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angelfire115: zetarays: angeredthoughts: nobodybetterhavethisoneoriswear: polyglotplatypus: polyglotplatypus: im very grateful for the lessons in photography i was taught in stop motion class because just now they made it possible to photograph the stars with my phone in spite of the camera usually not detecting the light of stars because theyre so dim,,,, enjoy these shiny motherfuckers ok so if everythings normal, your phone camera should have a manual mode (sometimes called pro mode). in it, change the settings of the shutter lag to 20 seconds, then put the phone down on some stable, plane surface and press the photo button (usually when using your camera, the volume buttons can be used as photo button) and let the phone still for the whole 20 seconds.  (basically the problem with most cameras is that they dont have a very good light sensitivity in the dark, however that doesnt mean they cant detect it at all. the longer the shutter is open, the more light your camera takes in and the more burnt/light your pic will be, so in (literally) dark situations, make the shutter lag longer to get all that light you need! also i said 20 seconds but really you can make it shorter or longer depending on what kinda stuff you want for your stars) Yes this! Additionally, adjust your ISO to the highest number (mimics the film used for very low light and low speed images) And set your shutter speed to the longest time possible (on my phone it’s 10 seconds). Leave your focus settings on Auto, and if your phone camera has a timer option, turn that on (five seconds is generally enough). Plan your shot first, then find a place to set your phone down so you can get the image you want. The less light pollution, the better; you’ll pick up FAR more stars in your picture. Once you know what you want to shoot, tap your screen to “focus” it, then hit the button to take the picture, set your phone down, and back away from the “tripod”. Don’t touch your phone for a good 15 seconds, just to be sure. You will not be disappointed in the results, let me assure you. Not even a little bit. @tamberland THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I’VE EVER LEARNED : angelfire115: zetarays: angeredthoughts: nobodybetterhavethisoneoriswear: polyglotplatypus: polyglotplatypus: im very grateful for the lessons in photography i was taught in stop motion class because just now they made it possible to photograph the stars with my phone in spite of the camera usually not detecting the light of stars because theyre so dim,,,, enjoy these shiny motherfuckers ok so if everythings normal, your phone camera should have a manual mode (sometimes called pro mode). in it, change the settings of the shutter lag to 20 seconds, then put the phone down on some stable, plane surface and press the photo button (usually when using your camera, the volume buttons can be used as photo button) and let the phone still for the whole 20 seconds.  (basically the problem with most cameras is that they dont have a very good light sensitivity in the dark, however that doesnt mean they cant detect it at all. the longer the shutter is open, the more light your camera takes in and the more burnt/light your pic will be, so in (literally) dark situations, make the shutter lag longer to get all that light you need! also i said 20 seconds but really you can make it shorter or longer depending on what kinda stuff you want for your stars) Yes this! Additionally, adjust your ISO to the highest number (mimics the film used for very low light and low speed images) And set your shutter speed to the longest time possible (on my phone it’s 10 seconds). Leave your focus settings on Auto, and if your phone camera has a timer option, turn that on (five seconds is generally enough). Plan your shot first, then find a place to set your phone down so you can get the image you want. The less light pollution, the better; you’ll pick up FAR more stars in your picture. Once you know what you want to shoot, tap your screen to “focus” it, then hit the button to take the picture, set your phone down, and back away from the “tripod”. Don’t touch your phone for a good 15 seconds, just to be sure. You will not be disappointed in the results, let me assure you. Not even a little bit. @tamberland THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I’VE EVER LEARNED
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peter-pantomime: comparativelysuperlative: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] Okay, but imagine from the other guy’s point of view. You send angry letters about how Ea-nasir shipped you half a ton of subpar copper, and then 3800 years later— History: you are without a doubt the worst business man ive ever heard of Ea-nasir: : o the Ningal ssful trading rsian Gulf Complaint about delivery of the wrong grade of copper About 1750 BC (Old Babylonian period) from Ur ME 131236 ian period) peter-pantomime: comparativelysuperlative: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] Okay, but imagine from the other guy’s point of view. You send angry letters about how Ea-nasir shipped you half a ton of subpar copper, and then 3800 years later— History: you are without a doubt the worst business man ive ever heard of Ea-nasir:
