Adventures of a Capstone Scholar

rynnay:

unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.

As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.

rynnay:

unclewhisky:

we-the-antisocials:

This is literally what Terry Pratchett wears to conventions. 

What a good thing is Terry Pratchett.

As a rule I have to reblog Terry Pratchett, even if I’ve already done so before.

(via spidernerd)

ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this
look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit
motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 
you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?
that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?
fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do
They fly around and fuck shit up
Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country
Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

ecnamor-lacimehc-ym:

gallifrey-feels:

sociopathic-italian-grandmas:

millshouse:

meganiun:

happyvegetable:

kennilworthy-thisp:

derinthemadscientist:

lumoslouis:

soloontherocks:

amour-vengeance:

later-homenuggets:

my friend left her window open in her bedroom and came back to find this

look at his self-satisfied little face, the cheeky shit

motherfucking australia

if there was a post to describe australia, this is it

wait. 

you mean to tell me this isn’t even a pet bird?

that in australia, you have wild birds that just fly from house to house with the express purpose of fucking shit up?

fucking HELL australia, what is wrong with you?

wake up australia 

That’s what birds do

They fly around and fuck shit up

Do you have some kind of mysterious nice birds in your weird foreign country

Do birds in America and England fly into your house and make the bed and tidy up the living room a little bit

It’s cold here, so they just bounce off the windows and lie there and twitch spasmodically while you look for the shovel.

Basically hurling themselves at windows is the worst thing birds do

yeah man a kookaburra literally flew into a classroom at my high school and just sat his smug ass down on top of the desk for a good 20 minutes

why has nobody mentioned the fact that in australia there are 3-4 months a year where everybody just accepts that they’re going to get attacked by magpies. It is literally called “swooping season” and these birds will fly down to peck your fucking face, and people get their eyes ripped out and shit, it’s fucking brutal.

My teacher had to go to hospital and have surgery because of swooping season. It was in the parking lot of school and all the kids would do a mad dash towards the car as the magpies tried to kill us.

no but when you’re 12 years old and riding your bike like mad on the way home from school with an icecream bucket on your head with like branches and shit sticking out if it to scare them off and none of this is considered strange

what the actual fuck australia 

(Source: pasqualinoh, via damara-fucking-megido)

sabrieln7:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD. Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!
If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is boiling hot as well. Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc. Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil. Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc. Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 
Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:
Do not touch it
Do not touch it
Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.
I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 
These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.
This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

Holy fucking shit.

sabrieln7:

sparklefairydust:

askthegrandhighboob:

fullofsinfullust:

zzazu:

trenzalord:

geometricdeathtrap:

pugsies:

PLEASE READ. WILL NOT HURT TO AND FORWARD.

Kids are putting Drano, tin foil, and a little water in plastic drink bottles
and capping it up - leaving it on lawns, in mail boxes, in gardens, on driveways etc. just waiting for you to pick it up intending to put it in the rubbish, but you’ll never make it!!!

If the bottle is picked up, and the bottle is shaken even just a little - in about 30 seconds or less it builds up enough gas which then explodes with enough force to remove some your extremities. The liquid that comes out is
boiling hot as well.

Don’t pick up any plastic bottles that may be lying in your yards or in the gutter, etc.

Pay attention to this. A plastic bottle with a cap. A little Drano. A little water. A small piece of foil.
Disturb it by moving it; and BOOM!! No fingers left and other serious effects to your face, eyes, etc.

Please ensure that everyone that may not have email access are also informed of this. 

Snopes confirms.

I’ve dealt with these before. If you find one:

  • Do not touch it
  • Do not touch it
  • Clear the area around it. It will explode on its own in time.
  • Once it explodes, do not make contact with the liquid inside. If needed, flush it away with large amounts of water.
  • Do not try to detonate it. You’ll probably be disfigured.

I’ve seen what these can do. The acidic liquid inside can strip the paint off a car.

when i visited vancouver these were everywhere. it’s not a fucking joke they’re actually scary

Just a reminder that there are awful shitty people out there doing awful shitty things to everyone else

there was a bunch of these at disneyland

i found one in my back yard, when i let my dogs out, i pulled them back inside, took my cousins bb shotgun and shot it from a safe distance (i was in my house and shot from the screen door. When it went off, my family and neighbors came running to see if everything was ok. I told them what happened and to watch out for them. 

These things are not a joke! When we went to check the damage there was a fucking hole in the ground. The dirt in my yard is like CLAY.

This shit is bad news

PLEASE DON’T BE AN ASSHAT. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE BOMBS IN PEOPLE’S YARDS.

Holy fucking shit.

