titangroupie:

mecto—amorous:

robots who are really bad at math and when people are like “shouldnt you be good at math since you’re a computer” and the robot is just like “shouldnt you be an expert in biology since you’re made of cells”

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cartoonpolitics:

'Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal' .. (interesting article here)

cartoonpolitics:

'Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal' .. (interesting article here)

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There are more English dialects per square mile in Britain than in any other part of the English-speaking world.
A Little Book of Language by David Crystal, page 71. (via linguaphilioist)

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J.R.R. Tolkien in his study with his maps and books.

J.R.R. Tolkien in his study with his maps and books.

(Source: naturemetaltolkien)

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mymodernmet:

Professional sculptor Stefanie Rocknak beat out 265 other artists from 42 states and 13 countries to create a sculpture honoring author and poet Edgar Allan Poe that will be displayed in Boston, Poe’s birthplace. A five-member artist selection committee decided on Rocknak’s stunning work that shows Poe with a suitcase in hand and a raven in front of him.

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thelifeandtimesofwhatthefuck:

wholocked-me-in-my-mindpalace:

casbangsdeanintheimpala:

lesbianvenom:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life” Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell

this was so confusing when i first read it because i’m australian and in australia july IS midwinter

^amen sister, i was legit thought this bit was harry being a fucking idiot as usual

You have a Harry Potter class?

thelifeandtimesofwhatthefuck:

wholocked-me-in-my-mindpalace:

casbangsdeanintheimpala:

lesbianvenom:

lesbianvenom:

there’s something really interesting in this passage that I wanted to point out
Trelawney assumes that Harry was born in midwinter because of his “dark hair” and “mean stature” and “tragic losses so young in life”
Tom Riddle was born in midwinter, is describe in CoS as resembling Harry, and his mother died right after his birth
Harry has a piece of Voldemort’s soul in him
that’s why Trelawney made that assumption

I pointed this out in my Harry Potter class today and everyone started yelling and about five people told me to go to hell

this was so confusing when i first read it because i’m australian and in australia july IS midwinter

^amen sister, i was legit thought this bit was harry being a fucking idiot as usual

You have a Harry Potter class?

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thefoodofloveismusic:

10 of our favorite German idioms (DW.de)

Oh, this is fun!

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The early Muslims, especially Aisha, were extremely blunt in their description of physical attributes and sexual activities. They had none of the shame and discomfort that modern Muslims have about these issues, because they were not subjected to British colonial brainwashing. Many Muslims today, especially those from Indian subcontinental and Arab backgrounds, are the product of several centuries of Victorian cultural conditioning left over by the British.

During the Indian Raj, the British colonizers were horrified by how blunt the Islamic texts were about sexuality — there were popular “sex manuals” disseminated by the ulema (religious scholars) to give practical advice to husbands and wives about how to please each other, all based on hadith (oral traditions) of our Holy Prophet (pbuh). The Victorian British, who were raised to believe that sex even between married people was shameful and unspiritual, forced Indian Muslim scholars to retranslate these Arabic texts into Urdu using euphemisms that were acceptable to the colonialists. The result has been two centuries of Muslims believing that discussions of the human body and genitals as well as open talk about sex is uncultured, when in truth Muslims never had such taboos.

In the hadiths, Aisha was very blunt about how the Prophet (pbuh) liked to have sex. In the hadiths she said that he even enjoyed what we would call “French kissing” — that he used to suck on her tongue. “French kissing” was as such promulgated by early Muslims as a Sunnah (an example of the Prophet to be emulated).

All of this may shock you, but I would urge you to go back and read the hadiths for yourself, and you will see that blunt discussion of sex and physical body parts has always been a part of Islam.

Kamran Pasha (via tmihijabi)

When colonialism has even reached the bedrooms.

(via theblackdalia)

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