thedailywhat:

Wedding Song Upgrade of the Day: The Piano Guys take on “Pachebel’s Canon in D.” Here’s their explainer:

It’s the same 8 notes over and over and over again. The good news is, it’s easy to memorize. The bad news is you don’t know when to stop. There’s a rumor floating around that says Pachelbel either died while writing it, never finishing the cello part, or that he dated a cellist and it did NOT go well. This arrangement is dedicated to all the cellists that have fallen asleep while playing this song…or at least wanted to fall asleep.

Ahem…all the bitter cello-malice aside, Pachelbel’s Canon in D (written in the 1600′s) has stood the test of time — celebrated as the most recognizable piece of classical music. We like to call it the “one-hit wonder of the 1600′s.”

[thepianoguys]

itsnotcontagiousiswear:

DEAR LORD WHAT HAVE I DONE

itsnotcontagiousiswear:

DEAR LORD WHAT HAVE I DONE

hyperbolequeen:

my entire life is just me “winging it”

thedailywhat:

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The U.N. continues to push for an Internet “code of conduct.”
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The story behind Memorial Day’s most haunting image.
What it means when an impossibly promising 22-year-old dies.
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Behind the scenes at the New York City Ballet’s costume shop.
Every shoutout to The Roots, ever, on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
In Rochester, N.Y., a teacher accused of sexual misconduct for years can’t be fired.
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Team Time Kickstarter: Moses, The Movie
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textposter2:

if you’re ever mugged by someone just scream ‘sWIPER NO SWIPING’ at them and by the rules of crime they have to stop

thedailywhat:

Highbrow Lowbrow of the Day: Sir David Attenborough, famed for the narration that brings an air of dignity to nature documentaries like Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, tries to bring that same elevation to the classic YouTube video of a small tortoise enthusiastically humping a shoe.

It’s a testament to Sir David’s talent that it actually kind of works.

[thd]

owl-ler:

you guys dont understand how stupidly hilarious puns are to me like i’ll just laugh and laugh at the dumbest ones

thedailywhat:

Look At This Thieving Dog of the Day: Canteloupe the two-year-old Italian Greyhound loves to steal things from her owner’s desk, so a friend decided to set up a camera and catch her red-pawed.

CamelsAndFriends, the YouTuber behind the doggie surveillance operation, writes:

It got me wondering how exactly she gets up there and how she chooses what she steals, so I decided to start filming! I left the camera on a tripod pointed at the desk and a week later these are my results of Cantaloupe’s exploits.

The evidence is clear, ladies and gentlemen. You must find this dog guilty of being cute.

[biotv]

  • attractive boy: hi i'm famous
  • attractive boy: hi i'm gay
  • attractive boy: hi i'm a douchebag
  • attractive boy: hi i'm twice your age
  • attractive boy: hi i have a girlfriend
  • attractive boy: hi i don't like you back
  • attractive boy: hi i live on the other side of the planet
  • attractive boy: hi i don't know that you exist
  • attractive boy: hi i'm a fictional character

If we teach women that there are only certain ways they may acceptably behave, we should not be surprised when they behave in those ways.

And we should not be surprised when they behave these ways during attempted or completed rapes.

Women who are taught not to speak up too loudly or too forcefully or too adamantly or too demandingly are not going to shout “NO” at the top of their goddamn lungs just because some guy is getting uncomfortably close.

Women who are taught not to keep arguing are not going to keep saying “NO.”

Women who are taught that their needs and desires are not to be trusted, are fickle and wrong and are not to be interpreted by the woman herself, are not going to know how to argue with “but you liked kissing, I just thought…”

Women who are taught that physical confrontations make them look crazy will not start hitting, kicking, and screaming until it’s too late, if they do at all.

Women who are taught that a display of their emotional state will have them labeled hysterical and crazy (which is how their perception of events will be discounted) will not be willing to run from a room disheveled and screaming and crying.

Women who are taught that certain established boundaries are frowned upon as too rigid and unnecessary are going to find themselves in situations that move further faster before they realize that their first impression was right, and they are in a dangerous room with a dangerous person.

Women who are taught that refusing to flirt back results in an immediately hostile environment will continue to unwillingly and unhappily flirt with somebody who is invading their space and giving them creep alerts.

People wonder why women don’t “fight back,” but they don’t wonder about it when women back down in arguments, are interrupted, purposefully lower and modulate their voices to express less emotion, make obvious signals that they are uninterested in conversation or being in closer physical proximity and are ignored. They don’t wonder about all those daily social interactions in which women are quieter, ignored, or invisible, because those social interactions seem normal. They seem normal to women, and they seem normal to men, because we were all raised in the same cultural pond, drinking the same Kool-Aid.

And then, all of a sudden, when women are raped, all these natural and invisible social interactions become evidence that the woman wasn’t truly raped. Because she didn’t fight back, or yell loudly, or run, or kick, or punch. She let him into her room when it was obvious what he wanted. She flirted with him, she kissed him. She stopped saying no, after a while.

Harriet J on Another post about rape 

Shattering truth. 

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this post is…giving me life.

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This post makes me want to cry. Preach.

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  • My Dad: I like Tom Hiddleston better with dark hair, it really brings out his blue eyes.
  • My Dad:
  • My Dad: That sounded gayer than I thought it would jesus christ