Anonymous asked: hi arthur! you are fantastic.
Wall Street Journal: The Yahoo board has approved...
cnet: All Things D reports it was a unanimous decision
Excepted, Part 1: Primer
The first of a journal entry-type series for winding down my high school career, as well as a narration of academically relevant events that have occurred in the last few months. Warning: stream of consciousness may appear. High school is simply a game. Some will call it the silliest of games; some will call it the most important of games; still others wish to (expletive) it altogether. We all...
China, Then and Now, Here and There
The Chinese civilization is one that needs no introduction—but writing this in a Western country for a Western audience means, unfortunately, that I will have to give one anyway, before a proper discussion of it can begin. China’s history, in terms of its length, rivals that of Ancient Egypt’s, at well over 4000 years. And the similarities end there. Its depth unapologetically surpasses that of...
psychoticmist: if you ever feel bad about yourself remember that george bush was once informed that 4 brazilian people were killed in iraq and he responded ‘how many is a brazilian’
死鬼佬: The Racist Myth of MSG and 'Chinese... →
zuky: This is the story of a racist myth that began with a light-hearted letter to the New England Journal of Medicine in 1968 and subsequently exploded in North American culture — in direct opposition to every shred of scientific evidence — becoming so prevalent that credulous eaters…
powerdadgendoikari: people died in socialist countries therefore socialism doesn’t work come back to capitalism where you can be immortal
octopenis: An Atheist and a Christian sit down at a bar. They both knock back a few drinks and enjoy each others company because they aren’t pretentious assholes.
appalachian-feminist asked: It's so cool that you're in high school and already deeply involved with sociology. Keep it up, I love your blog!
If there is a God, He will have to beg my forgiveness.– A phrase that was carved on the walls of a concentration camp cell during WWII by a Jewish prisoner (via matrioskaaa)
Let me tell you a story. The day after Columbine, I was interviewed for the Tom...– Roger Ebert (via albinwonderland)
professorzachary: petition to turn “day of silence” into “day of screaming” just talk about gay things all day point out oppression whenever you see it scream at homophobes until your throat goes raw get loud get aggressive refuse to be silenced make them fuckin listen to you
Robert Reich: Earth to Washington: Repeal the... →
robertreich: Economic forecasters exist to make astrologers look good. Most had forecast growth of at least 3 percent (on an annualized basis) in the first quarter. But we learned this morning (in the Commerce Department’s report) it grew only 2.5 percent. That’s better than the 2 percent growth…
Social science is just harder because the data is more unruly. As Albert...– Why does social science have such a hard job explaining itself? (via socialuxd)
mohandasgandhi: realfakescientist: beeishappy: John Oliver talks to gun lobbyist Philip ‘Gun Control Doesn’t Work’ Van Cleave. This was an incredible segment. His logic is shot to Hell. wow. “We don’t do background checks for the First Amendment.”
anasiankevin: chekhov: You’re not special for reading the great gatsby we all went to high school LOL seriously
The F.B.I. scolded several news media outlets on Wednesday for mistakenly...– The New York Times, “FBI Criticizes Media for False Reports of an Arrest In Boston Bombings” (via inothernews)
Why Dove's "Real Beauty Sketches" Video Makes Me...
jazzylittledrops: So this video started going around my facebook today, with about a dozen of my female friends sharing the link with comments like, and “Everyone needs to see this”, and “All girls should watch this,” and “This made me cry.” And I’m not trying to shame those girls! I definitely understand why they would do so. And I don’t want to be a killjoy. But as I clicked the link and...
I’m an English major. It is a language of conquest. What does it say that I’m...– Monica Torres, “Majoring In English,” The Feminist Wire 3/29/13 (via racialicious)
baliset: ain’t no party like a Gatsby party because a Gatsby party don’t stop until at least two people are dead and everyone is disillusioned with the jazz age as a whole
Anonymous asked: Where did u get accepted to so far ? :PP
Text Messaging: Essential, Effective, Eloquent
We’ve all heard the complaints before, whether they are from teachers, parents, and other condescending adults. That tweeting habit of yours and those abbreviations you use in text messages—it’s not written in Standard American English, and you will be smited for using it on your assignments, essays, and resumes. What these silly superiors don’t know is that your supposedly awful shorthand usage...
Anonymous asked: I think Madame Faceless meant School Prom haha
Anonymous asked: are you going to prom?
Anonymous asked: this is when i answer no ;)
Anonymous asked: well, whenever you find something really amusing you throw your head back a bit which i find funny. i think you clap your hands sometimes too. and when you dont understand something or are puzzled you kinda squint your eyes even more lol and sometimes put your hand under your chin.
"Dressing Nice, and Dancing Dirty"
Adolescents are regarded as the prime representations of fervorous radicalism, staunch individualism, and dogmatic rebellion. It should follow, then, that because the behaviors and interests of teenagers are so diverse, pinpointing and targeting them as a ‘market’* is difficult, if not impossible. Capitalism—and modern consumer culture—though, are here to snatch this asserted truth...
Anonymous asked: arthur ^__^ you have such arthur-specific gestures and reactions that i think are so funny haha (:
Atheists always turn red when I call atheism a religion. If atheism means what...– John Gray answering the question “So, in that sense, is contemporary atheism also a religion?” Read the rest of the interview with John Gray over at Vice (via littleorphanammo)