That was the most informative thing I have ever been told by a duck
And I have been told a lot of things by ducks.
In his gigantic body of work, Arno Rafael Minkkinen uses the human body in a truly ingenious way. Instead of the person being the center of focus, Arno cleverly aligns parts of the human body seamlessly with the rest of the picture.
WHAT. WHAT. WHAT. WHAT.
I THINK MY ENTIRE LIFE JUST EXPLODED INTO TINY LITTLE PIECES OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THE WORLD.
My childhood. IT ALWAYS LED ME TO THE DOCTOR.
I looked this up a while ago. Apparently the writers were HUGE Doctor Who fans…
…AND THEY BASED TOMMY OFF OF THE DOCTOR.
Think about it…always getting up to strange wonderful adventures, a charismatic & whimsical leading character…
And what did Tommy always have with him?
HIS TRUSTY SCREWDRIVER.
OH MY GODCRYING!
THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE
St. Pius X Catholic High School in Albuquerque color-codes graduation attire for its students based on gender: white caps and gowns for girls, black robes for boys.
Damien Garcia’s friends, family and teachers recognize him as a man. But because he’s transgender, his school says he must wear the graduation uniform designated for women or he won’t walk with his class.
The school superintendent told KRQE the school determines graduation dress code by the gender listed on the student’s birth certificate. Although Garcia’s birth certificate now contains his legal male name, his gender is still listed as female, since New Mexico requires a medical affidavit and proof of legal name change before amending gender on a birth certificate.
A pair of young Quaker brothers in Albuquerque heard about Garcia’s story and launched a petition on Change.org calling for St. Pius to let Garcia walk in men’s regalia for graduation. The petition, addressed to St. Pius principal Barbara Rothweiler, currently has more than 24,000 signatures.
Garcia’s family, who supports his male identity, said they don’t expect the parochial school to make an exception before graduation, but hope the school will consider doing away with gendered graduation gowns altogether in the future.
First off, what’s the benefit of having different graduation attire for men and women anyway? But more importantly, this is outrageous and hurtful in a lot of ways. Sign the petition and maybe the school will take note and wake up.
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Moore Tornado Survivor Finds Her Dog in Rubble
This morning, Moore, Oklahoma resident Barbara Garcia was in the middle of an interview with CBS News about losing her home and her beloved companion dog to the deadly tornado, when something miraculous unfolded right in front of them and the viewers at home (starting at 1:32). Just try not to tear up.
Meet the fourth-grader who has been dubbed “The Michael Moore of the Grade-School Lunchroom” by the New York Times, Zachary Maxwell:
Like many things in the life of a fourth grader, Zachary’s movie started as a dispute with his parents. He told them that he wanted to start packing his own lunch, but they were skeptical. Lunch is free at his school, P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto in Little Italy, and his parents liked the look of the Department of Education’s online menus, which describe delicious meals, full of whole grains and fresh vegetables, some even designed by celebrity chefs.
In the film, Zachary, who is not above cheesy costumes and goofy special effects, makes a point that is under the radar of most conversations about the quality of school lunches: that despite the Education Department’s efforts to improve nutrition, there is a disconnect between the wholesome meals described on school menus and the soggy, deep-fried nuggets frequently dished up in the lunchrooms.
This kid is going places.
UPDATE: 5/22 Due to an overwhelming response, Operation Photo Rescue has closed volunteer registration for the time being. Check back — we’ll update when it opens again!
Operation Photo Rescue is a league of photographers and graphic designers who help survivors of natural disasters recover irreplaceable family photos.
When a town is hard hit by a natural disaster, OPR gets together and holds copy runs, sessions where people from the public can bring photos in to be salvaged. Kind of an amazing way to help survivors emotionally heal!
p.s. If you’re looking for other ways to help survivors of the tornado in Oklahoma, you can also donate to the Red Cross.
this is like when you’re sitting with someone that you really like then you like touch knees or something and all of a sudden you feel all this energy going through both of you through this one point of contact
this gif is kinda like that
This will forever be my favorite gif
oh god i can’t handle the colors chosen for this
Today Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a multi-year partnership with Teaching Strategies, the educational company that publishes The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Learn more at http://sesameworkshop.org/school
kristen loves women and she doesn’t take shit
It’s wonderful how much of this game she is not playing.
I wish there was a way to make clear how very much I support Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway, and Scarlett Johanson totally not accepting interviewers’ sexist bullshit.
She is all ‘WHY ARE THERE NO GOOD QUESTIONS IN THIS JAR’