Just so we are clear, people.

hotep-ho:

black boy allegedly whistles at white woman: threat
black boy with skittles and an arizona: threat
black man seeking help after surviving car accident: threat
black boys listening to music at the gas station: threat
black woman defending herself from her abuser: threat
black person walking down the street: threat
black person breathing: threat

(via thepoliticalfreakshow)

comedycentral:

Up on the housetop, click, click, click here to watch last night’s Colbert Report.
comedycentral:

Up on the housetop, click, click, click here to watch last night’s Colbert Report.

comedycentral:

Up on the housetop, click, click, click here to watch last night’s Colbert Report.

(via comedycentral)

What can you say to a person locked in a 8x6 room with their rapist. At Christmas.

So this Christmas, I wanted to send a card through Just Detention International to a survivor of sexual abuse or rape that occurred in a prison setting. This shit is hard. This time of year apparently is a huge spike in suicides of survivors of prison abuse of all kinds. 

What can you say to someone who might still be living in a nightmare of abuse and degradation?

I want them to know that I know this is going on. That I care what happens to them. That I vote. That I fight against unjust sentencing laws.

But then I realized I am talking about myself to feel better that they are in there.

I will think of something that I can live with. I hope it makes someone feel better, if only for a moment.

Please think of filling out your own message of hope. Victims have said that these cards are sometimes the only thing that kept them from suicide.

amnhnyc:

For more than 80 years, scientists around the world have been searching for neutrinos—tiny but elusive subatomic particles with zero electric charge. These particles may hold the secrets to the nature of anti-matter and tell us what the universe was like just seconds after the Big Bang – if we can find them. Trillions of these ghostly particles pass through our bodies every second, but they are so pathologically “shy” that neutrino hunters have to use Olympic-size pools deep underground and a gigantic cube of Antarctic ice to catch just a few.

In this podcast, renowned astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana takes us on a thrilling journey into the world of neutrinos and the colorful lives of those who chase them, as discussed in his new book “Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Case for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe.”

repmarktakano:

#GETCOVERED because sometimes it’s way past Robitussin

Comedy Time Warp: Christmas With SCTV

comedynerdsunited:

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By CNU Editor/Comedy Time Warp Creator Kari Rogers

If Comedy Nerds United had a holiday show on QVC, I imagine I would go all Shaq Plaque over Christmas With SCTV, a DVD put out by the incredible Shout Factory in 2005. It. Is. So. Much. Fun. With a particular emphasis on the talent of the late great John Candy. Includes 2 superb holiday episodes:

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No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI.  mypubliclands:

No batteries required!Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI. 

mypubliclands:

No batteries required!

Check out these photos taken around Alaska during spectacular solar storms. “When I’m witnessing a really incredible aurora, its something close to what many people might consider a religious experience.” -Ben Hattenbach in the BLM film, Arctic Visions and Voices.

Plan your visit to see Aurora Borealis in the Arctic: http://on.doi.gov/GYeaXI. 

I am so tired of seeing female characters getting raped, beaten, and killed—all for titillation or to move along a male character’s arc. Call her the Manic Pixie Dead Girl.

Or ‘raped girl’, for that matter. I won’t be watching the new season of [SPOILER] because I found out that a major female character will be sexually assaulted. It’s become impossible to enjoy most quality television shows because the hurt or endangered women device is so frequently used. And if a character is pregnant, forget it—you pretty much know she’s a goner.

Yes, dead or harmed women in television is nothing new. There are entire series dedicated to the practice (I’m looking at you, SVU!). But lately, I’ve just found it too…stressful. I watch my favorite female characters with my heart in my throat, just waiting for the inevitable to happen. Women have to fear and anticipate violence and sexual assault in their everyday real life—I don’t want to fear for it in my entertainment as well. It’s bad for my soul.

Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, “The death of a beautiful woman is, unquestionably, the most poetical topic in the world.” Too many male writers and directors buy into this narrative. But I don’t have to.

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projectunbreakable:

Submissions from projectunbreakablesubmissions@gmail.com.