1. clambistro:

    Ahh, it’s back

    (Source: videohall, via conquerorwurm)

     
     

  2. southernlist:

    cloudcuckoolander527:

    tokilladm:

    What if colleges only made you pay the percentage of tuition that you failed, so if you got an average of 86 for the year you’d only have to pay 14% of the tuition, but if you got a 94 then it’d only be 6%. That way we’d be rewarding the success and even if you flunked the semester, you still wouldn’t have to pay for ALL of the tuition

    You are the future. 

    Please run for president

    (via perpetualvelocity)

     
  3. swimclubboys:

    Nagisa trying to hold back tears is going to kill me

     
  4. bregma:

    kevinrfree:

    charlienight:

    commanderbishoujo:

    bogleech:

    prokopetz:

    johnlockinthetardiswithdestiel:

    truthandglory:

    assbanditkirk:

    whoa canada

    someone needs to turn down that sass level

    Two things to know about Canada!

    1. We are smart enough to know hot things should be hot.
    2. We are sorry if you don’t

    fun story about the reason they do that (at least in America)

    once this lady spilled her McDonald’s coffee on herself and ended up getting like 3rd degree burns and since there was no warning on the cup she was able to claim she didn’t know it would be hot (or at least that hot) and won a lawsuit against McDonald’s for $1 million

    That’s what the media smear campaign against her would have you believe, anyway. The truth of the matter is that the McDonald’s in question had previously been cited - on at least two separate occasions - for keeping their coffee so hot that it violated local occupational health and safety regulations. The lady didn’t win her lawsuit because American courts are stupid; she won it because the McDonald’s she bought that coffee from was actively and knowingly breaking the law with respect to the temperature of its coffee at the time of the incident.

    (I mean, do you have any idea what a third-degree burn actually is? Third-degree burns involve “full thickness” tissue damage; we’re talking bone-deep, with possible destruction of tissue. Can you even imagine how hot that cup of coffee would have to have been to inflict that kind of damage in the few seconds it was in contact with her skin?)

    Yeah I’m tired of people joking about either the “stupid” woman who didn’t know coffee was hot or the “greedy” woman making up bullshit to get money.

    She was hideously injured by hideous irresponsibility, it was an absolutely legitimate lawsuit and the warning on the cups basically allows McDonalds to claim no responsibility even if it happens again. Every other company followed suit to cover their asses.

    So they can still legally serve you something that could sear off the end of your tongue or permanently demolish the front of your gums and just give you a big fat middle finger in court. “The label SAID it would be HOT, STUPID.”

    obligatory reblog for the great debunking of the usual ignorance spouted about this case

    obligatory mention that the media smear campaign to twist teh facts on this case and get public opinion against the victim was deliberate and fueled by the right wing tort reform movement

    it was seized upon to limit the rights of consumers to hold giant corporations accountable for wrongdoing

    watch the documentary Hot Coffee, it lays out all of the facts and examines the response to this case and explains why everything you think you know about this case is bullshit, and explains why tort reform is bullshit in an entertaining and informative manner

    The woman injured in Liebeck v. McDonald’s Restaurants was 79 years old at the time of her injuries, and suffered third-degree burns to the pelvic region (including her thighs, buttocks, and groin), which in combination with lesser burns in the surrounding regions caused damage to an area totaling a whopping 22% of her body’s surface. These injuries that required two years of intensive medical care, including multiple skin grafts; during her hospitalization, Stella Liebeck lost around 20% of her starting body weight.

    She was uninsured and sued McDonald’s Restaurants for the cost of her past and projected future medical care, an estimated $20,000. The corporation offered a settlement of $800, a number so obviously ridiculous that I’m not even going to dignify it with any further explanation.

    The settlement number most often quoted is not the amount that the corporation actually paid; the jury in the first trial suggested a payment equal to a day or two of coffee revenues for McDonald’s, which at the time totaled more than $1 million per diem. The judge reduced the required payout to around $640,000 in both compensatory and punitive damages, and the case was later settled out of court for less than $600,000.

