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subterraneanbunnypig:

devissitrhw:

Compiled all of the boy and his duck pictures with their original sourcing in what I hope is chronological order.

teenytigress

SO THIS GUY IN MY ENGLISH IS DOING A PROJECT FOR BIO WHERE HE GETS A DUCKLING TO IMPRINT ON HIM SO HE JUST CARRIES IT AROUND WITH HIM TO ALL OF HIS CLASSES AND I SWEAR THIS DUCK IS THE MOST WELL BEHAVED FUCKING POULTRY IVE EVER SEEN IT JUST SITS ON HIS DESK QUIETLY AND SOMETIMES HE PUTS IT IN HIS POCKET AND IT JUST SLEEPS LIKE WOW YOU GO DUCKY 

teenytigress

THERE HE IS, WHAT A GEM AND LOOK AT THAT FUCKING DUCKLING AH I CAN’T

teenytigress

DUCK UPDATE: IT HAS IMPRINTED AND THINKS THIS BOY IS IT’S MOMMY. OMG

teenytigress

DUCK UPDATE: TODAY WE HAD A FIRE DRILL AND HE CARRIED THE DUCKY OUTSIDE WITH HIM AND CRADLED IT PROTECTIVELY AND MOTHERLY INSTINCTS ARE FUCKING ADORABLE

did-venusblowyour-mind

I know the duck boy and he and his duck are inseparable. An indestructible bond to say the least. 

Actual Kids Story: A Boy and His Duck

twogirlsonemajor
sixpenceee:

Yes, while Renaissance Florence may have been a good place for the arts at the same time, Italy experienced something more closely akin to a zombie movie during the first major outbreak of syphilis in 1494.
Yeah, before antibiotics, this particular STD was less “secret shame” and more “literally rots your face off.” According to one description, the disease “caused flesh to fall from people’s faces, and led to death within a few months.”
More specifically, the outbreak caused ”the complete destruction of the lips, others of the nose, and others of all their genitals.”
Meaning, it was not out of place to see victims shambling around who had lost “hands, feet, eyes, and noses to the disease.” So if today’s Renaissance fairs were accurate, about half the people would look like Walking Dead extras.
The worst part is that it lasted for a few months and that the whole time victims would be screaming with pain as their flesh ”was eaten away, in some cases down to the bone.” 
In short, for a brief period during the time of the great Renaissance masters, it was common to see people walking around with their faces falling off their exposed skulls until they finally dropped dead.
Source: cracked.com

sixpenceee:

Yes, while Renaissance Florence may have been a good place for the arts at the same time, Italy experienced something more closely akin to a zombie movie during the first major outbreak of syphilis in 1494.

Yeah, before antibiotics, this particular STD was less “secret shame” and more “literally rots your face off.” According to one description, the disease “caused flesh to fall from people’s faces, and led to death within a few months.”

More specifically, the outbreak caused ”the complete destruction of the lips, others of the nose, and others of all their genitals.”

Meaning, it was not out of place to see victims shambling around who had lost “hands, feet, eyes, and noses to the disease.” So if today’s Renaissance fairs were accurate, about half the people would look like Walking Dead extras.

The worst part is that it lasted for a few months and that the whole time victims would be screaming with pain as their flesh ”was eaten away, in some cases down to the bone.” 

In short, for a brief period during the time of the great Renaissance masters, it was common to see people walking around with their faces falling off their exposed skulls until they finally dropped dead.

Source: cracked.com

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trekupmysleeve:

professorfangirl:

mediamattersforamerica:

The internet’s most beloved geek, Wil Wheaton, calls out misogyny in gaming, and confronts the men who attack him for doing so. Incredible. 

Wil Wheaton, mensch.

