bedlamsbard:

The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”

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socialjusticekoolaid:

Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover

Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?

Tune into Z’s UStream tonight to watch developments live. 

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kitchensinkblog:

It’s time for some #vegetarian comfort food. This is a great cold weather side dish. Spicy Eggplant 1/4 cup Soy sauce 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce 1 tbsp hot chilli sauce 4 tbsp rice wine vinegar 4 tbsp Sake 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tsp sichuan peppercorns (optional) 2 large Japanese eggplants 4 tbsp canola oil 1 red pepper roughly chopped 1 small onion roughly chopped Combine soy sauce, hoisin, chilli sauce, vinegar, sake, garlic and peppercorns in a bowl. Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise and into large chunks  Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add eggplants, red pepper and onion and stir fry for 5 minutes. Cover wok, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes or until eggplant is soft. Add soy sauce mixture, increase heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 6 minutes or until sauce is syrupy, stirring occasionally #eggplant #vegetarian #vegetable #spicyfood #hotfood #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #sidedish #redpepper #onion #garlic #soysauce #hoisin

kitchensinkblog:

It’s time for some #vegetarian comfort food. This is a great cold weather side dish.
Spicy Eggplant
1/4 cup Soy sauce
1/4 cup Hoisin sauce
1 tbsp hot chilli sauce
4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
4 tbsp Sake
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp sichuan peppercorns (optional)
2 large Japanese eggplants
4 tbsp canola oil
1 red pepper roughly chopped
1 small onion roughly chopped
Combine soy sauce, hoisin, chilli sauce, vinegar, sake, garlic and peppercorns in a bowl.
Cut each eggplant in half lengthwise and into large chunks
Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat.
Add eggplants, red pepper and onion and stir fry for 5 minutes.
Cover wok, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes or until eggplant is soft.
Add soy sauce mixture, increase heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 6 minutes or until sauce is syrupy, stirring occasionally #eggplant #vegetarian #vegetable #spicyfood #hotfood #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #sidedish #redpepper #onion #garlic #soysauce #hoisin

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aztec-princesss:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

*runs to target- i need to get my babydoll one for her 1st bday

ohmygosh and the one from Ethiopia has natural hair which you can’t get from the American Girl “just like you” dolls!

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"A few years back, when we hit the top of our smuggling game, she just appeared. And we figure someday she’ll just disappear."

"A few years back, when we hit the top of our smuggling game, she just appeared. And we figure someday she’ll just disappear."

(Source: deniros, via levianity)

"It was autumn, the springtime of death. Rain spattered the rotting leaves, and a wild wind wailed. Death was singing in the shower. Death was happy to be alive."
- Tom Robbins, from Still Life with Woodpecker (Bantam Books, 1980)

(Source: apoetreflects, via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)