or more accurately, here’s a link to a guardian article explaining that you’re a sack of shit if you seek out and look at those photos because it is a violation of their privacy
if the living garbage pile that is the hacker that tore apart these people’s privacy posted their private pictures online and no one looked, responded, or cared to perpetuate the sick mentality wanting to see the private photos of celebrities, then we wouldn’t have a problem. the reason that assholes keep doing this is because it gets attention. stop giving it attention. stop perpetuating the cycle. read the guardian or the bbc or any respectable news organization if you want to keep up on what happened and the legal action that the celebrities might be taking against the hacker, as well as the investigation. do NOT seek out the images. do NOT click anywhere that might be posting them, do not support those websites.
Brandon might be getting his cast off today and I am so excited for random creepy strangers making gross domestic violence jokes at us. “Did you forget to put your shoes on before kicking her?” “Lemme guess, you cheated and she broke your foot!” etc. Shut up.
avocadosalad said: I didn’t realize there were people that thought two spaces were proper. It’s wrong! I equate it w people making their essays look longer.
Well, whippersnapper, back in my day we were taught to use two spaces because that’s how the typewriters did it so why change a good thing? People less than a decade under me probably don’t have this problem - I’m a dying breed.
Dudes, I’ve been trying for years to insert only one space after a period and I don’t think it’s ever going to happen. I am going to be a two spacer for life. I am, however, getting good at finishing documents and setting it to find ” ” and replace with ” “.
The tumblr app does this thing where it sends a picture to tumblr but my phone thinks it is still sending said picture and while later a second copy of said picture shows up on tumblr? And my phone still says it’s uploading the snuggle party photo from earlier so y’all might get a second copy of that and I’ve got STUFF TO DO today so I’m only popping by right now during my break to say that I’m sorry if that shows up again but I’m not really because that was a picture of the best thing in the world so enjoy it if it comes up again. You’re welcome.
ETA NEVERMIND! It was taking hours to upload my ridiculous post about lotion from before work this morning!
A production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat but all the songs are about poop.
Poop poop poop Joseph, you know what they say! Poop on there Joseph, you’ll make it someday! Poop poop poop Joseph poop till you…
Poop every poop on me, Hide all the tp from me Bar all the windows And don’t light a candle. … If my poop were important I Would ask will it become fertilizer But I know the answers lie In a farmers garden!
Violence continues to erupt in Ferguson, Mo., more than a week after the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown by policeman Darren Wilson. The 18-year-old’s family demands justice be brought to their…
Do you have a good tag that I should follow for bedtime stories to read aloud to 6-8 year olds? My list currently includes Roald Dahl (generally), Harry Potter (the series), Jules Verne (Journey to the Center of the Earth), Little House on the Prairie (the series, which my parents read to me), Ramona Quimby.
Shoot—I honestly don’t know and don’t have the wherewithal at the moment to research read-aloud hashtags myself right now.
Flipping through the TV stations last night I swear I heard some dude saying “we fought robo-warlocks!” Brandon claims they said nothing of the sort. I’m kinda sad because I so want to watch robo-warlocks taking down some dudebro with a smirk.
Hey, I'm 15 and I'm considering being a public librarian. I'm not sure though, because over the past month or two I've been considering other careers I though I'd be good at, and later realizing they're not right for me. I want to have a plan, a set goal I can work towards, but I need to know what I want to be to do that. I love libraries, and I love reading (even though I haven't finished a book since April or so.) I don't know... I'm not passionate enough about anything to dedicate my life.
OH MY GOODNESS you are in for such a treat because you’re 15 and the world is your oyster! The beauty of public librarianship is that you can come at it from almost any angle. I have coworkers who majored in engineering, Spanish, Math, Business, English, Computer Science - I have coworkers who spent years abroad in Japan, England, Spain - all knowledge is helpful to being a librarian because we help people find knowledge, ya know? My coworker who used to be a knitting teacher? Now she does knitting programs for the library along with her other library stuff. My coworker who used to be an engineer helps put together the most amazing crafts you’ve ever seen. We have a librarian who specializes in Business, one who specializes in Early Literacy. We have reader’s advisory librarians who help people find good books to read and we have library workers who are amazing singers and bring that to their storytimes. It’s all helpful.
