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rufftoon:

My favorite Weird Al Yankovic song parody from his new album “Mandatory Fun”. Fun graphic animation.

(since french is my first language, there are grammatical subtleties from the english language I never really learned, so I’m guilty of a few of those).

And since this is a video about words and language, thought I’d link to the classic animated short film “Primiti Too Taa”.

http://youtu.be/tuFRz18rMQk 

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fandomsbecrazy:

oMFG I just came downstairs and I found my sister with a lighter and I told her she can’t use fire and that it could catch the house on fire. She said that she was doing something important so I asked “what the hell is so important that you need fire for!?” and she told me with serious face ” I am using black magic to summon demons to get the mean girls at my school.” i can’t fucking breathe. I sat and watched her ritual hahahahaha shes fucking 10 years old 

This should be a wake-up call to her parents.

She obviously needs help.

Her parents should to talk to her about those mean girls,

and teach her that she can’t summon demons with just candles.

You need at least a pentagram drawn in a perfect circle

with goat or lamb blood,

and a proper incantation from a book of dark magick.

This is great way to to teach your child early on

about geometry and foreign languages.

Good art lesson too. Drawing perfect circles is hard

dOES NO ONE ELSE FIND THIS EXTREMELY DISTURBING 

Actually I find this girl fantastic. Ending bullying one curse at a time.

She might want to hold off on summoning demons until she’s a bit more mature but yes curse those fuckers you go, girl 

Now hang on, just hang on a moment there. Let’s make one thing clear right now:

There is not a goddamned thing wrong with calling on someone bigger and stronger then you for help if need be. 

If that stronger someone just happens to have tentacles and two-foot-long fangs, well, that’s more the problem of certain mean girls, I’d say. 

Here kid, i drew you a new pal. You summoned a demon, you got one. Sorry i couldn’t put more time into this sketch but his name is Bill.

I love everything about this post

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rhamphotheca:

First Live Observations of a Rarely Seen Deep Sea Anglerfish

by Dana Lacono (August, 2012)

With a bulbous body and spiky scales, a shaggy lure dangling from its head, and foot-like fins that it uses to “walk” along the seafloor, the deep-sea anglerfish Chaunacops coloratus looks like something out of a Dr. Seuss book.

In a recent paper, MBARI researcher Lonny Lundsten and his coauthors describe the first observations of these rare fish in their natural, deep-sea habitat. In addition to documenting these fish walking on the seafloor and fishing with their built-in lures, the researchers discovered that the fish change color from blue to red as they get older.

C. coloratus was first described from a single specimen collected off the coast of Panama during an expedition in 1891 aboard the U.S. Fish Commission steamer Albatross. However, for over 100 years, marine researchers collected deep-sea fish using trawl nets and dredges, so this anglerfish was never seen alive. That changed in 2002, when researchers from MBARI, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary used the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) Tiburon to explore Davidson Seamount—an extinct volcano off the coast of Central California…

(read more: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute)

It is actually kinda adorable

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pictureamoebae:

imperfectsimmerr:

simnationblog:

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elfyourmother:

pictureamoebae:

imperfectsimmerr:

simnationblog:

Get The Sims 2: Ultimate collection for FREE!!!!

Simply go to “Redeem product code” in Origin and enter: I-LOVE-THE-SIMS

It is for 1 week only, so hurry!

its downloading right now! Is it just the base game or the whole thing?

In case anyone is interested…

i just tried it and it’s legit. ultimate collection is sims 2 + ALL expansions + ALL stuff packs. get it while it’s hot!!

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thorkizilla:

Thor (liveblog) [x]

One of the things that I think gets overlooked a lot in fandom is that this is actually a really big deal, what happened here.  I have seen so many dismissals of how Thor got a “vacation” on Earth, from so many corners of fandom (and I’m not pointing fingers in any one direction here, honest! it’s something I’ve seen almost everywhere), like it was a walk in the park.

But thinking about it… not only has Thor been stripped of his home and his title and his family, but he’s been stripped of his self.  He went from a being with a 5,000 year life expectancy (and I would guess MCU Thor is probably about 1,200 or 1,300 years old, about two centuries older than Loki) to maybe 70 years more on Earth.  That’s like getting told you only have a year left to live!  He had no way of knowing that Odin would put a test on Midgard for him to win his way back, which was in no way guaranteed, because we clearly saw that Thor could not lift Mjolnir when he first reached it.

