This morning while I was getting ready I was watching Sesame Street.
They were doing this bit where some clown was trying to wash his hands but kept washing his feet or his elbows and Elmo would go, “no mister noodle, your HANDS!” and all the tv kids would laugh.
Around the fourth or fifth time he couldn’t find his hands, I heard a grown man yell from somewhere else in the motel, “GODDAMMIT, MR. NOODLE.”
- Aristotle: We are what we repeatedly do.
- Plato: Well then I guess I'm YOUR MOM
- Plato: *high fives Socrates*
That sums it up
This reminds me of a discussion we had in school, and one girl was talking about living in fear of her safety because she is a girl, and this guy chimed in and was all “It’s hard for guys too! I’m so awkward around girls! It’s embarrassing!” Yeah, not the same thing, exactly?
This reminds me of an article about online (heterosexual) dating that I read a while ago. It listed men’s and women’s worst fears about meeting someone from online. The highest ranked fear that men had was that their date would be fat, whereas the highest ranked fear that women had was that their date would turn out to be violent and kill them.
I think that says a lot.
This is a pretty classic privilege dynamic I think, and one that we as a society tend to downplay in order to give the privileged even more volume.
Men are afraid women will laugh at them or won’t have sex with them, women are afraid men will kill them.
Rich people are upset that everyone else is calling them “greedy” instead of “job creators”, everyone else is upset that they can’t afford health care.
White people are afraid of being called racist by people of color, people of color are afraid of being killed by white people (especially white people in positions of authority, like police).
Straight people are afraid of having their “marriages ruined” by other people getting married, queer people are afraid of being beaten to death.
Cis people are afraid of having to share a bathroom with someone different than they are, trans people are afraid of being murdered.
This is really just a perfect X, Y statement to sum up the most basic tenet of privilege: if you are privileged, the majority of the time you don’t fear for your basic survival.
and then i realized
my life revolves around people that don’t exist
Vanessa Sowl is a 15 year old West Jordan, Utah girl who should have been home on noon Monday and has not been heard from since that morning, if anyone knows where she may be or has seen her contact local authorities.
The police aren’t taking this seriously and her mother cannot reach her on her cellphone as she has either turned it off or the battery has died.
Please pass this around.
Someone said you should play unfitting music while playing Amnesia to make it less scary and all I can think of is
Spacenesia: The Jam Descent
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Hi guys! I know a lot of people on tumblr love animals. Dogs, cats, bunnies, the lot.
My parents happen to live near a shelter for animals called Pike County Humane Society. It’s a no-kill shleter. They don’t turn any animal away.
While the animals are there, they get to play outside (cats included!) and they are well fed. If the animal is sick, the shelter pays for it out of their own pockets. Even surgeries.
As you know, trips to the vet are incredibly expensive.
Even so, PCHS only asks for 75 dollars when a family adopts a pet. All of their money comes from donations.
Unfortunately, not many people have donated to the shelter. They are running dangerously low on money and might have to close in less than two weeks.
This is the shelter to hundreds of animals.
My parents and I have donated $300+ to the shelter. We are trying to help as much as we can, but one family is not enough.
Any sort of donation is going to help, and even if you can’t donate anything at all, please reblog this to get this to as many people as possible.
You can donate through paypal on their website.
Thank you for reading, reblogging, and donating if you can. It means a lot to me, my family, the shelter, and most of all, the animals.
This is my towns animal shelter, please donate, or reblog to spread the word. They have helped so many animals already, please help them continue.
ahh! yes i live here too :( please please PLEASE help out! any little bit helps, and if you can’t help at least reblog and try to spread the word
In 2009, Najibullah Zazi sent three e-mails from his Aurora apartment to a suspected terrorist in Pakistan asking about the ingredients necessary to bake something for an upcoming marriage.
Agents monitored his calls. They followed him across the country. They became particularly alarmed when they learned he had purchased large quantities of hydrogen peroxide, a hair dye.
Almost three years later and 15 miles away, James Eagan Holmes was filling his home with armament. He had regular deliveries of ammunition for a military-style AR-15 rifle, two handguns and a shotgun he purchased over the course of 60 days. There were about 6,000 rounds in all, another 300 shotgun shells and a high-capacity drum for the rifle. In all, it amounted to more than 200 pounds of ordnance.
All of it legal. None of it, apparently, noticed by or reported to police. None of it the slightest bit disconcerting to ammunition suppliers, delivery drivers or neighbors.
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