Focus, Manny. Focus.
I'm that guy who's too frequently uttered the phrase "Man, I'm so hung over" in the middle of a lecture, midterm, or final exam, yet I still manage to get better grades in the class than all of my friends who stayed home and studied the night before.
I'm a multilingual linguaphilic linguist who speaks English, Tagalog, French, and Spanish. I am the youngest child of two wonderful sexagenarians and the only brother to four lovely older sisters. Anglophones call me Manny; francophones, Manu; hispanophones, Manuelito; family & friends, Noel. Take a pick or call me something new.
Focus, Manny. Focus.
CultureHISTORY: #Ferguson Protests - Magazine covers
Amazing images. The TIME & Bloomberg Businessweek cover photos were both taken by Scott Olson (Getty Images) who was arrested by the St. Louis PD during the protests and later released. The New Yorker painting was done by New York artist Eric Drooker.
Leslie Knope tries impressions and accents
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
Wow. I never thought I’d ever reblog anything Sailor Moon. Dafuq.
— Amy Poehler
I’m grossed out by the kind of stuff tumblr does to its users over an extended period of time
Grammar and punctuation is completely lost on some people, to the point where their posts are unreadable and irritating
And tumblr fosters and feeds this incredible narcissism and need to impress people- people who don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.
Actually, the form of grammar and punctuation used on Tumblr or any other outlet is completely valid. There is an entire culture that exists on Tumblr that is practiced by millions of users. In descriptive linguistics, when one utters a sentence and it is understood by at least one other person - even if it’s just one - it is grammatical. If a complete thought or idea is conveyed and fully comprehended between at least two parties, no matter how many periods or commas it is missing or wheTHER ITS TYPED LIKE DIS, it’s fucking grammatical, and it is not any less intelligent or intelligible than if it was written in the only way your AP American Lit teacher would allow, which is called prescriptive linguistics and is for grammar nazi twats with sticks up their asses who don’t realize that language is alive and it changes and it transforms.
I’m sorry, I have excellent English and my grammar and punctuation are impeccable, but I CAN BLOG AND SPELL LYKE DIS TOO AND IF DIS IS “UNREADABLE AND IRRITATING” TO YOU THEN you’re an imbecile and that sounds like a personal fucking problem.
As for this “narcissism” you speak of, that shit has been around even long before Tumblr, yo. And who are you to tell who does and who doesn’t matter in others’ grand schemes of things? If they thrive off of the approval of their peers, if they’re getting attention and encouragement and praise from other Tumblr users that they perhaps don’t get in “real life,” then let them have their moment and let them fucking be.
By the way, you’re missing two periods in your first two sentences, and “grammar and punctuation” are two different things, so they “[are] completely lost on some people,” not “is”.
Finally got around to start watching TLoK while packing for the move on Friday. Moving into a place with a pool! Enjoying what water we have left in SoCal before everything dries out. ☀️ (at 🎶 Betty Who | Somebody Loves You)
is this beautiful solidarity too much for you, anon?
(also, i feel bad for you.)
this anon is proof that we need to eliminate anti-blackness from our leftist/solidarity circles.
Oh, my goodness. This is giving me chills. I’m actually CRYING.
Oh. My. God.
We’re not people really. Our concerns are not America’s concerns. We are just here for entertainment. We’re a convenient treasure trove of limitless creativity to be pillaged, watered down, and re-purposed for White audiences and the people getting rich from bastardized stereotypes and simplified caricatures of everything we bring to the table have nothing to say when shit gets really real.
Good morning from the LBC!
Spotify just changed its Running High Tempo playlist to Running Mid Tempo! They’ve been lying to me tHIS WHOLE TIME MAKING ME THINK I RUN FAST WHEN I ONLY RUN OKAY
and it’s not just white people
anti-blackness is embedded in this society so deeply that poc are also influenced and it’s so bad that even some black people themselves are so ready to throw their brothers and sisters under the bus for a nod of white approval
it actually is illegal. officers are required to wear their name tags for accountability purposes.
if a cashier can be penalized for being on the clock without a name tag, so can an officer. the biggest fucked up part about it is that you can’t even report it to their superiors because their superiors probably told them to remove their tags.
They are doing everything, everything, that they are not supposed to do. Purposefully breaking the very law they’re supposed to be upholding.
And the peacefully protesting citizens of Ferguson are being portrayed as the criminals, right? While they import outside agitators into Ferguson and call the lawful people of Ferguson animals, right?