laughterkey:

coconuttygrey:

naamahdarling:

territorialcreep:

watson-i-am-your-turtle:

aliencupcake:

azzandra:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

sexartandpolitics:

Study: Free birth control leads to way fewer abortions - CBS News
Way fewer.

NO. WAY.

—BB

Weird. It’s almost like people who do not get pregnant don’t even need abortions.

IN OTHER NEWS WATER IS WET

IN RELATED NEWS: SCIENTISTS HAVE PROVEN THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN.

NOW OVER TO JIM WITH THE SPORTS REPORT
“WELL BOB IT APPEARS BASKETBALL IS INDEED PLAYED WITH A BASKET. AND A BALL.”

TODAY, UNDER A FUCKING ROCK UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF REALLY OBVIOUS SHIT PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ENTITLED “THAT’S HOW IT FUCKING WORKS, YOU FUCKING DIPSHITS” IN THE JOURNAL OF THINGS I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU FOR GODDAMN FREE. AMERICAN POPULACE AWAITS A LAYMAN’S INTERPRETATION.

^ The snark and rage is strong with this one.

"AMERICAN POPULACE AWAITS A LAYMAN’S INTERPRETATION."

laughterkey:

coconuttygrey:

naamahdarling:

territorialcreep:

watson-i-am-your-turtle:

aliencupcake:

azzandra:

fuckyeahsexpositivity:

sexartandpolitics:

Study: Free birth control leads to way fewer abortions - CBS News

Way fewer.

NO. WAY.

image

—BB

Weird. It’s almost like people who do not get pregnant don’t even need abortions.

IN OTHER NEWS WATER IS WET

IN RELATED NEWS: SCIENTISTS HAVE PROVEN THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN.

NOW OVER TO JIM WITH THE SPORTS REPORT

“WELL BOB IT APPEARS BASKETBALL IS INDEED PLAYED WITH A BASKET. AND A BALL.”

TODAY, UNDER A FUCKING ROCK UNIVERSITY’S DEPARTMENT OF REALLY OBVIOUS SHIT PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ENTITLED “THAT’S HOW IT FUCKING WORKS, YOU FUCKING DIPSHITS” IN THE JOURNAL OF THINGS I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU FOR GODDAMN FREE. AMERICAN POPULACE AWAITS A LAYMAN’S INTERPRETATION.

^ The snark and rage is strong with this one.

"AMERICAN POPULACE AWAITS A LAYMAN’S INTERPRETATION."

gabedelahaye:

