*steps one degree of separation outside my normal tumblr orbit* oh wow you people are all out of your minds
*steps one degree of separation outside my normal tumblr orbit* oh wow you people are all out of your minds
Rosenberg Loses It On Police Officer Over Alton Sterling Killing #BlackLivesMatter #AltonSterling
Show this to all your “#NotAllCops” friends.
This is why ALL police are garbage. Yes your daddy too.
and it won’t ever happen because cops that try to do this get fired an replaced with the next undertrained bootstrap willing to shut their mouth and hold the line.
Matilda (1996) dir. Danny DeVito
As others have noted in the past, Danny DeVito not only directed Matilda (and played her dad), but he and Rhea Perlman (DeVito’s wife at the time and Matilda’s mum in the movie) basically looked after Mara Wilson because Mara’s mother was in hospital with terminal cancer at the time of filming (She died during post production work, and it wasn’t until years later Mara discovered that Danny had taken an advanced (not quite completed) copy of “Matilda” to the hospital so that her mum could watch it before she passed.)
When Mara mentioned that she was feeling nervous about the dancing to “Little Bitty Pretty One” sequence, it was DeVito’s idea to have the ENTIRE cast and crew join in and dance too (off camera) so she wouldn’t feel self-conscious, apaprently even the craft services folks joined in, and the cameraman shooting the scene did a bit of a shuffle, but not too much because it would mess with the camera shot)
Fun fact: by court order, no Burger King franchise is allowed to operate within this black circle, a 20 mile radius around an independent local restaurant named Burger King that had used the name first
They’re not allowed to be Burger King in Australia either so they just changed their name to Hungry Jack’s.
Yeah so today I learned that a ton of people on the internet or at least on tumblr believe that “office workers” are some pampered and privileged upper class who have no right to complain about their “cozy” jobs because those jobs “only” constitute sitting indoors at a computer most of the time.
How about y’all look up the physical health problems, let alone mental ones, that come from cubicle work? A 10 hour work day scrambling to crunch numbers, manage accounts, repair code and slam together a college final’s worth of presentable information just to eat for another week is not the same as your 10 hours on discord arguing about the sex lives of cartoon characters.
I love how the OP blatantly ignores how a lot of the people who bitch about office workers’ supposedly cozy jobs…..are retail workers and the like who aren’t even allowed to SIT DOWN during their eight to ten hour shifts
This exactly. This is exactly my issue.
Actually, I didn’t “blatantly ignore” that the original criticisms might come from retail workers….I just didn’t think any of them did, because as someone whose only jobs were always in retail myself, I never would have thought my fellow retail workers would be so ignorant and childish as to trivialize the labor of desk workers over a bar as low as “having a chair.” If that’s the route you wanted to go then you and I wouldn’t have a right to complain about any job we’ve ever had as long as someone else in the world has to mine for coal or dive into sewage. These things are not a race.
Safe Work Australia is the “Australian government statutory body established in 2008 to develop national policy relating to WHS and workers’ compensation”. That’s all workers, blue and white collar. They class prolonged sitting as a WHS issue due to “Prolonged sitting [being] associated with a range of health problems including:
- musculoskeletal disorders
- cardiovascular disease
- poor mental health
- some cancers
- premature death.”
And that’s from something that people think is a perk of the job. SWA’s research lists sedentary work as contributing to a 300% increase in all-cause mortality. That’s not including the stress, the mental health toll, the prolonged hours (which in turn contribute to a range of issues, including musculoskeletal disorders and increased risk of stroke), the ever-decreasing free time to actually take care of your health, carpal tunnel, RSI, workplace injury, toxic exposure. There’s a range of health issues related to office work.
And that’s without going into the stupendous ways modern businesses are finding new, and resurrecting very old, ways to grind their workers into bone meal. Union busting, reinventing the company store, zero-privacy communal living, normalising 60+ hour weeks, and on and on.
