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9/11, America, and Bad: A MARINES LETTER TO THE NFL I've been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl, and Giants Stadium I missed the '90-'91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm, 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium. I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it. Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done something for this country beside playing with a ball and believing they’re something special! They’re not! My Marines and Soldiers were! You are complicit in this! You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this. Yes, I know, it’s their 1st Amendment right to behave in such a despicable manner. What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or the refs! I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the end zone after scoring. I guess that’s much worse than disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm, isn’t it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an idiot in the end zone? Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK? You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million dollar contracts for playing a freaking game! You condone it all by your refusal to act. You’re just as bad and disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur, without consequence, on the sidelines. Time to change the channel. Col Jeffrey A Powers US
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Arguing, Bitch, and Fire: Lawful Tired Neutral Tired Chaotic Tired Lawful Stupid True Stupid Chaotic Stupid Lawful Bastard Neutral Bastard Chaotic Bastard envy-kitty: New alignment chart Lawful Tired: You’re tired but you’re going to wait for nighttime to go to bed even though it never works Neutral Tired: You’re tired and tbh you aren’t going to take it to extremes but you’ve thought about it and you take naps when you can Chaotic Tired: You’ve been tired for 50 years. You’re sleeping right fucking now. You stop doing something for two seconds and immediately nap. The house is on fire. Wake up, bitch. Lawful Stupid: You remember that one time you forgot your McDonald’s food was on the top of your car and you drove off with it on top? That. True Stupid: Ben Jerry’s grape ice cream. That one time you turned in a paper 5 days late and tried to argue that it was a misunderstanding. Chaotic Stupid: Putting your spoon in the microwave knowing full well that it would go up in flames but you needed the spoon to be hot so you could scoop ice cream easier. Lawful Bastard: You’re a bastard with a moral code. So you might not actually knock a child over but youre gonna laugh when the little shit falls over or you see it happen in a video. Neutral Bastard: You are a bastard in everything you do. Not extremely bastard, or too unbastard, but bastard enough. Your friend falls down a flight of stairs and you cackle. You run TheBootyDiaries account on tumblr. Chaotic Bastard: Bastard incarnate. You just are. Solas, Edward Elric, Meatloaf the Cat, Kirby. All bastards.
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Braids, Crying, and Empire: aethersea: teamstopfightingassholes feitanswife: stlin: ella-raene: systlin: beautifultoastdream: stlin: GUYS THEY FIGURED OUT THE ROMAN CONCRETE RECIPE THAT MAKES IT IMMUNE TO SEAWATER http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/mystery-of 2000-year-old-roman-concrete-solved-by-scientists/ar BBDO5V I KNOW RIGHT?!??? I can't help but feel this is one of those things where we had actual documents saying "it was done with this and this", and some old rich white guys looked at it and went "oh mirth, the ancients were so silly They probably wrote this basic stuff down and the actual builders had Secret Techniques we need to Discover For a long time, archeologists didn't know how greek women did their high-piled braids and hair. There was a word that translated to "needle" in the descriptions. They went, "seems like we'll never know." Then a hairdresser took a fucking needle (big needle) and did the fucking thing you do with needles, which is sew - and by sewing the braids into place, she replicated ancient styles. The Egyptians had diagrams of construction steps for their pyramids. Archeologists went "oooh, ancient primitive people, how they do this?" LITERALLY MYTHBUSTERS OR THE OLD DISCOVERY CHANNEL or someone went "what if we did the thing the pictures said they did" AND GUESS FUCKING WHAT. GUESS FUCKING WHAT Also that thing with native Americans saying squirrels taught therm how to get sap for maple syrup, and colonizers going "that's a myth swea Sincerely, if the scientists had to do actual analysis like spectroscopy or whatever, kudos, and no flame. But swear to god, if all these years, we've had the recipes and there was just this fuckin institutional bias against just TRYING THE THING THEY SAID WOULD WORK, HELLFIRE AND DEMENTIA In this case, it was more they had roman writings saying what went into it but figured there was some secret because when they followed roman recipes it never turned out quite right. Because the sources left by Romans always just said to mix with water Because, if you were a Roman??? Obviouslyyou knew that you used seawater for