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pop culture: Verizon LTE 12:51 AM Done barnesandnoble.comC Let's Talk About Love, by Claire Kann (January 23) Let's take a moment to obsess over that gloriously joyful and asexual cover, shall we? Okay, now we can move onto the glorious and biromantic) asexual book! Alice is a 19-year- old college student who's out and proud...as bi, anyway. As ace? Not so much. She already lost her last girlfriend over her asexuality, and she isn't CLAIRE KANN Let's Talk About Love Hardcover $15.57 | $16.99 Pre-Order: Add to Bag See All Formats & Editions interested in going through that again. Or at least she wasn't until she met Takumi, whos absolutely adorable and has wormed his way into the heart she'd been trying so hard to close celepom: penguinpiebooks: johncribati: marco-domino: kaytivity: This book looks so cute??? And it’s an ace romance book?? (That’s the first I’ve seen) I’m definitely reading the his hell yeah QUEER POC ASEXUAL BOOK?????? FUCK YEAHH!! HeishskzosgsmIsvdus uh And if the tagline alone isn’t enough to make this legit in your eyes: This is the closet asexual mood. Perfectly encapsulated and immortalized. @missmuffinisthemelonlordofhades bABE Now that I’ve read this I can definitely say I recommend it. I didn’t know how much I needed an asexual protagonist in a romance story until I read this. It’s nice to see yourself in a character and feel like you’re being represented for a change. The writing style is a little quirky? But not distractingly so. The thing I found most distracting were certain pop culture references which date it somewhat but it’s still “Current”
pop culture: Verizon LTE
 12:51 AM
 Done
 barnesandnoble.comC
 Let's Talk About Love, by
 Claire Kann (January 23)
 Let's take a moment to
 obsess over that
 gloriously joyful and
 asexual cover, shall we?
 Okay, now we can move
 onto the glorious and
 biromantic) asexual
 book! Alice is a 19-year-
 old college student who's
 out and proud...as bi,
 anyway. As ace? Not so
 much. She already lost her
 last girlfriend over her
 asexuality, and she isn't
 CLAIRE KANN
 Let's Talk About
 Love
 Hardcover
 $15.57 | $16.99
 Pre-Order: Add to Bag
 See All Formats &
 Editions
 interested in going through that again. Or at
 least she wasn't until she met Takumi, whos
 absolutely adorable and has wormed his way
 into the heart she'd been trying so hard to close
celepom:
penguinpiebooks:

johncribati:


marco-domino:

kaytivity:
This book looks so cute??? And it’s an ace romance book?? (That’s the first I’ve seen) I’m definitely reading the his hell yeah
QUEER POC ASEXUAL BOOK?????? FUCK YEAHH!!


HeishskzosgsmIsvdus uh
And if the tagline alone isn’t enough to make this legit in your eyes:
This is the closet asexual mood. Perfectly encapsulated and immortalized.


@missmuffinisthemelonlordofhades bABE

Now that I’ve read this I can definitely say I recommend it. I didn’t know how much I needed an asexual protagonist in a romance story until I read this. It’s nice to see yourself in a character and feel like you’re being represented for a change.
The writing style is a little quirky? But not distractingly so. The thing I found most distracting were certain pop culture references which date it somewhat but it’s still “Current”

celepom: penguinpiebooks: johncribati: marco-domino: kaytivity: This book looks so cute??? And it’s an ace romance book?? (That’s the...

pop culture: xtremecaffeine: mizunocaitlin: antiandrogen: momoeyamaguchi: please watch this source This is so intense like… if you miss your mark you get beheaded You’re doing them a disservice by not including who they are! These girls are high school students. They are the Tomioka High School Dance Club from Tomioka High School in Osaka. They went viral in Japan when they got runner up in the “All-Japan High School Super Cup Dance-Off” held as part of Yokohama’s summer of dance this summer (August 2017). You’ll know Yokohama’s summers of dance from the regular mass Pikachu dances you see on social media each summer.  They’ve blown up since then. The promotional video they made at the school has more than 30 million views. They’ve been on tons of TV shows, including performances with Oginome Yoko, the original singer of the song (Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)) that they remixed for their dance.  This dance routine was riffing off the comedian Hirano Nora and actually includes some of her comedy catch phrases in the remix. (They even got her to join them eventually!) For the uninitiated, one of the most accessible forms of comedy in modern Japanese pop culture are comedians like this who create outlandish SNL type characters and then appear on one or more shows regularly as that character. Hirano Nora’s gimmick is that she’s a woman from the height of Japan’s “bubble economy” era in the 80′s when there were tons of newly wealthy yuppies. This is why the remix is called “Bubbly Dance”. (Compare her to similar comedy character Blouson Chiemi whose gimmick is that she’s a modern, man eating career woman.) These girls deserve all the fame they’re getting. You can read about them in the Asahi Shinbun and also check out this piece on Akane, their 25 year old coach via Japan Forward.  !!!
pop culture: xtremecaffeine:

mizunocaitlin:


antiandrogen:

momoeyamaguchi:

