“I saw this tweet on Twit- where the, where the fuck else do you see tweets, Elijah? Um…I saw this tweet on twitter and I was like, ‘Wow, who- who- who make me heart, heart-shaped pancake and waffle?’ …I’m, I’m gonna make me heart-shaped pancake and waffle. I love. Myself.
I was gonna use my little waffle maker but I don’t have pancake mix, so.
[holds up a box of Eggos]
I don’t have a toaster. I’m [laughs] I gotta make it on the stove here.
I [sigh] I left - fuck - I left it and I went to go pee for a second.
[singing softly] I burned it! [laughs]
Yo, the waffle isn’t shaped like a heart. It’s shaped - it’s shaped like a turtle. I’m - a circle!
I’m gon’ cut it, I’m gon’ cut it.
Turns out I don’t have any knives so I’m going to have to use this fork.
I’m so happy! [takes shuddering breath]
[sits silently staring at the waffle]”
It’s a fantastic point, but John Boyega’s net worth also puts him at $6 million. When he says eat the rich, he isn’t safe either…
There’s a pretty big fucking difference between six million and one trillion lmao
Not to mention the way the money was made
An actor being paid for a role / doing some advertising is a world away form a man setting up a cooperate money machine that horrendously exploits workers
This is something I hate SO MUCH about how tumblr talks about money.
Like, I get that famous actors have large amounts of money, some of them are even probably overpaid (I have complicated thoughts about how actors are paid because of the nature of acting as a career), but they are exchanging labor for money, and their salaries are an expense involved in making a movie.
But like… an actor is paid for a job. They’re a worker like the rest of us. Bezos isn’t paid for a job, he’s paid for being the person who owns Amazon and despite being obscenely wealthy, he does all sorts of shitty things and to underpay and exploit his workers, and avoid paying taxes, so that more of the money Amazon generates will be profit (worker’s salaries are not profit, they’re a business expense).
These two mechanisms of acquiring money are fundamentally very different.
The reason why billionaires are evil aren’t because having money is bad, its because to get a billion dollars you have to cheat. You have to take it from someone else. If Bezos paid all his workers and suppliers fairly and treated them well, and paid his fair amount of taxes, and etc, then it literally wouldn’t matter how much money he earned, because he wouldn’t be doing anyone any harm. But its not actually possible to amass a billion dollars (a full order of magnitude bigger than a million) while behaving in an ethical manner.
Jfc you’d have to be a special brand of stupid to see someone who has SIX MILLIONS and think it’s the same as someone with ONE MILLION MILLIONS.
A million seconds ago, it was still June of 2021.
A trillion seconds ago, it was 29679 BC.
@people in the notes defending bezos, he isn’t gonna fuck you lmao.
love as strength/immortality
1. mahmoud darwish (translated), via @/rosewatwr
2. “ఎన్నెన్నో జన్మల బంధం” [ennenno janmala bandham], written by dasarathi krishanamacharyulu from pooja (1975), tr. mine
3. “work song” by hozier
4. “cherry wine“ by yah yah scholfield
5. “i loved you before i was born” by li-young lee
6. “वादा रहा सनम“ [waada raha sanam], written by anwar sagar, from khiladi (1992), tr. mine
7. six of crows by leigh bardugo
“They asked “Do you love her to death?”
I said “Speak of her over my grave and watch
how she brings me back to life.”
“ఎన్నెన్నో జన్మల బంధం నీదీ నాదీ
ఎన్నటికీ మాయని మమత నాదీ నీదీ
ours is a bond that spans many births
ours is an affection that can never be altered”
“When my time comes around
Lay me gently in the cold dark earth
No grave can hold my body down
I’ll crawl home to her”
“वादा रहा सनम
होंगे जुदा न हम
चाहे न चाहे ज़माना
हमारी चाहतों का
मिट न सकेगा फ़साना
i promise my beloved
we will never be separated
whether the world wants it or not
our desire cannot be erased”
“I would have come for you. And if I couldn’t walk, I’d crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we’d fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing.”
*Opens Google to check if sheep can get sunburn*
*30 minutes later realise that haven’t looked up anything about sheep cuz I immediately forgot and spent the past half hour learning about moths cuz I wanted to know what their hair is made of*
By the way, sheep CAN get sunburn just after they’ve been shaved and a moth’s hair is not hair like ours and is actually more similar to really long scales. Did you know some moths don’t even have mouths? Wild
Ah. Yea. Fair
printers are inherently malicious creatures. i have never met a printer that does not on some level want to make everyone’s lives miserable. they are full of ink and malice
Printers, like any creature, are the products of their environment. Enterprise printers can be difficult to handle due to bad management and if your personal printer is giving you problems it may just need enrichment. Try printing some things to give it exercise. If your printing needs aren’t enough to keep a printer at home you can go to a printer sanctuary, which can often be found at local libraries.