cement. Duh. That's so obvious that they never really bothered specifying that you use seawater to mix it, because it wasn't necessary, everyone knew that. But then the empire fell, other empires rose and fell, time passed, and by the time we were trying to reconstruct the formula the 'mix the dry ingredients with seawater' trick had been forgotten, until chemical analysis finally figured it out again. It's sort of like the land of Punt, a ally of Egypt that's mentioned all the time, but we don't actually know where it was located. Because it isn't written down anywhere. Why would they write it down? It's Punt. Everyone knew where Punt was back then. It'd be ridiculous to waste the ink and space to specify where it was, every child knows about Punt. 3000 years later and we have no damned clue where it was, simply because at the time it was so blindingly obvious that it was never written down. So moral of storv is be specific I was thinking it was stupid that they didn't specify seawater but then I had the thought that we don't specify to use chicken eggs in baking because DUH so we write eggs 2000 years in the future people are going to be making scrambled fish eggs and crying be the ancient recipes make no sense I wonder what bits of todays common knowledge will be lost to time
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Advice, Being Alone, and America: Anna Breslaw @annabreslavw My sister is doing arn experiment: Whenever men walk towards her, she doesn't move out of the way first. So far she has collided with 28 men. 12/13/14, 5:04 PNM angryschnauzer: freckledai: daybreak96: little-miss-stan: elegantmess100: blossombarnes: retroasgardian: reddobastard: onethingconstant: songbirde108: mercurialkitty: emmagrant01: clevermanka: youcangofindatree: moremetalthanyourmom: Okay but after seeing this I started doing it too and it’s amazing how many men I’ve run into bc they expected me to move Gotta try it I work (and walk) on a college campus. I’ve lost count of how many men I’ve smacked shoulders with. Recently, I was standing outside my son’s classroom waiting to talk to his teacher. I stood on one side of the hallway, not even close to the center. At some point, a man came walking along. I was standing right in his path, but the hallway was empty, so I logically expected him to swerve around me. Instead he kept walking right toward me, got to me, and stopped, as if waiting for me to get out of his way. I didn’t; I just smiled politely at him. He finally walked around me, clearly annoyed that I hadn’t leapt out of his manly path. Now I’m wishing I’d leapt aside, taken off my jacket and laid it on the floor before him, then bowed deeply and said, “My Liege!” I also work at a college campus. I smack shoulders sometimes, but I find that if I stare straight ahead and follow the advice below, people get the heck out of the way. Honestly this post changed how I carry myself when walking alone in public, or in a situation where I’m the one leading. People definitely move for the murder gaze. Confirmed. I once had to rush back inside a convention hall as the con was closing in order to a retrieve a sick friend’s medication, and I didn’t understand why people in the crowd were jumping out of my way (literally—one guy vaulted a table) until I realized I was dressed as the Winter Soldier and doing the Murder Walk because that’s just how I walk in those boots. I got the meds, got out, and made a mental note. I repeated the experiment later, wearing the boots but otherwise my usual clothing and mimicking the expression I thought I’d had at that moment. People parted like I was Charlton Heston. I now wear that style of boots whenever possible. I recently had a man do a double-take as I walked by and ask me, politely, where I had served because I “looked like a soldier.” I’m not current or former military. I was wearing a flowy purple peasant top and looked as un-soldierlike as possible. Moral of the story: wear comfortable shoes, square your shoulders, and walk like you’ve been sent to murder Captain America. WALK LIKE YOU’VE BEEN SENT TO MURDER CAPTAIN AMERICA It’s called the Murder Strut. IT’S BACK!!!!!! I was searching for this to show my daughter the other day and couldn’t find it. I’m so glad IT’S BACK!! I will always reblog the Murder Strut!! A guy on a bike went around me because he could tell I had no intention of moving. Thanks to this post. This post went from Scientific to Feminist to Educational to HILARIOUS! #make men get the fuck out of the way 2k17 I do this now. Stand my ground. Men look flabberghasted that i wont move out of the way. The most annoying thing is when i’m walking along holding Superpups hand (he’s 2.5 years old), and people walk right up to us and expect to go between us… so for me to let go of my toddlers hand for the sake of them. One person i actually had to put my free hand out and onto their chest to block the person to stop before they ploughed into us. I was waiting at traffic lights, using this advice to make people go around me and some guy asked me if I knew that I looked like a bitch and I just looked him dead in the eye with the murder gaze until he carried in walking. Such a creep, going up to a 15 year old and expecting her to smile and move out of the way.
