professorfangirl:

prokopetz:

This is the one time of year that I love wasps.
Not because the wasps themselves get any nicer. They’re horrid little creatures year round. No, it’s because I have a couple of big apple trees out back, and late August, early September is when the apples start ripening.
Now, if you don’t harvest your own fruit, there are two things you need to know about apples.
The first thing you need to know about apples is that, when apples get ripe, they tend to fall from the tree at the slightest breeze.
I often work late at the office; by the time I get home, there are piles of apples scattered everywhere - and sure enough, the wasps are out in force, gorging themselves on the fruit. When I go to clean up the windfallen apples, the wasps naturally do the “rawr, I’ma fuck you up!” routine for which wasps are known.
The second thing you need to know about apples is that they ferment very rapidly in the late August heat.
So: the wasps try to come at me, but they’re too drunk to fly. They get about an inch off the ground, then faceplant directly into the turf, flip over onto their backs, and lay there, legs twitching in the air as they try in vain to find something to sting.
Perhaps I’m a man of simple pleasures, but I bust up laughing every. single. time.
Fucking wasps.

I tried to reblog this with a witty tag, but Tumblr took it as serious advice:

professorfangirl:

prokopetz:

This is the one time of year that I love wasps.

Not because the wasps themselves get any nicer. They’re horrid little creatures year round. No, it’s because I have a couple of big apple trees out back, and late August, early September is when the apples start ripening.

Now, if you don’t harvest your own fruit, there are two things you need to know about apples.

The first thing you need to know about apples is that, when apples get ripe, they tend to fall from the tree at the slightest breeze.

I often work late at the office; by the time I get home, there are piles of apples scattered everywhere - and sure enough, the wasps are out in force, gorging themselves on the fruit. When I go to clean up the windfallen apples, the wasps naturally do the “rawr, I’ma fuck you up!” routine for which wasps are known.

The second thing you need to know about apples is that they ferment very rapidly in the late August heat.

So: the wasps try to come at me, but they’re too drunk to fly. They get about an inch off the ground, then faceplant directly into the turf, flip over onto their backs, and lay there, legs twitching in the air as they try in vain to find something to sting.

Perhaps I’m a man of simple pleasures, but I bust up laughing every. single. time.

Fucking wasps.

I tried to reblog this with a witty tag, but Tumblr took it as serious advice:

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earthshaker1217:

the-uncensored-she:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."—Malcolm X 

Framing is a powerful technique.

earthshaker1217:

the-uncensored-she:

kendoll83:

The media is one powerful force.

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."—Malcolm X


Framing is a powerful technique.

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  • gamer dweebs: if you don't like the game, why don't you just make your own version? That way I can ignore it, downvote it, talk shit about it, roll my eyes when people talk about it, refuse to play it, badmouth the person who made it, steal it, play five minutes of it, write a passive aggressive jemble review about it, then pretend it was some infallibly neutral and objective invisible hand of the market that caused it to fail, then use it as an example of what happens when people don't do what I want
the-goddamazon:

ghdos:

fapsmokesleep:

dapictureman:

Wait…. Hold Up!!! 👶🐶

Dyinggggg

Well that took a harsh left turn that I was not ready for.

LMFAO WAIT
TOTALLY NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING

the-goddamazon:

ghdos:

fapsmokesleep:

dapictureman:

Wait…. Hold Up!!! 👶🐶

Dyinggggg

Well that took a harsh left turn that I was not ready for.

LMFAO WAIT

TOTALLY NOT WHAT I WAS EXPECTING

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DO NOT LET YOUR AUDITION RESULTS DEFINE YOUR YEAR.

brahmsismyhomeboy:

I know that audition season is upon us, and that many of you will think negatively if you are not casted/first chair/in a top choral group. But, even if you didn’t get the results you wanted YOU ARE NOT A BAD MUSICIAN/PERSON. You cannot possibly know what was happening in everyone’s audition, and you do not know all the factors and little things that go into choosing these kinds of things. Keep on working hard, and one day it will be your time—DO NOT let this get you down. Anger, sadness and/or jealousy will get you nowhere, but hard work and perseverance in the face of doubt will do wonders.

I love you all, you wonderful musicians. You inspire me everyday, so don’t worry so much.

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dynamicafrica:

Charity organisation WATERisLIFE releases campaign video that is highly problematic.

Besides getting peoples attention and encouraging more white saviorism, poverty porn and using people of colour as props in a manner that screams OTHERING, I’m really not sure what this initiative is trying to accomplish with this viral video campaign.

I find this video highly problematic in all those ways and more, and incredibly uncomfortable to watch (and not because of the reasons the organisation behind it is trying to create).

Stop calling us ‘Third World’ people - that’s an awfully stale term that has no bearing on the ways in which we would describe ourselves. Stop using the problems of one group of people to nullify and dismiss that of others - life just does not work that way. And stop using a tired internet meme to create a gap between people in one region of the world and other parts of the globe that does not account for the complexities of our interconnectedness. Many of the problems highlighted by the speakers in the video happen beyond the ‘First World’, and vice versa.

