April 22, 2014

enterpandora:

cordelias-coriander-condiment:

Who else misses Tumblr before it was this?

WHY AM I STILL ON THIS SITE. THIS STUFF IS HORRIBLE

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April 22, 2014

mishas-sexhair asked: Mainly i think (as a hair stylist and avid reader of Destiel/Cockles fanfics) that... he ran his hands through his raven locks Just sounds so much better than he ran his hands through his locks which were a natural base color 3! Just not sexy!

mixgoldenphoenix:

strangepicturesofmishacollins:

Somebody photoshop a raven on Castiel’s head.

Okay.

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This is also good!

April 22, 2014

wackyshenanigans:

Before you dismiss your fanfiction idea as stupid, remember that Disney made a Hamlet AU with singing lions and a happy ending and it was one of their most beloved and successful films.

Change the names and it’s not fanfic anymore.

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April 22, 2014
pewresearch:

Our data finds that on weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms.




Duh

pewresearch:

Our data finds that on weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms.

Duh

(via npr)

April 22, 2014

The thing about being a former troll is that you start recognizing trolling tactics everywhere.

No joke: I once had a pastor who used to shoplift as a kid. He says that he can immediately pick out the shoplifters in a store.

April 22, 2014
I am not offended by generalizations about white people or cis people.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m not. If a PoC blogger gets fed up and types out a post about white people without clarifying that they meant “not all white people”, or a trans person posts about cis people without saying “not all cis people” I am not offended.

Do you want to know why?

Because…

I’m not offended by it either, but I do think that it’s a good idea to be precise when expressing ideas and sentiments.

If you make a sweeping generalization knowing that it’s untrue, then you are inviting rebuttal. You can head that off by making sure that your statements are accurate to begin with. Or you can not, I guess.

A certain type of troll gets attention by making exaggerated complaints about a group where the group can see them. Then, when members of the group try to debunk the claims, the troll can pick holes in their counter arguments or make them look unreasonable by claiming it was just a joke or by doing both at the same time.

I know about this because I used to do it all the time.

I think that some social justice bloggers are, either consciously or unconsciously, acting like trolls when they make controversial posts. Of course, many or most aren’t; but some posters definitely embrace controversy for the controversy. Making sweeping generalizations is a very effective means of trolling.

April 21, 2014
vicemag:

I Went to a Convention for Old, Washed-Up Celebrities
The Hollywood Show does not, as its name would imply, take place in Hollywood.  Nor is it a show in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, it’s a weekend-long expo in a hotel ballroom, a chance to peddle yellowed movie memorabilia and yellowed-er still celebrities from days long past. For a mere $20, nostalgia buffs can meet “the guy”: the guy who wrote the song “Build Me Up Buttercup,” the guy who starred in M.A.S.H. (the movie, not the T.V. show), the guy who spat, “No soup for you!” on the episode of Seinfeld that inspired a million novelty shirts.

A “Celebrity Check-In” table greeted the show’s attendees; behind it, a bored-looking woman silently ate a slice of flavorless-looking pizza. In the corner, a revolving door of middle-aged men, who each had paid $40 for the privilege of getting professional photos taken alongside a rapidly decaying Martin Landau, struck a pose next to the Ed Wood star. “Make sure to mention the Hollywood Show on your Facebook posts!” an employee loudly, cheerfully, reminded them.

Hugh O’Brian, star of 60-year-old show The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, hung signage in the hallway inquiring, “He’s still alive???”; said signage instructed readers to “See for yourself!” Once one took the bait, they bore witness to the sight of an elderly, yet still breathing, O’Brian eating a sandwich next to his parked Rascal Scooter. 

Lita Ford, wearing a leather jacket with her own name on it, signed mementos shakily held by a man sporting a vintage Runaways tour shirt. The face of the woman who played Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan contorted into a look of pain and confusion as a large white male (the show’s target demographic) asked her one in a no doubt series of inane questions.
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vicemag:

I Went to a Convention for Old, Washed-Up Celebrities

The Hollywood Show does not, as its name would imply, take place in Hollywood.  Nor is it a show in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, it’s a weekend-long expo in a hotel ballroom, a chance to peddle yellowed movie memorabilia and yellowed-er still celebrities from days long past. For a mere $20, nostalgia buffs can meet “the guy”: the guy who wrote the song “Build Me Up Buttercup,” the guy who starred in M.A.S.H. (the movie, not the T.V. show), the guy who spat, “No soup for you!” on the episode of Seinfeld that inspired a million novelty shirts.

