• DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
  • Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
  • DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
  • Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
  • DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
  • Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
  • DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
  • Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
  • DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
  • Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
  • DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
  • Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
  • DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
  • Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
  • DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
  • Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
  • DC: Wait-
  • Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
  • DC: I didn't-
  • Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
  • Marvel: PEACE
wigmund:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.
The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.
But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!""But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”
"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)
And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!
Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.
And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.
Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.
And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.
The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?
TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 
But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.
Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

The costs are kinda staggering for a country the size of the US. Switzerland has a population of 7.9 million compared to the population of the US which currently just below 314 million.
Paying everyone in the US about 20,000 a year (just above poverty level for a family of three per current guidelines) would cost about $6,280,000,000,000 - just over 6.25 trillion per year
This doesn’t take into account children (about 23%) and those making more than poverty level and would probably be offered incentives to not take the cost-of-living support (let’s say over $50,000 so around about 50%, that increases to about 64% for those making over 35k per year). So let’s say about 70% of the US wouldn’t take this support for various reasons.
That drops the costs before bureaucracy causes problems to below 1.9 trillion dollars (94,420,000 people would get help, again multiplied by 20k). The US spent about $3.5 trillion in all areas last year, even with the probable savings from the various public support programs this plan would be an increase in the annual budget and cause a big fit among the right wing and fiscal conservatives.
I’d love to see something like this but the United States is too damned big for its own good.


Okay, so this may not work in the US, but what about the UK? It’s about £20k average on there. I would imagine a small cut for paying for things you do with wage like tax & NHS etc, so you’d be left with £16-17k which is pretty much what my salary is now.That’s a pretty decent wage. Imagine if you were working and earning £32k instead. The extra things you could afford and pump back into the economy? Yes, there are those that would abuse it with the way our benefit system is sometimes. However, have reviews for it. If someone is not contributing, provide help for them to do so. If someone is doing well, recruit them and give them a job helping others who might just splurge all their money otherwise. If they can’t find a job, subsidise part of their payment to give mandatory training. If they’re on drugs or whatever, same thing but for counselling and meetings.

wigmund:

tank-grrl:

hello-missmayhem:

cptprocrastination:

doomhamster:

belcanta:

nikkidubs:

attentiondeficitaptitude:

belcanta:

Guaranteed basic income to every citizen, whether or not they are employed to ensure their survival and that they live in a dignified, humane way, preventing poverty, illness, homelessness, reducing crime, encouraging higher education and learning vocations as well as helping society become more prosperous as a whole. 

Wow. Forget raising the minimum wage. This is much much better idea.

The minimum wage could actually drop if we had basic income.

But Americans would never go for it. Miserably slogging through 12 hour days and having businesses open 24/7 is too engrained in our culture.

"BUT WHERE WILL THE GOVERNMENT GET THE MONEY?" screamed Joe Schmoe, slamming a meaty fist onto the table and getting mouth-froth all over the front of his greying tank top. "You libt*rds all think money grows on TREES!! HAHA!"

"But where will people get the incentive to work?!" Mindy Bindy cried, flapping her hands in front of her face. She’d had a fear of the unemployed lollygagging about ever since she was a child and her mother told her to be afraid of the unemployed lollygagging about. "You think people should get paid for nothing? I work hard for my money!”

"But who will serve me?" grumbled Marty McMoneybags. "Who will make me feel important? Who will do my laundry and cook my food and stand in front of me wearing a plastic smile while I take out all my stress—because I do have a lot of stress, you know, being this rich is stressful—on them?” He paused and straightened out the piles of hundred dollar bills on the desk in front of him, then raised his two watery, outraged eyes up to the Heavens. “Lord, if there are no poor people, how will I know that I’m rich??”

I laughed. This is perfect! Well said!

The thing is, while I’m sure you could scrape up a few people who’d be willing to just float by on a guaranteed minimum income? For most people the choice to work would be a no-brainer. “Hmmm. I can get by on 33k a year, or I can take that part time job and make 48k… enough to move to a better apartment, maybe take the family on vacation. Sold.” Hell, most people would want to work simply because it gives one a sense of dignity and something to do with one’s time. (Speaking as someone who’s been unemployed, on extended sick leave, etc. in her time, the boredom and sense of isolation that comes with not having a job is almost as bad as the humiliation of having to depend on other people for one’s survival.)

And with this system, part-time jobs and “non-skilled” jobs would be much more readily available because nobody would need to work two or three jobs just to stay afloat!

