today, for the first time in my life, someone actually guessed that i was Puerto Rican

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guystud:

*has a bag of sour gummy worms* hey you want one *you go to grab a blue-red one* *I immediately stop you* no not that one

siganelcoyote420:

white person: you’re mexican, why don’t you know spanish? 

latino: you’re 1/32 irish, 1/2 german, 13/32 french, and 9/16 italian, why is english the only language you know?  

ratgenders:

maxofs2d:

I think JonTron doesn’t understand the words coming out of his mouth

ratgenders:

maxofs2d:

I think JonTron doesn’t understand the words coming out of his mouth

merrigo:

twitter doodle! no underclassmen allowed  

merrigo:

twitter doodle! no underclassmen allowed  

ishiidriller:

exghoulfriend:

Against Me! on What’s in My Bag?

nerds, all of them.

ahhhhhhh i love all of them omg

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Me in 2013: I miss JonTron! Game Grumps won't be the same without him!
Me now: There wasn't another Grump before Danny. Never. Do not believe such lies.
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mitjaissick:

Roman Ondák
 The Hill Seen from Afar, 2011

mitjaissick:

Roman Ondák

The Hill Seen from Afar, 2011

blacksupervillain:

therealdjqualls:

I usually stay far away from Esquire but this piece is excellent.

even esquire is out here slamming the new york times

one of my friends came up to me and asked “taylor… did you get… darker?”

yes i did

fucking revel in it

theamazingindi:

deerhoof:

people are always sending me messages like “am i a bad person for eating meat” and.. no. but it’s not that simple. you’re not a bad person but it’s complicated.

yes, i obviously believe killing and abusing animals is wrong and very very bad, but it’s for a lot of reasons. obviously the one that comes to most people’s minds is “animals”, but it’s also about earth and humanity in general— it contributes to overfarming, waste, poisoning water and land, pollution, etc, and also preys on areas that are typically poor/red tape racism in a lot (lot, lot, lot) of places, often abuses workers without visas, and actually makes food less valuable while raising prices on anything nutritious.. it feeds into poverty, abuses the impoverished and it makes only non-vegan (processed/unhealthy) options accessible (affordable due to abusing the concept of living wages), keeps ppl poor so it can use them and then it winds up killing poor people (directly related to poor working conditions and diet) thru food deserts and other arms of capitalism. eating a typical western diet contributes directly to the oppression, silencing, abuse and pollution of the homes of everyone else in the world. it’s not just about animals. it’s complicated.

similar things happen with vegetable farming, that is undeniable and would be horrific to blow off. just as the “am i bad for eating animals” bit, it’s complicated. racist agricultural practice is the result of straight up capitalism and systematic oppression that has been abusing poc and poor people since its inception. it is wildly important to not erase this issue, but it is a classist fallback that is used far too often to discredit veganism entirely. if you live in poverty, it is difficult to avoid because of the aforementioned design of capitalism. if you have any other information on brands or methods to help solve this issue, please let me know. otherwise, here are many small ways you can help:

it’s also very, very important to note that veganism has been stolen and consequently whitewashed (just as often, weirdly enough, by anti-vegans). veganism is not a white concept nor a white movement and its history has been erased, as has the history of the “green” movement (biking, gardening, etc). veganism can be dated back to ancient greece and india, egypt, etc. a lot of the world doesn’t eat meat. in fact, america and the uk is where it’s generally less often seen. meat (not in western societies, obviously) is typically a luxury

it could be summed up that the issue with western/white veganism is that it, too, is in the wheel of capitalism and as such if you are thoughtless with it can continue to contribute to all those same issues as above. it also often becomes a class issue, as processed vegan food is much more expensive than processed omnivore food, and the class system is designed in such a way that people in lower class situations have less time to cook due to being overworked and underpayed. however, here are some things to consider if it is possible for you:

anyway, that’s me debunking some misconceptions about the lifestyle that ppl often bring up with me. thank u and hope this answered some questions.

I;m sorry, no. You’re still presenting this in a way that still has it linger as ‘ethically wrong’ and the sources you’ve linked to are not reliable. We are literally a part of capitalism whether we eat meat or not. Don’t imply that somehow eating meat removes you from the chain. That’s not true.

