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9:41am September 30, 2014
9:39am September 30, 2014

phantomrose96:

Important thing to consider: When they say Odysseus was a “Greek hero” isn’t it possible that was a mistranslation of “Greek gyro”? —same pronunciation and all.

I mean, at no point in the Odyssey do they explicitly state Odysseus is not a sandwich. I prefer to interpret the story as one of a great sandwich traversing the seas on a journey home to his wife and half-sandwich son.

9:39am September 30, 2014

phantomrose96:

Important thing to consider: When they say Odysseus was a “Greek hero” isn’t it possible that was a mistranslation of “Greek gyro”? —same pronunciation and all.

I mean, at no point in the Odyssey do they explicitly state Odysseus is not a sandwich. I prefer to interpret the story as one of a great sandwich traversing the seas on a journey home to his wife and half-sandwich son.

6:08pm September 29, 2014

MUSIC ASKS these are actually pretty f***ing hard but why not.

  • 1: A song you like with a color in the title
  • 2: A song you like with a number in the title
  • 3: A song that reminds you of summertime
  • 4: A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
  • 5: A song that needs to be played LOUD
  • 6: A song that makes you want to dance
  • 7: A song to drive to
  • 8: A song about drugs or alcohol
  • 9: A song that makes you happy
  • 10: A song that makes you sad
  • 11: A song that you never get tired of
  • 12: A song from your preteen years
  • 13: One of your favorite 80s songs
  • 14: A song that you would love played at your wedding
  • 15: A song that is a cover by another artist
  • 16: One of your favorite classical works
  • 17: A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
  • 18: A song from the year that you were born
  • 19: A song that makes you think about life
  • 20: A song that has many meanings to you
  • 21: A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
  • 22: A song that moves you forward
  • 23: A song that you think everybody should listen to
  • 24: A song by a band you wish were still together
  • 25: A song by an artist no longer living
  • 26: A song that makes you want to fall in love
  • 27: A song that breaks your heart
  • 28: A song by an artist with a voice that you love
  • 29: A song that you remember from your childhood
  • 30: A song that reminds you of yourself
6:23am September 29, 2014
retrostarwars:

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill react to the news that Luke and Leia are siblings.

retrostarwars:

Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill react to the news that Luke and Leia are siblings.

10:37pm September 28, 2014

duder-reese:

duder-reese:

people are trying to phase out roman numerals… not on my watch

oh come on guys, this joke was grVIII

7:29am September 27, 2014

kammartinez:

Author John Scalzi was on a roll this morning (currently 7:14 AM, 26 Sept. 2014) with a tweet he found from some guy sending out an “ultimatum” to women to “make a choice” between feminism and, well, men like him. So Scalzi launched into a truly magnificent set of scorchers, which I’m posting here for the delectation of people everywhere.

Also: I would like to thank that guy for setting the ultimatum. It makes finding a boyfriend so much easier when the undesirable ones wear a placard identifying themselves.

9:32am September 26, 2014
flute-ninjas-unite:

i-bang-bosendorfers:

into battle

I’ll be there as bassoon as I can

flute-ninjas-unite:

i-bang-bosendorfers:

into battle

I’ll be there as bassoon as I can

9:28am September 26, 2014
themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.
ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.
the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 
"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get
"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.
"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."
Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 
"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.
Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

#linguistics #a.k.a. how I learned to stop worrying and love the evolution of the English language without being a discriminatory elitist jerk (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

themaefive:

axonsandsynapses:

yuletidekarkat:

dannygayhealani:

creatingaquietmind:

the speech impediment of the 21st century (by Marc Johns)

I’ll fuck you up buddy this is not a speech impediment it’s linguistic evolution!! the existence of the phrase “Aisha was like” allows the speaker to convey whatever Aisha said without making the listener assume they’re quoting Aisha directly while still maintaining the FEELING of what Aisha said.

ie, Aisha said she didn’t want to go out with me VERSUS Aisha was like, “I’d rather kiss a Wookie”.

the addition of “XYZ was like” lets the speaker be more expressive and efficient and it is a totally valid method of communicating information!!

With the way language has evolved, this is one of the few ways I can even think of to express in casual conversation what someone said. 

"So I said to Aisha," is certainly used, but if you remove the "so," which implies casual tone ("and" can be used in the same way), you get

"I said to Aisha," which is really formal in most English dialects/variations. I don’t know about all, but in New England dialects, you sound like you’re reading aloud from a novel.

