Y'all. Y'ALL. Freaks and Geeks is retuning to Hulu!!!
Y'all. Y'ALL. Freaks and Geeks is retuning to Hulu!!!
If you know me, you know I have a favourite podcast and a favourite band. It was only a matter of time before I combined them. (Guess where my URL comes from…) Join me in following They Might Be Giants as they sing us through the Magnus Archives universe, one fear at a time.
This playlist is meant to be played in order. Songs are organized by fear, with a tape click sound effect separating each section. You can shuffle if you want but you’re going to be hearing that click a lot.
Flashing Images CW: Since this is on Youtube, a lot of the songs have music videos attached, and some of those videos have rapidly flashing images. If you are photosensitive, I recommend listening in a minimized tab.
Specific videos to avoid include: I’ve Been Seeing Things, With the Dark, Apophenia, Am I Awake?, Unpronounceable, Ana Ng, Erase, Black Ops
Also general CW for pretty much all the typical TMA stuff. This includes descriptions of: death, violence, murder, insects and spiders, paranoia, delusions and unreality, manipulation and control, and body horror.
The reason Terry Jones was the sexiest Python of them all:
Terry Jones: I’m gonna co-write and co-direct a parody of the Arthurian legends that features about every Medieval stereotype in existence
Also Terry Jones: listen up you, fuckwits, let me tell you in 8 episodes of brilliant television why Medieval times were actually fascinating and filled with color and culture and not just a dirty miserable shithole as it’s so often portrayed in media and also Renaissance stans can suck my towering Gothic spire.
This is how my year sounded on @Spotify. Get your 2020 Wrapped now #2020Wrapped
I met someone at the dog show
She was holding my left arm. But everyone was acting normal so I tried to look nonchalant. We both said, “I really love you.” The Shriners loaned us cars. We raced up and down the sidewalk twenty thousand million times.
Why did they send her over anyone else? How should I react? These things happen to other people. They don’t happen at all, in fact.
When you’re following an angel. Does it mean you have to throw your body off a building?
Somewhere they’re meeting on a pinhead. Calling you an angel, calling you the nicest things.
I heard they had a space program. When they sing you can’t hear, there’s no air. Sometimes I think I kind of like that and other times I think I’m already there.
Gonna ask for my admission. Gonna speak to the man in charge
The secretary says he’s on another line, can I hold for a long, long time?
I found out she’s an angel
I don’t think she knows I know
I’m worried that something might happen to me
If anyone ever finds out
Why, why did they send her over anyone else?
How should I react? These things happen to other people
They don’t happen at all
When you’re following an angel
Does it mean you have to throw your body off a building?
Somewhere they’re meeting on a pinhead
Calling you an angel, calling you the nicest things
Holy fuck. Biden won.
Y'all have no idea how relieved I am. The current administration couldn’t reflect actual American values if they tried.
Victories to celebrate.
I’m honestly proud that my home state- known for being in the bottom 5 in the nation for education, and for being pretty much up Tr*mp’s butt (out governor invited him to hold a freaking rally in the midst of a freaking pandemic ffs)- elected a non-binary individual to it’s state senate. I will be following their career with great interest.
I didn’t know Mr. T pityed fool’s that weren’t woke, but that’s awesome. #respect
“I think about my father being called ‘boy’, my uncle being called ‘boy’, my brother, coming back from Vietnam and being called ‘boy’. So I questioned myself: “What does a black man have to do before he’s given the respect as a man?” So when I was 18 years old, when I was old enough to fight and die for my country, old enough to drink, old enough to vote, I said I was old enough to be called a man. I self-ordained myself Mr. T so the first word out of everybody’s mouth is “Mr.” That’s a sign of respect that my father didn’t get, that my brother didn’t get, that my mother didn’t get.“
-Mr. T on the subject of his name
I had no idea he put this much thought into this wow
I wonder why we dont hear about this…
Mr. T’s raw power vaporizing the guy in the last gif
In this house, we respect Mr. Terrance Hayes.
Some eaiser variations of push ups to help you build the strength to do a traditional one!
I don’t generally reblog ‘fitness’ stuff but gaddamn could I use some more arm strength.
Push-ups are my worst nightmare. I can only do 44 before I pass out on the floor.
“I can only do 44” hahaha omg I can’t even do one.
I was always frustrated how my P.E. teachers wanted all of us to go “all-or-none” and basically hurt ourselves without letting us build up from square-one like in the first gif. Then they’d fuckin yell at us for not doing it right >:|
Knee-pushups is not square-one.
When I got my first personal trainer, she had me doing push ups almost standing upright in the weight lifting bars so that I could do 15 reps and 3 sets of them. It’s more about the technique of the push up, and if you’re pushing too much weight, you can’t exersize the correct muscles within their tolerances. This post is pretty important tto know cause of that.