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Abc, Africa, and Animals: No results found for "woman kills man for rejecting her". funnygaygirl: kurt-banged-her: laina: unyieldingultimatum: jackthevulture: girltiredofbullshit: blacktionbronson: hominishostilis: playstation2chainz: shocking *ahem* from this post  Woman kills man for refusing to give her beer  Woman stabs man for refusing to have sex with her, threatens to cry rape  Woman rips off man’s testicle because he rejected her, tried to swallow it Woman kills man for refusing to marry her  Woman cuts off man’s penis because of argument  Woman shoots her husband after argument  Woman cuts off cheating boyfriend’s penis, flushes it Woman suspects husband of cheating, stabs him to death  Woman shoots, kills boyfriend for cheating  Woman stabs boyfriend for cheating in Monopoly board game  Woman shoots, kills man for ending relationship  Woman sets husband’s genitals on fire for hugging another woman, dies  Woman kills, dismembers husband’s body over argument  Mother kills 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kiss  Woman stabs husband to death over cheating fears  Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend  Women kills husband, commits suicide  Woman shoots and kills man over argument  Woman kills husband with baseball bat for talking back to her  Woman kills husband, confesses to family then shoots herself  Woman stabs boyfriend 31 times after he said ex’s name in his sleep  Woman shoots husband in the head, shoots herself  Woman kills boyfriend over argument at house party  Woman shoots boyfriend with shotgun for texting another woman  Woman kills boyfriend because she “smelled sex on him”  Woman runs over boyfriend, kills him Woman stabs boyfriend in the eye for turning down threesome  Woman stabs ex-boyfriend for refusing to stop playing the Eagles  Woman stabs boyfriend, throws out his prosthetic legs so he can’t chase her  Woman ties up, stabs husband 193 times, jury finds her guilty for suspicion of trying to claim life insurance  Woman stabs fiance for refusing to take her to the liquor store  Woman assaults and threatens boyfriend with knife for not cuddling  Woman stabs man with ceramic squirrel for not bring home beer  Woman stabs taxi driver after he refuses to have sex with her  Woman stabs ex-boyfriend in his penis after discovering he had a new girlfriend Woman stabs boyfriend twice over time he spent in bathroom  Woman stabs boyfriend over Facebook post  Woman stabs her boyfriend several times because his dog ate her marijuana stash  Woman stabs boyfriend for not calling her every two hours  Woman shoots man five times for rejecting her, kills herself  Woman murders ex-boyfriend with liquor laced with poison, was jealous he was engaged to new woman  Comedian Phil Hartman was murdered by his wife on May 27th 1998 NFL player Steve McNair was murdered by his girlfriend on July 4th, 2009 John Wayne Bobbitt had his penis cut completely off on June 23rd, 1993 Travis Alexander was murdered by Jodi Arias on June 4th, 2008 Andrew Bagby was murdered by Shirley Jane Turner on November 6th, 2001 (She later murdered their 1 year-old son on August 18th, 2003) Brenda Spencer killed two and injured nine at Cleveland Elementary School on January 29th, 1979 Laurie Dann killed one boy and injured five others at Hubbard Woods Elementary School on May 20th, 1988 Jennifer San Marco killed eight people at Goleta postal facility on January 30th, 2006 Sylvia Seegrist killed three and injured seven during a shooting spree at a Springfield mall on October 30th, 1985 Mary Ann Holder killed five children including her own son in Pleasent Gardens, NC on November 20th, 2011 Jullian Robbins killed one and injured two at Penn State on September 17th, 1997 Heather Smith killed two then committed suicide at Spanaway Junior High School on November 26th, 1985 Latina Williams killed two others then self at Louisiana Technical College on February 8th, 2008 Amy Bishop Anderson killed three and wounded three others at the University of Alabama on February 12th, 2010 What’s most interesting though is that mainstream media doesn’t even mention female shooters when they claim to show the history of the crime — but I guess they’re going by high scores. While its true that most shooting sprees are committed by males, it is also truethat most child abuse, neglect, and murders are committed by females. Women who killed or attempted to kill children in the news, past 30 days (US): Florida woman shoots, kills her 2 teenage sons  Mother throws 1 year-old daughter under truck, kills her  California mom stabs her 3 daughters to death. all under 2 years old Mother attempts to kill her 3 teenage children  Mother kills her infant son by stabbing him to death  Woman kills 2 year-old girl, attempts to kill 10 year-old boy  Utah mom murders 6 newborns, keeps them in garage  Mother charged with trying to suffocate daughter  Woman charged for