The last thing anyone should do is look down on retail or manual labour, but that doesn’t require us to act like there aren’t real health risks in office work. I’ve worked both. Most of the office workers I know have. Both kinds of work have their risks, and they’re both getting fucked over by the capitalist class.
There’s a special kind of irony in seeing so many people shout “Workers of the World, Unite!” while telling fellow workers to go fuck themselves because “You make a few bucks an hour more than me, and you get to sit.”
Thank you, this is what I was talking about. Standing all day and sitting all day are both hell on the human body, they just affect some different parts of the body, and even if that wasn’t the case - even if sitting at a desk for 50-80% of your time on Earth did no harm at all - how fucked up are our standards if “being able to sit down” is being treated like its own miniature class divide? That’s like two prisoners getting into a brawl because one of them got an extra helping of slop.
Just to note, she was the *second* person he went after that day. The first, an elderly Vietnamese man named Ngoc Pham, also has a gofundme for his medical bills.
the princess bride is exactly what a dnd campaign would look like as a movie like? the delightfully weird cast of characters with their own quirks, the strange pacing and narrative that still Works, the absolute absurdity of it all, the jumping back and forth between wanting to be serious and it being really funny, hell its even Told like a dnd story through the use of the grandfather being the one telling the story
what a fantastic fucking movie
also like the character backstories are SUCH dnd backgrounds like? “im out for revenge for my father who was killed by a guy with six fingers on one of his hands” “i bumped into a band of pirates and their leader liked me so much he ended up having me take on his title to retire”
that is the Exact shit that people come up with for dnd characters
DM: having narrowly escaped Humperdinck, you find yourselves in the dangerous Fire Swamps
Westley: do I know anything about this area? Any danger?
DM: roll a history check
DM: you know of rumors of giant rats in the swamps, as well as quick sand
Westley: what do I know about the giant rats?
DM: roll nature
Westley: [nat 1] …… rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist
DM: hey what’s your passive perception-
For anyone in SoCal or the Southwest, excessive heat warnings have been issued for Phoenix, LA, Las Vegas and record temperatures have already been recorded. Stay safe this week and make sure you’re aware of the signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion!
Y'all stay safe in this hot
If someone has heat stroke, DO NOT USE ICE TO COOL THEM DOWN
You will shock their body too much, use something more gentle (fans, cool (not too cold) water, things like that
to any 13-15 year olds following me, i mean this genuinely, you are a child.
i know right now you might feel like you know everything and that you’re too smart to let anything bad happen to you, but please keep yourselves safe. there’s bad people on the internet and i don’t say that to be a buzzkill grownup, i say it because i learnt it the hard way.
use your block button liberally, you don’t need to justify blocking people/tags that make you uncomfortable. you don’t have to entertain conversations and interactions with grown adults.
you are children. you’re still growing up. make your experience safe for you. adults know what they’re doing. please stay safe on the internet.
I thought this was just a joke but nope, that’s literally what the artist named this piece.
Some other gems by Tomislac Jagnjic:
And I worried myself sick over naming my art. This is so liberating.
okay but waking up in the middle of the night to soft rain and knowing you’ve got hours to sleep, when you’re toasty warm and comfortable and sleep has made you forget all your worries and you go back to sleep feeling as content as ever.
I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again:
I’m an American living in Germany. I’ve lived here for four years as of this week (June 2021).
Two and a half years ago, I had a medical emergency in the form of gallstones and an infected gallbladder. I tried to tough it out, like a True American Who Can’t Afford Treatment, and ended up in the hospital getting the gallbladder removed. I was brought in on Thursday, had the gallbladder and five gallstones the size of macadamia nuts removed on Saturday, and was home by Tuesday. Total cost, 200 euro.
