Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust
One more thing crossed off my bucket list. Hahaha.

One more thing crossed off my bucket list. Hahaha.

My Boy

My Boy

Mario in his Nappie Sack.

Mario in his Nappie Sack.

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

cartoonpolitics:

"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin

What your yearly taxes pay for (assuming a 50K salary):

spookygeeksquad:

angrywomenofcolorunited:

teamsternation:

  • $3.98 for natural disaster relief through FEMA
  • $6.96 for welfare
  • $22.88 for unemployment
  • $36.82 for food stamps through SNAP
  • $43.78 for retirement/disability for government workers (civilian/military)
  • $235.81 for YOUR Medicare
  • $247.75 for defense
  • and $4,000.00 for corporate subsidies

Are you sure you are pissed off at the right people?

The American “tax problem” in list form

welp.

alecmurder:

xelectroholic:

let-s-build-a-home:

Tengbom architects design a smart student flat

Sweden did a thing.

literally this is all i ask for out of life. i don’t need more than this.

I just want to write someone’s favorite book.
Markus Zusak (Goodreads Livestream, November 5, 2013)
Young-adult author John Green has done an amazing job mobilizing a generation of readers and writers through his “nerdfighter” campaign. Kids from all around the country shout from the rooftops that they love to read and learn and make art. One day Mr. Green will undoubtedly win a MacArthur Fellowship, or something similar, for the groundbreaking online community he’s created (as well as for his fiction). But not every kid is able to own his or her creativity in this way. In many working-class neighborhoods, the “nerdfighter” label just isn’t gonna fly. Self preservation won’t allow for it. I’m sensitive to this because it’s the way I grew up, too.
Matt de la Peña’s amazing story on NPR today. Have you read it yet? You really should.  (via leeandlow)
Pile ‘o’ puppies.

Pile ‘o’ puppies.

Mario enjoying his new cat toy.

Mario enjoying his new cat toy.

twopartsjoy:

ladykate63:

Great scene, and based on an actual historical incident in medieval Germany:

When King Conrad III defeated the Duke of Welf (in the year 1140) and placed Weinsberg under siege, the wives of the besieged castle negotiated a surrender which granted them the right to leave with whatever they could carry on their shoulders. The king allowed them that much. Leaving everything else aside, each woman took her own husband on her shoulders and carried him out. When the king’s people saw what was happening, many of them said that that was not what had been meant and wanted to put a stop to it. But the king laughed and accepted the women’s clever trick. “A king” he said, “should always stand by his word.”

Medieval women were BAMFs.

This was always one of my favourite movie scenes as a child (if that’s not telling about how I grew up, I don’t know what is) but the fact that it actually happened makes it 100x better.

Mario loves his boy.

Mario loves his boy.

nightreader:

fandom-freak-presents:

littlemissblackthorn:

NOW I WANNA GET MARRIED

me too

I never thought about planning my wedding before, but now… dude I want this.