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    Today is a 2-extra-espresso-shots kind of day. Also, you know you’re tired when cocaine starts to sound like a good idea. #coffee #espresso #StarbucksIsLegalCrack

    Today is a 2-extra-espresso-shots kind of day. Also, you know you’re tired when cocaine starts to sound like a good idea. #coffee #espresso #StarbucksIsLegalCrack

    — 1 day ago
    #coffee  #espresso  #starbucksislegalcrack 
    fatfeistyandfashionable:

bathsabbath:

piscula:

skooth:

bhavatarini:

myblacksexuality:

poetofwar333:

#cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

The shade is real

i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.
    I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

    fatfeistyandfashionable:

    bathsabbath:

    piscula:

    skooth:

    bhavatarini:

    myblacksexuality:

    poetofwar333:

    #cleopatra with the nose knocked off. I wonder if people still think she was European like the movies betray…

    I still think it’s one of the most desperate things whites have done to blacks and to black history. The disrespect is outrageous. They came to our country and mentally could not fathom how these black civilizations could be so great. They literally rode through our lands and shot the noses off of our statues. Why? So that the statues would no longer resemble the African people and they could LIE about the origins of Egypt and countless other civilizations. It was a widespread practice. It’s why statues of Pharaoh’s and their wives have no noses. It’s why the Sphinx has no nose. When I was in middle and high school, we were taught that the noses had fell off due to time and poor craftsmanship! They have literally tried to teach us that our ancestors were shitty builders of noses just to hide their malicious destruction of our heritage. European fears of African peoples had to come from somewhere. I want to know what part of the history is missing. There’s something that they don’t want to be told.

    The shade is real

    i was taught that the noses fell off as well and actually continued to believe this. in retrospect this makes no sense, considering greek/roman statues pretty much always have intact noses whereas egyptian ones are always conveniently missing theirs. thank you for pointing this out to me, i hadn’t even made that connection until now.

    The bolded was me too and I am seriously embarrassed that I never even thought about how that could be false.

    Damnnn. I hate myself for not realizing this.

        I hate myself even more, since I know the ancient Egyptians created their sculptural works with the idea of permanence in mind. They were literally built to last throughout the afterlife. Notice how the majority of their monumental sculpture is stone-bound, without any protruding elements or breakable appendages. That’s because many of these sculptures were intended to house the life-force (Ka) of those they portrayed. Of their favorite materials were basalt and diorite, both extremely hard stones that were incredibly difficult to carve. Meaning a nose just doesn’t “fall off” because of “poor craftsmanship,” you would literally have to take a hammer to it. Fuckers.

    I’m embarrassed and ashamed to add myself to the list of people who where taught that the noses “fell off” as a child and never once stopped to think about how incongruous that was to everything I had been taught about the Egyptian civilizations and their propensity for lasting works of art.

    (via thoughtsvsreality)

    — 3 days ago with 93219 notes

    ink-and-roses:

    ahumblebard:

    doxian:

    I want a movie about a little girl, aged like 11-12, going through the stuggles of prepubescent girl life, with her entire inner monologue is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

    Shot of disgruntled adorable little girl.

    SLJ: I knew that Susie was a backstabbin’ motherfucker, and if anyone was going to ruin my chances of being Miss Sugar Drop Queen, it was that asshole. 

    I didn’t know I needed this in my life until now.

    This is never not funny

    (via candidlycara)

    — 3 days ago with 329919 notes

    ketchupkatz:

    Continuity Errors Caution:

    At Demon’s Run or somewhere around that time River says the Tardis doesn’t translate the Doctor’s language.

    During the Day of the Doctor it’s revealed Gallifrey did in fact not burn, but was time locked.

    Now, at the end of the episode Listen, Clara is in (presumably because the Doctor is not yet the Doctor, but in fact, still a child) Gallifrey and listening to a conversation between two people in Gallifrey!

    Am I wrong????

    Does turning the “safety” off the TARDIS in order for Clara to fly it with her memory have anything to do with this? —My thoughts out loud

    — 3 days ago with 97 notes
    #listen  #doctor who  #twelfth doctor  #clara oswald  #tardis  #dan pink  #rupert pink  #gallifrey  #time lock 
    idrawtosurvivethehiatus:

The deep and lovely dark, you would never see the stars without it - The Doctor

One of my favorite episodes now.

    idrawtosurvivethehiatus:

    The deep and lovely dark, you would never see the stars without it - The Doctor

    One of my favorite episodes now.

    — 3 days ago with 129 notes
    Tony Porter: A Call To Men
    "Tony is the original visionary and co-founder behind A CALL TO MEN: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men...Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against Women" and the visionary for the book, NFL Dads Dedicated to Daughters.