please watch this
source

This is so intense like… if you miss your mark you get beheaded

You’re doing them a disservice by not including who they are! These girls are high school students. They are the Tomioka High School Dance Club from Tomioka High School in Osaka. They went viral in Japan when they got runner up in the “All-Japan High School Super Cup Dance-Off” held as part of Yokohama’s summer of dance this summer (August 2017). You’ll know Yokohama’s summers of dance from the regular mass Pikachu dances you see on social media each summer. 
They’ve blown up since then. The promotional video they made at the school has more than 30 million views. They’ve been on tons of TV shows, including performances with Oginome Yoko, the original singer of the song (Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)) that they remixed for their dance. 
This dance routine was riffing off the comedian Hirano Nora and actually includes some of her comedy catch phrases in the remix. (They even got her to join them eventually!) For the uninitiated, one of the most accessible forms of comedy in modern Japanese pop culture are comedians like this who create outlandish SNL type characters and then appear on one or more shows regularly as that character. Hirano Nora’s gimmick is that she’s a woman from the height of Japan’s “bubble economy” era in the 80′s when there were tons of newly wealthy yuppies. This is why the remix is called “Bubbly Dance”. (Compare her to similar comedy character Blouson Chiemi whose gimmick is that she’s a modern, man eating career woman.)
These girls deserve all the fame they’re getting. You can read about them in the Asahi Shinbun and also check out this piece on Akane, their 25 year old coach via Japan Forward. 


!!!

xtremecaffeine: mizunocaitlin: antiandrogen: momoeyamaguchi: please watch this source This is so intense like… if you miss your mar...

pop culture: Graham Allen @GrahamAllen_1 If you want me to apologize for talking about Jesus..never gonna happen If you are upset because you found out believe in Jesus....l don't care Hating me because of my faith when all you thought I did was Rant from a Dear Everyone, It has come to my attention that many people have a problem with me talking about Jesus on my new show..... Some even going as far to say...”If I continue to talk about Jesus they will unfollow me” To that I say refer to the picture below and to let me be very clear in my next few words..... To anyone that enjoys my videos, my political points of view, my opinions on parenting, our future generations, what our country needs to be “Great Again” etc......BUT you have a problem with me talking about Jesus?! I DO NOT CARE AND I AM NOT ASHAMED!! You see this is my show and my page and I’ll talk about what I want to talk about when I want to talk about it.....politics, pop culture, sports, rednecks, and yes even Jesus! We live in a world more concerned about what bathroom their child will use✔️ Feelings being more important than facts✔️ Whether or not our Constitution is up for debate✔️ Parents being friends instead of parents✔️ But God Forbid we use the “J” Word...... You see I LOVE Jesus and like sooo many I agree that Religion and the Common Church have their issues that have left a bad taste in sooo many peoples mouths....but to hate the fact that I believe in Jesus simply because all you thought I was capable of Doing was performing in front of a camera and Rant for your entertainment?! Lol I wonder what it must be like to be as awesome as you are and as perfect as you claim to be?! See I’m not perfect man or Christian and I never will be....which is why I choose to be down with Jesus because I’ve learned that people kinda suck..... So in closing I say this: If you have a problem with me talking about Jesus.......you are free to leave because I don’t plan on stopping. God Bless -Graham🇺🇸 sorrynotsorry daily truth faith jesus
pop culture: Graham Allen
 @GrahamAllen_1
 If you want me to apologize for talking
 about Jesus..never gonna happen
 If you are upset because you found out
 believe in Jesus....l don't care
 Hating me because of my faith when all
 you thought I did was Rant from a

Dear Everyone, It has come to my attention that many people have a problem with me talking about Jesus on my new show..... Some even going as far to say...”If I continue to talk about Jesus they will unfollow me” To that I say refer to the picture below and to let me be very clear in my next few words..... To anyone that enjoys my videos, my political points of view, my opinions on parenting, our future generations, what our country needs to be “Great Again” etc......BUT you have a problem with me talking about Jesus?! I DO NOT CARE AND I AM NOT ASHAMED!! You see this is my show and my page and I’ll talk about what I want to talk about when I want to talk about it.....politics, pop culture, sports, rednecks, and yes even Jesus! We live in a world more concerned about what bathroom their child will use✔️ Feelings being more important than facts✔️ Whether or not our Constitution is up for debate✔️ Parents being friends instead of parents✔️ But God Forbid we use the “J” Word...... You see I LOVE Jesus and like sooo many I agree that Religion and the Common Church have their issues that have left a bad taste in sooo many peoples mouths....but to hate the fact that I believe in Jesus simply because all you thought I was capable of Doing was performing in front of a camera and Rant for your entertainment?! Lol I wonder what it must be like to be as awesome as you are and as perfect as you claim to be?! See I’m not perfect man or Christian and I never will be....which is why I choose to be down with Jesus because I’ve learned that people kinda suck..... So in closing I say this: If you have a problem with me talking about Jesus.......you are free to leave because I don’t plan on stopping. God Bless -Graham🇺🇸 sorrynotsorry daily truth faith jesus

Dear Everyone, It has come to my attention that many people have a problem with me talking about Jesus on my new show..... Some even goin...

pop culture: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/172256820410/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251967684/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p> </blockquote> <p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p> <p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p> </blockquote> <p><i> &gt;The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get shot to death.<br/></i><br/>I concur, because they’re at a much higher risk of shooting themselves. Statistically. <br/><br/><i>&gt;We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/></i><br/>Fear is not, and never has been, the same as risk.<br/><br/><i>&gt;And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments, etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/></i><br/>If you <b>ignore all the other variables</b>, yes. Heck, you’re even cherry-picking mass shootings instead of overall violence. Or how most gun crime <b>isn’t with legal guns</b>.<br/></p></blockquote> <p>Holy shit they deactivated what did y’all do? 😂</p>
pop culture: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/172256820410/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">siryouarebeingmocked</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251967684/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
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<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
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<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p>
<p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>
</blockquote>
<p><i>

