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anaggressivenature:

Doctor Who - Flatline 

(S08E09)

Quote 19 Oct 2,945 notes
If we think of the douchebag as a social identity as much as an accusation, as a subject with a distinctive persona locatable within the categories of race, class, gender and sexuality, then we find that the term carries a remarkably precise definition.
 
The douchebag is someone — overwhelmingly white, rich, heterosexual males — who insist upon, nay, demand their white male privilege in every possible set and setting.
 
The douchebag is always a white guy. But he is more than that. The douchebag is the demanding 1%, and the far more numerically significant class of white, heterosexist men who ape and aspire to be them. Wall Street guys are douchebags to be sure, but so is anyone looking to cash in on his white male privilege.
 
This narrowness of categorization — perhaps unique in the history of America’s rich history of racial and sexual slurs — is what makes the word douchebag such a potentially useful political tool.
— 

Douchebag: The White Racial Slur We’ve All Been Waiting For — Medium

This is a great, interesting, insightful, long read.

(via wilwheaton)
Photo 18 Oct 937 notes neil-gaiman:

House
NEIL GAIMAN
illustration by ALLEN WILLIAMS

Presenting “House,” an original poem by Neil Gaiman in celebration of National Poetry Month on Tor.com, acquired for Tor.com by consulting editor Ellen Datlow.


“House”
Sometimes I think it’s like I live in a big giant head on a hilltopmade of papier mache, a big giant head of my own head.I polish the eyes which would be windows, ormow the lawn, I mean this is my house we’re talking about hereeven if it is a big giant papier mache head that looks just like mine.And people who go past in cars or buses or see the house the head on the hill from trains they think the house is me.I’ll be sleeping there, or polishing the eyes, or weeding the lawn, but no-one will see me, no-one would look. And no-one would ever come. And if I waved no-one even knows it was me waving.They’d all be looking in the wrong place, at the head on the hill.
I can see your house from here.



http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/04/house-neil-gaiman

neil-gaiman:

House

illustration by ALLEN WILLIAMS

Presenting “House,” an original poem by Neil Gaiman in celebration of National Poetry Month on Tor.com, acquired for Tor.com by consulting editor Ellen Datlow.

“House”

Sometimes I think it’s like I live in a big giant head on a hilltop
made of papier mache, a big giant head of my own head.
I polish the eyes which would be windows, or
mow the lawn, I mean this is my house we’re talking about here
even if it is a big giant papier mache head that looks just like mine.
And people who go past 
in cars or buses or see the house the head on the hill from trains 
they think the house is me.
I’ll be sleeping there, or polishing the eyes, or weeding the lawn, 
but no-one will see me, no-one would look. 
And no-one would ever come. And if I waved no-one even knows it was me waving.
They’d all be looking in the wrong place, at the head on the hill.

I can see your house from here.

http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/04/house-neil-gaiman

Video 18 Oct 439 notes

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Quote 17 Oct 2,801 notes
When a local government’s very existence depends on its citizens breaking the law — when fines from ordinance violations are written into city budgets for the upcoming year as a primary or even the main expected source of revenue — the relationship between the government and the governed is not one of public officials serving their constituents, but of preying off of them. When the primary mission of a police department isn’t to protect citizens but to extract money from them, and when the cops themselves don’t look like, live near or have much in common with the people from whom they’re extracting that money, you get cops who start to see the people they’re supposed to be serving not as citizens with rights, but as potential sources of revenue, as lawbreakers to be caught. The residents of these towns then see cops not as public servants drawn from their own community to enforce the laws and keep the peace, but as outsiders brought in to harass them, whose salaries are drawn from that harassment. The same goes for the judges and prosecutors, who also rarely live in the towns that employ them.
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Photo 16 Oct 351 notes rockofeternity:

the Killing Joke — Brian Bolland

rockofeternity:

the Killing Joke — Brian Bolland

Video 16 Oct 42,251 notes

thetrekkiehasthephonebox:

doctorwho:

Star Trek references/shout-outs/homages in Doctor Who

In terms of longest running sci-fi universes, it’s nice to be able to acknowledge a younger show every now and then.

I kind of feel like Star Trek and Doctor Who are cousins or something.

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