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So today a customer chewed me out for attempting to help someone in (uselessly bad) Spanish. She saw me trying to help this guy, who spoke a tiny bit more English than I do Spanish which considering how bad my Spanish is says a lot, and kept glowering the whole time, and when he left I was embarrassed and frustrated at how poorly I could communicate with him and I mentioned “I really need to work on my Spanish”. She immediately started on, “No, YOU DON’T. They need to learn English.” and a long, unmemorable tirade about how everyone who comes to America for any reason needs to speak perfect English automatically while our store’s “Diversity” ad ran behind her.
So my questions are:
1. Is there already a flashcard list of electronics-related terms for English-Spanish
2. Are there any 20-30 minute Spanish-learning podcasts to check out for my ride
3. how does one say “xenophobic, racist, classist douchebag” in the most offensive way possible, in Spanish?
I’m scared of this
I want one.
Who’s doing these illustrations of poké-mashups?
I really hope Yahoo doesn’t fuck up Tumblr like it’s fucked up … well, every single thing it’s ever touched in the history of the universe.
Friendship is Witchcraft: THE MOVIE
This needs to become a full-length Friendship is Witchcraft movie.
today and every day
“This gorgeous Hälssen & Lyon calendar is made of brewable tea. Each day is made of fine pressed wafer thin tea leaves.”
Yeah, dude, did you just see this?
SAY WHAT NOW?
Imagine how stale that tea will be by December.
That’s it. That’s the show.
I will never get over how hard I laughed the first time I saw this
Oh man the… the thing it was from named it and just the mention of the name will set me off now
None Pizza with Left Beef
none pizza with left beef is probably the funniest possible thing i can think of right now
the first time i saw this i literally cried for ten minutes and i still burst out laughing every time “none pizza with left beef”
it wasn’t that funny until i read it out loud to my roommate
oh my god and the person making it tried
“Dear people who complain about the chemicals they’re exposed to: EVERYTHING IS CHEMICALS.” -Hank Green
May 4, 1970: The Kent State shootings take place.
The shooting of unarmed students by members of the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University, was one of the most notorious domestic events of the Vietnam War Era. It took place in the midst of a protest which itself was a reaction against government policy; antiwar sentiment was widespread throughout the nation, particularly among young people, so when President Nixon announced in late April that the U.S. military was to conduct military operations in Cambodia in pursuit of the PAVN and Viet Cong forces (which seemed to contradict his policy of Vietnamization and détente), student-organized protests on university campuses across the country erupted. These student strikes eventually involved at least 400 campuses, although the National Guard was deployed to only twenty-one of them, one of which was Kent State University in Ohio.
The Kent State demonstration began on May 1; the National Guard was called to the campus on May 2 by Governor James Rhodes, who denounced the student protesters and claimed that they were ”the worst type of people that we harbor in America”, comparing them to Nazi brownshirts and the Ku Klux Klan. Many in Kent and across the nation agreed with the governor’s condemnation of student protests, but just as many disagreed, to varying degrees. When the shooting and killing of Kent State students made national headlines, the issue remained just as divisive, with many believing that the students had brought the violence upon themselves. On May 4, the tensions between the guardsmen and students heightened. Tear gas was used in the guardsmens’ attempts to disperse the crowd, and at some point in the confusion, for some still unknown reason, a little under half of the 77 guardsmen present began to fire into the crowd of students. The guardsmen later claimed that they had been shot by a sniper and were firing in self-defense; this claim was denied vehemently by the students, who admitted to throwing rocks, and also by the New York Times reporter who had been on the scene. The reporter also wrote:
As the guardsmen, moving up the hill in single file, reached the crest, they suddenly turned, forming a skirmish line and opening fire.
The crackle of the rifle volley cut the suddenly still air. It appeared to go on, as a solid volley, for perhaps a full minute or a little longer.
Some of the students dived to the ground, crawling on the grass in terror. Others stood shocked or half crouched, apparently believing the troops were firing into the air. Some of the rifle barrels were pointed upward.
Near the top of the hill at the corner of Taylor Hall, a student crumpled over, spun sideways and fell to the ground, shot in the head.
When the firing stopped, a slim girl, wearing a cowboy shirt and faded jeans, was lying face down on the road at the edge of the parking lot, blood pouring out onto the macadam, about 10 feet from this reporter.
Four students were killed, and nine were wounded (one was permanently paralyzed from chest down). Of the four killed by rifle fire, two had not been participants in the protest. According to eyewitness accounts, the students were shocked at the fact that the guardsmen had fired upon them and even more shocked that they had fired live ammunition instead of blanks. John Filo, the photographer who captured the Pulitzer Prize-winning image of Mary Ann Vecchio and Jeffrey Miller (pictured above), also believed at first that the guardsmen were firing blanks. President Nixon expressed regret for the killings, although he suggested that the students’ disruptive activities had “[invited] tragedy”, and, according to a Gallup poll, the public agreed - according to the survey, only 11 percent placed blame on the National Guard, while 58 percent blamed the students. Eleven days later, two black students were killed at Jackson State University during an antiwar protest, though these events failed to capture national attention as the Kent State shootings did.
I like this image a lot, but this is at least the third time it’s appeared on my dash, and never with credit for the artist.
I doubt the original work had the (hilarious) caption, but it’s still wonderful and they deserve to be acknowledged.
Just a couple of minutes of hunting found the source: Helen Green, “Dorothy and Alice”
Pass it around; hopefully the artist can get some credit.
So we were watching Star Trek:TNG during dinner and this weird perfume commercial started playing and then Conrad decided it needed some honest rebranding and it all went downhill from there.
My right hand’s still messed up, so this one was done 100% left-handed. Y’know. To make it sexier.
anyway, sorry. sorry everyone.
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My mom is a wonderful person and all, but she is starting to do the “I really want grandkids!” shtick and I am just not at all about that.
She’s being accommodating (“You don’t have to get pregnant, you can adopt! You can even adopt older kids, you don’t have to deal with babies!”), but this is going to get really old, really fast.
Being queer didn’t really bother her, not being interested in relationships or marriage hasn’t bothered her, but as I’m getting into my mid-twenties she seems to be realizing I’ve been totally serious for the past fifteen-plus years that I don’t want to be a parent.
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