&gt;The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get shot to death.<br/></i><br/>I concur, because they’re at a much higher risk of shooting themselves. Statistically. <br/><br/><i>&gt;We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. 
<br/></i><br/>Fear is not, and never has been, the same as risk.<br/><br/><i>&gt;And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments, etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/></i><br/>If you <b>ignore all the other variables</b>, yes. Heck, you’re even cherry-picking mass shootings instead of overall violence. Or how most gun crime <b>isn’t with legal guns</b>.<br/></p></blockquote>

<p>Holy shit they deactivated what did y’all do? 😂</p>

<p><a href="http://siryouarebeingmocked.tumblr.com/post/172256820410/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">siryouare...

pop culture: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimited-shitpost-works</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p> </blockquote> <p>Here’s an article that explains why comparing the US to other “developed” countries is a mistake:</p> <p><a href="https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries">https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries</a></p> <p>If you don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize. What you really mean when you say “developed” is an arbitrary list of countries, that are mostly rich, white, and/or European. The fact that you only want to look at a particular set of countries is because if you look at the whole world, you are forced to acknowledge that a particular country’s homicide rate is driven by many factors other than guns, and your narrative falls apart.</p> <p>You are statistically more likely to be struck by lightning that killed in a mass shooting. It’s an irrational fear.</p> <p>The March for our Lives was organized by Everytown and backed by people as big as Oprah.</p> </blockquote>
pop culture: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
<p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimited-shitpost-works</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p>
</blockquote>

<p>Here’s an article that explains why comparing the US to other “developed” countries is a mistake:</p>
<p><a href="https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries">https://mises.org/wire/mistake-only-comparing-us-murder-rates-developed-countries</a></p>
<p>If you don’t want to read it, I’ll summarize.  What you really mean when you say “developed” is an arbitrary list of countries, that are mostly rich, white, and/or European.  The fact that you only want to look at a particular set of countries is because if you look at the whole world, you are forced to acknowledge that a particular country’s homicide rate is driven by many factors other than guns, and your narrative falls apart.</p>
<p>You are statistically more likely to be struck by lightning that killed in a mass shooting.  It’s an irrational fear.</p>
<p>The March for our Lives was organized by Everytown and backed by people as big as Oprah.</p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://unlimited-shitpost-works.tumblr.com/post/172254908457/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">unlimite...

pop culture: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p> </blockquote> <p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p></blockquote> <p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p><p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>
pop culture: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172251389154/cankristi-libertarirynn-cankristi" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Dodging the issue yet again. We’re the only developed country where kids go to school and are afraid of being shot to death in a mass shooting. That’s why it’s a big issue now. The March for Our Lives organized by the students for the students. <br/><br/>And of course if you take countries with lower standards of living, more corrupt criminal justice systems, less stable governments,  etc etc. you’re more likely to see gun violence there. That’s why the qualifier of developed is so important. We’re similar enough to developed countries that a comparison makes sense, and different enough in our relationship to guns that they’re a likely candidate for the determining variable. <br/><br/>And really? You don’t give a shit about it? So I take it you don’t believe we need guns for revolution? If you do that’s LARPing based on historical conditions that are no longer reality. </p></blockquote>

<p>Who are you to determine whether or not the need for revolution is a reality or that will never be one? To say nothing of the fact that that is only one of several reasons to own a gun. </p><p>The only one dodging anything is you, pushing for fewer guns despite the fact that America has a remarkably low rate of gun violence when you compare it to the rate of gun ownership. There are 350 million guns in the United States. If this was really some kind of epidemic, we would be seeing deaths by the thousands on a daily basis. Yet all we have are a handful of highly publicized incidents. And any solution for keeping schools safer that isn’t “ban guns” is immediately shot down by these “March for our lives” kids, as evidenced by all the whining that went down when someone suggested clear backpacks or metal detectors. They don’t want a discussion of various “solutions”, there’s only one solution they’re looking for.</p>

<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172251581035/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>...

pop culture: I DON'T REMEMBER MR, FEENY HAVING A GUN Ro Oh man, isn't this election just like when Voldemort faced Harry in The Deathly Hallows? l am physically unable to talk about real world issues without correlating it to level entry "geek" media because l'm so disconnected with reality that I need to use pop culture as a motivator to care about anything this is what Twitter wants please buy my zelda clone on itch.io AME 聲麗·都融顦.運海 七 <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote> <p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p> </blockquote> <p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p> </blockquote> <p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p> </blockquote> <p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>
pop culture: I DON'T
 REMEMBER
 MR, FEENY
 HAVING
 A GUN
 Ro

 Oh man, isn't this election just
 like when Voldemort faced
 Harry in The Deathly Hallows?
 l am physically unable to talk about
 real world issues without correlating it
 to level entry "geek" media because l'm
 so disconnected with reality that I need
 to use pop culture as a motivator to
 care about anything
 this is what Twitter wants
 please buy my zelda clone on itch.io
 AME
 聲麗·都融顦.運海
 七
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250552859/cankristi-libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250148495/libertarirynn-ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p>

<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172250024264/ill-give-them-a-tiny-bit-of-credit-for-moving" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I’ll give them a tiny bit of credit for moving away from Harry Potter but we’re still in the lame fictional character references.</p></blockquote>
<p>Better than LARPing the American Revolution as an excuse to not do anything about guns. THE SPIRIT OF 1776 WILL RISE AGAIN!!! YEEEHAWWWW</p>
</blockquote>