Problems are relative to our experiences and environments, there’s no strict rule based on Cold War jargon that tangibly divides what problems are experienced where and by whom. 

I may not have all the answers but I know that there are better and far more engaging ways to create awareness around developmental initiatives and, in doing so, foster conversations and discussions around the issue of the global imbalance of resources created by capitalism and fueled by greed.

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maiiflowerr:

Ok omg idk there’s something that’s Melting my heart right now

maiiflowerr:

Ok omg idk there’s something that’s Melting my heart right now

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wholinlock:

Ever wondered what acting would be like??image

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Why I think marching isn’t helping much.

witchsistah:

What a lot of people don’t get is that the Civil Rights protests of the 50s and 60s weren’t necessarily directed at White Americans. They were directed at the national news and therefore the rest of the world.

Think of what was going on WHEN the CRM was happening. The Cold War was Antarctic. We had just gotten out of Korea and were plummeting into Vietnam. Plus a whole bunch of non-White nations were newly independent from their European colonial oppressors and were deciding which way they should go, capitalist or communist. And the powers that colonized them were our allies for the most part.

Now you see, on international news, images of peaceful, well-dressed Black people, who, depending on what newly independent nation you were from, looked a lot like YOUR citizens, being beaten, attacked with dogs, fire hydrants let loose on them. You hear about, and even more impactful, SEE Whites terrorizing, lynching and killing, raping women, blowing up little girls in churches. Those Whites look a lot like the ones who once owned your country too and even speak the same language. And all of this is occurring in the country that is telling you it’s all about freedom, equality and democracy. 

And this isn’t even getting into WHY this movement even had to exist in the first place! I remember tutoring ESL students at a local Chicago community college in the 90s. They were studying the CRM but weren’t told WHY it happened just that it did. I said, “Well, you know the United States kept Black people as slaves for about 250 years, right?” They looked completely flabbergasted. They had NO idea because they literally were not told ANY of that in their American history class. So U.S. citizenship classes are lying to the pupils which may explain the disdain so many immigrants have towards Black Americans. They have no idea HOW we got where we are because they literally are NOT told. That dovetails nicely with the anti-Black, White supremacist system of this nation as well.

Those organizers and marchers were looking to shame and embarrass the United States on the world stage. It didn’t look good to have your dirty business aired on the nightly, national news for every foreign dignitary to see. This speaks to the genius of the organizers playing this subtle international political game. The fact we aren’t taught this is another way to deny Black genius and intellectualism.

Along with that, CRM also had the big stick of Black nationalism in the forms of Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael. Whites felt that they’d better give into non-violent MLK or else the Negroes will turn to the Black nationalist whom they falsely believed were about aggression towards Whites. Pure projection on the part of Whites. Nationalists were about self-defense and self-support. Simply, “Don’t start none; won’t be none.” Shows the violence of the collective White psyche that not being allowed to brutalize Black folks without retaliation was/is seen as violence towards Whites.

You cannot appeal to your oppressor’s humanity and empathy if they have none for you. And without some other leverage, protests and marches won’t and aren’t working. You got to have something your oppressor wants or be able to destroy a thing they, but not you, value.

And right now, Black people in America got nothing we can hold hostage against White people to coerce them (because that’s what happened each and every time a Black liberation movement made any gains. Whites were dragged kicking and screaming to the change, only to reverse every gain at the earliest) to behave. And that’s what it’ll have to take—coercion. And the American system, right up to the Supreme Court, has removed the straight-forward coercion Black people would have had. We got no leverage to use against the White collective.

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alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

alltsar:

to everyone saying “what has happened to our world”

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Remember the CakeWalk

howtobeterrell:

(X)  It was a dance black folk made in the early 19th century..It was a parody of rich white folk…well those white folk saw it and appropriated it without knowing it was a dance making fun of them..So what you have is a joke inside a joke inside a joke..and thats the beauty of black humor..You never know what the fuck we laughing at. 


Whitey thought he was making fun of us..when we were really making fun of them.

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tashabilities:

zaddylonglegz:

emmydude:

punanipudding:

uselesshousenigger:

trapsical:

NOW THIS

THIIIIIISSSSSS

IS THE MOST FLAWLESS

HARLEM SHAKE

IN MODERN HISTORY

Hes been holding that in since boot camp

he is GETTING it

what!!!!!!!!!!

WAIT A GAHT DAMN MINUTE

I love my people. 

That was so beautiful.

Taste the BLACKNESS, bitch! 

Yaaaassssssss!!!

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asker

Anonymous asked: dear straight homophobic mother, the anxiety from being closeted was so bad that it was making me sick yet when I finally worked up the courage to tell you you said you wished I was normal. You've not brought it up in the months since nor have you ever defended me against homophobic jokes. Thanks