Which would ALSO mean that employers and customers couldn’t shamelessly exploit employees the way they can today, because if losing a job weren’t necessarily a financial disaster, more people would be willing to walk out on jobs where they weren’t being treated with dignity.

And if this also applies to students (and it should) then student loans would become much less of a problem, and fewer people would flunk out of school because of having to juggle studies and work.

Far fewer people would be forced to stay with abusive partners, parents or roommates because they couldn’t afford to move out.

And the thing is, all those people who suddenly had money? They’d be spending it. They’d be getting all the stuff they can’t afford now - new clothes, books, toys, locally-produced food, car repairs - and with each purchase money would flow BACK to the government, because VAT, also income tax.

The unemployed and/or disabled wouldn’t need special support any more - which would also mean the government could fire however many admins who are currently engaged in humiliating - *cough* making sure those people aren’t getting money they don’t deserve. Same for medical benefits and pensions. And I’m no legal scholar, but I somehow imagine less financial desperation would lead to less petty crime, and hence less need for police and security everywhere?

TL;DR Doomie thinks this is a good idea, laughs at those who protest.

reblogging for more top commentary

They tried something like this out in Canada as a sort of social experiment, called Mincome. What they found was that, on the whole, people continued to work about as much as they did before. Only new mothers and teenagers worked substantially less hours. 

But wait, there’s more. Because parents were spending just a little more time at home and involved with their families, test scores increased. Because teens didn’t have to work to support their families, drop-out rates decreased. Crime rates, hospital visits, psychiatric hospitalizations and domestic abuse rates all dropped, as well. More adults pursued higher education. Those who continued to work reported more job flexibility and more opportunity to choose employment they preferred.

Basically, now you can go prove to your asshole family members that society won’t collapse without poor people for you to feel better than.

The picture is awesome, but read the commentary, that’s what I’m reblogging for.

The costs are kinda staggering for a country the size of the US. Switzerland has a population of 7.9 million compared to the population of the US which currently just below 314 million.

Paying everyone in the US about 20,000 a year (just above poverty level for a family of three per current guidelines) would cost about $6,280,000,000,000 - just over 6.25 trillion per year

This doesn’t take into account children (about 23%) and those making more than poverty level and would probably be offered incentives to not take the cost-of-living support (let’s say over $50,000 so around about 50%, that increases to about 64% for those making over 35k per year). So let’s say about 70% of the US wouldn’t take this support for various reasons.

That drops the costs before bureaucracy causes problems to below 1.9 trillion dollars (94,420,000 people would get help, again multiplied by 20k). The US spent about $3.5 trillion in all areas last year, even with the probable savings from the various public support programs this plan would be an increase in the annual budget and cause a big fit among the right wing and fiscal conservatives.

I’d love to see something like this but the United States is too damned big for its own good.

Okay, so this may not work in the US, but what about the UK? It’s about £20k average on there. I would imagine a small cut for paying for things you do with wage like tax & NHS etc, so you’d be left with £16-17k which is pretty much what my salary is now.

That’s a pretty decent wage. Imagine if you were working and earning £32k instead. The extra things you could afford and pump back into the economy? Yes, there are those that would abuse it with the way our benefit system is sometimes. However, have reviews for it. If someone is not contributing, provide help for them to do so. If someone is doing well, recruit them and give them a job helping others who might just splurge all their money otherwise.

If they can’t find a job, subsidise part of their payment to give mandatory training. If they’re on drugs or whatever, same thing but for counselling and meetings.

Reblogged from inkytomes

didthatrhinoforgethissunglasses:

lifeaslindz:

aber-flyingtiger:

rupeerose:

teafortrouble:

megg33k:

I need feminism because most men’s restrooms still aren’t equipped with baby changing stations. As someone who was married to a man who had sole custody of his young son, I’m hyperaware that feminism means EQUALITY, not female superiority. Feminism should and does support a man’s right to be as much of a parent to his child(ren) as any mother is allowed/expected to be.

This is a constant problem for Mr. Tea and myself. We’ve got twins, so even though I can change one kid on the change table in the ladies’ room, he’s left standing sort of awkwardly in the lobby with a messy child while I change one, come back, and get the other.

Nobody’s suggesting that men aren’t parents, so the lack of change tables goes well beyond ‘gender role reinforcing’ and straight into ‘ridiculous’.

My dad actually almost got kicked out of a mall once for changing my brother in the womens room of a mall. The only reason they didn’t call the cops on him was because the ladies in the room supported him.

