Warm rain smell!
Regional accents in the U.S. shown through maps
Ok, most of this stuff I’m not all that surprised about. But only a fraction of the country even uses the term “sunshower”???? My mind has genuinely just been blown.
how do you not have a word for sunshower rest of the US?
THE DEVIL IS BEATING HIS WIFE. OH MY GOD IM DYING
I say that kitsune are getting married.
oh yes this is good i like this
For most of America, Psy is a funny name, a funny face, and a funny personality. He doesn’t sing in English and most people just don’t get it leaving most of them to not take him seriously. It’s easy to strip the significance behind “Gangnam Style” down if you don’t know what it means and solely find entertainment in the Asian guy shaking his hips. But what most people don’t realize is that Psy doesn’t take himself seriously. He’s a satirist and political dissident. “Gangnam Style” was a commentary, not just a fun pop tune with a silly dance.
Gangnam is Seoul’s wealthiest and flashiest neighborhood. For South Koreans, Gangnam represents the ideal life of excess and consumerism. Psy’s character in the video is a wannabe Gangnamite. He dreams he’s living the flashy, excessive lifestyle while he’s really just like everyone else, swimming in a public pool and riding the subway. But never in the video does it seem that Psy’s character is unhappy. He’s content to play in a children’s playground and meet the girl of his dreams in the subway. “Gangnam Style” is much more that we have made it, but that’s not surprising considering Psy’s background and how little we know about it.
In America, it seems like “Gangnam Style” was Psy’s big break when in fact the song had been released on his sixth studio album and his music career hadn’t been about making flashy and catchy songs. He believes music is the key to overcoming the intolerance embedded in his country’s political systems. Throughout his career, his songs have been banned for inappropriate content and have been surrounded by controversy, not to mention the fact that he fought his mandatory military draft.
Psy is a voice for his people. He’s fighting the oppression and intolerance he sees in his culture through his music. And by ignoring his worth and his value, we’re reducing the culture of South Korea into a short man with funny pants doing a ridiculous dance."
lol when white people talk on behalf of people of color
She won’t do anything else. I’ve tried to take her outside, she doesn’t like the outdoors so she won’t run around. She doesn’t like cat toys, she doesn’t like catnip. Anything normal that cats like she just doesn’t like. (x)
stop I can’t
HELLO SNAKE. I AM SNAKE TOO! WE ARE SNAKE! WHY ARE YOU NOT MOVING, SNAKE? LET ME CUDDLE YOU TO FIND OUT. SNAKE? ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? I AM CONCERNED
That’s so cute *.*
Baby wants to play
the world wasn’t ready for the kind of knowledge pac was spittin
Tips for respecting children’s spaces, competence, and general existence from a preschool teacher:
- Listen to them
- Ask them, “Do you want to say hi to your auntie/grandma/cousin/dad/whatevs” (Hint: they will be honest and this can result in a simple hello or a hug or a…
Oh heeeeeey, look at all my cool/queer/bad ass/cute friends at Lavender Graduation (didn’t choose the background, but it happened to be zebra)! I can honestly say the UW queer community is my favorite community, so honored to call y’all my friends! (‘: <3
Can we appreciate Adrian’s face in the last one?
Y’all are so funny, especially with the hashtags :3
ok, I’m actually crying now, I am so grateful we all became friends this year