I can kill you with my brain.
cryptfly:

panasonicyouth:

karnythia:

deleuzingmymind:

karnythia:

uhmletsnot:

julierthanyou:

bitchouttahell:


julierthanyou:


GPOY
(via amgroma)


do you know how quickly i would knock out any fucker on a bike who did this to me


wow. the point is that it is illegal and very dangerous for drivers to open a door into the path of oncoming traffic, especially for cyclists. it’s one of the most deadly types of accidents. if you survive the initial impact, you are still often thrown onto the ground in the path of traffic behind you.
  HOW TO OPEN YOUR CAR DOOR:
turn your body, & open it with your RIGHT HAND.
it forces you to look over your shoulder to see if a car, bike or pedestrian is coming, so you won’t a) damage your car or b) HURT OR KILL SOMEONE

true, but cyclists are also douches that think they own the whole fuckin road all for themselves. if you see a car about to park then you know they’re going to open their door after…so you COULD just avoid that considering that bike already took the whole lane for himself. there’s a bike lane for a reason.  how to bike: open your eyes

Yep. I live near a college. I work near another college. I am also in college at night. If I had a penny for every cyclist I see doing stupid things (like darting around stopped cars, or going against the flow of traffic, or ignoring traffic signals or not using the bike lane) I’d be rich. Also? Not everyone can turn to open the car door with their opposite hand. I’ve seen far too many cyclists try to do shit like this to people who already had their leg(s) out of the car (pro tip: sometimes people with disabilities go out and do things in their vehicles) because they didn’t want to wait for that person to get out like a driver of a car is supposed to do. Please note the red light and the clear lane of traffic that the driver is seeing as they start to get out of their vehicle.

Also, as a commuter cyclist, if there’s that much room in the road (which there almost always is) and someone’s opening their door in any normal manner i.e. not trying to hit me with their door I can, and do, usually avoid it. That’s a part of two modes of transportation converging, you adapt NOT attack. Aggressive cyclists don’t make the roads any safer. It just means eventually some person that you slam the door of shifts into drive and comes after your ass. 

Welp!

let me counter this, as someone who has been a commuter cyclist for eight years
unless you live in a lovely bike-friendly community like portland or the bay area or st. paul/minneapolis, boulder, etc, most of these tactics don’t work. I rode for four years in los angeles with a 12 mile commute in either direction. sometimes, you can’t ride a safe distance from doors, and that was the case when I got doored. if a city does not have the infrastructure for cyclist, often that means there is little to no education on the part of the general public about how to pass a cyclist in a car, how to open doors, how to ride defensively and offensively, and so on
for example, for years, it was nearly impossible to take the lane in los angeles unless you were a super fast, super aggressive driver. in california, the vehicle code 21202 makes it totally legal for a cyclist to take the lane when it is unsafe to ride to the far right position. this does not matter to drivers, though, and I was rear-ended more times than I can count because people in cars did not care that i was trying to avoid getting doored. all they saw was that I was just a “douche” who was trying to “own the road.” no dudes, i am TRYING NOT TO DIE. this is especially the case for riders who are not as fast as I am, who are carrying more stuff than me, etc. so we stick to the right to avoid getting rear-ended, and this is exactly how I got doored. (even worse, I got doored by a PASSENGER GETTING OUT OF A CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC.) 
i understand that there are some fucking horrible people who ride bikes and i am not proposing that everyone should be dicks and slam doors as they go by, but y’all… these are huge metal things you are operating, and they can kill me and other folks, and they do kill cyclists all the time.
i am always wary of this sort of talk because it often ignores a huge contingent of cycling commuters, at least in places like Los Angeles or East Oakland: immigrants and poor people of color who cannot afford to take public transportation because it’s too expensive. that’s the whole reason i started biking in 2005. i had lost my job and i couldn’t afford a $4 Metro Day Pass to get around, so I would ride 17 miles from Downey to downtown Los Angeles for interviews AND my first job in the Wilshire/Western area until I could afford a monthly pass. i rode a shitty hybrid mountain bike thing that couldn’t go fast, and it was terrifying because no one respected me on the road. but what choice did i have? i couldn’t WALK 17 miles a day.
i would just prefer if talk about cyclists was a lot more nuanced than “LOL SHITTY WHITE HIPSTERS AND FIXIES” because that’s not the reality of it