killing 8-month old baby  Women who killed or attempted to kill children in the news between January and April 2014 (US): Mother drowns both of her sons aged 3 and 6  Mother attempts to drown her 3 children in ocean  Utah mother shoots and kills two teen daughters, then herself  Mother suffocates 14 month old son, fails at attempted suicide  Woman babysitter murders 19 month old boy  Mom kills 7 month old daughter, blames Jesus  Woman operating illegal daycare responsible for 3 month old girl’s death, police find 14 children in her basement  Mom strangles 3 day old baby boy, discarded body in trashcan  Woman suffocates 2 year old girl of fiance, fakes sexual assault by unknown assailant to cover tracks  Mother charged with killing 2 year-old daughter  Mother of several children with history of violence murdered and buried 2 year-old daughter in shallow grave  Mother stabs and kills her 2 children in exorcism  Mother kills her teen son and daughter, self  Mother confesses to killing 10 year-old son  Mother tortures and kills 3 year-old son, burned genitals with lighter  This is only mid-year and I didn’t even include the reports of mothers killing their children from previous years or other countries.” The only thing “shocking” here is how far you’ve managed to cram your head up your own ass. This post is disturbingly long. REBLOG THE SHIT OF THIS. I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF PEOPLE TREATIG WOMEN LIKE INNOCENT GODDESS WHO NEVER DO ANYTHING WRONG WHILE THEY TREAT ALL MEN LIKE ANIMALS. I debated on whether or not to reblog this but damn those sources are a fucking feat and pretending that they dont exist erases the victims. once in a blue moon someone on tumblr will acknowledge anyone other than a man has done something wrong if your feminism involves overlooking crimes by women then it isn’t feminism if your feminism involves overlooking crimes by women then it isn’t feminism Its almost as if gender doesnt affect concepts such as our basic instincts (eg fight v flight), basic intelligence, and moral compasses.Hmm.
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Fucking, Music, and Obama: Shannon Carey @scmaestra This moral rehabilitation of GWW Bush is baffling. I was a full grown adult during his presidency Shall we review the highlights? 10:48 PM 19 Oct 17 2,847 Retweets 6,644 Likes Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Replying to @scmaestra He invaded Afghanistan to route out A Qaeda. So far, conservative estimates put the civilian dead at 165,000. Country is still not stable 12 T t0 201 1,238 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He invaded Traq on completely falsified grounds, going against the rest of the world. The civilian dead are at least 480,000 11 1,247 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Since most Americans only care about American lives, here are the US military dead: about 2,400 in Afghanistan and 4,500 in Iraq t 162 1,021 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He privatized the military, clearing the way for for-profit mercenaries. He appointed Roberts and Alito to the Supreme Court 6 154 1,064 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He championed No Child Left Behind, placing education in the hands of ed testing corps, eliminating science & history from elem schools 7 167 1,139 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He also had traits we now see, amplified, in 45. He lied. He spoke terribly and embarrassed us. He was mean to iournalists 8 130 1,062 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d I mean, the world was so happy to get rid of him in 2008 that they gave Obama the freaking Nobel Peace Prize simply because he was NOT BUSH 10 ti 270 2,085 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d GW Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld and Cheney paved this corrupt, profiteering, nationalistic road that 45 is now prancing down 6 t0 310 1,530 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d If GW wants redemption, he's gonna have to do a lot more than paint pictures of soldiers he maimed and make patriotic speeches 8 t 195 1,229 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d Also, Abu Ghraib and the normalization of torture. Which I think I had blocked out, as, it seems, most of us have 13 t0 158 1,320 Parm @ParmB 1d the Patriot ACT, gargantuan DHS, just gutting Iraq via the shittiest privatization attempt making that vacuum for the horrors to come... 41 4 34 361 Shannon Carey @scmaestra 1d He invented "Homeland Security." Homeland?? I mean, that is straight out of the Sound of Music - and I don't mearn the nice Van Trapp:s thank you for this! The bar is now so low that liberals will flock to monstrosities and shower them with adulation simply because they said something about Trump.  This form of political and historical amnesia serves no one but the powerful. We need to have higher fucking standards than this. 
