the dregs
Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via socio-logic)
skepticalavenger:

THIS!
Via Stephanie Smith

cognitivedissonance:

liberalisnotadirtyword:

vanconcastiel:

eridan-amporadorable:

neurologically:

deanspelvis:

milesjai:

madlori:

leogursky:

Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending

Pardon my French, but this Pastor is a badass mothafucka.

The entire speech is further enhanced by the insight provided in this YouTube comment:

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Watch till the end.  Trust me.

Someone give this man an award. 

He literally just slayed their assholes open wow

Watch how uncomfortable the people in the background get when the speech turns around. They were probably agreeing with everything he had said up until then.

Give this man a gold medal to go along with those cast-iron balls.

Can I get a slow-clap for the good preacher here?

ICYMI

lookninjas:

fl-orida:

kawaiisugah:

mattbellamymuseofspace:

duod:


Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.
Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.
The question you have to ask yourself is this:
What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.


That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this

Reblogging for the question as well

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?
…  well, death happened, probably.
Here’s the thing.  As civilization has progressed, we have divorced ourselves from the natural processes of decomposition, especially in regards to the bodies of other humans.  There are exceptions, always, but for the most part our dead are promptly whisked away to a mortician  to be arranged for burial.  If we see them at all after that, it’s with veins pumped full of embalming fluid, a full face of makeup, and whatever other tricks are necessary to make the deceased look as though they’re merely sleeping. 
Back in the day, however, this was not an option. 
The process of decomposition is different for every corpse, but there’s some things that nearly always apply.  First, the blood and other fluids begin to pool in low-lying areas.  If the corpse is arranged on their back — and you’d think that most humans, upon realizing that their friend or family member had completely ceased moving, would roll them onto their back to look at their face, to check their breathing and see if their eyes would open — this means the blood will drain away from the face and leave the skin markedly paler.  Once rigor mortis has passed, the jaw will slacken as muscles soften, elongating the face.  The gums and other soft tissues retract, leaving hair and nails longer in appearance (your nails don’t grow after death — your cuticles shrink), and the eyes will sink back into the head, leaving them sunken and dark in appearance. 
And there’s your monster, right there.  Pale, dark eyes, long face, sharp teeth.  Literally, the face of death. 

lookninjas:

fl-orida:

kawaiisugah:

mattbellamymuseofspace:

duod:

Many classic horror icons and other disturbing creatures share common characteristics. Pale skin, dark, sunken eyes, elongated faces, sharp teeth, and the like. These images inspire horror and revulsion in many, and with good reason. The characteristics shared by these faces are imprinted in the human mind.

Many things frighten humans instinctively. The fear is natural, and does not need to be reinforced in order to terrify. The fears are species-wide, stemming from dark times in the past when lightning could mean the burning of your tree home, predators could be hiding in the dark, heights could make poor footing lethal, and a spider or snake bite could mean certain death.

The question you have to ask yourself is this:

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

To be honest that last question frightened me more that the picture.

That question is what always catches me and makes me want to reblog this

Reblogging for the question as well

What happened, deep in the hidden eras before history began, that could effect the entire human race so evenly as to give the entire species a deep, instinctual, and lasting fear of pale beings with dark, sunken eyes, razor sharp teeth, and elongated faces?

…  well, death happened, probably.

Here’s the thing.  As civilization has progressed, we have divorced ourselves from the natural processes of decomposition, especially in regards to the bodies of other humans.  There are exceptions, always, but for the most part our dead are promptly whisked away to a mortician  to be arranged for burial.  If we see them at all after that, it’s with veins pumped full of embalming fluid, a full face of makeup, and whatever other tricks are necessary to make the deceased look as though they’re merely sleeping. 

Back in the day, however, this was not an option. 

The process of decomposition is different for every corpse, but there’s some things that nearly always apply.  First, the blood and other fluids begin to pool in low-lying areas.  If the corpse is arranged on their back — and you’d think that most humans, upon realizing that their friend or family member had completely ceased moving, would roll them onto their back to look at their face, to check their breathing and see if their eyes would open — this means the blood will drain away from the face and leave the skin markedly paler.  Once rigor mortis has passed, the jaw will slacken as muscles soften, elongating the face.  The gums and other soft tissues retract, leaving hair and nails longer in appearance (your nails don’t grow after death — your cuticles shrink), and the eyes will sink back into the head, leaving them sunken and dark in appearance. 

And there’s your monster, right there.  Pale, dark eyes, long face, sharp teeth.  Literally, the face of death. 

androphilia:

Muslim Women Against FEMEN

True, within advocacy there should not be any usurping of another person’s agency. However, I would question *why* is there a desire or, in many cases, a need to cover?

We could go down the rabbit hole of ‘what is free will and do we have it?’, but to make a long story short: are you sure your choice to cover is not a result of social, religious, and/or cultural indoctrination? The most effective means to determine that is to go uncovered as an experiment to observe other’s reactions.

Please don’t try that if forethought implies there is any likelihood of negative consequences. That alone should be enough of an experiment.

kiranirvanna:

the tragedy is that No One would realy buy this as a movie, but those same people believe it implicitly as a reality.

kiranirvanna:

the tragedy is that No One would realy buy this as a movie, but those same people believe it implicitly as a reality.

korpsekobain:

don’t hurt BEES. they just want to pollinate flowers and make honey. hurt WASP’s. fuck them and their old money, big mansions, and country clubs

qinni:

Don’t leave your house at night, when the jellyfishes comes out…

Done in photoshop and SAI

Wallpaper version | 

hankered-waistline:

he totally nailed this role, just sayin’

stripclubcoupons:

lifemadesimple:

Step by Step: A Great way of Painting your own Mural without Knowing how to Draw

maneatingbadger:

cloudcuckoolander527:

She is taking none of your sexist, entitled crap today.

The fact that this is posted on the Internet in 2014 to get an “oh snap” reaction—30-35 years after it aired—is evidence that we have either not progressed enough or have moved backwards. Sadly I think it is the latter. 

nocrimeinthewasteland:

[with thanks to incorrectgotquotes, and apologies to the original dialogue]

kevin0793:

acceptingamerican:


A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn’t want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said “I cannot sit here next to this black man.” The fight attendant said “Let me see if I can find another seat.” After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated “Ma’am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.” About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated “The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to such a disgusting, unpleasant person, the captain has agreed to allow the switch to first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the attendant turned to the black man and said, “Therefore sir, if you would please retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class, as the captain would hate for you to have to sit next to such a disgusting person.”
Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.

Forever reblog

My faith in human decency is restored

kevin0793:

acceptingamerican:

A 50- something year old white woman arrived at her seat on a crowded flight and immediately didn’t want the seat. The seat was next to a black man. Disgusted, the woman immediately summoned the flight attendant and demanded a new seat. The woman said “I cannot sit here next to this black man.” The fight attendant said “Let me see if I can find another seat.” After checking, the flight attendant returned and stated “Ma’am, there are no more seats in economy, but I will check with the captain and see if there is something in first class.” About 10 minutes went by and the flight attendant returned and stated “The captain has confirmed that there are no more seats in economy, but there is one in first class. It is our company policy to never move a person from economy to first class, but being that it would be some sort of scandal to force a person to sit next to such a disgusting, unpleasant person, the captain has agreed to allow the switch to first class.” Before the woman could say anything, the attendant turned to the black man and said, “Therefore sir, if you would please retrieve your personal items, we would like to move you to the comfort of first class, as the captain would hate for you to have to sit next to such a disgusting person.”

Passengers in the seats nearby began to applause while some gave a standing ovation.

Forever reblog

My faith in human decency is restored

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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