Here's what I know:

It takes two seconds to be nice to someone.

Think three steps ahead.

You don’t really own anything you can’t carry on your back at a dead run.*

Good comedy punches up, not down.**





* Quote from Daniel Keys Moran
** This goes for pretty much everything. Kick upwards.

 

bobbycaputo:

BEER LOLLIPOPS ARE THE CANDY WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
After dazzling our taste buds with a sriracha lollipop not too long ago, the mad candy scientists over at Lollyphile have returned with perhaps the perfect candy. The company has put together a collection of different beer lollipops to satisfy your sweet tooth and your afternoon desire for a cold beer. They come in three different flavors-IPA, Stout, and Lager-and are on sale for 50% off this week. They won’t replace that post-work beer to take the edge off, but they will fill the time between those beers nicely.

bobbycaputo:

BEER LOLLIPOPS ARE THE CANDY WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR

After dazzling our taste buds with a sriracha lollipop not too long ago, the mad candy scientists over at Lollyphile have returned with perhaps the perfect candy. The company has put together a collection of different beer lollipops to satisfy your sweet tooth and your afternoon desire for a cold beer. They come in three different flavors-IPA, Stout, and Lager-and are on sale for 50% off this week. They won’t replace that post-work beer to take the edge off, but they will fill the time between those beers nicely.

deanandaidan:

happynervosa:

mrlapadite:

The “Reflection” series of older people looking at their younger selves in mirrors.

This is so beautiful

Oh my god this is amazing

beerburritowhiskey:

pidgemckinney:

beerburritowhiskey:

danosaur:

OK so as far as I can tell
Even though Laverne Cox held the #1 spot on the Time 100 reader poll
She’s not even on the list


Ask me how mad I am

Wow, no kidding. What kind of shit is this? timemagazine what gives?

And the KOCH BROTHERS are on the list?! Gross. I mean they are certainly influential, but in a terrible way!

I guess it is pretty influential to buy a political party.

theatlantic:

Why Nevada, Home of Cliven Bundy, Abolished Slavery Twice

The rancher wonders whether blacks were better off under slavery. The Silver State’s founders had no such doubts.
Read more. [Image: Steve Marcus/Reuters]

theatlantic:

Why Nevada, Home of Cliven Bundy, Abolished Slavery Twice

The rancher wonders whether blacks were better off under slavery. The Silver State’s founders had no such doubts.

Read more. [Image: Steve Marcus/Reuters]

"Fangirl" is not an insult.

“I like fangirls how I like my coffee. I hate coffee.” Three days after being spotted on a T-shrt for sale at WonderCon, this idiotic slogan is still making waves in the geek community.

Why? Well, for one thing, it seems like a perfect example of the hostile environment women have to deal with when they attend conventions. However, the T-shirt’s manufacturer, Tankhead Custom Tees, has just come forward to explain why the shirt isn’t sexist.

“the fangirl/fanboy shirts can best be explained like this: fangirls/boys =/= fans. Fans are people who like and genuinely respect a fandom, and it’s creators. Fangirls/boys are like those creepy fedora wearing neckbearded bronies, or hetalia fanfiction shippers, who make us all collectively cringe in pain at what they do to the things we love.

No one should ever defend these kinds of people. Seriously, they make the rest of us look bad.”

So, just to be clear here, the shirt isn’t insulting toward all women, just the ones who are the wrong kind of fan. And that’s totally not a gendered insult because bronies (i.e. male fans of a media source that’s traditionally aimed at girls) are repulsive as well. Right?

The idea that it’s OK to be disgusted by certain types of fan is pretty widespread in geek culture, and it’s ridiculous to suggest that this habit isn’t connected to sexist prejudice. In the nonsensical social strata of geekdom, “serious” sci-fi literature fans are somewhere at the top, Trekkies and comic book nerds are somewhere around the middle, and anything women are interested in is invariably right down at the bottom. Popular examples: Supernatural, YA novels with female protagonists, fanfiction, shoujo anime, and pretty much anything that’s popular on Tumblr.

It’s no coincidence that “fangirl” is most commonly used to describe women who read and write fanfiction. By the logic of people who use fangirl as a pejorative term, fans who spend hours reading and collecting superhero comics are at the cool, respectable end of the geek scale, while “fangirls”  who write tens of thousands of words of superhero fanfic are embarrassing weirdos. In other words, if you conform to the old-fashioned, male-dominated form of fandom then you’re fine, but if you prefer to join the subculture that was primarily founded on the work of female fans, then it’s acceptable to publicly mock you at an event like WonderCon.

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(Source: hellotailor)