“cyclists on the road trying to protect themselves are rude”
yeah okay

I’ve gotten around Los Angeles (and I’m 99% sure that gif is from the Bunker Hill area) on every means of transportation there is - car, and various combinations of bus/bike/walking, both for over a year. 
And the hierarchy of “who’s most likely to do something stupid/douchey to someone else”  has almost exclusively gone cars > cyclists > pedestrians, with a little side bit of cars > buses.

cryptfly:

panasonicyouth:

karnythia:

deleuzingmymind:

karnythia:

uhmletsnot:

julierthanyou:

bitchouttahell:

julierthanyou:

do you know how quickly i would knock out any fucker on a bike who did this to me

wow. the point is that it is illegal and very dangerous for drivers to open a door into the path of oncoming traffic, especially for cyclists. it’s one of the most deadly types of accidents. if you survive the initial impact, you are still often thrown onto the ground in the path of traffic behind you.

  HOW TO OPEN YOUR CAR DOOR:

turn your body, & open it with your RIGHT HAND.

it forces you to look over your shoulder to see if a car, bike or pedestrian is coming, so you won’t a) damage your car or b) HURT OR KILL SOMEONE

true, but cyclists are also douches that think they own the whole fuckin road all for themselves. if you see a car about to park then you know they’re going to open their door after…so you COULD just avoid that considering that bike already took the whole lane for himself. there’s a bike lane for a reason.  how to bike: open your eyes

Yep. I live near a college. I work near another college. I am also in college at night. If I had a penny for every cyclist I see doing stupid things (like darting around stopped cars, or going against the flow of traffic, or ignoring traffic signals or not using the bike lane) I’d be rich. Also? Not everyone can turn to open the car door with their opposite hand. I’ve seen far too many cyclists try to do shit like this to people who already had their leg(s) out of the car (pro tip: sometimes people with disabilities go out and do things in their vehicles) because they didn’t want to wait for that person to get out like a driver of a car is supposed to do. Please note the red light and the clear lane of traffic that the driver is seeing as they start to get out of their vehicle.

Also, as a commuter cyclist, if there’s that much room in the road (which there almost always is) and someone’s opening their door in any normal manner i.e. not trying to hit me with their door I can, and do, usually avoid it. That’s a part of two modes of transportation converging, you adapt NOT attack. Aggressive cyclists don’t make the roads any safer. It just means eventually some person that you slam the door of shifts into drive and comes after your ass. 

Welp!

let me counter this, as someone who has been a commuter cyclist for eight years

unless you live in a lovely bike-friendly community like portland or the bay area or st. paul/minneapolis, boulder, etc, most of these tactics don’t work. I rode for four years in los angeles with a 12 mile commute in either direction. sometimes, you can’t ride a safe distance from doors, and that was the case when I got doored. if a city does not have the infrastructure for cyclist, often that means there is little to no education on the part of the general public about how to pass a cyclist in a car, how to open doors, how to ride defensively and offensively, and so on

for example, for years, it was nearly impossible to take the lane in los angeles unless you were a super fast, super aggressive driver. in california, the vehicle code 21202 makes it totally legal for a cyclist to take the lane when it is unsafe to ride to the far right position. this does not matter to drivers, though, and I was rear-ended more times than I can count because people in cars did not care that i was trying to avoid getting doored. all they saw was that I was just a “douche” who was trying to “own the road.” no dudes, i am TRYING NOT TO DIE. this is especially the case for riders who are not as fast as I am, who are carrying more stuff than me, etc. so we stick to the right to avoid getting rear-ended, and this is exactly how I got doored. (even worse, I got doored by a PASSENGER GETTING OUT OF A CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC.) 