    Tony's message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations. He’s currently working with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

    Tony is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department having worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Kingdom and Brazil. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." - (x)

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via livemaialove)

    — 4 days ago with 19060 notes
    14 years old:I'm young but I know what I want. This isn't that hard, I'm all grown up already and have everything figured out.
    17 years old:Well, this is a little harder than I thought. School is almost ending. What am I going to do with my life?
    21 years old:What the fuck is going on? Where are my socks?
    — 4 days ago with 179162 notes
    #Pizza and #beer for the win.  (at Oggi’s Fullerton)

    #Pizza and #beer for the win. (at Oggi’s Fullerton)

    — 5 days ago
    #beer  #pizza 
    “A” is for Attitude

Once upon a time I won a coffee mug from a blog challenge hosted by the writers’ club I’m involved in. It was an amazing experience getting to read and interact with other bloggers while blogging from A-Z, and now it’s time to try it again.
Writers of Kern 2014 “A to Z” Blog Challenge
The 2014 A to Z challenge will begin Wednesday, September 10th and end Saturday, December 6th. Thirteen weeks, 2 posts per week equals 26 posts. Writers may choose any theme; but, each post must feature one letter of the alphabet in alphabetical order.There are two parts to the challenge:

Part 1 – Publish two blog posts a week, for thirteen weeks. Posting Wednesday and Saturday are suggested, but not required. (I will be posting on Wednesdays and Fridays to complete the challenge.)Part 2 – Visit at least five other participants’ blogs each week, leaving thoughtful comments and encouraging words.


Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson Read the rest of this page »

    “A” is for Attitude

    Once upon a time I won a coffee mug from a blog challenge hosted by the writers’ club I’m involved in. It was an amazing experience getting to read and interact with other bloggers while blogging from A-Z, and now it’s time to try it again.

    Writers of Kern 2014 “A to Z” Blog Challenge

    The 2014 A to Z challenge will begin Wednesday, September 10th and end Saturday, December 6th. Thirteen weeks, 2 posts per week equals 26 posts. Writers may choose any theme; but, each post must feature one letter of the alphabet in alphabetical order.
    There are two parts to the challenge:

    Part 1 – Publish two blog posts a week, for thirteen weeks. Posting Wednesday and Saturday are suggested, but not required. (I will be posting on Wednesdays and Fridays to complete the challenge.)
    Part 2 – Visit at least five other participants’ blogs each week, leaving thoughtful comments and encouraging words.


    Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson Read the rest of this page »

    — 5 days ago
    #attitude  #winston churchill  #walter scott  #thomas jefferson  #blogging  #writing  #challenge  #JasmineDLowe 
    “B” is for Books

So, there is a Facebook trend going on right now that asks users to list the 10 most influential books in that have stayed with them in some way. Thousands of people have completed the task and have tagged others in their post to do the same. And although I have been tagged twice, I still haven’t gotten around to doing it.
So here are the 10 most influential books that have stayed with me. If you are reading this, then I challenge you to do the same. Read the rest of this page »

    “B” is for Books

    So, there is a Facebook trend going on right now that asks users to list the 10 most influential books in that have stayed with them in some way. Thousands of people have completed the task and have tagged others in their post to do the same. And although I have been tagged twice, I still haven’t gotten around to doing it.

    So here are the 10 most influential books that have stayed with me. If you are reading this, then I challenge you to do the same. Read the rest of this page »

    — 5 days ago
    #books  #words  #influence  #aurthor  #JasmineDLowe 

    micdotcom:

    19 #WhyIStayed tweets everyone needs to see

    While many cheered the NFL’s move to (finally) punish Rice’s vicious behavior, too many media outlets immediately fell into a tired pattern of victim blaming. 

    Writer Beverly Gooden had heard enough. “I was watching the responses to the TMZ on my timeline, and I noticed a trend. People were asking ‘why did she marry him?’ and ‘why didn’t she leave him,’” Gooden told Mic. “When I saw those tweets, my first reaction was shame. The same shame that I felt back when I was in a violent marriage. It’s a sort of guilt that would make me crawl into a shell and remain silent. But today, for a reason I can’t explain, I’d had enough. I knew I had an answer to everyone’s question of why victims of violence stay. I can’t speak for Janay Rice, I can only speak for me.”

    Gooden decided to change the conversation. Follow micdotcom

    (via thechanelmuse)

    — 1 week ago with 33041 notes
    If you need an app to answer this…

    If you need an app to answer this…

    — 1 week ago
    #am i thirsty?  #quench  #beverage 
    Had a great time hanging out with the girls last night for @kksmiley’s #birthday. @morgandala @saraschacht @photogridorg (at Roman Cucina)

    Had a great time hanging out with the girls last night for @kksmiley’s #birthday. @morgandala @saraschacht @photogridorg (at Roman Cucina)

    — 1 week ago
    #birthday