Jan. 19th, 2017

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unionrising:

There is an alternative to watching Donald Trump get inaugurated as President.

On Facebook Live that same Friday, celebrities are holding a fundraiser for the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Earthjustice. 

They’re calling it a Love-a-Thon:  

Join us for a three-hour Facebook Live broadcast with music, entertainment and stories about causes that matter. It’s time to take a stand.

Artists, musicians, and actors including Judd Apatow, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patricia Arquette, Christopher Guest, Tim Robbins and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco are coming together live on Inauguration Day to bring you a broadcast packed with music, comedy and surprises you don’t want to miss. Of course, without you, we won’t be able to support the causes that need us.

The ACLU, EarthJustice and Planned Parenthood need you to tune in. This is urgent.
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ozymandias271:

reading a paper on quality of life among 45-to-70-year-olds with Down syndrome:

“Individuals expressed a desire to be allowed to go to bed when they wanted to.”

:(

Imagine.

I lived in a room and board that failed the burrito test. (”If you’re not allowed to get up in the middle of the night to microwave a burrito, you live in an institution.”) No one stopped me from going to bed, but they did tell me I had to have my lights out by 10, and that I had to be out of the house by 10 the next morning. When I complained to my outpatient program that I needed more help than I was getting, they threatened me with board and care, where my cell phone would be taken away and I would lose contact with the outside world. My case manager sounded so damn smug, like he had caught me out, when he said, “if you’re really as helpless as you say, then you need to be in a board and care.” Like my only options were struggling to do things I couldn’t do, or surrendering my life to an institution.

When I tried to talk about these things with other people, they always rationalized it away. (I told my dad once that my caseworker was reading my e-mails as I wrote them, demonstrating extreme disrespect for my privacy, and he said, “Well, she’s probably making sure you don’t use the internet to goof off.” I was 22 years old.)

 People tend to mock the idea that telling an adult when to go to bed, when to eat, etc., is a human rights violation, even though they would find it outrageous and absurd if anyone came into their lives to do the same thing to them.

And this is what people seem to think when they tell disabled activists we’re just not disabled enough to understand that some people really do need to be locked up and deprived of all autonomy.
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These guys watched the rain for at least twenty minutes. Apparently it’s just as amazing as it was the first time they saw it.
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mxdp:

John Light as Oberon and Matthew Tennyson as Puck, in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe. Directed by Dominic Dromgoole.

Reblogging this yet again for the good of humanity.
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I am tired and I want to hold hands
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honeybpd:

the government, watching me from the cameras: “the lack of motivation on this girl. incredible.”
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wolfforce58205:

imthehomoyourmomwarnedyouabout:

👏🏻👏🏻

Spoiler alert: YOUR TELEVISION IS NOT MONITORED!

Unless you are participating in the Nielsen Ratings, or any other voluntary media consumption survey, NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE OR ARE NOT WATCHING.

IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOUR TELEVISION IS TUNED IN TO.

IT DOES NOT AFFECT RATINGS.

Now then, if your main method of media consumption is the internet, that’s a different story. Your view will be counted if you watch the inauguration online. On the flip side, it won’t matter one way or the other if you do or do not watch something else.

I say just don’t watch it and leave it at that. But if you do, watch it on your TV, not your computer. Your TV isn’t being tracked. If you’ve ever been a part of a media study (I have personally done the Nielsen Ratings and some other one I’m technically not supposed to talk about) you’d know that it takes more than just tuning in to record your media consumption. I’ve had to set up devices and wear a faux pager to monitor my media consumption, as well as write down what I’m watching.

THAT’S how ratings work.

Please stop spreading these lies.

Seeing this going around and like the above person said, it’s inaccurate.

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Y'all have to stop believing at face value photos of text with scribbles on them on the Internet.

-Admin K
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Grieving the time you loose because of mental illness is one of the hardest things. Sometimes it’s weeks and a few friends, then sometime it’s months and the special occasions missed and more friends drift away.
When it gets into multiple years its no longer about the friends you once had, or the family you were once apart off, it’s just the time. The person you could have been, the people you could have meet, the fun you never had the photos that where never taken. Years stripped from your youth, with no great brave story to say for. People don’t want to hear about the years you “bravely” fought mental illness. Mental illness is so personal that people don’t know how to talk about or what to think of it. It’s too deep, too heavy. It’s not surface stuff.
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nathanielwsninski:

So i just came out to my dad abt being nb, and he said something really wise about names, i think.

