Bailey is not a first name!

translugia:

*tips muppet* m’namana

The English “please” is short for “if you please,” “if it pleases you to do this” — it is the same in most European languages (French si il vous plait, Spanish por favor). Its literal meaning is “you are under no obligation to do this.” “Hand me the salt. Not that I am saying that you have to!” This is not true; there is a social obligation, and it would be almost impossible not to comply. But etiquette largely consists of the exchange of polite fictions (to use less polite language, lies). When you ask someone to pass the salt, you are also giving them an order; by attaching the word “please,” you are saying that it is not an order. But, in fact, it is.

In English, “thank you” derives from “think,” it originally meant, “I will remember what you did for me” — which is usually not true either — but in other languages (the Portuguese obrigado is a good example) the standard term follows the form of the English “much obliged” — it actually does means “I am in your debt.” The French merci is even more graphic: it derives from “mercy,” as in begging for mercy; by saying it you are symbolically placing yourself in your benefactor”s power — since a debtor is, after all, a criminal. Saying “you’re welcome,” or “it’s nothing” (French de rien, Spanish de nada) — the latter has at least the advantage of often being literally true — is a way of reassuring the one to whom one has passed the salt that you are not actually inscribing a debit in your imaginary moral account book. So is saying “my pleasure” — you are saying, “No, actually, it’s a credit, not a debit — you did me a favor because in asking me to pass the salt, you gave me the opportunity to do something I found rewarding in itself!” ….
David Graeber in Debt: The First 5,000 Years (via mongoosenamedt)

werewolfmonarch:

remember the website where they didnt properly format the html so the text just kept getting bigger

http://www.sewingandembroiderywarehouse.com/embtrb.htm

Every goddamn time I look at this page I am busting a gut laughing by about the third paragraph

rangerkimmy:

had an odd dream last night and a tumblr friend was in it briefly???

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how did I miss this???

beltsquid:

somarysueme:

….. is anyone gonna say it?

I mean it this is important.

trelkez:

onionhighonionandrenown:

how-i-met-my-otp:

mysweetcupoftea:

HIMYM AU: Barney finds out that Robin works for S.H.I.E.L.D as Agent Hill (Part 1)

They’re mixing two different universes together and yet it still makes waaay more sense than the finale.

….you know what, it really does.

HIMYM finale headcanon accepted. And then they pretend to get divorced and Robin/Maria distances herself from her friends and a couple years later someone captures footage of Maria Hill during a big superhero battle and she has to come clean to everybody and THEY ALL RESUME BEING FRIENDS AND NONE OF THE REST OF THE FINALE HAPPENS and also, later, the group accidentally meets the Avengers, and Barney spends the entire time convinced Tony is hitting on Robin (which Tony plays into to screw with him) and Lily, Tracy and Natasha disappear somewhere to bond and Steve is both charmed and weirded out by Marshall and Ted is left to try and socialize with Clint, who just sits there quietly letting Ted dig himself a deeper and deeper hole as his questions and overtures get more and more awkward. 

And Robin/Maria is all, “I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN. I KNEW IT. KNOCK THAT OFF RIGHT NOW. YES, YOU.”

So Tony lets Barney off the hook and Barney immediately starts awkwardly fanboying all over him, and Clint lets Ted off the hook and cracks up and Ted is all “wait what you have a facial expression?!

And Robin/Maria goes to find Natasha and drink until the whole thing is over. Never again. This is never happening ever again. (It happens again.)

I’m tired of non-fat people thinking it’s a miracle when fat people are talented.

Shakethecobwebs

Is it still cool to say reply with just “this” because … THIS.

(via shakethecobwebs)

y’all I watched this Nightline episode and it was featuring the new Broadway show Aladdin and the guy who plays the Genie is a pretty hefty dude right and the Nightline reporter is all amazed by his moves and he calls her shit out like, “Now if I was a skinny guy out there just jumping around you wouldn’t be all that impressed! But when you see a 300 pound guy you can’t help but be amazed!” or something to that effect and it was fucking brillianttttt.

(via locutieofborg)

hotdad-erwinsmith:

fellas to my left…honeys on my right…folks who don’t fit into the gender binary levitate above me in cool poses…

fleetvale:

dean said ‘unusual suits’ and i was like ‘yes ok’

kangaya:

aight! i gotta get ready for school now, here’s connie and pearl playing holochess, aka the best drawing request anyone has ever gotten ever.
(pearl gets too cocky and almost loses)

kangaya:

aight! i gotta get ready for school now, here’s connie and pearl playing holochess, aka the best drawing request anyone has ever gotten ever.

(pearl gets too cocky and almost loses)

wackyshenanigans:

Before you dismiss your fanfiction idea as stupid, remember that Disney made a Hamlet AU with singing lions and a happy ending and it was one of their most beloved and successful films.

sofapizza:

retrofuturs:

3D Printing

what a time to be alive.

sofapizza:

retrofuturs:

3D Printing

what a time to be alive.