A “Celebrity Check-In” table greeted the show’s attendees; behind it, a bored-looking woman silently ate a slice of flavorless-looking pizza. In the corner, a revolving door of middle-aged men, who each had paid $40 for the privilege of getting professional photos taken alongside a rapidly decaying Martin Landau, struck a pose next to the Ed Wood star. “Make sure to mention the Hollywood Show on your Facebook posts!” an employee loudly, cheerfully, reminded them.

Hugh O’Brian, star of 60-year-old show The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, hung signage in the hallway inquiring, “He’s still alive???”; said signage instructed readers to “See for yourself!” Once one took the bait, they bore witness to the sight of an elderly, yet still breathing, O’Brian eating a sandwich next to his parked Rascal Scooter. 

Lita Ford, wearing a leather jacket with her own name on it, signed mementos shakily held by a man sporting a vintage Runaways tour shirt. The face of the woman who played Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan contorted into a look of pain and confusion as a large white male (the show’s target demographic) asked her one in a no doubt series of inane questions.

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April 21, 2014
Is college worth it?

If you look at the numbers, a college degree can be worth it in the sense that you make back the money you spent plus extra. However, this isn’t always the case! College may not be worth it.

I’m interested in knowing how much the average student learns in college, and what students know after a 4-year degree versus a 2-year or technical degree. The big problem with studying this is the confounding factor of class and IQ. I mean, it’s easy to show that college graduates tend to earn more and do better in life in general than high school graduates, but students who go to college and graduate tend to have a higher IQ, have parents who are more financially advantaged and come from a middle-class cultural background. It’s no surprise that these students are doing better. The real question is if college is increasing their chances of success by actually teaching them something. I’d need to see a study comparing college grads and high school grads that adjusted for that.

College is definitely worth it for a lot of people; but I’m worried that it’s more of a rite of passage, a certification of middle-classness, than anything else.

April 21, 2014

Anonymous asked: Ok, I'm kinda confused and hope you can clarify something for me. Just so you know though, you don't have to answer. Ignore this if you don't want to. Ok, so you and compassionatedragon/Laura aren't a couple, right? You're just friends? Because I thought you two were in like a long-distance relationship, but then I've seen you refer to yourself as single and her as a friend repeatedly, soo not a couple? How would you describe you relationship with her? (please don't answer if too nosy *ducks*).

compassionatedragon:

crossroadscastiel:

lol oh god nonny, this is…really ironic considering Laura and I were just discussing the very nature of our relationship earlier today //side-eyes you

Ummm…I mean I don’t even know what I would call it? IDK I feel like a label for what we are doesn’t even exist because “just friends” is sort of a lie because I am really super attracted to her and I like her as more than a friend, and she likes me as more than a friend, but at the same time we’re not like…in a committed relationship? Like if she had sex with someone else right now I would cheer her on and be happy for her (I may or may not have encouraged her to try to bang her co-worker the other night >_>)…

So….I honestly don’t know because it’s really complicated???? I love her to death and I can’t stand going more than a few hours without talking to her and we ARE planning on meeting next year and if we actually lived in the same country we would probably be dating by this point BUT at the same time I am in NO position to be good to anyone in terms of being a partner. I’m not actually interested in monogamy at this point in my life, but….IDK I love her to death and I want her in my life always and I also want to have all of the sex with her. So…whatever the term is for that, that’s what we are??? :P

In short, Holly and I do share a more profound bond; but, as there is an ocean keeping us apart and I do not currently have wings, we are not yet canon.

A) I ship it

B) I met my boyfriend online and we were “just friends”

C) Monogamy is not a requirement for a commitment (thank you, Vicki and Misha)

D) But it’s still not the same if you’re not with the person in the flesh; something about pheromes or something. Yeah, all those fanfics with a love-struck idiot describing their crush’s scent as musky aftershave and sweat “but a hint of something else that was uniquely him"  are on to something.

I’m saying that you guys should meet up and smell each other.

April 21, 2014
Here's the Real Story Behind That 'Marijuana-Changes-Your-Brain' Study

Great science reporting, as always!

April 19, 2014

vicemag:

These Drugs Were Prescriptions Before They Hit the Streets

The DEA allows Rohypnol to be prescribed, but the FDA doesn’t approve it for prescription use. So technically you can get it with a prescription except that you can’t get it with a prescription.

Also, the DEA says that meth and PCP are less dangerous than marijuana. What are those guys smoking?

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