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marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: That’s okay, I’m alright without it. Trust me, it doesn’t need you either. Cool. Neat. We don’t need your lying toxic ass in any fandom. Now get the fuck off my post. Nah. Why wanna get caught slipping again with Jewario And KickVic? Check out this expert who was totally there and knows every aspect about what happened in either of these subjects. Stick to loving Rick Morty, kid, and stop getting your info from conspiracy theorists YouTubers. Keep to the theme of your own blog. Check out this loser trying to cover up bullshit that’s long been exposed. Maybe you should stick to being irrelevant. “Exposed”. The same vocabulary used by right-wing extreme conspiracy theory YouTubers. Like I said, stick to Rick Morty. You going off the rails and off topic is not going to make your followers happy. Huh. To me it seems like you don’t want people knowing you’re full of shit. Subvert and deny. That’s her M.O. same shit happened when you got called out for being shady in the past. It all just must be a conspiracy against you. You know when the whole change the channel thing blew up in your face after the allegations against Jewario came out. Or when the hash tag you started exposed you for the clout chasing hippocrite you are. But yeah you keep that narrative. Nobody is here subverting or denying anything. You’re willfully ignoring information being blatantly given to you in regards to JewWario. 90% of the producers who made videos for Channel Awesome did not know what was happening. His own wife had no idea. We didn’t know until four years after he was already dead. If you were really following those events last year, you would know that. Having compassion and empathy for victims of sexual assault and harassment has absolutely zero to do with chasing clout. Stealing copyrighted material as well as other people’s memes and literally not caring that you’re doing it, however? There’s 100% no reason to do that other than for your own clout. Yeah I steal memes. My followers know it and I never made any attempts to deny it. But where in the world did I use any of that for clout? This was a meme blog that got huge in spite of its self. Used mostly to store memes for a fandom I enjoy. I never asked for likes, reblogs, or follows. Nor do I profit in any way from this blog. Since Im a faceless individual operating from one site, what clout is there to be chased? But lets also ignore the fact that memes are created to be shared and passed around or that shit tons of other blogs do it. You are willfully ignoring the evidence that points that a lot of channel awesome creators did know, yourself included, and hushed up about it. You claim you have empathy, yet continue to drag someones name through the mud. Despite the fact there is more proof to his innocence than his guilt. Especially when many of those allegations you backed were proven to be false. Those conspiracy videos and threads continue to prove that. So you can post your shitty youtube videos all you want. Lord knows any sane individual would distance themself from that mess after it tanked. But I really doubt any of your arguments will hold up in court. Hey maybe well see. Since Vic is heading up a defamation case. One I wouldnt be surprised to see you caught up in. Since theres TONS of proof you were involved with that situation.: When someone doesn't know Rick and Morty 0 Poor little Rickless ard marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: schwifty-memes: marzgurl: That’s okay, I’m alright without it. Trust me, it doesn’t need you either. Cool. Neat. We don’t need your lying toxic ass in any fandom. Now get the fuck off my post. Nah. Why wanna get caught slipping again with Jewario And KickVic? Check out this expert who was totally there and knows every aspect about what happened in either of these subjects. Stick to loving Rick Morty, kid, and stop getting your info from conspiracy theorists YouTubers. Keep to the theme of your own blog. Check out this loser trying to cover up bullshit that’s long been exposed. Maybe you should stick to being irrelevant. “Exposed”. The same vocabulary used by right-wing extreme conspiracy theory YouTubers. Like I said, stick to Rick Morty. You going off the rails and off topic is not going to make your followers happy. Huh. To me it seems like you don’t want people knowing you’re full of shit. Subvert and deny. That’s her M.O. same shit happened when you got called out for being shady in the past. It all just must be a conspiracy against you. You know when the whole change the channel thing blew up in your face after the allegations against Jewario came out. Or when the hash tag you started exposed you for the clout chasing hippocrite you are. But yeah you keep that narrative. Nobody is here subverting or denying anything. You’re willfully ignoring information being blatantly given to you in regards to JewWario. 90% of the producers who made videos for Channel Awesome did not know what was happening. His own wife had no idea. We didn’t know until four years after he was already dead. If you were really following those events last year, you would know that. Having compassion and empathy for victims of sexual assault and harassment has absolutely zero to do with chasing clout. Stealing copyrighted material as well as other people’s memes and literally not caring that you’re doing it, however? There’s 100% no reason to do that other than for your own clout. Yeah I steal memes. My followers know it and I never made any attempts to deny it. But where in the world did I use any of that for clout? This was a meme blog that got huge in spite of its self. Used mostly to store memes for a fandom I enjoy. I never asked for likes, reblogs, or follows. Nor do I profit in any way from this blog. Since Im a faceless individual operating from one site, what clout is there to be chased? But lets also ignore the fact that memes are created to be shared and passed around or that shit tons of other blogs do it. You are willfully ignoring the evidence that points that a lot of channel awesome creators did know, yourself included, and hushed up about it. You claim you have empathy, yet continue to drag someones name through the mud. Despite the fact there is more proof to his innocence than his guilt. Especially when many of those allegations you backed were proven to be false. Those conspiracy videos and threads continue to prove that. So you can post your shitty youtube videos all you want. Lord knows any sane individual would distance themself from that mess after it tanked. But I really doubt any of your arguments will hold up in court. Hey maybe well see. Since Vic is heading up a defamation case. One I wouldnt be surprised to see you caught up in. Since theres TONS of proof you were involved with that situation.
