booksfrommyshelf:

I am haunted by all the editions of books that are prettier than the ones I already own.

(via spellboundsama)

Tags: yeppp

"Why do white people own so many pets?
Because we’re not allowed to own people anymore.
*****
What is the scariest thing about a white person in prison?
You know he did it.
*****
how many Chicago cops does it take to change a light bulb? None, they just beat the room for being black.”
*****
A good looking 50 year old white man is trying to get laid on reality TV. What show are you watching?
To catch a predator.
*****
Why do white girls travel in groups of three or five?
They can’t even
*****
What do you call 64 white people in a room? A full blooded Cherokee."

from various reddit threads

at dinner last night, a coworker was talking about hanging out with his white friends and getting fed up with the racist jokes, and asked them to tell a white people joke.  nobody had any, so he googled and found these. after a few of them, people were a lot less comfortable.

white folks, next time you hear a racist joke, maybe lead with one of these in response.  tag this “I’m white” when you reblog it, if you are.

(via cuterpillar)

(Source: transascendant, via allamericanvirgins)

"Let’s take a day devoted to not working and name it after work!"

— Labor Day, apparently.

Anonymous said: Re: your "rule about naked people" -- How about people who take nude photos of themselves not be stupid and use storage devices that can be hacked, like cloud storage (or take any risks close to that)? Just HOW much personal responsibility does your generation need to shed before you get it through your thick skulls that it only costs $20 for a decent external hard drive these days? :|

fishingboatproceeds:

"The lock on your diary wasn’t very good, so it’s your fault I read your diary."

A girl named Heather left a negative review of Guardians of the Galaxy on Rotten Tomatoes months before the movie even came out saying the film is a slap in the face to Marvel fans everywhere and now that the movie is a raging success I regularly reread that review with a great deal of sadistic pleasure.

If you ask someone for permission to marry the love of your life and they say no and the only response you have is “rude” I honestly don’t know what to tell you.

thecarvingwitch:

It’s about 20 degrees cooler in this shade

thecarvingwitch:

It’s about 20 degrees cooler in this shade

(Source: katara, via tismydistinction)

thehappysorceress:

Not the most graceful, dogs, but I love ‘em.

(Source: fit-nnitsa)

A Proposed General Rule about Pictures of Naked People

fishingboatproceeds:

fishingboatproceeds:

I mean, I’m not saying that we can enforce this as law or anything. I also might be wrong about this. But:

Just as a general rule, I feel like we should not look at pictures of the breasts or genitalia of people who would rather we not look at pictures of their breasts or genitalia.

As a corollary to that general rule, I would add that I don’t see anything wrong with looking at pictures of breasts or genitalia of people who have invited us to do so. There seem to be plenty such pictures for us to get a reasonably good grasp of, like, the diversity of unclothed human anatomy without having to look at people who wish we wouldn’t.

This seems pretty straightforward to me. Yes, the photographer(s) who photographed Kate Middleton’s grainy distant breasts were violating her privacy. But so do people who choose to look at those pictures.

So maybe we can just agree not to? And this goes not only for princesses, I would argue, but also for people who send things to their romantic partners, who turn out to be jerks and release those photos publicly. Or people whose phones are hacked. etc.

In this world where most every curiosity can be satiated, it seems to me genuinely heroic to resist the urge to look at everything that can be seen, and instead to respect the wishes of those who feel violated or hurt by the availability of images they wish were private.

Seemed a good day to reblog this.

(via heyalicek)

While I am not personally offended by All About That Bass and I think it’s great to have a song focused on body positivity getting this much attention I am rather concerned by the number of people on this site who seem content to dismiss the opinions of women who have spent their entire life being put down by the words “skinny bitch” because “She says it’s a joke in the next line!”

Passing an insult off as a joke isn’t considered an acceptable excuse in any other circumstance and I don’t see why this should be an exception.

bidyke:

barbidreamdumpster:

if you want to ask a bisexual or asexual person about their sexual history to verify that they’re queer, but you don’t want them to take it the wrong way, try this useful communication technique:

give them twenty dollars and go away.

As a bi person, I can attest to the beneficiality of this method.

(via heyalicek)

laughsoharf:

watching the anaconda video like 

madderthanaboxoffrogs:

angelofthanatos:

dancinwithabottle:

nothingeverlost:

Every time I see this I think to myself “You defaced a book? Hell no I’m not marrying you.”