The above is a photograph of a cashier’s check that Frank Ocean sent to Chipotle after changing his mind about appearing in their advertisement for beef salad (or whatever). As you can see, he wrote “FUCK OFF” in the memo of the check, because that is how adults conduct business, and the image of the check comes from Frank Ocean’s personal blog, because he posted it himself, because he wants us all to bear witness.
OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, FRANK OCEAN! 
Now look:
Frank Ocean is so good at music. He’s so good at music that Chipotle wanted to pay him north of $400,000 for the privilege of using that music in their commercial. And he’s so good at music that he can refuse that money, because his talent affords him other money-making opportunities such that $400,000, while still probably nice even to Frank Ocean, is not important enough to be the guiding factor in his decision making. That is very nice for Frank Ocean. We should all be so lucky as to be in such a position.
But we should all also hope and pray that if the day comes where we are in such fortunate circumstances, circumstances so rare and so privileged that it must be almost impossible to even make sense of it all, how a world that deals so harshly with so many has somehow been so generous when it comes to us, a challenge to even the most thoughtful and emotionally engaged among us’s ability to maintain proper perspective, that we would somehow, right before clicking “Publish to Tumblr” remember, almost like some faint ghostly whispering from a benevolent being outside of ourselves, a guy named Common Sense let’s call him for fun, that not everyone on Earth can be so fucking flippant and disdainful of $212,500. That, in fact, access to $212,500 would change most people’s lives in an instant. That, in fact, our refusal of $212,500, while perhaps rational in the grand scheme of an artist’s search for integrity and purpose, is nevertheless an argument many will not understand, so best to have that discussion behind closed doors. If I’m not mistaken, the whole POINT of being a pop star is to guard at least a LITTLE mystique.
It’s also worth pointing out that he wrote “FUCK OFF” in the memo I guess because he was angry that Chipotle was suing him for that money, but also Chipotle gave him that money as part of a contract, a contract that he then decided he no longer wanted to fulfill. So, like, it’s actually Chipotle’s money? I’ve never even EATEN at a Chipotle, and I know that they are owned and operated by the McDonald’s corporation, and so therefore they are PURE EVIL I AM SURE, the point being that I am no Chipotle Defender, and I am also no Harvard Businessman, but just on the very surface of things: Chipotle hires Frank Ocean for a job, Frank Ocean doesn’t show up to work, Chipotle determines they will not be paying Frank Ocean for missed work, and so he writes FUCK OFF In the memo? What is this? A high school sophomore late for his catering job? A high school junior who feels he is above a paper route this summer? 
To make matters even more confused, at least according to the Pitchfork article linked above, the reason Frank Ocean backed out of his deal with Chipotle, which at one point he did enter into in good conscience, I mean, at some point Frank Ocean did say “Yes, I would be happy to accept north of $400,000 for my contributions to an advertisement to your beef salad commercial,” but then it turned out that Chipotle was going to put the Chipotle logo at the end of the commercial, which as far as I am concerned, is a pretty minor request on the part of Chipotle, but that is when Frank Ocean decided thank you but no thank and also FUCK OFF, Chipotle, which, again, far be it from me to enter into the cloudy, swirling, Rust Cohle mind of a TRUE ARTIST, but, like, let’s pretend that Chipotle didn’t put their logo on the ad, a situation with which, one must assume, Frank Ocean would have been cool, what does Frank Ocean think people at home would have thought? That it was not an advertisement for Chipotle? That it was a work of art? “It is cool that they are just running a Frank Ocean music video between episodes of my favorite shows, even if it is only 30 seconds long and I find the images of dancing beef salads to be an odd choice of visuals. But, you know, art!” Is that what Frank Ocean thought? Because I feel that is an incorrect assessment of what people would have thought.
One time, for my birthday, my father took me and my then best friend whose name I cannot even remember because he was only a camp friend and I guess it turns out we did not have as much in common as it had seemed at the time, to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. I’m not even sure why we went because I hated roller coasters and still don’t really love them, although in the grand scheme of father-son-relations as I have experienced them, it actually was a fairly thoughtful and grand gesture on the part of my father, because I’m sure HE didn’t care that much about roller-coasters either but just wanted his kid to have a Kids Day, and in those days the Platonic Ideal of a Kids Day involved Six Flags Great America, even I knew that, and was actually very embarrassed of my dislike for roller-coasters, and am already regretting my Frank Ocean-like disdain for my father’s attempt to make me happy, but so, as we were leaving the theme park, I bragged to my friend that for dinner, my father was taking me to a “fancy restaurant,” a concept that was thrilling to me at the time, and remains thrilling to this day. Can you even imagine? ME? At a FANCY RESTAURANT? But after we dropped off whoever even the fuck this kid was, a total stranger apparently, my dad admonished me, telling me that it was very poor form to brag about things like “fancy dinners.” That when one was doing well in life, it was important to enjoy it, but it was also important not to use it to make others think about what they maybe did not have the opportunity to enjoy themselves. I am just using this as an illustration of how easy it is to confront people with their own fears of inadequacy, or even more concretely, their own very real limitations in this world, which sometimes are totally manageable and fine, but sometimes are crushing and make it hard to breathe. You have only to say the words “fancy dinner” to make children shudder with anxiety.
MUCH LESS POST AN IMAGE OF A FUCK OFF CHECK FOR $212,500 AS IF IT WAS GARBAGE TO YOU, AS IF IT WAS YOUR TOILET PAPER.
Punk is dead. 

gabedelahaye:

The above is a photograph of a cashier’s check that Frank Ocean sent to Chipotle after changing his mind about appearing in their advertisement for beef salad (or whatever). As you can see, he wrote “FUCK OFF” in the memo of the check, because that is how adults conduct business, and the image of the check comes from Frank Ocean’s personal blog, because he posted it himself, because he wants us all to bear witness.

OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH, FRANK OCEAN! 

Now look:

Frank Ocean is so good at music. He’s so good at music that Chipotle wanted to pay him north of $400,000 for the privilege of using that music in their commercial. And he’s so good at music that he can refuse that money, because his talent affords him other money-making opportunities such that $400,000, while still probably nice even to Frank Ocean, is not important enough to be the guiding factor in his decision making. That is very nice for Frank Ocean. We should all be so lucky as to be in such a position.

But we should all also hope and pray that if the day comes where we are in such fortunate circumstances, circumstances so rare and so privileged that it must be almost impossible to even make sense of it all, how a world that deals so harshly with so many has somehow been so generous when it comes to us, a challenge to even the most thoughtful and emotionally engaged among us’s ability to maintain proper perspective, that we would somehow, right before clicking “Publish to Tumblr” remember, almost like some faint ghostly whispering from a benevolent being outside of ourselves, a guy named Common Sense let’s call him for fun, that not everyone on Earth can be so fucking flippant and disdainful of $212,500. That, in fact, access to $212,500 would change most people’s lives in an instant. That, in fact, our refusal of $212,500, while perhaps rational in the grand scheme of an artist’s search for integrity and purpose, is nevertheless an argument many will not understand, so best to have that discussion behind closed doors. If I’m not mistaken, the whole POINT of being a pop star is to guard at least a LITTLE mystique.

It’s also worth pointing out that he wrote “FUCK OFF” in the memo I guess because he was angry that Chipotle was suing him for that money, but also Chipotle gave him that money as part of a contract, a contract that he then decided he no longer wanted to fulfill. So, like, it’s actually Chipotle’s money? I’ve never even EATEN at a Chipotle, and I know that they are owned and operated by the McDonald’s corporation, and so therefore they are PURE EVIL I AM SURE, the point being that I am no Chipotle Defender, and I am also no Harvard Businessman, but just on the very surface of things: Chipotle hires Frank Ocean for a job, Frank Ocean doesn’t show up to work, Chipotle determines they will not be paying Frank Ocean for missed work, and so he writes FUCK OFF In the memo? What is this? A high school sophomore late for his catering job? A high school junior who feels he is above a paper route this summer? 

To make matters even more confused, at least according to the Pitchfork article linked above, the reason Frank Ocean backed out of his deal with Chipotle, which at one point he did enter into in good conscience, I mean, at some point Frank Ocean did say “Yes, I would be happy to accept north of $400,000 for my contributions to an advertisement to your beef salad commercial,” but then it turned out that Chipotle was going to put the Chipotle logo at the end of the commercial, which as far as I am concerned, is a pretty minor request on the part of Chipotle, but that is when Frank Ocean decided thank you but no thank and also FUCK OFF, Chipotle, which, again, far be it from me to enter into the cloudy, swirling, Rust Cohle mind of a TRUE ARTIST, but, like, let’s pretend that Chipotle didn’t put their logo on the ad, a situation with which, one must assume, Frank Ocean would have been cool, what does Frank Ocean think people at home would have thought? That it was not an advertisement for Chipotle? That it was a work of art? “It is cool that they are just running a Frank Ocean music video between episodes of my favorite shows, even if it is only 30 seconds long and I find the images of dancing beef salads to be an odd choice of visuals. But, you know, art!” Is that what Frank Ocean thought? Because I feel that is an incorrect assessment of what people would have thought.