I was introduced to the knee push-up last year and it was such a fucking game changer. I had NO idea it was possible to work those same muscles just with a slight variation in position.
I wanna just verify that these are excellent for building strength, both as someone who took weights class in high school with a good teacher, and as someone who’s had a lifetime of physical therapy (not for my arms specifically, but I’ve spent a lot of time in sports medicine centers). And again, if the vertical one in the first gif is difficult, you don’t even have to lean into it like that. Start standing, and only lean as much as it takes you to lower towards the wall.
And remember, many exercises can be modified in this way! I did an image search for “modified pull up” and got exactly what I was looking for right away, which is this:
Doing pull ups on a lower bar, or from the straps with handles that gyms sometimes have (called the TRX - they can also be used to support yourself during squats and some balance exercises) is a lot easier than jumping straight into vertical pullups, and lets you build up that muscle with exercises that are still comfortable and safe for you, so you can do more sets of more reps.
As a general rule, always start with lower-strain exercises and practice good form before you work your way up. You don’t want to have to unlearn bad habits that could lead to injury later as the difficulty increases.
@imfemalewarrior I’m assuming you’ve seen this post but in case you haven’t—it seems like your kind of thing
Here are push up and pull up progressions!
Because I have serious issues with core strength and cannot do a sit up or a crunch without using muscles I shouldn’t and hurting myself, I looked up core exercises for beginners (because modified sit ups just have me ways to make it harder), and here’s what I found.
All from here, which also includes sit ups with the idea that you start up and don’t go all the way down.
This stuff on the bottom is some of the stuff I do for physical therapy, can vouch for it
Here are some things that can be done at home (anywhere you can lie down horizontally comfortably with scrunching up).
Planks are also good; start with 5-10 seconds and increase from there by 5-10 seconds as it gets easier to hold for that long.
I need to also say these are really useful for people with chronic pain/injury issues, too?? Like, I don’t know if I”ll ever be able to do a full push-up because of my back issues, but these modified ones look doable. Same with sit-ups–those are a BIG no no for people with messed up backs, in a lot of cases, but I really need to be able to strengthen my core and these modified core strength exercises look doable! (Some of them at least).
This is great!!!
“Both of my parents had this old Puerto Rican mentality that the most important thing is your family. Even though we lived in the housing projects, I never realized that we didn’t have much money. Every birthday and holiday was a huge celebration. I always felt safe and protected. One of my earliest memories is having a fever and being tucked in by my mother. When I woke up in the middle of the night, she was still there, with a cold rag on my head. That’s just who she was. It was always: ‘What else can I do?’ ‘What else can I do to make them happy?’ And that’s the same way I felt when I had my own daughter. As fate would have it, I received full custody at the age of three. I was managing an electronics store at the time, but I knew I couldn’t be the father I wanted to be if I was working 60 hours a week. So I took a job making half as much money. But when my little girl looked at me and said: ‘I love you Dad,’ money didn’t matter. I wouldn’t get that same feeling if I scratched a million-dollar lotto. I’d have loved to have a big family, but it wasn’t in the cards. It’s always just been me and my daughter. She was my goal in life. I wanted everyone who saw her to think: ‘Wow, she is so well taken care of.’ When she went to school, I studied YouTube videos so that I could do her braids. It looked like a mess the first time I tried. It was just a bunch of hair twisted together. But after a few weeks, I could have opened my own salon. I was experimenting with different styles. And other parents were saying: ‘Wow! Her hair looks so great.’ Nobody knew her dad was doing it. My daughter grew into such a wonderful person. It’s been so wonderful for me to see. But I’ll tell you the greatest reward I was ever given. When my daughter was six or seven, we were playing on the ground playing with her dolls. And my mother was watching us. She was sitting on the couch, and suddenly she started crying. ‘You’re such a good father, she told me. ‘You should be so proud.’ And I still get goosebumps thinking about that. Can you imagine? This woman was my idol. She was the greatest mother in the world. And for her to say something like that, it was like getting a compliment from God.”
just want to check and share and make sure everyone has heard this, brian covering hot patootie from rocky horror because it’s. so fucking good. i can’t believe he did this, he absolutely smashes it, this is better than the original and also i would give a kidney to see brian in the eddie get up GOD
Remember when Tumblr just invented a Greek god
Oh @hyena-bro my sweet summer child, allow me to tell you the story of Mesperyian, the goddess who never was and never will be.
So it all started with this tumblr post, right?
And obviously people mentioned the goddesses Aphrodite and Persephone, and the benefits of answering such goddesses as the most beautiful. But then Tumblr user 28weekslaterhater mentioned to answer the goddess Mesperyian (most beloved daughter of Hades) as the most beautiful. According to them, “jealous ho” Aphrodite burnt half of Mesperyian’s face off in a blind rage for being more beautiful than her.
This post began to spread to the fact-check-less masses of Tumblr, and more mythology sprouted up about this so-called “Mesperyian”, how she was the goddess of torture and punishment (even though a goddess of punishment already existed) and had to wear a cool mask because of the aforementioned face burning.
