Portraits of Birds Ruffling with Personality by Leila Jeffreys

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white people talking about other ethnicities be like

white people talking about themselves be like

THIS…Hardcore THIS

Torchwood episode 2: lol the nympho and the “weevil” locked up in Silence of the Lambs style cells.

Camp indeed ;P

Capt Jack apparently likes to stand on tall bldgs in Cardiff, not clear why.

And why do they have a pterodactyl?

Also I like how the actress playing Gwen is the same one who played the Welsh girl in the Gelth episode. BBC’s all, “this is our one Welsh actress.”

Watching the first episode of Torchwood.

+ Gwen is wearing Ten’s red trainers!
+ Capt Jack roofied Gwen… poor form
+ Speaking of poor form, testing the glove on murder victims and using alien tech to get laid? Man, these people are kinda jerks.

All of the above notwithstanding, I’m kind of enjoying it? I think?


Earlier this year me with a cat in a thrift store (for anon)

This looks like that one thrift/antique shop in Portland, on Hawthorne… but I hate to be like OMG IT’S PORTLAND when it might not be Portland? 

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unnecessary modifier in front of “white man,” but otherwise true.

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill making California the first state that allows family members to ask a judge to remove firearms from a relative who appears to pose a threat.

Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, introduced Assembly Bill 2014 after a deadly rampage in May near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left six people dead and 13 injured from gunshots and stab wounds.

Supporters say it could help prevent future attacks like the one in Isla Vista, while opponents say it would erode gun rights.

Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies had visited the killer, 22-year-old community college student Elliot Rodger, weeks before the rampage after his parents raised concerns about his behavior. But deputies determined he was not a threat.

The legislation makes California the first state to let family members go directly to a judge to request a restraining order that would prohibit gun possession, at least temporarily. Law enforcement officers in Connecticut, Indiana and Texas already can seek a judge’s order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger.

Skinner’s bill would extend that authority to family members.

A court hearing would be set within 14 days for firearm owners to argue that they are not a danger. A related bill also waiting action, SB505, seeks to encourage law enforcement to check gun purchase databases before conducting welfare checks.

California has been ON IT with these new bills lately. The yes-means-yes consent bill, and now this? Fuck yeah California.

Overcorrecting for Prop 8 ? 

Either way, I’ll take it.



One-star yelp reviews of national parks are THE BEST!

witsradio this is relevant to your program

hahaha. the Grand Canyon one. 

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Keeping The Same Tabs Open For 9 Days Straight Because They Contain Information Relevant To Tasks You’re Too Lazy To Complete - A novel by me


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This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy. 


So this.

I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.

Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.

One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.

There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.

I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.

There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.

And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.

It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.

Excellent commentary. I find it difficult to tolerate Family Guy these days. Both because the characters and their dynamic have gotten worse over time, and because the more Seth MacFarlane says/does in public the less I believe the show is satire in any meaningful way.

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