When someone tells you that
Not everyone can be a star
And someone’s got to be the best friend
Someone’s got to be the supporting character,
Someone’s got to sacrifice themselves for the sake of others -
Tell them to shut up,
Tell them that best friend doesn’t mean a doormat,
And supporting characters get screen time,
And sacrifice shouldn’t feel like a betrayal;
Tell them that growing up doesn’t mean giving up your life,
Tell them you agree -
You’re not a star,
You’re the whole fucking universe,
You give birth to stars with every single breath.
Tell them, and then walk away,
Because, you deserve better than people like that,
You deserve people who aren’t threatened
By self love and self respect.
For those who are interested, here’s the firsthand account from the Amnesty observers’ team, who are still in Ferguson, of what they experienced last night. You can also find some of the personal Twitters of the team members on that page.
If you’re just catching up, this is Amnesty USA’s press release from when they first dispatched observers (their own link is broken) and a more personal blog post from a member of the delegation.
the-old-folk-blues said: Sorry if I was unclear. I remember a while back you were considering your dream-team American Gods (one of my favourite books) cast, and you made a point of wanting the right ethnicity for Shadow. Which I found weird because I spent most of the book thinking of Shadow as a white guy until the "coffee-and-cream"(?) offhand description towards the end. So, thought I, if Shadow's ethnicity is so unimportant to be "revealed" towards the end of the book, then why does the actor’s ethnicity matter? 1.
With the greatest respect, that might say more about how you read the book than it does about the book you thought you read. Take a look at American Gods again and let me know what you find…
If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.
Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.
(Images via MotherJones)
EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS
BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN
Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.
Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc
You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE
Don’t watch this if you’re soaked in gasoline because it will warm your heart and you will burn to death and die.
i think i just broke my face from smiling so hard
I love you (￣▽￣)
I’m like dying on the inside. Wow. Omg.
My new lenses are noticeably thicker than my old ones.
I think I now know what my optometrist meant when he said that he didn’t like to use the word worse.
Welcome to adulthood where you’re broke all the time and it matters.
It matters a lot.