<p>Gun violence still accounts for a teeny tiny percentage of deaths in the United States but please go on pretending it’s the biggest issue of our times.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>All countries have violence. Not all countries have mass shootings on the regular. It’s a big issue because it’s unique to us, not because it has the biggest body count. <br/><br/>The unique psychological impact of fearing the next school shooting when you’re trying to learn is a big issue. Children in schools shouldn’t be expecting to get  shot to death. We’re the only country in the developed world where that’s an ongoing fear. <br/><br/>(Also you didn’t address the fact that LARPing as if it’s 1776 is something grown ass adults have done to support their beliefs long before left-leaning people made harry potter references)</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I didn’t say anything about LARPing 1776 because I don’t give a shit about it. At least 1776 actually happened, unlike the battle of fucking Hogwarts. And whether people want to dress up or not changes nothing about the actual facts of the issue. America does not the highest rate of gun violence. Not even close. In fact we have the highest rate of gun ownership and yet do not have the highest rate of gun violence. If guns were really the problem, we should be the most violent nation in the world.</p>

<p><a href="http://cankristi.tumblr.com/post/172250725045/libertarirynn-cankristi-libertarirynn" class="tumblr_blog">cankristi</a>:</p> <...

pop culture: Pop culture Logan Paul says he deserves a second chance Last night 3,372 Likes Speaking to TMZ, the YouTube star said he learned "so many things" after receiving backlash for posting a video featuring a dead body. When asked if he thinks he deserves a shot at redemption, Paul said: "Everyone deserves second chances, bro." Photo via @koconews u. LAD <p><a href="http://magicalgirlmindcrank.tumblr.com/post/170568101467/itsalburton-connard-cynique" class="tumblr_blog">magicalgirlmindcrank</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://itsalburton.tumblr.com/post/170550152059/connard-cynique-shitpost-senpai-1r7" class="tumblr_blog">itsalburton</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://connard-cynique.tumblr.com/post/169895166334/shitpost-senpai-1r7-shitpost-senpai-you" class="tumblr_blog">connard-cynique</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shitpost-senpai.tumblr.com/post/169895032960/1r7-shitpost-senpai-you-act-like-youre-any" class="tumblr_blog">shitpost-senpai</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://1r7.tumblr.com/post/169894731574/shitpost-senpai-you-act-like-youre-any-better" class="tumblr_blog">1r7</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shitpost-senpai.tumblr.com/post/169857432955" class="tumblr_blog">shitpost-senpai</a>:</p> <blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="499" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/30b0f8c4292481a796bdf154226a8093/tumblr_inline_p2rmv4C8SO1s3cj0w_540.png" data-orig-height="499" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="463" data-orig-width="811"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/98b4f6905dd8bdc4b3104a2175e17159/tumblr_inline_p2rmyw6io81s3cj0w_540.png" data-orig-height="463" data-orig-width="811"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="484" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/17d041282ad440f76f568a92dec67cc4/tumblr_inline_p2rmwqFBdR1s3cj0w_540.png" data-orig-height="484" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="166" data-orig-width="330"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/77a0897e88c38ac76dc8bdae87776050/tumblr_inline_p2rmvquYRE1s3cj0w_540.gif" data-orig-height="166" data-orig-width="330"/></figure></blockquote> <p>you act like youre any better LMFAO </p> </blockquote> <p>I went over there and played in the arcades, ate some good food, hung out with people who liked the same things i do at a concert, and took some great photos with them.</p> <p>He went over and put on a kimono and conical hat, ran through the streets shouting ching chong, called it a playground, went to a forest and took video of dead bodies, and caused a minor international incident.</p> <p>So yeah, i’m better than logan paul.</p> </blockquote> <p>Reblog if you’re better than logan paul! <br/></p> </blockquote> <p style="">Anyone with half a braincell is better than Logan Paul<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Maid Cafe guy is has a point</p> </blockquote> <p>Logan Paul: *Is as obnoxious and disrespectful of culture and devoid of basic decency as humanly possible*<br/>Logang: “lmao who isn’t tho?”</p>
pop culture: Pop culture
 Logan Paul says he
 deserves a second
 chance
 Last night 3,372 Likes
 Speaking to TMZ, the YouTube star said he
 learned "so many things" after receiving backlash
 for posting a video featuring a dead body.
 When asked if he thinks he deserves a shot
 at redemption, Paul said: "Everyone deserves
 second chances, bro." Photo via @koconews

 u.
 LAD
<p><a href="http://magicalgirlmindcrank.tumblr.com/post/170568101467/itsalburton-connard-cynique" class="tumblr_blog">magicalgirlmindcrank</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://itsalburton.tumblr.com/post/170550152059/connard-cynique-shitpost-senpai-1r7" class="tumblr_blog">itsalburton</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://connard-cynique.tumblr.com/post/169895166334/shitpost-senpai-1r7-shitpost-senpai-you" class="tumblr_blog">connard-cynique</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://shitpost-senpai.tumblr.com/post/169895032960/1r7-shitpost-senpai-you-act-like-youre-any" class="tumblr_blog">shitpost-senpai</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://1r7.tumblr.com/post/169894731574/shitpost-senpai-you-act-like-youre-any-better" class="tumblr_blog">1r7</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="https://shitpost-senpai.tumblr.com/post/169857432955" class="tumblr_blog">shitpost-senpai</a>:</p>

