1. captainmwai:

    harseik:

    No more ocean view. >D

    I want more of this Bruce Wayne. I want Bruce and Lex to be rivals and Lex has all kinds of evidence that should have led his brilliant mind to immediately finger Bruce as Batman but he’s just such a goddamn looney toon that suspicion never really attaches. Also I’d like to see a Batman that has actually achieved some work-life balance, where he has off hours to basically screw with Lex in extravagant ways, invent useful things, and work the political system in clever ways that gradually turn Gotham into a rival city to Metropolis, cheesing off Supes to no end, which just makes it all the sweeter.

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  2. "Cynics are, in the end, only idealists with awkwardly high standards."
    — Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety (via wordsnquotes)

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  3. dynastylnoire:

    bookishboi:

    Lol I might need this shirt

    WANT

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  4. dinnerwasdelicious:

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Haul out your cast iron skillet: Green Tomato season is upon is.

    Growing up in the Midwest, the offspring of vaguely-Southern expatriates, Fried Green Tomatoes were always a part of summer time family dinners. As grown ups who have even further abandoned the dish’s rural roots, frying them makes us feel connected to the family members who did this long before Southern food was trendy.

    For the uninitiated, Green Tomatoes aren’t a fancy heirloom breed. They’re the regular old red ones that just haven’t had a chance to get ripe. They’re rock hard, with extra bitter seeds and sour, almost tannic flesh. Once fried, they are a pleasantly tart and, well, fried. The perfect vehicle for your favorite hot sauce or devouring before they even make it to the table.

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    • ¾ cup Corn Flour
    • ¾ cup All Purpose Flour
    • ½ tsp Salt
    • ½ tsp Black Pepper
    • 3 cups Buttermilk
    • 1 tsp Tabasco, plus more for serving
    • 4 large, firm unripened Green Tomatoes
    • 8 oz Crisco (our preference) or Peanut Oil

    You will also need:

    • a cast iron skillet
    • two shallow dishes
    • a wire rack or paper towels for draining

    Serves: 4

    Frying always starts with a well-organized kitchen.

    Have your wire rack ready to hold the Tomatoes one they’re fried. Make sure that you have a lid, baking sheet, or fire extinguisher safe for oil-based fires ready if shit gets bad. Mix the Corn Flour/Flour/Salt/Pepper into one shallow dish and Buttermilk/Tabasco in the other.

    Slice your Tomatoes in ½” thick discs and dredge them in the Flour mixture.

    Grab your cast iron. There is no alternative.

    Fill it with your Oil of choice and begin to heat over medium heat. Once it starts to shimmer (and a pinch of flour dropped into the oil starts sizzling immediately), begin to batter the Tomato slices.

    Since they have already been dredged, dip into the Buttermilk. Gently shake off any excess liquid, and coat the slice completely in the Flour once again. Immediately drop into the oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Drain on your wire rack or paper towel; lather, rinse, repeat.

    Serve hot with plenty of Tabasco. Maybe think about topping them with a slice of Country Ham, a sunny Egg, and Red-Eye Gravy for a Redneck Benedict next time.

    The last time we fried we pointed this out too. If you added a few pinches of Baking Soda to the left over Flour Dredge, and stirred in enough Buttermilk to make a thick batter: you could probably make some pretty dope hushpuppies.

     
  5. totallyfubar:

    I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

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  6. castielsgayagenda:

    unejeuneidiote:

    unclefather:

    thinkintrixxter:

    toomanyfandomssolittletime:

    tHIS IS THE YEAR WOMEN FINALLY SAID “FUCK YOU” TO SEXISM

    YOU GO , GIRL.

    'not that you're the genius'

    questioning her intelligence when he has that hair cut in 2014

    BAAAAAAAM, for fuck’s sake!!

    LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MAYIM BIALIK. 

    FOR YEARS AS A KID AND TEEN, SHE BALANCED SCHOOL AND ACTING, NEVER ONCE LETTING HER GRADES DROP OR HER CAREER SUFFER. 

    SHE GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AT THE TOP OF HER CLASS, AND WAS ACCEPTED TO HARVARD AND YALE BUT CHOSE TO GO TO UCLA BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO STAY CLOSE TO HER FAMILY. 

    SHE EARNED A BACHELORS IN NEUROSCIENCE, HEBREW STUDIES, AND JEWISH STUDIES ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

    SHE THEN WENT ON TO GET HER DOCTORATE AND A Ph.D. IN NEUROSCIENCE, WHILE BALANCING AN ACTING CAREER AND MOTHERHOOD.

