tenscupcake:

shakespearean sass

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@1 day ago with 3797 notes
#Hamlet #Shakespeare #David Tennant #Royal Shakespeare Company #Favorite Hamlet production and not just because of David Tennant 

forpoetry:

I can’t stop falling in love with poetry. 

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@3 days ago with 68 notes
#poetry #about me 

"We are unequivocally for women’s rights. It’s that simple. We believe every woman should have access to safe, affordable health care, and when that right is threatened, we’re not afraid to tackle those threats head-on."

Shout out to Cosmopolitan (yes, that Cosmopolitan) for its new direction: taking on the fight for reproductive health and rights!

Why Cosmo Is Getting Serious About Its Reproductive Rights Coverage

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@1 week ago with 603 notes
#Huh #Cosmo is the last magazine I thought would get super serious about reproductive rights #but good for it #feminism #reproductive rights 

Three dead in Kansas Jewish center shootings 

ashkenazi-autie:

Three people were reported dead on Sunday in a possible anti-Semitic shooting attack at two buildings serving the Jewish community near Kansas City.

A gunman opened fired in the parking lot of the Overland Park Jewish Community Center and the nearby Village Shalom retirement home, both in the Kansas City suburb.

"At around 1 p.m. today, Overland Park police received multiple calls regarding a shooting on the campus of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th Street. Additional calls were received by police of another shooting at the Village Shalom Retirement Community, 5500 W. 123rd," according to the Overland Park Police Department.

“Three victims are confirmed deceased. A person of interest has been taken into custody at this time,” the police spokesman said.

CNN reported that the deceased included a teenager and an elderly woman.

During the initial developing story, a spokeswoman for Overland Park Regional Medical Center said the hospital was treating a 14-year-old male who suffered a gunshot wound and who was in critical condition.

The gunman fired toward a total of five people, three of whom were confirmed dead, authorities investigating the incident said at a press briefing.

Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass said it was too early to label the attacks as anything other than “vicious acts of violence.”

He stated that two males were killed outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas and one female at the nearby Shalom Village retirement home.

He confirmed that police had a white male in his 70s in custody for questioning. He added that the man was unknown to police until today.
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City said on Facebook that no shooting had occurred inside its campus, and it had released home all the participants of its programming.
Overland Park, the second biggest city in Kansas, is a short drive away from the state’s main Jewish concentration in Kansas City.

According to Kansas’s KSHB 41 Action News, police were holding one suspect in custody, who was reported as yelling “heil Hitler” as he was being detained.

The entire JCC campus was locked down.

One witness was quoted by KSHB 41 Action News as saying that a man, presumably the shooter, had aimed a gun at him before shooting the windows of his vehicle.

US Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were helping local authorities investigate the two shootings, CNN cited FBI spokesman Joel Sealer as saying.

The JCC of Greater Kansas City announced that it would be closed on Monday.

“We will post more information following a debriefing at the Overland Park Police Command Center and a 5:00 pm press conference, which will be carried live,” the JCC said on Facebook.

The Jerusalem Post was unable to reach the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City for further comment.

The shooting comes only weeks after the Anti-Defamation League released a report describing an increase in physical assaults against Jews despite an overall 19 percent decrease of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States.

In its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, the ADL reported that there 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest number since 1979, when the ADL began collecting data. The number of incidents has been steadily declining for the past decade.
I am asking for my followers, Jewish and non-Jewish, to spread this like wildfire. Antisemitism isn’t often discussed in social justice circles, but I need y’all to know that hate crimes are committed against us. So far, I have only been seeing this circulate among Jews on Tumblr, but I want it to go farther than that.
I want this to lead to a larger discussion about antisemitism. I don’t want it to be derailed merely as a discussion about gun control. I don’t want people asking if the shooter had mental illness. I want people to acknowledge that the shooter is a blatant antisemite. I want people to know why we often have cop cars parked outside our synagogues. I want people to know why we are still afraid.

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@1 week ago with 7231 notes
#antisemitism #violence tw #gun violence tw 

I got to see Sherman Alexie speak tonight

It was awesome.  He was hilarious.  He read from some of his poems, which were really good, and just told a lot of jokes and stories and interacted with the audience in a really cool way.  He talked for two hours when the event only had him speaking for one.

I was going to list highlights of the talk (e.g., Colonialism is like a very persistent bought of bronchitis; climate change deniers will continue to deny it when Buffalo, NY has oceanfront property; various jokes making fun of conservative Republicans in increasingly hilarious ways), but it was all so funny that if I could remember it, I’d be transcribing what he said almost word for word.

And then I got two books signed by him, which was even more awesome.

@2 weeks ago with 4 notes
#Sherman Alexie #literature #awesomeness 

archiemcphee:

What happens when two baroque cellists perform a cover of “Thunderstruck" by AC/DC? They shred. Literally. Keep an eye on their bows as the piece progresses.

This awesome video features Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, aka 2Cellos, playing their phenomenal “BaRock style” arrangement of the hard rock classic for a completely bewildered 17th century audience. The concept is wonderful, but the actual performance is astonishing.

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@2 weeks ago with 72208 notes
#this looks like it was so much fun to play #music #cellists #ac/dc #luka sulic #stjepan hauser #2cellos 

policymic:

Cleveland baseball fans stand against racism by #DeChiefing their gear

In the past few months, debate surrounding the use of racial caricatures as pro sports mascots has reached a fever pitch. Just ask the Washington Redskins, who’ve endured significant backlash for both their refusal to change their name and their half-assed attempts to placate their critics.

