1. Reblogged from: pleasantryan
  2. slomozovo:

    'Shake It Off' by Taylor Swift, darkly re-imagined by High Five Spaceship feat. Jack Shaw & Carlos Montero.

    Reblog if you enjoy it!

    I really only like pop songs when they’re darkly re-imagined, tbh. Watch, listen. Love it? BUY IT

    Reblogged from: slomozovo
  3. Reblogged from: aconnormanning
  4. wemightdietomorrow:

Summer will be over and we will learn to love again.

    wemightdietomorrow:

    Summer will be over and we will learn to love again.

    Reblogged from: dottieifyoulike
  5. Reblogged from: connorfranta
  6. Reblogged from: mrtimh
  7. best-of-memes:

    Love foxes

    Reblogged from: bradrandom
  8. prokopetz:

grrspit:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

    prokopetz:

    grrspit:

    nessanotarized:

    nativefemboy:

    thartist72:

    “In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

    A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

    powerful Black Science Man

    Exactly.

    “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

    This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.

    I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.

    Reblogged from: parafictional
  9. spoken-not-written:

awwww-cute:

I let a sloth take a selfie on my phone in the amazon.


a sloth is more photogenic than me i think this is it this is the end

    spoken-not-written:

    awwww-cute:

    I let a sloth take a selfie on my phone in the amazon.

    a sloth is more photogenic than me i think this is it this is the end

    Reblogged from: lithe-sadie
  10. destroy-wifi:

    pubicles:

    Becoming a cold hearted bitch wasn’t really what I planned to do with my life but here I am

     

    Reblogged from: dottieifyoulike
  11. jackhoward:

    Hi there anonymous, firstly, thank you for your very politely worded message. You could have easily been much meaner. I personally identify as a feminist, I strongly believe and enforce this belief. At least, I try my best. However, I am not perfect and I am a straight, sexually active male. Those two things may seem to contradict each other but really I am just attracted to women. I’m not sure if that’s different to objectifying because I can’t stop being attracted to women and, yes, their bodies. I’m not attracted to men the way I am to women. But I do often have the same reaction. Often I will see Chris Pratt or Zac Efron or Chris Hemsworth and think “damn son”. Not sure what the conclusion to this is. I like people and their bodies.

    Hey jackhoward

    This is less a feminist rant and meant more to appeal to your professional sensibilities. You asked for feedback so here are a few thoughts. 

    I’m guessing you joined Tumblr to have it be another way for your admirers to find you and interact with you in the social media universe and not necessarily as a space for (unmediated) personal expression. You know that replying to tweets, answering Tumblr asks, and reblogging fan posts helps keep people engaged, which means they’re more likely to keep paying attention to you and the things you do. That’s good. But I’d like to suggest that a post akin to “OMG look at this hot chick!” is something you’d share with friends who could understand it in context, not with an army of young people who follow you mostly to see photos of your face and adventures. (That’s objectification of a different sort; let’s not get into it.) Furthermore, you don’t ever need to advertise that you are a straight, sexually active male any more than you’d announce your bank account balance and pin or publicly admit you’re into diaper play. (Unless the announcement was funny, in which case, anything goes.) We’d all stand around shrugging our shoulders going “yeah, so?” Nothing’s shocking. Being a straight dude is quite common and we’re all cool with it. 

    At some point the woman whose picture you posted consented to having her photo taken, so I don’t think consent is the issue here. But it’s like you’ve held up this picture and screamed “this is what I like, value, and want to have sex with!” to an enormous room full of young women who value you and what you might think of them but don’t look anything like that picture and never will. They like you, and want someone like you to like them, and somehow they begin thinking that a man like you won’t like them if they don’t look or act like what you (and a million other men) have told them you want. It’s madness. It will take them ages to realize that you are a stupid quiff-head whose opinion literally doesn’t matter.* I mean that in the nicest way. Obviously you’re not responsible for what these girls think of themselves. But hey, if you’re in a position to do things differently (in this case, not hitting the reblog button) to make things better, wouldn’t you? I guess that got a little ranty. I apologize. 

    I get the sense that you’re a bottom-line kind of guy. So here it is: If you’re using Tumblr (or social media in general) as a tool to drive video views, merch revenue, ticket sales, and/or prompt new opportunities for you and your colleagues, posting things that could disenfranchise a good percentage of your audience is not good for business. Especially when there’s no pay off or punchline! 

    I’m not calling you out. I’m not even suggesting that you did anything wrong. I think you’re smart and will do better, particularly because it’s in your own interest, but also because it’s in the interest of those who support what you do and want to see you succeed. I’m one of those people. I wouldn’t have bothered with a response if I didn’t care.

    Thank you very kindly if you’ve read this. Thank you even more kindly if you’ve understood I mean well. I’m sorry it’s posted publicly; just let me know if you’d prefer I delete it. I apologize if my minor sass clouded the point at all. I just can’t take things too seriously. 

    Don’t be mad. I still love you, but only slightly less than I used to. And a bit less than I love Dean. But a whole lot less than I love Daniel, because that guy is an adorable treasure. I’m sure you understand.

    All the best,

    t

    p.s. Can you please never, ever talk about labia on camera again? I have a whole other essay prepared on that topic if you’re interested. No? Oh, ok. 

    *Pause for a moment of Bing appreciation. 

    Reblogged from: jackhoward
  12. hotslut69:

    did everyone just quietly forgive pharrell for being in blurred lines

    Reblogged from: aconnormanning
  13. I think I am surviving
    in all the wrong ways

    ten word poem (via saga—masamune)
    Reblogged from: introducingsullivandawsy
  14. Oh hey, hi Tumblr staff!

    Could you clue me in to how long the As Above So Below movie sponsored ad will be showing up on my dashboard? I’d like to log the hell off and not come back until it’s gone. 

  15. elenamorelli:

{ on the verge of the unknown }

    elenamorelli:

    { on the verge of the unknown }

    Reblogged from: catwytch
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