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theweekmagazine:

The best online movies to watch this weekend

Feel like you’ve seen everything? This list is for you.

Wait. WHAT?

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saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #1, March 8, 2014
This was our very first counter-protest. It happened on a bit of a whim. There’s no big box hardware store very close to where we live, so Grayson and I were driving toward a suburb of Raleigh called Cary, which runs over with strip malls. I had gotten a gift card to Home Depot for my birthday, and we decided to get supplies for a garden box. We passed the clinic on the way.
Grayson and I both grew up not too far away, and we’ve seen the clinic in question hundreds of times. But for some reason, on this morning in particular, the protestors got under our skin a little more than normal. Grayson suggested that we make a sign that said “Weird Hobby” and point at one of the protestors. We tried to buy poster board at Home Depot, but they don’t carry it. As we were leaving, I ripped a vinyl sale sign off of a display and took a Sharpie to it. We posted the results to Instagram and Facebook, and people flipped. 
So, we vowed to continue our Saturday Chores. 

saturdaychores:

Saturday Chores #1, March 8, 2014

This was our very first counter-protest. It happened on a bit of a whim. There’s no big box hardware store very close to where we live, so Grayson and I were driving toward a suburb of Raleigh called Cary, which runs over with strip malls. I had gotten a gift card to Home Depot for my birthday, and we decided to get supplies for a garden box. We passed the clinic on the way.

Grayson and I both grew up not too far away, and we’ve seen the clinic in question hundreds of times. But for some reason, on this morning in particular, the protestors got under our skin a little more than normal. Grayson suggested that we make a sign that said “Weird Hobby” and point at one of the protestors. We tried to buy poster board at Home Depot, but they don’t carry it. As we were leaving, I ripped a vinyl sale sign off of a display and took a Sharpie to it. We posted the results to Instagram and Facebook, and people flipped. 

So, we vowed to continue our Saturday Chores. 

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laverne cox poses with a fan, oitnb mexico premiere july 17, 2014

laverne cox poses with a fan, oitnb mexico premiere july 17, 2014

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Selfies from the 9/11 Memorial

When I visited on an oppressively hot early July day, visitors dipped their hands into the reflecting pools and poured the water onto their heads and legs to cool off. They leaned on the marble panels with the names of the dead to eat snacks, even though there are no food vendors or trash cans allowed on site.

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londonphile:

The Imitation Game - UK teaser trailer

Of course I will watch any movie that in any way has to do with Enigma, but Benedict playing Turing makes it very exciting indeed.

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thisistheverge:

Morning boot up

bleep blop bloop

thisistheverge:

Morning boot up

bleep blop bloop

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lauraolin:

Biden

<3

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When I playacted with my girl friends, I always wanted a boy’s part. And my model was my father, who drew me diagrams of magnets and the digestive system, not my mother, who intruded on my life of the mind by making me dry the dishes. Later on things got more complicated. On one level I was determined to prove that except for a little accident of hormones, I was a perfectly good man: I was going to be a famous writer/actress/scientist. Domestic chores were contemptible (I would have servants, since I couldn’t have a wife), and children—who needed them? Women were pretty contemptible too, except those happy few of us who were really men.

At the same time, without any feeling of absurdity, I worked obsessively at making myself a desirable object. I followed all the rules—build up their egos, don’t be aggressive, don’t flaunt your brains, be charming, diet, dance, be with it, wear a girdle, never kiss goodnight on the first date—until I learned that breaking them a little, or better yet appearing to break them, attracted the more imaginative boys.

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I Don't Care If You Like It

Ungggh, this is so good. Bless you, Rebecca Traister. <3

I wish it were different. I wish that every woman whose actions and worth are parsed and restricted, congratulated and condemned in this country might just once get to wheel aroundon the committee that doesn’t believe their medically corroborated story of assault, or on the protesters who tell them that termination is a sin they will regret, or on the boss who tells them he doesn’t believe in their sexual choices, or on the mid-fifties man who congratulates them, or himself, on finding them appealing deep into their dotageand go black in the eyes and say, “I don’t fucking care if you like it.”

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Let Me Drive You Home. It's a Bad World Out There.

ibelieveyouitsnotyourfault:

By Jennifer Cumby

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When I was 17, I went away to college. I left a small city and went to the state capital, Richmond, Va., to pursue a degree in theatre.

I was cute. I was savvy. I was smart, full of derring do, and overflowing with confidence.

I made lots of friends—girls and boys.

We…

Awesome new tumblr to follow: “Can we use our collective life experience to be a safe haven for kids who need it? Can we tell stories and answer questions and offer solidarity and resources and maybe break some cycles before they begin? Can we do it with humor and transparency, and without coming across like dorky, hand-wringing moms? After all, so many of us are still those kids.”

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hodgman:

Here’s @David_Rees discussing KICK ASS WATER. 

GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES = tonight at 10PM on @NatGeoChannel.

That is all. 

Good, old-fashioned, scientific experiments. That lady was a good sport.

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amnhnyc:

In celebration of our new film, Great White Shark, now playing in 3D and 2D at the Museum, today’s peek into the archives is a mouthful.
“Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration” was taken by H.S. Rice in January, 1927, after the restoration of the jaws of the fossil shark, Carcharodon megalodon. 
Learn more about the prehistoric predator, Carcharodon, and our new film, Great White Shark. 
AMNH/319969

amnhnyc:

In celebration of our new film, Great White Shark, now playing in 3D and 2D at the Museum, today’s peek into the archives is a mouthful.

Seated in fossil shark jaw restoration” was taken by H.S. Rice in January, 1927, after the restoration of the jaws of the fossil shark, Carcharodon megalodon

Learn more about the prehistoric predator, Carcharodon, and our new film, Great White Shark

AMNH/319969

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SHIRTERATE

We’ll tell you about your gross ear hair. We know that your pants are two sizes too big and look really weird, like you’re secretly in a diaper. It’s fine if you are, of course. We have no beef with plushies and furries and diaper kid roleplay. But we know about your bad shoe stank. Most of all, we know how cheap your suit is. Ew, why so cheap? And we’ll remind you that shirts get tucked into pants. What’s more, we know why no one will tell you. Because they hate you. I mean, we kinda do too!