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August 30, 2014 at 5:49 AM | Post Permalink | 36,364 notes
#cos #hp


And if Michael Brown was not angelic, I was practically demonic. I had my first drink when I was 11. I once brawled in the cafeteria after getting hit in the head with a steel trash can. In my junior year I failed five out of seven classes. By the time I graduated from high school, I had been arrested for assaulting a teacher and been kicked out of school (twice.) And yet no one who knew me thought I had the least bit of thug in me. That is because I also read a lot of books, loved my Commodore 64, and ghostwrote love notes for my friends. In other words, I was a human being. A large number of American teenagers live exactly like Michael Brown. Very few of them are shot in the head and left to bake on the pavement.

The “angelic” standard was not one created by the reporter. It was created by a society that cannot face itself, and thus must employ a dubious “morality” to hide its sins. It is reinforced by people who have embraced the notion of “twice as good” while avoiding the circumstances which gave that notion birth. Consider how easily living in a community “with rough patches” becomes part of a list of ostensible sins. Consider how easily “black-on-black crime” becomes not a marker of a shameful legacy of segregation but a moral failing.


Ta-Nehisi Coates, being amazing. (via politicalprof)
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August 30, 2014 at 5:33 AM | Post Permalink | 7,975 notes

cross out the things you’ve done

Graduated high school. Collected something really stupid. Smoked a cigarette. Got so drunk you passed out. Snorted cocaine. Rode every ride at an amusement park. Gone to a rock concert. Helped someone. Gone fishing. Watched four movies in one night. Gone long periods of time without sleep. Lied to someone. Failed a class. Smoked weed. Dealt drugs. Been in a car accident. Been in a tornado. Cried yourself to sleep.  Spent over $200 in one day. Flown on a plane. Cheated on someone. Been cheated on. Written a 10 page letter. Gone skiing. Been sailing. Lost someone you loved. Shoplifted something. Been to jail. Dangerously close to being in jail. Skipped school. Had detention. Got in trouble for something you didn’t doStolen books from the library. Gone to a different country. Dropped out of school. Watched the “Harry Potter” movies. Had an online diary. Had a yard sale. Had a lemonade stand. Actually made money at the lemonade stand. Been in a school play. Been fired from a job. Swam with dolphins. Taken a lie detector testVoted for someone on a reality TV show. Written poetry. Read more than 20 books a year. Gone to Europe/AmericaLoved someone you shouldn’t have.  Used a coloring book over age 12. Had surgery. Taken a taxi. Seen the Washington Monument. Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. Overdosed (but only sorta and completely accidentally). Been in a fist fight. Gone surfing in California. Had a hamster/guinea pig. Pet a wild animal. Used a credit card. Did “spirit day” at school. Dyed your hair. Got a tattoo. Got straight A’s. Been on the Honor Roll. Know someone with HIV or AIDS. Played on a sports team. Snuck out of the house. Swore at a teacher. Gone laser tagging. Had a romantic relationship. Been on the TV. French braided. Skinny-dipped. Driven a car. Performed in front of an audience. Gone bungee-jumping. Been to Mexico. Crashed a car. Sky dived. Been kissed in the rain. Made an 11:11 wish. Drank alcohol. Forwarded a chain letter. Made a mistake.

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A - Z of Unusual Words

This is beautiful. It brings tears to my eyes.

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August 25, 2014 at 10:46 PM | Post Permalink | 201,044 notes




this looks like a trailer for a romantic comedy where gandalf is the beautiful protagonist who must choose which attractive leading man he wants to end up with


im dying

ngl, i’d watch the shit out of this

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August 23, 2014 at 12:35 AM | Post Permalink | 180,952 notes


Benedict Cumberbatch ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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August 23, 2014 at 12:27 AM | Post Permalink | 35,921 notes

#ginny weasley is a great fucking character and if you can’t see that you probably only watched the movies 
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the most shocking moment in gbbo history, tbh

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