I’ve seen a lot of spacey photos in my time. Enough so that I catch myself occasionally making a jaded sigh, saying “Oh neat, another shot of a spacecraft in front of the moon. Been there, done that.“
Then I punch myself in the arm and tell myself to shut up because these are pictures of SPACE.
That’s what happened with Maximilian Teodorescu’s shot of the International Space Station against the face of the moon. At first I was minorly impressed, because it’s a very small thing traveling very fast, in front of a larger thing that is even farther away. But people take pictures of the ISS all the time. Big deal.
Then I realized that this one was taken during the day. At that point I lost my schnoodles. I’m betting a few of you will too.
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LMFAO makes fun music about partying and everyone is like “haha it’s so fun. those dudes have a wacky cool time and it’s harmless pop anyone can love!”
Ke$ha makes fun music about partying and everyone is like “wow clearly she is vapid and unintelligent and her music is awful and she is also awful”
I wonder why that is???
(I know why that is)
Not every white person is a racist, but the genius of racism is that you don’t have to participate to enjoy the spoils. If you’re white, you can be completely oblivious, passively accepting the status quo, and reap the rewards. —
—Mychal Denzel Smith, “White People Have to Give Up Racism” (via zombiemovies)
if you are content to coast within white supremacy - you’re a racist. period. ‘passivity’ mitigates nothing - at best you’re a lazy ass racist
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Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist. — Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via howkrule)
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The Irritating Gentleman - Berthold Woltze
Same as it ever was.
Oh gods, that’s even worse if you understand the FULL horror of what is happening.
She’s young, and dressed in full mourning dress. This means she’s either mourning for a child, a parent or sibling, or her husband.
If it was a husband, she’s been in this state for at least a year - widowed women were not supposed to leave home until a year had passed, but had to continue wearing full mourning for at least another year after that.
However, since she isn’t wearing a veil, my guess is it is likely either a parent or child. If it is a parent or sibling six months was generally the period of full mourning. If it was a child, she could wear this as long as she wished. My guess would likely be a parent or sibling, since she is shown traveling.
So you have a horrible man, leering at this woman who is dressed to show her grief at the loss of someone close, at a time when she not only would be unable to be social had she wanted to, but when such an approach was the worst decorum possible of a man in public.
A woman, having lost a parent, sibling, or child, is being oogled as a sexual object at the very time when society denies her sexuality the most.
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Boy finds loaded assault weapon in movie theater bathroom.
9news.com: A 9-year-old boy found a loaded handgun inside an Ybor City movie theater bathroom on Father’s Day.
The gun was a Glock 26 9mm.
“My son opened the door and immediately said dad there’s a gun in the bathroom,” recounted Wesley Noland, the boy’s father.
Noland was at the Muvico theater in Centro Ybor with his two sons to see the new Superman movie.
He said the weapon was sitting on top of the toilet paper dispenser.
“When I was in the bathroom there were two other fathers and three kids and the theater was very busy and the place was full of kids and families.”
Noland, an ex-Marine who has a Concealed Weapons Permit, said he immediately secured the handgun and called police.
“That the gun could have been picked up by a child, or it could have been picked up by a convicted felon or a rowdy group of teenagers or something like that,” Noland said. “But in any case, it could have been used in a crime or accidentally discharged and it could have killed somebody in the theater — worst of all a kid.”
The Glock 26 semi-automatic pistol was covered under the now-expired Assault Weapons Ban — which means that America is now so saturated with firearms that you can just find assault weapons just laying around.
[photo via Wikimedia Commons]
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