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    Isaac went to the doctor and came home with this sticker. Isaac’s first question when he got the sticker? 
“Why is the green on top?”  (at The House That Ike Built.)

    Isaac went to the doctor and came home with this sticker. Isaac’s first question when he got the sticker?
    “Why is the green on top?” (at The House That Ike Built.)

     
  2. 00:30 18th Mar 2014

    Notes: 51

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    charlesneedsfeminism:

Your Daily Woman of History: Hedy Lamarr An Austrian actress well-known for starring opposite fellow luminaries Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, Lamarr was also an accomplished scientist who co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping. This breakthrough eventually led to wireless communications or wi-fi. She is also known for her sex-positive pride, supposedly being the first woman to depict orgasm in a major motion picture (1933’s “Ecstasy”) in a time when female sexuality was far more guarded and shamed when expressed.#WomensHistoryMonth

    charlesneedsfeminism:

    Your Daily Woman of History: Hedy Lamarr

    An Austrian actress well-known for starring opposite fellow luminaries Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, Lamarr was also an accomplished scientist who co-invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping. This breakthrough eventually led to wireless communications or wi-fi.

    She is also known for her sex-positive pride, supposedly being the first woman to depict orgasm in a major motion picture (1933’s “Ecstasy”) in a time when female sexuality was far more guarded and shamed when expressed.

    #WomensHistoryMonth

     
  3. 10:34 17th Mar 2014

    Notes: 69772

    Reblogged from datagoddess

    Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.

    A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.

    So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.

    “Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.

    When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.

    So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.

    In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.

    So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.

    Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?

    [John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]

    I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.

    Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?

    She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.

    Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.

    — Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00.  (via sarahfromohio)

    (Source: karakamos)

     
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    Hooray for vacation! (at Santa Monica State Beach)

    Hooray for vacation! (at Santa Monica State Beach)

     
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    Donated to @opb in honor of @duffylizzy ‘s first day of work! #pubmedia #nprlife  (at The House That Ike Built.)

    Donated to @opb in honor of @duffylizzy ‘s first day of work! #pubmedia #nprlife (at The House That Ike Built.)

     
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    Donated to @opb in honor of @duffylizzy new job! #pubmedia #nprlife (at The House That Ike Built.)

    Donated to @opb in honor of @duffylizzy new job! #pubmedia #nprlife (at The House That Ike Built.)

     
  7. 00:30 27th Dec 2013

    Notes: 18

    Reblogged from interestingsnippets

    71% of Facebook users exhibited some form of “last-minute” self-censorship over 17 days…. More specifically, users refrained from sharing 33% of the posts, and 13% of the comments, that they began writing.
     
  8. Cinderella toddler. (at The House That Ike Built.)

     
  9. 10:48 25th Nov 2013

    Notes: 107

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    littlebigdetails:

Facebook - The url for the Facebook 404-page is /4oh4.php

    littlebigdetails:

    Facebook - The url for the Facebook 404-page is /4oh4.php

     
  10. 09:26

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