Straw Dogs

99percentinvisible:

The FDA approved XStat, which can seal a gunshot wound in 15 seconds (and will probably save lives in war zones).

best-of-imgur:

Excuse me sir…http://best-of-imgur.tumblr.com

kraftwerkthough:

Daily life of Kraftwerk probably

And that’s probably why Florian left.

expanderset:

Bilinda Butcher from My Bloody Valentine

expanderset:

Bilinda Butcher from My Bloody Valentine

sleepingwiththekings:

Very true
raptoravatar:

rendering-tools:

iateglitterforbreakfast:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:


In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.  For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done. The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.  But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes. The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help. They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.” Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia! NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.
vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
"noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.
this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.
Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.
(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)
Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.
Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.


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white people we get worse by the day

I’m glad I held off on this reblog because: “OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.” Truly levels up what was already a pretty funny debunking.

There should be a name for this kind of shit. I propose “Hope-Trolling.”

raptoravatar:

rendering-tools:

iateglitterforbreakfast:

noiselesspatientspider:

peaceful-moon:

laughing-trees:

In this African tribe, when someone does something harmful, they take the person to the center of the village where the whole tribe comes and surrounds them.

For two days, they will say to the man all the good things that he has done.

The tribe believes that each human being comes into the world as a good. Each one of us only desiring safety, love, peace and happiness.

But sometimes, in the pursuit of these things, people make mistakes.

The community sees those mistakes as a cry for help.

They unite then to lift him, to reconnect him with his true nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth of which he had been temporarily disconnected: “I am good.”

Shikoba Nabajyotisaikia!

NABAJYOTISAIKIA, is a compliment used in South Africa and means: “I respect you, I cherish you. You matter to me.” In response, people say SHIKOBA, which is: “So, I exist for you.”

:’))))))

WHY ISN’T THIS A THING IN ALL CULTURES

some day I’m going to create a bingo card for these kinds of posts.

  • vague mention of “Africa” and “African tribe” with no actual names of tribes, countries, or languages, because Africa is a country and everyone there is exactly the same obv: check.
  • picture of smiling/emotional black people taken completely out of context: check.
  • made-up “African” words with deep meanings: check.
  • "noble savage" grossness out the wazoo: check.

this photo is a picture of Ghanaian boys playing soccer from Amen: Grassroots Football.

Initial googling says that Shikoba means “feather” in Choctaw, which would mean OP isn’t even on the right damn continent.

(When I look at Choctaw-English dictionaries, though, shikoba doesn’t show up at all; the word for feather seems to be “híshi.” “Shikobli” is a verb meaning “to put on a plume” so maybe there’s some conjugation or gerund going on here? I’d welcome any corrections from actual Choctaw speakers.)

Nabajyoti Saikia is someone’s name. OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.

Look at this dude. He didn’t spend years of his life writing a goddamn textbook on waste management strategies so that you could use his name to prop up this crock of shit. He’s disappointed in you. Do better.

commentary

white people we get worse by the day

I’m glad I held off on this reblog because:

“OP just straight-up stole some poor Indian cement chemist’s name for their colonialist hippie bullshit.”

Truly levels up what was already a pretty funny debunking.

There should be a name for this kind of shit. I propose “Hope-Trolling.”

mierdadevida:

Gemini 9 astronaut Gene Cernan goes on a spacewalk, June 5, 1966. (NASA)

mierdadevida:

Gemini 9 astronaut Gene Cernan goes on a spacewalk, June 5, 1966. (NASA)

I just found out that the lead guitarist/vocalist from Rilo Kiley played Ronnie Pinsky on ‘Salute Your Shorts.’

hannabalxmarie:

Enrico Ferrarini
"Community has pulled off one the most patient easter egg: in one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word "Beetlejuice" was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline."
I do two types of screaming. The first one is an angry growl and less commanding: I use all the energy in my gut and just push it out. I let the spit roll in the back of my mouth, take a deep breath and clench my teeth like I’m biting down on a piece of leather as I release so that my throat feels like it’s curdling with handfuls of gravel. Sometimes when I do this, the physical act of it makes me so frustrated and violent. My whole body gets tense, clenched and ready to explode. The second type again comes from the stomach, but instead of clenching, I detach my jaw, project from the top of my range and tilt my head up to get it all out.

Mish from White Lung talks about screaming techniques and, as someone who has loved the sound of her voice for a long minute, I couldn’t be giddier that 1)this exists and 2)from what I can tell, her technique is on-point. Meaning she’s not shredding her vocal tract, which means she gets to keep making good music.

Back when I first started doing this kind of thing, I’d taste blood and ignore pitch, so I can personally attest that you’ll only be able to talk 2 days a week if you do it wrong. However, once I started adopting the clench + curdle thing (I was stealing most of my melodic playbook from Rick in Drive Like Jehu) it became way more tenable to do it every day. I think screaming is like a lot of “extreme” sports; it looks dangerous from the outside because of some of the factors involved, but if you’re in touch with your body on an athletic level and if you learn how to handle it with safety and foresight, you’ll almost always be ok.

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theogblackjesus:

scrapes:

karmen300:

Omg

STOP

boy lmaooooo

Isn’t it appropriate that the Germans have a word for what I’m feeling right now? :)

theogblackjesus:

scrapes:

karmen300:

Omg

STOP

boy lmaooooo

Isn’t it appropriate that the Germans have a word for what I’m feeling right now? :)