But a few miles west, fans of the MLB’s Cleveland Indians are taking a stand. In a motion of solidarity, a small but growing number have been “de-Chiefing” their paraphernalia by removing the offensive “Chief Wahoo” mascot from caps and jerseys that bear its likeness.

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@2 weeks ago with 26167 notes
#baseball #racism #deChief 

"Do no harm, but take no shit."

@2 weeks ago with 1062 notes
#feminism #words to live by 

To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you

also

what

when

why

how

look

because

never

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@1 day ago with 132212 notes
#10 Things I Hate About You #Also tearing the shit out of my feet walking through DC in heels #What the fuckery #I don't know exactly when or why but this will surely prove to be relevant to my life in the future #WHY DON'T THESE EXIST EVERYWHERE?! #I have to remember these random laws somehow #Everyone should look up landlord-tenant rights #...and probably drive off the road because I was laughing too much to pay attention #Glad I never took VicFemPopCult 

buttonpoetry:

Kevin Yang - “Srirachapocalypse” (CUPSI 2014)

"We packed what little left we had into the back of our pickup trick. It wasn’t much. Just our frying pan, our noodle strainer, and our shotgun."

The most wonderfully absurd poem we saw at CUPSI 2014. Guard your sriracha.

I know from experience how strange ideas for poems can pop into your brain, but I am extremely curious to know what inspired him to write this.

@1 week ago with 400 notes
#poetry #Kevin Yang #sriracha #randomness #post-apocalyptic? #i don't even know 

365daysofhalloween:

jedavu:

Photographer Translates His Nightmares Into Surreal, Haunting Photographs

by 19-year-old photographer Nicolas Bruno

I am in LOVE with these.

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@1 week ago with 95122 notes
#nightmares #art #photography 
unstoppablyplushjuggernaut:

whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.
(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!
I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:
"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"
and that is not even touching the puns
"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"
"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"
"i am moved by the spirit of equity"
"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"
"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"
"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"
and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet
"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"
and ghostbusters
"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"
god bless that judge
god bless

Who says law isn’t fun?

I read this case during my contracts class in law school.  I still love it.
(Also, if you want another of my favorite random bits of case law, check out Noble v. Bradford Marine, Inc., in which a judge decided to insert tons of Wayne’s World references into a what would otherwise be a boring civil procedure-based opinion.)

unstoppablyplushjuggernaut:

whiskyandoldspice:

plenilune:

reading-angel:

claudiagray:

This is really the main thing you need to know about a house before you buy.

(Forgive me a moment of former-lawyer nerdity - there is in fact a famous NY court case, Stambovsky v. Ackley, in which the plaintiff bought a house and only later found out it was supposedly haunted. He then sued the former owner, wanting to undo the sale. You’d think the former owner could just go, “pffft, no, there’s no such things as ghosts,” right? But no! They’d previously given newspaper interviews saying they believed in the ghost, which meant they were estopped from denying the ghost now, which meant — the judges declared, settling in for a long deliberation — the house was haunted as a matter of law. They let the plaintiff out of the sale. This is all 100% true.) 

JO!

I’ve reblogged this picture before but not with the story of the legally-haunted house attached to it…

okay, so not only is this way legit, but the court’s majority opinion was FULL OF GHOST PUNS, thus elevating this to the Greatest Thing Ever To Happen.

first of all can we deal with the greatest sentence ever written by any judge since the beginning of time:

"as a matter of law, the house is haunted"

and that is not even touching the puns

"no divination is required to conclude that it is defendant’s promotional efforts…which fostered the home’s reputation"

"plaintiff hasn’t a ghost of a chance"

"i am moved by the spirit of equity"

"applying caveat emptor to a contract involving a house…conjures up visions"

"lest the subject of the transaction come back to haunt him and his client"

"the notion…is a hobgoblin which should be exorcised from the body of legal precedent and laid quietly to rest"

and then this motherfucker quotes hamlet

"pity me not but lend thy serious hearing to what i shall unfold (william shakespeare, hamlet, act i, scene v [ghost])"

and ghostbusters

"a very practical problem arises with respect to the discovery of a paranormal phenomenon: ‘who you gonna call?’"

god bless that judge

god bless

Who says law isn’t fun?

I read this case during my contracts class in law school.  I still love it.

(Also, if you want another of my favorite random bits of case law, check out Noble v. Bradford Marine, Inc., in which a judge decided to insert tons of Wayne’s World references into a what would otherwise be a boring civil procedure-based opinion.)

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@1 week ago with 106282 notes
#law #nerdery #ghosts #Waynes World #puns 

A Million Things We Loved About 10 Things I Hate About You 

clairemiller86:

The title of this piece says it all. 

@2 weeks ago with 9 notes
#10 Things I Hate About You #formative movie #it's not perfect but I still love it a lot 

femfreq:

politicsprepandpearls:

Feminist-a person who supports feminism.

Feminism-the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

A great scene from ABC’s short-lived drama Commander in Chief starring Geena Davis.

@2 weeks ago with 95869 notes
#feminism #this reminds me of a 'gender in the law' class I took where I was one of only maybe 2 or 3 people who identified as a feminist #like #if you're taking this class bc you care about the legal system's treatment of women and other genders you're at least a little bit feminist 

poisonedreams:

Harry Clarke. Illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. 1919.

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@2 weeks ago with 42054 notes
#edgar allan poe #Harry Clarke #art