My brain exploded

“I remember working with a law school in which white men heavily dominated the faculty. They used lots of sports metaphors (doing an end run, Monday morning quarterbacking, and so on), with legal jargon thrown in for good measure. I suggested that this was not a particularly welcoming trait in their school, that in fact it was sexist, but they paid little attention. I made my point by speaking for about five minutes in dressmaking terms: putting a dart in here, a gusset there, cutting the budget on the bias so it would be more flexible, using a peplum to hide a course that might be controversial. The women in the room laughed; the men did not find it humorous….Language is power, make no mistake about it. It is used to include and exclude and to keep people and systems in their places.”
— Frances E. Kendall, Understanding White Privilege (via nadashannon)

(Source: brutereason, via sonnetscrewdriver)


Moffat’s Female Characters Top Trumps

I would like to make it clear that I adore these characters in other aspects. I am not attacking the characters themselves, only the problematic and shitty ways in which they were written.

(via sonnetscrewdriver)

“David and Nigel are like poets, you know, like Shelley or Byron, or people like that. The two totally distinct types of visionaries, it’s like fire and ice, and I feel my role in the band is to be kind of the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water.”
— From This Is Spinal Tap, a film about the clash between ice and fire in an effort to make songs. At some point in the final two books, I’m sure we’re going to see Lord Derek of House Smalls (sigil: a metal-clad courgette) appear from nowhere to claim the Iron Throne. The story of Westeros will continue in a jazz odyssey…





Government, Monty Python Style

Still brilliantly funny all these years later.


whenever i find monty python casually just on my dashboard i just blink a few times and then get super fucking excited because i don’t see them as much as i’d like to on tumblr

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Reblog for the last one

it’s a game show where everyone eats the furniture in a room and tries to see which is made of chocolate

the last guy makes me laugh so hard every time hahaha

(Source: iraffiruse, via quantumblog)

Jon Stewart and Matt Taibbi discuss the different treatment afforded to ‘street’ based drug users and white-collar criminals profiting from the drug trade.

(Source: sandandglass, via quaequamblog)