wsswatson:

some advice

  1. watch this
  2. book a cinema ticket

(via chazkeats)

oh. okay

likeafieldmouse:

Hidden Mother

"Trying to get a baby or a fussy toddler to sit still for a photograph can feel like a herculean task. Luckily, it only takes a second to get the shot. In the nineteenth century, however, it was a different storyparticularly when it came to tintype portraits, which required a long exposure. 

Photographer Laura Larson’s series, Hidden Mother, presents a survey of nineteenth-century tintype portraits in which the mother of the child was included in the photograph, but obscured. 

In some instances, the mother would hold her child, with a cloth or props hiding her from the lens, or she would be painted over by the photographer after the image had been taken. In other examples, the mother is entirely absent from the frame, save for an arm, holding the child in place. 

The results are both funny and slightly disturbing. The mother appears as an uncanny presence, Larson writes in a statement. Often, she is swathed in fabric, like a ghost.”  

mediamattersforamerica:

"How can you be so poor and have all this stuff?" -Bill O’Reilly

Each of these screenshots is from a different Fox show attacking poor Americans for having amenities, trying to make the point (pretty much) that “when I was a kid, poor people had a lot less than this.”

Of course, this is all based on one thoroughly-debunked Heritage Foundation report that conservative media have been parroting for years.

Breaking news for Fox: We’re not in the 1950’s anymore. As technology advances, each year older technology gets less and less expensive, and therefore more working class Americans are able to access it. 

Matt Yglesias elaborates

A serious person would follow this up with a discussion of relative prices. Over the past 50 years, televisions have gotten a lot cheaper and college has gotten a lot more expensive. Consequently, even a low income person can reliably obtain a level of television-based entertainment that would blow the mind of a millionaire from 1961. At the same time, if you’re looking to live in a safe neighborhood with good public schools in a metropolitan area with decent job opportunities you’re going to find that this is quite expensive. Health care has become incredibly expensive. The federal poverty line for a family of three is $18,530 a year. I wonder how many Heritage Foundation policy analysts are deciding they want to cut back and work part time because it’d be super easy to raise two kids in DC on less than $20k in salary? Perhaps just an outfit full of workaholics.

While Fox is so busy pointing out how many people have access to microwaves and refrigerators, they conveniently forget to mention how many people have poor access to quality education, health care, and affordable housing. Because really, what good is an A/C if you can’t even afford to keep living in your house? 

squishybruise:

Got my Mens Rights Activist costume ready for Halloween !

justfaceit-dontpretend:

I just got high.
Right infront of my momthers eyes
Just as she cried.
A+ daughter, right?(;

(via beyoncebeytwice)

emkaymlp:

drenching-explosive-climax:

namelessshameless:

rememberthstars:

Thanksgiving is coming!

Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own. 

Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft. 

Did you just do that. 

The level of metafuckery right here is incredible

image

(via beyoncebeytwice)

nprfreshair:

politicsprose:

How Long Does It Take to Read Popular Books?

Going by the average reading rate of most adults (300 words per minute), Personal Creations mocked up this infographic to put some of literature’s most popular works into perspective.

Via Electric Lit.

Not sure if this is more encouraging or daunting, but it’s definitely interesting!

herestheplan:

retrogasm:

They are taking their chicken into space…

Chicken’s gotta see how truly insignificant it is.

Sadly, because it (as all birds) depends entirely on gravity to force food down its throat, this chicken will likely perish among its family and friends.

(via lightninging)

mikerugnetta:

maggiemunkee:

ultrafacts:

Source If you want more facts, follow Ultrafacts

I read an anecdote from someone whose African Grey didn’t particularly get along with her Amazon parrot, Paco. One night she was preparing cornish hens for dinner, while the grey hung out with her in the kitchen. He got a closer look at one of the hens, looked his mama dead in the eyes and asked, “Paco?” Then he laughed.

Forget about the robots… we should start worrying about the birds.

breelifts:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)

The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover

(via humanrightswatch)

i had a dream i was in a hair salon waiting to get my hair cut & some woman just outright killed her husband and left him laying on the floor & everyone was just really casual about it and was going to let it slide until she started talking like she was glad she did it he was an awful person and we were all like ‘yeah, okay’ and then she said she wanted this to be a lesson to everybody else to live their lives more fully and to make more of an impact she’s going 2 kill one of us and she immediately points her gun at my head and i close my eyes and the biggest chill and numb feeling went through my body i swear 2 god i thought i was dead for at least 3 seconds it was absolutely terrifying but then i came to terms with my death before waking up

Teenagers are literally just tryna be trendy and follow historical patterns of language change, but prescriptivists think they’re dumb and don’t want to give them jobs

lolmythesis:

English language and literature, University of South Carolina

"Literally" speaking: Youth language, prescriptivism, and ideology