He said “Gifts are not obligations. You give things to people, and you hope they like them. And your name was a gift from us to you. If it doesn’t work for you anymore, you’re not obligated to keep it.”

and i just thought maybe other people could use hearing something like that.
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d0cpr0fess0r:

We need to stop doing this

Coming in 2017: Tank Monkeys vs Nuclear Spiders
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gehayi:

With only a few days left before he takes office, Donald Trump is running ads on Facebook to invite attendees to the upcoming inauguration.

The President-elect will assume his seat at the Resolute desk in the White House Oval Office with one of the lowest favourability ratings among an incoming US leader. According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll, only 40 per cent of Americans view the New York real estate mogul positively – that is 21 per cent below President Obama’s outgoing rating.

“The inauguration is our moment in American history, and I want you to be with me on inauguration day,” Mr Trump said in a Facebook video. “It’s going to be so exciting.”

Tonight Show staffer Marina Cockenberg noticed that the Facebook ads were targeted to New Yorkers over the age of 27.

imagine being so disliked that 4 days before your inauguration you start paying to send desperate FB ad invites to “person, 27+”

As Mr Trump – who also failed to secure the popular vote –  struggles to have entertainers agree to perform, the Department of Homeland Security expects up to 900,000 people to arrive in Washington during inauguration week – about half the number of people who went to Mr Obama’s ceremony in 2009. But a significant portion of those are likely to be protesting the minority President-elect’s administration.

The estimations indicate that Mr Trump lied yet again in an interview with the New York Times.

“We are going to have an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout for the inauguration, and there will be plenty of movie and entertainment stars,” he said, despite even a Bruce Springsteen cover band turning down the opportunity to perform.

“All the dress shops are sold out in Washington. It’s hard to find a great dress for this inauguration.”

Mr Trump appears to have pulled the anecdote about dress shops from thin air. According to Washington retailers, big and small, there is a veritable surplus of ball gowns in the nation’s capitol.

Oh, and by the way, here are other sources for this story. I’m including them because the President begging people to attend his inauguration is so pathetic and so ridiculous that the story cries out for evidence that this is not from a fake website.

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Also, here’s the latest list of lawmakers skipping out on the inauguration. As of Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:56 a.m., the number is at sixty.

And scalpers are losing money on inauguration tickets. Seems that no one wants to go.

He literally can’t even get a COVERS BAND to perform at his inauguration

I sincerely hope that Drumpf cries himself to sleep when the cameras aren’t rolling with the knowledge that everyone with any sense in this country utterly fucking HATES him and the vast majority of people in this country never wanted to see his repulsive and hideous self SLIME its slug like way into the oval office

And the we’re all counting down the days untill he’s impeached and imprisoned

Also LOL at “PLenty of movie and entertainment stars”

NO ONE is going to this pathetic shitshow of an “Inauguration” except a bunch of Z list nobodies who don’t have anything that could even LAUGHABLY be called a career. The only people with half a brain in there head who want to be anywhere near this pathetic waste of space event are the ones who’ll be showing up to protest the election of an illegitimate president who LOST the popular vote by three million votes

hey that’s offensive to slugs come on now they have a purpose at least

I apologise for insulting gentle garden friends by comparing them to Drumpf

why when the cameras aren’t rolling? i hope he cries on tv, has a total meltdown and then just sort of…wanders off and is found like a year later eating beans in a shed up north

:D

PLEASE LET THAT ACTUALLY HAPPEN

the funny/horrifying thing is that I can imagine that actually occuring

Well, it wasn’t a lie about record-breaking turnout. It’s just the record is for LOWEST turnout

I think this might also be the LOWEST approval rating for an incoming president and he lost the popular vote by more votes than any president before him…so those are records he broke as well
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fandomsandfeminism:

Soooooo i know we dont want to project modern ideas of sexuality onto historical figures
But this totally sounds like genghis khan got gay married

GAYNGHIS KHAN :D

nonsense, they simply made an oath of brotherhood; a ‘broath’ if you will…

What’s better than this, just mongols being pals
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The Moana soundtrack was on loop and my 6-year-old niece wanted to draw Moana together, so she tore me a sheet from her sketchbook and handed me a pencil. :)

Hers is a lot better and in full color too! :D

A little story while we were sketching these:

Niece: Ok, I’m done!Sister: *looking at our drawings*Sister: Oh, I think you made Moana a bit cross-eyed thereNiece: Well…that’s because a mosquito just landed between here eyes and she’s looking at it, that’s why!Niece: *immediately draws the mosquito*
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when you second-guess your writing

when you stop second-guessing your writing

Thanks, Chuck. 
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gallusrostromegalus:

So, since Y’all liked the last bit of family holiday insanity, I think you’ll enjoy a story from dad’s side of the family.  Also, it’s vaguely timely in that this is the time of year people start to do dumb shit with Christmas trees in order to avoid dump fees.