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<p>you act like youre any better LMFAO </p>
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<p>I went over there and played in the arcades, ate some good food, hung out with people who liked the same things i do at a concert, and took some great photos with them.</p>
<p>He went over and put on a kimono and conical hat, ran through the streets shouting ching chong, called it a playground, went to a forest and took video of dead bodies, and caused a minor international incident.</p>
<p>So yeah, i’m better than logan paul.</p>
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<p>Reblog if you’re better than logan paul! <br/></p>
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<p style="">Anyone with half a braincell is better than Logan Paul<br/></p>
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<p>Maid Cafe guy is has a point</p>
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<p>Logan Paul: *Is as obnoxious and disrespectful of culture and devoid of basic decency as humanly possible*<br/>Logang: “lmao who isn’t tho?”</p>

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pop culture: Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show @balleralert Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you follow reality star TamiRoman or hip-hop icon SnoopDogg on Instagram, then you’re definitely familiar with their videos that deliver some humorous commentary on pop culture topics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With Roman’s “Bonnet Chronicles,” she keeps it one hundred, discussing hot topics and current events, all while rocking her bonnet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As for Snoop, he has also gone viral for a similar act, where he discusses current events while wearing a headscarf. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Recently the two connected online on one of Roman’s Bonnet Chronicles. Snoop commented and said, “I got my scarf on. When we gone have a one on one talk about this sh*t we keep seeing?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Well, now it looks like the two are finally joining forces for a late-night variety show which is tentatively titled “Get Into It…Forizzle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The show will feature a candid discussion between the two about hot topics and current events, sketch comedy, and even some celebrity interviews, all while sporting their headgear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Are you here for this collaboration?
pop culture: Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join
 Forces for Late-Night Variety Show
 @balleralert
Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you follow reality star TamiRoman or hip-hop icon SnoopDogg on Instagram, then you’re definitely familiar with their videos that deliver some humorous commentary on pop culture topics. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ With Roman’s “Bonnet Chronicles,” she keeps it one hundred, discussing hot topics and current events, all while rocking her bonnet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ As for Snoop, he has also gone viral for a similar act, where he discusses current events while wearing a headscarf. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Recently the two connected online on one of Roman’s Bonnet Chronicles. Snoop commented and said, “I got my scarf on. When we gone have a one on one talk about this sh*t we keep seeing?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Well, now it looks like the two are finally joining forces for a late-night variety show which is tentatively titled “Get Into It…Forizzle.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The show will feature a candid discussion between the two about hot topics and current events, sketch comedy, and even some celebrity interviews, all while sporting their headgear. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Are you here for this collaboration?

Tami Roman and Snoop Dogg Join Forces for Late-Night Variety Show-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ If you follow reality star TamiRo...

pop culture: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To" @balleralert Read more: www.balleralert.com Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
pop culture: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks 'Black Panther' with Ryan
 Coogler: "If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter
 Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a
 Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To"
 @balleralert
 Read more: www.balleralert.com
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your African Heritage, and a Superhero Whom Black Children Can Relate To” - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ‘Black Panther’ isn’t just another film; it’s a moment of cultural celebration and appreciation, especially for the mainstream representation of blacks in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here you have a traditional superhero film spearheaded by a predominantly black cast and Mr. RyanCoogler, a black man who not only directed, but also co-wrote it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That alone speaks volumes, particularly in today’s pop culture climate. It’s innovating, refreshing, revolutionary, and even groundbreaking. This is a milestone for the culture. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The film—based on Marvel Comics’ fictional character of the same name, debuted on February 16th, breaking worldwide box office records and setting the table for national dialogue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One day before its release, Coogler sat down with retired NBA player KareemAbdulJabbar to share his views on why ‘Black Panther’ is such a big deal and why it could be beneficial for all races. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront—combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Coogler told Abdul-Jabbar. “You feel like you’re getting the opportunity of seeing something fresh, being a part of something new—which I think all audiences want to experience, regardless of whether they are African descent or not.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Later in the Hollywood Reporter piece, Coogler detailed what he strives for viewers to gain from watching ‘Black Panther’. “I hope they take out of it a sense of enjoyment [but also] something that is not disposable,” he ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Talks ‘Black Panther’ with Ryan Coogler: “If You're Black, You'll Leave With a Straighter Walk, a Gratitude For Your...

pop culture: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released "C.R.E.A.M." 24 Years Ago @balleralert THE ANG 36 CHAMBERS 9 WU-TANG CLAN Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.
pop culture: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop:
 Wu-Tang Clan Released
 "C.R.E.A.M." 24 Years Ago
 @balleralert
 THE
 ANG
 36 CHAMBERS
 9
 WU-TANG
 CLAN
Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 1994, Wu-Tang Clan released their smash single “C.R.E.A.M." (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) from their 1993 album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains a hip-hop classic that made us fall in love with Wu-Tang and their raw, street demeanor. For those that weren’t hip to their impeccable storytelling skills, the single also showcased their lyrical capabilities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ When it comes to pop culture, you can often still hear the term be used or referenced by the likes of Drake to Bryson Tiller’s verse in “Wild Thoughts”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To this day, “C.R.E.A.M.” remains one of the group’s highest charting singles, peaking at 60 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 29, 2009, the single was certified Gold by the RIAA, almost 15 years after its release. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ In addition to its impact on hip-hop, the single has also received an array of accolades. Time listed the song on its list of All-TIME 100 Greatest Songs. Rolling Stone magazine also ranked the song 11 on their list of 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: Wu-Tang Clan Released “C.R.E.A.M.” 24 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 31, 199...

