This is a classic example of elevating the TikTok format. This radiates classic Vine energy.￼
| When you eat food you’re not used to
It! AINT! FAMILIAH! 😂😂
Not to be corny but I really recommend anyone who’s not doing it already to get a crafting hobby if you can. Studying or working (or both) often feels like what you’re doing is worthless in the grand scheme of things (i know that when i worked retail i felt like it amounted to absolutely nothing and what I’m doing academic wise is so abstract its hard to feel like I’m rlly making anything sometimes) but to be able to look at something you made with your own two hands and say “this exists in the universe because of me” is extremely gratifying. It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece or an expensive or time intensive hobby, but honestly everyone who can should give it a try
-“mommy, the kids at school are mean to me!”
-“OH, WHAT, ARE U #TRIGGERED???, LIFE ISNT UR #SAFE SPACE LMAO”
Stay away from children for the rest of your lives please
The people who hate this are probably the ones traumatizing their children
this is a show for 3 - 6 year olds what is WRONG with these monsters???
Fun fact, sesame street was created to fill the gap in education for children whose families could not afford to send them to preschool. Sesame street taught basic math and phonics as well as interpersonal skills so that children below the poverty line weren’t starting elementary school behind their more privileged classmates.
Here sesame street is trying to fill a gap where supportive adults should be. Where there should be a teacher or a family member or a counselor to help, for whatever reason, there isn’t, so Sesame Street is stepping in.
This breed of person has always hated Sesame Street. They hated it for showing black and white children playing together. They hated it for giving children of color the head start that rich white families were paying for. They hated it for Bert and Ernie for showing two MEN who LIVED TOGETHER, for the married black nurse who lived on sesame street when it was first released, and for them explaining death. I feel like there was a pregnancy at some point in its early days and they would have REALLY hated that.
These days they don’t (usually) say “I’m not letting my kid watch anything with black kids in it” but they sure throw a tantrum in the youtube comments when Sesame Street DARES to show an autistic girl playing with non-autistic children and being treated like shes anyone else. They lose their shit when Sesame Street has to explain incarceration to 5 year olds. And the muppet in south africa with HIV? Hoo boy.
They hate everything Sesame Street stands for and tries to provide. They always have. We just have to ignore them and keep supporting the show. Or tell them to shut the fuck up and keep supporting the show. Either way Sesame Street will outlive them.
Ok first of all I applaud your dedication to this and second of all I read every source and I encourage all my followers to do so as well thanks science side of tumblr
there are reasons for this, actually!
tumblr is set up as what is scientifically referred to as a “factual state” - meaning, in short, that our brains perceive the majority of what we read on it as factual. (source) this is why there are so little colour schemes on it and why dark mode/low colour mode took so long to be implemented, as tumblr didn’t want to mess this up. here’s a list of colours which help to enhance that mindset and manipulate people into thinking that what they are reading is true - you’ll see that almost all of the previous shades of blue used on tumblr are there.
but why is this a thing? studies have actually shown that tumblr aims to push information on us that will, actually, assist governments.
yeah. it’s scary. that’s also why tumblr was sold for such a low amount - because if it fit these specifications, it would have to be listed here; a site, for those of you that don’t want to click the link, that lists all well known social medias that cannot legally be used to spread propaganda. which is also why facebook is up in arms about that whole political advertising shitstorm.
tumblr is generally advertised as the “shitty blogging website with bad staff” because they want to cover this with incompetence, or an impression of it - studies show that our brains are not able to link sinister means with a feeling of utter uselessness.
tumblr’s users are often also struggling with mental health issues - it is thought that up to 68% of users may be depressed and therefore, easier to target with this information.
tl;dr is that you absolutely should not trust half the shit you see on tumblr, because unfortunately, up to 13% of blogs are only created to spread false information for a larger purpose.
- a list of blogs confirmed to be spreading false and possibly harmful information
- a list of topics that are usually filled with false information in posts
- extra information on what governments are the worse for this and why
- and, finally, what you can do to keep yourself safe from this
Remember when someone on tumblr would post a rhetorical question like “I wonder why all us neurodivergent people love the rain so much” and someone would make up some garbage like “well you see rain carries negative particles (which is why you get depressed if you drink rainwater) and since neurodivergent people are depressed the negative particles feel natural to them uwu” and everyone would be like “thanks science side of tumblr”
the final boss
if i get one more message accusing me of “doxxing gay horney” im going to delete because 1. this is public info from their websites and 2. that combination of words is so incredibly chaotic
the gooch group
What did you do op?
Lol heads up if you try to make a candle with food coloring, the food coloring will just sink to the bottom of the glass, and when the flame eventually reaches the bottom all the food coloring will catch fire and become one giant tall flame that you cannot possibly blow out and the glass will start to crack and then you’ll throw your tea on it in a panic and then the extremely hot food coloring will boil and sizzle horribly and then the glass will shatter. Please take my word on this lmfao
For 30 years Liverpool has boycotted Murdoch’s right-wing The Sun newspaper and it is a much better place for it.