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signhereplease: cryptid-sighting: kittykat8311: naamahdarling: I’m losing my fucking mind. oh my god my favorite part is that the guys just go along with it in spite of confusion/misgivings because they don’t want to miss out on stickers. My favorite post : Strawberry Cyclops @EarlofWrasslin I'm laughing my ass off at this kindergarten teacher using the same tactics on grown ass men to teach thenm to shower and learn how to cook and be spontaneous and self reliant and not a single person on 4chan could figure that out Ewen 2018: Ewen of the Year Edition @nekoe... So apparently the bar for GMs has just been raised by a lot. Anonymous 57058006 18 hr ago >Playing with female DM done!' stickers on character sheets of players she thinks did a good job that >She places 'great work and well session Literally what does she mean by this? 97.6 kB PNG 31 REPLIES 44 IMAGES REPLY 39 Anon! It's not nice to use outistic as an insult. Iom realy disappointed in you. I have to take away one of your gold stars for that 57059106 Not wonting great work stickers Pleb. r ago hr 57059765 We used to have a DM but he got tired of DMing so we tried out this ad one of us found on a flyer and met her at the library. At first we played at one guy's dorm but she didn't like that because it was messy and we usually wouldn't bother showering sometimes or dressing wel because we didn't care but now we play at her place and she says we have to smell good and be well dressed before she lets us inside. It's a bit annoying sometimes but she calls us handsome when we do and I don't hear that very often 57059520 I don't know what she does for work and she gives out stickers for good roleplaying, clever tactics and letting everyone do something. Everyone gets given at least 1 sticker a session though. And no she hasn't said anything about the other stickers except that she's saving them. Anonymous 57059812 16 hr 57059631 How the fuck do you not know what your DM works as? Anonymous 57059970 15 hr.ago ago Because it's not just that. I like her as a DM but sometimes she'll do really embarrassing things like hold a kareoke contest in game and then play songs from Grease and make us all sing 57059812 I haven't asked her. One guy tried to once but we're not supposed to talk about non game related stuff whern we're playing and she jokingly threatened to take away one of his stickers but she's never done that before so we knew she was actually being serious. At the start she always cooked something but then she offered an extra sticker if we'd do it and gave us some printed laminated recipe sheets so we take it in turns to bring food now. signhereplease: cryptid-sighting: kittykat8311: naamahdarling: I’m losing my fucking mind. oh my god my favorite part is that the guys just go along with it in spite of confusion/misgivings because they don’t want to miss out on stickers. My favorite post
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tatterdemalionamberite: peter-pantomime: comparativelysuperlative: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] Okay, but imagine from the other guy’s point of view. You send angry letters about how Ea-nasir shipped you half a ton of subpar copper, and then 3800 years later— History: you are without a doubt the worst business man ive ever heard of Ea-nasir: @binghsien : o the Ningal ssful trading rsian Gulf Complaint about delivery of the wrong grade of copper About 1750 BC (Old Babylonian period) from Ur ME 131236 ian period) tatterdemalionamberite: peter-pantomime: comparativelysuperlative: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] Okay, but imagine from the other guy’s point of view. You send angry letters about how Ea-nasir shipped you half a ton of subpar copper, and then 3800 years later— History: you are without a doubt the worst business man ive ever heard of Ea-nasir: @binghsien
