Everything's Five-by-Five


  1. treebourbon:

    runonsentencesaboutemotions:

    iwriteaboutfeminism:

    Police escalate the violence. Unrest in Ferguson, Part 2

    [part 1]

    It’s continuing. These are from early this morning.

    This is fucked up.

    This has been going on for a week and half now. Seriously, is no one in charge of this fucking country right now?

  2. Sometimes I pick up Gizmo and carry him around like a football

  3. So, yeah. Apparently that email from Tumblr was in error, which is great news.
But still, if you’re interested in backing up your tumblr, it looks like Frostbox may be the way to go. It’s not free but it’s the only option I can find that doesn’t look super shady.

    So, yeah. Apparently that email from Tumblr was in error, which is great news.

    But still, if you’re interested in backing up your tumblr, it looks like Frostbox may be the way to go. It’s not free but it’s the only option I can find that doesn’t look super shady.

  4. Why is it so hard to get people to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

    It looks like more Twilight Crap

    Twilight is about a catatonic teenager who falls for a creepy vampire boner that sparkles in the sunshine. Its underlying message is “the only thing that matters is finding a man and submitting to him.” Edward Cullen stalks what’s-her-nuts, watches her sleep for months, corners her, abuses her, and she’s totally fine with it. 

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on the other hand, is about a girl with superpowers who PUNCHES PEOPLE IN THE FACE.

  5. vasolinejesus:

lnthefade:

I got this today. It shows me how to contest it but I have no idea what I’m contesting because it doesn’t tell me what songs violated copyrights. Nor does it tell me which of my million tumblrs the songs are on.
So if I suddenly disappear one day, this is why.

What the fuck?

I just got one of these too, so ditto on the “if I suddenly disappear” sentiment. 
Also, you know what would be great to have just in case this isn’t an empty threat? A reliable Tumblr backup system. How’s that coming along, Karp?

    vasolinejesus:

    lnthefade:

    I got this today. It shows me how to contest it but I have no idea what I’m contesting because it doesn’t tell me what songs violated copyrights. Nor does it tell me which of my million tumblrs the songs are on.

    So if I suddenly disappear one day, this is why.

    What the fuck?

    I just got one of these too, so ditto on the “if I suddenly disappear” sentiment. 

    Also, you know what would be great to have just in case this isn’t an empty threat? A reliable Tumblr backup system. How’s that coming along, Karp?

  6. Fun fact: I totally slept through Hurricane Alicia in 1983. 

    Fun fact: I totally slept through Hurricane Alicia in 1983. 

  7. Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

    postcardsfromspace:

    According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

    Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

    Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of trespassing, and I got into a lot of screaming matches with cops.

    I have never been arrested.

    I have never been violently attacked by police. Hell, I have never been seriously threatened by police.

    I am fully aware that I’ve survived to adulthood largely on the benefits of my race.

    When you are white in America, you get away with all sorts of shit. Have you read this account from a white dude who actively tried to get himself arrested? You should. It’s telling.

    So, if that’s your main frame of reference for dealing with law enforcement, it is really easy to assume that when someone else gets targeted by the police, they must have done something really bad. After all, you know the police aren’t that petty, right? They’re there to help: That’s what TV tells you, what your teachers told you, what your parents told you. “If you’re in trouble, find a police officer. They’ll help.” And, y’know, if you’re white, most of the time, that’s probably true.

    When you’re white in America, it is awfully easy to pretend that you don’t live in a country where the nonviolent physical presence of black people, especially black men, is considered sufficient threat to justify use of lethal force. It’s really easy to pretend that laws are enforced equally; that arrest rate has any demographic resemblance to actual crime rates; that the police are there to protect us from the bad guys.

    And, I mean, I get that. It’s a lot more comfortable to pretend that safety correlates to virtue than to confront the ugly truth that a system that benefits you very directly does so at the cost of other people’s lives; that what you were taught was the just reward for being a good person is, in fact, the privilege of your skin. That’s a big part of why we work so hard to retcon narratives about how the black people our police murder must have been dangerous, highlight every casual infraction like it’s a killing spree. We are so desperate to believe that the system that feeds us is just.

    It doesn’t feel good to acknowledge that stuff. It feels gross. A system we trusted—one we should be able to trust, that should work for the benefit and protection of everyone has made us accomplice to some deeply horrifying shit.

    But here’s the thing:

    This happenedThis is happening. Not recognizing it; stonewalling and insulating ourselves in our little bubbles does not make it go away.

    And not acknowledging it, not having asked for it, does not make us any less complicit, or any less responsible for owning and fixing this. We are actively benefitting from a fucked, corrupt, murderous system. That is on us. As it should be.

    So educate yourself, get the tools, and start dismantling this fucker. You have the time: after all,  no one’s shooting at your kids.

    Privilege is the bandwidth to speak up and dismantle because you’re not in fear for your life. And there is no conscionable excuse for failing to use it.

    (via aimee-b-loved)

  8. yahoosports:

bigleaguestew:

Umpires making awesome calls is always funny (MORE CALLS HERE - VIDEO).

So much LOLs.

 It’s Enrico Pallazzo!
  9. Looks like I’ll be in Brooklyn in early November

    If you’re a local there, let me know if you want to meet up.

  10. callmetimber:

    Did anyone do a prostate health campaign involving bumper stickers and web banners that say “STICK A FINGER UP YOUR ASS!!”?

    Just a little tired of the “save the ta tas/feel your breasts” etc. Humor can make difficult situations a little more bearable. But yeah. I’m totally getting a bumper sticker that says “STICK A FINGER UP YOUR ASS!”