The video begins humorously as Anthony Carbajal, a photographer, dresses up in a neon bikini top and soaps up a car before being doused with ice water.
So, I paint my nails pretty regularly these days. I also work as a barista/cashier pretty regularly these days. A few weeks back, I had a customer come in, a fairly typical, sheltered, suburban soccer mom, and she ordered a latte from me. She saw my brightly colored nails and said, “Wow, you’re so brave! My son asked me about painting his nails, and if it’s okay for boys to do that. Now I’ll tell him there’s a cool guy who does it too!” It was a nice moment, very cute.
Then, last week, she came in again, and said, “Hey, I’m so glad you’re here! I want you to meet someone!” She then brings her son forward, and says, “Okay sweetie, show him what you did!” And he throws his hands up, showing off his bright, sparkling blue nails. He shows them off, and I show mine off to him. He smiles. We fist bump.
Guys, I’ve only wanted to cry once at work before, and that was when someone ordered a large dry soy cappuccino on ice.
This time, though. This was a good cry.
I was expecting something where someone was being judgemental and nasty but got a pleasant surprise I love this
Beware of generalizations about any faith… Hinduism contained both Gandhi and the fanatic who assassinated him. The Dalai Lama today is an extraordinary humanitarian, but the fifth Dalai Lama in 1660 ordered children massacred “like eggs smashed against rocks.” Christianity encompassed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and also the 13th century papal legate who in France ordered the massacre of 20,000 Cathar men, women and children for heresy…The Taliban gunmen who shot Malala Yousafzai for advocating for education were Muslims; so was Malala.
Nicholas Kristof, The Diversity of Islam (via jokhang)
Well that’s because with or without religion, “you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”
— Steven Weinberg
Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover
Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?
If you didn’t think “Shia LaBeouf” could get better, you were wrong.
I literally can’t believe this exists there are tears in my eyes that I don’t remember crying
this is art
I hope someone pointed out that Shia was doing the Citizen Kane clap at the end there because it just completes the masterpiece.
His expression is spot on.
Q:I would be like 8000x more interested in Batman if his acts of vigilantism involved helping poor people pay for things they desperately need instead of building another high-tech vehicle for villains to dramatically blow up. :D
Oh god, can you even imagine a city where Bruce Wayne is like, a philanthropist instead of a vigilante? Can you imagine what the headlines would be like? Instead of "Millions of Dollars of City Property Destroyed in Fight Between Batman and Joker" they’d read like:
"Bruce Wayne donates 200 new computers to inner city schools"
"Mysterious Benefactor pays tuition for entire University"
"Bruce Wayne campaigns for better mental health care in Gotham’s Prisons!"
"Wayne Industries gives employees paid maternity leave,"
”Corruption Exposed: The Hidden Workings of Gotham City Police Department.”
”Buying Foreclosed Homes: Gotham’s richest resident is purchasing foreclosed homes from the bank, and giving them back to residents free of charge.”
"Surprised Mother Receives 4000$ of Groceries."
"The World’s Kindest Boss: Why Employees Won’t leave Wayne Industries."
"Can’t Afford Your Medications? Alfred Pennyworth can Help!"
"Bruce Wayne Opens Homeless Shelter for Trans Youth."
"Wayne Industries introduces fifty more scholarships at Gotham University: Should you apply?"
“The Best Hannukah Ever! What the Kids at Gotham Children’s Hospital are saying after Bruce Wayne surprises them with eight days of surprises and laughter.”
Ahaha. If only. If only Bruce Wayne cared about, y’know, helping people, rather than getting revenge because his parents are dead.
when people say stuff like this about batman, are they talking about chris nolan’s batman movies? because in the comics, bruce wayne has been depicted doing philanthropic work since, like, the 70’s? also in the animated shows, which totally counts as batman canon. and while much more good would come from dropping the vigilante work - i mean, obviously - that’s, you know, only mostly what he does. he should probably schedule some therapy into his busy schedule too, though, just saying.
i would love it if we could see more of this kind of thing in comics, but as agentotter said, it wouldn’t be “edgy” enough for the neckbeards who worship this sociopath.
Generally, yeah, I’m referencing Nolan’s ‘verse since that’s what I’m most familiar with. Even with what knowledge I have of the DC comics ‘verse as well as animated series (And the other batman movies, pre-Nolan era) I know Bruce Wayne set up charities in his parent’s names, so, goody for him. But those charities are… well, not actually all that charitable.
Bruce Wayne might occasionally decide some people are worth saving, but he’s always been more about targeting criminals than helping victims. That’s literally his entire modus operandi— hunt down the criminals, hunt down more criminals, hunt down even MORE criminals. We see the results of this sort of targeting in the Nolan ‘verse— more criminals pop in to fill the resulting power vaccuum, because the underlying problems (Corruption in government, abuse of authority esp. in police, widespread poverty) are not addressed at all.
