1. xombiedirge:

    Rocket & Groot by Mike S. Miller 

    (via marykatewiles)

  2. "If we had no faults we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others."

    François La Rochefoucauld

    Voltaire credited François de La Rochefoucauld (born September 15, 1613) with shaping the French national character, thanks to his book of Maxims, full of pithy reflections of human behavior.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  3. "For to know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know his mind."

    Geraldine Brooks

    Happy 59th birthday, Geraldine Brooks! The Australian-born novelist is best known for March, which imagines the wartime service of the March sisters’ father in Little Women.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  4. gwayordafreeway:

    I’m always fascinated in seeing this type of creativity. It’s like how did they even begin to think of something this dope. Blows my mind.

    so cool!

    (Source: sammylumpkins, via marykatewiles)

  5. lassiessternumbush:

    girls don’t like boys girls like fake psychics and cars dubbed the blueberry

    Every time I see a little blue car I immediately dub it the Blueberry

    (via psychosusa)

  6. sirfrogsworth:

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]



THAT’S FUCKING RIDICULOUS! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE

    sirfrogsworth:

    roserosetyler:

    vixyish:

    the-uncensored-she:

    Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

    Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

    The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

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    THAT’S FUCKING RIDICULOUS! PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE

    (Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing, via marykatewiles)

  7. "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

    Roald Dahl

    As a boarding school student, Roald Dahl (born September 13, 1916) and his classmates would sometimes receive test batches of new choclates from the Cadbury company. Dahl’s childhood desire was to create a chocolate bar that would win the approval of Mr. Cadbury—that dream inspired Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

    I didn’t know that story about Mr. Cadbury! Cool!

  8. sesamestreet:

When 900 years old you reach, look as cute you will not. 
Watch it now: http://bit.ly/1pX2usj

    sesamestreet:

    When 900 years old you reach, look as cute you will not. 

    Watch it now: 

  9. buckydixon:

dottyasyouplease:

that tree looks so happy that it is receiving a hug from this child

I AM GROOT

    buckydixon:

    dottyasyouplease:

    that tree looks so happy that it is receiving a hug from this child

    I AM GROOT

    (Source: gypsymoongoddess, via marykatewiles)

  10. "Good books tell the truth, even when they’re about things that never have been and never will be. They’re truthful in a different way"

    Stanisław Lem

    Polish sci-fi writer Stanisław Lem (born September 12, 1921) was a fan of Philip K. Dick, but the American author thought that Lem was a composite character created by the Communists and reported him in a letter to the FBI.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  11. USA captain Rampone's lengthy career is one of a kind»

    saveitlikesolo:

    EVERYONE READ THIS ARTICLE AND CRY ABOUT CAP WITH ME PLEASE

    STEEEEEEEEVVVVEEEEE!! Play on, Cap, play on.

    (via shahofblah)

  12. Wolverne vs. 11: Consent, Part 1

    feiwynne:

    Both Logan and 11 kiss women in problematic ways, but how it goes down, how the characters respond, and the message narrative leaves for the viewer, is very different.

    Starting with Logan, while the Blackbird is down for repairs, Logan confronts Jean about their mutual attraction. Jean insists that she loves Scott, but Logan tries to make his case. Jean acknowledges that she is interested in Logan, but insists it wouldn’t work out well long term. Logan kisses her.

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    The missing line in the middle: “Logan, the good guy sticks around-“

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    Jean asks him not to force her to walk away from him, then walks away from him. It is pretty clear from the that Logan was in the wrong. When she calls him on it he is hurt, but he owns it, backs off, and respects her decision.

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    The Whoniverse handles things differently. Tasha Lem, the sexy ”special agent boss lady” (Nun Edition!) has an established flirtatious relationship with the Doctor. After having been partially possessed by a Dalek Tasha ends up on the opposite side of a hostage situation.

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    The Doctor Snaps her out of it by insulting her in a misogynistic manner, telling her that, “you should never send a nun to do a Doctor’s work.” Her anger makes her flip sides back to the Doctor’s team after slapping him, and she takes out the Daleks. The Doctor responds by running at Tasha and kissing her, pretty much out of nowhere, and making a joke about how she gets feisty when treated badly. It is implied he finds her rage at being mistreated sexy, thus prompting his assault, which is fucking creepy.

