what did i just watch
At first I thought it was guys trying to make pattycake sound like a demonic summoning ritual. Fortunately I kept listening.
THIS IS LITERALLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEOS OF ALL TIME THO I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS IN YEARS OMG
Oh my godThis used to be the video I went to when I needed cheering up!
I usually don’t post things like this but -
this is just awesome.
We didn’t know that our activism and our peaceful displays would result in guns literally looking down our eyes. Literally looking down our eyes. Guns.
And I had young people who were willing to die. For justice.
I had a young person — and he’s definitely the example of many young people that I represent who said "I didn’t think I would make it to twenty-one years old so I’m ready to die now. Let’s do it now."
State senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN) speaks on the Senate floor about the events she witnessed in Ferguson, Missouri in the weeks following the execution of Mike Brown. Senator Chappelle-Nadal was one of many protesters tear gassed for three hours without reprieve by the Ferguson PD.
She has been consistent and unrelenting in her criticism of Governor Jay Nixon — to the point of tweeting him “FUCK you, Governor!” — for his lack of action over the violation of citizens’ constitutional right to peacefully protest, and passionately vocal about the violent ways in which protesters were abused by the police.
please someone reassure my this is just fuckin w people right.
this is bullshit what the fuck
Wait y’alls cups are really that small? holy fuck
why the fuck anyone needs 1.3L of coke in one sitting is beyond me but anyway
YOU EXPECT YOUR CHILDREN TO DRINK 700ML DRINKS TO COME WITH THEIR FUCKING HAPPY MEAL??? FUCK OUTTA HERE AMERICA
We have a “Kids” size that is smaller than the small. It’s like an Australian medium (which is the same size as a can of coke btw). Also, in the US all of the sizes cost the same amount. $1. You basically pick based on how much soda you want, not how much you want to pay. Which is excellent…if you want to give an entire nation diabetes.
Sometimes I get a little frustrated when people talk about how McDonald’s is bad for you and then in the same breath propose going to a local restaurant where they buy a half-pound bacon cheeseburger. The wheat is the same wheat, the meat is the same meat. There’s nothing about McDonald’s that’s intrinsically bad for you except portion sizes, which are just as bad, if not worse, at sit-down service places.
There’s this perception that McDonald’s is junk food simply because it’s McDonald’s and, frankly, I’m starting to think it’s classist. Like, It’s where poor people go, so it must not be substandard.
The only problem with McDonald’s is that when you get a Big Mac Meal with large fries and a coke, you’re getting 1,300 calories set in front of you…and unfortunately it tastes so damn good that you’ll eat the whole thing.
Oh…another problem with McDonald’s is that to keep their prices low they pay poverty-level wages to, increasingly, adult professional people, but that’s not what I hear people complaining about.
Calling McDonald’s bad for you is not false. Just because it is made with the same kinds of food does not mean that the quality of the food is the same. And since there is really no way to prove that either way - because where they get their ingredients (actual companies I can look up etc) are not available, I am just going to go with some things that I think is important to consider.
(Please note that I am basing most of this argument on my experiences getting food poisoning at McDonald’s on several occasions and also regarding all the nerdy nutritionist shit that I have stumbled on over the years - and the fact that McDonald’s JUST changed their policy in the last 2 years regarding the quality of their beef, which was previously bathed in ammonia.)
There are quite a few grades of beef that are fit for human consumption. However, you probably don’t want to eat many of them at a temperature that is any less than well done. McDonald’s has not answered questions regarding the grade of their beef. They have just stated that it is lean. Which is pretty vague. Lean according to what? What are you basing this on? I just know that I would be fine with ordering a medium burger at a restaurant, where they legally can do that - as opposed to going to a MCdonald’s where legally they have to make sure that everything they cook is well done.
There is also something to be said regarding how the FDA is still cool with the fact that hormones and such are being pumped into animals and such to yield more product. And that there is essentially no way to find out who gets their meat from where. Or how much hormones were used. Or the actual condition of the slaugterhouse. Or packaging plant.
SALT. So much salt. Still - even after issues were raised and such. And guess what? Salt is the original preservative. I’m not joking.
I know that they state that they do not use preservatives, fillers, etc. In their beef. But guess what? I haven’t seen anything about anything else regarding their other meats, fries, buns, sauces, cheese, dressings, etc. I mean, honestly, there are preservatives and fillers in more food than we would like to admit -pre-packaged food anyway. But their actual information about the nutritional value of their food aside from actual daily values is pretty lacking.
Lower quality products are cheaper. If you make food out of lower quality ingredients, you can sell it for cheaper. And you can give people more of it for less money.
