(Source: drunkstiles)

beautifall:

I feel like Tumblr should be talking about this more?

merylstreeeps:

Happy 55th Birthday, Emma Thompson!

b. 15th April 1959

"I’m not fiddling about with myself. We’re in this awful youth-driven thing now where everybody needs to look 30 at 60. The trick is to age honestly and make it look great so that everyone looks forward to it."

broadlybrazen:

genebeanbelcher:

kindness is cooler than being a jerk. i like kind people way more than i like people who are butts, even though probably people who are butts have their own reasons for being a butt and it’s not like anyone is a butt 24/7 like sometimes you’re just off, yanno? sometimes i have been a butt. i am often a butt. where was i going with this. idk

YES

i hate it when people equate being kind with being boring - kindness is hard, it requires emotional work and energy even when it’s relatively easy, and it’s often not easy at all

being kind =/= being nice; niceness has its uses, but being nice has nothing to do with ethics and everything to do with delicate social balancing. niceness is about not rocking the boat, smoothing things over, niceness can be brutal in its determination to sweep past inconveniences; you can be unjust and unfair and still manage a veneer of “niceness”; nice does not require kind, or vice versa

(I’ve met plenty of people who wouldn’t lift a finger to help you if you needed it but they observed all the social niceties when stepping aside, and it was somehow excusable that they were unkind at the core because they were nice about it; conversely I know people who are blunt and caustic who would help, every time, people who might not manage nice but would always, always try to be kind)

kindness requires exertion of the heart and soul, kindness will fucking cost you (and you might willingly pay, but there’s still a price, it doesn’t come easy or free), and that is really fucking difficult, why do people undersell it?

i’m not talking about flashy movie battles against supervillains, either; i’m talking about the cumulative effect of all the little things, the hundred small conscientious ways in which people take up stewardship and accountability for their communities, the quiet unglamorous tasks to minister unto others

i am so sick of our cultural obsession with brooding self-absorbed jerks; they’re not clever or cute and those stories don’t do shit for me, they don’t give me hope or strength or help, they just make me want to give up and not bother

but people who keep trying, who want to be as good as they know how (even if they sometimes suck at it), they give me hope

they’re fighting, too, but it’s not brooding antihero nihilism; it’s so much more interesting than that

kindness in the face of all the bad things is a giant glowing fuck you, it’s defiance in the darkness, it means looking at all the bullshit in the world and still deciding to love wholly and generously and ferociously

that stubborn furious struggle is so fucking fascinating

IT IS PUNK TO BE KIND

riverlight82:

minim-calibre:

thewinterwidow:

pierogi-jarskie:

smithsonian:

Protip: This is a really bad question to ask when visiting the National Mall. We have 8 buildings surrounding the Mall, and a total of 19 museums, 9 research centers and the National Zoo. A S.H.I.E.L.D agent should know better! 

(We think she means the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in this case.)  

I love that this is on the Smithsonian’s tumblr

#i was about to get annoyed about someone taking this too seriously but then i saw who posted it

Sometimes I want a job being the snarky social media person for something.

Dear smithsonian, you’re doing it right.

(Source: runakvaed)

madmoll:

jokerofish:

Never over it.

Never forget.

ennuijolras:

okay so alan tudyk is at new orleans comic con 

and someone asked him one of his favorite memories from filming firefly and he told the best story from filming “objects in space”

so basically since wash and zoe and most of the crew are locked in their rooms for the episode, all alan had to do was lay in bed for filming

so he got there early so he could sleep on set and he was about to fall asleep when gina came in and went “damn it. looks like we had the same idea. okay, scoot over.” and they napped together 

how fucking cute is that

stopthatimp:

nonasuch:

additionally, I CANNOT GET OVER Steve’s fucking Sadness Errands that he keeps running around DC, like, his schedule literally goes

6 AM: jogging

7:15: unburden soul to total stranger, lacking better options

3 PM: visit own museum exhibit to stare at the Dead Best Friend Wall

4:30: attempt meaningful human connection with sole surviving contemporary; fail due to Alzheimer’s

6 PM: dinner for one

7 PM: contemplate own loneliness, probably

but…this isn’t that bad???? like:

6 AM: exercise

7:15 AM: reach out to stranger, MAKE A FRIEND!

3 PM: make meaningful connection with his own legend, learning more about modern American culture and his own post-“death” history/the history of people he knew during the war

4:30 PM: visit Peggy, which is admittedly sad, but not that much sadder than the average person who has a dying grandparent or w/e

6 PM: PEOPLE EAT DINNER FOR ONE ALL THE TIME

7 PM: HE COULD READ A BOOK OR SOMETHING, CANON SAYS HE’S BEEN CATCHING UP ON ALL KINDS OF CULTURAL STUFF HE MISSED

bury me in a tomb and have that tomb incinerate all mentions of ~tragic steve in a 10-mile radius. LIVING WITH SADNESS! IS NOT THE SAME THING AS HAVING A LIFE OF UNENDING TRAGEDY! HE IS TRYING TO LIVE! HE IS DOING A GOOD JOB! GO STEVE!

Important intelligence analysis

melannen:

Headcanon: Abed only got his job at SHIELD as a spousal benefit when they recruited Troy for their gadgets division

Evidence, incontrovertible: When everything else in Fury’s car was broken, what was still 100% operational? THE AIR CONDITIONING.

Bunny, related: Abed meets Sam while visiting Troy in the hospital and explains to him, scene by scene, why he is definitely the lead in a romcom, not the sidekick in an action movie.

coolchicksfromhistory:

thelifeguardlibrarian:

mildhorror:

Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

Signal boost

thetindog:

theladthatlived:

georgesus:

"He’s a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot.” - Prince William

its like when you take dogs out of water and they carry on swimming

MOTHER, UNHAND ME, I HAVE A COUNTRY TO GOVERN

feanna:

dsudis:

dubiousculturalartifact:

faeriviera:

So if there’s Star Trek AU’s where Kirk is Elle, can we have Legally Blonde AU’s where Elle Woods runs the Enterprise? Because that’s the one I goddamn want to see.

 ”You beat the Kobayashi Maru test?”

"What, like it’s hard?”

Mind you if Scotty tries to beam HER dog anywhere he’s going to be in a world of hurt.

Well Scotty did get banished to the outpost in ice hell, so it’s not like Archer went easy on him…

Yeah, but I feel like Elle would get really personally creative about it.

dubiousculturalartifact:

faeriviera:

So if there’s Star Trek AU’s where Kirk is Elle, can we have Legally Blonde AU’s where Elle Woods runs the Enterprise? Because that’s the one I goddamn want to see.

 ”You beat the Kobayashi Maru test?”

"What, like it’s hard?”

Mind you if Scotty tries to beam HER dog anywhere he’s going to be in a world of hurt.

greenseer:

A fun thing to do when people accuse you of “thinking people should just have stuff HANDED TO THEM! ! !” Is to just cold be like yes. I absolutely do believe that. I think every single person should have their needs met unconditionally without ever having to prove that they “deserve” it based on arbitrary criteria of usefulness. You got me. Busted.