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"If I’m applying the First Amendment, I have to apply it to a world where there’s an internet, and there’s Facebook. And there are movies like The Social Network, which I couldn’t even understand."

Supreme Court justice Stephen Breyer (via maxistentialist)

…What…

maxistentialist
hoveringcat:

Beautiful mixed media sculpture by Anne Lemanski, entitled ‘Fennec Fox (Dog Star)’.
Found via Saatchi Art.

hoveringcat:

Beautiful mixed media sculpture by Anne Lemanski, entitled ‘Fennec Fox (Dog Star)’.

Found via Saatchi Art.

hoveringcat

kaylapocalypse:

gov-info:

Smithsonian Mag Gov Doc: Not All Knights of the Round Table Were White

Picture the knights of the round table. They’re probably tall and strong, wearing armor and drinking out of chalices. And they’re probably all white. And while most of that picture is relatively accurate, the whiteness is not. Meet Sir Morien, the black knight of the round table. 

The blog MedievalPoC points out that Morien has been largely forgotten or white-washed in modern depictions of the round table. But early texts describe him pretty clearly as not-white. The blog quotes from the translated saga of Morien:

He was all black, even as I tell ye: his head, his body, and his hands were all black, saving only his teeth. His shield and his armour were even those of a Moor, and black as a raven…

Had they not heard him call upon God no man had dared face him, deeming that he was the devil or one of his fellows out of hell, for that his steed was so great, and he was taller even than Sir Lancelot, and black withal, as I said afore…

When the Moor heard these words he laughed with heart and mouth (his teeth were white as chalk, otherwise was he altogether black)…

Morien isn’t even the only knight who isn’t white in the Arthurian folklore as the blog Elodie Under Glass points out:

First off, six percent of the Knights of the Round Table were men of color. Granted, that’s only three out of 49 men, but the entire expanded United States Congress is hovering around 13% people of color and only has one black Senator. 

Although, it’s worth noting, one of those three men is green. But he’s definitely not white. So why do all our modern renditions of the round table include a team of totally white guys? Well, not every version of the round table stories points out specifically that Morien is black. Elodie Under Glass explains:

Meanwhile, characters in these stories aren’t really visually described unless they have superlative characteristics, such as mysterious all-black armor or remarkably long golden hair. Many knights were described as dark in hair and features. Instead of placing a large flashing sign in the middle of a saga going “THIS PERSON IS TOTALLY A PERSON OF COLOR YOU GUYS, WE REALLY HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT IN FUTURE ADAPTATIONS” the narrative might well have said “Sir Bors, who was dark” and moved on, assuming that readers or listeners would interpret it the way the narrator meant.

So the storytellers assumed we’d be sharp enough to pick up on their hints that Morien was black. Turns out, we’re not. And the West prefers white heroes anyway. So we now get a round table of white men.

Images via MedievalPoC: Miniature from Illuminated Manuscript circa 1350s; Statue of a Knight believed to be representative of Morien c. 1220

I love that clip:

"Whoa guys, this dude was black like so black. He was black all over. Like the blackest black of all the black. And also he was super tall. Like taller than even Lancelot????? And also did I mention that he was black?"

hahahahaha

I love old stuff. 

smithsonianmag.com

zoomwitch:

my body is always finding new and exciting ways 2 try to destroy me

zoomwitch

nsapls:

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

Protip: Collaborating with the system gets you nowhere. If you want something done, you do it yourself. Put on a solid pair of steel toed boots and start caving in skulls.

stupidandreckless

yunuen:

fake movies: avengers lady centric au (for nyssa)

Peggy is the one to get stuck in ice in and survive the century. Pepper doesn’t get rid of Extremis and becomes Rescue. Bruce Banner stays under the radar leaving Betty as the authority in gamma radiation. Jane retains some of the Aether’s powers. Thor is busy ruling Asgard, therefore Sif is the one tasked to stop Loki and retrieve the Tesseract. Director Fury rounds them all up along with Black Widow for his Avengers Initiative and, Barton being compromised, Maria Hill steps up as the marksman of the team. 

tldr; the ladies save the world instead

Jane doesn’t get the aether until after the Avengers movie. But this would still be cool.

yunuen
powerpeanut:

bumble-babe:

pleatedjeans:

tastefullyoffensive: [via]

I would be so happy.

magical

powerpeanut:

bumble-babe:

pleatedjeans:

tastefullyoffensive: [via]

I would be so happy.

magical

tastefullyoffensive

strongholdleather:

jaycanuck:

fierceisnotenough:

foxbear:

strongholdleather:

Clawed gloves in mustang brown leather. We only have a couple pairs left, and will never get this hide again!

If you’re interested in these, please contact us, since they aren’t currently listed on our ebay store

OH. MY. FUCKING. GAWD.  WANT!!!!  WANT SO FUCKING BAD!!!

oh my god… want!!! 

Found em:$55 on eBay

I would recommend not actually buying from them, since they knocked off our pattern and generally use low-quality leather. You can actually buy them from us here.

I need these.

strongholdleather

castiel-the-consulting-angel:

stevieraedrawn:

Can we talk about how Cap and Bucky have opposite masks?

Cap has mouth and eyes exposed, forehead covered. Bucky has mouth covered and eyes painted black, his forehead exposed.

What a lovely symmetry.

But the symbolism too. Cap’s is a helmet, protection, to keep him safe from physical harm. Bucky’s is a muzzle to keep him silent and anonymous and on a leash.

stevieraedrawn

elluvias:

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY HARRASSED YOU REPORT THAT SHIT

stupidandreckless
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