Yeah, I feel that way too. Glad I’m not the only one. Though I really like those flowers I’ve seen made from books. I’m torn over those…

He could have gotten a blank box for a couple of dollars, photocopied the first page of the chapter, pasted it to the inside of the box, made the box look just like the book; without defacing the book.

#PRINTED BOOKS ARE NOT SACRED   #THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM   #I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS   #ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WORSHIP THE PHYSICAL FORM OF BOOKS   #AND NOT THE WORDS INSIDE   #THE WORDS ARE THE IMPORTANT BIT   #AND USING A BOOK FOR SOMETHING SWEET LIKE THIS ISN’T DEFACEMENT OF PROPERTY IF THE PERSON OWNS THE BOOK. BOOKS ARE UBIQUITOUS   #AND HAVING WORKED IN A USED BOOKSTORE A LOT OF THEM GET TRASHED   #AND NOT JUST CRAPPY BOOKS   #GOOD ONES LIKE THIS ONE   #I WOULD RATHER SOMEONE USE THIS FOR SOMETHING MEMORABLE LIKE THIS THAN GET TRASHED   #DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE PRETTY THINGS WITH BOOKS   #BOOKS CAN BE REPLACED AND ARE NOT INHERENTLY SACRED  (via andrastesgrace)

Do you know what happens to books that don’t sell? They get pulped. Do you know what happens to books that libraries don’t want to carry anymore? They get pulped. Do you know what happens to vast majority of damaged books? THEY END UP IN A DUMPSTER.
Books are not immortal. And they are not singular in purpose.
If you’re destroying books because you’re intent on limiting the messages and information that can be given to the people then yes, you’re evil and need to be locked in a room somewhere.
But if you’re taking someone’s art and using it to create more art you are not defacing anything you’re bringing more art into the world and don’t you dare shame people that choose to do that.

madderthanaboxoffrogs:

angelofthanatos:

dancinwithabottle:

nothingeverlost:

Every time I see this I think to myself “You defaced a book? Hell no I’m not marrying you.”

Yeah, I feel that way too. Glad I’m not the only one. Though I really like those flowers I’ve seen made from books. I’m torn over those…

He could have gotten a blank box for a couple of dollars, photocopied the first page of the chapter, pasted it to the inside of the box, made the box look just like the book; without defacing the book.

#PRINTED BOOKS ARE NOT SACRED   #THERE ARE MILLIONS OF THEM   #I HAVE A LOT OF FEELS   #ABOUT HOW PEOPLE WORSHIP THE PHYSICAL FORM OF BOOKS   #AND NOT THE WORDS INSIDE   #THE WORDS ARE THE IMPORTANT BIT   #AND USING A BOOK FOR SOMETHING SWEET LIKE THIS ISN’T DEFACEMENT OF PROPERTY IF THE PERSON OWNS THE BOOK. BOOKS ARE UBIQUITOUS   #AND HAVING WORKED IN A USED BOOKSTORE A LOT OF THEM GET TRASHED   #AND NOT JUST CRAPPY BOOKS   #GOOD ONES LIKE THIS ONE   #I WOULD RATHER SOMEONE USE THIS FOR SOMETHING MEMORABLE LIKE THIS THAN GET TRASHED   #DON’T JUDGE PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE PRETTY THINGS WITH BOOKS   #BOOKS CAN BE REPLACED AND ARE NOT INHERENTLY SACRED  (via andrastesgrace)

Do you know what happens to books that don’t sell? They get pulped. Do you know what happens to books that libraries don’t want to carry anymore? They get pulped. Do you know what happens to vast majority of damaged books? THEY END UP IN A DUMPSTER.

Books are not immortal. And they are not singular in purpose.

If you’re destroying books because you’re intent on limiting the messages and information that can be given to the people then yes, you’re evil and need to be locked in a room somewhere.

But if you’re taking someone’s art and using it to create more art you are not defacing anything you’re bringing more art into the world and don’t you dare shame people that choose to do that.

(Source: radicallyfuckinggnarly, via neverknewandneverwill)

Fun fact: if you take a nude photo of yourself you have copyright of that photo under United States copyright law. If someone posts that photo online, even if you gave them the photo willingly, they are committing copyright violation. File a copyright claim to get the photos removed and then sue their ass.