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What they say to kids who want pets: Are you sure you're not just saying you want one because all your friends have one? Remember, it's not going to be small and cute forever, it will grow up eventually! It's a living being that will depend entirely on you for the rest of its life. Are you really sure you're ready for this?

What they say to adults who DON'T want kids: Oh, you'll want one sooner or later. Everybody does, after all. Besides, babies are soooo cute, aren't they? You'd better hurry up before you get too old!

edens-blog:

beben-eleben:

Jim Dingilian proves that a creative and skillful artist can create works of art with just about anything. By coating the interior of empty glass bottles with black smoke and then carefully brushing it away with tools mounted on dowels, he creates detailed and beautiful but dark works of smoke art that are dripping with a sense of suburban decay (via Bored Panda).

are you shitting me

cinyma:

They may not see each other for days, or weeks, months… even years at a time. But if there’s love, dear… those are the ties that bind, and you’ll have a family in your heart, forever. All my love to you, poppet, you’re going to be all right… bye-bye.

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

complimentstothechief:

mvgl:

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 2x09 - “Cased Up” (November 11, 1991)

Pretty fucking relevant.

verysharpteeth:

221b-baker-sweets:

nothingbutacheat:

loki-of-sassgaard:

thedailysuperhero:

When Marvel wants you to play the lead in Guardians of the Galaxy you get ripped. Chris Pratt one year ago compared to now.

Now, how many horrible questions do you think he’s going to get about what foods he misses, or how hard it was to be able to fit into his costume?

#spoilers: none

not entirely true though. he was asked what he cut out of his diet to get that fit, and he spoke the truth

Actually he’s gotten the diet question pretty frequently from what I’ve seen (I’ve seen at least three separate interviews where he’s answering that) and he’s getting the “does the wife like you better ripped or not” question frequently too where you can tell the anticipated answer is “she loves it” (spoiler alert: she likes him fluffy rather than built). Pratt has stood out some because he hasn’t played the “oh I love working out and the gym” game that so many actors do when asked to get extremely fit. You might hear a few grumble about the diet change (Sebastian was actually a little more vocal than most because he was pretty loathe to give up pasta and alcohol and the Dane Dehan story about crying over a burger is hilarious), but not many have addressed it with a flat out “I was MISERABLE and I hate this” like Chris Pratt has.
While I grasp that the pressure is on women much more than men when it comes to image, let’s not ignore the fact that body image in general is something Hollywood is just fixated on.

verysharpteeth:

221b-baker-sweets:

nothingbutacheat:

loki-of-sassgaard:

thedailysuperhero:

When Marvel wants you to play the lead in Guardians of the Galaxy you get ripped. Chris Pratt one year ago compared to now.

Now, how many horrible questions do you think he’s going to get about what foods he misses, or how hard it was to be able to fit into his costume?

#spoilers: none

not entirely true though. he was asked what he cut out of his diet to get that fit, and he spoke the truth

Actually he’s gotten the diet question pretty frequently from what I’ve seen (I’ve seen at least three separate interviews where he’s answering that) and he’s getting the “does the wife like you better ripped or not” question frequently too where you can tell the anticipated answer is “she loves it” (spoiler alert: she likes him fluffy rather than built). Pratt has stood out some because he hasn’t played the “oh I love working out and the gym” game that so many actors do when asked to get extremely fit. You might hear a few grumble about the diet change (Sebastian was actually a little more vocal than most because he was pretty loathe to give up pasta and alcohol and the Dane Dehan story about crying over a burger is hilarious), but not many have addressed it with a flat out “I was MISERABLE and I hate this” like Chris Pratt has.

While I grasp that the pressure is on women much more than men when it comes to image, let’s not ignore the fact that body image in general is something Hollywood is just fixated on.

askparadiseair:

(if this seems a lot like the scene at the candy shop in it’s a wonderful life that’s because it is pretty much that scene)

askparadiseair:

(if this seems a lot like the scene at the candy shop in it’s a wonderful life that’s because it is pretty much that scene)

easyay:

waking-sleepingbeauty:

DISNEY DID IT AGAIN

fun fact the opening song tells the entire plot of the movie, but everyone is always too distracted by the amazing animation to notice the lyrics. job well done, Disney.

