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jedavu:

Delightful 3D Chalk Art Playfully Interacts With Objects On The Streets

Michigan-based artist David Zinn, previously featured for his adorable little chalk art creatures, has recently created a new series of these characters in playful scenes. 

ekjohnston:

eros-turannos:

radiophile | prokopetz:

Western Canadian Literature: “The prairie is cold and empty, like my marriage.”

Eastern Canadian Literature: “The sea is cold and empty, like my marriage.”

Cultural differences.

Fucking “Painted Door” and then we had to read “The Red Pony” right after so fuck Gr. 9 English.

moo-lee:

Petition to put Hawkeye’s disability and use of a hearing aid in Marvel Cinematic Universe please and thank-you

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite
Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

deducecanoe:

ruthpower:

Bill Nye is my favorite

Dawkins needs to get over himself

Bam. Dawkins is a jerk.

textsfromsuperheroes:


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textsfromsuperheroes:

Texts From Superheroes

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seananmcguire:

castielsteenwolf:

pr1nceshawn:

The evolution of Halloween costumes for girls…

this is really important

This is why I get upset about the sexy costumes at Halloween.  Not because you don’t have the right to be sexy—you absolutely, absolutely do.  But because while you might be able to find costume #3 in a tween size in each of these rows, I can guarantee that in almost all cases, you will not find costume #2 in a teen or adult size.

Babies/toddlers get to be cute.  Kids/tweens get to be fun and spooky and still have modesty, if they want it.  Teens who aren’t on the small end are already getting the sexy, even if they really just want fun, spooky, and a skirt that goes below mid-thigh.  And adults?  LOL nope it’s sexy or nothing.

Everyone who is of an age to want sexy should be allowed to have sexy.  But “not sexy” should always be on the table as well, because sometimes you just want to be warm and cozy and filling a pillowcase with strangercandy.

samejayanotherday:

realest

marodi80:

ericaclois:

grapefruitonline:

I just miss SV so much. These two really encompassed what a loving, healthy relationship looks like. They had such a rich history and it took them FOREVER to finally get together, but when they did it was the most beautiful culmination of all their experiences and admiration for one another. They had banter, wit and charm and were just geniunly wonderful individuals who wanted to make a difference in the world. They both brought out the best qualities in one another and supported the other’s dreams. They weren’t each other’s first loves and while they detested each other in the beginning, they found a certain safety and comfort  in confiding to each other even then. Lois never felt like she had to prove herself or “be good enough” for Clark. And he never needed to hide who he really was from her. He loved that she was bossy and opinionated and she loved his unwavering morals and pure nature. She brought out his humanity and he inspired her will.  No other reincarnation of this iconic couple will ever replace SV’s Lois and Clark. They will forever be my flawless OTP and I always look for this quality of comfort and ease in all my ships that they so perfectly adopted in the end. 

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steppauseturnpausepivotstepstep:

bittergrapes:

stormingtheivory:

allacharade:

salon:

Academia is a true nightmare. 

Sorry for the click-bate-y title, but this is kind of really important. While tuition is going up, the people actually doing the teaching are being severally underpaid. What follows are some particularly upsetting excepts:

Over three quarters of college professors are adjunct. Legally, adjunct positions are part-time, at-will employment. Universities pay adjunct professors by the course, anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000. So if a professor teaches three courses in both the fall and spring semesters at a rate of $3000 per course, they’ll make $18,000 dollars. The average full-time barista makes the same yearly wage. However, a full-time adjunct works more than 40 hours a week. They’re not paid for most of those hours.

Some professors in his situation became homeless. Oliver was “fortunate” enough to only require food stamps, a fact of life for many adjuncts.

“It’s completely insane,” he said. “And this isn’t happening just to me. More and more people are doing it.”

“We have food stamps,” said the anonymous adjunct from Indiana. “We wouldn’t be able to survive without them.”

“Many professors are on food stamps and they go to food donation centers. They donate plasma. And that’s a pretty regular occurrence,” Merklein told Salon.

“As soon as they hear about you organizing, they go on the defensive,” Merklein said. “For instance, at my community college, I am being intimidated constantly and threatened in various ways, hypothetically usually. They don’t like to say something that’s an outright direct threat. … They get really freaked out when they see pamphlets around the adjunct faculty office and everyone’s wearing buttons regardless of what professional organization or union it is. They will then go on the offensive. They will usually contact their attorney who is there to protect the school as a business and to act in an anti-labor capacity.”

The most telling phrase in Merklein’s words are “the school as a business.” Colleges across the country have transitioned from bastions of intellectual enlightenment to resort hotels prizing amenities above academics. Case in point: The ludicrously extravagant gyms in America’s larger universities are home to rock climbing walls, corkscrew tracks, rooftop gardens, and a lazy river. Schools have billions to invest in housing and other on-campus projects. Schools have millions (or in some cases “mere” hundreds of thousands) to pay administrators.  Yet schools can’t find the money to hire more full-time professors. If one follows the money, it’s clear that colleges view education as tertiary. The rigor of a university’s courses doesn’t attract the awe of doe-eyed high school seniors. Lavish dorms and other luxuries do.

Anyone going to college now, consider organizing for your faculty. They are at risk of being fired for it, you are not. The university might be more willing to listen to students demanding the education they are paying for. Make noise for the people making your degree possible.

If you are touring colleges, ask what percentage of the faculty are adjucts. Ask what they are paid.

If you are not in a position to do these things, there are two petitions in the linked article to sign.

and honestly if you can read about shit like this and still be against unions I don’t know what to tell you.

Can’t wait to get my degree so I can start teaching!

I don’t remember if I talked about it here, but professors at my school were bullied and threatened for trying to organize in order to get the wages they deserve and it became a huge firestorm; they actually walked off campus for two days. They still have not been allowed to organize. The situation is pretty dire for many professors across the country and it doesn’t show any hope of getting better. And it’s not fair, because academia is an extremely important element of the infrastructure of this country - we need a highly educated workforce to compete on the global structure. And the people that create that workforce deserve to be paid a fair wage., especially because they have sacrificed a large part of their adult years to get to that position and often have huge amounts of student debt. 

my old english professor has been posting about this a lot on facebook.

hippies-like-us:

light-blue-smurf:

People Art Gallery

Exciting Photo Illusions

The swimming pool temporarily effed me up..