I won’t soon forget the events that took place in #ferguson…will you?
With how spooky Weekend at Freddy’s is, I hope people are going back and looking at real life scary food mascots like the Showbiz Pizza Bear.
i think Dick the Birthday Boy is more important here
This is still so fucked
This 144-Year-Old Wisteria In Japan Looks Like A Pink Sky
These stunning photographs, which look like a glorious late evening sky with dashes of pink and purple, are actually pictures of Japan’s largest wisteria (or wistaria, depending on whom you ask) plant.
This plant, located in Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan, is certainly not the largest in the world, but it still comes in at an impressive 1,990 square meters (or half an acre) and dates back to around 1870 (the largest, at about 4,000 square meters, is the wisteria vine in Sierra Madre, California). Although wisterias can look like trees, they’re actually vines. Because its vines have the potential to get very heavy, this plant’s entire structure is held up on steel supports, allowing visitors to walk below its canopy and bask in the pink and purple light cast by its beautiful hanging blossoms.
Image credits: Takao Tsushima
Everyday I’m introduced to something educational on Tumblr. This is an example. If you’d like to see this video, click here.
The woman who runs this exercise has been doing it since the day after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. This line really made a big impact on me:
"Things are better than they were when I was 13. They’re not as good as they were when I was 50.”
While progressives have made strides forward, I think that there’s now greater resistance to change than there was before. I’m not sure why. I think part of it is a sense of dissatisfaction with where we are now; terms like “political correctness” come from a cynicism born of seeing that what we say does not often translate into real change.
It can be hard to admit that we’ve let things we know are wrong happen anyway. It’s especially tough to admit that we didn’t even notice them happening. And it can be downright humiliating to apologize for it, especially when it doesn’t seem to make a lick of difference.
But the alternative is worse.