(Source: powersflurry)

journolist:

Ferguson, Missouri Update

Ferguson Round-Up (8/19)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/18)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/15)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/14)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/13)

Ferguson Round-Up (8/12)

Outburst interrupts night of peace in Ferguson (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 

Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson said 47 people were arrested and three loaded handguns were seized during the protests Tuesday night and early today. In a news conference that began at about 2:15 this morning, Johnson said officers interrupted criminal activities and prevented violence. “Protest crowds were a bit smaller, and they were out earlier,” he said, noting that no Molotov cocktails were thrown or bullets fired by protesters. However, he said some “criminals and agitators” threatened police, threw glass and plastic bottles — some filled with urine — at officers and hid behind members of the media covering the protests.

Shooting Accounts Differ as Holder Schedules Visit to Ferguson (New York Times)

As a county grand jury prepared to hear evidence on Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer that touched off 10 days of unrest here, witnesses have given investigators sharply conflicting accounts of the killing.

Ferguson Turmoil Continues With Another Shooting, More Arrests (TruthDig)

The face-off between police and protesters in and around Ferguson, Mo., continued Tuesday, with tensions further kindled by reports of another police shooting and by more details about slain teenager Michael Brown. President Obama sounded a note of empathy for “young men of color” who are “left behind and seen only as objects of fear” and called for calm as the National Guard made its presence known on the scene and Attorney General Eric Holder announced his plans to travel there Wednesday.

Nobody Knows How Many Americans The Police Kill Each Year (FiveThirtyEight)

Earlier this month, a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. The shooting and the response have reignited concerns about racial profiling, police brutality and police militarization. The incident has also drawn attention to a remarkable lack of knowledge about a seemingly basic fact: how often people are killed by the police. Some reporting has put forward one of the only figures available: the approximately 400 “justifiable police homicides” each year since 2008, according to the FBI’s annual Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR). That data point has appeared with heavy caveats in a string of media reports, including in USA Today, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the Washington Post. The statistic might seem solid at first glance. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Statistics — independently of the FBI — also estimate the number of police homicides per year at around 400.

Police Misconduct Costs Black People Their Livelihood Even When It Spares Their Lives (Think Progress)

As anger and frustration continue in Ferguson, Missouri over the killing of Michael Brown by a police officer, which appears to be a result of the use of excessive force, attention must also go to the excessive economic coercion used by America’s police. Frivolous traffic stops and coercive threats allow police to extract money from citizens through tickets, fines, and court costs. Economic intimidation via petty stops, searches, and seizures is a national problem that finds particular resonance in minority communities like Ferguson.

Police mistrust still prevalent years later (Associated Press)

rown’s death is the latest illustration of deep divisions between minorities and police that have simmered for generations. Concern about the events playing out in Ferguson has coursed all the way up to the White House. President Barack Obama said Attorney General Eric Holder would go to Missouri this week to check on the independent federal investigation into Brown’s death. “In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement,” the president said.

‘Outside agitators’ worsening unrest in Ferguson, Mo., residents say (Kansas City Star)

“People of Ferguson are getting punished for the actions of outside agitators,” said Kenny Murdock, 47, who hosts a show on a St. Louis radio station. Antonio French, a St. Louis alderman who had been documenting the protests and the security response on social media, pointed via Twitter to a small group of people who “cannot be defined as protesters/demonstrators. They are more like fighters/rebels/insurgents.” The crowds at night are younger and rowdier, said Laparasena Gandy, 25, who protested Monday across from the Ferguson Police Department. 

