FRATERNAL FILMS
Sep 15

And so it is…


Alice Ayers

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Sep 15

appropriately-inappropriate:

miss-love:

kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

THE TRUTH TEA IS PIPING HOT

Just for funsies:

Look at the male body language in the beginning (open) vs the body language in the third and fourth (closed, arms crossed, protecting the midsection and torso).

They don’t look very comfortable any more, do they?

(via dashedlines)

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit."

- Aristotle  (via thatkindofwoman)

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Sep 14

promulgate

PRONUNCIATION:
(PROM-uhl-gayt, pro-MUHL-) 

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To make a law, rule, etc. known by public declaration.
2. To make publicly known an idea, belief, etc.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin promulgare (to make known), from pro- (forward) + mulgere (to milk, to cause to come out). Earliest documented use: 1526.

USAGE:
"In recent years the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] has also promulgated rules limiting the release of mercury and other toxins from power plants."
Appalachian Fall; The Economist (London, UK); Sep 28, 2013. 
Sep 11
PROMULGATE
Sep 11

smartgirlsattheparty:

dynamicafrica:

Today, September 8th, is the 60th birthday of Ruby Nell Bridges - a woman who, being the first black child to attend an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, underwent a traumatizing ordeal that came to signify the deeply troubled state of race relations in America.

On her first day of school at William Frantz Elementary School, during a 1997 NewsHour interview Bridges recalled that she was perplexed by the site that befell, thinking that it was some sort of Mardi Gras celebration:

"Driving up I could see the crowd, but living in New Orleans, I actually thought it was Mardi Gras. There was a large crowd of people outside of the school. They were throwing things and shouting, and that sort of goes on in New Orleans at Mardi Gras.”

Only six-years-old at the time, little Ruby had to deal with a slew of disgusting and violent harassment, beginning with threats of violence that prompted then President Eisenhower to dispatch U.S Marshals as her official escorts, to teachers refusing to teach her and a woman who put a black baby doll in a coffin and demonstrated outside the school in protest of Ruby’s presence there. This particular ordeal had a profound effect on young Ruby who said that it “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.”

Only one teacher, Barbara Henry, would teach Ruby and did so for over a year with Ruby being the only pupil in her class.

The Bridges family suffered greatly for their brave decision. Her father lost his job, they were barred from shopping at their local grocery store, her grandparents, who were sharecroppers, were forcibly removed from their land, not to mention the psychological effect this entire ordeal had on her family. There were, however, members of their community - both black and white - who gathered behind the Bridges family in a show of support, including providing her father with a new job and taking turns to babysit Ruby.

Part of her experience was immortalized in a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting, pictured above, titled The Problem We All Live With. Her entire story was made into a TV movie released in 1998.

Despite the end of the segregation of schools in the United States, studies and reports show that the situation is worse now than it was in the 1960s.

Today, still living in New Orleans, Briges works as an activist, who has spoken at TEDx, and is now chair of the Ruby Bridges Foundation.

Smart Girl in History! 

Sep 10

nationalfilmsociety:

Adaptation

Yup, it’s just like that.

(Source: blue-voids)

disaffect

PRONUNCIATION:
(dis-uh-FEKT) 

MEANING:
verb tr.: To alienate the support or loyalty of someone.
ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin dis- (away) + affectare (to aim at, to strive after), from ad- (to) + facere (to do). Earliest documented use: 1621.

USAGE:
"Richard Riordan also risks de-energizing or disaffecting the base."
Sherry Jeffe; The Great GOP Hope: Independents?; Los Angeles Times; Feb 24, 2002. 
Sep 10
DISAFFECT
Sep 10

huffposttv:

Jeff Goldblum Made Up Lyrics To The ‘Jurassic Park’ Theme Song, Because Life Finds A Way

It’s a sing-along 65 million years in the making.

Hear the lyrics paired with the ‘Jurassic Park’ theme here.

Love him hard.

(via huffingtonpost)

fallontonight:

Jimmy and Steve talk about his latest book, “Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success”! 
Sep 9

fallontonight:

Jimmy and Steve talk about his latest book, “Act Like A Success, Think Like A Success”

Sep 9

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"Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay."

- Simone de Beauvoir (via itsquoted)

Sep 7


loblolly

PRONUNCIATION:
(LOB-lol-ee) 

MEANING:
noun:
1. A thick gruel.
2. Mire; mudhole.
3. An assistant to a ship’s surgeon.
4. A pine tree with long needles and strong wood (Pinus taeda).
5. An evergreen, loblolly-bay (Gordonia lasianthus).
ETYMOLOGY:
Apparently from lob (an onomatopoeic word representing the sound of bubbling while boiling) + lolly (an English dialectal word for broth, soup, etc.). The use of the word for mire or a mudhole is from the porridge-like consistency of the contents of mire or mudhole. The word came to be used for a medical assistant because he fed the patients. The trees received this name from their prevalence in swamp lands. Earliest documented use: 1597.

USAGE:
"Lawson especially enjoyed a meal of loblolly ‘made with Indian Corn, and dried Peaches’."
James E. McWilliams; A Revolution in Eating; Columbia; 2005.

"When the spring thaw finally came, everything outside that was not concrete or asphalt turned into a total loblolly mess."
Gary Tucker; The Day Jim Got Shot and Other Semi-Truthful Stories; AuthorHouse; 2010.

"They brand each other with their wedding rings and too soon get caught in a loblolly of the unforeseen, he says."
Susan Froderberg; Old Border Road; Little, Brown and Company; 2010.

"The loblolly looked frightened. ‘I — I don’t know!’ he whispered. ‘But you’ve been surgeon’s mate all this while,’ Renzi coaxed."
Julian Stockwin; Artemis; Scribner; 2002.

"Violent winter weather has left scores of trees bent, bowed, and broken across the continent, but the most famous succumbed at Augusta National, home to the Masters golf tournament. Club officials said there was no saving the famed ‘Eisenhower tree’ that loomed menacingly over the left side of the 17th fairway. Ironically enough, the 100-year-old loblolly pine was named for the US president (and frustrated club member) who unsuccessfully petitioned to have it chopped down nearly 60 years ago."
Good News; Maclean’s (Toronto; Canada); Mar 3, 2014. 

See more usage examples of loblolly in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
Sep 5
LOBLOLLY
lovelyydarkanddeep:

thirtymilesout:

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” 

Josh Brolin in “No Country for Old Men”
Sep 4

lovelyydarkanddeep:

thirtymilesout:

“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” 

Josh Brolin in “No Country for Old Men”

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fuckyeahairplaness:

Sydney

Love love want to go back.
Sep 1

fuckyeahairplaness:

Sydney

Love love want to go back.

everyones-asuspect:

Note to self. #reminder #amypoehler #sgatp @amypoehlersmartgirls
Sep 1

everyones-asuspect:

Note to self. #reminder #amypoehler #sgatp @amypoehlersmartgirls

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