October12014

markruffalo:

aos-skimmons:

so I was thinking that mark ruffalo sounds a lot like mark buffalo, and then i decided that i obviously wasn’t going to be the only one who thought about this. so i typed ‘ruffalo the buffalo’ into google images and i found these…

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i don’t know why but it made me happy 

I don’t know why but it makes me happy too.

10AM

pomegranateandivy:

“The story about where volcanoes come from” 

This is the most beautiful story I’ve ever read about the creation of volcanoes 

(via spockedandloaded)

5AM
beckyblackbooks:

cercia:

sam-im-a-princess:

nothing-rhymes-with-ianto:

abatchofcumber:

thetardiswantscasinit:


lokistoletheimpala:


can we talk about Legolas in the back tho


I feel like I need to rewatch the entire series just focusing on Legolas.  





It’s worth it.

Did Orlando Bloom spend the entirety of the series trolling with his facial expressions?

YES. YES HE DID.

He photobombed a series of movies
he is god

"Orlando, you know you’re in shot, right?"
"Oh, I know."

beckyblackbooks:

cercia:

sam-im-a-princess:

nothing-rhymes-with-ianto:

abatchofcumber:

thetardiswantscasinit:

lokistoletheimpala:

can we talk about Legolas in the back tho

I feel like I need to rewatch the entire series just focusing on Legolas.  

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It’s worth it.

Did Orlando Bloom spend the entirety of the series trolling with his facial expressions?

YES. YES HE DID.

He photobombed a series of movies

he is god

"Orlando, you know you’re in shot, right?"

"Oh, I know."

(Source: jacknicholson, via merlin-the-last-dragon-lord)

5AM

damageditem:

littleblueartist:

that awkward moment when the cast are actually their characters:

Clint: ooh carnie things i shall inspect

Thor: STAND BACK HAWK-MAN SO THAT MY BROTHER DOTH NOT SMITE THEE IN THINE FACE

Loki: ehehehehe i’m so gonna bust holes in this floor just cuz

always reblog this.

(Source: geekeryinvogue, via merlin-the-last-dragon-lord)

3AM
jrdyn:

This is the best tweet I’ve ever seen in my life

jrdyn:

This is the best tweet I’ve ever seen in my life

(via cricketcat)

3AM

stormingtheivory:

allacharade:

salon:

Academia is a true nightmare. 

Sorry for the click-bate-y title, but this is kind of really important. While tuition is going up, the people actually doing the teaching are being severally underpaid. What follows are some particularly upsetting excepts:

Over three quarters of college professors are adjunct. Legally, adjunct positions are part-time, at-will employment. Universities pay adjunct professors by the course, anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000. So if a professor teaches three courses in both the fall and spring semesters at a rate of $3000 per course, they’ll make $18,000 dollars. The average full-time barista makes the same yearly wage. However, a full-time adjunct works more than 40 hours a week. They’re not paid for most of those hours.

Some professors in his situation became homeless. Oliver was “fortunate” enough to only require food stamps, a fact of life for many adjuncts.

“It’s completely insane,” he said. “And this isn’t happening just to me. More and more people are doing it.”

“We have food stamps,” said the anonymous adjunct from Indiana. “We wouldn’t be able to survive without them.”

“Many professors are on food stamps and they go to food donation centers. They donate plasma. And that’s a pretty regular occurrence,” Merklein told Salon.

“As soon as they hear about you organizing, they go on the defensive,” Merklein said. “For instance, at my community college, I am being intimidated constantly and threatened in various ways, hypothetically usually. They don’t like to say something that’s an outright direct threat. … They get really freaked out when they see pamphlets around the adjunct faculty office and everyone’s wearing buttons regardless of what professional organization or union it is. They will then go on the offensive. They will usually contact their attorney who is there to protect the school as a business and to act in an anti-labor capacity.”

The most telling phrase in Merklein’s words are “the school as a business.” Colleges across the country have transitioned from bastions of intellectual enlightenment to resort hotels prizing amenities above academics. Case in point: The ludicrously extravagant gyms in America’s larger universities are home to rock climbing walls, corkscrew tracks, rooftop gardens, and a lazy river. Schools have billions to invest in housing and other on-campus projects. Schools have millions (or in some cases “mere” hundreds of thousands) to pay administrators.  Yet schools can’t find the money to hire more full-time professors. If one follows the money, it’s clear that colleges view education as tertiary. The rigor of a university’s courses doesn’t attract the awe of doe-eyed high school seniors. Lavish dorms and other luxuries do.

Anyone going to college now, consider organizing for your faculty. They are at risk of being fired for it, you are not. The university might be more willing to listen to students demanding the education they are paying for. Make noise for the people making your degree possible.

If you are touring colleges, ask what percentage of the faculty are adjucts. Ask what they are paid.

If you are not in a position to do these things, there are two petitions in the linked article to sign.

and honestly if you can read about shit like this and still be against unions I don’t know what to tell you.

Can’t wait to get my degree so I can start teaching!

(via cricketcat)

3AM

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

(via cricketcat)

3AM

sucymemebabaran:

kinkyturtle:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police again force protesters to keep moving or face arrest. 

Vine"We have been very lenient." - officer

September 27th

do not take your eyes off ferguson

they don’t even turn the body cams on anyways sigh

(via cricketcat)

3AM

micdotcom:

Student expertly photobombs anti-gay rally with accurate sign

Now this is how you photobomb. 

Twenty-two-year-old Justin Anderson, a straight, Mormon student at the LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, recently attended a “traditional marriage” rally at Utah’s state capitol building in protest of marriage equality, reports BuzzFeed. Currently, Utah’s same-sex marriage ban is pending before a federal appeals court, with federal precedent indicating that the ban will be overturned.

The Mormon-led community that congregated in the capitol’s rotunda on Sept. 18 demanded that the ban remain in place in order to save and protect children, and held placards reading “Marriage means a mother and a father for every child,” “A states’ rights issue” and “Traditional marriage blesses children.” Anderson, who attended the rally because he wants to be “on the right side of history,” was not exactly embraced by the other protesters.

"Take your gay agenda and burn in hell" | Follow micdotcom 

3AM
“When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them.”  Lemony Snicket (via youremycuppa)

(Source: stageofsapience, via cricketcat)

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