i started this at first to just like and re-blog things i found hilarious but now i am finding i might actually have something to say. most of the time this blog is just ridiculousness, but with a splash of science, religion and politics... oh and kitties!!!
Pussy Riot Getting Whipped in Sochi
VICE News was with Pussy Riot in Sochi when group of uniformed Cossacks attacked members of the protest group with pepper spray and horse whips. Just moments earlier, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina, and a handful of other members headed out of a cafe toward the Sochi seaport, where they prepared to perform. As they were putting on their neon ski masks, about a dozen Cossacks descended on the group, thrashing them with whips, throwing them to the ground and kicking them as police officers stood by. The police allowed the mini-pogrom to continue for about ten minutes.
Everything about this video is upsetting and insane, but the moment when a mascot in a giant dog costume accosts and then shames Pussy Riot is especially surreal.
Damn. This email really hit home for me. Accept people for who they are. Everyone’s opinion of beauty is different. If you don’t like the way someone looks or dresses, keep it to yourself. Don’t ruin someone else’s definition of what beauty is. Be yourself, even if it is different.
The year is 2064. You’re in your car, the grandkids are sitting in the back and you turn on some Beatles music.
"Aww, Grandma, do we really have to listen to this?" they’ll say, "This song is a hundred years old!"
And the freaky thing is, they won’t be exaggerating.
this post fucked me up
Lets just take a moment to appreciate the way New Zealand sells beer.
I feel like this basically summarises our culture.
Bryan Berg is a professional card stacker and currently holds the Guinness records for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards and The World’s Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards.
Introduced to the art of card stacking by his grandfather when he was 8 years old, Bryan has spent the last 30 years perfecting his craft and repeatedly breaking his own awesome records. His card structures a built with standard decks of playing cards and do not rely on any folding, tape, glue or other trickery in order to hold together.
"I have many techniques that I use to build my structures from standard commercially available decks of cards," he explained. "I’m never just randomly placing cards, I’m always following a set technique for a certain visual or structural goal. All of the cards are placed at right angles in such a way as to brace each other from falling over or bending under a load."
"Most of the time my structures do not collapse, says Bryan. "Because of the structural geometry and all the weight of the cards, they are very strong and stable."
Visit Bryan Berg’s website to check out many more of his amazing playing card structures.
It’s Using Tiny Things to Make Big Things Day on Geyser of Awesome!
racism is real - misogynoir is real.
Just to put background on this shit.. .the top picture is of Ethan Couch. According to wikipedia and various news sources he is “a North Texas teenager, who was sentenced to 10 years probation after being convicted of killing four pedestrians and seriously injuring two others while driving drunk. On June 15, 2013 he crashed a pickup truck into pedestrians. He was 16 at the time. In December 2013 he was sentenced to therapy at a long-term, in-patient facility, after his attorneys successfully argued that the teen suffered from affluenza and needed rehabilitation, and not prison.”
The yoga, meditation and horse back riding are some of the amenities they have at the facility that is about $450.000 a year.
The bottom picture is of Cyntoia Brown. She grew up in a home with an abusive drunk father and a drug addicted prostitute mother. She eventually ran away with a friend and started ‘dating” (getting pimped) by older men. She stayed in deplorable conditions. The night of the killing, she just got her ass beat by her drug addicted boyfriend/pimp , when the victim Johnny Allen , a 43 year old sunday school teacher (side eye) who noticed her pain and talked to her. After hearing Cyntoia’s story, seeing her bruises, knowing she was underage he still tried to fuck her. What lead to the murder was Cyntoia thought he was going to kill her and shot him first..
She got no second chances after a long shitty life but in jail now at 25 she is working on her college degree ,still hopeful of seeing the outside world and trying to remain as reflective of her negative choices and be positive from her current position.
This is shit is disgusting, money, race, and class make a world of difference in the eyes of the law…
Project for my Social Psych class last semester. This poster series was created to 1) challenge these internalized stereotypes by bringing them to the viewer’s attention and 2) expand the range of role models by including a diverse group of women. Each poster follows the same basic pattern: a woman who has demonstrated her competency in a particular area refutes the stereotype that appears above her in the form of “Girls can’t …”. While the posters target girls ranging from children to young adults, I expect the message would also cause people outside that demographic to question their own beliefs about women and power. I designed each aspect of the posters with several principles of social psychology in mind:
Having a pet is a big responsibility and we all want to take care of our pets as well as we can. But it’s challenging to find guidance about caring for some of the more exotic pets, like dinosaurs, for example. Thankfully artist John Conway created The Dinosaur Pet Guide, a handsome and helpful chart of dino care dos and don’ts.