1. semiticsemantics:

    Much better coverage.


  2. gyllenhaha:

    this guy in my personal finance class pointed at my water bottle and asked me “why are girls always drinking that” and i was like “water?” he asked me why girls are always drinking water

    (via readerwriterdancer)


  3. Are you allowed to “like” photos of chametz on Tumblr during Passover?

  4. Yes, it’s a commercial. Yes, it’s still awesome.


  5. owldee:



    The Legend of Korra is a show about balance, which means that it is also a show about tension—between tradition and progress, preservation and innovation, nature and society. The ideal it seeks is dynamic equilibrium, not a triumph of one over the other. And that requires both the narrative and the characters to juggle contradictory concepts and feelings that as they seek homeostasis.

    Tenzin and Korra’s arc, pro-bending, hell, even Mako’s vacillating, “all or nothing” approach to relationships are legible according to that fundamental theme. This is a world and a set of individuals who at their best should seek balance, not transformation. 

    As exemplified beautifully by Jinora, who in contrast to Unalaq (the extreme of spirituality) and Varrick (the extreme of technology), balances being spiritually aware and technologically informed. 

    let’s also note that this isn’t just a running theme in lok, it’s been a running theme since atla - it’s the entire idea behind the avatar and this entire series and will continue to be. don’t try to tell me lok hasn’t organically grown out of atla and continue to uphold the same themes, because it totally has and does. i feel like people often forget that although, yes, atla and lok are both very different, they are also overwhelmingly the same.

    (via polarbeardog)


  7. egggggggs:


    how cute is it that humans make homes for birds??? humans are so cute

    pretty cute, but when was the last time a bird made a house for a human? that’s right, never. it’s time it fucking goes both ways.

    (Source: faypunk, via millenniumiv)


  8. apersnicketylemon:

    Everyone says it’s feminists who hate men… yet all I have seen feminists do is say ‘Men are people who are capable of controlling themselves and must take responsibility for their actions’.

    Yet I have seen anti-feminists compare men to sharks, wolves, cars, HIV/AIDS, cancer, serial killers, thieves, pedophiles and kidnappers…

    So tell me how saying ‘You are a person. You can control yourself, you need to face criminal charges for criminal acts’ is man hating yet comparing men to all those horrible things is ‘fighting for men’?

    Because correct me if I’m wrong but doesn’t that seem a little backwards?

    *Claps enthusiastically*




  10. ima-lionheart:

    People talk about the newer Disney movies having really strong female characters but what about the older movies? Like Megara was a badass. She was my role model as a kid.

    Megara was awesome.


  11. Is it just me, or are there people who care more about the accurate portrayal of vampires than the accurate portrayal of minorities?

  12. tastykake:


    there’s literally no where to go

    haha, oh my god, like, JUST TO BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT HERE, for anyone who might not know, jewish voices for peace is in fact a pro-palestine organization! it’s pro-BDS! it’s concerned about misuse of charges of antisemitism to stifle debate! it wants to end the occupation! like, re: the question in one of these comments, “is killing palestinians a hate crime?” ALMOST CERTAINLY WHOEVER POSTED THIS STATUS ON THE JVP FB PAGE WOULD SAY YES!!! 

    so like, these are your quote-unquote “good jews,” is what i’m saying here, ok, these are the ones you fucking awful so-called progressives like to tokenize and pretend to understand and care about, but you still don’t fucking listen to them except when it’s convenient, except when they’re saying exactly what you want to hear; you still speak over them and accuse them of making shit up for attention and like, literally what the fuck do you WANT, what has to HAPPEN for you to realize that not everything is about israel, that we’re not always the oppressors, that in many (most!!!) circumstances we’re still an incredibly vulnerable marginalized group, like, literally what does it take?

    here is what happened in kansas city yesterday: an admitted long-time antisemite shot up two jewish facilities on the eve of a major jewish holiday and then shouted “heil hitler” on camera as he was being arrested, and yet somehow it’s maybe not a hate crime, somehow this is about gun control and mental illness and the fact that white men are never demonized as terrorists the way POC are, it’s about gaza and it’s about the IDF and it’s about the dumbass idea that use of the term antisemitism is in fact itself oppressive, it’s about the evils of organized religion in general and it’s about EVERYTHING IN THE GODDAMN WORLD EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT, GUESS WHAT, A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL FUCKING HATE JEWS AND YOU ALL DON’T CARE, and just, like, what do you even fucking WANT? i don’t know. i really don’t.

    (via fuckyeajews)


  13. Passover

    So tonight is the first night of Passover, and for the last few days I’ve been doing some internet research on Kitniyot and all the debate surrounding whether foods such as corn and legumes are kosher for Passover. As a reform Jew, I never knew what a contentious topic it was. My family often did not observe Passover at all, much less the stricter interpretations of its dietary restrictions. I am Ashkenazi, so this actually relevant to the manner in which I observe Passover. I’ve encountered all manner of opinions, from “the ban on Kitniyot is silly” to “Kitniyot is just as bad as chametz” to “do what you want it’s none of my business”. So, Jewish followers, what do you think? Do you eat Kitniyot on Passover? Should it depend on whether you’re Sephardic or Ashkenazi, or on whether you’re Orthodox, Conservative or Reform?


  14. gnarly:

    I love it when people compliment my hair like thank you I grew it myself

    (via satsukiryuined)


  15. superlockedhogwartianinthetardis:


    A comma splice walks into a bar, it has a drink and then leaves.

    A question mark walks into a bar?

    Two quotation marks “Walk into” a bar.

    A gerund and an infinitive walk into a bar, drinking to drink.

    The bar was walked into by a passive voice.

    Three intransitive verbs walk into a bar. They sit. They drink. They leave.


    (Source: totheend-oftheuniverse, via incidentalpiratequeen)