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iridessence:

PLEASE REBLOG THIS: Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area that wants a dog? I can no longer keep our dog Dablund because I’m going to live on campus.

He looks to be a poodle mix and I estimate that he is around 4 years old, give or take a few months. He loves attention, doesn’t seem to like other male dogs or small children and needs a family/owner with lots of patience. 

I have more pictures upon request and I’m not asking for anything for him. If you can pick him up, that would be ideal. In a few days he’ll be given to a shelter.

iridessence:

PLEASE REBLOG THIS: Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area that wants a dog? I can no longer keep our dog Dablund because I’m going to live on campus.

He looks to be a poodle mix and I estimate that he is around 4 years old, give or take a few months. He loves attention, doesn’t seem to like other male dogs or small children and needs a family/owner with lots of patience.

I have more pictures upon request and I’m not asking for anything for him. If you can pick him up, that would be ideal. In a few days he’ll be given to a shelter.

So like, it’s weird when white Americans get so worked up and defensive when confronted with the fact that the US/Europe aren’t the only places that, like, have things. But I think I might kind of get why it happens.

I’m a whiteboy raised in white country and, despite my education and exposure to the realities of the world, I still find myself having fleeting fucked up thoughts about the world. Example: during the world cup I was watching a match between two non-US teams and in a reaction shot, they showed a blonde woman celebrating, with multiple diamond rings on her fingers. For a split second I thought, “how did that happen? They don’t have jewelers there…” and immediately realized how ignorant that thought was.

But it still happened. There is so much US/Eurocentricism ingrained in our educational and societal upbringing that I guarantee you many people had that same thought and didn’t stop to realize what was going on.

Because there is almost zero representation of a global view in US education and media, it scares me. We need better global representation because I may be a lost cause, I want the next generation of asshole whiteboys to be better.

And that’s why the 10-percent myth, compared with other fantasies, is especially pernicious. It has a distinct air of scientific plausibility—it’s a zippy one-liner with a nice round number, a virus with obvious vectors in pop-psychology books, easy to repeat at cocktail parties. The myth is also part of a larger way of thinking about the brain that is characterized by misleading simplifications—like the notion that the right side of the brain is creative and the left side rational. “Those kinds of ideas self-perpetuate,” LeDoux told me. “It’s like saying dopamine is responsible for pleasure and the amygdala makes fear. Both are wrong.”

sliu pointed me to this excellent article about the 10% of the brain myth I reference in my ranting about Lucy: http://m.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/you-already-use-way-way-more-than-10-percent-of-your-brain/374520/

What say you, neuroscience side of Tumblr?

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rniguelangel:

theonion:

clickholeofficial:

Beyoncé Makes Susan B. Anthony Look Like A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

From our sister publication, ClickHole

The ironic thing about this article is that it’s satire that’s supposed to be making fun of Beyonce’s feminism by comparing her to a “great” feminist like S.B. Anthony, when actually, Beyonce /is/ a better feminist than S.B. Anthony. Like S.B. Anthony was a fucking racist puta who only care about white femininity and stepped on black men and women in order to achive ~suffrage~ like… lmao ??  Susan B. Anthony /IS/ A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

rniguelangel:

theonion:

clickholeofficial:

Beyoncé Makes Susan B. Anthony Look Like A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

From our sister publication, ClickHole

The ironic thing about this article is that it’s satire that’s supposed to be making fun of Beyonce’s feminism by comparing her to a “great” feminist like S.B. Anthony, when actually, Beyonce /is/ a better feminist than S.B. Anthony. Like S.B. Anthony was a fucking racist puta who only care about white femininity and stepped on black men and women in order to achive ~suffrage~ like… lmao ??  Susan B. Anthony /IS/ A Shit-Sucking Gutter Feminist

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oldtobegin:

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

humansofnewyork:

“She’s really encouraged me to find my own style. I didn’t even like patterns before I met her!”

did you also not like carrying weird tiny boxes around and if so did she spark that change in you as well

*chokes* SO…. *cough* QUIRKY…

I was afraid that with all the hilarious commentary on my dash about this post, I would be let down when I saw it, but nope. This is…

oldtobegin:

stayinbedgrowyrhair:

humansofnewyork:

“She’s really encouraged me to find my own style. I didn’t even like patterns before I met her!”

did you also not like carrying weird tiny boxes around and if so did she spark that change in you as well

*chokes* SO…. *cough* QUIRKY…

I was afraid that with all the hilarious commentary on my dash about this post, I would be let down when I saw it, but nope. This is…