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This commercial is amazing.

I work at an Under Armour store and we got to see this commercial way before they showed it on TV and everyone was speechless except one dude. He was all like “What the hell? Why the fuck would they make a ballet commercial? It’s not a sport.” My boss was quick to jump down his throat and said “Alright then get your ass on the floor and work on you tippy toes for the rest of your shift. If I fucking see you off them you will be the first of the temps to get cut!” He was on his tippy toes for the last hour and a half of his shift lol 

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baluchx:

this accurately describes my life.

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smartpeopleposting:

Symmetry in Nature

This picture shows the wing pattern of an Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) from Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Photo by Arjun Haarith

Okay but I’d never even heard of this bird before. Look at how GORGEOUS this bird is!

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rachelstewartjewelry:



BETTY BOOP - OriginMs. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.$250,000 infringement lawsuitEsther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “



don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

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rachelstewartjewelry:

BETTY BOOP - Origin

Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an ” African-American singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the (The Cotton Club) in Harlem. 

Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole ). Ms Jones’ ‘baby’ Singing Style! > for a recording of “I Wanna Be Loved By You.” 

Ms. Jones’ singing style went on to become the inspiration for (( Max Fleischer )) cartoon character’s Voice and SINGING style of BETTY BOOP, was YES a Black Woman. 

Her singing trademark Was.. “boop oop a doop “.. In a baby voice at the cotton club in Harlem. - 
Esther Jones who’s stage name was “Baby Esther” was a popular entertainer at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the late 1920s. Baby Esther interpolated words such as ‘Boo-Boo-Boo’ & ‘Doo-Doo-Doo’ in songs at a cabaret. 
Helen Kane SAW Baby’s act in 1928 and (stole) Used it in her hit song I Wanna Be Loved By You.

An early test sound film was also discovered, which featured Baby Esther performing in this style, disproving Kane’s claims. Baby Esther’s manager also testified that Helen Kane had saw Baby Esther’s cabaret act in 1928. 

Supreme Court Judge Edward J. McGoldrick ruled: “The plaintiff has failed to sustain either cause of action by proof of sufficient probative force”. In his opinion, the “baby” technique of singing did not originate with Kane.

$250,000 infringement lawsuit

Esther’s manager also testified that , Helen Kane & her manager , saw Baby’s act somewhere between 1928-1929.
Scholar Robert G.O’ Meally said, Betty Boop The WHITE CARTOON herself had, as it were, a BLACK grandmother in her backround.

Baby Esther was presumed dead by 1934, just when the lawsuit had ended.

@Learn your History or they will Hide it from you.
@BLACK-American MUSIC and DANCE Styles. - Influential WorldWide “

don’t forget that Betty Boop was a major influence in Osamu Tezuka’s work. Tezuka is considered one of the fathers of modern anime with the “big doe eyes” style so to some extent all anime girls nowadays owe part of their legacy to this lady!

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hedendom:

You can see the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail in these fabulous, period correct reproductions of Viking era jewellery finds created by Thorkil, who are based in Poland. All pieces are handmade using traditional techniques from the time period.

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methoticalmemento:

Best host ever!!

i think i cracked rib from laughing omg

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dracophile:

so, I was tagged by quietpoet. I’m popular lately :3

RULE 1~ Always post the rules

RULE 2~ Answer the questions asked by the person who tagged you. Write 11 of your own questions.

RULE 3~ Tag 11 people and link them to the post.

My answers:

What’s your favorite song…

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maplehoofs:

WHY

THIS IS WHY GOD DOESNT TALK TO US ANYMORE

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And tagged yet again, now by piscinedelamort! :D

So, six facts about me…

1. My arms are double jointed.

2. I hate eating peas or beans. It’s a texture thing, something about them, whether baked re-fried or anything, make me gag. I can stand peas in casseroles or fried rice, but never beans. Sucks that I live in a state close to Mexico that likes it’s tex-mex…

3. I’m trying to teach myself the violin. Trying being the key word.

4. I took French in highschool and can understand more than I can speak. I took Japanese in college and can speak more than I understand, if that makes sense. Kanji is hard.

