I got my chest binder today!!! woo!~ super excited
it’s the tri top from underworks and it is doing a wonderful job
Ten years down the road Tony is at a Science convention where he comes face to face with a young mechanical engineer. The young man says. “I’m Harley Keener. I don’t suppose you remember me, but we shared an adventure 10 years ago in Tennessee. You changed my life. I hope you don’t mind but ever since that night I have thought of you as the closest thing I ever had to a father.”
Tony grins. “You’re trying to guilt trip me.”
The young man smiles. “It was worth a try.”
They laugh, and Tony buys Harley a beer and asks him about his work and later Tony quietly makes sure that Harley’s project gets the funding it needs. The same way he made sure that Harley got into a good college and had the right scholarships. Because Harley saved him when he had no one(and maybe, just maybe because if only for that one night Harley was the closest Tony ever came to having a son.)
Russell Brand Destroys MSNBC Talk Show Host for Treating Him Like Shit
“Casual objectification” is an excellent term for not only what these people were doing to him, but for pretty much the entire institution of “celebrity.”
Also, Russell Brand is very funny. These people have no idea how to handle intelligent discourse blended with humor. They are speaking very different cultural languages. It’s a fascinating thing to watch.
Yes, I’ve heard about it. For the people who don’t know what’s going on: they made some new lists with new rules for pets (only mammals for now, other lists will follow). There’s a list of mammals you can keep without getting a licence or something (like dogs, cats and guinea pigs), a list of mammals you can keep under special circumstances (no one knows for sure yet - but it’ll probably be something like a licence). And then there’s a list of mammals which are just illegal to keep. And African pygmy hedgehogs are on that list.
This means you can’t breed nor sell/buy them anymore. If you already have a hedgehog you will be allowed to keep it, but they need to be able to identify it so you’ll probably have to chip your hedgehog (not something I’m looking forward to because I think it’s utter bullsh*t) or have some DNA tests done or whatever. Anyway, I’ll still be able to keep Loki, I just can’t breed (there go my breeding plans for the future) or buy more hedgehogs.
But the list isn’t ready yet. When I saw it this morning I called the ministry to get more information - they told me the list isn’t finished yet, so certain things can still change and they’re probably going to add more animals to the lists. And it has to go to the Tweede kamer (House of Representatives) first, and they need to decide whether or not these new rules will pass. So I (and other hedgehog owners) are going to write a complaint letter to the ministry.
They’ve based the list on research (done by people from the University of Wageningen) and I found certain things about the research - how it’s done, what they’ve researched etc. but I haven’t found anything about APH. I just really want to read their research, because I want to know exactly why they want to make them illegal. Since there are several reasons given on the list without further explanation about the animals - 1, the animal is too dangerous; 2, the animal carries certain deceases; 3, the animal can’t be housed properly, or can’t express it’s natural behaviour like it should, or just doesn’t go along with people (isn’t domesticated well enough). It’s obvious the hedgehog falls into the last category - I mean, nothing dangerous or disease-y about them - but I want to know why they decided they aren’t suitable as pets. Hell, they even put the Siberian hamster on that list. Half of the country owns a Siberian hamster!
And they didn’t do research on animals like dogs and cats which is kind of unfair (but if they did and it turned out they had to ban dogs they probably wouldn’t do it anyway because all hell would break loose). In my opinion, they should make it illegal for pet shops to sell animals or change the rules so it’s harder for them to get a licence. Or make sure they get their animals from proper breeders, not mill breeders. It’s not only about exotic animals, there are a lot of rabbits and guinea pigs and goldfish etc. who get to live their lonely lives in a small cage or a fish bowl. They should do something about that too. Make sure there are proper breeders (by working with licences or tests for example) whatever animal they’re breeding - whether it be dogs, rabbits, sugar gliders or African pygmy hedgehogs.
I don’t think the idea of such a list is that bad, I’ve always thought licenses were a good thing because it makes it harder to get a pet and some people just shouldn’t have any. Lots of people just buy pets for their kids or because ‘it’s fun’ when they don’t even know how to take care of it. And some animals just aren’t suitable as pets (because they are too dangerous for example). But you can’t just make certain pets illegal, without really telling why. That’s ridiculous.
tl;dr so right now I’m going to write a complaint letter and see what happens - the list (well, part of it since it isn’t finished yet) is out but that doesn’t mean it’s really going to pass. We’ll see.
Well ok Kesha, maybe it’s because you’re an auto tuned peice of shit who shouldn’t be famous, you have no Buisness being in the music industry, it’s not even your music you fuck, someone else wrote it for you to record and them to auto tune yourself. And it’s not at all good . It’s not positive either. So complain some more.