Four days after the Hillsborough disaster in 1989 – the worst sporting disaster in British history, in which 96 people were killed and countless others were left injured and traumatised – the country’s biggest newspaper ran a front page claiming, among other accusations, that Liverpool fans had “picked pockets of victims”, “urinated on brave cops” and “beat up PCs giving the kiss of life”. The allegations, citing comments made by South Yorkshire Police and a Tory MP, were provided by a Sheffield news agency.
The allegations were lies, so the people of Liverpool boycotted the paper.
When asking people what the boycott means to them and what it says about Liverpool, the responses are always poignant and often profound. People talk about struggle, solidarity and strength in numbers. They talk about community, compassion and coping. They talk about how the boycott was the glue that kept people together, how it allowed them to believe they could achieve something, even if just a little bit, even when it looked like there was no end in sight. They speak defiantly about the battle for justice, the importance of challenging authority, about the importance of fighting so that not just football supporters, but everyone who sends their loved ones off in the morning, knows that they will be safe until they come home at night.
There’s no pity about it. It’s about standing up, about saying bollocks to pity; it’s a city rising up and saying your values don’t align with ours, your values are the opposite of ours, so we’re not going to read your shite and we’re going to put another paper on top of yours so that nobody else has to go through the misfortune of seeing the cultural venom of your front page.
when i was in grade 5 some kid told me the song “wake me up when september ends” was about 9/11 and i believed him until like three years ago
i cried so hard when we watched the lion king in first grade that my teacher called my parents and sent me home early
in high school i was questioned by the principal over drug use because i accidentally left my notebook in the bathroom and a teacher opened it to a drawing of an anime character saying “all i want for christmas is weed” but really i was a repressed nerd and never smoked a weed in my life
i made a joke about anal fissures in front of my extremely religious roommate and i thought she was gonna yell at me but instead she asked what an anal fissure was
i thought hatsune miku was a real person
in grade 8 i got in trouble for saying vagina in science class so the teacher made me fill out this stupid discipline worksheet and one of the questions was “how do i feel about what i did”
i answered “good”
Victor Hugo writes like a guy who looked at contemporary academics arguing about what past centuries’ literary works had really meant to say, and decided to include all of the relevant cultural context right there in the text just in case.
This is such a great idea to think about, because it means he thought it was really super important to include that the bishop had a conversation with a revolutionary, but not to explain why “et le dauphin?” was considered a complete counter argument to the entire French Revolution. That he wanted to make sure we knew the exact weight of the silver candlesticks, but he couldn’t imagine a universe where police inspectors were paid a living wage, so he didn’t bother to mention that Javert wasn’t. It’s incredibly funny to me, because it reads EXACTLY like that, and yet completely and entirely fails to be that
Victor Hugo was a well-known and notorious overspender and he got paid per page.
Why you think Les Mis is 12 billion pages and mostly filler?
He also sold the play rights to Hunchback of Notre Dame before he even finished it. His publisher was livid, as you can imagine.
That’s a common misconception. While it’s true that some of Victor Hugo’s early serialised work was paid on a word rate (or, more likely, a line rate), neither Les Misérables nor The Hunchback of Notre-Dame were ever published in serial form. Hugo received lump-sum payments for them that were not affected by the novels’ length; in fact, he famously refused to reveal how long Les Mis would be prior to delivering the finished manuscript, which reportedly caused his publisher no small amount of anxiety. He literally has no pragmatic excuse – he wrote them that way because he felt like it!
everyone and their cousin or w/e praised robert pattinson for giving the twilight series shit to no fkn end but john boyega says he didn’t like how his character was written in tlj and suddenly he’s out of line and should shut up and doesn’t know shit…………. ok
Think about why it’s illegal to hire a hit man.
All you’re really doing is speaking and giving someone money.
It’s legal to speak.
It’s legal to give someone money.
Even if they actually complete the job, you’re not the one who committed the murder.
So why is it illegal to hire a hit man?
Could it be because inciting violence is not protected under free speech?
And if that’s the case, why should free speech protect Nazis advocating genocide?
Never reblogged something harder in my life
doctor who meme: [1/10 episodes] → vincent and the doctor
To me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular, great painter of all time. The most beloved, his command of colour most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray, but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world, no one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange, wild man who roamed the fields of Provence was not only the world’s greatest artist, but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.
Important: one of them has snuck in a wildly improbable amount of weapons or is distressingly skilled with creating improvised weapons.
Every good series deserves to have an episode with the “we all have to dress up formal to go to (and/or infiltrate) a fancy event or party, but shit hits the fan and oh no, we have to fight monsters/aliens/the undead/assassins/etc., while dressed in black tie and with only whatever weapons we could manage to sneak in on our persons, also look extremely hot while doing it” trope