So if your plan is to become a librarian then learn everything that interests you. Learn it all! Find something that you’re passionate about and learn as much as you can get your hands on. After you’ve finished college if librarianship still feels right to you then go get your masters in Library and Information Sciences from an ALA accredited school and join us!
A bit of warning - currently the library world is very full of librarians with their degree who can’t find a job because the library world is in flux. I can’t tell you what will be going on in libraries in 10 years when you’ll be done with your degree and I don’t know how that will have changed but I promise you that libraries will still be around and we’ll still need passionate, dedicated people ready to spread information around like plum jam on a buttery scone.
I was upstairs taking care of dishes and I came downstairs to help Pippa with her tooth brushing and she was PAINTING ON THE MIRROR IN THE BATHROOM WITH HER TOOTHPASTE AND TOOTHBRUSH. So, I know that in a few days this will be hysterical. I’m raising my own Ramona Quimby! But right now? I had to walk away because I was so angry and I don’t want to be a yelly parent. Especially because her excuse was that “oops! I forgot!” OHMIGOSH WHAT DID YOU FORGET? NOT TO PAINT ON THE BATHROOM MIRROR WITH TOOTHPASTE? So. Please, internet, laugh for me? Because objectively I see the funny. And I want someone else to for real see the funny.
I just went to the CNN page and that paragraph you circled is not there. What's going on here?
CNN is a dynamic site that is constantly updating? I put the article as a click-through so clearly I wasn’t trying to take part in some global conspiracy. The CNN article currently says it was updated at 8:47 EST. I made my post around 12:30ish CST? IDK exactly when. Sometime before 1.
So the chief of police made another announcement, CNN updated their article, a paragraph gets cut. That’s what’s going on here.
Every once in awhile I get this weirdo anon who hates me because she hates my sister and she wants to make us both feel bad about … something? I don’t even know. But aside from that person I’ve never gotten any anon hate.
Today, though? Oh my goodness lordy lord. Some of y’all anons are just so intent on telling me what I said, (did y’all know it’s my fault that anonymous released the wrong police officer’s name? Apparently it is!) and anons seem split right down the middle about people who are telling me to “quit acting like u know what happened” and anons who are telling me exactly what happened because apparently they know.
There’s a folktale I love where a poor man with a large family is feeling frustrated with all the noise and commotion in his house. He goes to a wise person to seek council. The wise person offers an answer: Do you have a chicken? he says. Yes, says the man. Bring it into your house, he says. This will help. So he does.
He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Now it’s even noisier than before! The wise person says Do you have a pig? The man says Yes. Bring it into your house, says the wise person. This will help. So he does.
He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Now it’s even WORSE than before! The wise person says Do you have a cow? The man says Yes. Bring it into your house, says the wise person. This will help. So he does.
He goes back the next day and says to the wise person, Life has become completely untenable! I can’t move a muscle in my own house and the noise is unbearable! So the wise person says Hmm. Take the chicken and the pig and the cow out of your house and put them back in the yard.
So he does. It’s like a miracle. The house feels roomy and quiet. The man is grateful.
I don’t want to minimize the amount of healing and hope Capt. Johnson brought to Ferguson last night. Those are real people who need and deserve a break. But I also feel like I can hear white liberals all over the country closing their laptops with a satisfied sigh and I don’t want to be that person.
Do any of y’all’s libraries do something different with your Summer Reading Program (like - other than “read this many books/minutes and get a prize) like Nashville or Downer’s Grove? I would love love LOVE to hear about it. One summer reading ends and we start planning the next one right away, eh?
…You realize that the protesters are also from Missouri, right? Like, whatever, everyone blows off steam on the internet in their own way, but it’s that completely non-contributory FUCK THIS PLACE thing that makes it difficult for people who are not from widely covered coastal areas to educate you about what’s going on in their communities.
Once again K says exactly what I was thinking. This isn’t happening in MO because the people there are any more racist than your beloved redacted hippieville or wherever. Look at stop and frisk in NYC. Look at what is going down in Chicago starting tomorrow. There are racists everywhere - be ready to lend your voice in support of your neighbor because this is not limited to Ferguson.
“Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’.”—Terry Pratchett, Snuff (via ameliaswearheart)