5. I’ve been elctrocuted before. Not pleasant.

6. I’ve never done any kind of drugs. I’m kind of a prude about it myself, though i don’t give a shit about marijuana or things like that anymore, but it’s more than I don’t like not being in control of my body or mind. Never been really drunk either since I don’t like the taste of alcohol. Except rum. I like rum.

And as for people to tag…

priestessofnox, quietpoet, leonardbonesy, guiltyhipster, fireferretfanatic, batspirk, reinodexibalba, celticchick

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so, I was tagged by quietpoet. I’m popular lately :3

RULE 1~ Always post the rules

RULE 2~ Answer the questions asked by the person who tagged you. Write 11 of your own questions.

RULE 3~ Tag 11 people and link them to the post.

My answers:

What’s your favorite song and why?

Favorites is a hard thing for me. If I had to choose one though, I love Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine. Something about that song, the lyrics and the beat, just get to me and I love it.


Are you still in school?

Technically yes. I graduated college a couple of years ago but after deciding I despise secretarial and office grunt work, I’m going into health services to work in the dental field. Learning the ins and outs now, pretty interesting too. I’ll be taking x-rays soon ;3


If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go?

I want to go almost everywhere…I’d love to return to Japan for a while though. I may get to next year for a bit, fingers crossed.


Who’s your best friend?

PriestessofNox ;3 Met her online with mutual interest in fandoms a few years ago, we’ve talked pretty much every day since and like to write and rp stories together.


Have you always lived in the house you do now?

Nope, but I’ve always lived in my home city in Austin, TX. Just different houses and neighborhoods.


Have you ever been out of your country?

Yep. I live in the US, but I’ve been to Germany, Japan, England, France, Ireland, Austria, Mexico…My dad travels a lot and I was lucky enough he wanted to take me and/or my sister with him sometimes.


What’s your favorite gum flavor?

Spearmint I suppose. I don’t chew gum very often to be honest, i find it kind of annoying and gross.


Do you like reading?

I love it :D I had a voracious appetite for books in school. I always had one with me and would read during lunch or recess or break. Though to be honest, some of the assigned readings in school dampened the love for a while, but it’s still there. It’s what’s also inspired my love of writing and wanting to give a lot of what I got from books back to other people.


What’s your favorite color?

I like greens and greys and blues the most. Purples are nice too.


Favorite food?

Pasta I suppose. Chinese food too. And Doughnuts.


Favorite place in your house?

My room. It’s nice to have my own space with my computer and books and things. It’s relaxing.

My questions:

1. What’s something you’re really proud of?

2. What’s your favorite real animal?

3. What’s your favorite fictional/mythical/fantasy animal?

4. What did you want to be when you were young and did that change over the years?

5. What’s your favorite TV show?

6. Do you play videogames?

7. Favorite ice cream?

8. What’s your least favorite food?

9. Favorite place to go or travel to?

10. Favorite quote?

11. Is there something you lost or can’t get anymore that you really miss?

And let’s see…I don’t talk to enough of you i know and I’m not sure about tagging some of the blogs that aren’t mutual (which aren’t many), so I’ll just tag a bunch of random followers and blogs! (Some of you are my mutuals now because I kept meaning to follow you back. I just suck)

priestessofnox, batspirk, piscinedelamort, celticchick, leonardbonsey, fireferretfanatic, guiltyhipster, reinodexibalba, mimalecki, bbcjunkie,

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"Politeness has become so rare that people mistake it for flirtation."

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tesla-effect:

Republic City School of Bending (hope I get a letter threw an eagle-owl) ~Tesla 

tesla-effect:

Republic City School of Bending (hope I get a letter threw an eagle-owl) ~Tesla 

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thepeoplesrecord:

Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014

While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.

“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”

Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.

So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”

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As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves. 

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