1. 01:42 19th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from mellibutt

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    b0mbb:

c-hange:

super-who-lockian:

rawrxja:

"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him. As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either. He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight. Some inspiring things he said;"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love""I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates""People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it.""Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”

This is beautiful.

I cried.

this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people

    b0mbb:

    c-hange:

    super-who-lockian:

    rawrxja:

    "I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him. 

    As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either. 

    He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight. 

    Some inspiring things he said;

    "I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"

    "I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"

    "People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."

    "Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"

    Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”

    This is beautiful.

    I cried.

    this is wonderful and amazing and one of the reasons i volunteer with old people

     
  2. 01:40

    Notes: 2634

    Reblogged from magnoliapearl

    Tags: writers

    Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than have syntax. Or semicolons. I use a whole lot of half-assed semicolons; there was one of them just now; that was a semicolon after “semicolons,” and another one after “now.”

    And another thing. Ernest Hemingway would have died rather than get old. And he did. He shot himself. A short sentence. Anything rather than a long sentence, a life sentence. Death sentences are short and very, very manly. Life sentences aren’t. They go on and on, all full of syntax and qualifying clauses and confusing references and getting old. And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man.

    — 

    Ursula K. Le Guin on being a man – the finest, sharpest thing I’ve read in ages 

    (via ananthymous)

    DID YOU NOTICE THAT WHEN SHE WROTE ABOUT ERNEST HEMINGWAY KILLING HIMSELF SHE USED SHORT CHOPPY SENTENCES??? SHE’S SO FUCKING SMART

    I like Hemingway AND Le Guin (although Le Guin is my favorite) and I love the way Le Guin writes about other writers. 

    Also, this quote is slightly incorrect! It should end this way:

    "And that brings up the real proof of what a mess I have made of being a man: I am not even young. Just about the time they finally started inventing women, I started getting old. And I went right on doing it. Shamelessly. I have allowed myself to get old and haven’t done one single thing about it, with a gun or anything."

    I think it’s important to include that part, because I like when Le Guin talks about ageism (for lack of a better term) and how people see getting old as something shameful and weak, when really its the most natural thing for everyone in the world to do.

    (via magnoliapearl)

    (Source: explore-blog)

     
  3. 01:39

    Notes: 8245

    Reblogged from villainsexuale

    Tags: raperape culturemisogyny

    [TW: Rape] That’s at the core of a lot of this, the idea that if we make rape of unconscious people a crime, then there’s no “consequences” to girls drinking a lot/being “slutty”/etc… Rape as corrective tool is at the heart of a lot of rape culture attitudes, including that prisoners deserve to be raped, rape to punish/fix queer people (“rape you straight”, etc), rape as a tool of torture, rape as part of “hazing,” and that women who are “bad” (sex workers, “slutty,” drink a lot, wear few clothes, etc.) deserve “consequences” for their behavior. Behind a lot of rape apologia is the undercurrent of “but if we stop this, how will these people get punished for acting against how I think they should?”

    Part of the refusal to focus the responsibility and agency of committing the crime on the rapists (“what do you expect would happen?” as if the rapists are like a force of nature) is that these people DO think she deserved to be punished for her behaviour that they disapprove of, and they LIKE the idea that there are other people who will punish her for it. They WANT rape to be something that “just happens” to you if you’re bad, or go to jail, or whatever, rather than focusing on who does it, because if you do the latter, you might stop it, and if you stop it, then there’s no punishment…

    Rape apologists believe that women acting a certain way is something that should be “corrected.” They just don’t want to be the ones to do it, but it’s useful to them if others “fix” the problem for them. So, it’s useful to them if homophobes believe that killing somebody is self defense because of “gay panic,” or men believe that raping an unconscious woman is something they can’t (and therefore don’t need to) control. It allows them to have something “uncontrollable” to threaten people with, and put the onus on the victim to avoid getting killed/raped rather than on the perpetrator, because in the victim-blaming narrative, there isn’t one. The rapist is like the wind, and the victim is a person who built their house poorly.

