1. Evidence that non-profits never get rid of anything

    workingatanonprofit:

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    Still a donor, man. Still a donor.

     
  2. saturdaychores:

    Saturday Chores #1, March 8, 2014

    This was our very first counter-protest. It happened on a bit of a whim. There’s no big box hardware store very close to where we live, so Grayson and I were driving toward a suburb of Raleigh called Cary, which runs over with strip malls. I had gotten a gift card to Home Depot for my birthday, and we decided to get supplies for a garden box. We passed the clinic on the way.

    Grayson and I both grew up not too far away, and we’ve seen the clinic in question hundreds of times. But for some reason, on this morning in particular, the protestors got under our skin a little more than normal. Grayson suggested that we make a sign that said “Weird Hobby” and point at one of the protestors. We tried to buy poster board at Home Depot, but they don’t carry it. As we were leaving, I ripped a vinyl sale sign off of a display and took a Sharpie to it. We posted the results to Instagram and Facebook, and people flipped. 

    So, we vowed to continue our Saturday Chores. 

    My new favorite Tumblr.
    Do you guys ever take buddies on the Saturday Chores?

     
  3. scavengedluxury:

    Leadenhall Market. London, June 2014.

     
  4. American kittehs for the NRA (National Rat Association.)

     
  5. I miss C&H.

     
  6. octobr:

    selfie time

    This is how I feel pre-4th of July cookout. Not patriotic but a general Rick Flair-esque WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

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  7. Why Women aren’t people but corporations are

    "The five men also agreed that their ruling only applies to corporations (people) with "sincerely held" religious beliefs. 
    You know, the kind of religious beliefs that are so sincerely anti-birth control that they [Hobby Lobby] invest in and profit from companies that manufacture birth control…..
    If corporations are people then why can’t I punch one in the fucking face?”

    from Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/why-women-arent-people-but-corporations-are-1598061808

    This little hypocrisy buried in the Hobby Lobby ruling really is the cherry on top. My blood pressure is too high today to say anything more eloquent on the subject aside from noting that Hobby Lobby already got my last crafting dollar back when they originally filed this lawsuit. Also fuck a lot of things.

     
  8. This is what it was like trying to decide on lunch my last day in the office, deliajones. 

    Except I didn’t have to resort to passive-aggressive manners, we compromised.

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  9. eccecorinna:

    hemipelagicdredger:

    mermaidskey:

    mermaidskey:

    oxidoreductase:

    Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

    Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

    In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

    Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

    I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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    Rebloggin’ for the fantastic commentary and the edit :)

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  10. rileymillion:

    Yesterday Billy Joel, now this…

    This is forever the greatest afterschool special ever.
    side note: Jay Underwood is the reason I’ve seen Uncle Buck at least 30 times.

     
  11. ♪ The little Prince logo.svg from outer space 

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  12. There’s more out there, including people defending MZB, as well as people insisting we must “separate the art from the artist” and not let MZB’s “alleged” crimes detract from the good she’s done. And there’s the argument that since MZB died fifteen years ago, there’s no point to bringing up all of this ugliness and smearing the name of a celebrated author.

    I disagree.

    To begin with, while Bradley and Breen are both gone from this world, their victims survive. The damage they inflicted lives on. Are you going to tell victims of rape/abuse that nobody’s allowed to acknowledge what was done to them? That the need to protect the reputation of the dead is more important than allowing victims their voice? To hell with that.

    I don’t know how the internet has been around for roughly 20 years and I found out today on the back channel of a blog that the author of two of my favorite books was a child rape apologist and an abuser herself. I can blame the fact that I read her books young and stopped re-reading them before I would have bothered trying to find a geocities fan page but I’m pretty disgusted right now.

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  13. Today is the kind of day I just want to kick in the face.

    • Having someone senior mansplain something to me on a group email in front of 15 people and having to calmly point out the abc’s of where he was wrong but not being able to be direct.
    • Going to get xiaolungbao for dinner and having to sit beside a huge dinner party where one of the dudes was being loudly condescending to the waiter and making piss poor jokes for the entirety of my meal. It’s hard to read and eat dumplings when you want to turn and tell someone to stop being a fucking prick.
    • Tripping on an uneven sidewalk on Spadina and basically eating shit. I took a knee that is now swollen and throbbing and scraped my arm good. It could have been worse though; I managed to turn my face and not break my glasses or teeth. Some dudes in soccer jerseys ran up and helped me to my feet but even with Aleve and ice, tomorrow is going to be bad.

    i don’t mean to be ungrateful for my work trip north but right now, I would sell a kidney to be home in my own bed with the BF and the dog and everything in it’s right place.

     
  14. Why wasn’t this available at the Scholastic book fair when i was growing up?

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  15. olenna-redwyne:

    Sad Cat Diaries (x)

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