1. michaeljsingh:

    Dogs reacting to magic tricks the same way people do: adorably.

     
  2. 23:12 13th Apr 2014

    Notes: 71

    Reblogged from factsinallcaps

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    factsinallcaps:

AS IT TURNS OUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME HAS PASSED IN AMERICA AND ENGLAND, MEANING BOTH DIALECTS HAVE DEVELOPED ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT SINCE SHAKESPEARE’S TIME. 

SINCE THERE ARE NO AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM THAT TIME, THERE IS VERY LITTLE WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT PEOPLE SOUNDED LIKE AT THE TIME. 

OF COURSE, AMERICA HAS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACCENTS, BUT THE “AMERICAN ACCENT” THOSE POSTS REFER TO ARE USUALLY EAST SOUTHERN OR NEW ENGLAND ACCENTS, WHICH ARE CLOSEST, AMONG AMERICAN DIALECTS, TO THE VARIOUS MODERN BRITISH ACCENTS. 

SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WERE WRITTEN TO BE READ IN THE ACCENT OF SHAKESPEARE AND HIS PEERS. THE FACT THAT THIS PAST DIALECT WAS A COMMON ANCESTOR OF MODERN BRITISH AND MODERN AMERICAN ACCENTS DOES NOT MEAN SHAKESPEARE WAS PERFORMING AS THE GHOST OF KING HAMLET IN A BOSTON ACCENT. 

AS FOR THE VERY SUBJECTIVE STATEMENT THAT “SHAKESPEARE SOUNDS BEST IN AN AMERICAN ACCENT,” WHOEVER SAID THAT HAS CLEARLY NEVER HEARD SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS IN A HEAVY MINNESOTA ACCENT.

I DO NOT HAVE A PROPER AOURCE FOR THIS INFORMATION BUT WE LEARNED THIS IN A SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP AT A THESPIAN CONFERENCE AND I HAD FOUND THE RECORDINGS AT SOME POINT A FEW YEARS AGO. IN THE VERY LATE NINETEENTH OR VERY EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY, SOME MANNER OF ACADEMICS FOUND A VILLAGE TUCKED AWAY IN THE HEART OF APPALACHIA THAT HAD REMAINED INCREDIBLY ISOLATED SINCE THE FIRST GENERATION OF INHABITANTS HAD COME TO THE NEW WORLD OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS PREVIOUSLY. THEIR ONLY BOOKS WERE A BIBLE AND THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE, SO WHILE THR TOWN HAD A COLLECTIVE THIRD GRADE EDUCATION, EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD COULD RECITE SHAKESPEARE ALONG WITH THEIR BIBLE VERSES IN THE CLOSEST ACCENT STILL IN EXISTENCE TO WHAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY PERFORMED IN. SAID ACADEMICS QUICKLY MADE A RECORDING ON A DEVICE THAT UTTERLY BAFFLED THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN. I CANNOT SPEAK TO THEIR MASTERY OF THE EXPRESSION AND METER, BUT THEIR VOWELS WERE EXQUISITE ABS QUITE UNLIKE ANY ACCENT WE KNOW TODAY.

    factsinallcaps:

    AS IT TURNS OUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME HAS PASSED IN AMERICA AND ENGLAND, MEANING BOTH DIALECTS HAVE DEVELOPED ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT SINCE SHAKESPEARE’S TIME.

    SINCE THERE ARE NO AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM THAT TIME, THERE IS VERY LITTLE WAY TO KNOW FOR SURE WHAT PEOPLE SOUNDED LIKE AT THE TIME.

    OF COURSE, AMERICA HAS A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACCENTS, BUT THE “AMERICAN ACCENT” THOSE POSTS REFER TO ARE USUALLY EAST SOUTHERN OR NEW ENGLAND ACCENTS, WHICH ARE CLOSEST, AMONG AMERICAN DIALECTS, TO THE VARIOUS MODERN BRITISH ACCENTS.

    SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS WERE WRITTEN TO BE READ IN THE ACCENT OF SHAKESPEARE AND HIS PEERS. THE FACT THAT THIS PAST DIALECT WAS A COMMON ANCESTOR OF MODERN BRITISH AND MODERN AMERICAN ACCENTS DOES NOT MEAN SHAKESPEARE WAS PERFORMING AS THE GHOST OF KING HAMLET IN A BOSTON ACCENT.

    AS FOR THE VERY SUBJECTIVE STATEMENT THAT “SHAKESPEARE SOUNDS BEST IN AN AMERICAN ACCENT,” WHOEVER SAID THAT HAS CLEARLY NEVER HEARD SHAKESPEARE’S WORKS IN A HEAVY MINNESOTA ACCENT.