pop culture: Andrew Rannells @AndrewRannells I don't think any more people need to record Baby It's Cold Outside. I think we're good there girlwholovesturtles: bigbutterandeggman: teachingwithcoffee: It’s time to bring an end to the Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Carol Hi there! Former English nerd/teacher here. Also a big fan of jazz of the 30s and 40s.  So. Here’s the thing. Given a cursory glance and applying today’s worldview to the song, yes, you’re right, it absolutely *sounds* like a rape anthem.  BUT! Let’s look closer!  “Hey what’s in this drink” was a stock joke at the time, and the punchline was invariably that there’s actually pretty much nothing in the drink, not even a significant amount of alcohol. See, this woman is staying late, unchaperoned, at a dude’s house. In the 1940’s, that’s the kind of thing Good Girls aren’t supposed to do — and she wants people to think she’s a good girl. The woman in the song says outright, multiple times, that what other people will think of her staying is what she’s really concerned about: “the neighbors might think,” “my maiden aunt’s mind is vicious,” “there’s bound to be talk tomorrow.” But she’s having a really good time, and she wants to stay, and so she is excusing her uncharacteristically bold behavior (either to the guy or to herself) by blaming it on the drink — unaware that the drink is actually really weak, maybe not even alcoholic at all. That’s the joke. That is the standard joke that’s going on when a woman in media from the early-to-mid 20th century says “hey, what’s in this drink?” It is not a joke about how she’s drunk and about to be raped. It’s a joke about how she’s perfectly sober and about to have awesome consensual sex and use the drink for plausible deniability because she’s living in a society where women aren’t supposed to have sexual agency. Basically, the song only makes sense in the context of a society in which women are expected to reject men’s advances whether they actually want to or not, and therefore it’s normal and expected for a lady’s gentleman companion to pressure her despite her protests, because he knows she would have to say that whether or not she meant it, and if she really wants to stay she won’t be able to justify doing so unless he offers her an excuse other than “I’m staying because I want to.” (That’s the main theme of the man’s lines in the song, suggesting excuses she can use when people ask later why she spent the night at his house: it was so cold out, there were no cabs available, he simply insisted because he was concerned about my safety in such awful weather, it was perfectly innocent and definitely not about sex at all!) In this particular case, he’s pretty clearly right, because the woman has a voice, and she’s using it to give all the culturally-understood signals that she actually does want to stay but can’t say so. She states explicitly that she’s resisting because she’s supposed to, not because she wants to: “I ought to say no no no…” She states explicitly that she’s just putting up a token resistance so she’ll be able to claim later that she did what’s expected of a decent woman in this situation: “at least I’m gonna say that I tried.” And at the end of the song they’re singing together, in harmony, because they’re both on the same page and they have been all along. So it’s not actually a song about rape - in fact it’s a song about a woman finding a way to exercise sexual agency in a patriarchal society designed to stop her from doing so. But it’s also, at the same time, one of the best illustrations of rape culture that pop culture has ever produced. It’s a song about a society where women aren’t allowed to say yes…which happens to mean it’s also a society where women don’t have a clear and unambiguous way to say no. I will never get tired of people actually paying attention to the actual meaning of this song.
pop culture: Andrew Rannells
 @AndrewRannells
 I don't think any more people
 need to record Baby It's Cold
 Outside. I think we're good there
girlwholovesturtles:

bigbutterandeggman:
teachingwithcoffee:
It’s time to bring an end to the Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Carol
Hi there! Former English nerd/teacher here. Also a big fan of jazz of the 30s and 40s. 
So. Here’s the thing. Given a cursory glance and applying today’s worldview to the song, yes, you’re right, it absolutely *sounds* like a rape anthem. 
BUT! Let’s look closer! 
“Hey what’s in this drink” was a stock joke at the time, and the punchline was invariably that there’s actually pretty much nothing in the drink, not even a significant amount of alcohol. 
See, this woman is staying late, unchaperoned, at a dude’s house. In the 1940’s, that’s the kind of thing Good Girls aren’t supposed to do — and she wants people to think she’s a good girl. The woman in the song says outright, multiple times, that what other people will think of her staying is what she’s really concerned about: “the neighbors might think,” “my maiden aunt’s mind is vicious,” “there’s bound to be talk tomorrow.” But she’s having a really good time, and she wants to stay, and so she is excusing her uncharacteristically bold behavior (either to the guy or to herself) by blaming it on the drink — unaware that the drink is actually really weak, maybe not even alcoholic at all. That’s the joke. That is the standard joke that’s going on when a woman in media from the early-to-mid 20th century says “hey, what’s in this drink?” It is not a joke about how she’s drunk and about to be raped. It’s a joke about how she’s perfectly sober and about to have awesome consensual sex and use the drink for plausible deniability because she’s living in a society where women aren’t supposed to have sexual agency.
Basically, the song only makes sense in the context of a society in which women are expected to reject men’s advances whether they actually want to or not, and therefore it’s normal and expected for a lady’s gentleman companion to pressure her despite her protests, because he knows she would have to say that whether or not she meant it, and if she really wants to stay she won’t be able to justify doing so unless he offers her an excuse other than “I’m staying because I want to.” (That’s the main theme of the man’s lines in the song, suggesting excuses she can use when people ask later why she spent the night at his house: it was so cold out, there were no cabs available, he simply insisted because he was concerned about my safety in such awful weather, it was perfectly innocent and definitely not about sex at all!) In this particular case, he’s pretty clearly right, because the woman has a voice, and she’s using it to give all the culturally-understood signals that she actually does want to stay but can’t say so. She states explicitly that she’s resisting because she’s supposed to, not because she wants to: “I ought to say no no no…” She states explicitly that she’s just putting up a token resistance so she’ll be able to claim later that she did what’s expected of a decent woman in this situation: “at least I’m gonna say that I tried.” And at the end of the song they’re singing together, in harmony, because they’re both on the same page and they have been all along.
So it’s not actually a song about rape - in fact it’s a song about a woman finding a way to exercise sexual agency in a patriarchal society designed to stop her from doing so. But it’s also, at the same time, one of the best illustrations of rape culture that pop culture has ever produced. It’s a song about a society where women aren’t allowed to say yes…which happens to mean it’s also a society where women don’t have a clear and unambiguous way to say no.