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renehta: Rick Sanchez, Don Draper, and BoJack Horseman are three examples of a popular male character trope: the intelligent, talented, toxic, disconnected, detached man who fails to connect with others and is consistently and wildly self destructive in his quest to fill an emotional void with anything but human connection. The problem with this character archetype lies with the fans, insofar as a lot of people, a specific subset of men in particular, miss the entire point of the character. They’re so easily sucked in by the flashy veneer of masculine bravado on the surface of these damaged characters that they fail to understand why the characters are presented this way: you do not want to be like them. You are not supposed to identify with them positively or see them as someone to emulate, you are not supposed to sincerely root for them to win most of the time, they are antiheros. In spite of being the protagonist Rick, Don, and BoJack are almost never the “good guy” in any given scenario, they are almost always selfishly motivated, and explicitly harming innocent people for their own gain. The rare moments of redemption usually don’t last. Idolizing and lionizing these characters as an ideal or something to aspire to entirely misses the concept of the characters, and worse, celebrates behavior that is explicitly shown to be toxic and harmful. If you identify as “a Rick” then the entire concept of the show has gone completely over your head. The creators of all three shows position their characters clearly, and get more blatant with each season. To be clear, seeing negative traits in yourself and identifying with the struggle to improve them, or wanting these characters to change and grow is not what we’re referring to here, but rather the explicit support for and celebration of these characters as they are. This isn’t even a critique of the characters themselves. All of whom are well written, interesting, and complex, but rather it’s a critique of how we see and interpret these characters. This archetype applies to many characters like Sherlock, House, and Archer, and is also mirrored in family members like Beth to Rick or Mycroft to Sherlock. Liking these characters is fine. Enjoying them ia fine, but acknowledge what they are.: renehta: Rick Sanchez, Don Draper, and BoJack Horseman are three examples of a popular male character trope: the intelligent, talented, toxic, disconnected, detached man who fails to connect with others and is consistently and wildly self destructive in his quest to fill an emotional void with anything but human connection. The problem with this character archetype lies with the fans, insofar as a lot of people, a specific subset of men in particular, miss the entire point of the character. They’re so easily sucked in by the flashy veneer of masculine bravado on the surface of these damaged characters that they fail to understand why the characters are presented this way: you do not want to be like them. You are not supposed to identify with them positively or see them as someone to emulate, you are not supposed to sincerely root for them to win most of the time, they are antiheros. In spite of being the protagonist Rick, Don, and BoJack are almost never the “good guy” in any given scenario, they are almost always selfishly motivated, and explicitly harming innocent people for their own gain. The rare moments of redemption usually don’t last. Idolizing and lionizing these characters as an ideal or something to aspire to entirely misses the concept of the characters, and worse, celebrates behavior that is explicitly shown to be toxic and harmful. If you identify as “a Rick” then the entire concept of the show has gone completely over your head. The creators of all three shows position their characters clearly, and get more blatant with each season. To be clear, seeing negative traits in yourself and identifying with the struggle to improve them, or wanting these characters to change and grow is not what we’re referring to here, but rather the explicit support for and celebration of these characters as they are. This isn’t even a critique of the characters themselves. All of whom are well written, interesting, and complex, but rather it’s a critique of how we see and interpret these characters. This archetype applies to many characters like Sherlock, House, and Archer, and is also mirrored in family members like Beth to Rick or Mycroft to Sherlock. Liking these characters is fine. Enjoying them ia fine, but acknowledge what they are.

renehta: Rick Sanchez, Don Draper, and BoJack Horseman are three examples of a popular male character trope: the intelligent, talented,...