    I DO NOT HAVE A PROPER AOURCE FOR THIS INFORMATION BUT WE LEARNED THIS IN A SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP AT A THESPIAN CONFERENCE AND I HAD FOUND THE RECORDINGS AT SOME POINT A FEW YEARS AGO. IN THE VERY LATE NINETEENTH OR VERY EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY, SOME MANNER OF ACADEMICS FOUND A VILLAGE TUCKED AWAY IN THE HEART OF APPALACHIA THAT HAD REMAINED INCREDIBLY ISOLATED SINCE THE FIRST GENERATION OF INHABITANTS HAD COME TO THE NEW WORLD OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS PREVIOUSLY. THEIR ONLY BOOKS WERE A BIBLE AND THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE, SO WHILE THR TOWN HAD A COLLECTIVE THIRD GRADE EDUCATION, EVERY MAN WOMAN AND CHILD COULD RECITE SHAKESPEARE ALONG WITH THEIR BIBLE VERSES IN THE CLOSEST ACCENT STILL IN EXISTENCE TO WHAT IT WAS ORIGINALLY PERFORMED IN. SAID ACADEMICS QUICKLY MADE A RECORDING ON A DEVICE THAT UTTERLY BAFFLED THE PEOPLE OF THE TOWN. I CANNOT SPEAK TO THEIR MASTERY OF THE EXPRESSION AND METER, BUT THEIR VOWELS WERE EXQUISITE ABS QUITE UNLIKE ANY ACCENT WE KNOW TODAY.

     
  3. 09:57

    Notes: 290

    Reblogged from fandomsandfeminism

    I can’t believe that “Women are more important than animals” is something that I legitimately have people arguing with me about.

    fandomsandfeminism:

    Women are more important than animals. 

    Black women, Latina women, Asian Women, Disabled women, LGBTQIAP+ women, Muslim women, Jewish women, ALL WOMEN are more important than animals. 

    This is not up for debate. We are more important than animals. 

     
  4. Alright, I’m committing.

    Favorite male character in all of media: Jacuzzi Splot.

     
  5. 16:09 11th Apr 2014

    Notes: 25817

    Reblogged from midnitedancer

    Tags: my sexuality: lady knights

    dogbomber:

    Let’s Draw: Lady Knights

    Compiled them all into a photoset. The prompts, respectively:1) Fists, Top Heavy, Nervous, Indian, Shark/Piscine
    2) Bow, Petite, Honest, Spanish, Boar
    3) Staff, Skinny, Evil, Aztec, Insectoid
    4) Mace, Bulky, Mischievous, Russian, Big Cat
    5) Axe, Short, Glum, Japanese, Snake
    6) Sword, Athletic, Bashful, Roman, Bird of Prey
    7) Shield, Perky, Plump, English, Rabbit

    Another fun exercise! At the moment I’m thinking up another prompt to try. Hopefully it’ll be just as interesting!

     
  6. 22:59 10th Apr 2014

    Notes: 1

    really glad we’ve all adopted “not all men” as the hilarious punchline i’ve always seen it as.

     
  7. 13:26

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    Reblogged from movieholic92

    movieholic92:

    dancingatbraebent:

    kirstielovesart:

    thevirginharry:

    remember swine flu reblog if ur a tru 2009 kid

    People were practically drinking hand sanitizer during that shit

    STORY TIME swine flu was going on around Homecoming time, and it came to pass that the Monday after Homecoming, something like 10% of…

    I REMEMBER THAT, BECCA.

    Central was a truly magical place.

     
  8. 01:05

    Notes: 559892

    Reblogged from midnitedancer

    kirstielovesart:

    thevirginharry:

    remember swine flu reblog if ur a tru 2009 kid

    People were practically drinking hand sanitizer during that shit

    STORY TIME swine flu was going on around Homecoming time, and it came to pass that the Monday after Homecoming, something like 10% of the student body was absent from my high school, maybe more, maybe less, the point is that you walked into classrooms and found out it was a movie day because too many people were out sick.

    So the local paper ran a story implying that our high school was an example of kids using the swine flu panic as an excuse to play hooky from school.

    Except at Homecoming, in the midst of flu season and a known epidemic, the school had decided to cut corners by having the volunteers providing us with free Italian ice go around, collect our used plastic spoons, throw them in some dish water, then give them out again. I wound up missing the end of that week because it took a little longer for the nasty bug who had just gotten a little boost from the PTA to work into my system. I went to a huge high school, this was 100-150 genuinely ill teenagers being made fun of in the newspaper.

    They ran the redaction that Friday and tried to pretend it never happened.

     
  9. 22:43 9th Apr 2014

    Notes: 78527

    Reblogged from theghostbusters

    Plays: 457,048

    5ubway:

    OH MY FUCKING GOD

    THEY FOUND IT

    AFTER 10 YEARS THEY FOUND THE HD VERISON OF THIS SONG

     
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  11. druggedthinking:

    I accidentally fell in love with a painting of a woman from 16th century germany

    image

    (Source: poltergeese)

     
  12. 16:46

    Notes: 52269

    Reblogged from butlookatthenexus

    nocrimeinthewasteland:

    [with thanks to incorrectgotquotes, and apologies to the original dialogue]

     
  13. 15:54

    Notes: 86535

    Reblogged from altonym

     
  14. 15:50

    Notes: 8

    Reblogged from grumpyspacetoad

    thisseemssowrong:

    Game Of Thrones “Buffy”-Style Intro

     
  15. 00:45

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    Reblogged from altonym

    momdiggity:

     

    i love the weekenders so much

    I’ve begun saying later days instead of good bye because I still hear it in Tino’s voice.

    (Source: disneystheweekenders)