I will never get tired of people actually paying attention to the actual meaning of this song.

girlwholovesturtles: bigbutterandeggman: teachingwithcoffee: It’s time to bring an end to the Rape Anthem Masquerading As Christmas Caro...

pop culture: Sweater curse From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The "sweater curse" or "curse of the love sweater" is a term used by knitters to describe the belief that if a knitter gives a hand-knit sweater to a significant other, it will lead to the recipient breaking up with the knitter [11 In an alternative formulation, the relationship will end before the sweater is even completed.2 The belief is widely discussed in knitting publications, and some knitters claim to have experienced it.[31415] In a 2005 poll, 15% of active knitters said that they had experienced the sweater curse firsthand, and 41% considered it a possibility that should be taken seriously I6 Despite its name, the "sweater curse" is treated in knitting literature not as a superstition governed by paranormal forces, but rather as a real- world pitfall of knitting that has rational explanations. 3I7 Several plausible mechanisms for the sweater curse have been proposed, but it has not been studied systematically. 5 eartheld: elodieunderglass: alittlemothboy: that is some next level knot magic.  it isn’t though!!! it’s because most relationships aren’t worth the effort. The “sweater curse” is actually most commonly called the “BOYFRIEND sweater curse.” Which=heteronormative, but the curse most often falls on a woman knitting a sweater for a boyfriend. Before she finishes the sweater, they break up - pop culture would have you believe it’s because the boyfriend freaks out do to the weirdness/clinginess of having a sweater made for you, but I think knitters are wiser than that. It’s because after spending serious £££ on materials, and then HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF LABOR on the creation of the item, with every stitch a prayer of totally focused intent, creating a large display of technical skill - it is then gifted to a non-knitter who does NOT APPRECIATE the work/effort/skill/cost/TIME it took to make it, and in fact thinks you’re a bit weird and making a big deal out of a piece of clothing, and after they go “oh thanks” and shove your creation in the cupboard next to a sweater they got for £15 at an MS sale, then they never wear your sweater because it’s too tight because when you asked them how their favorite sweaters usually fit they said “I ‘unno” and when you measured them for the fifth time and asked, rather tersely, if they had enough room in the chest, they said “I guess,” and then if pressed they say they don’t really like the sweater design, but then you point out that they were supposed to participate in helping you design it and they say they don’t really care about how things look, and when you say that you tried to match it to their other clothes so how can they hate it, then they say that honestly their mother still buys all their clothes because they hate going shopping, and that they hate all their other clothes too, well. That’s when a sensible knitter goes “Fuck this shit. And you know what? Fuck this man.” This is what happens when someone posts in a knitting forum “Attack of the sweater curse!” - this is the usual story. It has a rigid plot. It is as old as myth. That’s when you look at the time you spent and realize, “I could LITERALLY have written the first draft of a novel instead of doing this.” That’s when you go “I could have taken that £200 and bought myself a new wardrobe.” That’s when you go “I could have taken all that intent, all that willpower, all that creative force, and laid down some fucking witchcraft, all right?” That’s when you go “I basically spent 100 hours straight thinking about this bastard while making something amazing for him, and I have no evidence that he ever spent 10 hours of his life thinking about me.” And “I could spend this time and energy and money in making myself an enormous, intricate heirloom silk shawl with just a touch of cashmere, in elvish twists and leafy lace in all the colors of the night, shot through with subtly glittering stars, warm in winter and cool and summer and light as a lover’s kiss on the shoulders, suitable for draping over my arms at weddings or wrapping myself in to watch the sea, a lace-knotted promise to myself that I will keep for my entire life and gift to my favorite granddaughter when I die, and she will wear it to keep alive my memory - but instead I have this sweater, and this fuckboy.” The sweater curse is a lesson that the universe gives to a knitter at an important point in their life. It is a gift. Knitting a sweater for a husband or wife generally doesn’t call down the curse, because the relationship is meant to be stronger than 4-ply. (Although I say this, but I’ve taken over 5 years to finish a pair of mittens for my husband, because he casually asked me to do something customized with the cables, and I still can’t get the math to work on the right hand.) this post is so much better with that commentary
pop culture: Sweater curse
 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 The "sweater curse" or "curse of the love
 sweater" is a term used by knitters to
 describe the belief that if a knitter gives a
 hand-knit sweater to a significant other, it
 will lead to the recipient breaking up with
 the knitter [11 In an alternative formulation,
 the relationship will end before the sweater
 is even completed.2 The belief is widely
 discussed in knitting publications, and
 some knitters claim to have experienced
 it.[31415] In a 2005 poll, 15% of active
 knitters said that they had experienced the
 sweater curse firsthand, and 41%
 considered it a possibility that should be
 taken seriously I6
 Despite its name, the "sweater curse" is treated in knitting literature not
 as a superstition governed by paranormal forces, but rather as a real-
 world pitfall of knitting that has rational explanations. 3I7 Several
 plausible mechanisms for the sweater curse have been proposed, but it
 has not been studied systematically.
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eartheld:
elodieunderglass:

alittlemothboy:

that is some next level knot magic.