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okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California : g If this was another country, we'd have to tell you that this coffee may be hot. Good thing this is Canada okayto: bregma: kevinrfree: charlienight: commanderbishoujo: bogleech: prokopetz: johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel: truthandglory: assbanditkirk: whoa canada someone needs to turn down that sass level Two things to know about Canada! We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot. We are sorry if you don’t fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America) once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident. (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?) Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money. She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses. So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.” obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight. She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation. The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000. Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself. The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline. #don’t fricking get me started on Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants the level of misinformation floating around is staggering#I know that it’s an older case but it still makes me really mad that people treat it as this big dumb thing?#the fact that the media took a serious case and turned it into what it is to us today should piss people off#the level of distortion of facts is astonishing and upsetting and nobody seems to hear about it?#sorry I’m done I just#it upsets me when a legal travesty like this is just dragged out for some#’haha americans are sOOOOOOOo dumb!!1!’ humor#I MEAN GODDAMN IF YOU’RE GOING TO MAKE FUN OF AMERICANS AT LEAST MAKE FUN OF US WITH FACTS OKAY jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants at the American Museum of Tort Law The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case: Know the Facts at Consumer Attorneys of California
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siristar:This sums up everything I feel and so so so much more. : oo T-Mobile 11:39 AM Tweet 2 Anne Thériault @annetheriault Everyone is sharing pictures of Fisher when she was young, but let me show you the Leia that was the most important to me: General Organa 12/27/16, 11:05 AM 5,896 RETWEETS 8,147 LIKES Reply to Anne Thériault Home Notifications Moments Messages Me Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 32m She's not young. Not wearing a gold bikini or a robe. She's dressed to do what she's been training her whole life to do: lead the rebellion. 654 1,236 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 31nm This is the Leia that has lost everything: her world, her parents, her son to the dark side, her brother to who knows where, her lover 348 715 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 30m This is the Leia that could easily have broken down or given up. But she was stronger than literally every man in her life. She kept going. 385 819 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 28m Because for Leia fighting for what is right and just is more important than her feelings or her personal life. She. Is. A. Fucking. Fighter. 316 728 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 26m Unlike Luke or Han, Leia keeps fighting when things seem impossible. In spite of all the losses she's suffered, in spite of impossible odds. Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 25m She's in it for the long haul. She is the real fucking hero in Star Wars. Without Leia, the rebellion would have be quashed long ago 13 283 759 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 24m When I see Fisher as General Organa, I see a woman who has put up with so much shit from so many men and yet keeps showing up for them 1269666 Anne Thériault @anne_theriault 22m In General Organa I see a woman changed by loss but not destroyed. I see a brilliant commander with good people skills & tactical knowledge 174 468 siristar:This sums up everything I feel and so so so much more. 
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untexting: And after a long day of lecturing, Professor Pup just couldn’t keep his eyes open.: rrabbed a Walking. ught so." He der mers came in b do Patrick Rothfuss with buckles. " ey're tight e Once I knew what was bothering me, left. Pear tends to ring me, the greater pa kne left. Fear tends to come from ignorance. es." He stripp Once I The it was just a problem, nothing to fear. about these? illsi t quite what5 ast. Nice olof As Tve mentioned, Tarbean has two Waterside was poor. Hillside was r They y weve a si #xia.le main sections: Waterside was poor. 1-illside was rich Waterside had thieves. HHillside had bankne ill-ai then.» hoss hensively I have already told the story of my the fot Instea of perhaps you will understand why. w to part f when the cro or a moment, I saw what I was my heart Po yself that I wasn I ducked through the nearest door I spent a moment reminding 1ys urchin who'd been beaten years ago like belonged here. But old habits ey red wond n veneral. Probably a little anger. but couldttellifIw De ih with you: came a s then I pressed my foor to good sboe a siple brown leallia ryself that I wasn't to, I was well-dresses them. 1 Pprehensively otten how won s die e slow deaths of answering b t t was angry at g he stood, and starteud seare tnings the can tell a lot aboia ere e of each cheexful voice trD Lihe from the fro s of shelved pairs o voie ne ct』rtain carry! and laungg ered up. But from a curta are the e people that bide thingrs e they try eo to look at ne. "It n ng is to lee chem aur know about that. s. I don't a egan to look ce again from the Cesmiled a atest tragec at were too co y,as if the joke n spite of myset adn't had shoes At least not durin Now yor for so lons eye,s were d.. ncing. Customer or not LITing my Ia ny teet were woul.d ha at seen alv they untexting: And after a long day of lecturing, Professor Pup just couldn’t keep his eyes open.

