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professorzachary:

petition to turn “day of silence” into “day of screaming”

just talk about gay things all day

point out oppression whenever you see it

scream at homophobes until your throat goes raw

get loud

get aggressive

refuse to be silenced

make them fuckin listen to you


36 minutes ago on 17 Apr, 14 | 75943 notes

we-smoke-the-blunts:

sandandglass:

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ and white-collar criminals. 

this is fucking bullshit


1 hour ago on 17 Apr, 14 | 16493 notes

animal-diversity:

get to know me meme - [1/6] favorite animals: Pandas

It’s hard to imagine an animal more charming than the panda.


2 hours ago on 17 Apr, 14 | 1444 notes

darylalexsy:


DAY 18
 A couple (any two people)

Otters are people, too.

darylalexsy:

DAY 18

A couple (any two people)

Otters are people, too.


2 hours ago on 17 Apr, 14 | 10249 notes

This is my face. I didn’t put any make-up on it. I have super pink cheeks and they’re blotchy. It’s mostly the result of years of individual zits/pimples/whatnot that heal but the spot they were stays pink. It more or less is something that began blooming with puberty.  Bottom line, it’s just what my face looks like if I don’t put on concealer + foundation + powder (and then blush on top to make pink cheeks with the correct evenness).

And yet every single time I go to work without makeup, someone asks me what’s wrong with my face. Usually in those exact words. Or things like did I have an allergic reaction or is it a rash.

And I need everyone to just calm the fuck down because it’s my face and it’s fine. Like I did look in a mirror today and I did in fact see the same face you are seeing and I was not the least bit concerned, so why are you?

This is my face. I didn’t put any make-up on it. I have super pink cheeks and they’re blotchy. It’s mostly the result of years of individual zits/pimples/whatnot that heal but the spot they were stays pink. It more or less is something that began blooming with puberty. Bottom line, it’s just what my face looks like if I don’t put on concealer + foundation + powder (and then blush on top to make pink cheeks with the correct evenness). And yet every single time I go to work without makeup, someone asks me what’s wrong with my face. Usually in those exact words. Or things like did I have an allergic reaction or is it a rash. And I need everyone to just calm the fuck down because it’s my face and it’s fine. Like I did look in a mirror today and I did in fact see the same face you are seeing and I was not the least bit concerned, so why are you?


12 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 5 notes

doctom666:

what a bargain!!!

doctom666:

what a bargain!!!


12 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 3837 notes

BTW I went to a lecture/seminar/some sort of award thing today (mandatory, direct from the mouth of God my PI, so our lab could fill half the seats) and my favorite quote from the guy was:

"Sorry this slide is so terrible.  As you can tell, it was made by a postdoc."

(His entire talk was terrible—a really severe case of academic elitism and self aggrandizement—as was his presentation, which was all lime green and magenta Comic Sans on a bright blue background with all the pictures overlapping each other.  It turns out the “bad” part that the postdoc did was labeling the Y axis on a graph.)


12 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 2 notes

fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.
Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.

fatbodypolitics:

freedominwickedness:

saturnineaqua:

intheindigo:

shanellbklyn:

historicaltimes:

Babies are strapped into airplane seats enroute to LAX during “Operation Babylift” with airlifted orphans from Vietnam to the US. April 12, 1975.

This looks dangerous as fuck 😒

ikr? I was thinking how they would not have been secure if the plane crashed only to find out that one of the planes in the operation did crash.

what?!

Most of the babies taken to the United States by “Operation Babylift” were not orphans in the first place; they were children from refugee camps who were fraudulently designated as orphans by American relief workers — most of them with religious affiliations — who believed they’d be “better off” being raised by white Americans.

Operation Reunite is an amazing nonprofit run by Babylift victims which seeks to use DNA testing to find and reconnect with their real families back home in Vietnam.

So basically look at this photo of kidnapped babies.


13 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 9548 notes

How I go to bed at night…

  1. I have to pee really really really really bad
  2. I wait at least an hour because my bladder and I aren’t great friends
  3. I have to pee WAY WORSE than before
  4. I finally get off the couch and go upstairs to the bathroom
  5. I’m too lazy to walk back down the stairs
  6. I go to the bedroom instead

13 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 7 notes

feministwerewolf:

girljanitor:

Lost silent film with all-Native American cast found

The Daughter of Dawn, an 80-minute feature film, was shot in July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, southwest Oklahoma. It was unique in the annals of silent film (or talkies, for that matter) for having a cast of 300 Comanches and Kiowas who brought their own clothes, horses, tipis, everyday props and who told their story without a single reference to the United States Cavalry. It was a love story, a four-person star-crossed romance that ends with the two main characters together happily ever after. There are two buffalo hunt sequences with actual herds of buffalo being chased down by hunters on bareback just as they had done on the Plains 50 years earlier.

