one of the worst things about becoming educated on social issues is when people are like ‘you used to have a sense of humor’
no i used to have internalized prejudices which i’ve worked really hard to overcome and i realize now that your jokes are shitty
More Macklemore, less Robin Thicke.
And yet a huge percentage of Tumblr hates him. Not trying to be confrontational, but could someone please explain to me why this is?
Because he is a straight white guy and Tumblr isn’t always right.
Yup. A lot of people like to ignore all the good things he does simply because he is part of the privileged. Never mind that he flat out acknowledges this in Same Love. (“I may not be the same, but that’s not important.”)
I agree. If Beyonce had sang Same Love or made pro-LGBT comments, people would be calling her “queen” and deifying her, but if a hetero does it, they get criticized as “showing their privileged” or trying to usurp the movement. It’s the same with other groups. There’s this mentality with some people that if you’re not oppressed like they are, then you need to butt out.
Here’s the thing though: civil rights movements do not exist in a vacuum. Do you think only African-Americans participated in marches and protests back in the 60s? Do you think everyone who marches in a gay pride parade is gay? Was Congress filled with LGBT and African-American senators and representatives when they passed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act?
And of course I can never fully understand what those people go through. I’ll never have to worry about being spit on or cursed at for kissing a guy or holding his hand in public. I’ll never know the humiliation of being pulled over for being black or the fear of walking home from a convenience store at night. However, it doesn’t mean that I’m not going to speak out against discrimination and prejudice.
Now, let’s talking about Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop”. Here’s the thing that its critics don’t grok: the song isn’t just a “funny” song about shopping at Goodwill, it’s actually about consumerism. Here’s part of the song that illustrates this the best:
I hit the party and they stop in that mother fucker
They be like Oh that Gucci, thats hella tight
Im like Yo, thats fifty dollars for a t-shirt
Limited edition, lets do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a t-shirt, thats just some ignorant bitch shit
I call that getting swindled and pimped, shit
I call that getting tricked by a business, that shirts hella don’t
And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Trying to get girls from a brand? Man you hella wont, man you hella wont
Aside from anti-consumerism, the song is also about being yourself and finding your own style, as opposed to following the herd mentality of buying the most expensive, trendy clothes and shoes. Then there’s the possible positive impact this song had on thrift stores themselves. These places are non-profit and instead of pocketing the revenue (aside from what’s needed to cover operating costs), they funnel the money into charity and community programs and the like. I’m not sure if this has led to increased sales for those places, but at the very least, it’s probably helped to change the negative connotation associated with buying clothes from thrift stores.
Then again, this is Tumblr, so I’ll probably be shouted down or labeled something negative since I’m not towing the social justice brigade’s rhetoric.
☽ ☼ the earth has music for those who listen ☼ ☾
Here you go: A giant squid with the creepiest fucking arms ever caught on video on an undersea oil rig.
That isn’t a giant squid; it’s a bigfin squid! And that’s actually way, way cooler!
Because! Bigfin Squid are really rarely seen past the juvenile stage. And, because we’ve never actually sampled an adult and they look radically different from the juvenile stage, we don’t really have a definitive idea of what this thing even is. We only think it’s an adult bigfin. And that’s cool as hell ‘cause it looks like an alien.
But the juveniles look like this:
Look at its little tenta-nubbins!
And I’d never seen a gif of the video or the video itself; I’d only seen this still of it:
So you just made my freakin’ day.
God fuck you fuck you fuck awful no shit god bag every time I see creepy marine life I have to make sure I still have toes and I will not let them leave my sight for the next 45 minutes fuck you fuck.
Me if you use those fingers correctly.
omg I almost spit out the water I was drinking
a million gallons of fun
'Star Drunk,' a film by drunk people (by ChrisRWilsonFilm)
Written drunk. Acted drunk.
this is the best thing i’ve ever seen
Too many young girls don’t know how to act when someone’s being inappropriate with them. They giggle or they try to brush it off. Don’t do that. Tell them to go fuck themselves - be a bitch. If someone’s being disrespectful to you, be disrespectful right back. Show them the same amount of respect that they show you.
Wise words from my mom
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