    Keep in mind that at the time, McDonald’s already had over 700 cases of complaints about coffee-related burns on file, but continued to sell coffee heated to nearly 200 degrees Fahrenheit (around 90 degrees Celsius) as a means of boosting sales (their selling point was that one could buy the coffee, drive to a second location such as work or home, and still have a piping hot beverage). This in spite of the fact that most restaurants serve coffee between 140 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit (60 to 71 degrees Celsius), and many coffee experts agree that such high temperatures are desirable only during the brewing process itself.

    The Liebeck case was absolutely not an example of litigation-happy Americans expecting corporations to cover their asses for their own stupidity, but we seem determined to remember it that way. It’s an issue of liability, and the allowable lengths of capitalism, and even of the way in which our society is incredibly dangerous for and punitive towards the uninsured, but it was not and is not a frivolous suit. Please check your assumptions and do your research before you turn a burn victim’s suffering into a throwaway punchline.

    jesus, i actually didn’t know about any of this, thanks for clearing that up

    (via crayola-doesnt-suck)

     

  5. in case youre still looking for a decent drawing program

    nepeter:

    have you tried mypaint?

    • its free
    • its open source
    • works for windows, linux and mac
    • 90% of the window space is where you draw, no clunky and messed up menus
    • performance-wise
    • supports layers
    • the canvas is basically unlimited, the program automatically chooses a dimension for your picture when you save
    • easy (but not too limited) brush creation
    • overall fucking awesome

    image

    obligatory screenshot

    (Source: shalrath, via art-reference)

    Tagged #art tools
     

  6. wheremythoughtsare:

    Do not ground your child because you caught them putting a cigarette flame to their wrist.

    Do not discipline your child because they have cuts on their thighs.

    Do not threaten to put your child in a mental institution because their only escape is self-harm.

    Do not teach your children that if they open up to you about the scars on their bodies, the only thing they will get in return is punishment.

    (via sketchyscenario)

    Tagged #PARENTING
     
  7. dynastylnoire:

    micdotcom:

    One chart says it all about the government and female bodies 

    We’re only halfway through 2014, and state legislators have already introduced a whopping 468 restrictions intended to limit, control or otherwise regulate women’s reproductive rights.

    How many comparable bills have been introduced to regulate men’s reproductive health care during this period? Zero. 

    Something’s very wrong with this picture.

    What would restricting male reproductive rights even look like? | Follow micdotcom

    welp

    (via perpetualvelocity)

    Tagged #politics
     
  8. Tagged #wow #military
     
  9. xcarolynnn:

    cloudydayrealestate:

    the satisfaction

    One time in like 5th grade I had this teacher and she gave us all bottles of shit like this and told us to squeeze it all out and of course we were like fuck yeah and did it and then she said, “Now, try and shove it all back in the container.” Of course we all tried, and then stared at her confused as shit. When we all obviously gave up, she said, “In the moment, you were so consumed with what you were doing that you didn’t realize the mess you were making. Then, after it was so quickly and easily poured out, you realize it is impossible to put it all back in. Remember this for the rest of your lives when it comes to the words that come out of your mouth” and we were like 10 so we were like yeah ok whatever lady, but somehow to this day I think of it constantly. 

    (Source: officialkirstie, via untiemeplease)

     
  10. jeniac:

    Never stop believing precious penguin boy

    (via untiemeplease)

    Tagged #CUTIE #X3 #nagisa
     

  11. fallenforminaj:

    Monster - Nicki Minaj (verse)

    (via untiemeplease)

     
  12. mimimonlon:

    can you imagine if it turned out Fakir and Rue were siblings and everyone found out about it

    imagine

     
  13. andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

    monobeartheater:

    absorr:

    ultrafacts:

    Source For more posts like this, CLICK HERE to follow Ultrafacts

     Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”

    AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE

    So that’s the function of a rubber duck.

    (via nekovale)

     
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