A TRASHBAG FULL OF DONUTS

not of self, but of geography.

hockey, books, cheese. not into sharks.

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20 minutes ago

ronweasley:

Get To Know Me • one/five male characters • Ron Weasley (Harry Potter series)

"Oh, of course," said Ron, clapping a hand to his forehead. "I forgot we’ll be hunting down Voldemort in a mobile library."

(via jaytothesun)

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47 minutes ago

dayumpens:

huh.

what like you’ve nEVER TOUCHED YOUR EYEBROWS, you just WAKE UP LIKE THAT

dayumpens:

huh.

what like you’ve nEVER TOUCHED YOUR EYEBROWS, you just WAKE UP LIKE THAT

(via jaytothesun)

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1 hour ago

As a random thought…

morenavbby:

So in the comics Hawkeye has 80% hearing loss.

The Black Widow is Russian.

Can you imagine when they’re on a mission and something goes wrong; the police are about to arrest them and they fall back on Plan H.

Black Widow, “So remember, you’re deaf and I don’t speak English”

(via jaytothesun)

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2 hours ago

explore-blog:

Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius, not to mention essential internet-age literacy. She explains:

Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, and make some adjustments to your work based on their thoughtful comments.
Lovers: These people are invested in you and are also giving you negative but rational feedback because they want you to improve. Listen to them, too.
Frenemies: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t actually interested in a productive conversation that will result in you becoming better at what you do. They just wanna undermine you. Dishonorable mention goes to The Hater Within, aka the irrational voice inside you that says you suck, which usually falls into this quadrant. Tell all of these fools to sit down and shut up.
Haters: This is your garden-variety, often anonymous troll who wants to tear down everything about you for no rational reason. Folks in this quadrant are easy to write off because they’re counterproductive and you don’t even know them. Ignore! Engaging won’t make you any better at what you do. And then rest easy, because having haters is proof your work is finding a wide audience and is sparking conversation. Own it.
The general rule of thumb? When you receive negative feedback that falls into one of the top two quadrants—from experts or people who care about you who are engaging with and rationally critiquing your work—you should probably take their comments to heart. When you receive negative feedback that falls into the bottom two quadrants, you should just let it roll off your back and just keep doin’ you.

Complement with Benjamin Franklin’s trick for neutralizing critics, Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness, and Anne Lamott’s definitive manifesto for handling haters.

explore-blog:

Ann Friedman's Disapproval Matrix for handling criticism is a thing of genius, not to mention essential internet-age literacy. She explains:

Critics: These are smart people who know something about your field. They are taking a hard look at your work and are not loving it. You’ll probably want to listen to what they have to say, and make some adjustments to your work based on their thoughtful comments.

Lovers: These people are invested in you and are also giving you negative but rational feedback because they want you to improve. Listen to them, too.

Frenemies: Ooooh, this quadrant is tricky. These people really know how to hurt you, because they know you personally or know your work pretty well. But at the end of the day, their criticism is not actually about your work—it’s about you personally. And they aren’t actually interested in a productive conversation that will result in you becoming better at what you do. They just wanna undermine you. Dishonorable mention goes to The Hater Within, aka the irrational voice inside you that says you suck, which usually falls into this quadrant. Tell all of these fools to sit down and shut up.

Haters: This is your garden-variety, often anonymous troll who wants to tear down everything about you for no rational reason. Folks in this quadrant are easy to write off because they’re counterproductive and you don’t even know them. Ignore! Engaging won’t make you any better at what you do. And then rest easy, because having haters is proof your work is finding a wide audience and is sparking conversation. Own it.

The general rule of thumb? When you receive negative feedback that falls into one of the top two quadrants—from experts or people who care about you who are engaging with and rationally critiquing your work—you should probably take their comments to heart. When you receive negative feedback that falls into the bottom two quadrants, you should just let it roll off your back and just keep doin’ you.

Complement with Benjamin Franklin’s trick for neutralizing critics, Daniel Dennett on how to criticize with kindness, and Anne Lamott’s definitive manifesto for handling haters.