I’d never even considered this but I support it

I have seriously always wondered about this. I mean, most malls and such here have “family” rest rooms with change tables but I mean I have watched many a father bring his child out to the car to change because they don’t have rest room access. I am SO glad this is a post!!

Some have microwaves in them to heat your popcorn before a movie

I’ve found this a problem too with a young child of my own. I can only recall one men’s room that had a changing table. It is like saying “This is not something men do/need” and reinforcing gender stereotypes.

Reblogged from ohgollygeewhat

ohgollygeewhat:

ohgollygeewhat:

bludgeoner:

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hey guys so i ran into a huge wad of cash recently (i promise i didn’t rob a bank or anything) and i wanted to do something nice

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here’s what you will win (all items will be brand new and in their original boxes/packages)

  • a hand written thank-you letter from me
  • YOUR CHOICE OF Figma Sword Art Online Kirito figure OR Good Smile Sword Art Online Asuna figure OR Square Enix and Bandai Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning figure
  • Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS XL LOZ: A Link Between Worlds Bundle
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 2 Puchimaru Nyangkotai Mascots of your choice *white, orange, multi, gray, or black* (i have something similar to these and trust me they are sooo cute)
  • Jumbo XL Rilakkuma plush
  • Dangan Ronpa Monobear 18” Plush
  • Moss Filled Sphere Necklace
  • cat dress of your choice *white OR pink - sizes S, M, L*
  • high heels of your choice *black bone ankle boots, OR white lace pearl heels - us sizes 5, 6, 7, 8*
  • Shingenki no Kyojin Attack On Titan t shirt of your choice *style 1 or 2, sizes L only*
  • Dark Souls 2 for platform of your choice *PS3, Xbox 360, OR PC*
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order for platform of your choice *PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, OR Xbox One*
  • Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (warning you will probably cry)
  • any 2 minecraft plushies *enderman, skeleton, zombie, or creeper*
  • any wig of your choice under $50 from spreepicky
  • any game of your choice under $50 on steam (don’t forget to send me your id if you win)
  • a 75 dollar amazon gift card
  • 3.5mm Earphones of your choice *Korilakkuma (white), or Rilakkuma (brown)*
  • Game Grumps Soundbyte Keychain
  • any selfie reblogs

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rules

  • MUST be following me, aka bludgeoner. i WILL check. you’ll be disqualified if you don’t. (also feel free to just start talking with me if you wanna bc im usually pretty lonely)
  • this is optional but it’d be real swaggy if you can follow me on deviantart (you’ll get an additional entry if you watch + message me on there with your tumblr url)
  • all you have to do is reblog this post dude, and as much as you want too
  • don’t delete the text pls or else you WILL be disqualified
  • likes don’t count but feel free to like to save it, you’re NOT disqualified if you do
  • the more you reblog the more chance you have of winning
  • if you win you must respond within 48 hours pls
  • pls don’t unfollow afterwards if you do/don’t win bc that’s actually really rude and i have a tracker okay and if you unfollow you won’t be able to participate in any of my future giveaways.

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other info

  • anyone of any age can enter, but if you’re under 18 you should probably check with your parent(s)/guardian(s) to see if they’re cool with me having your address
  • anyone of any gender can enter
  • anyone of any country can enter
  • i can ship to p.o. boxes too
  • shipping is entirely free
  • this giveaway starts june 17 2014
  • this giveaway ends august 31st 2014 at 11:59am est so wow you can enter the whole summer (hence summer giveaway)
  • giveaway must reach at least 10,000 notes to go on
  • winner will be announced on my blog a few hours/days after giveaway has ended and when they respond back to my message
  • if you win and you DON’T want a certain item(s) PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! because i don’t wanna spend money for something you don’t want okay so please please do tell me
  • good luck to everyone who enters
  • oh you might wanna check back on this original post frequently just in case i update it or something idk
  • hope you guys have a great day

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I’m gonna lose followers for this but I just want to win something for once so bad

I’m so sorry to my all my followers but please bare with me, I want to win this so badly. There’s stuff on here I want but some stuff I want to give to my best friend if I win and I’m sorry if I’m flooding everyone but if you unfollow me I understand…I just really want a shot at this so once again I’m so sorry

Reblogged from ohgollygeewhat

piemakingdeadwaker:

Reblog this is you need a

imageREVIVAL!