I don’t know if you know this, tumblr user koolkidseatgreens, but Ke$ha is a certified genius. She has an IQ over 140 and an SAT score of 1500. When she was younger she would go to the library and do research for fun. Ke$ha is a both feminist and an advocate for equal marriage/rights for people of any sexuality, being a queer woman herself.
Ke$ha is a smart, professional woman, and just because she sings songs about wanting to let loose and have fun every once in a while doesn’t make her a piece of shit.
Ke$ha’s songs are meant to point out the sexism in our media. She treats men the same way many men in the music industry treat women, and she is hated on for it. Relentlessly. She sings on multiple occasions about taking charge in a sexual relationship, of how she only uses men for their body parts. She sexualizes men to make them uncomfortable. She sexualizes men for a reaction, so that people can both see why women are so uncomfortable with their sexualization and also to point out the inequality between the sexes both in the media and in the world at large.
She is judged so harshly for singing about things that make many men famous.
If you listen to Ke$ha’s deconstructed album you will see that she actually has some talent, which may be hard to hear because she does in fact use a fair amount of autotune. This is because of her genre and because of the kind of music she chooses to create as an artist. Ke$ha may not write her songs, but this doesn’t meant she isn’t a good artist or a good person. This doesn’t mean she deserves your harsh words. Some singers are good at writing, but that’s hardly a requirement. Last time I checked whether or not you can sing has nothing to do with whether or not you’re a poet.
You should not be calling anyone a piece of shit, my friend, especially someone you’ve never sat down and had a conversation (or even taken the time to wonder about her feelings!), but if anyone deserves that kind of language it’s not Ke$ha.
You may think that by shaming women for expressing their sexuality and having fun every once in a while, that you are somehow abolishing sexism. That in weeding out the less ‘deserving’ women you are gaining our sex more respect. This is not the case, and the fact that you and many others feel such a strong need to shame this woman who has done nothing wrong, especially not to you, shows that we still have a very far away to go.
Um I’m just going to add, Ke$ha actually does write her own songs. For example, here’s her first album’s tracklist:
She has also ritten for other artists, probably most famously “‘Till The World Ends” by Britney Spears, which is part of why she’s on the remix of it. She wrote for years and was even the female voice on Flo Rida’s “Right Round” but refused to be credited because she didn’t want her first single to not be her own work. She spent years, starting at the age of 15, writing music before she came out with her album because she wanted to make sure it was all her own and all what she wanted to do.
You can even get all her unreleased music which, combined with her actual albums, is 10.3 hours according to my iTunes playlist. Some artists have been around for twice as long as her and haven’t written that many songs.
Not only have critics proclaimed she could be a country star if she ever leaves the pop music business (which is showcased on her unreleased track “Goodbye”), but she’s actually the daughter of a very talented country songwriter. Her music is actually fairly well praised by the music critics community and if you listened to any of her songs that her record won’t let her release as singles—“Last Goodbye”, “The Harold Song”, “Only Wanna Dance With You”, any of her ballads—she can write multiple styles of songs. She’s just stuck in a box of what she can release and then shallow minded people call her dumb for having fun.
That’s a big fuck you for hating Ke$ha.
Ain’t no party like a philosophy department party because a philosophy department party is full of bitter, facetious depressives.
I really hope my philosophy major friend who follows me sees this. Meus-adventures! LOOK!
I SAW IT! :D and I laughed
Reblog if you are a Cumberbabe, Cumberbitch, member of the Cumbercollective etc.
I am a Cumberlady, thank you very much.
I’m a BenADDICT… A part of the CumberBATCH.
THIS NEEDS MORE NOTES
We’re just the ‘cumber—somethingsomethingsomethinghere—-’ because nobody can agree on the name.
Rape has become endemic in South Africa, so a medical technician named Sonette Ehlers developed a product that immediately gathered national attention there. Ehlers had never forgotten a rape victim telling her forlornly, “If only I had teeth down there.”
Some time afterward, a man came into the hospital where Ehlers works in excruciating pain because his penis was stuck in his pants zipper.
Ehlers merged those images and came up with a product she called Rapex. It resembles a tube, with barbs inside. The woman inserts it like a tampon, with an applicator, and any man who tries to rape the woman impales himself on the barbs and must go to an emergency room to have the Rapex removed.
When critics complained that it was a medieval punishment, Ehlers replied tersely, “A medieval device for a medieval deed.”
- Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof
REBLOGGING THIS. x1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
A medieval device for a medieval deed - yes.
This is perfect