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  • April 11, 2014 4:04 pm

    The Man Who Sold The World.

    (Source: youtube.com)

  • April 11, 2014 3:47 pm
    O Captain, my Captain. View high resolution

    O Captain, my Captain.

  • April 9, 2014 11:34 am

    "

    My 5-year-old insists that Bilbo Baggins is a girl.

    The first time she made this claim, I protested. Part of the fun of reading to your kids, after all, is in sharing the stories you loved as a child. And in the story I knew, Bilbo was a boy. A boy hobbit. (Whatever that entails.)

    But my daughter was determined. She liked the story pretty well so far, but Bilbo was definitely a girl. So would I please start reading the book the right way? I hesitated. I imagined Tolkien spinning in his grave. I imagined mean letters from his testy estate. I imagined the story getting as lost in gender distinctions as dwarves in the Mirkwood.

    Then I thought: What the hell, it’s just a pronoun. My daughter wants Bilbo to be a girl, so a girl she will be. And you know what? The switch was easy. Bilbo, it turns out, makes a terrific heroine. She’s tough, resourceful, humble, funny, and uses her wits to make off with a spectacular piece of jewelry. Perhaps most importantly, she never makes an issue of her gender—and neither does anyone else.

    "

    Bilbo Baggins is a girl: Until children’s books catch up to our daughters, rewrite them. (via daxsymbiont)

    I’ll reblog this for forever

    (via memymarie)

    (Source: sashimigrade)

  • April 9, 2014 10:20 am
    The Right’s New “Welfare Queens”: The Middle Class

In a Senate Finance Committee hearing, a top economic adviser for George W. Bush argued that “the main cause of inequality is Americans who choose not to work.” 

Lindsey’s argument was this: income inequality has risen under every President since Nixon; it rose most dramatically under Clinton. Neither party has been able to solve this problem, so our expectations should be very modest. In spite of large government transfers from the rich to the poor since the nineteen-sixties, and in spite of the rich paying a higher proportion of total income taxes now than they did in 1980, inequality keeps going up. The reason, Lindsey concluded, is the decline in “middle-aged labor-force participation,” especially among men, in the past few years. In other words, lots of people in their thirties, forties, and early fifties have chosen to stop working. In Lindsey’s blunt phrase—which he subsequently denied using—they have chosen not to be self-reliant. They have dropped out of the workforce because tax rates are onerous and government benefits are attractive; they have less incentive to work than to be unemployed. This, the former President’s adviser suggested, is the main cause of inequality: more and more formerly employed people just don’t want to work. It was an updated version of Ronald Reagan’s freeloading welfare queens—only now they’re white and middle class.

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    The Right’s New “Welfare Queens”: The Middle Class

    In a Senate Finance Committee hearing, a top economic adviser for George W. Bush argued that “the main cause of inequality is Americans who choose not to work.”

    Lindsey’s argument was this: income inequality has risen under every President since Nixon; it rose most dramatically under Clinton. Neither party has been able to solve this problem, so our expectations should be very modest. In spite of large government transfers from the rich to the poor since the nineteen-sixties, and in spite of the rich paying a higher proportion of total income taxes now than they did in 1980, inequality keeps going up. The reason, Lindsey concluded, is the decline in “middle-aged labor-force participation,” especially among men, in the past few years. In other words, lots of people in their thirties, forties, and early fifties have chosen to stop working. In Lindsey’s blunt phrase—which he subsequently denied using—they have chosen not to be self-reliant. They have dropped out of the workforce because tax rates are onerous and government benefits are attractive; they have less incentive to work than to be unemployed. This, the former President’s adviser suggested, is the main cause of inequality: more and more formerly employed people just don’t want to work. It was an updated version of Ronald Reagan’s freeloading welfare queens—only now they’re white and middle class.

  • March 25, 2014 4:09 pm

    45 Ultimate Tips For Men

    Your father probably told you a few things, but just in case, here are some words of wisdom you might have missed out on.

