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Helmet hair after 3 hour skating practice. I’ve been dinged by friends for not posting more photos of myself, so here we are. 

Yes, I look intense or a subject of a mug shot. I hate taking/having taken photos of myself. That and I’m overweight, out of shape, and 3 hours of skating practice. 

Oh yeah — and I’m old. Get off my lawn!

Helmet hair after 3 hour skating practice. I’ve been dinged by friends for not posting more photos of myself, so here we are.

Yes, I look intense or a subject of a mug shot. I hate taking/having taken photos of myself. That and I’m overweight, out of shape, and 3 hours of skating practice.

Oh yeah — and I’m old. Get off my lawn!

Men are afraid of women talking about video games, women are afraid of men killing them

I had to slightly modify a(n apocryphal?) Margaret Atwood quote in light of today’s sad events:

An email sent to Utah State University officials threatens to terrorize the school with a deadly shooting over a talk to be delivered by feminist critic and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games creator Anita Sarkeesian, Polygon confirmed with the school’s Center for Women and Gender Studies.

What makes this even worse is the terrorist threat references the École Polytechnique Massacre in an aspirational way:

"If you do not cancel her talk, a Montreal Massacre style attack will be carried out against the attendees, as well as students and staff at the nearby Women’s Center," the message reads. "I have at my disposal a semi-automatic rifle, multiple pistols, and a collection of pipe bombs."

But what if this was an isolated ev-Let me stop you right there:

Game developer Brianna Wu, head of development at Boston-based Giant Spacekat, fled her home after receiving a series of specific, violent threats directed at her and her family on Twitter last night. Police confirmed they are actively investigating the threats.

Here’s the most tragic irony about all of this: jumping straight to threats of violence is simply a poor coping skill fostered by the toxic masculinity that feminists like Anita Sarkeesian have been criticizing all along.

(via mensrightsactivism)

Gah

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spastasmagoria:

sistermaryfake:

mx-ro:

brown-likeme:

nizhonibird:

sikssaapo-p:

THE TRUTH OF NATIVE AMERICANS BEFORE THE GENOCIDE

Gotta put this on blast.
We never needed a white savior.

I hate this country.

What I learned from this video:

  • 100 million Native Americans died at the hands of white colonists
  • Instead of planting crops the colonists spent their days digging random holes in the ground looking for gold. They started starving and dug up Indian corpses to eat. They took Indian prisoners and forced them to teach the colonists how to farm
  • Native Americans had massive cities with tens of thousands of well constructed houses, intricate water canals and large merchant areas.
  • The Native Americans used soaps, deodorants and breath sweeteners while colonists never bathed or even took of their clothes
  • There was a delousing policy with the mantra Nits create Lice; nits being Native American babies, so their goal was to kill every Indian, including babies 
  • In the 1700’s 80% of the Federal Budget went towards eradicating the Native American population so they could take their developed farmland
  • Colonists leaders went town after town killing men women and children under the approval of George Washington
  • "Pursue Indians to extermination" -Thomas Jefferson
  • California governor (1849-1851): “extermination must continue to be waged until the Indian becomes extinct”

The main factor which prevented Native American extinction was the fact they were used for slave labor. The most prized Native Americans were young girls who were said to be valued for labor and lust (that one white dude in your ethnic studies class that says he’s 1/36th Cherokee?)

In modern times children were forced into Indian Boarding Schools whose goal was to “Kill the Indian in them”. It was federal policy. They were beaten if they used their native tongue, they were forced to dress and style their hair like whites 

This country was literally built on terrorism and mass murder. White people are savage terrorists.

Until, this is taught in schools everywhere- “history class” is merely a racism propaganda course.

Things to marinate on this “holiday” weekend

Happy Columbus Day!

(Source: blood148)

saltdoe:

steampunktendencies:

Vampire Hunter Kit

"Cased vampire killing kit, in a rosewood and ebony case with inlaid silver stringing and mother-of-pearl inlaid plaque. Contents include a black powder percussion 2-barrel pistol, a powder horn and bullet mold, bone handled dagger with crucifix, three small crucifixes, mallet and two wooden stakes, book of common prayer, two small framed portraits of Jesus, holy water and four glass vials with crystals. 4"H x 16"W x 9.75"D, Circa - 19th C". [Propnomicon]

scumfolk

How did I miss this?!

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Anonymous asked: imagine a dragon who hoarded librarians and every so often knights come to rescue them and the librarians get very upset because the dragon is quiet and reshelves everything neatly and the knights are Very Annoying

slamwise-gamgee:

karis-the-fangirl:

orangepenguino:

sweaterkittensahoy:

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

can I just

LOOKIT THE DRAGON READING A BOOK

Stop what you’re doing and read “Dealing with Dragons” by a Patricia C. Wrede.

DEALING WITH DRAGONS

BEST BOOK

wiscohisto:

Recipe for Hot Butter-Spiced Brandy published in a Milwaukee newspaper, 1977.
Temperatures are falling…definitely time to break out the warm boozy beverages.
via: Historic Recipe File, Milwaukee Public Library

Ooo!

wiscohisto:

Recipe for Hot Butter-Spiced Brandy published in a Milwaukee newspaper, 1977.

Temperatures are falling…definitely time to break out the warm boozy beverages.

via: Historic Recipe File, Milwaukee Public Library

Ooo!