sixpenceee:

Welsh house painter John Renie died in 1832. The unusual inscription on his grave takes the form of a grid, 19 squares across and 15 squares high. In each square is a letter.

You can make out some clear words. “Here” and “Lies” are in that in that string above, and you can see the start of “John.” But why the jumble?

After 170 years, a local TV station finally analyzed it, determining that it was a type of acrostic puzzle. Starting at the H in the very center and working outward, the sentence “Here Lies John Renie” can be read in 46000 different ways!

Some say he was trying to keep his soul safe from the devil by confusing him. Others say he was just having a bit of fun.

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Dude….

meme4u:

crush?

thirstiest:

nentindo:

hokeyfright:

can the science side of tumblr explain this

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swag • per • a • tion /swaəgpərashion/

adj. To channel the swagger inside of you and turn it into pure teleportation energy.

i.e. “dude, this party blows, i’m swagperating out of here”

this person wrote a noun, listed it as an adjective, and defined and used it as a verb

ellendegeneres:

It’s called Hoop Dee Do Me

memewhore:

Walking out of school/work on a Friday be like .. #WoodyRemake

cousin. not daughter.

Either way, don’t let strangers give her apples.

"Joe Biden Uses Anti-Semitic Slur, Denounced By Anti-Defamation League"

Dude……

foralltheweeks:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:







Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:


I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 


It killed me that no one saw that this was clearly about different dance styles.

foralltheweeks:

lierdumoa:

benwinstagram:

tru

So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.

One could conceivably argue that  any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.

However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:

We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.

All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:

Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:

I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women. 

It killed me that no one saw that this was clearly about different dance styles.

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

that-awkward-zoroark:

Pokemon shamming

gunshowcomic:

the frog you are trying to reach is currently unavailable 
A new friend! Heidi! Neat. ANYHOO, since I got that Pinocchio comic happening a week and some days from now, Gunshow updates will change to be on Tuesday and Thursday instead, since Pinocchio will be M-W-F. That way you get something every day of the week, and two things on Wednesday (BACK). So yeah. Not next week but the week after, Gunshow will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Okay. Good hustle team!!

gunshowcomic:

the frog you are trying to reach is currently unavailable 

A new friend! Heidi! Neat. ANYHOO, since I got that Pinocchio comic happening a week and some days from now, Gunshow updates will change to be on Tuesday and Thursday instead, since Pinocchio will be M-W-F. That way you get something every day of the week, and two things on Wednesday (BACK). So yeah. Not next week but the week after, Gunshow will be Tuesdays and Thursdays. Okay. Good hustle team!!

americxanhorrorstory:

Ryan Murphy: Yes Evan Peters and Emma Roberts will have a relationship during Freak Show.

AHS Fandom:

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