Has everyone forgotten about “Super Size Me”? Say what you want about that film, but dude’s body was starting to fail a bit at the end of it. And it wasn’t just because he super sized meals. Granted he didn’t eat the healthier options, really - but I guarantee you that the higher quality the ingredients of the food you eat, the more nutrients you get out of your food. Which equals more energy.
I am not saying that I can afford to eat at restaurants all the time. I can’t. But McDonald’s is a place where not only do they use artificial flavorings (which they don’t even have to tell you about) to make their food taste better (as well as the salt), but essentially take advantage of the lower class - by not only not paying their employees enough, but also making food available to them which is cheap - but has little nutritional value, and so therefore is not giving them the energy that they need, just the fat and calories that they don’t. It’s like beating someone up twice in a row but somehow convincing them that doing such was doing them a favor, and they are better for it - and sitting back and waiting for them to come back and ask to get their nose broken over and over again. Systematically. Until it seems normal, and even RIGHT.
If you think about it, it goes with how the whole of the country treats the working poor all the fucking time. We as a country have come to think think that kind of thing is ok, or at least normal. Because it is how it has always been, for as long as anyone can remember. So we defend it, even. Which is exactly what they want you to do. Because whee! That’s how you control people.
Anyone who has studied food or nutrition will tell you McDonald’s is pretty much the worst. Honestly all food is not created equal, even if it is the same kind of food. And because of the way the agriculture/farming industry in this country works, there is no way to essentially track that shit. It’s all fucked.
Whatever. McDonald’s is shit. It’s some of the worst shit you can put in your body. And it banks on backing you into a corner where you are between a rock and a hard place. So you just choose the Big Mac and fuck up your liver a little more.
ps. Fast Food Nation continues to be relevant when talking about this issue, I think.
Ibeyi - River
Ibeyi is made up of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz. Cuban-born but raised in Paris, they sing in English, Spanish, French and Yoruba. Ibeyi means “twins” in Yoruba and in West Africa, where their father was from, it is four times more likely for twins to be born.
River is steeped in Yoruba tradition, from the use of a Batá drum, to the lore woven into the lyrics. But the song isn’t merely a celebration of heritage, the bass line plucks with electronica and their voices are tinged with static. It is a kind of representation of these unreal women.
Their expansive hair, bare faces and wide open eyes are entrancing. It’s hard not to stare directly at their paled lips as they sing, raspy sweet harmonies. But it’s misdirection—you almost miss the hands of the men, one clutching the t-shirt, the other behind their heads. You begin to notice that every time one of the Diaz twins sings it is the hand that pushes and pulls her out of water. Are they being cleansed—baptized? Or drowned?
Bamboo charcoal and squid ink.
I have to stay, the aesthetic is pretty rad.
Try not to have a smile on your face while watching this.
Have I mentioned that I love her?
Well, I do.
perfect name for alcohol…
(not my photo)
I could be bottling this shit goddamn
Jill Marleah Bell - It’s All I Can Do, 2013 Sculptures: Ceramic, Glass Beads
While there is a lot of appropriate rage about Ferguson right now, the killing of John Crawford, III is getting less attention than it deserves. I put Shaun King’s tweets and history lesson on the matter in chronological order for easier consumption.
You really should be following Shaun King on Twitter.
Y E S
IT IS GETTING BETTER
i just burst into tears this is amazing
I hope this sinks in your hearts.sign the petitionhttps://www.change.org/petitions/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct#sharethis post has so many likes if half of signed up it would make a great change
First of all, thank you very much ! Merci beaucoup ^u^
Never excepted so much likes on the legend of Zelda : Feather Time, so I tried to see if it works with some games …. now I think I can see birds and pigeons on everything ! Imagine these epic games only with pigeons and turtle doves !
I’ll call this idea: Story-bird !
If you could choose only one game on the list, which one would you choose ? :p
It’s really close between Final Fantasy: First One and Street Fighter: Bird Strike.
I think I am going to go for Street Fighter…
unless there is a part of Final Fantasy: First One where a smaller bird can ride on a bigger bird like a chocobo.
Because really. Small birds riding bigger birds and having races or wandering around a map? Yes, please.
once I get out into the great wide world my brain does a supercomplicated backflip and I gain all the knowledge that has been in the wings of my consciousness like the terrified 4 year old at her first dance recital that has suddenly realized she can’t see the audience and it doesn’t matter because dancing is FUN.
It also helps that the clouds have gone away. I think that’s a big thing. YES.
All this driving though. Jesus. I gotta get this internship. If not just to pay for all the gas that my car is gleefully consuming on a regular basis.
Sylvia is such a glutton. She really is.
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”