(via teachingliteracy)

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4 hours ago

Blackhawks, ignoring sexism won't make it go away

befrecktaling:

Earlier in the day, members of a Blackhawks leadership panel — including President and CEO John McDonough and Chairman Rocky Wirtz  — gave a similarly lackluster reply to Casey Rathunde, a fan who took to the mic to ask about the skimpy Ice Crew outfits and the team’s insistence on playing “The Stripper” on the organ whenever a woman participates in the Shoot the Puck contest between periods.

Rathunde, a hockey player herself, referred to the panelists’ PR-friendly non-answer (that they appreciated the concern and will be careful about future practices) as an inevitable “dodge.”

"At best, it seems like their female fan base has been an afterthought to them, and these issues are ones that they’ve never given serious attention to," she told me via email.

Guys, I left the Blackhawks Convention happy I’d gone, but also more conscious than ever of just how much of a presence women have in the Hawks fan base and how much that presence is not reflected in the organization or its behavior. Blackhawks brass is reportedly very interested in our feedback, so let’s take them up on that.

I tracked down a Fans’ Voices representative at the convention, but if you, like me, would like to express how you would like the Hawks to, as Casey put it, “do better by their female fans,” might I suggest starting with their Twitter, Facebook or contact information pages?

I love the Hawks, I really do. But I can’t keep supporting them if I know they don’t support us.

so, it’s important for me to say that my dislike of ice girls has nothing to do with ice girls themselves. a lot of ice girls groups do a lot of outreach and education, which i think is important. also, obviously, if ladies wanna wear skirts and crop tops to hockey games, they should be allowed to do that.

but my respect and support for ice girls individually does not negate the shitty thinking behind the practice.

that being said, the problems that i have with ice girls are threefold:

1) ice girls may technically be part of the ice crew, but they’re … not, really. if ice girls were just part of the regular ice crew, wore the same uniforms that the ice crew wears, and weren’t treated like titillation for the male fans, i’d think differently. the thinking behind the practice is literally, “sex sells.” i guess for some reason hockey teams seem to think that ambivalent hockey fans will … pay money … to watch women in short skirts clean the ice and sell t-shirts. as if you can’t torrent porn for free??? “wow, that girl looks BANGIN’ in that outfit. maybe i’ll buy season tickets to the Blackhawks for $6,000.” THIS SEEMS UNLIKELY.

  • ALTERNATIVE IDEA: both ice girls and ice boys become a thing, where the ice boys skate around in lil booty shorts and open vests, shakin’ it to The Gambler during intermissions. my general attitude toward the outfits is simply, “both or neither.” BOTH the ice girls and ice crew are selling sex, or NEITHER of them are.

2) even in a magical world where management decides to include Sexy Ice Boys (tm), there would still be the incredibly problematic issue of ice girls and the inevitably thin, pump-wearing blonde girl doing shoot the puck being like …. the only time young women ever get to see women represented at a hockey game. being sexy eye candy for male fans feels like the only way women can be part of the team.  so even in that magical world of Sexy Ice Boys, the problem would still remain that the only visible way women are represented by a lot of hockey teams is sexualized. 

3) why are the ice girls called ice girls and the ice boys are the “ice crew”? why are they ice girls and not ice women? why do things that i love insist on making it difficult to love them?

the ‘hawks are the subject of this post because they just had their convention and casey rathunde asked an on-point question. but let’s not play: my bae CBJ and my bae-when-i’m-away Pitt also have ice girls. it’s a league-wide issue. (it’s a sports-wide issue).

it’s so cool that kathryn tappen is doin’ stuff, and i know that individual teams sometimes do have local announcers/journalists/what have you, and that’s great! it’s so great! keep it up! but in a world where 38% of your fanbase is female, it’s probably a good idea to keep in mind that every time you do something shitty, it’s a big reminder that you don’t give a shit about us.

and like, there are other hockey leagues besides the NHL that i can give my money to. it’s a league, not the whole fucking sport.

