Just started following the Fire Island tag...
It absolutely amazes me how stereotypes perpetuate. I know that stereotypes occur because of historical context, but this is kind of silly. The main things I found were: Gay Mecca Party haven, drunk and high fest, etc Place for great photos. Now, here’s the thing. As for the gay mecca, perhaps FI was a safe haven for gay people when there was still rampant discrimination, but nowadays...
diannekrios: London Philharmonic Orchestra and...
kaymc: “Folks, I do not approve of Las Vegas. If I’m going to throw away my kid’s college tuition, I will do it the old fashioned way, by encouraging them to major in English.” ~Stephen Colbert I don’t know whether to be offended or take it as a sign of recognition and run with it.
For decades, American politicians have waxed passionate on the need to put...– columnist Jeff Jacoby (via baseconnect)
She mostly learned from observation rather than by asking questions because, in...– Patricia Briggs, Fair Game (via alwynuu)
For the confusèd among you.
Old English (Anglo-Saxon): Eft he axode, hu ðære ðeode nama wære þe hi of comon. Him wæs geandwyrd, þæt hi Angle genemnode wæron. Þa cwæð he, "Rihtlice hi sind Angle gehatene, for ðan ðe hi engla wlite habbað, and swilcum gedafenað þæt hi on heofonum engla geferan beon."
Middle English: In þat lond ben trees þat beren wolle, as þogh it were of scheep; whereof men maken clothes, and all þing þat may ben made of wolle. In þat contree ben many ipotaynes, þat dwellen som tyme in the water, and somtyme on the lond: and þei ben half man and half hors, as I haue seyd before; and þei eten men, whan þei may take hem.
Early Modern English: But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid art far more fair than she Be not her maid, since she is envious; Her vestal livery is but sick and green And none but fools do wear it; cast it off. It is my lady, O, it is my love!
Modern English: Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.
Dear people who question why girls go to the...
somebodybemybuddyback: hyrulian-feminist: toomuchtaylor: middle-east-beast: Hermione went alone and got attacked by a troll Moaning Myrtle went alone too and was killed by a giant snake. Katie Bell also went alone and was cursed by an opal necklace. Ginny went in alone and ended up held hostage in the Chamber of Secrets by Tom Riddle
lickystickypickywe: cinemagram: amazing. Amazing indeed.
If you are taught bitterness and anger, then you will believe you are a victim....– Condoleezza Rice (via chantelclaus)
From My Perspective: "It's still about the... →
nonyap: Mitt Romney April 24 2012 I want that bumper sticker when they make it. It is about the economy and not about dinners with George Clooney or nights on some comedian’s show. It is about high school kids not being able to find a part time job because those jobs are taken by older people trying to…
7 Man-Made Substances that Laugh in the Face of... →
killthetraitor: assassinofjoy: thescienceofreality: The universe is full of weird substances like liquid metal and whatever preservative keeps Larry King alive. But mankind isn’t happy to accept the weirdness of nature when we can create our own abominations of science that, due to the miracle of technology, spit in nature’s face and call it retarded. That’s why we came up...