He has been made frail and mortal, he was no longer a god, the strength and powers he was born with were taken from him, he was dropped into a world where he knew no one and had no supplies and no emotional support.  His ENTIRE BEING was fundamentally changed in a way that I think a lot of people forget happened because Thor just DEALS WITH IT, because Thor doesn’t crumble under it.  Even when he has no idea what to do for the first time in his life, he’s still holding it together really quite well!

I think a lot of people forget that it happened because it doesn’t make Thor fracture and crack, but that instead he uses the time to make himself even stronger on an emotional level, because Thor uses it to make new friends and see the world a different way and understand the people he’s protecting better.  It gets forgotten because Thor is not like Loki, he doesn’t fall apart when shit happens, because Thor is actually pretty goddamned emotionally steady.  It gets forgotten because Thor realizes he fucked up and works to correct the problem, rather than going off on a spiral of self-destructive behavior and instead gets his shit together.

Which isn’t to say that I think either is more or less interesting as a character story arc!  I enjoy both of them!  Just that I think sometimes people forget that Thor actually goes through a lot of shit and a lot of loss but he DEALS WITH IT in largely really competent ways, which isn’t nearly as fic-worthy to play with as Loki is, when he’s a goddamned mess.

But, as a story to watch on the screen and to have as the character of my heart, Thor being good at getting his shit together and growing ever wiser and figuring shit out?  OH MAN I AM HERE FOR IT.  THAT IS THOR AND THAT IS WHY I LOVE HIM.

Pretty much all of this. It’s something I point out to the Loki fen when I have the energy to, Thor got a death sentence—at least as far as he knew. Yeah, he was set up to recover—Odin did what he could for him (born with a horseshoe up his ass does not cover the sheer Luck he had)

But there was a lack of…catalyst for Transformation into worthiness? Ugh, cannot phrase it right. I think that’s why he gets knocked on a lot for it being a vacation.

By the way, creepy, or super creepy, that Thor perked right the fuck up after Loki told him he was stuck there?

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boywonder-sunnah-swag:

findingallah:

standwithpalestine:


An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.
The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.
"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.
"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."
To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:
"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."
Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.
(Full article at International Business Times.)

At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?
Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?

What the hell

Everyone is always speaking out on rape culture and how much we need to stop rape from happening. I would like to see this also added to the protests.
Let’s see if y’all can signal boost this and make it big…
Because at the moment, there’s only a handful of people actually protesting this. The rest of you are only worried about yourselves…

booooooooooooooost
the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinians must be stopped

dynastylnoire:

boywonder-sunnah-swag:

findingallah:

standwithpalestine:

An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.

The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.

"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.

"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."

To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:

"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."

Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.

(Full article at International Business Times.)

At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?

Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?

What the hell

Everyone is always speaking out on rape culture and how much we need to stop rape from happening. I would like to see this also added to the protests.

Let’s see if y’all can signal boost this and make it big…

Because at the moment, there’s only a handful of people actually protesting this. The rest of you are only worried about yourselves…

booooooooooooooost

the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinians must be stopped

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Filed under palestine israel gaza rape I am going to go puke now

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thenationmagazine:

"People want affordable health care, but they don’t want Obamacare. They want an omelette, but they don’t want any eggs in it." -Rev. Jesse Jackson, joining our editorial meeting this morning

thenationmagazine:

"People want affordable health care, but they don’t want Obamacare. They want an omelette, but they don’t want any eggs in it." -Rev. Jesse Jackson, joining our editorial meeting this morning

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firlalaith:


mar-zanna:

let-us-get-down-my-dear-watson:

LISTEN UP
THIS IS IMPORTANT. Take a dollar and get a freaking card and send it to this kid. Heck MAKE ONE. Take 2 minutes to do something good and humanish today people. PLEASE I AM ASKING YOU TO DO THIS.

I’m going to do this

I really want to send him a card, but I don’t have a really good card to send him right now. So I’m gonna reblog this so that my followers can send him birthday cards. If you won’t do it for him, then do it for me.
Because not only is this kid named Danny (like me!), but he shares the last name of my childhood best friend from back when I was his age.

firlalaith:

mar-zanna:

let-us-get-down-my-dear-watson:

LISTEN UP

THIS IS IMPORTANT. Take a dollar and get a freaking card and send it to this kid. Heck MAKE ONE. Take 2 minutes to do something good and humanish today people. PLEASE I AM ASKING YOU TO DO THIS.

I’m going to do this

I really want to send him a card, but I don’t have a really good card to send him right now. So I’m gonna reblog this so that my followers can send him birthday cards. If you won’t do it for him, then do it for me.

Because not only is this kid named Danny (like me!), but he shares the last name of my childhood best friend from back when I was his age.

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