1. ladiesagainsthumanity:

It could be a federal holiday called Actually Day and the president would give a Mansplanation Proclamation and we’d all get paid 85 cents on the dollar as a special treat. 

    ladiesagainsthumanity:

    It could be a federal holiday called Actually Day and the president would give a Mansplanation Proclamation and we’d all get paid 85 cents on the dollar as a special treat. 

  2. blairthornburgh:

Seven years ago: I went to see Fountains of Wayne with my best friend Shannon, and we were supposed to go with this guy we kind of knew from school, but he said he got his tongue drilled (!!!) at the dentist by accident and couldn’t go, and then we had to hitch a ride to the Chestnut Hill Borders in a family friend’s station wagon but there weren’t enough seats so I had to curl up in the trunk next to a bag of golf clubs.
Borders is now closed, Shannon is now my roommate, the tongue-drilling guy is now (still) my boyfriend. This weekend, we played Fountains of Wayne at a party. And I still love HP7.

RIP Chestnut Hill Borders!

    blairthornburgh:

    Seven years ago: I went to see Fountains of Wayne with my best friend Shannon, and we were supposed to go with this guy we kind of knew from school, but he said he got his tongue drilled (!!!) at the dentist by accident and couldn’t go, and then we had to hitch a ride to the Chestnut Hill Borders in a family friend’s station wagon but there weren’t enough seats so I had to curl up in the trunk next to a bag of golf clubs.

    Borders is now closed, Shannon is now my roommate, the tongue-drilling guy is now (still) my boyfriend. This weekend, we played Fountains of Wayne at a party. And I still love HP7.

    RIP Chestnut Hill Borders!

  3. project-blackbird:

    Emily Vancamp as Sharon Carter in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

    Here’s an example of what we call a “soft no”. Sharon turns down Steve’s offer in a way that’s meant not to insult him but never actually uses the word “no”.

    Steve clearly gets the message, though, and importantly offers to leave her alone. Sharon’s comment afterwards gives him an opportunity to try again later, but he doesn’t press and respects her rejection of his company even though it’s probably hurt his feelings a bit.

    Just in case you ever wonder “What would Captain America do?”; there you go.

    (Source: reservoir-of-blood, via feiwynne)

  4. "The best way to get kids to read a book is to say: ‘This book is not appropriate for your age, and it has all sorts of horrible things in it like sex and death and some really big and complicated ideas, and you’re better off not touching it until you’re all grown up. I’m going to put it on this shelf and leave the room for a while. Don’t open it."
     Philip Pullman (via abookblog)

    (via bleuwrites)

  5. "Consumers can sign up for $9.99 a month, and immediately have instant access to over 600,000 titles, including many bestsellers. Right now, it appears that the Big Five holdings aren’t available through this channel. But if the interface is as simple as “Buy Now with 1-click,” I’m guessing that many readers will jump the library ship. It’s still not clear how many authors will find this new service of interest."

    Amazon Unlimited | American Libraries Magazine (via infoneer-pulse)

    I don’t buy it, honestly. I don’t think libraries are going to lose readers to Amazon Unlimited. They didn’t lose people to Netflix. They didn’t lose people to Audible. They’re not going to lose readers to Amazon’s ebook subscription program, either. 

    Part of the issue is libraries seeing their value in the object only. And when that’s the case, they see any other business doing something with objects as a threat, even though it isn’t.

    Libraries are more than a subscription service. They’re more than a business. 

    (via catagator)

    Libraries are also more than books. They are programs and services and community meeting spaces.

    Libraries provide access to books that aren’t available online or in ebook format.

    And for many people, they are the only Internet access they have.

    (via teenlibrariantoolbox)

    (via teenlibrariantoolbox)

  6. 4 Palestinian Kids Killed in Front of Reporters -- NYMag»

    shit

    (Source: jessehimself)

  7. doctorwho:

    Series 5 - Amy’s Choice

    This is still one of my favorite quotes from this episode.

    (Source: timelordgifs)

  8. truebluemeandyou:

diychristmascrafts:
DIY Hot “Dogs” Tutorial from Taste of Japan. Really easy - make dough and shape and add black beans for eyes and nose. Go to the link for the tutorial.

That’s too cute. Just stop it! Stop it!

    truebluemeandyou:

    diychristmascrafts:

    DIY Hot “Dogs” Tutorial from Taste of Japan. Really easy - make dough and shape and add black beans for eyes and nose. Go to the link for the tutorial.

    That’s too cute. Just stop it! Stop it!

  9. ehhehehehehe

    ehhehehehehe

    (via jessehimself)

  10. "If you look at the fact that you have a roof over your head, food to eat, that you are young and beautiful and live in a peaceful land, then no, you have nothing to be sad about. But the fact is, we are not only a physical body, we have souls too, and sometimes our souls get sick. If you break a leg you don’t just say ‘I have no reason to have a broken leg’ and ignore it; you seek help. It’s the same when your soul gets hurt. Don’t apologize for being sad."
    My doctor when I told her I had no reason to be sad (via getoffyourfeetandmakethiscount)

    (Source: hrive-ithiliel, via marykatewiles)

  11. "Only someone who is well prepared has the opportunity to improvise."

    Ingmar Bergman

    Legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (born July 14, 1918) also wrote an autobiography, The Magic Lantern, which takes its name from a childhood toy that changed his life.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  12. lastrealindians:

    HELP A NATIVE AMERICAN FAMILY THAT IS BEING SUED BY THEIR CHILD’S SCHOOL FOR QUESTIONING CULTURALLY OFFENSIVE THANKSGIVING CURRICULUM

    The Eagle Bull- Oxendine family is being sued by their child’s school for defamation, because they asked the school to permanently change their offensive and culturally insensitive Thanksgiving curriculum and to honor a two-year scholarship taken from their daughter after they voiced their concern over Native appropriation there. The school was having children make feathered headbands and literally play Indian. When the Native parents expressed disapproval over it, rather than address this racially sensitive issue, the school told them to keep their children home from class.

    This case is moving forward and they need to raise funds to defray mounting legal expenses. Please share this link and donate what you can. If they lose, we all lose. This case has the potential to set dangerous precedent where Natives are effectively gagged from speaking out against redface, appropriation and the abuse of our culture and sacred ways by mainstream society. This is legal conquest. We can’t allow them to play Indian and hide behind judicial robes to do it. Thank you.

    Contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/8f3z30

    (via jessehimself)

  13. "That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."

    Jhumpa Lahiri

    Happy 47th birthday, Jhumpa Lahiri! The Bengali-American author won a Pulitzer Prize for her debut collection of short stories, Interpreter of Maladies.

    via Goodreads Quote of the Day

  14. thefrogman:

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