Back in March, 2021, I saw a visual distortion in my right eye, like an afterimage of looking at something bright for too long. Got seen by the eye doctor that day, got sent to the hospital that day to get a diagnosis–ocular vein occlusion–and spent the following three days getting followup diagnostics, including a full blood panel. I got diagnosed with having elevated levels of homocysteine in my blood, and that turned out to be caused by a genetic disorder that runs in my family (MTHFR-5 mutation) where I can’t metabolize B vitamins correctly. And now I’m on modified B vitamins and the difference in my daily life is amazing.
Total cost for the hospital stay and all of the blood tests and eye examinations and other tests?
In my old city in the US–which has a nationally renown hospital–the gallbladder removal costs a year’s salary for a minimum wage worker.
US healthcare if you are not wealthy is a bad joke.
nothing out of marvel could ever come close to the cinnamontography of fiona slapping a man with her ponytail then as she’s jumping into the air to split kick two dudes at once the camera does a matrix 360 spin as the action slows down nd she fixes her bangs before completing the stunt. shrek (2001) has what endgame (bad) wishes it had
nothing out of marvel could ever come close to the cinnamontography of shrek storming the castle as the fairy godmother sings i need a hero. Mungo sacrificing himself to keep the gates open, charming getting closer and closer to kissing fiona and locking in the love potion. shrek gradually losing each and every ally as he makes his way into the ballroom until its just him and donkey left. Shrek 2 (2004) has what avengers engdame (bad) wishes it had
wake up babe new sport just dropped
Air rights in America are 500ft above the tallest building in urban areas. Below that is considered the property of the owner. The police are effectively on their property without a warrant. Shoot them down and file a lawsuit immediately
Rebloging for the legal solution to a problem that has only been adressed physically until now.
not exactly this but… close enough?
nothing wrong with being easy to please! give all the books you read five stars. watch that movie again after people tell you that it wasn’t that great. play that band’s new album on repeat, even though it’s not supposed to be as good as their old stuff. refuse to say anything critical about something you thought was cool. be bold in telling grumpy people “actually i liked it a lot!”
Gender abolition, but make it:
- clothes sorted by body shape and style, instead of gender
- removing unnecessary gender markers from non-medical documents like a driver’s license
- genderless bathrooms where the stalls have floor-to-ceiling walls for privacy
- abolishing gendered toys, colors, professions, hobbies, etc.
- they/them as the default if you don’t know someone
- trans and non-binary people being barred from identifying with and expressing their gender
Since the Hated Website is pushing Prime Day again, I thought I’d draw attention to the fact that Bookshop.org, the so-called Rebel Alliance to Amazon’s evil Empire, is currently offering free shipping today and tomorrow (June 21st and 22nd) as a counteroffensive. So if there are any books you’ve had your eye on, consider supporting an indie bookstore through them this week!
Tweet from em no (@/ imposterism) reading:
once again, absolutely no one wants resources from their bosses about mental health and self care. people want workload reductions, fair compensation, flexibility for caretaking, safe working conditions, etc
I like to imagine at some point Vilya mentions the nice people who helped her escape Rumblecusp to her daughter, and this somehow leads to Keyleth and Caduceus developing a close friendship that lasts long after their respective parties are gone.
this friendship begins with Keyleth making what is basically a diplomatic visit to the Blooming Grove to personally thank the cleric who freed her mother and they have a nice chat about nature and the graveyard that eventually turns into a heavy conversation about grief and destiny that ends with a long poignant silence before Caduceus suddenly asks if she wants to help him play a prank on Colton and Keyleth, who is fundamentally an only child desperate to fit in, immediately agrees.
Do you READ or WRITE fanfiction?
Then I need your help for my grad dissertation!
Who I am: Emily Faulkner, MSc student at Robert Gordon University
I’m studying: The information-seeking behaviours of fanfiction communities and their applicability to libraries
How long: About 30 mins depending on your fanfic sites
Closes: August 2nd, 2021 noon EST
Open to: adults who read and/or write fanfiction content (fan comics and podfics included)