(via wizard-ninja)

onsexandgender:

After a Respect the Bump campaign that highlighted Tiffany Beroid’s plight, and weeks after three groups filed a class-action complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart has revamped its pregnancy policy, saying it will now provide “reasonable accommodations” for temporary disabilities caused by pregnancy. 
The groups — A Better Balance, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Mehri & Skalet law firm in Washington D.C. — had accused Walmart, the largest private employer in the world, of having “a nationwide policy and practice of pregnancy discrimination”:

Walmart’s Accommodation in Employment policy had explicitly stated that pregnancy was a condition eligible only for minor job adjustments and that pregnant workers were ineligible for the reassignments and transfers of nonessential job duties given to workers with disabilities.
As a result, pregnant workers were denied the types of reasonable accommodations that workers with disabilities received, even though they had the same medical need and the same ability to work. This difference in treatment violated the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The [three groups’] investigation also revealed that Walmart had a policy of refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related disabilities, which violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

washingtonpost

Women’s rights groups say they hadn’t encountered any large employer with a pregnancy policy so unfriendly to women as Walmart’s.

In Tiffany Beroid’s case, the policy meant she was forced to take unpaid leave from her job as a customer service manager, the Post reported:

With no work, Beroid couldn’t afford tuition payments for her community college nursing program, which meant missing the final exam; she’ll have to take the class over. Her husband, a security guard, pulled 18-hour shifts to keep paying the rent.

Approximately three-quarters of Walmart’s workforce is female. A company spokesperson told the Post that Beroid and other activists didn’t force the change.

"Our previous policies met or exceeded state and federal law. Now with our new policy, we’re going above what the law requires. We believed it was the right decision for our associates, and we made it."

salon has a Q&A with Beroid here
Meanwhile, my ProPublica piece about another important Walmart class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit can be found here

onsexandgender:

After a Respect the Bump campaign that highlighted Tiffany Beroid’s plight, and weeks after three groups filed a class-action complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart has revamped its pregnancy policy, saying it will now provide “reasonable accommodations” for temporary disabilities caused by pregnancy.

The groups — A Better Balance, the National Women’s Law Center, and the Mehri & Skalet law firm in Washington D.C. — had accused Walmart, the largest private employer in the world, of having “a nationwide policy and practice of pregnancy discrimination”:

Walmart’s Accommodation in Employment policy had explicitly stated that pregnancy was a condition eligible only for minor job adjustments and that pregnant workers were ineligible for the reassignments and transfers of nonessential job duties given to workers with disabilities.

As a result, pregnant workers were denied the types of reasonable accommodations that workers with disabilities received, even though they had the same medical need and the same ability to work. This difference in treatment violated the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The [three groups’] investigation also revealed that Walmart had a policy of refusing to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy-related disabilities, which violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

washingtonpost

Women’s rights groups say they hadn’t encountered any large employer with a pregnancy policy so unfriendly to women as Walmart’s.

In Tiffany Beroid’s case, the policy meant she was forced to take unpaid leave from her job as a customer service manager, the Post reported:

With no work, Beroid couldn’t afford tuition payments for her community college nursing program, which meant missing the final exam; she’ll have to take the class over. Her husband, a security guard, pulled 18-hour shifts to keep paying the rent.

Approximately three-quarters of Walmart’s workforce is female. A company spokesperson told the Post that Beroid and other activists didn’t force the change.

"Our previous policies met or exceeded state and federal law. Now with our new policy, we’re going above what the law requires. We believed it was the right decision for our associates, and we made it."

salon has a Q&A with Beroid here

Meanwhile, my ProPublica piece about another important Walmart class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit can be found here

(via wildwoozles)

gokuma:

mad-lynn:

fuzzytek:

The backlog of rape kits has put justice on hold for a lot of people. Back in 2009, more than 11,000 untested kits were found in a Detroit Police Department storage facility. Some were more than 25 years old.

Mariska Hargitay speaks on some of the issues surrounding the rape kit backlog in Detroit, Michigan. #endthebacklog (x)

It costs between $1,000 – $1,500 to test every single rape kit. There are over 10,000 kits left in Detroit’s rape kit backlog. Your donation can go directly to testing them. Donate to the Detroit Crime Commission’s backlog initiative by clicking here.

I am pretty explicitly anti-police in every respect. But I support Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy and her push to catalogue the egregious backlog of unprocessed rape kits in Detroit. 

Her work has already identified countless serial rapists in southeast Michigan, and will continue to identify these rapist pieces of shit as she moves forward.

Who cares if this process leads to conviction or not. Just give us the list. We can take care of the rest.

"After Detroit tested the first 10% of its backlogged kits, authorities were able to link cases to 46 serial rapists." (x)

Just think about it: 46 serial rapists. And the evidence against them was out there, all the time, in those backlogged kits. And that’s just 10% of them

(Source: finding-our-power, via wildwoozles)

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

I LIKE THIS LET’S DO IT

(via wizard-ninja)

Benvolio: In love?

Romeo: Out.

Benvolio: Of love?

Romeo: Out of her favor where I am in love.

Benvolio: *looks into the camera like he's on The Office*

jaketheescapologist:

wellerstein:

The 2014 Tumblr Tony Awards Nominees
→  Best Score

(Source: wellerstein, via gabebert)

fjordism:

AARON PAUL JUST POSTED THIS ON TWITTER AND I’M SHITTING

(via wizard-ninja)