It Always Needs More Ginger

Life is a great big, simmering, constantly-stirring, never-quite-finished, always-changing pot of diversity. And it is desperately in need of more ginger.

you-wish-you-had-this-url asked: I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?

fishingboatproceeds:

I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.

Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.

And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.

Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.

Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.

(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)

surrexi:

"… it’s not just history. It’s me, I make it happen."

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GOD BLESS YOU, NILI. GOD BLESS YOU.

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aneternalscoutandabrownie:

bellecs:

This is literally a Tumblr classroom.

Bonus!

And:

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Welcome to Fringe [1/~]

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turkey-imported-from-maine:

firelorcl:

meladoodle:

i wanna be a reverse tooth fairy where i rob people and then scatter human teeth on their bed

a dentist

i dont know what your dentist is doing to you but i think you need to go to the police

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madamethursday:

[Images: Pictures of five tweets to Michelle Obama with pictures, sent by young people in school showing their school lunches. 

First tweet: Shows a small chicken meat patty between hamburger buns, and a small carton of milk. The text reads: All we get for lunch today. Thank you Michelle Obama.

Second tweet: Shows a tiny meat patty between hamburger buns, half a kiwi and a ketchup packet. Text reads: @MichelleObama my school lunch while eating with mydaughter. Only other choice was a scoop of salad, this is sad. 

Third tweet: Showing a white adolescent holding a flat, uncooked flour tortilla, with a slice of ham, uncooked and a flat square of white cheese atop it. The text reads: Thanks Michelle Obama. @BrytonDaniels

Fourth tweet: Showing a hot dog bun with slices of pepperoni and some cheese melted inside it, a small carton of milk and three cherry tomatoes. The text reads: You call this a fucking “lunch” @BarackObama @MichelleObama 

Fifth tweet: Shows a square roll style piece of bread and a small scoop of brownish gray hamburger meat with mashed potatoes and some pieces of corn inside it on a tray. The text reads: @MichelleObama so this is the “healthy school lunch”] 

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

thatfeministqueer:

verbosetherapy:

myasphyxiatedmind:

knitmeapony:

wassupholmies:

shybairnsget-nowt:

americas-liberty:

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

Wow that is depressing. 

#about Parkview 

This obsession with calorie control has got to stop. Growing kids need food, and plenty of it. Unprocessed, healthy stuff is better of course.

She’s focusing on quantity when she should be focusing on quality.

It’s also extremely important to note that there are thousands of kids every day whose only meal is the one they get at school. This is all you’re giving them.  

^^^^^ This. This is all some kids get for the entire fucking day.

thats really interesting tho. Because I remember reading what she was talking about and she was mentioning vegetables and stuff. So I am wondering if this is cost cutting measures on the part of the school lunch providers in which they interpret calorie requirements instead of full meals. 

No, this is not school systems misinterpreting and substituting calorie requirements for full meals. This is what happens when school systems that are direly underfunded and barely able to afford just to keep teachers, textbooks, and classrooms in minimal working order are pressured by a First Lady who seems to think everyone has a giant lawn on the White House on which to tend a garden (and if you think that woman doesn’t have staff who ACTUALLY do that on a daily basis rather than she herself doing it…)

This is about the fact that Michelle Obama decided to address an issue without realizing that there are about twenty different other, and even more dire issues that are at the root cause. This is not about schools not knowing what to serve their students. It’s about the fact that our entire system is fucked, and that includes schools, because the economy was fucked long before 2008, especially for the most vulnerable.

Did you see the half a kiwi, the three cherry tomatoes in these pictures? This what happens when an overloaded school district gets prodded to be “healthy”. They find whatever means they can even if they’re absurd. 

Jamie Oliver and his bullshit found the same problem. He tried to give a health makeover to a school’s lunch system and it ended up breaking the bank for the school and his production company had to foot the bill for the costs for the rest of it. 

This is when Michelle Obama and the Health Crusaders whole agenda shows its true colors. This was never about giving better quality food to growing bodies in the school system. This was about using nice words and ideas to justify ways to demonize and punish children for not only being obese, but to serve a dire warning to the others that they only deserve this much food because their growth, their health is not really important. Just their weight. So they’d better keep it down or else. 

While there many things that are awesome about Michelle Obama, this is not one of them and may be the greatest mark against her term as First Lady. 

You wanna put healthy lunches in schools? Try giving schools manageable budgets, enough resources, and hey maybe say that if the First goddamn Lady is gonna go on her Healthy Food Crusade that she needs to sit down and figure out who’s gonna pay for it. And if she finds out that schools can’t pay for it (look at how many of these lunches include prepackage bread products because those are CHEAP), maybe her crusade needs to be about what a hot mess our schools and the future of a generation is. Not what they’re eating. 

Trust me, well funded school systems run by competent people probably would love to serve better than this. They just can’t and nobody is giving them the means to. 

And it’s these kids who don’t even get to vote (even when they are the ones who feel the brunt of it now and for decades to come) who pay for it. Michelle Obama and her kids never have to worry about what happens when their only meal today is a tortilla, a sad slice of meat and a processed cheese square. I’m glad they don’t, but if Mrs. Obama feels the need to go on a mission, maybe she can start with the kids who need food PERIOD. 

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schmergo:

schmergo:

I want a movie about a guy who runs for president and wins but then suddenly realizes that he doesn’t want to be president, so he just starts doing ridiculous things all the time trying to get impeached, but it NEVER WORKS because they always miraculously end up…

Benvolio:

In love?

Romeo:

Out.

Benvolio:

Of love?

Romeo:

Out of her favor where I am in love.

Benvolio:

*looks into the camera like he's on The Office*

dancing-through-brooklyn:

I was reading my great grandmother’s high school yearbook from 1931 and there’s a comment about each student and they are so fucking sassy with their comments

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