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ras-al-ghul-is-dead:

A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s  wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society.  Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.  

Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:

I don’t know who any of these folks are.

They were tourists I presume.

But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.

"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."

(Laughs.)

There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.

The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”

One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.

There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”

"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’

ROBIN WILLIAMS: HOW HE KEPT MY LAUGHTER ALIVE

hanksterchen:

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I am beyond shocked and saddened to hear of Robin Williams’s recent passing. Like many of you, I looked up to him greatly from the time I was a child. “Jumanji” captured my imagination. “Mrs. Doubtfire” made me want him as a nanny. And of course “Good Will Hunting” broke my heart. His…

My friend Hank shares a touching story about meeting—and working with—one of his idols, Robin Williams. It’s beautiful and heart-breaking all at the same time. Hug your loved ones. And if you’re depressed, feel alone, or are thinking about suicide, reach out, there are folks who want to talk to you.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline -1-800-273-8255 - http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Trevor Project - 1-866-488-7386 - http://www.thetrevorproject.org

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Aug 7

top 5 1d tweetz ;)

psychojello:

Oh god I have so many saved on my computer, our bbs

1.  ICONICimage

2. SNAKE HABITAT TURN AROUND

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3. THEIR FIGHT WITH THE WANTED

4. DEEP THOUGHTS

5. SMELLY BOY PASTA HOUSE

I #RedefineTheMissionaryPosition by making room for lots of doubt.
How about you?

I #RedefineTheMissionaryPosition by making room for lots of doubt.

How about you?

anarchistreverend:

Rock your Queer Theology pride and let that street corner preacher know he doesn’t have a lock on the good news! Get yours today (just click the shirt).

anarchistreverend:

Rock your Queer Theology pride and let that street corner preacher know he doesn’t have a lock on the good news! Get yours today (just click the shirt).

Sheldon is my spirit animal

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Summertime reading on Deep Creek Lake with @petermacari  (at Deep Creek, Maryland)

Summertime reading on Deep Creek Lake with @petermacari (at Deep Creek, Maryland)

"I spent like 10 years of my life pretending to fly around on a broomstick and you’re asking me if preparing for a love scene was ‘tricky’ because the other person also had a penis?"

I found the video!

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