    SHE HAS BEEN THE BUTT OF SO MANY FASHION JOKES AND ANTI-SEMETIC JOKES IN HOLLYWOOD. WHEN PEOPLE SAW HER AS AMY, THEY RIDICULED HER ONLINE. 

    BUT SHE STUCK WITH IT. BECAUSE SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING PERSON AND IS HAVING NONE OF THIS “WOMEN CAN’T BE SUCCESSFUL AND SMART BULLSHIT. 

    SHE IS ALSO A NOW-SINGLE MOM OF TWO BOYS. AND STILL KEEPS HER CAREERS (YES THAT’S FUCKING PLURAL) ACTIVE.

    BUT YET, PEOPLE STILL HAVE THE AUDACITY TO ASK HER STUPID FUCKING SEXIST QUESTIONS THAT THEY WOULD NEVER GIVE, SAY, JIM PARSONS OR JOHNNY GALECKI. 

    MAYIM BIALIK IS A FUCKING ICON. 

    (Source: scavengervortex, via witchsistah)

     
  7. nethilia:

    locsgirl:

    atane:

    "white naturals"

    lol ‘afro’

    honey no

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  8. youngblackandvegan:

    zombiekunoichi:

    elizabitchtaylor:

    They look like they’re in a heist movie with Rihanna as the tough-as-nails leader/master thief and Lupita as the genius computer hacker

    !!!!! So here for this!

    (Source: fuckyeahrihanna, via theuppitynegras)

     
  9. serketbreaker:

    dangerously-free:

    kyuubijrr:

    pitchblackglow:

    foxgrl:

    gokusgirl:

    funkycops:

    imperfectwriting:

    I went to the mall, and a little girl called me a terrorist. 

    My name is Ela.  I am seventeen years old.  I am not Muslim, but my friend told me about her friend being discriminated against for wearing a hijab.  So I decided to see the discrimination firsthand to get a better understanding of what Muslim women go through. 

    My friend and I pinned scarves around our heads, and then we went to the mall.  Normally, vendors try to get us to buy things and ask us to sample a snack.  Clerks usually ask us if we need help, tell us about sales, and smile at us.  Not today.  People, including vendors, clerks, and other shoppers, wouldn’t look at us.  They didn’t talk to us.  They acted like we didn’t exist.  They didn’t want to be caught staring at us, so they didn’t look at all. 

    And then, in one store, a girl (who looked about four years old) asked her mom if my friend and I were terrorists.  She wasn’t trying to be mean or anything.  I don’t even think she could have grasped the idea of prejudice.  However, her mother’s response is one I can never forgive or forget.  The mother hushed her child, glared at me, and then took her daughter by the hand and led her out of the store. 

    All that because I put a scarf on my head.  Just like that, a mother taught her little girl that being Muslim was evil.  It didn’t matter that I was a nice person.  All that mattered was that I looked different.  That little girl may grow up and teach her children the same thing. 

    This experiment gave me a huge wakeup call.  It lasted for only a few hours, so I can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.  It reminded me of something that many people know but rarely remember: the women in hijabs are people, just like all those women out there who aren’t Muslim. 

    People of Tumblr, please help me spread this message.  Treat Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Pagans, Taoists, etc., exactly the way you want to be treated, regardless of what they’re wearing or not wearing, no exceptions.  Reblog this.  Tell your friends.  I don’t know that the world will ever totally wipe out prejudice, but we can try, one blog at a time.  

    coming up next on white people solve racism

    muslim women dont need your white saviour attitude, you might now finally realise what it’s like to be excluded from society because of a piece of garment but you’re never going to experience it in the way we do.

    she literally worded this so well and so honestly and tried so hard not to be rude, she just tried to understand what you go through. she’s not trying to be a saviour, she’s trying to raise awareness. she never said she’d solve anything or experience it like you do. stop doing exactly what other people do to you and shut down someones ideas just because of their color or religion or anything. this is a valid and completely pure hearted thing. 

    ^

    It’s funny how people act like white people are the biggest douchebags, and then act like total asshats themselves, huh?

    She did this to get a GLIMPSE into the shit Muslim women are put through. She never claimed total understanding; in fact she said that she “can’t even begin to imagine how much prejudice Muslim girls go through every day.” She ADMITTED that she doesn’t know everything these women go through, and yet she’s STILL attacked? I cannot fathom why it’s deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people, even when we try to understand what it is people of other ethnicities/skin tones/nationalities/religions/etc go through. If you want, we can stop trying to understand and let everyone wallow in their self-pity.