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Spite Of: rrabbed a Walking. ught so." He der mers came in b do Patrick Rothfuss with buckles. " ey're tight e Once I knew what was bothering me, left. Pear tends to ring me, the greater pa kne left. Fear tends to come from ignorance. es." He stripp Once I The it was just a problem, nothing to fear. about these? illsi t quite what5 ast. Nice olof As Tve mentioned, Tarbean has two Waterside was poor. Hillside was r They y weve a si #xia.le main sections: Waterside was poor. 1-illside was rich Waterside had thieves. HHillside had bankne ill-ai then.» hoss hensively I have already told the story of my the fot Instea of perhaps you will understand why. w to part f when the cro or a moment, I saw what I was my heart Po yself that I wasn I ducked through the nearest door I spent a moment reminding 1ys urchin who'd been beaten years ago like belonged here. But old habits ey red wond n veneral. Probably a little anger. but couldttellifIw De ih with you: came a s then I pressed my foor to good sboe a siple brown leallia ryself that I wasn't to, I was well-dresses them. 1 Pprehensively otten how won s die e slow deaths of answering b t t was angry at g he stood, and starteud seare tnings the can tell a lot aboia ere e of each cheexful voice trD Lihe from the fro s of shelved pairs o voie ne ct』rtain carry! and laungg ered up. But from a curta are the e people that bide thingrs e they try eo to look at ne. "It n ng is to lee chem aur know about that. s. I don't a egan to look ce again from the Cesmiled a atest tragec at were too co y,as if the joke n spite of myset adn't had shoes At least not durin Now yor for so lons eye,s were d.. ncing. Customer or not LITing my Ia ny teet were woul.d ha at seen alv they
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Spite Of: rrabbed a Walking. ught so." He der mers came in b do Patrick Rothfuss with buckles. " ey're tight e Once I knew what was bothering me, left. Pear tends to ring me, the greater pa kne left. Fear tends to come from ignorance. es." He stripp Once I The it was just a problem, nothing to fear. about these? illsi t quite what5 ast. Nice olof As Tve mentioned, Tarbean has two Waterside was poor. Hillside was r They y weve a si #xia.le main sections: Waterside was poor. 1-illside was rich Waterside had thieves. HHillside had bankne ill-ai then.» hoss hensively I have already told the story of my the fot Instea of perhaps you will understand why. w to part f when the cro or a moment, I saw what I was my heart Po yself that I wasn I ducked through the nearest door I spent a moment reminding 1ys urchin who'd been beaten years ago like belonged here. But old habits ey red wond n veneral. Probably a little anger. but couldttellifIw De ih with you: came a s then I pressed my foor to good sboe a siple brown leallia ryself that I wasn't to, I was well-dresses them. 1 Pprehensively otten how won s die e slow deaths of answering b t t was angry at g he stood, and starteud seare tnings the can tell a lot aboia ere e of each cheexful voice trD Lihe from the fro s of shelved pairs o voie ne ct』rtain carry! and laungg ered up. But from a curta are the e people that bide thingrs e they try eo to look at ne. "It n ng is to lee chem aur know about that. s. I don't a egan to look ce again from the Cesmiled a atest tragec at were too co y,as if the joke n spite of myset adn't had shoes At least not durin Now yor for so lons eye,s were d.. ncing. Customer or not LITing my Ia ny teet were woul.d ha at seen alv they
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i-make-doodles-lol: amayr-nua: Story Above is my story about a transgender woman (someone who was assigned male at birth but identifies as female) overcoming denial towards her true self, struggles with family disagreements, the euphoria towards presenting/expressing/passing as her true gender, physical/verbal abuse and eventually finding her own freedom and power and embracing who she really is and coming to the realisation that the real fault is not her, it is the society she grew up in. Below the cut is the comparison(/analysis) of my story with The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde - the text we were required to create an adaption from. + Essay (with Storyboard+Harvard Reference) undercut Keep reading 👀here’s more of what i’ve been doing for university. feel free to read it ahah: STORY As I gazed into her eyes, I saw nothing but a plea to be free. As she returned the deadeye stare, she did not blink Yet she still persisted. She was completely suppressed under my thoughts, skin and bones... yet she still fought against me. Didn't she understand I was protecting her? I forced a smile, and she smiled too. "This is for the best," I told myself. I told her. I told everyone. Of course, she disagreed. She began to look down; shaking her head while letting a laugh filled with her life was still. once pain escape her lips. In a feeble attempt to block her out, I eventually walked away from the mirror. It only took a matter of weeks before I wasn't the only one trying to push away and deny her existence. My parents dismissed she was real. Despite all my efforts to protect her she still got hurt and, right now, all I could do was let her cry. I had to, for I was hurt by those words my parents uttered too. "You're completely delusional," they said. "You're our son, and you will always be our son," they continued. She wouldn't stop crying that