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"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

ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’