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conelradstation:

MORE.

John Coltrane in Jazz (dir. Ken Burns, 2000)

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gingerhaze:

If you were wondering if the Lumberjanes #7 cover was a reference to something…yes it was!

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In other news, Calvin and Hobbes continues to be perfect.

In other news, Calvin and Hobbes continues to be perfect.

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Me:*playing Tomb Raider*
Grandmother who is visiting for the weekend:Mind if I sit with you?
Me:*squirming slightly because there is gore and swearing in this game and my grandmother is a sweet old lady: Um, if you want to.
Grandmother:*sits* Thank you, dear.
Me:*continuing to play for about five minutes*
Grandmother:
Grandmother:
Grandmother:LOOK OUT THERE ARE THREE COMING DOWN THE HILL
Grandmother:THAT WAS POINT BLANK HOW ARE THEY ALIVE
Grandmother:OOOHH YOU MADE THAT EXPLODE
Grandmother:STOP KILLING MY GRANDDAUGHTER
Grandmother:KILL THEM KILL THEM ALL
Grandmother:OHHHHH YOU SHOT HIM IN THE HEAD OHHHHHHHHH
Grandmother:RUN RUN RUN YOU'RE ABOUT TO DIE RUN
Grandmother:OKAY NOW KILL THEM ALL
Me:*slowly turns to look at her* Grandma
Grandmother:*sweet smile* Hmm?
Me:Grandma oh my god
Grandmother:*more smiling* Well, hurry up and kill everyone else, I want to see you save this Sam person.
Me:
Me:
Grandmother:Kill them.
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buxombibliophile:

I’m not a Manic Pixie Dream Girl, I’m a Raving Harpy Nightmare Woman.

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msnbc:


"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

msnbc:

"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP

Melissa Harris-Perry gives a heart-wrenching tribute to the deaths of black men that have occurred at the hands of police in the past decade.

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micdotcom:

7 ways white people can combat their privilege

It’s important for everyone to begin thinking and behaving in ways that relinquish white privilege and white supremacy when it noticeably impacts daily life. Because it’s not about admitting it anymore. It’s about giving it up. Here’s a few ways how that can happen.

What you can do in public | Follow micdotcom 

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18mr:

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!
Forget Columbus. (Forget Bartolomé, another European colonizer the Oatmeal has been making quite popular.) Solidarity in the struggle for decolonization!

18mr:

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Forget Columbus. (Forget Bartolomé, another European colonizer the Oatmeal has been making quite popular.) Solidarity in the struggle for decolonization!

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themaninthegreenshirt:

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."
– Amiri Baraka

themaninthegreenshirt:

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."

– Amiri Baraka

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kfan:

Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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CECILIA PAYNE!!

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themarysue:

Everyone go watch The History Boys.

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