 it isn’t though!!! it’s because most relationships aren’t worth the effort. The “sweater curse” is actually most commonly called the “BOYFRIEND sweater curse.” Which=heteronormative, but the curse most often falls on a woman knitting a sweater for a boyfriend. Before she finishes the sweater, they break up - pop culture would have you believe it’s because the boyfriend freaks out do to the weirdness/clinginess of having a sweater made for you, but I think knitters are wiser than that. 
It’s because after spending serious £££ on materials, and then HUNDREDS OF HOURS OF LABOR on the creation of the item, with every stitch a prayer of totally focused intent, creating a large display of technical skill - it is then gifted to a non-knitter who does NOT APPRECIATE the work/effort/skill/cost/TIME it took to make it, and in fact thinks you’re a bit weird and making a big deal out of a piece of clothing, and after they go “oh thanks” and shove your creation in the cupboard next to a sweater they got for £15 at an MS sale, then they never wear your sweater because it’s too tight because when you asked them how their favorite sweaters usually fit they said “I ‘unno” and when you measured them for the fifth time and asked, rather tersely, if they had enough room in the chest, they said “I guess,” and then if pressed they say they don’t really like the sweater design, but then you point out that they were supposed to participate in helping you design it and they say they don’t really care about how things look, and when you say that you tried to match it to their other clothes so how can they hate it, then they say that honestly their mother still buys all their clothes because they hate going shopping, and that they hate all their other clothes too, well. That’s when a sensible knitter goes “Fuck this shit. And you know what? Fuck this man.” 
This is what happens when someone posts in a knitting forum “Attack of the sweater curse!” - this is the usual story. It has a rigid plot. It is as old as myth.
That’s when you look at the time you spent and realize, “I could LITERALLY have written the first draft of a novel instead of doing this.” That’s when you go “I could have taken that £200 and bought myself a new wardrobe.” That’s when you go “I could have taken all that intent, all that willpower, all that creative force, and laid down some fucking witchcraft, all right?” That’s when you go “I basically spent 100 hours straight thinking about this bastard while making something amazing for him, and I have no evidence that he ever spent 10 hours of his life thinking about me.” 
And “I could spend this time and energy and money in making myself an enormous, intricate heirloom silk shawl with just a touch of cashmere, in elvish twists and leafy lace in all the colors of the night, shot through with subtly glittering stars, warm in winter and cool and summer and light as a lover’s kiss on the shoulders, suitable for draping over my arms at weddings or wrapping myself in to watch the sea, a lace-knotted promise to myself that I will keep for my entire life and gift to my favorite granddaughter when I die, and she will wear it to keep alive my memory - but instead I have this sweater, and this fuckboy.”
The sweater curse is a lesson that the universe gives to a knitter at an important point in their life. It is a gift.
Knitting a sweater for a husband or wife generally doesn’t call down the curse, because the relationship is meant to be stronger than 4-ply. 
(Although I say this, but I’ve taken over 5 years to finish a pair of mittens for my husband, because he casually asked me to do something customized with the cables, and I still can’t get the math to work on the right hand.)

this post is so much better with that commentary

eartheld: elodieunderglass: alittlemothboy: that is some next level knot magic.  it isn’t though!!! it’s because most relationships ar...

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pop culture: nickiminaj I see ppl remixing my words so let me post
 "exactly" what I said for the intelligent ones in the back
 Now, if you can find the part where I said "l made female
 rappers mainstream", I'll give you $100,000.00. blogs &
 tv shows don't care to do actual research these days, they
 only care about what grabs your attention. at anyone's
 expense
 Imagine me saying I made female rappers mainstream when
 there were so many women who already had platinum
 albums under their belts. Lauryn sold 10 million off one
 album, Eve had platinum singles w/Alicia, Gwen Stefani, her
 own tv show & clothing line. It doesn't get more mainstream/
 pop than Missy's biggest singles. Foxy&Kim had platinum
 albums & shaped the sound of NY female rappers, Latifah
 had her own sitcom, Trina was on billboard with hits, etc-
 I appreciate the love but I never said that.ガ20潍now
 what I DID say is right here for anyone w/their own brain to
 decipher words on their own. I know it's hard in the social
 media band wagon era, but try. It's fun. . When I came
 out, there had been a drought of a few years where NO
 female rap album had gone platinum, females weren't
 getting budgets, the industry did NOT believe in the female
 rapper anymore. They had stopped generating MONEY for
 labels. Ask any rap historian or just anyone with a brain.
 These are facts and nothing but the facts. So l
 "REINTRODUCED" the "successful" female rapper back to
 POP CULTURE. Showed big business we were major players
 in the game just like the boys were. V ソ@ love you guys
 for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is
 just simply not. ︶ update your blogs & tv shows with what I
 actually said please G9(ヴ. I can't believe this lil interview
 made it to tv. Haha. See u guys on tour next year. I got a cpl
 BIG surprises. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
 ERTCOM
From the desk of NickiMinaj (swipe)

From the desk of NickiMinaj (swipe)