Joy, Laughter, Beauty, with a side of Politics

Mostly things which make me happy, things which make me laugh, and things which I find pleasing to gaze upon, with a side of politics/things which piss me off

Aug 27
elementarystan:

Lucy Liu & Idris Elba at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

elementarystan:

Lucy Liu & Idris Elba at HBO’s Emmys After Party (Aug 25)

(via fredisstairs)


alexofeddis:

thescienceoffandom:

Here are some basics on herd immunity, and here is some more technical research if you’re interested in the details! 

If you’ve ever heard my rants about vaccination, you know it’s a major topic with me. Because hey, I’m one of these immunosuppressed people this comic talks about, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject. (“Oh, I’m sorry, you don’t like getting vaccinated? I don’t like having three month long respiratory infections because you gave me the freaking flu, but I guess you don’t care about that”)

Essentially, Ellen and her wonderful character Katherine have just said it better than I ever could—and using Shaun of the Dead references, too!!! It’s all about herd immunity—getting vaccinated isn’t just about your own health, it’s about the health—and non-zombification—of the entire human race.

SO REBLOG THIS!! LIKE THIS!!! SPREAD IT LIKE WILDFIRE!!!!!

(via randomrhys)


Aug 24
“In general, I think we need to move away from the premise that being a good person is a fixed immutable characteristic and shift towards seeing being good as a practice. And it is a practice that we carry out by engaging with our imperfections. We need to shift towards thinking that being a good person is like being a clean person. Being a clean person is something you maintain and work on every day.We don’t assume ‘I am a clean person therefore I don’t need to brush my teeth.’ When someone suggests to us that we have something stuck in our teeth we don’t say to them ‘What do you mean I have something stuck in my teeth—but I’m a clean person?!’”

Jay Smooth in his TED speech “how I learned to stop worrying and love discussing race” (via tropicanastasia)

Jay Smooth almost always a reblog

(via unrational)

Dude nailed it. We all need to work at being good. Even if we think we are.

(via jasmined)

This applies to so much

(via seanbonner)

(via calligrafiti)


“I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’” (via themilkywhiteway)

(via destinaf)


sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

(via fredisstairs)


Aug 23
drst:

Boom.
Link.

drst:

Boom.

Link.

(via kirstenthompson)


Aug 4

momentia said: that is john mulaney and he is brilliant. he doesn't rely on the extreme, offensive humor so many comedians seem to. there's just a genuine, bizarre joy to his routines.

Thanks, momentia! I’ve updated the post. I’ll have to check him out further - it’s hard to find people who manage to be funny without being offensive these days.


Jul 30

Jul 25

minim-calibre:

somepretty-things:

this is so true

So basically, I’ve been AWOL for the last week because, wow. The lure of doing NOTHING, now that I’m a jobless slacker? SO STRONG. 


Jul 22

teapotsahoy:

waxjism:

"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?"

DanRad is approaching press junkets like Scarlett Johansson. It is interesting when people that young are powerful enough and secure enough to not have to abide by the usual rules with the press. How they handle that freedom.

He’s on point.

His face, though. His expression is like, a combination of desperate-attempt-not-to-strangle and dejection-at-stupidity-of-world.


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