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a newer approach: lingering in every second (xx) one two tru four bore
i often start things that i can't bear to finish.

pudding09:

*能年玲奈*

本日、能年玲奈主演映画『海月姫』の劇中写真が解禁となりました!!

お楽しみに☆

映画『ホットロード』公開中!!

PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I JUST scream in joy FOREVER

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floatan:

たたんだばかりのタオル #cat

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edwardspoonhands:

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lee-aus125:

chr1stastic:

magnus-thegreat-redundancy:

I believe that every american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom

Bravo!

this is my favorite post.

So so many people need to see this

Yep.

But…corndogs?

iwood27 asked: Will you do the ALS ice bucket challenge?

fishingboatproceeds:

Probably not, partly because I am still recovering from meningitis and so the thought of doing anything out of bed is a bit overwhelming, but also for other reasons. I worry this makes me a totally humorless party pooper, but… 

ALS is a terrible disease and there isn’t enough research money devoted to it. Raising money for ALS research is important, and while some people complain that the whole ice bucket challenge thing is mere slacktivism, the ALS Association has raised millions of dollars it otherwise wouldn’t have raised. And that’s great. This has been an extremely successful campaign, and I think it’s wonderful.

That said, I have mixed feelings about tying fundraising (or awareness campaigns) to stuff like the ice bucket challenge. Here’s the question: Why are we raising money for ALS instead of raising money for pediatric cancer research or food aid or for domestic violence shelters?

I feel like the answer to that question ought to be, “We’re raising money for ALS because ALS research is underfunded and can benefit from these resources,” not, “We’re raising money for ALS because the ice bucket challenge is a thing on the Internet right now.” If our philanthropy is dictated only by what happens to bubble up to the surface of the Internet’s consciousness, we’re not making careful choices about how to distribute our limited resources. 

And when it comes to charity, everyone has limited resources. Whether you give $5 or $5,000,000 a year to charities, there will always be good causes you cannot fund. So you need a very good answer to the question, “Why did you donate to X and Y?” because there will always be a Z—a very worthy Z—to which you did not donate.

This is not meant in any way to diss those who’ve participated in the ice bucket challenge: it’s an important cause and it has been tremendously successful. And I certainly don’t want to strip the joy of giving and sharing from charity. Sarah and I are just focused on trying to make sure our giving is driven by need and the opportunity to create lasting change.

owlhaus:

Spent the evening designing this for a bit of fun based roughly on another design I saw once. The Able Sisters from Animal Crossing, spot the floating present!

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stylepersonified:

More fantastic ads

Holy shit they just kept getting more intense/real

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tbh: I have spent my entire summer listening to experimental pop (???), Japanese disco music, and strange video game music. Oh, and that Michael Jackson song that released that the radio stations can’t seem to get enough of.

That is to say: I have been listening to music that I can’t sit still to, can’t really find beats in, and can’t sing to.

Spending the morning thinking about my undergraduate years at UHM and the thing I keep repeating in my head is that everyone was so unbelievably good to me even though I didn’t really deserve their kindness.

I am tearing up. From GK to my chem professors to my students to my dorm mates and to high school buddies… My heart is seriously full of thanks and overwhelming sentiment.

Instantly better. Keep looking up!

megaparsecs:

i just wanted to put this out there since im sure it’ll get written about differently tomorrow. 

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Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.

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Celia Pavey - Feel Good Inc. (Gorillaz cover)

songbirdsofthesea:

slimmeroo:

holy shit

I read somewhere that sirens/mermaids sang songs that they heard from sailors on passing ships. I imagine this is what a modern siren would sound like singing this song.

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repecca:

landscape color studies

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Tumblr Staff,

Why have you allowed sponsored ads for horror movies? I would appreciate not being forced to view disturbing images on my dashboard that I can’t prevent showing up. I didn’t mind the ads for makeup and such that showed up before, but I do mind the “As Above, So Below” gifs.