We can’t get enough of these inconceivably awesome LEGO dioramas depicting scenes from The Princess Bride.
"You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
They were created for a fantastic collaborative project by nine different LEGO builders and displayed at Brickworld Chicago. When viewed in the proper order they tell most of the story simply using tiny plastic bricks. Feel free to quote the movie out loud as you look at them (we did). Here we see “The Fire Swamp” by Max Pointer, “The Battle of Wits” by Daniel Church, “Inigo vs. Westley” also by Daniel Church, “Miracle Max” by Paul Vermeesch, “Mawwiage” also by Paul Vermeesch, “The Shrieking Eels” by Ben Merrill, “Westley and Buttercup” by Casey McCoy, and “Inigo versus Count Rugen” by Matthew Oh.
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
Sooo one of my mom’s colleagues and her kids went missing a few days ago, and like we didn’t know she was missing until we saw a missing notice posted on Facebook
… She’s not actually missing tho, she’s in hiding. From the exact same people who posted that missing notice, and who she definitely doesn’t want to be found by.
So a reminder to please please check this kind of thing before you share missing notices.
Ughhhh okay I work in a law enforcement field where we deal with a lot of missing persons and here’s why I don’t share things like this without a link to a LE press release or major national news outlet. IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A SOURCE, YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S LIFE.
LET ME REPEAT: IF IT DOES NOT HAVE A VERIFIABLE, LEGITIMATE SOURCE YOU COULD BE ENDANGERING SOMEONE’S FUCKING LIFE.
I know you think you are helping. I know you think a “signal boost” is the right thing to do. BUT PLEASE VERIFY BEFORE YOU SHARE.
Double goes for missing minors!!!!!!!!Predators and abusers put out things like this to get information on the whereabouts of their victims.
And don’t forget that just because a person is disabled doesn’t mean they aren’t being abused and trying to escape their abusers. In fact, disabled people are even more likely to be abused.
Very important addition.
A remarkable moment from last night’s remarkable Snowden video from the Guardian.
Last night my little sister (5th grade) was making an e-mail account
She saw gender and went to click female when she noticed the “other” choice
She looked at me confused and I started to explain that some people don’t think they fit in with strictly male or female
"Oh! You mean like transgender and stuff like that. I was freaked out for a second- I thought they meant robots."
Yet another example the kids are more open-minded than adults
being 17 is weird because you can get hit on by 14-year-olds and 20-year-olds and it’s THE SAME AGE DIFFERENCE
It’s also weird because you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life. You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Half your age plus seven is so much better than a legal, binary switch between 17.99999 and 18.
Half of 17 = 8.5 + 7 = 15.5
Half of 20 = 10 + 7 = 17
There is a much larger difference between the maturity of a 14 year-old and a 17 year old than there is between a 20 year old and a 17 year old despite the number of years being the same. Half your age plus seven is remarkably accurate in reflecting the reality of this (at least in cultures I’ve been a part of.)
Also, is there a single 17 year old on earth who has seen “Threes Company”? This seems like a weird thing for there to even be a GIF of… but you never know, maybe there’s a huge Jack Tripper fandom on Tumblr? If not…let’s make it happen…
Not sure which is better: the ABBA reference or Hank’s insistence on a Tumblr fandom for Three’s Company.
For the first time ever Al might actually get to number 1 on Billboard’s charts! He’s trailing behind Jason Mraz.
What can you do to ensure Al reaches the number one spot? Go and get his album. Spread the news around. Think somebody you know would like Al’s music? Get them an album or encourage them to get the album! Don’t download it illegally either. Yes I’m talking to you Rabbi Silverstein in Brooklyn, NY!! No, go out and purchase it! It’s $9.99 on iTunes and $5.99 on Amazon MP3! What are you waiting for?
Weird Al has never hit number one on the charts and this is his last physical album (he’ll still be making music though don’t you worry!). He’s been around for thirty-one years. Let’s make him get to number one! :)
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This is an Anthony Misiano as the Joker post.
Keep moving along there.
I wounder if he can act….. and then if his girlfriend who cosplays Harley can act…… and then if they can act together in a mini movie
One of my all time favorite cosplays.
Since when I look around at the groups of friends around me, they more or less bunch off according to race. (Whites, asians, jocks (I know this is not a race), mainly). It just seems easier to make everyone white, why is that a bad thing? (2/2)
These will tell you why it is a problem that white people are the default and why representation is important:
- Children and the Myth of “Colorblind” Youth
- From Nichelle Nichols to Whoopi Goldberg to Lupita Nyong’o
- Representation in Hollywood
- You Can’t Do That! Stories Have to Be About White People!
- Representation Matters
- Why Representation Matters in Children’s Books and Media
- Whitewashing Book Covers
- Visibility Matters: Why POC in Books Must Be “Described” as POC
- Do Not Be Afraid to Write POC/Female/LGBT+ Characters
- This is a Jar Full of Major Characters
- Imagine Being a Kid in School
- You Guys Know About Vampires?
- Study Examines Television, Diversity, and Self-esteem
- Why Diversity in Roleplays is Important
Reasons why I have never and will never turn on anon, #5,409.
Anyhow these are all great resources on race and representation, and why it’s very, very important (if it wasn’t already obvious from the anon ask).