May. 18th, 2017

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I’d give Guardians of the Galaxy 2 a B+ or A-. I enjoyed it mostly, but there was too much slapstick for me (aka more than one occasion), and I’m not sure I like how Drax’s character was changed. Overall I did like it, though not as much as the first.
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It gets better though
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Nothing to see here, just a street corner in New Orleans…..

This is The Violin Monster and he’s really cool. You should all look him up on Facebook. He’s the most talented violinist I have ever met, and he’s super sweet and friendly. He also teaches violin to kids. His back story is he’s a 400+ year old werewolf from Galway, Ireland who plays violin to quell his hunger for human flesh. I forget the details of how he became a werewolf, but I think it had something to do with a deal he made with a witch.

Story time: so one day I actually had spending money, so for funsies I kept putting money in his jack-o-lantern (that’s what his tip bucket is) requesting Scotch-Irish folk songs, and he didn’t just play every song he PLAYED them like he was in a music battle with the Faery King. I was quite impressed. Later, I ran into him, mask-off, at Café Envie and I told him “That was really cool, but you still didn’t play my favorite song ‘The King of the Faeries,’ do you not know it?” and Violin Monster looked around and over his shoulder, and then leaned over me and said in a hushed tone: “Oh I know it, but it’s bad luck to play that song. They say if you play it three times the Faery King himself will appear. So I don’t play that song anymore.” And then he smiled and walked away.

I don’t think Zach is just one of those performers who never breaks character, I think he’s actually summoned faeries by accident with his amazing music.

The man KNOWS
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Thank god for Russian dash cams to bring us wonders like this

they’re saying it’s 3am and they’re so tired and lets just drive and get out of here and then it happens and they’re like ‘well that woke me up”


i have liked this post but i have no fucking memory of this video holy hell

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this is the kind of quality content I want to see
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I’m really tired of seeing people broken up into labels of absolutes.

People are not just “good” or “bad”.

People are not a list of labels. 

People are complex, situations are complex.

I know, that makes it a lot harder when you want to just write off everything someone’s ever done as bad – but that’s not how people actually are, and it would do everyone good to stop pretending they are.

I am tired of hearing about the fear people have in putting themselves out there. And it is a scary thing! Putting yourself out there means subjecting yourself to people who want a really good reason to tear you down, who will jump at the first chance to feel “good” by labeling someone else as “bad”.

I reject this. I reject the idea that there should be fear in speaking up and talking about experiences and trying to reach an understanding of a situation.

I’m unhappy to see people spitefully urging others to cut off ties with their friends under the guise of “well, that person’s just inherently bad, so if you talk to them you’re bad too.” That is fucked up. You definitely have the right to let the friend know you don’t want to hear about whoever troubles you, but you do not at all have the right to decide who their friends should be. This includes guilt trips.

Anyway, just try to be more aware of others. Everyone else is a person like you. They might not have the same experiences as you. They might not understand how their words are harmful, or how what they’re doing is wrong. They certainly won’t if you never tell them.

Most people are trying to be good, but they’re going to mess it up sometimes. Try to keep that in mind. Even when people do really fucked up shit, sometimes they are trying to do good. “The road to hell is paved with good intentions” and all that.

Nothing gets solved, no growth happens when you put people into a box from which you’ll never let them escape.

Yes, you absolutely must be careful about people who have tendencies and patterns that are harmful to you. Sometimes people try to overcome those patterns and they fail, and you have to distance yourself from them: that is the sad reality of life. Sometimes though, they can overcome it. But they certainly won’t if the first thing you do is write them off after a fuck up. 

Be sincere. Use your best judgment.
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Trump breaks 12-hour Twitter silence with tweet calling the Russia probe a “witch hunt”

Trump broke his silence on Twitter Thursday morning, firing off two angry tweets about the special counsel appointed to investigate his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.

In the first one, Trump questioned why “there was never a special councel [sic] appointed” for “all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign and Obama Administration.”

Of course, there was no alleged illegal activity in the Clinton campaign. Nor were there any major legal scandals involving former President Barack Obama. Read more (5/18/17 9 AM)

Trump’s team knew Flynn was under investigation before taking office and hired him anyway

Even before the inauguration, Michael Flynn, Trump’s choice to be national security adviser, was under federal investigation for doing undisclosed lobbying for a foreign government. 

The Trump team knew about it and hired him anyway.

A new report from the New York Times claims that on January 4, Flynn warned officials on the Trump transition that he was under investigation for undisclosed lobbying he had done on behalf of Turkish interests.

