1. BEST FILMS OF 2014 SO FAR

    1(tie): The Trailer to Inherent Vice

    1(tie): Under the Skin

    2-100000000: who cares

     
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  3. i have now been working for 31 of the past 35 hours, and im gonna have to miss seeing the Replacements.

    god damnit.

     

  4. mrdestructo:

    (Apparently never-ending follow-up to this piece.)

    A phone rings in Peter King’s office. It’s Commissioner Roger Goodell.

    "Peter, this doesn’t look good.”

    "I agree, sir, it looks awful. I’m doing what I can, but there may be no avoiding this one.”

    "Look, Peter, you’ve gotta do…

     
  5. (Source: neptunain, via cumwitch)

     

  6. coming on tumblr for the first time because I got a notification i was followed by students for life

    Please do not follow me, students for life. This is a firmly pro-choice tumblr account devoted solely to ironically reblogging sonic the hedgehog fan art.

     
  7. mohala-sumiko:

    they attacked without warning
    threatened journalists
    tear gassed fuckin CHILDREN

    DON’T forget about Ferguson!

    (via its-localbusiness-time)

     
  8. People bored and texting at a baseball game— a compilation.

    (the last two people in the foreground are my mom and grandmother, who are, on the contrary, having a wonderful time)

     
  9. maybenotboring:

    the difference 7 hours makes

    (via depechemoses)

     
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    (Source: giantassrobot, via its-localbusiness-time)

     

  11. jackviolet:

    The cop who shot a dog in front of its 6 year old owner was fired after outrage from the community and a “Justice for Apollo” campaign.

    The cop who shot an unarmed black teen is on paid leave and remains protected by his department. So far, days of outrage and protest have still not brought any justice to Mike Brown.

    In America, in 2014, the life of a black man is valued less than that of a dog.

    Literally.

    (via winnersusedrugs)

     
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  13. Anonymous said: literally marry me and turn my cherry out in that specific order

    sorry, all responses must be in the form of a question, so that puts you at -$300

     

  14. "The term “tear gas” is a misnomer. For one thing, “tear gas” seems to imply something innocuous— you would think it’s just a chemical that makes you tear up. In fact, tear gas is a dangerous, potentially lethal chemical agent which is outlawed under the Chemical Weapons Convention for use during wartime. As the Omega Research Foundation argues: “Less-lethal weapons are presented as more acceptable alternatives to guns. But these weapons augment rather than replace the more lethal weapons. Euphemistic labels are used to create the impression that these weapons represent soft and gentle forms of control. CS is never referred to by the authorities as vomit gas, in spite of its capacity to cause violent retching.” NGO Physicians for Human Rights believes that “ ‘tear gas’ is a misnomer for a group of poisonous gases which, far from being innocuous, have serious acute and longer-term adverse effects on the health of significant numbers of those exposed.”"
    — What is tear gas? Facing Tear Gas (via funeral)

    (Source: roundedcomms, via winnersusedrugs)

     
  15. peashooter85:

    America’s War on Pinball,

    In the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s pinball became one of the most popular games in America.  However the popularity of pinball came with a downside; suspicion from older generations who did not understand the game.  Conservative elements of the country saw pinball as a scourge which corrupted the youth and weakened the moral fiber of the country.  Many saw pinball as nothing more than an easy form of gambling marketed towards young people.  Religious elements saw pinball as a game of the devil, with satanic influence designed to lead the faithful astray.  One of the most ridiculous arguments leveled against pinball was that the machines were controlled by, and a source of income for the mafia.

    In response to the moral outcry against pinball, Mayor Fiorella LaGuardia led a campaign to end pinball once and for all.  In his city, New York, he sponsored laws and ordinances to ban pinball.  On January 21st, 1942 pinball was banned in New York City.  Reminiscent of Prohibition, police raided gaming centers, arcades, and amusement parks, smashing the games with axes and tossing the remnants in a local river.  Mayor LaGuardia himself did several photo ops of him participating in raids and personally destroying pinball machines.  Also reminiscent of Prohibition, pinball went underground, and became controlled by the seedier elements of society such as organized crime and the mob.

    Inspired by LaGuardia, other cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago likewise banned pinball.  By 1950 pinball was banned in most major cities.  The ban would last until the 1960’s and 70’s.  The pinball ban in NYC lasted until 1976 when the law was challenged by pinball aficionado Roger Sharpe challenged the law.  Today pinball is legal most everywhere.  There are still exceptions.  For example in 2010 Beacon, NY shut down a pinball museum due to its ban dating to the 40’s.  In San Francisco owners need a special permit from the city.  In Alameda and Oakland California, pinball is still illegal, though there is talk of legalization in Oakland.

    (Source: The Atlantic, via gameological)