Monday, September 1, 2014

youreagoodliar:

pyrrhiccomedy:

moniquill:

accioharo:

blackandyellowdoodles:

justacynicalirishman:

babyshibe:

doctorgaylove:

thecoppercow:

That Mysterious “S” Thing We Used to Draw (by the1janitor)

We used to draw this as kids and it’s always confused me. It still really bothers me tbh.

This is really creepy tbh.

yeah we used to draw these! around 2002. at the time i was told it was like the slipknot logo but now i know it’s totally not. but we did used to get in trouble for drawing them.

we never got in trouble with them. I had them all over my school planner lol. 

(We did call them ‘super S’) 

There’s this awesome book I read called ‘The People in the Playground’ which concerns the observations of an anthropologist on children’s folklore: the stuff that kids independently teach one another in school yards and playgrounds that has no real connection to adult lore and media. This is a great example of it, as are hand clapping and jump rope verses.


If you can finish the lines “Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack all dressed in black black black…” or ‘Hinky Pinky Ponky, Daddy had a donkey…”or “Miss Suzy had a steamboat…” or “Engine Engine number nine…”

stop and think about where you learned them.


It probably wasn’t from an adult or out of a book or in any formal way. It was from another kid; someone a grade ahead of you or someone’s older sibling or something. Who learned it the same way.

This is CHILD lore. Sometimes a fad will come and go in a single age cohort, sometimes it’ll last for generations. It’s kind of awesome.

The idea of child lore and a distinct child culture is really interesting, especially when you consider that children have a few traditions that go back hundreds of years.

For example: did you ever play “Quaker’s meeting?” Quaker’s meeting has begun, no more laughter, no more fun…that dates back two centuries

And of course there’s “Ring around the rosie,” which goes all the way back to the time of the black plague.

Children pass these things down among themselves as part of a legacy they lack the context to fully understand; but you could say the same thing about most adult traditions. That unbroken chain of shared knowledge connects their play to the play of children from hundreds of years ago, without any adult input or encouragement.

That’s cool.

The thing about this S is that at the time it was literally the logo for the high school that my middle school fed into so we were all convinced that we were the only ones who knew what it was so when it showed up on Tumblr I was shocked because I didn’t understand why everyone knew the logo for my high school.

humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…(Juba, South Sudan)

humansofnewyork:

Today in microfashion…

(Juba, South Sudan)

Clara, the Twelfth Doctor, and female character costume design in Doctor Who.

So far, Doctor Who has been very good at providing realistic costumes for its female leads. Rose’s hair, makeup and fashion sense looked appropriate for a 19-year-old girl who grew up in a London council estate. Donna wore clothes that implied she shopped in bog-standard department stores, while Martha, a doctor from a more middle-class family, looked a bit more put-together.

Then once we reach the Moffat era, both of Amy’s jobs (“kissogram” and fashion model) were based on her attractiveness, so her casual-but-beautiful appearance made sense. But Clara’s fashion sense was always a lot harder to pin down, partly because the show failed to tell us much about her as a person. The idea of her being vain and egocentric was introduced this season, but with little to back it up except the Doctor’s many inexplicable comments about her appearance.

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mathed-potatoes:

englishproblems:

An english major in math class

In honor of September 1st, the start of the next term at Hogwarts

mathed-potatoes:

englishproblems:

An english major in math class

In honor of September 1st, the start of the next term at Hogwarts

heymadmoizelle:

Our video about the menstrual cup is now online with English subtitles! Please feel free to share and spread the word around the globe! 

Et pour les francophones, ça se passe par ici.


And check out our YouTube channel, full of many music videos and other awesome stuff!

lacigreen:

onemaytolerateaworldfullofdemons:

The only sort of pictures you should be reblogging of Jennifer Lawrence

have unfollowed 20+ blogs on here already and i will unfollow anyone else who reblogs nude photos taken NON-CONSENSUALLY from these women.  it is sexual violation (fueled by the objectification of women) and anybody who participates that is the literal scum of the earth

acnlapparel:

petal-parasol:

YOOO WHAT’S THIS A NEW TUTORIAL??

I’ve seen lots of people wonder about scarves so here ya go, now you can make scarves and just about anything else. Enjoy!<3

!!!

chrissyplaysdressup:

CON PHOTOS!!!! These people were so rad ;u; haha I had so much fun!!!! Dragoncon you are suffocating sometimes but I love you <3

twoburgers:

Yesterday my husband said that “DIva Cup shotglass” would be a good item for Cringeworthy, except you’d have to use too many words to explain what a Diva Cup is, and I said I’m pretty sure Chris Hardwick knows what a Diva Cup is, and then this happened.

twoburgers:

Yesterday my husband said that “DIva Cup shotglass” would be a good item for Cringeworthy, except you’d have to use too many words to explain what a Diva Cup is, and I said I’m pretty sure Chris Hardwick knows what a Diva Cup is, and then this happened.

nom-food:

Caprese grilled cheese