 Flynn first informed the transition team’s lawyer Donald F. McGahn II, who is now White House counsel, and later Flynn’s lawyers met with lawyers from the transition team to discuss the issue. Read more (5/17/17)

Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Trump-Russia: “A crime may have in fact been committed”

The onslaught of stunning reports about Trump might culminate in the conclusion that “a crime may have in fact been committed,” Rep. Joseph Kennedy III (D-Mass.) said in an interview Wednesday.

“I think things have changed a lot in the last 24 hours here in Washington,” the Massachusetts Democrat told Mic during a chat at his Capitol Hill office. “From my conversations with Republicans and some Democratic colleagues, the mood has undoubtedly shifted.” Read more (5/18/17)

“This is a witch hunt!” Trump angrily yells while wearing a pointy black hat, turning someone into a newt and wondering if he has time to pick up the face paint he uses to disguise his green skin before the ships close

I’m amazed he got decent enough wi-fi reception up there on his broomstick to make this tweet

That’s insulting to witches.

Well he wouldn’t be a good witch, he’d be one who abused his powers for selfish gain and to harm others

if there is a special word for witches who use their powers to do evil in the world that is what Trump would be

Am I the only one baffled by the “break” in Trump’s “twelve hour silence”? Is that supposed to be a significant amount of time? 

Like he tried to give us the silent treatment but couldn’t even go 24 hours before he had to make sure we knew he was angry and giving us that silent treatment?

You KNOW his staff was begging him to please just not make it worse. That’s probably the only reason we got a 12 hour reprieve.

I’m pretty sure the white house staff changed the paswords on his phone, laptop and iPad in a desperate attempt to keep him off social media

It was only after twelve hours that he came upon the idea of trying “Minorities Are Good”

The last words he ever would have thought to type
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And here we go.

it’s real source:
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apparently being exposed as an untrustworthy president is “unfair” but okay

Obama was treated like shit.
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May. 18th, 2017 07:10 pm
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New hobby idea: using phrases that sound like down-home folksy expressions you learned from your grandma but are actually just nonsense you just made up

- that man really salts my melon!

- you know what they say, it takes a bushel of corn to feed one chicken

- a louse will live on any head it lands on

- don’t put down a salt lick and say you ain’t got cows

- there’s a guy who eats half the berries and says the pie shell’s too big

- like digging a pond and hoping for ducks

This was supposed to be a joke and all but as a southerner, these still make sense.

its weird these don’t mean anything but you can still kind of intuit what they would mean if they were things people actually said.

These all actually kinda make sense hahaha
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Aboriginal activist calls Chanel’s new $1325 boomerang “so wrong it is almost absurd”

A cool $1325 can bag you Chanel’s new spring-summer 2017 pre-collection wood & resin black boomerang. Absurd? Perhaps. Unthinkable? Hardly. Offensive? To some.

The high-priced luxury good (which Chanel has been selling in various iterations since 2004) first made the rounds on Monday, after makeup artist Jeffree Star Instagrammed his affection for the new product.

Over 160K people ‘liked’ the post with over 5,000 comments, many saying the brand appropriated indigenous Australian culture.“

As someone who lives in Australia and has been taught about discrimination toward Aboriginals, this is ethically wrong,” wrote @actually.james. Read more (5/16/17)

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This is not about some trivial, useless ‘luxury’ item. There are Aboriginal artists and craftspeople who struggle to make a living selling their pieces; there is an Indigenous tourism industry that already suffers because of cheap imports flooding the market; there is the cultural aspect of a young person learning about how to make a wana from Knowledge Holders in their communities and the generations of Lore that go with it. This is gross, especially when we as Aboriginal people have been treated like our own technologies are remnants and tokens of a long-dead culture.

My grandfather made boomerangs with his own hands; used them as a weapon to hunt and feed his family; used them as an instrument for dance and song; he was looked at as ‘less-than’ because he carried on Aboriginal cultural traditions when Australian society was telling him not to. Yet Chanel is over there making a ridiculous profit from people who have no understanding of the importance of these tools.
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Reenactor throws a spear at a drone

What a time to be alive.

“The medieval warrior, realizing the consequences of his impulsive act, immediately approached the owner of the drone and offered to pay for the damage.

The owner of the drone was so impressed by the brilliant attack that he suggested organizing a competition for bringing down “dragons” with short spears next year.

Drone owners have another year to develop a unique “dragon-like” design for their flying machines.” (x)

I am 100% cooler with this knowing that the spear-thrower realized “oops maybe I shouldn’t have done that” and tried to make it right, and that the guy who the drone belonged to was cool with it

just so everyone knows, this has already been memorialized in a runestone
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