"I told Aisha," is really only used when you continue to describe, not tell, what you told her. Ex: "I told Aisha that James was too punk for her" works while, "I told Aisha, ‘James is too punk for you’" crosses the line back into formalness of the "I said."

Things like “I asked” or “I answered [with]” are similar levels of casual and efficient to the “So, I said [or say, as many conversations about the past take place in present tense anyway, as if the speaker is giving a play-by-play in the moment]” but are specific to only certain situations. 

"I was like, 'Marc Johns, what is your obsession with restoring archaic speech patterns and interfering with the natural progression of English from complex to efficient?'" envelopes all of these easily and is accessible and crisp, and allows for more variations on inflection than the others.

Of course, James is probably like, “I already fucking said that.” But eh, I tried adding on.

  (via crystalandrock)

This a million times

9:18am September 26, 2014

seananmcguire:

troylerhart:

swikes:

troylerhart:

katiekatkkm:

I can’t decide if Taylor or Nikki’s reaction is better

Can we talk about the guy way in the back though?

No, we can’t fucking talk about either of those things. What we can talk about, though, is the fact that things like this are the reason that:

  • her new album has few love songs
  • she told Rolling Stone that she doesn’t date anymore
  • she finds it necessary to make fun of herself every chance she gets
  • why “Shake it Off” exists
  • why she DOESN’T DATE ANYMORE
  • why she refuses to date even though it’s her own personal life
  • did i mention that she doesn’t allow herself to date anymore lol

This isn’t funny. This is fucking disgusting. Sure, she looks like she’s shrugging it off like a joke. I get that it’s a joke. So does she. But do people not understand that Taylor Alison Swift’s entire future is basically ruined? She has dated six people in her entire eight year career. Six. Not fifteen in the last year. Not twelve. Not six people in eight months. Six people in eight YEARS. Still, though, she seems to get slammed for it by every media outlet, by every award show host, by every country music fan, by every One Direction fan, by every person who reads any magazine where they pull information out of their asses to get money. They have no problem ruining someone’s reputation for money.

Taylor Swift is a twenty-four year old girl who will eventually need someone to spend the rest of her life with. How is that going to happen now? Not only does Taylor get bashed, but any male she is seen with gets bashed. Taylor could be seen with her brother and get slammed for having a new boyfriend. Sorry, HollywoodLife, but I don’t think Taylor’s very much into incest. 

Whoever decides to date Taylor is going to get shit on by magazines and people everywhere. “Haha, bro, watch out. She might write a song about you” will probably be the end to every article about her future boyfriend and her relationship. Maybe some man out there will be able to brush that off, but what the fuck

A twenty-four year old girl with a heart of absolute gold shouldn’t be forced to go through that. She is trying to live her dream while leaving the greatest impact on the world she possibly can, and now she has to control what she released, who she dates, who she’s seen with, and basically just control every single little aspect of her life. I get that it’s the life of a celebrity, but take Adam Levine for example. He’s a great guy. He’s also idolized by women everywhere. He’s had more girlfriends in his career than Taylor. Do you hear about that?

Get rid of the double standard; let Taylor Swift live her life without the rumors, the jokes, and the hate. As someone who Taylor has impacted positively, it’s just really fucking annoying.

You know when you’re in class with someone who has no idea what the fuck they’re talking about? That’s what being a Taylor Swift fan is like, everywhere. Turn on the TV, false information. Open a magazine, false information. Scroll through Twitter, false information.

Instead of making jokes about Taylor’s relationship-life, why don’t they make fun of her for, I don’t know, something harmless? Tell her she’s addicted to Instagram because she is sometimes seen up at 4 in the morning commenting paragraph upon paragraph of comforting messages to tweens who are dealing with things they don’t know how to deal with.

God damn.

I’m not really a taylor swift fan but thank you for this :]

I love the Counting Crows.  All-time favorite band.  And 90% of their material is basically “Adam dated a girl and this song is about her.”

I have never heard anyone harsh on him the way that people harsh on Taylor Swift.  He is allowed to take inspiration from his personal life, and people don’t act like he’s somehow violating the trust of the women he dates, breaks up with, and sings about on the stage.

There is such a double standard here.

I’m not a fan of Taylor’s music. It’s just not my cup of tea. THAT BEING SAID, it’s ridiculous how much crap she gets for just living her freaking life and taking inspiration from it. Writing music about your life, creating art from your life is not something that should be made fun of. Every single person who has ever created something has done this, blatantly or not.