Ash Wednesday, Pikachu Thursday, Misty Friday
Ash Wednesday, Pikachu Thursday, Misty Friday
#idontneedfeminism aka stupid white women that don’t actually know what feminism is
“you cant judge a book by its cover”
i think you can
The girl depicted bludgeons someone to death with her own severed arm in that book.
I’ve been seeing a lot of Animorphs, lately. Is it almost relevant, again? Maybe? It’s ok. I’ll wait.
Written by an 8th grader
oh my fucking god
Take that, Earth!
That Mysterious “S” Thing We Used to Draw (by the1janitor)
We used to draw this as kids and it’s always confused me. It still really bothers me tbh.
This is really creepy tbh.
yeah we used to draw these! around 2002. at the time i was told it was like the slipknot logo but now i know it’s totally not. but we did used to get in trouble for drawing them.
we never got in trouble with them. I had them all over my school planner lol.
(We did call them ‘super S’)
There’s this awesome book I read called ‘The People in the Playground’ which concerns the observations of an anthropologist on children’s folklore: the stuff that kids independently teach one another in school yards and playgrounds that has no real connection to adult lore and media. This is a great example of it, as are hand clapping and jump rope verses.
If you can finish the lines “Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack all dressed in black black black…” or ‘Hinky Pinky Ponky, Daddy had a donkey…”or “Miss Suzy had a steamboat…” or “Engine Engine number nine…”
stop and think about where you learned them.
It probably wasn’t from an adult or out of a book or in any formal way. It was from another kid; someone a grade ahead of you or someone’s older sibling or something. Who learned it the same way.
This is CHILD lore. Sometimes a fad will come and go in a single age cohort, sometimes it’ll last for generations. It’s kind of awesome.
The idea of child lore and a distinct child culture is really interesting, especially when you consider that children have a few traditions that go back hundreds of years.
For example: did you ever play “Quaker’s meeting?” Quaker’s meeting has begun, no more laughter, no more fun…that dates back two centuries.
And of course there’s “Ring around the rosie,” which goes all the way back to the time of the black plague.
Children pass these things down among themselves as part of a legacy they lack the context to fully understand; but you could say the same thing about most adult traditions. That unbroken chain of shared knowledge connects their play to the play of children from hundreds of years ago, without any adult input or encouragement.
The fact that this episode is 10 years old and Beyoncé is even more relevant today is just fabulous
Made it through child fame and went from a successful kid’s sketch comedy show to one of the most well known shows ever:
He stayed out of trouble and is just doing what he’s been doing for years.
Good for you, Kenan Thompson.
A round of applause for non snl fandom people who realize this too
a day in the life of misty
okay but this literally the entire first series in one gif
Most accurate thing I’ve seen, today.
i’m gonna set my facebook relationship status to “in a relationship” and see what happens
i use the word fuck so excessively i sometimes forget it’s a swear word
Why, only the other night I came across a young match girl being molested by a Chinese Gang. These Tongs are everywhere and forever dragging young girls off, presumably as some part of a mating ritual. So, I stepped in and made short work of her assailants. The match girl had fainted clean away, so I conveyed her back to my apartments.
When she came around, she was at first startled by my appearance, then intrigued. Her gratitude towards me for saving her was most genuine, and she smelt much more pleasant than any other ape I have encountered. She rose to return to her work, but I insisted she remain - the streets were not safe for her.
‘But Madam,’ she said, ‘I must earn money.’
‘So must we all, Jenny,’ I informed her. ‘This is an age of luxury. I rather fancy some of it.’
‘But how, Madam?’ she asked.
‘Fear not,’ I informed her, ‘I shall think of something…’
I hope I can be clear about this, but my thoughts all day have been a bit muddled, so I apologize if I express myself poorly or come off as defensive or anything.
1. There are deeply problematic relationship dynamics glorified in Twilight.
2. Criticizing misogyny in art is good and important.
3. My concern is that popular work by women receives far more vitriolic criticism from the public (like, in terms of number of demeaning jokes made by Jay Leno*) than popular work created by men.
4. So I think we’re talking about two different kinds of criticism: The totally legitimate criticism we see in literary journals and feminist web sites about misogyny, and the demeaning and dismissive this-sucks-because-teen-girls-like-it-and-everyone-knows-that-teen-girls-are-not-fully-human criticism we see in popular culture.
5. Also, I would like to see equal attention given to the sexism in popular work by men, from Nicholas Sparks to for instance J. D. Salinger. Catcher in the Rye—although I like it very much—is profoundly and disturbingly misogynistic and yet seems to get a critical pass both online and off. This happens a lot, I think, with books by men, and I don’t want male writers (including me!) to get that pass.
6. I might be wrong about any/all of this. I’m wrong a lot, and always trying to learn.
*EDIT: Apparently Jay Leno has retired. You learn something new every day.
This sounds weird, but it’s the best way I know to describe Amy Poehler’s laugh: a warm, intoxicating cackle.