The male lead was played by White Parker; another featured female role was played by Wanada Parker. They were the son and daughter of the powerful Comanche chief Quanah Parker, the last of the free Plains Quahadi Comanche warriors. He never lost a battle to United States forces, but, his people sick and starving, he surrendered at Fort Sill in 1875. Quanah was the son of Comanche chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, the daughter of Euro-American settlers who had grown up in the tribe after she was kidnapped as a child by the Comanches who killed her parents. She was the model for Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves.

You can watch the first ten minutes of the film here. It is over 90 years old, and was produced by, directed by, and stars only Native American people.

Always reblog when this crosses my dash!


13 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 15553 notes

My brother has been really sick.  He’s had a 103 degree fever.  He has kidney pain.  He has pain when peeing (although despite drinking LOTS of fluids, he’s not been peeing much at all after a while).  He has a swollen throat and difficulty turning his head.  He lost 10lbs in six days just from being sick.

They thought probably he had mono and a kidney infection.  They prescribed him really strong antibiotics on Friday and took blood to confirm those things.

He kept getting worse and the antibiotics made him sick to his stomach too.  (When he gets sick he also almost always gets severe asthma as a complication, so he has that on top of everything.)

Today they got the labwork back.  He doesn’t have mono.  He doesn’t have a kidney infection.

In addition to his other symptoms he now has joint pain, a rash, blood vessels popping in his eyes.  Tonight he called my mum to say he can’t eat solid food because his throat/gland swelling and he can only eat soup.

The doctor he saw has no idea what’s wrong with him and listed a shit ton of diseases at him (which totally made him feel not at all better).  They took more blood and are trying to run more diagnostics.  The doctor he saw was at urgent care and they said they’d said the labwork results to his GP, who said they might be able to see in a week at the earliest, which seems like bullshit for something like this where literally all of this has happened in less than a week itself, so going another week without the doctor seems absurd and probably dangerous.


14 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 3 notes

doctorbee:

If it has someone else’s name painted on it, it probably doesn’t belong to you!! #lablife

I got two of my boxes back today (I was missing 6… 1 is out with permission, so I’m still short 3).  They just appeared on my bench.  But later, Resident Danger came and told me he was sorry for taking them without asking them, but it was an emergency.

It takes three fucking days to do Westerns.  Two if you’re speedy (and nobody’s stolen your boxes).  How much of an emergency can it be?

(Okay, to be fair, he actually had done absolutely no work for over a week and I’m not even sure he was there for most of the week and as far as I can tell, on Saturday he realized we had a lab meeting on Monday and had nothing to present.)

Nobody has claimed the other boxes (I left notes on every set—these ones are sitting in the common fridge with no name on them), so whoever’s been using my boxes for storage is getting their blots thrown in the trash tomorrow.

I’m also trying to promote my library-like system of borrowing stuff and hoping that if I do it enough it catches on.  It works like this.  I need something.  First, I ask the person if I can borrow the thing.  Then (and this also applies if I couldn’t find them to ask but still need the thing), I write a sticky note with my name listing exactly what and how many of the thing I took.  I put the sticky note in the location where the thing belongs so if they go to get their thing and I’m still using it (or I just forgot to put it back), it says right there where to find the thing.  I realize this is an incredibly difficult thing to do if you think your time and needs are way more important that other people’s, but I try.

doctorbee:

If it has someone else’s name painted on it, it probably doesn’t belong to you!! #lablife

I got two of my boxes back today (I was missing 6… 1 is out with permission, so I’m still short 3).  They just appeared on my bench.  But later, Resident Danger came and told me he was sorry for taking them without asking them, but it was an emergency.

It takes three fucking days to do Westerns.  Two if you’re speedy (and nobody’s stolen your boxes).  How much of an emergency can it be?

(Okay, to be fair, he actually had done absolutely no work for over a week and I’m not even sure he was there for most of the week and as far as I can tell, on Saturday he realized we had a lab meeting on Monday and had nothing to present.)

Nobody has claimed the other boxes (I left notes on every set—these ones are sitting in the common fridge with no name on them), so whoever’s been using my boxes for storage is getting their blots thrown in the trash tomorrow.

I’m also trying to promote my library-like system of borrowing stuff and hoping that if I do it enough it catches on.  It works like this.  I need something.  First, I ask the person if I can borrow the thing.  Then (and this also applies if I couldn’t find them to ask but still need the thing), I write a sticky note with my name listing exactly what and how many of the thing I took.  I put the sticky note in the location where the thing belongs so if they go to get their thing and I’m still using it (or I just forgot to put it back), it says right there where to find the thing.  I realize this is an incredibly difficult thing to do if you think your time and needs are way more important that other people’s, but I try.


14 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 5 notes

serrible:

thefearlandscape:

im goin 2 use 3d printing technology to make myself a man, with blonde hair and a tan

image


14 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 15165 notes

"I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them."


15 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 10847 notes

"What doesn’t kill you gives you XP."

— (via quirkygrl22)

So every time I see this, I eventually realize it’s about gaming but my first thought is always that is means Windows XP and my mind tries really hard to grasp the metaphor.


16 hours ago on 16 Apr, 14 | 59823 notes