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Barbie, Chill, and Click: ultrafacts ULTRA Mattel once tried to sue Aqua over their song "Barbie Girl". The judge literally told them to "chill." Ultrafacts.tumblr.com Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts mcnerds That is the single most 90s thing I have ever read. ultrafacts ULTRA Afer Mattel hen an MCA arhic Girl oki, Stattel Gled suit, Mattel and MCA employees traded barhs in the pres, keswoman noted that each album included a dinclaimer saying that a "social commentary Ithat was ] nut created or appenved by the mik " a Mattel representative responded by saying "That's unacceptable. diminishes the severity of the crime, nor does it make it legal. He later Ih njeither the song as a "theft" of "another company's property" iled a counterclaim for defamation based on the Mattel represcntative MC ords-bank robber," "heist,", "Сптх" and "theft." But all of these are o the invective most often hurled at accused infringen, namely "piracy" No accusation understands intellectual property ownen to be saying that are nautical cutthroats with cyepatches and peg legs who board gallcons to of the a this athin carso, In context, all these terms are nonactionable "rhetorical hyperbole." bearing Glbrook v. City of Westminster, 177 F3d 839, 863 (9th Cir. 1999) hs parti ar Aftirmed Appendix Barbic Girl by Aqua Hiva Barbie! Hi Ken! You wanna go for a ride Sure, Ken! Jump in Ha ha ha ha! CHORUS) I'm a Barbie girl, in my Barbie world Llife in plastic, it's fantastic tou can brush my hair, undress me everywhene Imugination, life is your creation Come on Barbie, let's go party! CHORUS) Ia a blonde bimbo gid, in a fantasy world bhes me up, make it tight, I'm your dolly Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/21 50432.stm belades Out of this entire page why is THAT the only thing you underlined. Source: ultrafacts Barbie Girl

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Alive, Animals, and Apparently: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy: flamethrowing-hurdy-gurdy I have had this on my mind for days, someone please help: I mean, how do we see a pug and then a husky and understand that both are dogs? I'm pretty sure I've never seen a picture of a breed of dog I hadn't seen before and wondered what animal it Do you want the Big Answer or the Small Answers cos I have a feeling this is about to get intense Oooh okay are YOU gonna answer this, hang on I need to get some snacks and make sure the phone is off The short answer is "because they're statistically unlikely to be anything else The long question is "given the extreme diversity of morphology in dogs, with many subsets of dogs' bearing no visual resemblance to each other, how am 1 able to intuit that they belong to the 'dog set just by The reason that this is a Good Big Question is because we are broadly used to categorising Things as related based on resemblances. Then everyoneI have Fun Facts like "elephants are ACTUALLY closely related to rock hyraxes!! Even though they look nothing alike!!" e realized abou t genes and evolution and so on, and so now we These Fun Facts are appealing because they're not intuitive. So why is dog-sorting intuitive? Well, because if you eliminate all the other possibilities, most dogs are dogs. To process Things- whether animals, words, situations or experiences our brains categorise the most important things about them, and then compare these to our memory banks. If we've experienced the same thing before- whether first-hand or through a story then we know what's happening, and we proceed accordingly If the New Thing is completely New, then t question marks, shunts into a different track, counts up all the Similar Traits, and assigns it a provisional category based on its similarity to other Things. We then experience the Thing, exploring it further, and he brain pings up a Our brain t categorises the New based on the knowledge and traits. That is how humans experience the universe. We do our best, and we generally do it well. This is the basis of stereotyping. It behaviours (racism), some of our most challenging problems (trauma), helps us survive (stories) and sharing the ability with things that dont have it leads to some of our most whimsical creations (artificial In fact, one reason that humans are so wonderfully successful is that we can effectively gain knowledge from experiences without having experienced them personally! You dont have to eat all the berries to find the poisonous ones. You can just remember stories and descriptions of berries, and compare those to the ones you've just discovered. You can benefit from memorics that aren't your own! On the other hand, if you had a terribly traumatic experience involving say, an eagle, then your brain will try to protect you in every way possible from a similar experience. If you collect too many traumatic experiences with eagles, then your brain will not enjoy eagle-shapecd New Things. In fact, if New Things match up to too many cagle-like noise!! 。The hot Glare of the Yellow Eye CLAWS VERY BAD VERY BAD Then the brain may shunt the train of thought back into trauma, and the person will actually experience the New Thing as trauma. Even if the New Thing was something apparently unrelated, like being generally pointy, or having a hot glare. (This is an overly simplistic explanation of how triggers work, but it's the one most accessible to people.) So the answer rests in how we categorise dogs, and what "dog" means to humans. Human brains associate dogs with universal categories, such efour legs Mcat Eater e Soft friend An BORK BORK Anything we have previously experienced and learned as A Dog gets added to the memory bank. Sometimes it brings new categories along with it. So a lifetime's experience results in excellent dog-intuition And anything we experience with, say, a 90% match is officially a Dog. Brains are super good at eliminating things, too. So while the concept of physical doggo-ness is pretty nebulous, and has to include greyhounds and Pekingese and mastiffs, we know that even if an animal LOOKS like a bear, if the other categories don't match up in context (bears are not usually soft friends, they don't Bork Bork, they don't have long tails to wag) then it is statistically more likely to be a Doggo. If it occupies a dog-shaped space then it is usually a dog. So if you see someone dragging a fluffy whatnot along on a string, you will go, Mop? (Unlikely-seems to be self propelled.) ° Alien? (Unlikely-no real alien ever experienced.) Threat? (Vastly unlikely in context.) Rabbit? (No. Rabbits hop, and this appears to scurry.) (Brains are very keen on categorising movement patterns. This is why lurching zombies and bad CGl are so uncomfortable to experience, brains just go INCORRECT!! That is WRONG!" Without consciously knowing why. Anyway, very few animals move like domestic dogs!) Very fluffy cat? (Maybe-but not quite. Shares many characteristics, though!) Eldritch horror? (No, it is obviously a soft friend of unknown type) Robotic toy? (Unlikely too complex and convincing.) animal detected!!! Thi s is a good animal!! This is pleasing!! It may be appropriate to laugh at this animal, because we have just realized that it is probably a DOG!! Soft friend, alive, walks on leash. It had a low doggo-ness quotient! and a confusing Snout, but it is NOT those other Known Things, and it occupies a dog-shaped space! Hahahaha!!! It is extra funny and appealing, because it made us guess!! We love playing that game * PING! NEW CATEGORIES ADDED TO "Doggo set mopness, floof. Snout. And that's why most dogs are dogs. You're so good at identifying dog shaped spaces that they can't be anything else! The science of identifying Good Boys