    I think the reason people are angry, and “attacked” (tone policing, it’s a thing) her is because this has been done so many times before. It’s actually got a name; it’s called hijab tourism.

    http://msmuslamic.wordpress.com/2013/07/21/heres-whats-wrong-with-hijab-tourism-and-your-cutesy-modesty-experiments/

    Perhaps people feel frustrated because there are non-Muslim people out there getting all manner of accolades for donning hijab for a short period of time, whereas actual Muslim women face discrimination every day, without any sort of compliment on how empathetic they are being, without being called “pure-hearted.” Does that make sense? 

    If you check out the website I posted, you’ll see that one of these young women received a book deal. 

    In a way, this reminds me of the author of Black Like Me, who added paint (or something, idk and idc) to his face in order to appear like a black American so he could tell everyone what it’s like to be black. How revolutionary, right? I bet he didn’t make a dime from the publication of that book.

    You know who’s black? You know who could give you insight into the black experience if you asked? Motherfucking black people, that’s who.

    Do you see my line of reasoning here? And if I were one of those (presumably) Muslim girls up there who said something, who probably know of multiple cases of this particular brand of tomfoolery, I’d probably get more than a little angry, and maybe my response would be quite a bit vicious. Oh well. None of us are getting book deals for our own experiences anyway. 

    If you are able to empathize with OP, but not with the completely valid reasons some POC would be upset with that sort of thing, please do a little bit of soul searching. It’s not really hard to see the injustice, the blatant unfairness of it all. 

    OP (if you’re reading) I understand that you feel like you came into this with the purest of intentions, and I can see that you are very idealistic and cute and stuff, but maybe you should have done a little more research into this thing first.

    http://msmuslamic.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/hijab-tourism-redux-world-hijab-day-edition/

    And another thing, to the last commenter: FYI, It’s not deemed “okay” to be prejudiced against white people any more than it’s deemed okay to be prejudiced against black people, Latin@s, Asians, Arabs, and native peoples.

    I’m a black woman. I see prejudice against black women on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, hell google results that should have nothing to do with that sort of thing almost every day. And then I get off of the computer and go out into the real world and I’m dealing with the same kind of shit. 

    And then, when I get (rightfully) angry or upset about it, I’m called overemotional, an Angry Black Woman, or [insert insult here]. But yeah. Blame us. And you totally deserve a cookie for trying to understand. It’s not, like, a standard of human decency or anything. 

    I agree with OP’s “experiment”, and I think what she did was ok.

    But I thank you for being calm and respectful in your tone when trying to give us your point of view, and I see how some people could be hurt by it. Oh, and thanks for the links.

    Unfortunately… you can’t please everyone, and SOME people need a white person’s input on the situation in order to become enlightened to the situation.

    However, I see more and more people (online and in my life) reading and understanding the struggles of actual victims of racism.  And hopefully it continues in this direction- the more close-minded people will be enlightened enough to teach their children understanding, so we can be blind to who is behind the veil (metaphorically).

    I purposefully did not state my race or gender.

    I don’t exactly understand what you mean when you say that you agree with the experiment; and, if you think what she did was “okay,” then it seems like you either are failing to see the point of my entire argument or you don’t care to acknowledge it. 

    Yes, I have a calm and respectful tone, because I’m chill like that (on the internet, anyway), but my point would be no less valid if I came across blunt and angry. In the same way, the points the other two made, they’re no less valid. I hope you understand that; here is another link, it’s about tone policing:

    http://www.derailingfordummies.com/derail-using-anger/

    It really doesn’t matter what race or gender you are; it matters whether you do or don’t have a proper understanding of the systems of oppression that are in place. And as I said before, that’s really the bare minimum. But, I will say it’s really nice to be able to speak hopefully of eventual enlightenment. I need a heavy dose of cognitive dissonance to be able to do that. 

    …Okay. Actually, I’m not done. I thought I was done, but I’m not. As long as “SOME people need a white person’s input on the situation in order to become enlightened to the situation,” NOTHING will change about this situation. That’s really troubling, actually. Like, a white person needs another white person to explain to them that other people are actually human? C’mon, even I have more faith in y’all than that. 

     

    (Source: olentaalla)

     
  10. come-fly-with-me-into-a-fantasy:

    sunwukong-stoaway:

    ringaroundtheprose:

    the-captain-of-davesol:

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    THE ULTIMATE FUCKING POST

    You know it’s good when you bother to scroll all the way back up just to reblog it.

    …Wait scroll up HOW OLD IS THIS THING

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