If we get over 10,000 notes on this post, I’m going to tweet it to Bryan Fuller (as many times as necessary for him to acknowledge it). I know we can, 2,000 Daisy-Pushers are following me as of today! Come on, Pushing Daisies Fandom, let’s get a move on this! And, to make it all the more exciting, if this gets 5,000 notes, I’ll reveal a surprise I’ve had percolating for he past few months that you’re all sure to love!

kenbocalrissian:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.
But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.
What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.
Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

That was quite possibly the most effective argument on the subject I’ve ever read!  Thank you, that was an eye-opening perspective… even as one who plays video games all the time, I don’t think I could have come to the same conclusion.

kenbocalrissian:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.

But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.

What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?

But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.

Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

That was quite possibly the most effective argument on the subject I’ve ever read!  Thank you, that was an eye-opening perspective… even as one who plays video games all the time, I don’t think I could have come to the same conclusion.

Reblogged from inkytomes

ohgollygeewhat:

ohgollygeewhat:

bludgeoner:

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hey guys so i ran into a huge wad of cash recently (i promise i didn’t rob a bank or anything) and i wanted to do something nice

image

here’s what you will win (all items will be brand new and in their original boxes/packages)

  • a hand written thank-you letter from me
  • YOUR CHOICE OF Figma Sword Art Online Kirito figure OR Good Smile Sword Art Online Asuna figure OR Square Enix and Bandai Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy XIII-2 Lightning figure
  • Limited Edition Nintendo 3DS XL LOZ: A Link Between Worlds Bundle
  • Pokemon X
  • Pokemon Y
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 2 Puchimaru Nyangkotai Mascots of your choice *white, orange, multi, gray, or black* (i have something similar to these and trust me they are sooo cute)
  • Jumbo XL Rilakkuma plush
  • Dangan Ronpa Monobear 18” Plush
  • Moss Filled Sphere Necklace
  • cat dress of your choice *white OR pink - sizes S, M, L*
  • high heels of your choice *black bone ankle boots, OR white lace pearl heels - us sizes 5, 6, 7, 8*
  • Shingenki no Kyojin Attack On Titan t shirt of your choice *style 1 or 2, sizes L only*
  • Dark Souls 2 for platform of your choice *PS3, Xbox 360, OR PC*
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order for platform of your choice *PC, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, OR Xbox One*
  • Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin
  • The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (warning you will probably cry)
  • any 2 minecraft plushies *enderman, skeleton, zombie, or creeper*
  • any wig of your choice under $50 from spreepicky
  • any game of your choice under $50 on steam (don’t forget to send me your id if you win)
  • a 75 dollar amazon gift card
  • 3.5mm Earphones of your choice *Korilakkuma (white), or Rilakkuma (brown)*
  • Game Grumps Soundbyte Keychain
  • any selfie reblogs

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rules

  • MUST be following me, aka bludgeoner. i WILL check. you’ll be disqualified if you don’t. (also feel free to just start talking with me if you wanna bc im usually pretty lonely)
  • this is optional but it’d be real swaggy if you can follow me on deviantart (you’ll get an additional entry if you watch + message me on there with your tumblr url)
  • all you have to do is reblog this post dude, and as much as you want too
  • don’t delete the text pls or else you WILL be disqualified
  • likes don’t count but feel free to like to save it, you’re NOT disqualified if you do
  • the more you reblog the more chance you have of winning
  • if you win you must respond within 48 hours pls
  • pls don’t unfollow afterwards if you do/don’t win bc that’s actually really rude and i have a tracker okay and if you unfollow you won’t be able to participate in any of my future giveaways.

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other info

  • anyone of any age can enter, but if you’re under 18 you should probably check with your parent(s)/guardian(s) to see if they’re cool with me having your address
  • anyone of any gender can enter
  • anyone of any country can enter
  • i can ship to p.o. boxes too
  • shipping is entirely free
  • this giveaway starts june 17 2014
  • this giveaway ends august 31st 2014 at 11:59am est so wow you can enter the whole summer (hence summer giveaway)
  • giveaway must reach at least 10,000 notes to go on
  • winner will be announced on my blog a few hours/days after giveaway has ended and when they respond back to my message
  • if you win and you DON’T want a certain item(s) PLEASE LET ME KNOW!! because i don’t wanna spend money for something you don’t want okay so please please do tell me
  • good luck to everyone who enters
  • oh you might wanna check back on this original post frequently just in case i update it or something idk
  • hope you guys have a great day

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I’m gonna lose followers for this but I just want to win something for once so bad

I’m so sorry to my all my followers but please bare with me, I want to win this so badly. There’s stuff on here I want but some stuff I want to give to my best friend if I win and I’m sorry if I’m flooding everyone but if you unfollow me I understand…I just really want a shot at this so once again I’m so sorry

Reblogged from ohgollygeewhat