What was THAT? A guide to the military gear being used against civilians in Ferguson (Vox)

The extremely militaristic police response to the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, which have occurred nightly since a police officer shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown to death on August 9, has shocked many Americans. In its tactics, appearance, and especially equipment, the security operation looks more like it belongs on a battlefield in Iraq or Afghanistan than in the streets of an American suburb. Armored vehicles, tear gas, full combat gear, rifles — what is all that? From LRADs to MRAPs, here’s a brief guide to the equipment being used against civilians in the St. Louis suburb.

This Is The Most Important Reform Ferguson Can Enact To Give Its Black Residents A Voice (ThinkProgress)

If you compared the racial makeup of Ferguson, Missouri’s population as a whole to that of its government, it would be easy to mistake the city for an enclave of Jim Crow. Although nearly 70 percent of Ferguson is black, 50 of its 53 police officers are white. So are five of Ferguson’s six city council members. The mayor, James Knowles, is a white Republican. Ferguson can help ensure that its leaders more closely resemble its population, however. They just need to hold their elections at a time when voters are actually likely to show up.

#FeedFerguson raises $71,000, keeps going (KSDK)

A school teacher from Raleigh has helped raise more than $71,000 in just four short days for the children of Ferguson, according to FeedTheStudents.org. Julianna Mendelsohn, 33, started a Fundly campaign on August 14 with the aim to raise $80,000 for the St Louis Foodbank. The teacher cited the fact that many children in the U.S. rely on school to get what could be the kids only meal for the day.

View of #Ferguson Thrust Michael Brown Shooting to National Attention (New York Times)

For people in the news business, Twitter was initially viewed as one more way to promote and distribute content. But as the world has become an ever more complicated place — a collision of Ebola, war in Iraq, crisis in Ukraine and more — Twitter has become an early warning service for news organizations, a way to see into stories even when they don’t have significant reporting assets on the ground. And in a situation hostile to traditional reporting, the crowdsourced, phone-enabled network of information that Twitter provides has proved invaluable.

Ferguson Unrest Shows Poverty Growing Fastest in Suburbs (Bloomberg)

Six days of violence and protests in a town outside St. Louis are highlighting how poverty is growing fastest on the outskirts of America’s cities, as suburbs have become home to a majority of the nation’s poor. In Ferguson, Missouri, a community of 21,000 where the poverty rate doubled since 2000, the dynamic has bred animosity over racial segregation and economic inequality. Protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager on Aug. 9 have drawn international attention to the St. Louis suburb’s growing underclass.

Ferguson Police Militarization: Cash Flowed To Lawmakers Who Voted To ‘Militarize’ Police (International Business Times)

As local law enforcement has deployed martial tactics against those protesting the police killing of an 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, a debate is suddenly raging over how municipal police forces came to resemble military units. A new report suggests the trend may, in part, have to do with campaign contributions to congressional lawmakers.

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queerhawkeye:

okay but real talk superheroes having to rush out of bed to save the world after a particularly wild night. superheroes complaining at their lovers because 'every single time i kicked someone the suit rubbed all over the stUPID BEARDBURN YOU LEFT ME'. superheroes with kinda revealing suits trying to cover up the scratches on their back before the reporters arrive. superheroes arriving to headquarters 15 minutes late with mussed hair and a visible hickey. 

sk-interest:

eightails:

petitestruensee:

Robin Williams bonding with Koko, the gorilla, to quell your sads. 

makes me so happy and sad

I cant not have this on my blog

(Source: BuzzFeed)

allenbybeardsley:

*video game boss the size of a skyscraper* 

"HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FIGHT THIS THING" 

*ten minutes later* 

"that…was surprisingly easy." 

*video game boss that is just normal dude with sword* 

"ahhh this’ll probably be easy" 

*ten hours later*

"fuck. shit. god. I can’t do this anymore. you’ve bested me. I will no longer play a game again. I have been disgraced." 

jasoniaistheway:

I told my little cousin that her beautiful hair has magical powers… So she bought me back some acorns as a gift lol I love you Aubrey🌻

P. S. Black Girls DO matter.

Lol y’all I got these pine cones mixed up with acorns… My bad lol