storyboard:

How a Gun Control Petition Went from the Tumblr Dashboard to Washington DC
I created the petition “Immediately address the issue of control through the introduction of legislation in Congress” as a knee-jerk reaction in mid-December of last year. It was a way of gaining control over a situation I had no control over. After the awful extent of the Sandy Hook shootings became clear, I felt disoriented. The mind tends to turn toward blame, but the murder of twenty children and six school officials was, and will always be, a hard thing to wrap my head around.
I knew that if there ever were a tipping point for effective gun control, this would be it. So, I wrote a petition. My primary goal was to appeal to both sides of the debate. Writing an incendiary, partisan petition benefits no one. The vast majority of gun owners are people who have the Constitutional right to own one, several, or many guns, and singling these people out was wrong. Simply put, the petition was intended to start a realistic dialogue about guns and their role in the United States. We have a gun problem, plain and simple.
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Pretty amazing.

storyboard:

How a Gun Control Petition Went from the Tumblr Dashboard to Washington DC

I created the petition “Immediately address the issue of control through the introduction of legislation in Congress” as a knee-jerk reaction in mid-December of last year. It was a way of gaining control over a situation I had no control over. After the awful extent of the Sandy Hook shootings became clear, I felt disoriented. The mind tends to turn toward blame, but the murder of twenty children and six school officials was, and will always be, a hard thing to wrap my head around.

I knew that if there ever were a tipping point for effective gun control, this would be it. So, I wrote a petition. My primary goal was to appeal to both sides of the debate. Writing an incendiary, partisan petition benefits no one. The vast majority of gun owners are people who have the Constitutional right to own one, several, or many guns, and singling these people out was wrong. Simply put, the petition was intended to start a realistic dialogue about guns and their role in the United States. We have a gun problem, plain and simple.

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Pretty amazing.

totalfilm:

 Peter Farrelly talks Dumb And Dumber To
Peter Farrelly has been talking about upcoming sequel Dumb And Dumber To (surely a strong contender for worst title ever), with the director promising that fans won’t be disappointed…

I actually think it’s a great title. It fits right in with the characters.

totalfilm:

Peter Farrelly talks Dumb And Dumber To

Peter Farrelly has been talking about upcoming sequel Dumb And Dumber To (surely a strong contender for worst title ever), with the director promising that fans won’t be disappointed…

I actually think it’s a great title. It fits right in with the characters.

digg:

A Connecticut newspaper ran an ad for a gun show next to a story about Sandy Hook today.

Wow, I didn’t know my head could just fall off like that, but it just did. 

digg:

A Connecticut newspaper ran an ad for a gun show next to a story about Sandy Hook today.

Wow, I didn’t know my head could just fall off like that, but it just did. 

(via afternoonsnoozebutton)

huffingtonpost:

“Obviously, it wasn’t content intended for our Facebook audience,” a representative for the Montana Office of Tourism was quoted as saying in Becket’s. Obviously.
Montana’s Facebook Fail: Hilarious Status Reads ‘F This Job’

"Montana? Are you okay?"

huffingtonpost:

“Obviously, it wasn’t content intended for our Facebook audience,” a representative for the Montana Office of Tourism was quoted as saying in Becket’s. Obviously.

Montana’s Facebook Fail: Hilarious Status Reads ‘F This Job’

"Montana? Are you okay?"

"The Tumblr, for all its webbiness, embraced a kind of back-to-the-future sensibility: a suggestion of what campaign messaging looked like in previous ages, when it played out on the community level."

— The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)  (via jessbennett)

totalfilm:

 Rumour: Warner Bros has an actor to play Batman in Justice League?

I really hope this is true.

collegehumor:

Brian Williams on Donald Trump’s Tweets

Trump Ice, meet Williams fire.

(Source: youtube.com)

chuckhistory:

Yeah, this world is going down the drain. 

chuckhistory:

Yeah, this world is going down the drain. 

collegehumor:

Pro Reporter Gets Nailed By Baseball

It’s the only way he can remember which sport he’s covering.

What a pro.

(Source: youtube.com)

jestcomedy:

In case you’re looking for an accurate post-debate poll.

jestcomedy:

In case you’re looking for an accurate post-debate poll.

nickastig:

Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins
More than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.
the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best. 
This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.
Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.
A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

nickastig:

Samsung Pays Apple $1 Billion Sending 30 Trucks Full of 5 Cents Coins

More than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially,  the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place, but minutes later, Tim Cook (Apple CEO) received a call from Samsung CEO explaining that  they will pay $1 billion dollars for the fine recently ruled against the South Korean company in this way.

the funny part is that the signed document does not specify a single payment method, so Samsung is entitled to send the creators of the iPhone their billion dollars in the way they deem best. 

This dirty but genius geek troll play is a new headache to Apple executives as they will need to put in long hours counting all that money, to check if it is all there and to try to deposit it crossing fingers to hope a bank will accept all the coins.

Lee Kun-hee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics, told the media that his company is not going to be intimidated by a group of “geeks with style” and that if they want to play dirty, they also know how to do it.

You can use your coins to buy refreshments at the little machine for life or melt the coins to make computers, that’s not my problem, I already paid them and fulfilled the law.

A total of 20 billion coins, delivery hope to finish this week.

Let’s see how Apple will respond to this.

(Source: en.paperblog.com, via afternoonsnoozebutton)

jestcomedy:

Sex Education According To Todd Akin
Just wait till you see how he thinks male reproduction works.
huffingtonpost:

Oh no, Phyllis. 
(via Phyllis Diller Dead — Legendary Comic Dies at 95 | TMZ.com)

Bummer.

Tags: celebs news

huffingtonpost:

“After five years on Facebook, Maxine Guttmann, 15, just isn’t that into it.

She visits Facebook less frequently than ever — mostly to instant message with friends — and while she updates her Tumblr blog daily, it’s been “weeks” since she’s shared on Facebook.

“When I was little, Facebook was the coolest thing to do. And I as got older, it got stupider and I have more commitments,” said Guttmann, a rising junior in New York City. “On Tumblr, I feel like I can post all the stuff I’m interested in. On Facebook, not all my friends are interested in the same stuff I am. And a lot aren’t even my close friends anymore.”

Amid doubts following Facebook’s disappointing public offering, teens have been a bright spot for the social network. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg might not have figured out how to maintain ad revenue momentum or adapt to cellphones, but with 93 percent of 12- to 17-year-old social media users on Facebook, it’s long been assumed this young army of digital natives would build a solid foundation for Facebook.”

I think we’re all taking these social media sites too seriously. Imagine a similar story about the office water cooler. “When I first started working here, I used to love swapping jokes and funny stories by the water cooler. But now we got this new espresso machine, and the only guy who really hangs out at the water cooler is Gary and he’s…yeah…So I don’t hang out at the water cooler anymore.”

Social media sites are a really great way for us to share the content we create and the content we love, as well as communicate in a way we enjoy. But more and more I am seeing people talk about them like they are critical to our existence. 

They ain’t. 

samaralex:

He’s MAGICAL!