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Alison [19] of Bryn Mawr College [17] from NJ.

August 21, 2014 at 1:41pm
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*stares at room* packing. packing. paaaackinngggg. 

how does it feel like i have too much stuff yet not enough? also all my clothes are navy or burgundy i leave tomorrow whoopsies!

11:10am
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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

GO THE FUCK OFFFF

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also: why everything is fusion

10:58am
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lgbtqblogs:

The body tasked with rating films for screening in the United States has given a film about an aging gay couple and their extended families an R-rating in a sign that the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) may itself have fallen behind community standards.

The MPAA gave Love Is Strange, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a couple who have been together for four decades but who are forced to move in with their families, the rating supposedly for ‘language’ used in the film – though many are saying the decision is just plain homophobic.

There are no nude scenes in Love Is Strange, no drug use, and no sex scenes. The raciest the film gets is two scenes where Molina and Lithgow are asleep in the same bed while fully clothed.

The MPAA has been called out over the issue by New Jersey Star-Ledger film reviewer Stephen Whitty who noted two other films released this month that got the same rating.

‘On Friday, “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” will be released in a wide number of theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations and substance abuse,’ Whitty wrote in a column posted online yesterday.

‘Every woman in it is a stripper, a prostitute or a murderer. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a man having his eye plucked out and another of a man having his fingers broken with a pliers. It is rated R.

‘That day, “Jersey Shore Massacre” also reaches theaters. It features nudity, sexual situations, substance abuse and ethnic and racial slurs. There is violence and graphic gore, including one scene of a woman being disemboweled, another of a naked woman getting her breasts sliced open and one of a man having his hands fed into a wood chipper. It is rated R.’

‘If there’s an equivalence among these three films, and their equal unsuitability for anyone under 17, it’s lost on me — and, I suspect, on anyone but the censors at the MPAA.’

Whitty said it would be unthinkable that the film would have been given an R-rating had it starred veteran actors Robert Duval and Jane Fonda as an aging straight couple in the same situation.

‘This is a gentle, if often heartbreaking story about two loving men in a long-time committed relationship,’ Whitty wrote, ‘What on earth is in it that so horrifies the MPAA? I’m sorry. I think I just answered my own question.’

Under the MPAA rating system an R-rating implies that a film ‘contains some adult material [and] parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.

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i thought only my grandmother read the star-ledger also fuck the mpaa

August 20, 2014 at 9:44pm
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kaonashizen:

bleu:

look , i literally can’t stress how cute this deleted parks and rec scene is and im about to lose my fucking shit.

Im in love with Chris Pratt

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the dream

2:55pm
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My eyebrows, which I’ve never taken much notice of in my life before, Steven’s decided are the most amazing comic devices. Now in the scripts, as a stage direction, instead of saying, “The Doctor looks peeved” or “The Doctor looks annoyed,” they just write, “Eyebrows.” I’m supposed to do something with my eyebrows.

— 'Doctor Who' and the Eyebrows of Peter Capaldi - NYTimes.com (via doctorwho)

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i am for that

2:54pm
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englishmajorhumor:

englitstudent:

Sorry for how late this. I procrastinated really badly *shameful face*

This post is for just-tonie and theaccidentwill who both requested it. They should be more how to annotate posts on their way. 

If you have any requests for posts or questions leave them in my ask! 

This is absolutely incredible! My own annotations are so erratic—I wish I had had this post late in high school or early in college. 

ref

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formido

2:24pm
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fuckingkaijus said: chair sighted at the end of nicki minaj's anaconda music video

erdmanchairs:

image

Found it!!!

8:27am
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this would work

8:23am
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baldelfmage:

why do fantasy worlds always have to include real world misogyny and sexism

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I DID NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS

August 19, 2014 at 11:01pm
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theanti90smovement:

sorry i cant hang out with u today i have to catch up on my crying

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7:32pm
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bootyindernacht:

i like to describe myself as an ayyyyyysexual

not into sex, really into puns

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perfect

2:18pm
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11:08am
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zay4ik:

"the hatch is getting smaller and doors are shutting in my face. my name isn’t alice and this isn’t wonderland."

zay4ik:

"the hatch is getting smaller and doors are shutting in my face. my name isn’t alice and this isn’t wonderland."

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that jewess

10:58am
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gelphie:

OTHELLO FANCAST:

Samira Wiley as Othello
Sophie Turner as Desdemona
Natalie Dormer as Iago
based on a post by
shakespeareismyjam

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immediately baby got bard