night. I hoped it would be the last time l'd see tears. I'd see blood. It was not. Rebellion in the form of expression took over her as time went by. She bought her first dress and her first make up kit – and everything else she felt was necessary to not only progress in spite of our parents' disagreement but also for her own development of becoming her ideal self. I couldn't deny, after all my efforts to ignore her need to be free, it looked so right seeing her present herself the way she'd always wanted. I just wish she didn't have to hide behind me anymore. I tried to reach out to her but she was shaking too much. Her breathing was erratic - unstable. She was terrified. They had hit her. Again. With cruel punches and crueller words that I cannot find the breath to repeat. She was even more desperate to get out and I was no longer the one in charge of her freedom. But, to my surprise, she found her own power. "I will not let them hurt me anymore." She ran out the door and I followed close behind. I was nothing more than a shadow of her past to her now. You see, it was also clear to her now - with her new found freedom over her own life - that she was not what she was made to believe. She was not 'born in the wrong body'. The truth is, she was born into the wrong society. The same society that dictates who we are before we can even think to discover The same society that demonizes those it's not willing to take time to understand, rather than realising that the real monster is its deformed ideal of how people should be. The truth is, she is a woman. She always has been. The truth is 'she' is me. I am 'her'. I always have been. for ourselves. i-make-doodles-lol: amayr-nua: Story Above is my story about a transgender woman (someone who was assigned male at birth but identifies as female) overcoming denial towards her true self, struggles with family disagreements, the euphoria towards presenting/expressing/passing as her true gender, physical/verbal abuse and eventually finding her own freedom and power and embracing who she really is and coming to the realisation that the real fault is not her, it is the society she grew up in. Below the cut is the comparison(/analysis) of my story with The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde - the text we were required to create an adaption from. + Essay (with Storyboard+Harvard Reference) undercut Keep reading 👀here’s more of what i’ve been doing for university. feel free to read it ahah

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sumerianlanguage: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] every time this post comes across my dash (which is often) it has even more cool info attached to it : o the Ningal ssful trading rsian Gulf Complaint about delivery of the wrong grade of copper About 1750 BC (Old Babylonian period) from Ur ME 131236 ian period) sumerianlanguage: prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven’t even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: He wasn’t just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir’s business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir’s own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They’re bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren’t kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] every time this post comes across my dash (which is often) it has even more cool info attached to it
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Babylonian problemsomg-humor.tumblr.com: Complaint about delivery of the wrong grade of copper About 1750 BC (Old Babylonian period), from Ur o the Ningal ssful trading rsian Gulf mian period) ME 131236 prokopetz: thesparkofrevolution: blacktyranitar: thesparkofrevolution: jakovu: dama3: tastefullyoffensive: Babylonian era problems. (photo via tbc34) old school hate mail Imagine how pissed you have to be to engrave a rock Ok but there was this guy called Ea-nasir who was a total crook and would actually cheat people ought of good copper and sell them shit instead. The amount of correspondences complaining to and about this guy are HILARIOUS. Are you telling me we know about a specific guy who lived 5000 years ago, by name, because he was a huge asshole More like 4000 years ago but yes. Ea-nasir and his dodgy business deals. And we haven't even touched on the true hilarity of the situation yet. Consider two additional facts: • He wasn't just into copper trading. There are letters complaining about Ea-nasir's business practices with respect to everything from kitchenwares to real estate speculation to second-hand clothing. The guy was everywhere. • The majority of the surviving correspondences regarding Ea-nasir were recovered from one particular room in a building that is believed to have been Ea-nasir's own house. Like, these are clay tablets. They're bulky, fragile, and difficult to store. They typically weren't kept long-term unless they contained financial records or other vital information (which is why we have huge reams of financial data about ancient Babylon in spite of how little we know about the actual culture: most of the surviving tablets are commercial inventories, bills of sale, etc.). But this guy, this Ea-nasir, he kept all of his angry letters - hundreds of them - and meticulously filed and preserved them in a dedicated room in his house. What kind of guy does that? [ source ] Babylonian problemsomg-humor.tumblr.com
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