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    Tasha insists that the Doctor is not allowed to kiss her without her first requesting and consenting to it, and the Doctor jokes that she, “better ask nicely.” I’m not even sure what that is supposed to mean, but all of the possibilities are terrible. What happens if she asks but it isn’t nice? Would he punish her for it somehow, while also kissing her? What if she doesn’t ask at all? Is he saying that he will kiss her anyway? Would he kiss her anyway and punish her somehow? There is no interpretation that isn’t disgusting and atrocious.

    From 11’s perspective, consent is a game and he makes the rules. Discussion of consent is only acceptable if it comes in the form of attractive ladies nicely asking him to kiss them. Lack of consent is not an option. Consent without adoration is not an option. People who do not follow his rules are ridiculed. Within Moffat’s narrative consent is not a serious issue, women’s feelings are not a serious issue, and the idea that a woman might not be interested in snogging the Doctor is inconceivable.

    In comparison, Logan, while engaged in a serious conversation, steps over the line, is called out, backs off, and ultimately respects Jean’s feelings, in a scene that carries quite a lot of emotional weight and treats consent as a serious subject. Meanwhile, the Doctor insults Tasha, then kisses her in the final moments of a fight scene, jokes about being able to emotionally manipulate her, then, when she calls him on it, mocks her and the very concept of consent, suggesting there would be negative repercussions if she ever fails to nicely request sexual contact from him.

    The message sent to the audience in the X-2 scene, is that if you keep perusing a woman after she has rejected your advances, you are crossing a line and you risk loosing her friendship. The message sent to the audience of the Doctor of the Doctor, is that if you think you are awesome enough, you can kiss whoever you want and their objections are to be mocked and dismissed, because consent is a joke, and the feelings and emotions of women in general are a joke. 

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    Link to the rest of the Wolverine vs. 11 series so far.

  13. The internet just changed: Net Neutrality is dead.»

    chronicarus:

    nerdfaceangst:

    nerdfaceangst:

    cthulhu:

    chairhiro:

    feigenbaumsworld:

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    Last Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced a proposal for new rules that would allow for a “ fast lane” of Internet traffic for content providers who are willing (and able) to pay a fee. [1] The proposal reverses the FCC’s previous commitment to net neutrality and open internet and allows ISP’s like Comcast or Verizon to slow down and censor services that don’t pay the toll.

    We have to be totally honest, this situation is seriously grim. But there is still hope. The FCC already knows that the Internet community wants net neutrality, but they think they can put their spin on these new rules and sneak them through. If we can prove them wrong right now with a massive public outcry, we can literally save the Internet once again.

    We need to stop the FCC now. Big business groups are already ramping up lobbying efforts with the FCC in swarms since Wednesday’s announcement in support of censoring the open Internet and to ensure this dangerous proposal moves forward. [2]

    This is a critical moment. In the last few weeks more than 65,000 people have taken action with us. Can you help us get to 80,000 by the end of the day today?

    [1] Gautham Nagesh. “FCC to Propose New ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules”.
    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304518704579519963416350296

    [2] Edward Wyatt. Edward Wyatt. “Lobbying Efforts Intensify After F.C.C. Tries 3rd Time on Net Neutrality” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/25/business/lobbying-efforts-intensify-after-fcc-tries-3rd-time-on-net-neutrality.html?hpw&rref=politics

     

    we’re almost 3/4 of the way there!! c’mon guys, every bit counts!

    will it ever stop

    fucking signal boost

    IF YOU ARE NOT SIGNAL BOOSTING THIS YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION.

    IF THE U.S. FALLS TO THIS IT WILL OPEN OTHER DANGEROUS DOORS INTERNATIONALLY.

    If you see this on your dash i don’t care how much you might have reblogged it already REBLOG THIS

    (via feiwynne)

  14. "We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen."

    D.H. Lawrence

    British author D.H. Lawrence (born September 11, 1885) lived briefly in New Mexico, where he paid for a 160-acre ranch with the manuscript of his novel, Sons and Lovers.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  15. "People make mistakes in life through believing too much, but they have a damned dull time if they believe too little."

    James Hilton

    Novelist James Hilton (born September 9, 1900) wrote Goodbye, Mr. Chips for The Atlantic magazine, where it first appeared as an article before being published as a book. It was inspired by Hilton’s father, who worked as a school headmaster.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

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