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Anaconda, Ass, and Concussion: this-isnt-my-bra Once my friend Henry was accused of wearing wireless headphones by a substitute so she said for him to hand them over so he took them off and handed them to her. Then later on she asked him a question and he didn't respond so she said it louder and he still didn't respond. She asked why he was not responding and he said cant understand you ma am, you took my hearing aids." lolodapsycho HOLY SHIT mamoru one time we had a sub that was handing back papers and called my name. I asked if someone could grab it for me and she started mocking me for not even standing up. taunting me asking why I was not walking up to the front to get the paper myself my classmates went dead silent and after the sub's laughter ended someone informed her that the wheelchair parked nearby belonged to me silver-rayn123 I had a sub in English once, on presentation day. And everyone goes up and does their thing, and then its my turn. The whole time im stuttering and mixing up my words, having to stop and re-say my sentences. The rest of the class is used to this and claps. However, by the time its over, the teacher is 100% done Starts saying horrible thing about how im going to have to get over my 'fear of public speaking' and how she's heard 8 year olds give better presentations (plus worse things but I don't really member them). By then im in tears and orn the brink of a panic attack, and then she starts telling me off for crying The rest of the class is horrified. Then this boy stands up. He never been my friend and we never really got along, but he'd never bullied me. He told her in a pissed off, cold voice that in freshmen year I got a concussion and that I never really recovered from it, so all that was medical related and l couldn't help it. Then he starts telling her off and the rest of the class joins him The teacher is mortified and tries to cover her ass, but the whole class walked out and that boy took me by the shoulders and we all walked to the principles office and told him what had happened. Lets just say she isn't teaching anymore Also, turns out that boy had a sister like me, who couldn't really speak. We've been best friends for 8 years and i'll be his best woman at his wedding next year. The moral is that Teachers, even subs, and adults shouldn't scold kids before knowing the whole story, because shit like that can fuck up kids self-esteem for the rest of their life Subs being the worst
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Community, Fashion, and Friday: Hey Australia! your vote for EQUAL MARRIAGE MUST be received by TUESDAY NOVEMBER 02017 FYBG fuckyeahbiguys: leveragehunters: kimmi-watch: yayyglitterr: fuckyeahbiguys: Australia is holding a postal vote for marriage equality! You should receive your ballot by mail from the Australian Bureau of Statistics no later than September 25. The survey asks one question: “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?” Your YES! vote is due to the ABS in the prepaid envelope no later than November 7 at 6pm, so it should be put in the post by October 27! If you haven’t received your ballot by September 25, you can call 1800-572-113.  More information, including how to vote if you’re overseas, is at the official Marriage Survey website: https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au …and remember, including glitter with your vote will invalidate it! AS AN AUSTRALIAN PERSON IN THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY WHO IS TOO YOUNG TO VOTE PLEASE VOTE YES FOR THOSE WHO CANT THIS IS SO IMPORTANT ANYONE WHO IS AUSTRALIAN AND IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE PLEASE DO!!!!!! Got my one today. Ticked yes immediately and put it right in the envelope, sealed, all ready to be sent off tomorrow morning! Please do the same. Reblogging of course, because you have to vote and vote yes. Anything else is doom to Australia ever having marriage equality in some sort of timely fashion. But, having read the comments/notes, I want to clear up some misunderstanding. This is not a vote for granting Australians marriage equality. If the majority of Australia votes yes it does not guarantee marriage equality. This is a tax payer funded non-compulsory (NB: Australia has compulsory voting for actual votes) postal survey (a plebiscite) because the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcom Turnbull, is a moral coward who won’t do his job. And because it’s not a vote the electoral advertising rules don’t apply, which has left the bigoted ‘No’ arseholes free to spew hate and lies, which Ol Turnbull knew would happen, because enough people told him. And if you don’t want to reblog with my addition, please go and reblog from the source. If you haven’t received your ballot by mail yet, you can request a replacement here: https://www4.abs.gov.au/web/survey.nsf/amlpspprenqform If you’re an overseas Australian, you can request an internet access code to vote here: https://www4.abs.gov.au/web/survey.nsf/AMLPSSACEnqForm Replacement ballots and internet access codes have to be requested by Friday, 20 October 2017 (6pm local time)!
