Crap, there was a new Doctor Who today, wasn’t there? Anyone have any links to a stream?
One of the most accurate depictions of a panic attack that I’ve ever seen.
Thank you. Just thank you. Far too many people don’t seem to grasp the concept of what a panic attack actually is. Getting upset is not a panic attack. This is.
And I just realized that I’ve had more panic attacks in my life than I thought I had.
There are accepted revolutions, revolutions which are called revolutions; there are refused revolutions, which are called riots.
Les Miserables Volume 5, Book 1, Chapter 20 (via rrosejonathanselavy)
#so long as in certain regions social asphyxia shall be possible #in other words and from a still broader point of view #so long as ignorance and misery remain on earth #there should be a need for books such as this (x)
The Boston Symphony was performing Beethoven’s Ninth. In the piece, there’s a long passage about 20 minutes during which the double basses have nothing to do. Rather than sit around the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to the tavern next door for a quick one. After slamming several beers in quick succession (as double bassists are prone to do), one of them looked at his watch. “Hey! We need to get back!”
"No need to panic," said a fellow bassist.
"I thought we might need some extra time, so I tied the last few pages of the conductor’s score together with string. It’ll take him a few minutes to get it untangled."
A few moments later they staggered back to the concert hall and took their places in the orchestra. About this time, a member of the audience noticed the conductor seemed a bit edgy and said as much to her companion.
"Well, of course," said her companion. "Don’t you see?
It’s the bottom of the Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded.”
The Emperor is completely kicking my butt. I hit him for about 1,000 points of damage per round, and then he drains about 2,000-3,000 from me and adds them to his total, so he’s not actually losing hit points overall (meanwhile, my characters keep dying). I think I’ll sleep then try again tonight or tomorrow with a different strategy.
I’ve reached the point in Final Fantasy 2 where I’m nearing the end (inside Pandaemonium) and I just want to finish it. I’m even avoiding most items at this point, either because they’re guarded by enemies I’d rather not fight, or they’re so far out of the way that I just figure, “yeah, that armor would be nice, but is it really worth the extra 20 battles it’ll take to get there and back?”
I’m just going to rely on magic and potions and such to get through the rest of this and hope that my characters are good enough without the extra-special items.
Within the last two months, Eric Garner, 43, unarmed, was killed on July 17 by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo who placed him in an illegal chokehold while questioning him for allegedly selling untaxed cigarettes; John Crawford, 22, unarmed, was shot and killed on August 5 by two Ohio police officers, David Darkow and Sean Williams, in Walmart after he was spotted holding a toy rifle; 18-year-old Mike Brown, unarmed, was gunned down by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson while walking with a friend in his neighborhood; and Ezell Ford, 24, who was also unarmed, was shot and killed by unnamed officers in the LAPD on August 12.
In the wake of these tragic events and renewed intense conversations surrounding police brutality against Black men, a video of police in Boynton Beach, Florida threatening to “put a round” through four Black men during a routine traffic stop has emerged and begun making the rounds on social media.
One of the occupants in the video records the interaction, even after the officer tells him to stop, to which he responds:
No, I have rights. I’m not intimidated. I have rights.
Sir, I’m recording your ass. What the f*ck you going to do?
B**ch, you’re on camera. What the f*cks wrong with you. Stupid ass cracker.
The driver of the car repeatedly asks the officer who stopped them for his badge number. The officer provides his name, but not the number, prompting the driver to attempt to take a picture of his badge. The officer slaps the phone out of his hand, pulls him from the car and places him face down on the ground.
That’s when another officer, presumably his partner or back-up rushes to the window, gun drawn, and says:
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” with his weapon threw the window pointed directly at the men.
(Watch the Video Here) (Photo Credit: AmericaWakieWakie)
these are the defining moments of our generation. either we bow to this or we rise against it.
One of my biggest problems with tumblr is that so much of this site thinks that the best way to get things done is to grab torches and pitchforks and form an angry mob.
his life was totally in danger.
True story; this officer (John Pike) got a settlement of $38,000 because he said he got depressed after pepper spraying these kids. Oh, the depression wasn’t for feeling remorseful for pepper spraying a bunch of college kids peacefully protesting. He got depressed because he said since the media kept playing the video of him pepper spraying peaceful kids without cause, he got threats and didn’t feel safe. He didn’t feel safe. I’m not making that up. This motherfucker collected nearly 40 grand on worker’s comp after assaulting a bunch of college kids.
He also got paid for not working for eight months before being fired.
But it’s also more evidence of why it’s so incredibly stupid to send death threats to those who you think have wronged you. Because then you are just as wrong (if not more so) than they are. It’s just too bad that the $38,000 settlement didn’t have to be paid by the idiots who threatened him in the first place, and instead came out of the school’s budget. If cops spent half as much energy tracking down the lowlifes who make threats as they do attacking protesters, this would be a much better place to live. But cops seem to agree that the internet is fair game for threats of violence (that or they’re just too lazy to do their actual jobs).
I also fixed the link so that it actually takes you to the Huffington Post article. I’m fine with affiliate links and such, but if I click a Huffington Post URL and my browser opens up an ad at a completely different site then I have a problem with that. Dishonest links piss me off (for the record, it wasn’t the person who added the HuffPo link that did it — someone changed it to an ad link when they reblogged it).
The nightmares where I’m bring chased by multiple people whose mission it is to kill me are my favorite.
Sleepytime, she comes.
Let’s see if I can keep my consecutive nightmare streak going.
State legislators are attempting to declare that only they have the right to interpret the Second Amendment, a movement that recalls the anti-federal spirit of the Civil War…
Nothing like trying to be actual Confederates to prove what fools NRA-owned legislators really are.
Next up: reinstating slavery, the “states right” that confederate states were fighting for in the actual Civil War. We’ve already got cops around the country treating black people like runaway slaves, so how much further behind can putting it in writing be?
Apparently people were freaking out on twitter over President Obama wearing a tan suit yesterday.
I can only imagine the beating President Reagan would have taken if social media had been around during his presidency.