i understand that there are some fucking horrible people who ride bikes and i am not proposing that everyone should be dicks and slam doors as they go by, but y’all… these are huge metal things you are operating, and they can kill me and other folks, and they do kill cyclists all the time.

i am always wary of this sort of talk because it often ignores a huge contingent of cycling commuters, at least in places like Los Angeles or East Oakland: immigrants and poor people of color who cannot afford to take public transportation because it’s too expensive. that’s the whole reason i started biking in 2005. i had lost my job and i couldn’t afford a $4 Metro Day Pass to get around, so I would ride 17 miles from Downey to downtown Los Angeles for interviews AND my first job in the Wilshire/Western area until I could afford a monthly pass. i rode a shitty hybrid mountain bike thing that couldn’t go fast, and it was terrifying because no one respected me on the road. but what choice did i have? i couldn’t WALK 17 miles a day.

i would just prefer if talk about cyclists was a lot more nuanced than “LOL SHITTY WHITE HIPSTERS AND FIXIES” because that’s not the reality of it

“cyclists on the road trying to protect themselves are rude”

yeah okay

I’ve gotten around Los Angeles (and I’m 99% sure that gif is from the Bunker Hill area) on every means of transportation there is - car, and various combinations of bus/bike/walking, both for over a year. 

And the hierarchy of “who’s most likely to do something stupid/douchey to someone else”  has almost exclusively gone cars > cyclists > pedestrians, with a little side bit of cars > buses.

coelasquid:

kilomonster:

crispy-gypsy:

kulshedra:

jurynelson:

Hello everyone! Artist Anthony Clark told Tumblr that you could get good at drawing by practicing it, and apparently thousands of people disagree with him!

I didn’t know that was a thing you could disagree with. Color me informed!

Of course it is.  Goes against the usual narrative of artists being “talented” (as opposed to “hard-working”), and threatens everybody who kind of draws and wants to draw better but just doesn’t put in the time and writes it off later as not being talented enough - and there’s lots of those on the internet, and they don’t like being told to spend their time working rather than being self-deprecating.

Yup.

Yes, I still feel strongly about this.

and also yes i promise to post actual art today instead of yelling at people to do some.

But no, seriously, don’t use talent as an excuse.

The idea of “natural” talent is so damaging, I don’t know why people would want to believe that. When I believed in being gifted (in art and other areas), when I struggled with something, I didn’t push myself to work through it because “oh, I don’t have the talent for this task” and stopped, therefore guaranteeing no progress would be made and fueling the fire of this belief.

And I was so miserable, believing that kinda shit, because I felt worthless without what I thought was talent. It’s really shooting yourself in the foot. Don’t do it guys. Hardwork and motivation will get you where you want to be eventually. Trust me on this one.

Remember that time I said that if you want to be a writer you need to at least attempt to write things and Tumblr got angry and claimed that the people who never write their ideas down are the best writers of all because their stories are too beautiful to be contained?

Tumblr really likes to disagree with things that involve effort sometimes.

Sometimes. It’s not so much that it’s a one-to-one equation of “natural talent” and “good”, because you have to work if you want to be good, but if you’re lacking something, you’ll just never be good no matter how hard you work.

For example, I’ve been playing piano for close to 19 years by now. I can play pieces like Bach’s Tocatta & Fugue beautifully, and I’m pretty good at pop/rock, but jazz? I am ever so hopeless at playing jazz. I have no idea why, but I can make jazz sound completely disinteresting in a best-case scenario.

tierracita:

bigfatfeminist:

redefiningbodyimage:

healthiie:

fightthewhispers:

summergirl88:

xueni:

