buttonpoetry:

Dylan Garity - “To Governor Scott Walker” (NPS 2014)

"My grandmother is the only person I know who prays for me. When she dies, I imagine God will no longer hear my name."

Performing during the Button Showcase at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.

How Nora Lum Became Rapper Awkwafina Instead of A Meat Inspector - NBC News →

"So there you have it ladies: if you can just remain single, not accidentally have children, and never turn 44, you’re gonna be golden."

John Oliver takes on the wage gap

usatoday:

75 years ago today, the nation fell in love with Dorothy, Toto and the gang when “‘Wizard of Oz” premiered in wide release.

usatoday:

75 years ago today, the nation fell in love with Dorothy, Toto and the gang when 
“‘Wizard of Oz” premiered in wide release.

You got a fast car
And I got a plan to get us out of here

(Source: Spotify)

Chinese Slurs in Philadelphia Public Record Newspaper →

Pro-tip: “That editor is a Britisher” is not really a good excuse for printing ethnic slurs.

"191,369"

— That’s how many people have died in Syria since 2011. It’s time we started paying attention (via micdotcom)

sesamestreet:

Elmo got to hug the US Open trophy! Yeah baby!

Totally read that caption in my head in Elmo’s voice.

sesamestreet:

Elmo got to hug the US Open trophy! Yeah baby!

Totally read that caption in my head in Elmo’s voice.

"If even the governor can’t distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the community, and has decided to punish everyone equally, then that should go both ways. I know the police love their ridiculous, unnecessary military equipment, so here’s another patronizing test: let’s take it all away from them, and if they can make it through a whole month without killing a single unarmed black man, then—and only then—can they get their fucking toys back."

John Oliver nailed it last night