July222014

No one loves Harry Potter more than ABC family

browneyedandfearless:

It’s Christmas??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s the Fourth of July??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s Easter??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s Memorial Day??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s President’s Day??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s November??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s pretty hot in Rhode Island this week??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!!

It’s the end of the week??? HARRY POTTER WEEKEND!!! 

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9PM

As a university tutor in my hometown, a city which is roughly 40% black and 37% white, I still had students asking me, “Do they just never learn how to talk right?” I pull up a chair when this happens, “Listen up, gang.” So what do I tell them? Well, the goal is to convey that, scientifically speaking, non-standard varieties of English such as the English spoken by Rachel Jeantel and the ‘proper English’ they’ve been taught are equally communicative. I go over the differences and point out that both have a rule system that must be followed to speak convincingly.

But then, I don’t see why there should need to be that justification. So I end up trying to teach respect. If they have a student that speaks a non-standard variety of English, they need to understand that that student is therefore competent in understanding at least two versions of English: the version they speak at home and other safe environments, and the one forced upon them when listening to you.

Respect that.

The alarmingly pervasive idea that standard English equates to ‘good grammar’ and non-standard English equates to ‘bad grammar’ is false and exclusionary. When it’s used in conjunction with intelligence and credibility of a young black woman, it’s reminiscent of the faulty scientific racism of “The Bell Curve.” But language shaming is currently acceptable behavior in the status quo. It is one of the last bastions of unabashed racism and classism.

Did a key witness in Trayvon Martin’s case talk funny, or could we all use some education?

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The full article is also worth it. See also this TED talk by Jamila Lyiscott on being “articulate”. 

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racism 

8PM

lucithor:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy: A Trilogy of Four is without a doubt the most inspirational book I have ever read in my entire life.

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8PM

parrotcakes:

blanketpie:

THERE ARE SHIPS MEANT FOR FLUFFY NIGHTS IN FRONT OF THE TV WITH POPCORNS AND CUTE KISSES AND CUDDLES AND THEN THERE ARE SHIPS MEANT FOR HARDCORE ANGRY SEX

so be careful when youre planning your next cruise

(Source: pugalecki, via philipquast)

8PM
skepticarcher:

Can’t… stop… drawing…. babies.

skepticarcher:

Can’t… stop… drawing…. babies.

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8PM

maladydee:

appropriately-inappropriate:

casethejointfirst:

Here’s a good rundown of earth history. I’ve been finding myself reading into earlier geologic time periods out of sheer fascination.

This is amazing.

There’s a really great documentary, “a history of planet earth” that walks you through it and it’s fascinating. The Cambrian explosion was neat as shit.

I love the way that the Quaternary period has both humans and sabre tooth cats as a hazard. it makes you realize how much can change over geologic timescales.

(Source: thethingaboutthings, via markspants)

8PM
“Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to.” Unknown (via the-healing-nest)

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July212014
11PM

broadway-aradia:

i really want to carry a torch in a cave just like one time

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11PM

hornetaur:

She had curves in all the wrong places - some of them cast a 3-dimensional shadows, still others hummed a low, discordant note as they flitted about like flies. She was nothing like other girls - she was an abomination from the 6th plane of torment

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