The year is still 1956, because Grandpa is a stickler for taking the tree down before New Year’s Eve, mostly because Grandpa is also the Monterey County Commissioner, and responsible for holding the New Year’s Office Party at his place.  You know, a responsible adult who has to make nuanced, careful policy decisions, the kind of guy that turns his taxes in before February.  

The kind of guy who decides he can burn his Christmas tree in the fireplace instead of taking it to the dump.

There is no good reason for grandpa to NOT take the tree there- Monterey is on the California Coast and has an average temperature of 50 degrees in December.  It will snow in hell before it snows in Monterey.  And this was the 50′s!  Dump fees didn’t exist yet!  It’s easy, free, and very unlikely to set your house on fire!

But no, Grandpa, an other wise sober and sensible man, decided instead to take this highly desiccated and moderately explosive tree and actually shove it up the chimney, before setting it alight.

Dad distinctly recalls his ears popping as the barometric pressure in the room dropped, as the conflagration drew air up into the chimney with enough force to take one of the curtains with it.  Grandpa is standing there in front of the fireplace like an idiot, presumably slightly deafened by the jet-engine-like ROAR coming from the fireplace.

Dad, having at least two working survival instincts, ran outside to see if spark were landing on the roof and if he needed to call 911. There were not sparks landing on the roof, becuase whatever flaming bits of tree were left were being blown into the stratosphere by the jet of flame erupting out of the chimney like the worlds biggest butane torch.  The ground shook, from the force of the tree combusting in such a confined fashion.  The earth was probably moved slightly out of orbit.

Fortunately, once the tree died down, it did not take the house with it, and they were all left with shattered nerves and a structurally unsound chimney.

“Well that was a hell of a thing.” Said grandpa, still standing in front of the fireplace.  He turned, slowly, looking moderately shell-shocked towards his sobbing daughters and Dad, who was too awed for any reasonable sense of panic.

“Don’t tell your mother, and we can all have ice cream.”
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The lack of context here is thrilling
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so i went to hobbiton and took a picture of my fifty year old copy of the book. no big deal. i mean, it’s in front of bag end, but no big deal.
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i found out something really cool today

there’s a bird called the hoatzin that lives in south america that looks like this:

it looks really cool kinda like a feathered dragon??

but the coolest part about this bird is the juveniles!! the babies in this species have claws on their wings that help them climb until they’re old enough to fly, and by that time the claws disappear!!

you can see the tiny claws in this pic!! it’s so cool because birds are living dinosaurs and these little baby hoatzins look like baby raptors with their claws!!

idk i just had to post about this bc this is a rly cool birb that deserves more attention!!!

Expanding on bizarre aspects of hoatzin:

they are the only truly folivorous bird species, subsisting entirely on leaves

they are one of the few bird species that is monotypic in its order. A truly unique creature.

because of their leaf-eating, they have the longest digestive tract relative to body size of any bird

also because of their leaf-eating, they produce a lot of methane gas (like cows)

because of this, they are known locally as………

stink chickens
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blookmallow:

that parental controls video is the cutest thing i have ever seen

loOK AT BOWSER AND HIS LITTLE TINY PHONE???

S O N IT HAS BEEN FOUR HOURS I WANT TO WATCH MY GODDAMN SHOW 

he has to jump like 3 feet in the air to high five his dad im crying

his lockscreen is peach,

BOWSER WILL FUCKIN WRECK YOU IF YOU MESS WITH HIS KID

bowser having a good time listening to what’s important to his son and playing his favorite game with him???? bowser is such a good dad??

I love how browser has evolved from motiveless villain to Nintendo’s go-to example for a parent. Which means Nintendo thinks browser is the prime example of good parenting. And I love it.

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