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Geography and puns? Absolutely. bahaha.
Swastika Is Deemed ‘Universal’ Hate Symbol →
reclaimtheswastika: warriorswillreign: I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this. Read it for yourself. You can tell that person did absolutely no research and based their opinions off of one side of the spectrum, not even giving the other side a chance. This is evidence of horrible journalism. This makes me FURIOUS. The Nazis appropriated innocent words and symbols and made them...
Here’s what I love about Dylan: He was exactly as you’d expect he would be. He...– President Obama about meeting Bob Dylan when he did a performance at the White House to celebrate the civil rights movement. (via warispeace) This is how dear old Robert Zimmermann acted when I saw him in concert last year, too. Love.
sarasarebel-deactivated20110307 asked: I think you should upload a userpic. On my dashboard, you show up as anonymous face person and you are anything but. ;)
"So, is Outsourced Racist?" →
“Outsourced’s pilot contains a number of uncomfortable jokes — the familiar, infuriating gags about Indian names and Indian-food-induced trips to the bathroom — but, on close inspection, is far more critical of America and Americans than it is of India and Indians. The problem is, the show doesn’t have the courage of its America-critiquing convictions: Every time it veers toward...
em-brenn asked: Tumblr cut off my reply, haha. It was offensive to me and every Indian person I've talked to about it. HOWEVER, that is not to say it can't improve or change. I'm just surprised they laid on the potentially-racist jokes heavily when the movie starts off as a bit better than that (it is based on a rom-com movie, most people don't know that, we should watch it!).
Outside, there were two tickets in the window of the Pontiac - a parking fine,...– Let the Great World Spin, Colum McCann. Still working on it. This book is beautiful.
America's Prudish Literary Morality →
“Likability is indeed just another word for “morality.” A huge section of the American reading public does not want art for art’s sake, or even realistic characters; it wants the books we read and the movies we see to be clever public service announcements, meant to uphold public morality. Naturally, these unrealistic modern Achilles types must have some...
What did the verb say to HR when interviewing to become a noun?
"I'm ready to hit the gerund running!"
Best. Joke. EVAR.
She stood there with the immense winds that blew clear down from Saskatchewan...– Jack Kerouac (via whiplash-girlchild)
Talk to your neighbors.
I just spent about 15 minutes chatting with my on-the-elderly-side neighbor, Ms. O. I now know that she has two Master’s degrees and would like to get her PhD at Columbia. She used to teach and worked in a hospital. Also, she thinks “Megan” is a beautiful name and that my mother must be quite a lovely lady for naming me that. She has made my day so bright.
I have decided
that I need (read: really really really want) grey suede heels. 3 inches. Yum.
And I picked out an awesome, funky,...
The last two or three days have gone so well. I hope I’m not in for a fall!
I just wrote a really kick-ass Cover Letter.
Feeling confident! In related news, I have an interview at a restaurant downtown tomorrow. I might have an income again by the end of the week!
That was the thing about words, they were clear and specific - chair, eye, stone...– Janet Fitch (White Oleander) (via sunmoonandtruth) (via libraryland)
One day I would have all the books in the world, shelves and shelves of them. I...– The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, Jacqueline Kelly (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)