This is Seventeen Magazine’s BMI Chart. Take a moment to read it. 
I am almost 18 years old. According to this BMI chart, I would be healthy between the BMI of 14.8 - 21.7. 
Excuse me? Since when is a BMI of 14.8 considered healthy? Not even the smallest-boned of people should be at a BMI of 14.8 when they are 18 years old. To put that into perspective for you - I am 5 foot, 3 inches tall. To even be considered “underweight” on this BMI chart, I would need to weigh under 83 pounds. And if I weighed more than 122 pounds, I would be considered overweight. 
Does that sound fucked up to anyone else, or is it just me? 
With this sick and screwed-up BMI calculator, Seventeen Magazine is essentially encouraging their readers, mostly teenage girls (the population most at risk for developing an eating disorder) to maintain extremely low weights. How would you feel if you were 123 pounds and 5’3, calculated your BMI, and saw that you were overweight at a perfectly medically healthy BMI of 21.8?
I will be writing a strongly worded email to the editor of Seventeen Magazine to express my anger towards this issue as someone who has struggled with poor body image and anorexia nervosa. 
Please, if you feel the way I do - indignant, furious, sick to your stomach - reblog this. Seventeen Magazine will not get away with encouraging body hatred and unhealthy weight goals. 

This is absolutely horrifying.
I do not have strong enough words for this.
What issue is this from?
I will also be writing a strongly worded letter to Seventeen.
This is not acceptable.

Is Seventeen magazine out of their fucking mind?

Wow I want to stab someone in the face. I thought this was fake but its real.

Reason number 993296249602 why the BMI needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.
BODY MASS DOES NOT INDICATE ANYTHING ABOUT HEALTH OR WORTH. ALL YOU ARE DOING IS PERPETUATING BEAUTY IDEALS AND ENCOURAGING EATING DISORDERS.
THIN ≠ HEALTHY
FAT ≠ UNHEALTHY
FUCK YOU SEVENTEEN


So much for that whole Body Peace Treaty thing.
This is so disappointing and disgusting. Who decided to run this tripe? Jesus.
Their twitter is @SeventeenMag. I suggest we all voice our disappointment yonder.

Ugh.
The BMI tool was created in the 18th century by a mathematician who fudged his data, only tested it out on white men, and later retracted his worked and asked that the BMI never be used on humans! Jacques Quetelet (sp?)—look that shit up.
So let’s break down the idea that any use of the BMI can be useful. Fuck that noise. And fuck this magazine for contributing to the harm of young people.

The OP has absolutely NO RIGHT to make blanket statements that anyone else’s body is unhealthy based on BMI. Yes, promoting this as universally “healthy” is going to encourage many young women to engage in unhealthy behaviours to lose weight. But claiming that there’s a minimum healthy BMI could also encourage some young women to engage in unhealthy behaviours like binge eating or eating the kinds of food that would cause their cholesterol to skyrocket in an attempt to gain weight.
You know how I know?
When I was 17 years old, my BMI dipped to 13.9 or 13.8 for a brief time. I was eating at least 2500 calories of healthy food a day. I could run as much as I ever did, and swim a mile or more in a day for a workout. Granted, I got cold super easily, but my period didn’t stop or I didn’t feel unusually weak or tired or anything. By the time my BMI went back up above 14? I could not have felt healthier, although looking back it turns out that I did have sky-high cholesterol at the time due to my consumption of ridiculous amounts of the fattiest, most carb-laden foods I could get my hands on.
Like so many people have said before, weight is not an indication of health - but, this actually does go both ways. Some of us are just naturally skeletal with fast metabolisms. At the time, I would like to say my body was like a high-end sports car: It looked nice and performed very well, but it burned through fuel like nobody’s business.

tierracita:

bigfatfeminist:

redefiningbodyimage:

healthiie:

fightthewhispers:

summergirl88:

xueni:

This is Seventeen Magazine’s BMI Chart. Take a moment to read it. 

I am almost 18 years old. According to this BMI chart, I would be healthy between the BMI of 14.8 - 21.7

Excuse me? Since when is a BMI of 14.8 considered healthy? Not even the smallest-boned of people should be at a BMI of 14.8 when they are 18 years old. To put that into perspective for you - I am 5 foot, 3 inches tall. To even be considered “underweight” on this BMI chart, I would need to weigh under 83 pounds. And if I weighed more than 122 pounds, I would be considered overweight

Does that sound fucked up to anyone else, or is it just me? 