(also I recycled the backgrounds from this post I made a million years ago during the last zukka week. I’M PROUD OF THAT DRAGON, DARNIT)
[ID: A digital comic of Zuko, Sokka, and Toph. The backgrounds are from real life of a tea shop. There is an illustration of a dragon on the back wall. Toph stands in front of the counter, and Zuko stands behind it, holding a coffee cup. He says, “Uh, Sokka?” Sokka points a finger gun at Zuko and says, “I love the way you say my name, could you say it again?” He is wearing a shirt that says, “Keep your ion the prize.” Zuko blushes and says nothing. Sokka frowns nervously. Then, Sokka snatches the coffee from a still blushing Zuko and says, “JUST KIDDING, HAVE A NICE DAY” Sokka slams the door, while Toph smiles. She says, “That was smooth af.” Zuko blushes, smiles slightly, and twiddles his thumbs. End ID.]
has this been done, yet?
I had planned to do something totally different with my day but instead I made a whole bunch of pride birds! I plan to put them on Redbubble asap.
I couldn’t resist making more pride birds today, especially after I discovered that the scientific name of the red-tailed comet is Sappho sparganurus. Sappho, you guys!! This bird is named after her!!
Guess who! Lesbian cockatoo. :)
Imagine, you’re in quarantine and you just want to chill a moment, so you watch John Mulaney’s stand up. And then you go on instagram to find that John Mulaney fucking SAW you WATCHING HIM.
Without my glasses I thought this was
17 year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell 2 miles to the ground, strapped to her seat and survived after she endured 10 days in the Amazon Jungle.
After ten days, she found a boat moored near a shelter, and found the boat’s fuel tank still partly full. Koepcke poured the gasoline on her wounds, an action which succeeded in removing the maggots from her arm. Out of 93 passengers and crew, Juliane was the only survivor of the LANSA flight 508 crash that took place December 24th, 1971.
🔗Her story in her own words: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17476615
Juliane Koepcke is a Bad Ass!
Her book gives a small insight into how female survivors are treated: not as heroes, but as hypersexual psychopaths who, in her case, are relentlessly guilt-tripped and blamed for the catastrophic death of their loved ones … all while the media is busy drawing sexualised cartoons and getting off on an underage girl’s body.
^^^ Building off the above reply with some examples….
This was the first thing that stuck out to me, in her book:
If Juliane was a 17-year-old boy, her judgment calls & survival skills probably wouldn’t be passed off as a mere mistake/fluke. If she was a guy, people would lap that shit up and call her a Fine Boy Scout™.
Next is this passage:
“Now Father has lost his wife…” this thought never crossed Juliane’s mind, because she had no way of knowing if her mother was alive or dead. Juliane couldn’t find her mom after the crash. But notice how the media somehow managed to center the plight of a man in a story about *checks notes* a girl who braved the wilderness alone for 10 days after losing her mother in a plane crash.
Some media outlets floated the idea that, in addition to witnessing her mother’s death, Juliane had seen other struggling survivors as well & neglected to help them. This is false. It just goes to show that girls are villainized for taking care of themselves instead of taking care of everyone else—even when they’re all alone in the middle of the jungle, fighting for their own survival.
Juliane also came under scrutiny for her emotional state, after her rescue. Because she was traumatized and in shock, she didn’t react “appropriately” to her situation or grieve for her mother the way people expected her to.
As seen above, some voices in the media pathologized her understandable trauma response, treating her like a deranged sociopath.
^^^ This shit speaks for itself. Reminder that Juliane was just a child, a teenager.
Lastly, there actually is a 1974 movie about Juliane directed by Giuseppe Maria Scotese, starring Susan Penhaligon. The movie is called Miracles Still Happen. This is how the movie marketed her story:
And here’s how the media covered it:
So yeah. In conclusion, men are trash. And to wrap things up, I’ll leave you with this extremely tasteful comic strip by a (male) artist.
thank you so much for this valuable addition!! this is exactly what i was talking about!
india is nsfw
Not Safe For Women
if you don’t know about it, i’ll tell you how fucking terrifying it is to be a woman, a girl, a female in india.
i am not scared of a lot of things, definitely not scared to death of anything, but you know, the terror that creeps up your spine when you pass by a group of boys or men, alone? i used to walk to my tuitions, because they were close to my house and while walking back hom, i used to hold ny stainless steel watch in my hand, a sorry excuse for security, hoping against hope that there were no boys standing on the other side of the road.
India is unsafest country
and my state delhi is the rape capital
let me tell u when i say that i thought this wasnt that common
i was coming from my tutions when i was eve teased on the roads n what was i wearing ? I was wearing an oversized hoodie and jeans
this is so common, it’s not even funny
my friend and i were in a park once and these two like 50 year old men kept staring at us.
we were literally in trackpants and loose t-shirts and they just kept. creepily staring at us
Bucky: You know how people get beard burns, right?
Bucky: So. Do you think if someone had too much sex with a penis, they would get a cock burn?
Sam: I think you should think very hard before speaking, once in a while
“They took our land, they imprisoned our queen, they banned our language, they forcibly made us a colony of the United States. America says they are democratic, that is a lie! They have never been democratic with Native people! They have never been democratic with Indians! They have never been democratic with Hawaiians!”
Haunani-Kay Trask, 1993