I apologize in advance for this.

We were told to wear your clothes, speak your language, and adhere to your societal rules. At the time, the colonialists were doing what they thought was morally right. All the bloodshed and colonozing of those countries was done becuase we, as Asian people, including India, China, and the Malayas  We were altered to be ‘better’.

Presenting veganism as a ‘more moral choice’ or a ‘more ethical choice’ is deceptive. Western culture in general is more uncomfortable with death. You don’t hang your roast meat on hooks for display, for example. It has to do with a larger western - and capitalist - hatred of sacrifice or having to make compromises. If you want something, you have to give something up. This is a very old trope found in multiple parts of not just western, but Asian folk tale. 

So when you link not to a source, but a sanctimonious article - written completely by westerners who have no right to speak outside of their western experience, that ridicules the idea of veganism having cultural and imperial roots -  you are wrong. You are wrong and you are speaking over people, like myself, who were raised in the East and whose culture is still incredibly important to me. Do not give me a history of ‘veganism’ that does not exist in Asia, because that is an oversimplification of Asian history and heritage.

Yes most of India is vegetarian - NOT VEGAN. This is because as a part of their religious makeup (which includes Hindu, Jain, Islamic, and Buddhist faiths) meat is not regarded as acceptable. Now while this is a religious reason, as with any culture, the recipes and the food and cooking practices developed developed around that. So really, it’s cool that their cooking practices are ‘more acceptable’ by white people, in the west, cheers, good for them. 

62% of the world’s pork is consumed in China, because of farming practices. Seafood and pork is intrinsic to most Japanese cooking. Sate, Gule Kambing, Rendang, and Opor Ayam, my grandmothers dishes, all meat based. Does that mean my culture is ‘less moral’ than that of your personal decisionand the cultural histories of other parts of Asia?

Animal death and acceptance of death as a part of life is a big part of Asian culture. Being respectful no matter how something dies is important. With western culture, you’re still incredibly uncomfortable with death. You don’t like admitting that an animal has to die to make your food. So when you tell me that me making my grandmother’s recipies is wrong, when you link to a blog article written by westerners who have never been to ANY of the countries they list - it makes me very hard not to feel like you’re telling us what to do. 

You’ve created a frame work where you’ve basically said ‘I’m not telling you it’s wrong, but it is’. And that doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work, because it is racist and it allows you to shame and judge entire cultures for what they do, and place your ethical framework above theirs.

You can make ‘substitute’ vegan traditional dishes. They are no longer traditional dishes. It is that simple. You have, by default, already taken something from my culture. 

I am telling you as someone who has a vegan mother who still cooks her traditional recipes come holidays or birthdays, I am telling you as a diabetic who has had to alter their own diet and cut meat in different ways substantially, I am telling you as an Asian Person of Color who was raised outside the west - this is colonialist. To say you adhere to a ‘higher morality’, which is the same excuse the British gave in their blood soaked conquering of the world, who instead attributed it to ‘God and Country’. We didn’t have that choice, because we didn’t have that privilege. 

Do you know what the biggest shock to moving to the west as for me? It wasn’t just the casual racism in Australia. It was the insidious idea by elitist members of Australian society that, without having to say it in so many words, my culture was still ‘savage’ for eating meat. 

So you understand why I feel angry about this particular issue, and particularly offended, especially since intersectionality and imperialism issues people are supposedly concerned about on this website.

Please stop presenting veganism within this framework. It is insulting and culturally erasing. You have every right to be vegan. 

But this continued insinuation that me, my family, and my brothers and sisters, my aunties and uncle, are some sort of ethically unsound savage from an ethically corrupt culture has to stop.

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it’s so nice out

it’s so nice out

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badrapper:

awwww-cute:

Went kayaking with my girlfriend and we made the cutest friend!

excuse me WHY are his hands up i cant handle this

badrapper:

awwww-cute:

Went kayaking with my girlfriend and we made the cutest friend!

excuse me WHY are his hands up i cant handle this