Bruce wayne in-universe outsources these things, as if throwing a few hundred thousand dollars at a charity that he owns (Thus, funding his own tax breaks) is enough to balance things out. When you realize that he uses those charities to further his own agenda (ie, crimefighting) by maintaining “contacts” in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.
The Thomas Wayne Foundation is “similar to the Nobel Foundation” and gives out prizes for advances in research as well as lifelong commitment… which, by the way, means very little of that money is going to people who might need it. It’s not even funding medical research, it’s giving prizes for research funded by others. Sure, they run some free clinics, but—- well, the American Healthcare System leaves a lot to be desired.
Similarly, the Martha Wayne Foundation has a similarly shallow appeal. It offers grants to artists and funds orphanages (PS: Last I checked, orphanages in North America had been entirely phased out in favour of foster homes? Am I wrong here?). This is the foundation that runs soup kitchens, sponsors companies and even runs a few schools…
But you know what? Those things are all bandaids on a society that Batman(or Bruce) is entirely unwilling to change. Sure, he hands a single girl a card and gets her a job because she’s too young to be a prostitute, but he doesn’t care about the hundred or thousands of other women (and men) in that position who aren’t young. He’ll let his charity run soup kitchens, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are hundreds (or thousands) of homeless in Gotham, he runs a few free clinics but doesn’t care about all the citizens going bankrupt because they were taken to a hospital ER instead. Free clinics don’t provide free medication, last I checked. Hell, I’m in Canada and I still have to pay for my medications.
Bruce might let his company fund charity work, but he’s not doing most of it personally. He’s not doing it with his money, he’s doing it with the company’s money (and thus, gets a nice tax break for it.)
And more importantly, he’s spending his money— his personal money— building customized bat-shaped knives, bat-shaped grappling hooks, bat-shaped cowls and batarangs. He’s got a batmobile and a bat-rcycle and a bat-copter and bat-plane, all custom build, custom painted, and all that money could have gone to people who actually needed it. Hey, you know who makes up a huge part of the homeless population? Disabled veterans. Know who is most likely to live in poverty? Disabled people. Is Bruce Wayne using his technology to make life easier for repatriated soldiers or build ramps around gotham city for wheelchair users? No, he’s using it to paint batwings on the side of a helicopter. Is he using his money and influence to ensure public schools get better funding? Is he hiring lawyers to help gay and trans homeless kids emancipate themselves? Is he providing mental health care to prison inmates to help them resolve their problems? Does Wayne Enterprises hire felons who might otherwise be forced back into crime to survive?
Batman might claim he’s looking out for people, but the truth is he’s a dude more interested in punching ‘bad guys’ in the face than he is in actually creating any change. WITHOUT Nolan’s gritty reboot, the character is just a rich white guy who feels bad because his parents are dead. Sure, there are tons of single parents working two or three minimum wage jobs and still unable to make ends meet, but why would he care about them? Bruce Wayne could be paying off mortgages, medical bills, and helping the people who are most marginalized by society. Instead, he’s dressing up in his customized bulletproof catsuit with his customized bat-shaped wings and bat-shaped helmet, jumping off buildings and harassing mentally ill people in the middle of their breakdowns.
If Bruce cared about the people of Gotham more than he cared about getting his vengeance on, don’t you think he’d pay to build a better fence around Arkham Asylum?
I DIDN’T LEARN ABOUT THIS IN DRIVING SCHOOL
Stop says the red light, go says the green
Wait says the yellow light, twinkling in between.
KNEEL, SAYS THE DEMON LIGHT
WITH ITS EYE OF COAL
SAURON KNOWS YOUR LICENSE PLATE
AND STARES INTO YOUR SOUL
THIS IS ALWAYS FUNNY
I’ve only seen this legendary post in screenshots
Instead of insane, say unreal.
Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.
Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.
Instead of stupid, say awful.
Instead of dumb, say bad.
Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.
Watching live dance performances causes your body to respond as if you’re dancing too. A study showed that people watching dancers had specific motor responses to the movement. So if you see someone do an amazing pirouette, your body is secretly trying to do one too. Source
Actually, I did know. It’s not so much every move, but a particularly good one, and my body twitches.
I thought it was just me!
i’ve figured out that horror games with grotesque monsters and spooky environments are -9000 scary if you pretend you’re steve irwin on a mission to document the monster(s)
"Lookie there. That’s a six-foot grunt from the basement. A’hm gonna wrassle it."
This is how I get thru a lot of scary environments without getting scared, it really works.