1. Peter Capaldi. Doctor Who Magazine 1964. [x]

    As a 6 year old. Destiny.

    (Source: 1outside, via regaliciousss)

     

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  4. "Over the last decade, Americans have lost the bulk of their basic rights. The right to free assembly, privacy, fair trial, speech, search, at a minimum. These simply no longer exist—though the Constitution nominally “guarantees” them, they are ignored and violated on a daily basis as part of everyday life. That’s a small crack in a bigger collapse: the collapse of Constitutional Democracy."
     


  5. "People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy."
    — Seneca 

    (via azspot)

     


  6. Boomers inherited a vast system of interstates built by their parents and now, a generation later, 67,000 bridges are “structurally deficient” and they complain how the highways are too congested with the young people that they made.

    Boomers grew up seeing the Civil Rights Act enacted and President Kennedy putting a man on the moon as he boldly promised.

    Unfortunately the Baby Boomers weren’t able to replicate such paradigm shifts of civility or ambition.

    Boomers grew up in a country that was ascendant toward becoming the world’s first Superpower, and instead of taking the ball and running it, they handed it off to China.

    After jacking up the price of a college education, Baby Boomers started for-profit colleges and predatory education loans for our generation, which temporarily lined their pockets at the expense of America’s future both domestically and on the global commercial stage. Since 1978 compensation for CEOs has risen 725%, while the growth in worker compensation has risen only 5.7% in that time (making our income inequality WORSE than Ancient Rome’s). After having their balls plated in brass, the Baby Boomers are blaming this generation for not contributing very much to the economy.

    The greatest irony from the worst generation is their inexorable refrain that we are, “losing traditional America”, which is to say, “Things used to be better”, and they are exactly right- things used to be far better before they were handed the keys.

    (Source: azspot)

     

  7. nympheline:

    This is my favourite bookstore and bookseller in the world. Bar none.

    I used to get to Seattle every six months or so, and whenever I visited I always made it a priority to stop in BLMF and ask its keeper what he’d been reading lately. He possessed an inexhaustible memory, a comfortable lack of snobbery, and impeccable taste. The first book he recommended to me, upon listening gravely to my litany of at-the-moment authors (Barbara Kingsolver, James Clavell, Maeve Binchy, Neil Gaiman, Charles DeLint, Anthony Bourdain) was Tipping the Velvet. He also later landed me with Geek Love, Anno Dracula, half the Aubreyad, and more modern Literature-with-a-capital-L than I could carry home.

    The next-to-last time I dropped in, I asked if he had any P. G. Wodehouse.

    "I have zero Wodehouse," he said, "and here’s why…"

    Turned out that some fiend had taken to creeping in every month or so expressly to inquire of any Wodehouse and, once led to the volumes, to buy it all. ALL. Didn’t matter the condition, the edition, or whether he had another just like it in his possession; the villain bought every single P. G. Wodehouse in stock, every single time.

    Was he a fan more comprehensive, more truly fanatical than any other I’d heard of, let alone known? Was he virulently anti-Wodehouse, only purchasing the books to keep their wry poison from infecting the impressionable masses? The world may never know.

    I didn’t get any Wodehouse then, and I didn’t really feel the lack. I found plenty of other treasures that trip. But here’s one reason why BLMF and its proprietor are my favourite of their kind: that was two years ago, you see. Maybe three. In all that interim, I never planted foot in that bookshop. Never called. Never wrote. And I’m one face out of hundreds of thousands, dear reader; one reader he saw twice a year for three years, then not again for another three.

    But I walked in the shop last Friday. Nodded hello.

    "Can I help you find anything?" he asked, lifting his head from the phone.

    "No, I’m good," I said.

    "Wait—hold on a second." He set the phone down, walked ‘round the towers of books balanced precariously on the desk, on the floor, and atop other, only slightly less precarious towers. He jerked his head conspiratorially toward the far end of the shop, led me carefully to a shelf way in the back, removed a tattered stack of mass market paperbacks and motioned me closer to see what they’d been hiding.

    Fifteen pristine Wodehouses: crisp, heavy, and—

    Hardcover,” he said, and waggled his eyebrows.

    Reader, I bought them all.

    Amazing. 

    Also, Wodehouse is worth it.

    (via suitep)

     

  8. nevver:

    Text me, No Phone

     


  9. (Source: cinecat, via jennyowenyoungs)

     

  10. tastefullyoffensive:

    The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

    I find this funnier than anything I have seen on Tumblr in months. 

     

  11. squashed:

    Could we have a rule that unless it’s a really slow news day you have to at least pretend not to play into manufactured controversies? Maybe lead with the lead. Try this, for example:

    1. ISIS is striving to be the worst group of people ever. This is an opportunity to report on the Thing That Is Happening.
    2. The United States is responding to this. This is an opportunity to report on the current and likely future responses of the United States to the Thing That Is Happening.
    3. Some folks are concerned that Obama doesn’t have a clear policy on what to do in response to ISIS’s atrocities. This is an opportunity to report on whether the United States generally and Obama particularly are sufficiently consistent and deliberative in their current and likely future responses to the Thing That Is Happening.
    4. Republicans and a Democrat or two are criticizing some statements of Obama. This is a chance to report on Critical Voices Regarding Obama’s Articulation of the United States’ Response to the Thing That Is Happening.
    5. Obama’s media strategy in response to Republican Criticism has maybe not lived up to the expectations of Instant Media that offers a hungry public reheated talking points with the speed and quality of a Microwave Dinner. This is an opportunity to talk about how you took a dump that looked sort of like the State of Delaware because you clearly have forgotten that nobody but you cares about your bowel movements.
     

  12. moonspiritt:

    standwithpalestine:

    Palestinians don’t have basic humanitarian supplies. No food or clean water and the Israeli army is given luxuries. 

    Never buy Garnier. Filth.

    [@selintifada]

    hey bump this shit because this is fucking horrid

    (Source: standwithpalestine, via roseinthealdergrove)

     

  13. weheartkanye:

    Kanye is the realest

    (Source: vh1)

     


  14. Wet - “You’re the Best”

     

  15. humansofnewyork:

    "Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?"
    "It’s my secret."

    (Kampala, Uganda)

    Finally.