vondell-swain:

at the end of All Yesterdays (the extremely good book about imagining and illustrating dinosaurs in complex speculative ways i was talking about yesterday) there’s a section where they prove the point about the fact that we need to be more open to imagining skin coverings and…

It’s neat to imagine that we have NO IDEA what dinosaurs actually looked like.

b-o-n-e-r-i-n-g:

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Art, Graphics and Advertising History
How the (Zebra) Got Its Spots
Mattachine Society Inc, of New York 1966
Poster reads: Homosexuals are different…. but… we believe they have the right to be. We believe that the civil rights and human dignity of homosexuals are as precious as those of any other citizen… we believe that the homosexual has the right to live, work and participate in a free society.
Mattachine defends the rights of homosexuals and tries to create a climate of understanding and acceptance.
(note: The Mattachine Society was one of the first public support/ally/equality resource groups in the United States. )

I know this isn’t on the more ‘extreme’ subject matter I tend to post, but I’ve loved this poster for a year or so now. It’s incredibly cute, utterly sweet and it embodies mentality I believe everyone should have when addressing any issue:
It’s important to realise that everybody has differences that they cannot control. Whether it’s in terms of sexuality, gender identity, obscure fantasies, weight, appearance, ability (the list goes on), the key to genuine, heartfelt acceptance is through the understanding that difference is a good thing.
I’ve seen people in the LGBT community hating on femme dudes for “not fitting in with the crowd and making gays look freaky or annoying”, I’ve seen supposedly ‘sex-positive’ campaigns tell people to ‘fix’ their stranger desires, rather than to educate themselves and become comfortable and considerate with their attractions. I’ve seen perfectly well-meaning people unknowingly perpetuate bodyshaming and transphobic cultural standards simply by using phrases which imply that these people should be working to blend in with society and become a part of “The Norm”.
Instead, this simple, aged poster offers more of a positive message than what I’ve heard people in my own generation say today: you don’t need to “have your place”, but you don’t have to feel like a rebel for stepping outside of what is seen as normality - you have aspects that others may not be able to relate to or understand, but that does not determine your worth as a member of society. You have your right to exist in your truest form.
Maybe it’s just the cute zebra, but every time I see this poster I can’t help but feel a little bit better.

b-o-n-e-r-i-n-g:

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Art, Graphics and Advertising History

How the (Zebra) Got Its Spots

Mattachine Society Inc, of New York 1966

Poster reads: Homosexuals are different…. but… we believe they have the right to be. We believe that the civil rights and human dignity of homosexuals are as precious as those of any other citizen… we believe that the homosexual has the right to live, work and participate in a free society.

Mattachine defends the rights of homosexuals and tries to create a climate of understanding and acceptance.

(note: The Mattachine Society was one of the first public support/ally/equality resource groups in the United States. )

I know this isn’t on the more ‘extreme’ subject matter I tend to post, but I’ve loved this poster for a year or so now. It’s incredibly cute, utterly sweet and it embodies mentality I believe everyone should have when addressing any issue:

It’s important to realise that everybody has differences that they cannot control. Whether it’s in terms of sexuality, gender identity, obscure fantasies, weight, appearance, ability (the list goes on), the key to genuine, heartfelt acceptance is through the understanding that difference is a good thing.

I’ve seen people in the LGBT community hating on femme dudes for “not fitting in with the crowd and making gays look freaky or annoying”, I’ve seen supposedly ‘sex-positive’ campaigns tell people to ‘fix’ their stranger desires, rather than to educate themselves and become comfortable and considerate with their attractions. I’ve seen perfectly well-meaning people unknowingly perpetuate bodyshaming and transphobic cultural standards simply by using phrases which imply that these people should be working to blend in with society and become a part of “The Norm”.

Instead, this simple, aged poster offers more of a positive message than what I’ve heard people in my own generation say today: you don’t need to “have your place”, but you don’t have to feel like a rebel for stepping outside of what is seen as normality - you have aspects that others may not be able to relate to or understand, but that does not determine your worth as a member of society. You have your right to exist in your truest form.

Maybe it’s just the cute zebra, but every time I see this poster I can’t help but feel a little bit better.

.@stratbuzz at #Stanford.  (at Encina Hall)

.@stratbuzz at #Stanford. (at Encina Hall)

dragondicks:

in the future I really hope that humanity breeds moths that are the size of cats and you can keep them as pets. tarantulas would also be acceptable

I agree utterly and completely.

Yess hot pot  (at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot)

Yess hot pot (at Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot)

dudewithabow:

"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."

Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]

this is just my recent life story

hatfights:

Yo, this wasn’t attributed, but it should be because it’s funny as h*ck.
This is just one of a ton of Dog Classifieds by Josh “Livestock” Boruff from Something Awful.

hatfights:

Yo, this wasn’t attributed, but it should be because it’s funny as h*ck.

This is just one of a ton of Dog Classifieds by Josh “Livestock” Boruff from Something Awful.

becausebirds:

Temminck’s Tragopan Pheasant.

Look at its blue dangly thing! (wattle)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

starberryboos:


"ey touch my bongos"


i am still laughing at this i am so sorry i just rly want to share it with you allits important history

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

starberryboos:

"ey touch my bongos"

i am still laughing at this i am so sorry
i just rly want to share it with you all
its important history

Such Future Islands wow  (at The Catalyst)

Such Future Islands wow (at The Catalyst)

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

starberryboos:


"ey touch my bongos"


i am still laughing at this i am so sorry i just rly want to share it with you allits important history

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

starberryboos:

"ey touch my bongos"

i am still laughing at this i am so sorry
i just rly want to share it with you all
its important history