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Beautiful, Children, and Fake: amusewithaview incorrectdiscworldquotes roachpatrol magica-tenore-regina lizthefangirl ademigodgirl rainbow-bear A king has no sons, no daughters, and no queen. For this reason he must decide who will take the throne after he dies. To do this he decides that he will give all of the children of the kingdom a single seed. Whichever child has the largest, most beautiful plant will earn the throne, this being a metaphor for the kingdom. At the end of the contest all of the children came to the palace with their enormous and beautiful plants in hand. After he looks at all of the children's pots, he finally decides that the little girl with an empty pot will be the next Queen. Why did he choose this little girl over all of the other children with their beautiful plants The seeds were all dead (burned, fake, etc.). The other kids cheated and got different seeds and planted them. The little girl didn't cheat and was not able to grow anything because the seed was dead. She was the only one who didn't cheat. damn Nothing like original fairy tales! i get the moral it's trying to convey but that king is an idiot and the kingdom's doomed. you don't appoint an honest kid who will forthrightly admit a failure like that to leadership of a country, you put that kid in charge of like... the army, or something. the department of agriculture i'd send out dead seeds, then appoint the kid with the biggest and most beautiful plant anyway. ideally the same kind of plant as the dead seeds were from. and ideally a kid with a really good pokerface. that kid knows a) how to perceive failure early (a well developed second plant means they knew how soon the first seeds should sprout and didn't fuck around when they didn't) b) how to fix the situation (a second plant of the same species means they got someone to help them identify the seeds and plant more, or are observant enough to do it themselves) c) how to get the best people for a job in to do it (kids aren't great gardeners. a beautiful science project probably means mom did all the work-just what you want from a child ruler and their regent) all around, that kid (or their mom) is the kind of devious results-oriented bald-faced liar you want to go toe-to-toe with the lords of your country and the rulers of your neighbors. not a little kid who admits defeat so early and in a situation with such high stakes. whoops i didn't grow a plant' sounds a lot less sweet when you phrase it like 'i give up on ruling my country you know, i think i'd also send agents out to encourage the kids to destroy each other's plants. let's see who's good at seige warfare, too Did Lord Vetinari write that post? Reblogging for the Machiavellian addition How to choose an heir to the throne
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Crying, Disneyland, and Drunk: Boon Cotter @booncotter Follow A story I want to share cos I think being authentic is your best asset: So, I broke down crying in my interview for @Naughty Dog. 1/x 11:11 AM-5 Sep 2017 1,416 Retweets 3,594 Likes Tweet your reply Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Replying to @booncotter @Naughty_Dog I had just flown halfway around the world, my first time out of Australia, and it was to interview for a job I KNEW I wouldn't get. 2/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h It didn't matter tho, I was so fucking beyond starstruck to be in LA at the Naughty Dog office. I was like a kid at Disneyland. 3/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I went in not overthinking anything, just determined to be myself and meet these fucken rad people I adored. 4/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h During the interview, @bruce_straley walked in and I kinda pooped in my pants a little. He asked me some Q's I had horrible A's for. 5/x 91t282 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Bruce: So you were a lead artist on your last project? How many artists were there? Me: Er... LOL... Just me (Everyone laughs) 6%x 91tl 1 269 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Then he asks "Why do you want to work at Naughty Dog?". I began to answer a true, but rote, response: You're the best, blah blah. 7/x 91tl 12 266 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h But then I stopped and said... "Ugh. No. It's Bill (from TLoU)." and everyone looked at me with this kind of bemused curiosity. 8/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them it was the first time l'd seen a gay man portrayed as this gruff, masculine, tragically heroic type of character. 9/x 91t 17 392 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h He wasn't a punchline to a joke. He wasn't overtly stereotypical. A lot of players didn't even pick up that he was gay. 10/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h I told them thatl saw myself represented for the first time. A burly, hairy daddy bear character, a guy respected and understood. 11/x 91tl 15 391 Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h That made me fall in love with evervone here, And telling them that made me start crying. WHO THE FUCK CRIES IN A JOB INTERVIEW? 12/x 4 Boon Cotter @booncotter 10h Anyway, fast forward to 3 hours later and I was shitface drunk on margaritas and hired to work at my favorite game company on Earth. 13/x Boon Cotter@booncotter 10h Moral to the story: Don't underestimate authenticity. Be raw, be vulnerable, be real. That's where your uniqueness shines. 14/x 028 151 1.4K Boon Cotter@booncotter 8h To wrap it up, this was the day. Dat grin wouldn't leave my face, even with Nate giving me stink eye. AUGH 5 more replies gold-talisman: Coworker told this story today and there was a literal outpouring of love. Representation matters 
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