math is like,,,pretty mathy ngl
math is like,,,pretty mathy ngl
To all the young Millenials about to watch M*A*S*H for the first time, do not be turned off by Max Klinger being a guy in a dress.
For those of you unaware, the character tries several schemes to get out of the army on the grounds of being mentally unfit for service, most notably being a man who wears a dress, which no one buys. It’s played off as a joke but everyone loves him and treats him very respectfully unless it’s a character you’re not supposed to sympathise with.
You might want to call bull on the fact that they’re getting a cheap joke at a man in a dress. But, this man in a dress had a gender identity crisis ON SCREEN (although they couldn’t call it that) and also helped pave the way to allow transgender people into the armed forces.
No, seriously. A congressman who was a fan of the show brought up how Max Klinger cross dressing never was an issue at this M*A*S*H unit and it allowed transgender people to serve in the armed forces!
I’m a trans(masc) millenial and the biggest thing I feel was made fun of was how much some people were bothered by Klinger’s clothes, not the fact that he’s wearing them.
Klinger learns a lot about fashion and sewing and seems to develop a genuine passion for it over time.
There’s even one time when he develops a psychosomantic (spelling?) rash during a short time when he has to wear his uniform. Even after it is clear that he’s not gonna get to go home by wearing dresses, he continues - suggesting either a persistent act of defiance to make him feel better, or a real appreciation of the clothes… or both!
He’s clearly coded as straight, is accepted by his peers, and his character arc and development is barely focused on his clothes (rather it focuses on what he wants to do with his life; his dream future).
For a show made in the 70’s depicting the 50’s, M*A*S*H was a show before its time - with feminist messages and anti-war messages, as well as speking out against homophobia and racism - and Klinger was a groundbreaking character.
This is especially true, I think, if you watch the episodes sans the laugh track. Without the canned laughter, Klinger’s costuming comes off as especially sincere.
Klinger is a good man and a great character and everyone in the camp respects him (and if they don’t, it’s not because of his attire).
The discovery that you can select “English Without Laugh Track” as an audio track has made the DVDs wonderful.
YOU CAN TURN OFF THE LAFF TRACK?? YES PLEASE!!
Klinger is the best!
When I was a little girl I legit loved Klinger and his gorgeous dresses and skirts, and nothing about him seemed strange or abnormal to me; I understood that he’d wanted a section 8 initially but it also seemed really clear to me that in that process he’d found himself, in whatever sense was important to him, and everyone accepted him in the unit. To me growing up in a completely queerphobic household/culture, he was a figure of great love and joy and positivity, and I embraced him unquestioningly and gratefully.
Bonus: Klinger also comes from a family of immigrants.
Like the cross-dressing, the jokes about it are sometimes a little borderline for today’s audiences. But Klinger’s cultural identity was mentioned constantly, and consistently shown as something that he was very proud of.
There was even an episode where all the M*A*S*H peoples’ families were planning a get-together in the states, and everyone worked especially hard to make sure that Klinger’s parents - who didn’t speak any English - were welcomed and included.
(Including this picture again for the caption over at Imgur - ‘M*A*S*H is owned by Fox. Fox is now owned by Disney. Klinger is now a Disney princess.’)
KLINGER IS A DISNEY PRINCESS
If Klinger were only doing this for the hope of getting a discharge, he would NOT have spent so much time coordinating his outfits.
Because if you watch him, and listen to what he talks about, he clearly spends a lot of time not only finding women’s clothes in a war zone in a foreign country, he manages to make sure all the accessories match. That he’s got the right jewelry and shoes and hats and purses to match.
That takes care and attention even in civilian life. In the middle of a war zone? It meant something to him.
I believe that as time went on, Klinger’s dresses became like Radar’s teddy bear, a beloved coping mechanism
Disney creative teams good
Disney corporate entity bad
Never said I hated Disney characters. Just Disney as a corporation.
We all hate corporations and Disney until they give us a mildly cute character design huh
I’ve spoken on this a lot, but basically 90% of the lower level people who work there are wonderful people who make the world a better place…
And then there’s upper management.
^^This^^ Never confuse the wage laborer with the executives of a corporation.
The executives want you to, because it a) lets them get away with using rhetoric like “We’re one big happy family!” when things are going their way, and b) gets you to blame the individual worker whenever there’s a dispute – rather than getting you to question the whole power structure.
googledocs you are getting awfully uppity for something that can’t differentiate between “its” and “it’s” correctly
oho and now you’re questioning my adverb usage? you? you?
you fucking dare?
you try to change ‘tears’ to ‘years’ for no reason but don’t catch ‘imporint’???
hey quick question gdocs
what the fuck
[Image Description: screenshot of google documents suggesting to change the word quirked to querched. Spelled Q U E R C H E D. End Image Description]
Here’s what I want to know, Google, why is it when I search Google for the definition of querched, all it can give me is “did you mean quenched??”