With this sick and screwed-up BMI calculator, Seventeen Magazine is essentially encouraging their readers, mostly teenage girls (the population most at risk for developing an eating disorder) to maintain extremely low weights. How would you feel if you were 123 pounds and 5’3, calculated your BMI, and saw that you were overweight at a perfectly medically healthy BMI of 21.8?

I will be writing a strongly worded email to the editor of Seventeen Magazine to express my anger towards this issue as someone who has struggled with poor body image and anorexia nervosa. 

Please, if you feel the way I do - indignant, furious, sick to your stomach - reblog this. Seventeen Magazine will not get away with encouraging body hatred and unhealthy weight goals. 

This is absolutely horrifying.

I do not have strong enough words for this.

What issue is this from?

I will also be writing a strongly worded letter to Seventeen.

This is not acceptable.

Is Seventeen magazine out of their fucking mind?

Wow I want to stab someone in the face. I thought this was fake but its real.

Reason number 993296249602 why the BMI needs to be wiped off the face of the earth.

BODY MASS DOES NOT INDICATE ANYTHING ABOUT HEALTH OR WORTH. ALL YOU ARE DOING IS PERPETUATING BEAUTY IDEALS AND ENCOURAGING EATING DISORDERS.

THIN ≠ HEALTHY

FAT ≠ UNHEALTHY

FUCK YOU SEVENTEEN

image

So much for that whole Body Peace Treaty thing.

This is so disappointing and disgusting. Who decided to run this tripe? Jesus.

Their twitter is @SeventeenMag. I suggest we all voice our disappointment yonder.

Ugh.

The BMI tool was created in the 18th century by a mathematician who fudged his data, only tested it out on white men, and later retracted his worked and asked that the BMI never be used on humans! Jacques Quetelet (sp?)—look that shit up.

So let’s break down the idea that any use of the BMI can be useful. Fuck that noise. And fuck this magazine for contributing to the harm of young people.

The OP has absolutely NO RIGHT to make blanket statements that anyone else’s body is unhealthy based on BMI. Yes, promoting this as universally “healthy” is going to encourage many young women to engage in unhealthy behaviours to lose weight. But claiming that there’s a minimum healthy BMI could also encourage some young women to engage in unhealthy behaviours like binge eating or eating the kinds of food that would cause their cholesterol to skyrocket in an attempt to gain weight.

You know how I know?

When I was 17 years old, my BMI dipped to 13.9 or 13.8 for a brief time. I was eating at least 2500 calories of healthy food a day. I could run as much as I ever did, and swim a mile or more in a day for a workout. Granted, I got cold super easily, but my period didn’t stop or I didn’t feel unusually weak or tired or anything. By the time my BMI went back up above 14? I could not have felt healthier, although looking back it turns out that I did have sky-high cholesterol at the time due to my consumption of ridiculous amounts of the fattiest, most carb-laden foods I could get my hands on.

Like so many people have said before, weight is not an indication of health - but, this actually does go both ways. Some of us are just naturally skeletal with fast metabolisms. At the time, I would like to say my body was like a high-end sports car: It looked nice and performed very well, but it burned through fuel like nobody’s business.

So, just FYI for my followers:

For a variety of reasons, including that over the years I seem to have collected at least 4 or 5(?) separate Tumblrs under almost as many separate email addresses now, I’m trying to mainly move to one account and a side blog. So if I unfollow you now, I’m most likely going to be re-following you on the other one. 

If I don’t unfollow you now, don’t panic, because I’m not shutting this one down entirely. I’ll keep it up so I can follow blogs that post NSFW stuff, and say hi to you, and because I’ve got a ton of stuff bookmarked here that I’m just too lazy to look up again and re-bookmark. But I won’t really be posting from it much any more, if you haven’t already noticed that I’m only posting as much in a day as I sometimes used to in 15 minutes.

Hey, Tumblr. Where can I watch The Hour online?

shooting4ownhand:

we-are-rizzlers:

thedirtyrobber:

wildforwilde13:

This is how season 3 of Rizzoli & Isles is currently being advertised in the UK

RULE BRITANNIA

image

See, everyone ships them. TNT get your shit together.

