just saw a post accusing Obama of working for the government

What how dare he




Charda Gregory abducted, humiliated, violated, restrained, scalped and tortured. 
If this were reversed, with black police officers who were sworn to uphold peace and justice but instead were documented victimizing a white woman (who was already a victim), this news would have trumped the Olympics!

Truncated version: drugged at a party, abducted to a motel, wakes up during unwanted sexual violation in a motel room full of strangers, fights like hell to escape, motel employee calls the authorities, she gets arrested for destroying motel property and it just gets worst from there. 

Every officer who participated in it and even those who witnessed it and did nothing should be punished but instead they just fired the woman?
No rape kit, no police report on the people inside the motel room, no investigation of her claims, no accountability for missing motel entry records, no video from the motel but she gets detained for fourteen days?

(Btw, when did your tax dollars begin purchasing Abu Ghraib type water boarding chairs?)

I get angrier and angrier everyday when I see things like this.




Hours Worked On Minimum Wage In Order To Pay For One University Credit Hour

*Flings this chart at baby boomers*

Don’t FLING it. Print it out and SHOVE IT DOWN THEIR THROATS. 

Badgley Mischka Pre-Fall 2014



Katharine Hepburn in The Lion in Winter (1968)





1. Do your research when choosing a tattoo and an artist.

  • Don’t rush yourself when choosing an idea. You’re going to have to live with it forever.
  • Most artists have a speciality, think about this when choosing  one. If you want a photorealistic tattoo don’t choose an artist who specializes in American Traditional, for example.
  • Don’t ask to have your neck/face/hands tattooed if it’s your first tattoo, you will most likely be denied.
  • Look into the cost of the tattoo before walking into the shop, don’t sacrifice the tattoo you want to get a good deal. Save up to get the right ink.
  • Be prepared to be placed on a large wait list for the more popular artists.

2. Prepare properly on the day you get your tattoo.

  • Eat a full meal beforehand.
  • Many artists recommend drinking orange juice prior to getting inked.
  • Don’t drink alcohol beforehand.
  • Getting tattooed is a pretty intimate experience, don’t forget to shower.

3. Bring a good reference photo.

  • Bring in a high res photo if possible; at the very least a picture that is big and not blurry.

4. Don’t bring your entourage to the shop with you.

  • It’s fine to bring a friend to hold your hand, any more than one is rude and obnoxious.
  • Children are not permitted in most tattoo shops, leave them at home.

5. Trust your artist. 

  • The artist knows what they are doing, there is no need to be a “backseat driver.”

6. Check out the stencil design, body placement, and spelling before the tattoo begins.

via Inked Magazine

Inked Magazine

  • If you see something, say something. You aren’t going to hurt anyone’s feelings if you tell them that something is spelled incorrectly.

7. Be prepared to go through some pain, tattoos hurt.

  • Don’t be afraid to tell your artist that you need to take a break if the pain is too much. Nobody wants a passed out client.
  • Ribs, feet, hands, head, and the spine all really hurt.

8. Stay still!

  • We know that it might be difficult to do so, but make every effort to remain as calm and still as possible while getting tattooed. If you are jittery the artist won’t be able to create straight lines.

9. Tip your artist.

  • Most artists don’t own their shops and have to pay a percentage of the tattoo price to the shop.
  • Tipping anywhere between 10-20% should be fine.
  • If you really love the work don’t be afraid of tipping extra.

10. Take care of your tattoo once you leave the shop.

  • Tattoo aftercare is a crucial step in assuring you have a good tattoo.
  • Tattoos will scab and they should heal in 2-3 weeks.
  • Avoid sun and going in bodies of water for the first 2 weeks.
  • Keep the tattoo moist and clean as it heals.
  • Once it’s healed don’t forget to use SPF 50 sunscreen when going outside, you don’t want your tattoo to fade.

via Inked Magazine


For future reference!

I think it’s time for tattoo number 22, 23 and 24

ok but i just wanna say i’m skeptical about that pain chart
i got a tattoo in one of the zones that’s HELLA RED on that chart and it didn’t hurt at all, it just tickled


According to my father, Simon Schama is “the Gilderoy Lockhart of historians”



I wonder how long we’ll stay friends on Facebook.

I literally just deleted someone for sharing that picture! Was a coincidence

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This evening’s double feature was Good Morning Vietnam followed by Ghostbusters.

I seem to be watching a lot of comedy lately.

“It is really fascinating because in terms of the timeline in American political culture that moment in the 80s is the birth of the Republican Party’s culture war strategy. The goal is really to ignite populist rage toward the Democrats by defining them as wealthy, out of touch elites. [Walter Peck] is a bureaucrat, but he is also a snob and so it is this slobs versus slobs thing where the small business men are the slobs and this hoity-toity government bureaucrat with a well-manicured beard and a prissy attitude is the snob. It doesn’t necessarily have to be portrayed that way but it is for the expedience of the narrative. It is happening at a time period when that whole thing is starting to occur for the first time and it carries on through to the present day where we are talking about arugula eating, latte sipping, Volvo driving liberals. It’s goofy and weird and disassociated with economic realities with who is elite, who is in power, and who is technically a populist, but I can’t say that it detracts from my appreciation for the movie. The way that I think of it is that if I am ever at a party with someone who reads Reason Magazine, we are going to have something to talk about, something to be mutually affectionate about.” — Matthew Phelan, Ghostbusters, The Atlantic, paranormal civil liberties, and remembering Harold Ramis. Bangor Daily News, February 25, 2014. (via finalgirldom)