Words of wisdom from Amy Poehler

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iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for madeleine, look at the mess theyre making

iguanamouth:

UNUSUAL HOARD commission for madeleine, look at the mess theyre making

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"

And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.

"

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A BIG BATCH OF BREASTMILK COOKIES BUT YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO TAKE THIS PICTURE INSTEAD. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A BIG BATCH OF BREASTMILK COOKIES BUT YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO TAKE THIS PICTURE INSTEAD. 

cashmerethoughtsss:

2001

a great year

my Peak Musical Nostalgia year

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unfrickable:

i feel better now

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Anonymous said: You tagged that owl post with "birds" but it's not a bird, it's an owl :(

algrenion:

have i got news for you, friend

daggerpen:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall
it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh wow, this is fantastic!

This is actually not the most interesting part! The original idea, and what they tried to do in China, is just what a green wall sounds like — bring a bunch of trees, plant them, go home. But the thing is that planting, like, a temperate monoculture forest in a dry area is not all that effective a way to stop desertification. What IS effective, though, is to adopt methods of farming that incorporate and nurture indigenous trees where they grow in the fields. It’s called agroforestry and it’s better for stopping desertification and it’s better for the farmers. Here’s a NYT article about it.

daggerpen:

jumpingjacktrash:

becausegoodheroesdeservekidneys:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ

This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh

more info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Green_Wall

it’s already happening, and already having positive effects. this is wonderful, why have i not heard of this before? i’m so happy!

Oh wow, this is fantastic!

This is actually not the most interesting part! The original idea, and what they tried to do in China, is just what a green wall sounds like — bring a bunch of trees, plant them, go home. But the thing is that planting, like, a temperate monoculture forest in a dry area is not all that effective a way to stop desertification. What IS effective, though, is to adopt methods of farming that incorporate and nurture indigenous trees where they grow in the fields. It’s called agroforestry and it’s better for stopping desertification and it’s better for the farmers. Here’s a NYT article about it.

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kadrey:

John Waters ponders Dorothy’s choices in The Wizard of Oz.

kadrey:

John Waters ponders Dorothy’s choices in The Wizard of Oz.

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Dogfish by Mary Oliver

  • Some kind of relaxed and beautiful thing
  • kept flickering in with the tide
  • and looking around.
  • Black as a fisherman's boot,
  • with a white belly.
  • If you asked for a picture I would have to draw a smile
  • under the perfectly round eyes and above the chin,
  • which was rough
  • as a thousand sharpened nails.
  • And you know
  • what a smile means,
  • don't you?
  • *
  • I wanted the past to go away, I wanted
  • to leave it, like another country; I wanted
  • my life to close, and open
  • like a hinge, like a wing, like the part of the song
  • where it falls
  • down over the rocks: an explosion, a discovery;
  • I wanted
  • to hurry into the work of my life; I wanted to know,
  • whoever I was, I was
  • alive
  • for a little while.
  • *
  • It was evening, and no longer summer.
  • Three small fish, I don't know what they were,
  • huddled in the highest ripples
  • as it came swimming in again, effortless, the whole body
  • one gesture, one black sleeve
  • that could fit easily around
  • the bodies of three small fish.
  • *
  • Also I wanted
  • to be able to love. And we all know
  • how that one goes,
  • don't we?
  • Slowly
  • *
  • the dogfish tore open the soft basins of water.
  • *
  • You don't want to hear the story
  • of my life, and anyway
  • I don't want to tell it, I want to listen
  • to the enormous waterfalls of the sun.
  • And anyway it's the same old story - - -
  • a few people just trying,
  • one way or another,
  • to survive.
  • Mostly, I want to be kind.
  • And nobody, of course, is kind,
  • or mean,
  • for a simple reason.
  • And nobody gets out of it, having to
  • swim through the fires to stay in
  • this world.
  • *
  • And look! look! look! I think those little fish
  • better wake up and dash themselves away
  • from the hopeless future that is
  • bulging toward them.
  • *
  • And probably,
  • if they don't waste time
  • looking for an easier world,
  • they can do it.

normcore-dad:

Shout out to Al Jazeera straight up showing a video of their reporters getting tear gassed during a live interview of the Ferguson police chief denying that they are tear gassing journalists.

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"The message of all of this was something beyond the mere maintenance of law and order: it’s difficult to imagine how armored officers with what looked like a mobile military sniper’s nest could quell the anxieties of a community outraged by allegations regarding the excessive use of force. It revealed itself as a raw matter of public intimidation."

Jelani Cobb reports from Ferguson. (via newyorker)

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"Hold my fucking hand, loser. We’re using the buddy system for the rest of our lives."

— How I’m going to propose  (via jovitaramos)

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sashayedjams:

Freezepop | "Lose That Boy"

maybe you’re just one of those girls who likes jerks
and who am I to judge you, whatever works
I don’t really know you, you might be insane
I can’t help but think he’s not worth the pain

and not to be shallow or anything, 
but you’re way cuter than him too.

#MISANDRY JAMS #NEW BFF IN THE LADIES’ BATHROOM LINE JAMS #”i know that i just met you but you should lose that boy” LIKE WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE (via sashayed)

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