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13 hours ago


made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved." 
made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays
i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 
"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 
WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.
"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved."

made this for my favorite new hockey fan brieresbabe aka arcticmonkgays

i forgot players i know i’m sry

this is your friendly neighborhood Only Person Who Still Cares About the WHA poppin’ in to say these are all great!!! except that gordie howe didn’t play his whole career for the detroit red wings. he played for the wings for like 100 years and then spent 6 years in the WHA, and then returned to the NHL to play for the hartford whalers. 

"that’s nice mollyhall but no one cares about the WHA," you say. 

WELL YOU SHOULD BECAUSE THE WHA BROKE THE RESERVE CLAUSE AND ALLOWED HOCKEY PLAYERS TO DEMAND A FAIR WAGE, AND ALSO BROUGHT WAYNE GRETZKY INTO PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY, AND ALSO BROKE ENORMOUS BARRIERS FOR EUROPEAN PLAYERS PLAYING IN NORTH AMERICA.

"WHY DOES NO ONE ELSE LOVE THE WHA THE WAY I DO???" the blogger screams into the abyss. somewhere in the distance, mark howe raises a fist in solidarity and whispers: "yo gurl, you and i both loved."

(Source: optimisticraanta, via jaytothesun)

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13 hours ago

"

When you say your a feminist…I hope you really know what that means. It means standing up for women of color.

Standing by black women who must deal with being referred to as welfare queens or ratchet.

Being a feminist is standing beside immigrant women who deal with wage theft, unsafe working conditions, and being referred to as leaving anchor babies in America.

It means standing beside Native American women who face domestic violence and rape at unprecedented rates.

It means standing beside Muslim women who choose to live out their faith and face Islamaphobia, sexism and ignorance constantly.

It means standing beside Asian women who have been misrepresented in the media to be thought of as only submissive and quiet.

Please recognize that feminism impacts the lives of every single one of these groups…but we are all women

"

(via lifeisallaboutbeauty)

(via jaytothesun)

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16 hours ago

psicomana:

Steven Meisel
Karlie Kloss, Mary-Kate Olsen & Henrik Lundqvist

i have questions.

psicomana:

Steven Meisel

Karlie Kloss, Mary-Kate Olsen & Henrik Lundqvist

i have questions.

(via elqiao)

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16 hours ago

this was sent to me by tumblr user mmmcoconut as a joke but the more i look at it the more i feel that it fundamentally describes the human condition as i understand it

this was sent to me by tumblr user mmmcoconut as a joke but the more i look at it the more i feel that it fundamentally describes the human condition as i understand it

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16 hours ago

Wait Wait, What’s Icing? Episode 18

waitwaitwhatsicing:

Hockey season ended so we immediately curled up in a cave of cheese-its and empty coffee cups and went into hibernation, which is the official explanation for why we’ve failed miserably at getting a new episode out for you lovely folks. Now that we’ve woken up we’re talking off season trades, summer camp for NHL prospects, Ryan Johansen’s contract dilemma, and some fun letters from YOU! Finally, we wrap up with a delightful reflection on the emotional roller coaster we’re all on as hockey fans. 

YOU GUYS ellen went home and now i have nothing left of her but this haunting recording about why ryjo should just SIGN A FUCKING BRIDGE DEAL

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17 hours ago

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18 hours ago

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.
h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

dynastylnoire:

hikergirl:

Here is the link to the City Lab article and the link to the actual website, Turn On Detroit’s Water.

h/t to amomenttothink for retweeting this.

boooooooooooooooooost

(via rob-anybody)

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18 hours ago

actualvampireang:

do you ever find a list on wikipedia and you’re kind of like “i’m not sure why i’m surprised to discover this list is on wikipedia”?

actualvampireang:

do you ever find a list on wikipedia and you’re kind of like “i’m not sure why i’m surprised to discover this list is on wikipedia”?

(via waxjism)