger, and I fear a populace who warmly embraces organizations like the CIA. People like them are dangerous and they frighten me. Why? Because they can see evil and laugh with it, when the proper response should be them rebuking it. This is why the CIA and DoD can operate with impunity. Sure, the CIA just leased a blacksite in Djibouti for 20 years for their secret prison where they will torture and kill black and brown people without charging them with anything. The site also operates as hub for drone strikes, but wasn’t the CIA’s first tweet hilarious? The CIA is so funny!
I guess I don’t have a sense of humor.
why am i even a math tutor
Ugggghhhh it’s the weekend, I don’t need this.
What the natural fuck
Someone explain this or I swear to god I won’t be able to sleep tonight.
The trick is, at the end, they’re adding up the wrong things. If you repay each of your parents $1, you owe $49 + 49 = $98. That is the status of your loan. Your loan went to the shirt ($97) and the dollar you are holding ($1). $97 + 1 = $98, which you still owe. It’s exactly as if you borrowed only $49 apiece from your parents in the first place, bought the shirt, and had a buck left over.
the mashup you didnt need.
It took me two days to find this again and I’m never letting go
ohmy god. its the smash mouth fugue i’ve been looking for it for so long GOD DAMNIT IT’S HERE AND IT’S BEAUTIFUL
Today’s entry in the “I don’t know why someone did this but I’m glad they did” category.
Hey out-of-towners, downtown Portland’s Target has your back.
Bob, you gotta see this. Marketing came up with an ingenious idea. We make reduced fat cheese and we call it ‘Monterey JILL,’ see? Appeal to the fatties, er, I mean chicks. You know how they are, always insecure about their weight. We remind them that they shouldn’t be eating the actual cheese — that’s for Jack, you get it — and this stuff will fly off the shelves!
worst possible time to find out about your superpowers
Oh my GOD
HOLY MOTHER OF CHRIST WHAT DID I JUST WITNESS
Just gonna post this again because ohmYGOD
did he win
DID HE WIN
If Malala was a victim of a US drone attack, instead of the Taliban, who would even know her name? She would have been collateral damage like the others. There are thousands of girls like Malala who have been killed by US drones; they too were seeking an education.
A sobering thought.
Anonymous said: Shout-at to Corey D. Bowie, City Council President of Selma, Alabama for this opinion on the public construction of a monument to honour the KKK: “We are going to have to embrace both the civil war and the civil rights movement as part of our city’s history. Once we can appreciate both ends then we can move past this.”
Dear Racists: who the fuck do you think you’re fooling pretending like we need to respect both sides of the CIVIL FUCKING WAR. Fuck you, you must think we’re all as fucking stupid as you are.
Exactly. Dear southern racists: you lost, and the Union was really fucking nice to you afterwards aside from the whole not letting you own people anymore. Isn’t it about time you stopped shitting in our collective Cheerios?