Willow Wanderings

Am I the only one upset by the Kinect Sports Rivals ad? There’s a lovely POC girl in the ad, but the avatar that’s built for her in the ad… is white. Does not match her skin tone at all. It’s just a little fucked up.

historical-nonfiction:

To the ancient Romans, a “circus” meant a racetrack and its stadium, not clowns and elephants. 

viviku:

vandigo:

redsuns-n-orangemoons:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

Students Fed Up With Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Overhaul — Menu-Item Snapshots Spell Out Why

Wow that is depressing. 

okay but is that michelle’s fault for pushing for healtheir lunches or is it school districts’ faults for cutting corner by cutting calories but not making lunch any healthier?

let’s look into it.

Yes, thank you. Because yes she is pushing for a healthier lunch, but the schools still value football over feeding their students, which means that instead of providing enough healthy food to keep their students from starving, they are cutting down the amount of food available to fit within the caloric requirements … while then taking the money they saved to re-sod the football field for the third year in a row. Maybe new uniforms.

thank you for adding that. i really really doubted michelle wanted this to happen.

trillgamesh:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?


Remember how everyone thought it was so ridiculous and uneducated of Tumblr users to think that those people were Nazis and now it looks like they might very well be nazis, amazing

trillgamesh:

braiker:

Are you fucking kidding me? Did we all just wake up in 1938?

Remember how everyone thought it was so ridiculous and uneducated of Tumblr users to think that those people were Nazis and now it looks like they might very well be nazis, amazing

archilovers:

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the-tortoise-queen:

bundere:

bundere:

DO NOT BUY A BUNNY JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET!!! DO NOT BUY ANY ANIMAL JUST BECAUSE YOU SAW A CUTE PHOTO ON THE INTERNET. DO RESEARCH FIRST AND MAKE SURE YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT ANIMAL. PETS ARE NOT HANDBAGS DO NOT TREAT THEM AS SUCH

This is super relevant again with Easter coming around the corner!!!

As a rabbit breeder, I am sad to say that I used to sell rabbits at Easter time. Within a few months, when they were no longer “cute and fuzzy” they’d be returned. It pissed me the fuck off. But each and every person that returned the rabbit because of, I’d give them a long lecture as to why they are fucking idiots. I wasn’t even the owner of the buisness, that was my mom. I was the underling, and I was taking charge. I made sure they knew it applied to all animals. After my mom found out about my lectures, she never sold around Easter again. 

Don’t be a dumbass and buy any animal at a baby age. If you really want them, you’d adopt a rescue pet, ones that are older and need someone to love them. Yes, there are rabbit, guinea pig, chicken, rat, mice, all sorts of small animal rescues. Because dumbasses like you abandon them when they’re no longer “cute” and “fuzzy”. 

thegreenwolf:

I love how utterly concerned GSDs look about everything.

thegreenwolf:

thefaultinourspoons:

storylineofic:

spooniestrong:

This is criminal.

This is understandable, but completely outrageous at the same time. Why should a pharmacist have the right to deny meds that their doctor is prescribing. I know there are some corrupt doctors our there, but there’s such a thing as invisible illness and I better not be refused my meds.

This is absolutely outrageous.

If a doctor believes that you need pain meds, then a pharmacist has no right whatsoever to refuse to give someone pain meds that are potentially allowing someone to go with their lives, and for some people that are potentially allowing them to live.

Yes there are a lot of people that are addicted to pain killers, but some of those people also NEED those pain killers, because guess what, they are in an unbelievable amount of pain.

A pharmacy is not a bar. The pharmacist is not a bartender deciding if a patron has had too much to drink. The pharmacist’s job is to dispense the medication ordered by the doctor, who is the person who decides whether the patient needs the meds or not. 


*waits for the lawsuits to roll in*

Scarleteen Funding/Strike Update (and it’s a really good one!)

hellyeahscarleteen:

We — and you! — did it! 

WE SO TOTALLY DID IT!

We met the minimum goal we needed to to avoid a strike and having to shut down any of our services.  A strike will now NOT be happening.

We can’t thank the 1,000+ of you enough who have given a donation to help us do this, and who have made it possible for all the young people who need and use our services to keep on using them without interruption. same goes for all of you who retweeted, reblogged, wrote appeals and invested your time and energy and heart into helping us do this.  We appreciate all of you so much.

Better still? A generous donor who wants Scarleteen to have more than the minimum to work with, and do what they can to get us past surviving and into thriving, has offered up a $10,000 match for all donations given from April 15th to May 1st! So, anything you give now through May 1st will be matched, dollar for dollar, for up to $10,000 worth. If we can meet that whole match, that would shuttle us well out of our current crisis and into a better position financially than we have ever been.  Thanks so much to everone who has already given to support us; thanks to you in advance for your gift, too!

Greek Goddess Statue Found At Illegal Excavation in Turkey

archaeologicalnews:

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A statue, believed to be the ancient Greek goddess Demeter, has been unearthed at an illegal excavation in Simav, western Turkey. The statue, weighing in at 610kg and standing 2.8 meters tall, was discovered by two Turks, Ramazan C. And Ismail G, 26 and 62 years old respectively, who are alleged to have been conducting illegal excavations in the wider area where the statue was found. The two men were taken into custody by the Turkish police and sent to court.

The head of the statue and the altar, missing during the raid, were later found in a house in the city centre.

In Greek mythology, Demeter, one of Zeus’ sisters, so the story goes, was the goddess of agriculture, nature, abundance and seasons, and mother of Persephone, wife of Hades. (source)