One time, for my birthday, my father took me and my then best friend whose name I cannot even remember because he was only a camp friend and I guess it turns out we did not have as much in common as it had seemed at the time, to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. I’m not even sure why we went because I hated roller coasters and still don’t really love them, although in the grand scheme of father-son-relations as I have experienced them, it actually was a fairly thoughtful and grand gesture on the part of my father, because I’m sure HE didn’t care that much about roller-coasters either but just wanted his kid to have a Kids Day, and in those days the Platonic Ideal of a Kids Day involved Six Flags Great America, even I knew that, and was actually very embarrassed of my dislike for roller-coasters, and am already regretting my Frank Ocean-like disdain for my father’s attempt to make me happy, but so, as we were leaving the theme park, I bragged to my friend that for dinner, my father was taking me to a “fancy restaurant,” a concept that was thrilling to me at the time, and remains thrilling to this day. Can you even imagine? ME? At a FANCY RESTAURANT? But after we dropped off whoever even the fuck this kid was, a total stranger apparently, my dad admonished me, telling me that it was very poor form to brag about things like “fancy dinners.” That when one was doing well in life, it was important to enjoy it, but it was also important not to use it to make others think about what they maybe did not have the opportunity to enjoy themselves. I am just using this as an illustration of how easy it is to confront people with their own fears of inadequacy, or even more concretely, their own very real limitations in this world, which sometimes are totally manageable and fine, but sometimes are crushing and make it hard to breathe. You have only to say the words “fancy dinner” to make children shudder with anxiety.

MUCH LESS POST AN IMAGE OF A FUCK OFF CHECK FOR $212,500 AS IF IT WAS GARBAGE TO YOU, AS IF IT WAS YOUR TOILET PAPER.

Punk is dead. 

(Source: frankocean, via ratsoff)

chakrabot:

maja-stina:

fandomsandfeminism:

generalmaluga:

albinwonderland:

fandomsandfeminism:

betterthanabortion:

"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.

Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.
See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon. 
Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy. 
To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died. 
You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies. 

reblogging for commentary 

But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too. 

First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation. 
And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.
Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.
If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other. 
When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.
When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.” 
And that is gross. 

This has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.

Busted wide open.


Yep.

chakrabot:

maja-stina:

fandomsandfeminism:

generalmaluga:

albinwonderland:

fandomsandfeminism:

betterthanabortion:

"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.

Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.

See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon. 

Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy. 

To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died. 

You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies. 

reblogging for commentary 

But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too. 

First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation. 

And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.

Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.

If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other. 

When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.

When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.” 

And that is gross. 

This has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.

Busted wide open.

Yep.

(via wilwheaton)

laughterkey:

laughterkey:

Pretty stoked they carry Ting at my grocery store now.

PS Ting + Tequila = heaven.

Well, that’s some Ting.

laughterkey:

laughterkey:

Pretty stoked they carry Ting at my grocery store now.

PS Ting + Tequila = heaven.

Well, that’s some Ting.

galaxyclusterfuck asked: Is there anything we can do to stop the House from holding the Government hostage? Calling people? Donations? Protests? Something?

thebicker:

You can call your local representative’s office and leave a message, at the very least. Frankly, I’m less afraid of a government shutdown than I am of Dems caving and defunding Obamacare. If the government shuts down, it will be temporary - but if we defund Obamacare, it might never recover. CREDO has a lookup form for contacting your rep’s office and ask them not to defund Obamacare.

Signal boost

Snort

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(Source: nevver, via jonnovstheinternet)

laughterkey:

buzzfeed:


The new iPhone 5c are actually Crocs. 




Pure evil.

laughterkey:

buzzfeed:

The new iPhone 5c are actually Crocs. 

image

Pure evil.

to-the-tardis-sterek:

i am physically incapable of not reblogging this

Haha!

(Source: vatandasinbiri, via laughterkey)

wilwheaton:

It’s one of those terrific examples of good politics and good policy. On the former, the American public clearly endorses the idea of Congress giving its approval before military strikes begin. On the latter, at the risk of putting too fine a point on this, Obama’s move away from unilateralism reflects how our constitutional, democratic system of government is supposed to work.

Arguably the most amazing response to the news came from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterintelligence & Terrorism, and a member of the House Intelligence Committee:

"President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents. The President does not need Congress to authorize a strike on Syria."

So, two things: 

1) Good on Obama for respecting the Constitution. I’ve had it up to here with the whole Unitary Executive thing.

2. Peter King is officially too stupid to breathe.

Wow, Pete.