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College, Community, and Donald Trump: Bloomberg Business @business Follow "I don't believe in free college": Hillary Clinton during #DemDebate bloom.bg/1 K1JVXR RETWEETS L 136 LIKES justaphage: loseremo: holyromanhomo: fonzworthcutlass: scrunyuns: lagonegirl: Of course you don’t. Free college might hinder the school-to-prison pipeline your  prison owning donors depend on 👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆👆 welp; Actual quote, in context: “I believe that we should make community college free. We should have debt-free college if you got to a public college or university. You should not have to borrow a dime to pay tuition… I disagree with free college for everybody. I don’t think taxpayers should be paying to send Donald Trump’s kids to college.“ [video link] Don’t spread misinformation just to fit a narrative, Clinton is advocating for there to be a cap on who gets free college so that the government doesn’t have to subsidize the education of people with enough disposable income to pay for it themselves. The plan she’s proposing would have a better chance of being passed, is more cost-effective, and still opens up higher education to low-income individuals who previously couldn’t afford it.  the op lagonegirl literally ended up being a russian psyop im losing my mind Reblogging this as an example of what the Russian interference here on tumblr was. I have seen some people in the past days casting doubts on Tumblr because the blogs that were banned had social justice content.  But that was the point exactly. They posted some real things and a lot of half-truths that would appeal to the kind of politics on here and therefore spread disinformation to discourage us from participating in stopping Trump through the only option we had. I’m glad tumblr left these posts up so we could see for ourselves.  I don’t know if it actually worked on anyone, I hope we all remember to check our sources before making our decisions, but life is short and maybe some people didn’t.  There are plenty of real social justice blogs available still, so I hope we will follow those instead.

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Elf, Fucking, and Funny: hear the air moving ih the Riders! cried Aragorn, springing to his feet. Many riders on swift steeds are coming towards us!' Yes,' said Legolas, 'there are one hundred and five. Yellow is their hair, and bright are their spears. Their leader is very jeza-red edgebug morganne This isn't a fucking competition Legolas Any time anyone says Tolkien isn't funny, I bring up this scene To put it in context, Aragorn is a ridiculously good tracker. He had just been literally lying flat on his belly on the ground, his ear pressed to the dirt, so he could listen for footsteps of the army that was way, way out of sight. We're talking miles away, here. Aragorn was listening to the ground. And from that, he figured out that there were a lot of riders, on hecka fast horses, heading right towards them, with the intention of fucking their shit up. Pretty badass, right? Cue Legolas, a k.a. You Little Shit. Legolas is an elf. His eyesight and hearing is ridiculously good. Like, it puts any human's to shame He literally let Aragorn lie there on the ground and strain to hear footsteps in the distance for no reason. And when Aragorn got up the little shit drove the point home by saying "Oh yeah, I see them, I've seen them this whole time, there's a hundred and five of them, oh yeah and they're all blonde and they're carrying spears nbd Cue Aragon gritting his teeth in frustration and Legolas smirking like the sassy pointy-eared fuck that he is This may actually be my favorite part of LOTR okay But WHAT IF, okay, what if What if Legolas had NO FREAKING IDEA what Aragon is doing by laying on the ground like that? So the Man goes fdown and the Elf and Dwarf both look at him, like wt Aragorn, are you okay? And he just keeps shushing them, so they shrug and look at each other in awkward helplessness and wait to see what this is all about And when Aragorn finally gets up and tells them about the riders, Legolas is so grateful that he just blurs out the info, because fuck it man, you are alright, I thought you ve lost it or broke your spine or something, hold me Gimli, I am too old for this adventure business Good guy Legolasomg-humor.tumblr.com
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