dad and mom
treat or trick
josh and drake
cheese and mac
stop that thank you
jelly and peanut butter
George and Fred
white and black
Juliet and Romeo
This is the most uncomfortable post on tumblr
The scariest thing about this post is that I couldn’t work out what was wrong for a good minute until I read them aloud because my brain automatically read them in their correct order
Dear Mr. Vernon, we accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make an essay telling you who we think we are. You see us as you want to see us. In the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club.
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Watch Barbie take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.
Deep deep down, I reckon John has quite a lot of potential
Making Stan Lee seem like a good actor since 2014.
I’m currently trying to organize my lettering posters into neatly labeled folders and when I get to ‘Nerdfighteria’, let’s just say I am a little bit surprised/amused that it has already been this many.
“Just so everyone is aware, there is a bunch of misleading info being spread around re: ALS research - the “27%” figure is based on previous years’ annual funding; furthermore, the remainder goes to improving the quality of life of those suffering from ALS. Given that the annual funding is approximately 16M, that’s just over 4M spent on decreasing their suffering. It isn’t greed, it’s a lack of money.”
Shut up already.
And the next time you start to complain about a charity either a) working on multiple fronts (because that’s what ALSA does—both seeking a cure and helping people suffering now) or b) daring to have administration expenses—let’s see how long you can last, much less tackle a cause, without printer paper and an internet connection.
As someone who has watched a family member die from a neuro-degenerative disease; funding to develop better wheelchairs and bedsore creams is *just* as important as funding research to cure the disease itself…
A friend of mine posted an update from one of HER friends to FB earlier. Her dad has ALS. The ALS foundation came out to see if they could put in a ramp for his wheelchair, but they couldn’t afford it because of the kind of ramp he needed for the kind of house they had.
This week they called back and said hey, the thing is, we suddenly have a bunch of money, so we’re coming out to build that ramp. And they did. She posted pics.
So if you feel like bitching about the ice bucket challenge…reconsider.
Read each story here:http://vogue.cm/XSNWEqfucking amazing
In the UK we have zebra crossings, pelican crossings, puffin crossings, pegasus crossings and toucan crossings, all different types of pedestrian crossings. Did you know, though, that for a short time there was a panda crossing? This is a picture of the first one, unveiled at Waterloo in 1962 (note the Mayor, right, carrying a panda as he crosses) but it was wildly unpopular and too confusing.
From BBC On This Day:
One old lady, who was one of the first pedestrians to use the new crossing in York Road, was not impressed.
She said: “That man Marples is up to too many tricks. It’s a hairbrained scheme and most dangerous.”
Wait. What? There different types of pedestrian crossings in Britain? In the US we only have one. Someone please explain.
Of course! Not all roads are created equal. So:
1. Zebra Crossing. Your classic Beatles deal, although it usually has these zig zag lines on either side of it so cars can’t park there and block the view of oncoming traffic. You have right of way when you start crossing. If you’re British, you will DRAMATICALLY SIGH, glare, or tut if a car zooms through it while you’re getting ready to cross.
2. Pelican Crossing. [Pedestrian Light Controlled]. For bigger streets, usually, like crossings over a busy road or high street. You press the button, which shows WAIT and then you have to wait for the man to go green befor you can technically cross. For the visually impaired, there’s a little swirly thing under most button consoles and it turns when it’s time to cross.
3. Puffin Crossing. [Pedestrian User-Friendly Intelligent crossing]. You see these more and more in London now (and elsewhere) because they’re better than Pelican Crossings for the visually impaired. The Green/Red Man is next to you on the pole rather than across the street. Otherwise it’s largely the same as a Pelican Crossing. You press the bottom button, wait for it to go green, and then cross. There is often a swirly thing for the visually impaired.
4. Pegasus Crossing. For horses! Now moving towards the Puffin model of showing the red or green horse on the pole next to you rather than across the street, the little command box is raised up the pole to make it easier for riders to hit the button while on their mighty steed. Sometimes they have wooden fences to keep horses back while they wait.
5. Toucan Crossing. For people + bicycles. TWO CAN. Get it?