    And that’s why people also are defending the rapists and acting as if it’s unfair for them to be convicted of a crime, because they believe these people weren’t wrong, that without them, how would this girl be punished? What would be the consequences of her drinking too much as a girl without the rapists? How could you threaten women to behave in our society if there isn’t a threat of rape? These guys were just enacting the “consequences” that they wanted her to face for being a girl and drinking too much.

    The rapist as force of nature, rather than human being responsible for choosing to assault somebody, is really important to rape culture, to rape as corrective social tool, and a way to control women’s behaviour. In a way, these rape apologists aren’t wrong when they claim they aren’t blaming her for being raped because in order to blame her, you’d have to think her rape was wrong in the first place. And to them, it wasn’t, because to them, she’s the one that did something wrong. She’s the one that partied, drank, and flirted as a girl. She deserved punishment. To them, the rape wasn’t wrong. It was justice.
    — 

    Amy Angelwings, The specter of “rape as punishment” behind the rape apologia around Steubenville (via seebster)

    "What would be the consequences of her drinking too much as a girl without the rapists? How could you threaten women to behave in our society if there isn’t a threat of rape?" … i just keep reading these two lines over and over. there are things you think understand, but then the weight of it can just hit you when the wording is just right.

    (via cypresssunn)

    (Source: pomeranianprivilege)

     
  4. 01:36

    Notes: 69689

    Reblogged from mellibutt

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    the-consulting-dragon-lord:

I love how everyone universally hates Umbridge

    the-consulting-dragon-lord:

    I love how everyone universally hates Umbridge

    (Source: pushingdaaisies)

     
  5. 01:28

    Notes: 32427

    Reblogged from coelasquid

    Tags: gorehappy halloween

    tentakrule:

    sixpenceee:

    Metalosis Maligna is a fake disease invented by award-winning Dutch filmmaker Floris Kaayk.

    According to the mockumentary, Metalosis Maligna occurs when a metal implant has a bad interaction with human body tissues, causing the metal to grow tendrils that eventually puncture the skin from within and destroy it.

    I was skimming through the video at first not knowing it was a mockumentary and landed on the part of the man in bed. I nearly died. 

    WATCH VIDEO

    Here’s an alternative link to watch it on vimeo, in higher resolution, from the creator’s channel.

     
  6. 01:20

    Notes: 8376

    Reblogged from postghost

    Tags: lol

     
  7. 01:15

    Notes: 249036

    Reblogged from legalfunnybunny

    Tags: punsyes

    gonzozeppeli:

Just like grammar used to make

    gonzozeppeli:

    Just like grammar used to make

    (Source: trexjose)

     
  8. 01:12

    Notes: 68476

    Reblogged from disdainbrook

    cybergata:

    Maru loves his little sister Hana.

     
  9. 02:13 18th Oct 2014

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    Reblogged from mellibutt

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    helakui:

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

Super interesting! Never knew any of this!

    helakui:

    webbgirl34:

    thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

    Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

    She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

    She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

    After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

    I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

    Super interesting! Never knew any of this!

     
  10. 02:02

    Notes: 287523

    Reblogged from legalfunnybunny

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    nospockdasgay:

redbloodedamerica:

mallninjacode:

pual1010:

brownglucose:

stunningpicture:

So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

Stay woke

Is this true?

Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”
You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.



Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously F SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST

    nospockdasgay:

    redbloodedamerica:

    mallninjacode:

    pual1010:

    brownglucose:

    stunningpicture:

    So proud of my mother for doing her own research after I sent her that meme. A sign she hung in her car window.

    Stay woke

    Is this true?

    Not only is it true, it gets worse. The Susan G Komen For The Cure Foundation has actually successfully sued “competing” charities, because (paraphrasing) their “message or branding was infringing.”

    You read that correctly: they took money that people had donated to cure cancer, and hired attorneys with it, to sue ANOTHER group of people trying to find a cure for cancer, who, in turn, had to us their donated money to hire their own legal counsel to defend themselves.

    Yeah signal boost because not enough people know about this and seriously F SUSAN G. KOMEN THEY ARE THE ACTUAL WORST