- Though somewhere between 80,000 and 100,000 people turned out at a protest in North Carolina on Saturday — a protest organized by the same people behind Moral Mondays — the mainstream media failed to report anything about the event or the movement. Even though something like 1,000 peaceful protestors got arrested.
- Despite facing a number of problems — like, say, the totally impoverished conditions of most of his people — Kim Jong-un and his people are choosing to focus on threatening war against the United States because of a Seth Rogen and James Franco movie. Really.
- Actual real-life human people are spending thousands of dollars on hand treatments for their Instagram engagement photos. One of the women quoted in this article is a teacher. Who teaches people. I don’t want to blame individuals for all the terrible self-esteem crap we all internalize every day, or condemn women for living in accordance with the values they’ve been told to prioritize, but the kind of culture that teaches us to spend thousands of dollars eliminating our own naturally-occurring sun spots in order to achieve the perfect consumerism-focused Instagram shot of our own hands is really fucked up.
i treat my body like a temple but i’m a 16th century calvinist
(Source: foxnewsofficial, via trickedouttardis)
"Abraham Lincoln came [to Peoria] on October 10, 1857, to defend a woman named Melissa Goings, charged with killing her husband with a stick of firewood during a quarrel. Lincoln entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf, and after a whispered conversation with the defendant, she left and was never seen in Peoria again. When asked what they’d been talking about, Lincoln said, ‘She wanted to know where she could get a good drink of water — and I told her there was some mighty good water in Tennessee.’"
— Garrison Keillor, Introduction, “Good Poems, American Places”