I don’t know Google, did I?
types of stard
this is oddly close to real
‘ard’ is a real suffix in the english language just like ‘ly’ or ‘ify’, it just isnt common enough for us to notice its usage. ‘ard’ means ‘too much’ or ‘too easily’
so ‘mustard’ is something that is ‘too pungent’, just as ‘wizard’ is someone who is too wise, ‘coward’ is someone too easily cowed, and ‘drunkard’ is someone too often drunk
this implies that ‘bastard’ is someone who is too ‘bast’ and this needs experimentation and research
Are you fucking serious omg
This is pretty much correct. According to the OED bastard is from Old French and the bast- part means “pack saddle” which was used as a bed by mule drivers, giving the phrase fils de bast, a child conceived on the pack saddle instead of the marriage bed. In English it becomes bastard, the -ard being a pejorative. It is the same one as wizard and coward and drunkard.
types of ard
my brain feels Expanded
additions as per my friend @quinintheclouds tags:
sometimes ya just got too many lifegu, y'know?
yall forgot bard
Well now I can correctly moonwalk away from uncomfortable situations
Because everyone deserves to know how to do a mean moonwalk.
guYS THIS IS IMPORTANT
I definitely reblogged this sitting down not getting up to do the moonwalk at all
I spent a full 30 minutes teaching myself how to do this
Just ADHD things
- Foot wiggle foot wiggle foot wiggle
- Where did I put the- oh got it.
- Clenching your jaw
- There’s 23 songs, 12 vines/tiktoks, a television line, and a dial-up noise all in my head at the same time
- D I S S O C I A T E
- Are you going somewhere?
- What was I doing?
- Ooop bad noise don’t like that noise
- Simultaneously recite Shakespeare and stare blankly at the wall
- Stare blankly at the wall
- COLLECT THE THINGS
- I’ve repeated the same movement twelve times because it somehow brings me comfort
- Blankets blankets blankets BlAnKeTs
- I’m sorry, could you repeat that? I’m sorry could you repeat that? I’m sorry could you-
- Nod and smile
- Cry at the sight of a stack of papers
- I don’t see it, it no longer exists
- I’m looking right at it, it somehow STILL doesn’t exist
I always love seeing this comic because it interprets Tumblr as a gigantic theater ruled by absolute chaos where sometimes somebody just stands up on their chair and shouts and we all pay attention
this post is from THIS YEAR
had to fact check and holy shit 2020 really has been 3 years long.
WHAT THE FUCK
no… that’s impossible, right???
This road bike Fidget Gear is the Perfect Item for relaxing and de-stress. Anytime you feel fidgety just take out this handy device and start fidgeting! This will make a great and lovely gift for your Friends and Family!
I am SHIVERING from how much I want one in my hand right now
so a racist got utterly demolished in less than 30 seconds on the New Zealand morning news on Monday and it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen
who knew a white guy could be capable of such an iconic response, he knows what’s up and is having none of that shit, every other white guy take notes tbh
I love that he said Pakeha
Can someone write what its being said in this?
Male co-host: We have had a whole heap of feedback regarding Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis’s proposal to institute a prison run on Māori values into New Zealand. He’s looking at potentially establishing this prison up north. It isn’t Labour policy just yet, it’s just an idea of Kelvin Davis’s. And this has been really really divisive on our Facebook page this morning. (sarcastically) Here I think we have the single greatest email, the single greatest message we have ever had on breakfast.
(clears throat deliberately) “’Janice’ says: Good morning. I’m sick of hearing that Māori need different treatment. If they don’t want to live in our society, then maybe we should put them all on an island and leave them to it.”
Male co-host: “Janice. That is LITERALLY what happened! That is the history of our country. Last I checked, Māori WERE on an island, they were left to it, and then Pākehā (Māori term for white New Zealanders) turned up and look how that worked out. But thank you very much for that brilliant insight. Goodness me. Unbelievable. Unbelievable, they actually-“
Female co-host: “Actually, you can’t even get angry, you just actually need to laugh and then screw it up and put it under the desk. Just when you thought-“
Male co-host: (mimicking letter) “’Put them all on an island, leave them to it.’ Yeah. What a great idea that is Janice.
I really need “What a great idea that is, Janice.” to be a meme filled with those stupid complete cognitive dissonance bigoted statements.
Janice is clearly Karen’s Kiwi Cousin.
LISTEN UP AGAIN KIDS
STOP REBLOGGING THIS FUCKING GARBAGE POST. IT IS 100% FUCKING BULLSHIT AND CAN AND MOST DEFINITELY WILL LITERALLY KILL.
DO YOU NOT SEE WARNING LABELS THAT SAY “DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING”? THEY AREN’T FUCKING AROUND. YOU CAN FUCKING BURN THEIR ESOPHAGUS BY CAUSING VOMITING, CAUSE CHOKING, DROWNING, OR MAKE IT WORSE!