It’s stuff like this that makes me a borderline “misandrist” and I have that, but I see so much hate, so many excuses, such dismissal of women. It disgusts me.

twogirlsonemajor
innominepatriarchy:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.
Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

She wasn’t forgotten. If she was, there would never have been a search campaign to find her again. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and her face would eventually launch a campaign to find her again and get her perspective on how much has changed since Soviet occupation. She didn’t get nothing, she got worldwide fame and hers was THE face people thought  of when considering young girls at the time and even now. In recognition of her, a fund was started that raised nearly 1 million for the education and benefit of young Afghani girls and women. The photographer was just on an assignment, and didn’t think his image would make the front cover or even be used (and it nearly wasn’t had his editor not made a habit of looking at the discarded images just in case.) Steve McCurry, the photographer, made every effort he possibly could to reunite with Gula and continues to this day to keep in touch with her. Here is his perspective on the thing. She lives a good life for where she is, and her face, captured in a few seconds of perfect photographic opportunity on the fly, inspired the generosity to help young girls like her. The photographer uses his skills to promote awareness of the world outside the reader’s borders. He took the time and effort to learn her name, but it seems some of you didn’t.

innominepatriarchy:

quietlyloud-intersex:

treeofcolor:

eurotrottest:

admiral-yousmator:

You know what really gets to me, and I’m sure many know this, is the blatant abuse and betrayal that white photogs display in POC countries. Every time a photo has gotten famous like this photo did in history, the actual focus of the photo is left behind in the dust while the white photog is hailed as a hero for displaying the ills of that country. He didn’t even fucking ask her name. He didn’t ask for 17 years. The world knew nothing about her life and her story. He captured one moment that made him famous and she got nothing.

Every time I see this photo, I seethe.

interesting perspective

whats her name though

^^^

She wasn’t forgotten. If she was, there would never have been a search campaign to find her again. Her name is Sharbat Gula, and her face would eventually launch a campaign to find her again and get her perspective on how much has changed since Soviet occupation. She didn’t get nothing, she got worldwide fame and hers was THE face people thought  of when considering young girls at the time and even now. In recognition of her, a fund was started that raised nearly 1 million for the education and benefit of young Afghani girls and women. The photographer was just on an assignment, and didn’t think his image would make the front cover or even be used (and it nearly wasn’t had his editor not made a habit of looking at the discarded images just in case.) Steve McCurry, the photographer, made every effort he possibly could to reunite with Gula and continues to this day to keep in touch with her. Here is his perspective on the thing. She lives a good life for where she is, and her face, captured in a few seconds of perfect photographic opportunity on the fly, inspired the generosity to help young girls like her. The photographer uses his skills to promote awareness of the world outside the reader’s borders. He took the time and effort to learn her name, but it seems some of you didn’t.

ladylilymalfoy904034

imnotflirtingbytheway:

right-on-my-bins:

machobears:

ennish:

deneuveing:

lyrafay:

ask-queen-mikasa:

homosexual-titan:

THIS VIDEO WAS SO SATISFYING

This gives me life

How music changed from 2000-2013. 

i feel so fucking old right now…

Anyone else notice how more songs were in a minor key at the beginning of the video?

It’s like a reminder to not fuck up again that Robin Thicke is the last one

^^the last comment, yes

ladylilymalfoy904034

facelesshope asked:

What things from the books did they not mention in the films that you reaaaally wanted to see?

simplypotterheads answered:

  • Hermione’s, Ginny’s, and Ron’s actual characterizations
  • Harry’s sarcasm
  • "Have a biscuit, Potter."
  • Harry acknowledging his dad in the forest in DH2
  • PEEVES
  • "I see no difference."
  • NEVILLE’S PARENTS, WOW. WOOOOOOOW. We can make time to burn down the Burrow for no reason but not flesh out Neville Longbottom as a character? Ok, Yates and Kloves and everyone else involved in that absolute crap decision. Ok.
  • "He spat at you."
  • THE PART WHERE THE TRIO RETURNS TO THE HEAD’S OFFICE AND ALL THE PORTRAITS CHEER AND DUMBLEDORE/HARRY’S EXCHANGE THERE
  • Lupin and Tonks 
  • Teddy
  • Freaking
  • Lupin
  • Voldemort’s actual (and wonderfully symbolic) death
  • This is just a very short list, I could keep going, but I won’t.

-Ashley