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"he inhaled his scent. he smelled of (ingredient 1), (ingredient 2) and something undefinable, that was uniquely (name of buttsex partner)"

every single fanfiction uploaded in the last two years oh my god  (via brood-of-froods)

The best is when they list ingredients that no one encounters outside of the perfume industry. I once read fanfic where someone described their love interest as smelling like vetiver. What the hell is a vetiver? I don’t know, but apparently someone wants to fuck it.

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Vetiver is a perennial grass native to India, and yes, very sexy. In smell. In appearance, it’s just another perennial grass. But it does appear in many men’s fragrances.

This has been a public service announcement from a perfume nut.

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readerwriterdancer:

does anybody have recs for english language (i can do hebrew, but it’s not ideal) newspapers around the world?

specifically, i’d really like an israeli one and a palestinian one, but also any other countries are totally cool. 

it’s for both myself and the foreign policy magazine i’m gonna be editing next year so. 

For Lebanon news I sometimes check the Daily Star.

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readerwriterdancer:

does anybody have recs for english language (i can do hebrew, but it’s not ideal) newspapers around the world?

specifically, i’d really like an israeli one and a palestinian one, but also any other countries are totally cool. 

it’s for both myself and the foreign policy magazine i’m gonna be editing next year so. 

Ha’aretz is very good. You do need to have a subscription to get all the content, but it’s not too expensive. They’re left-leaning. For a right-leaning look, there’s always the JPost, but I have been deeply distrustful of their editorial people for some time. Ynetnews is not always the world’s best journalism, but lots of good stories.

For Palestinian coverage, I usually check Ma’an News, but I imagine the Palestinian Tumblerers can make other suggestions that will be better.

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findingallah:

"The Jews and the Christians will never be please with you, until you follow their faith." - Surah Al Baqarah

I’d settle for you not posting passive-aggressively in the ‘jews’ tag.

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asyayay:

i am afraid last night i slipped into some alternate history dimension because i dreamed i was with my two friends from primary school and it was the late 1990s but the byzantine empire had never collapsed and we were at a shopping mall in bakırköy and it was like the height of byzantine splendor…

This sounds totally insanely awesome, and I now want someone to write an eight-book sci-fi series about this.

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fuckyeajews:

Did you know that I am the proud possessor of an upper lip?

I’m happy for you.

A little jealous, but happy.

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gothvader:

i want a fic about sansa getting married to loras and margaery to renly then when everyone else is asleep margaery and loras high five each other every night when they meet in the corridor whilst changing rooms and they live happily ever after

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dancingdingledodies:

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”
"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”
The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.
ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.
"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.
Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.


Hero!

Her accent is exactly like my grandma’s. I love her so much.

dancingdingledodies:

ethiopienne:

Sonia Sotomayor delivers blistering dissent against affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on affirmative action Tuesday, but not without a blistering dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Sotomayor said the decision infringed upon groups’ rights by allowing Michigan voters to change “the basic rules of the political process … in a manner that uniquely disadvantaged racial minorities.”

"In my colleagues’ view, examining the racial impact of legislation only perpetuates racial discrimination," Sotomayor added. “This refusal to accept the stark reality that race matters is regrettable. As members of the judiciary tasked with intervening to carry out the guarantee of equal protection, we ought not sit back and wish away, rather than confront, the racial inequality that exists in our society.”

The court’s 6-2 decision upheld a voter-approved change to the Michigan state Constitution that prevents public colleges from using race as a factor in its admissions. As the AP noted, the ruling provides a boost for other education-related affirmative action bans in California and Washington state.

ABC News pointed out that Sotomayor has been open about the role affirmative action has played in her personal life. In her memoir “My Beloved World,” Sotomayor wrote that it “opened doors” for her.

"But one thing has not changed: to doubt the worth of minority students’ achievement when they succeed is really only to present another face of the prejudice that would deny them a chance even to try," she wrote.

Read Sotomayor’s full dissent here.

Hero!

Her accent is exactly like my grandma’s. I love her so much.

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sueishappy:

"and that is why pink ribbons are for boobies." -hank green

Things I did not know until now. DAMNIT HITLER.

are you FUCKING serious

I’m going to call bullshit on this one, pending further evidence.

Yes, pink was considered more masculine and blue more delicate and feminine through the late 20s at least. That did shift in the 40s. However, the Smithsonian Magazine’s article on this says nothing about the camp badges, and simply mentions market research as driving the trend. I’m pretty sure that if the pink triangles had been a significant influence, the Smithsonian would mention it.

I’ve heard it suggested that the war did have an influence on the shift, as sailor suits became popular for little boys due to the high profile and popularity of the military.

I’m not sure that many people in any consumer population in the wake of the war could have told you what the significance of the pink triangles was.

So…no. Without further evidence for this claim, I say, naaaah.

Also, DAMNIT HITLER?

I think we’d hit that point before people accused him of being responsible for little girls wearing pink

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make me choose » anonymous asked Juan or Cesare Borgia

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lackofa:

Giraffe-taur drops a quarter: the crappy comic.

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omgthatdress:

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omgthatdress:

Wedding Cloche

1920s

Antique Dress

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sikssaapo-p:

"You are the goddang whitest person I’ve ever seen."

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