    1. Buy high quality tools, so you only have to buy them once.
    2. Keep a change of clothes at work.
    3. Never hit anyone unless they are an immediate threat.
    4. Every hat should serve a purpose.
    5. Never take her to the movies on the first date.
    6. Learn to wet shave.
    7. Nothing looks more bad ass than a well-tailored suit.
    8. Shave with the grain on the first go-around.
    9. Always look a person in the eye when you talk to them.
    10. Buy a plunger before you need a plunger.
    11. Exercise makes you happy. Run, lift, and play sports.
    12. Brush your teeth before you put on your tie.
    13. A small amount of your paycheck should go directly to your savings account every month.
    14. Call Mom and Dad every week.
    15. Never wear a clip-on tie.
    16. Give a firm handshake.
    17. Compliment her shoes.
    18. Never leave a beer unfinished.
    19. If you aren’t confident, fake it. It will come around.
    20. You can tell the size of a man by the size of things that bother him.
    21. Be conscious of your body language.
    22. The only reason to ever point a gun at someone is if you intend to shoot them. Period.
    23. Always stand to shake someone’s hand.
    24. Never lend anything you can’t afford to lose.
    25. Ask more than you answer. Everybody likes to talk about themselves.
    26. Never have sex with anyone that doesn’t want it as much as you.
    27. Go for women out of your league. You may end up surprised.
    28. Manliness is not only being able to take care of yourself, but others as well.
    29. Go with the decision that will make for a good story.
    30. When you walk, look straight ahead, not at your feet.
    31. Nice guys don’t finish last, boring guys do.
    32. Find your passion and figure out how to get paid for it.
    33. Don’t let the little head do the thinking for the big head.
    34. No matter their job or status, everyone deserves your respect.
    35. The most important thing you can learn is personal responsibility. Bad things happen, it’s your job to overcome them.
    36. The first one to get angry loses.
    37. A man does what needs to be done without complaining.
    38. Never stop learning.
    39. Always go out into public dressed like you’re about to meet the love of your life.
    40. Don’t change yourself just to make someone happy.
    41. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
    42. Luck favors the prepared.
    43. Women find confidence sexy as hell.
    44. Do whatever you want to do, but be the best at it.
    45. No one is on their deathbed wishing they spent more time at work.

    Original found here

  • March 25, 2014 12:54 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Luuuurrrve this!

    murketing:

    This Is a Generic Brand Video (by Dissolve Footage)

    This Is a Generic Brand Video is a generic brand video of “This Is a Generic Brand Video,” written by Kendra Eash for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. No surprise, it’s made entirely with stock footage. All video clips used are from dissolve.com. See and license them here: http://www.dissolve.com/generic

    The original piece is published on McSweeney’s: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/this-is-a-generic-brand-video

    First: This video is definitely worth watching. It’s an incredibly effective send-up of generic b.s. advertising etc. etc., made entirely of actual stock footage. (As indicated, the voiceover is from this wonderful McSweeney’s piece by Kendra Eash.)

    Second: If I understand correctly, it was made by a company that licenses stock footage. In other words — it’s an ad.

  • March 25, 2014 12:50 pm
    2:24. Proof that editing is everything — and that one beautiful girl can make a band, a music genre, an art form, and even a nascent network channel. 

    2:24. Proof that editing is everything — and that one beautiful girl can make a band, a music genre, an art form, and even a nascent network channel. 

  • March 19, 2014 12:29 pm
  • March 19, 2014 12:09 pm

    The Definitive Guide to New Haven Pizza

    Required reading.

  • March 5, 2014 10:52 am
    I wanna reblog this entire Tumblr. View high resolution

    I wanna reblog this entire Tumblr.

  • February 28, 2014 9:42 am

    Top ‘Deep Culture Impact’ Films of All-Time

    What films should every educated person, film buff or no, have seen?
    These.

  • February 6, 2014 11:23 am
    izzydoodledump:

All Grown Up: South Park
Also:
All Grown Up: The Powerpuff GirlsAll Grown Up: Rugrats!All Grown Up: Dexters LaboratoryMore “All Grown Up” drawings HERE.
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    izzydoodledump:

    All Grown Up: South Park

    Also:

    All Grown Up: The Powerpuff Girls
    All Grown Up: Rugrats!
    All Grown Up: Dexters Laboratory
    More “All Grown Up” drawings HERE.

  • January 26, 2014 12:35 am

    "This is an emergency. It’s time for everyone with a computer, everyone with a cell phone, everyone who uses discount phone cards – those place calls over the internet – to insist, to demand of this president and this Congress that they protect the public’s right to communicate with itself, that they protect the free and open internet upon which we all depend."

    US Court of Appeals: The Internet is a Plantation, With Comcast, Verizon, AT&T Its Masters (via azspot)

  • January 24, 2014 2:30 pm
  • January 24, 2014 2:26 pm
    creately:

Venn Diagram Quiz: Which popular movie characters come to the middle and X ?Link: http://bit.ly/L8FMRm#venn   #venndiagram   #movies   #movies2014   #movies2013  


Answers:
X = 

Middle =
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    creately:

    Venn Diagram Quiz: Which popular movie characters come to the middle and X ?

    Link: http://bit.ly/L8FMRm

    #venn   #venndiagram   #movies   #movies2014   #movies2013  

    Answers:

    X = 

    http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02282/robocop_2282286b.jpg

    Middle =

     http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/Picard_as_Locutus.jpg