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Sep 1

musictheoryaugmented:

Cup Song - Rite of Spring

aarontbaet:

I found this hilarious.

Musical Shuffle Tag

Got tagged by mynewhands so here it is! 

Something something, put your music on shuffle, list the first 10 songs, tag some people. I think that’s the gist.

  1. Mr Moon - Kate Micicci
  2. It ain’t necessarily so - Jamie Cullum
  3. Now I’ve Seen You - Honk! The Musical (I think the original broadway cast, but I could be wrong)
  4. Corner of the Sky - Pippin, recent Broadway revival cast. (Another musical. This could be a trend)
  5. I get a kick out of you - Frank Sinatra
  6. Wings - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  7. Kyrie - Faure Requiem (Acadamy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus) (link isn’t the same choir but I can’t find one of them)
  8. All Night Loud - Cat Empire
  9. There’s a World - Next to Normal, Original Broadway Cast
  10. King of New York - Newsies Soundtrack (link is from the Broadway production. It’s actually better I think)

I’m tagging angelicism because I’m really curious what crazy selection of music she has.

mynewhands:

IT BEGINS

Buying stuff for university is fun because you always bring lots and then realise, after about a week, that you only really needed a plate, a bowl and a spoon. You still bring it all, year after year.

mynewhands:

IT BEGINS

Buying stuff for university is fun because you always bring lots and then realise, after about a week, that you only really needed a plate, a bowl and a spoon. You still bring it all, year after year.

Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue.

- Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

shuckl:

your dog is melting and you just stand taking pictures absolutely disgusting

shuckl:

your dog is melting and you just stand taking pictures absolutely disgusting

zenpencils:

AMY POEHLER: Great people do things before they’re ready

Aug 4

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The mayor of Mississauga, Canada is a badass. via

Hazel McCallion, everbody.

92 years old,

34 years in office,

$0 in debt

$700 million in reserve

Eight prime ministers

One truck.

But women aren’t strong leaders… OH WAIT.

Now I’m sure somebody’s gonna tell me something but

  • supports a Palestinian state
  • supports Aids CHarities
  • told her city well if we cant get money y’all need to pay taxes and maintains a 76 approval rating
  • nick named Hurricane Hazel
  • and is so boss lady that she don’t run she’ tells  folks to give that money to charity

I will always reblog this lady.

This woman is officially my new hero.

In regards to the flooding in the GTA yesterday, she apparently said that she hasn’t seen rain like that since her neighbour Noah was building a boat.

New hero in life. 

YES YES SOMEONE MADE AN APPRECIATION POST FOR HAZEL

mynewhands:

steveberryman:

Napa in style.

Man, ever since you moved to America your life got real interesting. 

Honestly, without trying to brag, my life has always been interesting. I’ve been really lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to do so much amazing stuff from a really young age. The trick, if you can call it a trick, that I use now is to just try to avoid thinking of reasons to say no to things. ‘Do you want to move to America?’ Yes. This leads to: ‘We’re going to Napa in a limo. Want to join us?’ Yes. Saying yes is much interesting than saying no.

mynewhands:

steveberryman:

Napa in style.

Man, ever since you moved to America your life got real interesting. 

Honestly, without trying to brag, my life has always been interesting. I’ve been really lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to do so much amazing stuff from a really young age. The trick, if you can call it a trick, that I use now is to just try to avoid thinking of reasons to say no to things. ‘Do you want to move to America?’ Yes. This leads to: ‘We’re going to Napa in a limo. Want to join us?’ Yes. Saying yes is much interesting than saying no.

Napa in style.

Napa in style.