Kevin Kennedy

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mattfractionblog:

this isn’t even the meanest thing john said as a beatle

Yay! My turn to be the know it all. John Lennon never said this, it was a joke made by some comedian in the 80’s (1981 I believe, I would doube check but as soon as I finish this i gotta poo). Go me!

mattfractionblog:

this isn’t even the meanest thing john said as a beatle

Yay! My turn to be the know it all. John Lennon never said this, it was a joke made by some comedian in the 80’s (1981 I believe, I would doube check but as soon as I finish this i gotta poo). Go me!

(Source: suicidewatch)

My family has always been private about our time spent together. It was our way of keeping one thing that was ours, with a man we shared with an entire world. But now that’s gone, and I feel stripped bare. My last day with him was his birthday, and I will be forever grateful that my brothers and I got to spend that time alone with him, sharing gifts and laughter. He was always warm, even in his darkest moments. While I’ll never, ever understand how he could be loved so deeply and not find it in his heart to stay, there’s minor comfort in knowing our grief and loss, in some small way, is shared with millions. It doesn’t help the pain, but at least it’s a burden countless others now know we carry, and so many have offered to help lighten the load. Thank you for that.

To those he touched who are sending kind words, know that one of his favorite things in the world was to make you all laugh. As for those who are sending negativity, know that some small, giggling part of him is sending a flock of pigeons to your house to poop on your car. Right after you’ve had it washed. After all, he loved to laugh too…

Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again.

- My only statement. My brothers’ are also online. Thank you for all your kindness, and goodbye for awhile guys. xo (via zeldawilliams)

Aug 8
elodieunderglass:

gimmeagoodcoldbeer:

ronin134:

revengeofthemudbutt:

armedplatypus:

whiskey-weather:

stonerdoomandbeagles:

shoothikedrinkfuck:

blazepress:

This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

Bad. Mother. Fucker.

 Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.Wow. Just wow. The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

I can’t not reblog this dog… his youEyes say so much

I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.
Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.
I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.
The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”
This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

A simple “It’s a girl!" would have sufficed.

elodieunderglass:

gimmeagoodcoldbeer:

ronin134:

revengeofthemudbutt:

armedplatypus:

whiskey-weather:

stonerdoomandbeagles:

shoothikedrinkfuck:

blazepress:

This three-legged decorated war hero had one leg lost to surgery after taking four rounds from an AK-47.

Bad. Mother. Fucker.


Those eyes say “Pretend to throw the tennis ball. I dare you to only pretend.”

I think those eyes say a lot more than that. He’s seen more than I ever will, done more than I’ll ever do, and his war will never be over.

He’s got Ranger scrolls on his collar. That dog is a god damn hero.

I just noticed the Purple Heart and that Scroll.
Wow. Just wow. 
The picture alone, in all it’s detail says a lot of things. god damn.

I can’t not reblog this dog… his you
Eyes say so much

I’ve never seen a dog with such a face like that. Like an old man who went to war and if you ask him about he just stiffens up and face turns to stone. 

Layka is a lady dog. Let’s remember that.

Now, it’s an understandable problem - our socialization instantly encourages us to see this rugged, sleek, military animal as a male. Three-legged hero dog with military decorations and stern-appearing eyes? TOTALLY A DUDE DOG, JUST LOOK AT HIM. It’s a programmed response, and nothing to be ashamed of - let’s just be accurate and note that Layka’s a female.

I’ve highlighted all the reblogs above where Layka is described as a hero, an old man, with male pronouns - rather than the fierce, charming heroine she is. It’s kind of a teachable moment: how does an image of an animal, displaying absolutely no secondary sex characteristics, instantly give us these fictional headcanons about its gender and gender performance? It’s an impressive demonstration of our ability to translate body language.

The photographer who took this compelling shot noted that Layka’s playful, bouncy energy made it nearly impossible for him to get a shot with her mouth closed! He ended up having to stop using the tennis ball he was using to get her attention, because it made her too excited and smiley. Based on the photos below, I think she’d have quite a sense of humor about the “where’s the tennis ball?” game!

Layka is so smiley in person that the photographer struggled to get her to pose "seriously."

Of course, the photographer did end up connecting with a fundamental aspect of Layka’s nature in the cover photo; her serious, soldier side. But that’s not all the animal is. Does the dog in the unused shots still resemble an “old man?” Is the dog in the unused shots male or female? Is it still a hero with its tongue out? Is it still admirable without a “face like stone?”

This is what I mean when I say that we have to examine the lenses of culture and society that we are always, always looking through when we talk about science biology.

A simple “It’s a girl!" would have sufficed.

Aug 2
hobolunchbox:

Video: Legolas vs. Justin Bieber

hobolunchbox:

Video: Legolas vs. Justin Bieber

tastefullyoffensive:

Conflict of Disinterest [loadingartist]

Yup, sounds about right.

Korra (season so far)

The recent troubling news about Korra reminded me that I actually planned to do little write ups after each episode. So lets catch up.

I’m slowly starting to recognise the bad guys as a credible threat, despite them appearing out of nowhere and being super powerful because “why not”. We still don’t know what they want but I do enjoy their resourcefulness, sure they may be all powerful but they are still just four people on the run with nothing but their wits to work with. I wish that there was more of an obstacle for them to overcome as things have gone quite well for them with escaping Republic city being the only real obstacle for them. Having them trampled underfoot (at least on screen, still no backstory for them) only to rise above it would help instill them as a threat. Nevertheless, at least Zaheer has proven himself as cunning and tough, though again, so far he has simply breezed through his enemies with barely a sweat.

I’m glad we weren’t at Ba Sing Se for too long. It wasn’t bad at all, it just span a similar tale to TLA season 2 with people being captured and forced to do things against their will. Also nice to see the Spirit powers used in an effective way.

Then it was time to learn about the Beifong family (Toph is still alive!) and while I enjoyed the flashback episode with Lin, I hope she doesn’t change too much after her little epiphany. Not much in the way of drive as the hero and enemy have still to really meet up in any meaningful way but still fun to hang with the Beifongs for a bit.

Then came the best episode of the bunch, last night, when Zaheer and Co. (do they have a name yet) try to capture the Avatar. It was awesome, tense, exciting (lava bending is a thing now) and by the end Team Avatar are set on their adventure, though I do think heading off alone is just asking for trouble.

It’s a shame that the best episode is also the last one to air on TV, but what you gonna do. As long as it’s showing somewhere.

superdames:

superdames:

Do NOT kiss Batman, you guys.
—Detective Comics #456 (1976) by Elliot S. Maggin & Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)

Happy Batman Day!

Batman hates cooties.

superdames:

superdames:

Do NOT kiss Batman, you guys.

—Detective Comics #456 (1976) by Elliot S. Maggin & Ernie Chan (as Ernie Chua)

Happy Batman Day!

Batman hates cooties.

tastefullyoffensive:

[noobtheloser]

tastefullyoffensive:

[mrlovenstein] (bonus comic)

What a dick.

Jul 9
  • Glamour UK: What do you get riled up about in a feminist context?
  • Gillian Anderson: A lot. I have feminist bones and when I hear things or see people react to women in certain ways I have very little tolerance.
  • Glamour UK: But don't you feel sorry for modern men? Not knowing whether they should help us with our bags and open doors for us or whether we'll see it as an affront?
  • Gillian Anderson: No. I don't feel sorry for men.
  • <p> Yes. We men are constantly faced with massive issues like whether we should hold the door or not, and those issues completely equal everything women face in their lives every single day. /s</p>