"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."
Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]
This is a perfect way of illustrating how colonialisation works, it it’s brutal and intimate. It’s degrading.
"It is dreadful when something weighs on your mind, not to have a soul to unburden yourself to. You know what I mean. I tell my piano the things I used to tell you."
#good thing i have a healthy ego???
#middle school man
btw in case anyone was wondering, baby sister’s visit to school was just as fun and amusing as could have been expected. she was a little celebrity at our tiny school for the day which was delightful.
and then, you know, the next day i found a note on the floor that one of my 8th graders had apparently passed, wondering how it could be that my sister is so pretty and how i am not??? thank you eighth graders that is kind of you, just leave that anywhere for me to find.
I strongly identify with wood elves because I too like to drink wine and talk about how men are failing
How to Stop Wasting Time Comparison Shopping
Recently, my husband and I wanted to buy some new sheets. But how to choose? Would they lose their shape over the years? Begin to pill?
A friend pointed us to Sweethome's recent sheet review. This was no joke. These testers had examined the cotton fibers under a microscope, washed the sheets multiple times, and even given them a literal smell test to make sure they didn’t have any noxious post-factory odors. We were suitably impressed, and bought their recommended sheets without thinking about it twice.
But the experience left me curious about this magical little site. Who were these people and why were they so serious about sheets? I decided to ask Jacqui Cheng, editor-in-chief of Sweethome and its partner tech-site, Wirecutter, about the work they do and why it matters. A lightly edited transcript of our conversation follows.
Read more. [Image: Alex Farris/The Sweethome]
ha, I love this website already! there has GOT to be some sort of sweet spot between me showing up at a store and going “ok well that one looks good” and it taking my boyfriend 8 months to buy a mattress.
"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"
nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”
"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it
"Is it political if I tell you that if we burn coal, you’re going to warm the atmosphere? Or is that a statement of fact that you’ve made political? It’s a scientific statement. The fact that there are elements of society that have made it political, that’s a whole other thing."