It’s being advertised as TV-MA in the UK?!? 

missgingerlee:

dealbreaker:

theidiotking:

ATTENTION LA (And especially Sliverlake/Los Feliz):

This wonderful poodle named Tesla has gone missing. Last seen around the corner of Rowena and Hyperion this afternoon. She is very nice, so no need to be afraid. If you see her, please call 203-521-3771.

Reposting this for my friend Alex. Please share and keep your eyes open. Thanks!

This dog belongs to a very close friend of ours and we need to find her! Spread the word! She was spotted today (12/29/12) at 2:20pm at Marshall High School. Please help/thank you!

Signal boost!!

I’m in that area literally every day this holiday season - I even managed to get lost on Hyperion earlier today! So I’ll definitely keep an eye out for her!

missgingerlee:

dealbreaker:

theidiotking:

ATTENTION LA (And especially Sliverlake/Los Feliz):

This wonderful poodle named Tesla has gone missing. Last seen around the corner of Rowena and Hyperion this afternoon. She is very nice, so no need to be afraid. If you see her, please call 203-521-3771.

Reposting this for my friend Alex. Please share and keep your eyes open. Thanks!

This dog belongs to a very close friend of ours and we need to find her! Spread the word! She was spotted today (12/29/12) at 2:20pm at Marshall High School. Please help/thank you!

Signal boost!!

I’m in that area literally every day this holiday season - I even managed to get lost on Hyperion earlier today! So I’ll definitely keep an eye out for her!

221cbakerstreet:

crazyredheadednerd:

plotdesigner:

avelera:

dimbosama:

avelera:

hoflords:

nerdyfacts:

(Source.)

We have to understand that no matter what we do with our lives we will never be as awesome as Christopher Lee is.

I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services.
Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War).
Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER.
Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass is walking around.
And then I see him rambling on about how Saruman and Gandalf are actually Istari, which are one of the Maia in the LotR commentaries and I realize he literally cannot become more awesome.

Oh can’t he?

#Christopher Lee wrote a Metal Opera about Charlemagne #all opinions are irrelevant
I just read up on that and now I regret I didn’t include it! The man is 90 years old and he’s releasing a metal album next year. ACTUAL MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD CHRISTOPHER LEE.

[swoons]

UGH I love Christopher Lee so very,very much.

HOW ARE YOU REAL

221cbakerstreet:

crazyredheadednerd:

plotdesigner:

avelera:

dimbosama:

avelera:

hoflords:

nerdyfacts:

(Source.)

We have to understand that no matter what we do with our lives we will never be as awesome as Christopher Lee is.

I will never get over how he corrected Peter Jackson on the proper sound a man makes when he’s been stabbed in the back because he actually worked in the British clandestine services.

Or how he volunteered to fight in one of the most brutal fronts of WWII (the Finnish-Russian Winter War).

Or how he was fucking NAZI HUNTER.

Basically, Christopher Lee is the real Most Interesting Man in the world and I honestly don’t know why we tell Chuck Norris jokes when this badass is walking around.

And then I see him rambling on about how Saruman and Gandalf are actually Istari, which are one of the Maia in the LotR commentaries and I realize he literally cannot become more awesome.

Oh can’t he?

#Christopher Lee wrote a Metal Opera about Charlemagne #all opinions are irrelevant

I just read up on that and now I regret I didn’t include it! The man is 90 years old and he’s releasing a metal album next year. ACTUAL MOST INTERESTING MAN IN THE WORLD CHRISTOPHER LEE.

[swoons]

UGH I love Christopher Lee so very,very much.

HOW ARE YOU REAL

curiousgeorgiana:

notsodarling-:

rodmanstreet:

cunt-pickle:

aangtheist:

m0iety:

Hyperstealth is a Canadian company that has recently developed a material that bends light waves around a target that allows for complete invisibility labeled “Quantum Stealth”. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.

why does she look so unenthusiastic like if i had that id be flippin my shit

yes where do i buy one

That’s fucked up, Canada.

Canada, did you just invent the Invisibility Cloak?

^^^