Everyone took it as gospel for years until various Tumblr users pointed out “hey if you happen to just… look up this goddess, the only thing you’ll find is this Tumblr post”. After that, it had been exposed that Mesperyian never fucking existed and that Tumblr user just completely made them up on the fly.
And that’s how Tumblr invented a Greek goddess
That’s one of the most greek god mythology things I’ve ever heard and based on that she’s to be treated as new to the roster.
Hades: I’ve only had Mesperyian for a year and a half but if anything happened to her I’d kill everyone on Earth and then myself
Oh the power of lack of fact checking
The lack of fact checking was how we got Greek mythology in the first place.
my favorite picture ever is the one that says “HELL IS FULL, BITCH” and then it has the national suicide prevention hotline on it. it makes me smile every time
I wonder who made these! I have this one saved:
*slamming my fists on table* I NEED MORE!!!! MORE!!!!
If anyone has the skeleton apologizing for triggering someone, I’d like that for my collection, please.
Plus some more^^
ME ME ME
Gangster Popeye, the inventor of this style and artist behind several of these pieces (I’m not sure about all of them, though they appear to be her style) is a Salvadorean trans woman. Her Patreon is here.
reblogging for artist credit and patreon info
YOU’RE ALL OF THAT SHIT
And j love you mf
THIS IS EVERYTHING
Concept: You walk outside one night and notice that there are two full moons. A few hours go by and they don’t seem to move.
You stare up at them.
You blink back. It’s only polite to return the greeting of the Big Night Cat.
I meant for this to be all spooky and ominous, but fuck it, this is way better. I love the Big Night Cat. She is beautiful. I support her.
hand slipped so heres a gif
Reblog to respect the Big Night Cat
I once searched for this post for hours… google gave me this instead:
Which I feel is acceptable, but doesn’t quite capture the feel of the original post!
This is a matter very close to my heart. I have bipolar I disorder and ADHD as a result of bipolar. There aren’t many big posts about studying with mental illnesses so I figured I would compile a huge list of tips and posts! I’m going to be making a video about this very soon. I hope for all of you struggling that this can help or at least remind you that mental health is more important than school sometimes. Take care of yourself in any way you can. lets get started…
Studying with Mental Illness
- Take things slowly. Don’t be afraid to take a week doing one assignment. Making sure that you can focus on assignments can be draining so breaking them down day by day can truly help you. Make a task list with each portion of an assignment mapped out so that you can see exactly what you need to do. I know that i get overwhelmed very easily and seeing smaller things is less daunting then having a list full of HUGE things like research papers and midterms. Seeing it as “write paragraph one” or “review unit one vocab” makes everything less scary.
- Nothing has to be pretty. Notes don’t, papers don’t have to be perfect, study guides don’t need to be colorful and cute. What really matters is getting things done. My mom always tells me “even an F is better than a zero” which is so true. Turning things in late is not shameful because you are still turning it in. You still did it and that is something to be proud of.
- Study somewhere other than your room or your house. Make sure there are people there. Surrounding yourself with others will allow you to feel less isolated and sometimes more motivated to do things. You can’t take naps when you’re at a Panera or Starbucks either. People can be motivating, they can remind you that you are not alone, they can hold you accountable for what you have to do. Get out of your bed where you can sit and stare at the wall and go to a coffee shop or the library where other people are doing work. This always helps me get on track.
- Study in short bursts. Don’t wear yourself out with work. Find out when your concentration peaks and go with that. I usually work the best around 2pm so I have to make sure that I have eaten and showered before then so that I can capture that time to focus on my studies.
- Don’t beat yourself up. Studying just takes a lot more effort other days when depression hits you the worst. There might be days when you can barely get yourself out of bed but know that you do have the ability to succeed and that depression just has to suck sometimes.
- Get yourself out of bed. Shower. Change your clothes. Read a single page. Look at only one thing you have to do so you aren’t overwhelmed. That is something to be proud of and know that I am proud of what you did!
- Study in a routine style. Let yourself have a routine that you can fall into. Try pomodoros or study games, Create a routine that you can stick to
- If you don’t feel like doing anything… work for 5 minutes. You may feel more motivated or up, or you will at least be able to say that you have done something.
- HYDRATE. I’m really awful at drinking a lot of water, but it helps so much with both anxiety and depression. Water keeps you moving and awake. SO drink that H2O guys
I couldn’t find any resources about OCD, BPD,
PTSD(found one jk), or bipolar for that fact so keep on the lookout for any additions to this post if I find anything more! If all else fails, just google things. That always helps me. Message me personally if you have any questions about my struggles or need some specific advice! I love you all so much and I am so proud of you!! xx Haley
UPDATE: I’ve added quite a few new links!!!
This is so wonderful- thank you for posting this!