AGAIN DO NOT FORCE ANYTHING DOWN ANYONE’S THROAT. THEY. CAN. DROWN.
IF SOMEONE IS LOSING CONCIOUSNESS ALL THE CHIT CHAT IN THE WORLD WILL NOT PREVENT IT AT THAT POINT THEY ARE IN SERIOUS DANGER.
“Buuut i don’t wanna take them to the hospital!!!”
WELL SUNSHINE GLAD YOU’D RATHER HAVE A DEAD FRIEND THAN A LIVING ONE BUT YOU’RE IN LUCK
CALL FUCKING POISON CONTROL. THEY ARE NOT THE COPS. THEY WILL HELP YOU.
AND IF THEY SAY GO TO THE FUCKING HOSPITAL YOU GO TO THE FUCKING HOSPITAL. NO EXCUSES. 0. NONE.
I have seen this shit cross my dash SO MANY TIMES so PLEASE fucking reblog this and prevent some well meaning idiot from accidentally killing someone they love!
For the love of god PLEASE REBLOG THIS
I see this stupid fucking post one a goddamn week and someone is going to literally fucking die from it
IF YOU WONT LISTEN TO OP, LISTEN TO THE RETIRED PARAMEDIC WHO HAS SEEN PEOPLE DIE FROM THIS SHIT.
Poison control may advise diluting the toxin somehow like with water or milk, otherwise do not give them something to drink and take the empty pill bottle/ blister pack with you to the hospital.
btw just searched it up, US poison control number is 1 800 222 1222
F U C K I N G
R E B L O G
T H I S
W H E N E V E R
Y O U S E E T H I S
O N Y O U R D A S H
i am youngster
it’s all bullshit
relationships i mean
like romantic ones
dumbass teenage brain still want romance girlfriend kiss kiss like idiot
and people like hot girls/people right
so if i
if i get overheated rly easily-
“autistic asexual people exist so its not inherently ableist to headcanon autistic characters as ace” and “autistic people are constantly infantilized and headcanoning all autistic characters as ace can perpetuate that” are thoughts that can and should coexist
allistics and allos can reblog but dont start making a fool of yourself
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic institutions? why should I feel inferior because of some arbitrary and ridiculous standard?
The undying truth.
Not to mention, every college campus Ive ever been on is MADE of stairs and hills.
I tried to talk to one of my college professors about my ADHD once and he literally stopped me and said if I couldn’t handle it I shouldn’t be there
Read the book Academic Ableism on this subject. It’s an excellent read and I genuinely think about it all the time still even though I read it a couple years ago.
dont care didnt ask plus your pessimistic outlook on life is exhausting
“we all die” “love is pointless” “its never gonna get better” yeah ok bitch maybe!!!! i dont care tho im still gonna love with my entire heart and live every day like its my last!!!
my favorite thing about dungeons and dragons is that you can study for it alone, wherever you are, and also the fact that i found an entire database of free resources about 5.0 that are basically all you need to play except for an actual campaign lol
I see your free resources with no campaigns and raise you This
If you’re unfamilar with D&D or want a less complicated version, I recommend Fate. https://fate-srd.com You can print out out the character sheets or just keep them on hand in a PDF / image file. The rules are a bit more fast and loose, but still really fun!
For the people who follow me and know nothing about DnD but want to
another alternate source is pathfinder which is available legally for free through their publisher paizo here –> https://d20pfsrd.com <– it has races, classes, enemies, gm-ing sources, AND free modules. there are some paid ones, but i’ve run a few of the free ones and i rly like em!
some people consider pathfinder more difficult than dungeon & dragons but i prefer it and i also prefer not illegally sourcing my books but that’s legit a personal preference i know that tabletop rpg books are STUPID overpriced and i don’t fault people for not wanting to pay for them i just want pathfinder to get more hype bc i dont know anyone else who plays it lmao
anyways, fuck sia. fuck aut$im $peaks. instead of supporting both her & that ugly abusive org, support & DONATE TO: AWN( autistic women & nonbinary network ), ASAN( autism self advocacy network ), autism & race reparations for black & POC autistics, & if ur autistic rb & add ur cashapp or kofi or put it in the replies. here is my kofi stop supporting people who hate us so damn much & start supporting us actually autistic.
it’s always a good day to complain about English speakers
Important addition: Maria Skłodowska-Curie was born during partitions, which means Poland didn’t exist, which means her insistence that she was Polish was a significant act of defiance against the occupation, which means that you should respect that instead of arguing that ‘well she had French citizenship’. She couldn’t have Polish citizenship despite being Polish, that’s kinda the point she was making by keeping her maiden name and naming a chemical element she discovered ‘Polonium’ .
HOW TO PRONOUNCE: Skłodowska
L with a dash through it (ł) makes a “W” sound.
and W makes a “V” sound.
Thank you for the pronounciation guide instead of the condescending guilt trip