like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?
this isnt even an exaggeration
like at all
Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better!
(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)
I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr
Whoever does social media for the Smithsonian is awesome.
DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced the addition of a black female heroine (gasp!) to its repertoire of white dogs, green ogres, snails, Neanderthals, pandas, white people and Antz. In doing so, it joins an elite club consisting of … well, nobody.
Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character.
SHES VOICED BY RIHANNA
IM GONN A FUCKING E X PLODE
In case anyone’s wondering, I’ve heard of ASAN (Autism Self-Advocacy Network) as an alternative, if raising awareness/donatng to charities is your thing.
For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…
this is SO COOL oh man
While under the effects of a love potion administered by Chapel, Spock refers to her as ‘darling’, which I found terribly jarring. And yet I can’t decide whether or not my new headcanon is Spock calling Jim ‘darling’ once they get together.
SPOCK: I should have known, Darling.
KIRK: Known? Known what? …Spock, what should you have known?
SPOCK: This simple feeling…
*The Wrath of Khan*
KIRK: ’It was the best of times, it was the worst of times’ …Message, Spock?
SPOCK: None of that I’m conscious of …except, of course, happy birthday, Darling …surely the best of times.
*The Search for Spock*
KIRK: You saved the ship, …You saved us all. Don’t you remember?
SPOCK: Jim, …Darling… your name is Jim.
*The Voyage Home*
KIRK: Spock, where the hell is the power you promised me?
SPOCK: One damn minute, Darling.
Headcanon accepted. (it’s the colourful metaphor that sells it)
Peggielene Bartels, A.K.A. King Peggy, is currently the King of Otuam, Ghana. She was chosen to be one of only three female kings in Ghana, and when she discovered that male chauvinists wanted her to only be a figurehead, she said: “They were treating me like I am a second-class citizen because I am a woman. I said, ‘Hell no, you’re not going to do this to a woman!’” When she encountered corruption and the threat of embezzlement to the royal funds, she declared “I’m going to squeeze their balls so hard their eyes pop!”
King Peggy has maintained her work in Ghana’s embassy in Washington, D.C. while making education affordable in Otuam, installing borehead wells to produce clean drinking water, enforcing incarceration laws to deal with domestic violence, replenishing the royal coffers by taxing Otuam’s fishing industry to improve life in the village, and appointing three women to her council.
“Nobody should tell you, ‘You’re a woman, you can’t do it,’” she insists. “You can do it. Be ready to accept it when the calling comes.”
Quoted from the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Ms. Magazine.
What a beautiful badass woman.
King Peggy has been on my blog before but this is my goddamn blog and I will have King Peggy on here twice if I want.
MORE FEMALE KINGS.
Always reblog King Peggy, who is on my dash far less than she should be. Did you know she has written a book about her life? It is great, and you should all get right on that if you haven’t already.
Watching the second episode of Misfits, season one. We don’t get fancy titles, just ‘Episode Two’.
— Nathan’s step-dad (or mom’s live-in; whatever). Poke him with a stick, chase him off, have to go deal with old people - all in a day’s work.
— No matter what freaky shit is going down, telling…
oh my god paradox space brings me so much relief. homestuck won’t be over and all the friendships and memories we’ve made won’t just dissipate and i am beside myself with joy.
i can’t wait to see it unravel, and i’m so very glad that we’ll be in it for this totally new chapter of the story!
also i just want to know how dad egbert got kicked out of cirque du soleil.