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airspaniel:

niwandajones:

joshversus:

niwandajones:

cracked:

Proton packs don’t kill people. Secret Tea Party members crossing the streams kill people.

6 Weirdly Conservative Messages Hidden in Ghostbusters

These things actually really stuck out to me when I re watched it a few weeks back.

Yeah, I had the same experience the last few times I watched this.  Just sitting there going, “wait, I’m supposed to root against the guy who wants to know what these maniacs with nuclear accelerators are doing?” 

Seriously! And that’s just the public policy angle. From a metaphysical point of view, said nuclear reactor was also technologically-maintained Hell.

Also, Venkman was deeply disturbing. Not just for hitting on undergrads, though totally for that. Why the hell did he head out for his date with Dana packing Thorazine?

Rhymes with “plate tape-ist.”

^^^^^

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joshversus:

niwandajones:

cracked:

Proton packs don’t kill people. Secret Tea Party members crossing the streams kill people.

6 Weirdly Conservative Messages Hidden in Ghostbusters

These things actually really stuck out to me when I re watched it a few weeks back.

Yeah, I had the same experience the last few times I watched this.  Just sitting there going, “wait, I’m supposed to root against the guy who wants to know what these maniacs with nuclear accelerators are doing?” 

Seriously! And that’s just the public policy angle. From a metaphysical point of view, said nuclear reactor was also technologically-maintained Hell.

Also, Venkman was deeply disturbing. Not just for hitting on undergrads, though totally for that. Why the hell did he head out for his date with Dana packing Thorazine?

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skunkbear:

A huge comet almost hit Mars … and then missed. It passed just 87,000 miles from the martian surface. That might seem far away, but remember our moon is about 240,000 miles from Earth’s surface. 

As astronomer Phil Plait, who writes the Bad Astronomy blog for Slate, notes:

The NASA comet page says the coma (the big fuzzy cloud of gas surrounding the solid nucleus of the comet) is about 20,000 km across. At closest approach, that means that if you were standing on Mars, the comet would appear to be over 8° across! That means that if you have a big hand, you could just barely block it with your upraised fist.

Again — our Moon appears only about 0.5°. This was huge.

And human probes orbiting mars had a front row seat. They recorded the comet’s approach, and then quickly swung around behind Mars to avoid potentially harmful debris in the comet’s tail. The data from their close encounter will be trickling in over the next couple weeks.

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Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable. By

Sometimes, I Just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights | this ain’t livin’ (via brutereason)

Setting boundaries/self preservation <3

(via bitterglitterqueer)

"I don’t want to talk about this with you," is a surefire way to cause aneurysms too.

(via eshusplayground)

I’ve broken this out a couple times and each time the person has refused to stop talking about it. They talk at me until i respond.

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Um I don't understand... How is putting swear words throughout a cookbook violating black people and promoting racism ????
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takingbackourculture:

whiteguiltconfessionals:

trebled-negrita-princess:

aimalyn:

trebled-negrita-princess:

nomoremrnicespice:

To start with, it’s called ‘Thug Kitchen’. “Thug” is shorthand for black male; regardless of how strictly you might try to adhere to respectability politics (i.e. cultivating an image for yourself that lets white people know you’re not like those black people), if you’re black and male you’re still seen as a thug who’s guilty of something a la Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, etc. (Here’s an article about the racist use of the word “thug” throughout the Trayvon Martin trial.)

On no planet can these white yuppies use the word “thug” without racial implications or realistically deny that those implications are intentional. There’s a reason why they were anonymous until the release of their cookbook.

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Second, it’s not just swear words, they use African American Vernacular English (AAVE, or “ebonics”) and make the conscious decision to infuse it with vulgar language, which is, by the way, racist since AAVE is not innately vulgar. That’s just their interpretation of what it means to be a “thug”. AAVE is a dialect like any other, using it does not reflect any aspect of your personhood, your intelligence, your class, your education, etc, all it means is that you grew up Black in America, or that your language is influenced by Black people you grew up with.

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"All up in", "Ain’t nobody got time for that", etc are examples of AAVE. If you read an interview with these people you’ll notice they don’t speak in AAVE naturally (some non-black folks grow up with AAVE; that is not the case here). They’re just white people who swear a lot. They could have created their corny brand around that vulgarity alone but the addition of AAVE and the "thug" archetype are exploitative and RACIST. The language they’re using is the joke. When black people make jokes that involve AAVE, the language is just the mode of delivery. Everything about this is a mockery and it’s embarrassing, I hope the realization that these people are making money off this minstrel show inspires a serious backlash.

whit people are getting on my nerves more and more every day.

So this is basically literary blackface. 

YES ^

Then let’s get them dragged. I’m sure we can make it happen as a collective group (black tumblr/twitter) we’re a force to be reckoned with

-M

Send in comments on their Facebook and TwitterTHEY ARE DELETING COMMENTS THAT CALL THEM OUT ON THEIR RACISM AND ALLOWING THE WHITE PEOPLE COMMENTS THAT SAY “THIS IS NO PROBLEM”!!!!