Lantern of Gallifrey
Hey everyone! I'm Patrick. I like to think of myself as a Time Lord who lost his fob watch, and that's why I don't fit in all that well with the "normal" world. I'm a proud Slytherin, a self proclaimed Pokemon master, as well as master of all four elements, minor league Quidditch player, and a part time consulting detective/hunter. I live in all of my fandoms at once, so grab some salt, make sure you've got your sonic wand at the ready, and get ready to boldly go where no one has gone before.


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thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.
If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.
Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.
And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

thequeen117:

acquaintedwithrask:

unlockaflockofwords:

xcuteikinz:

gryffindorgeek7777:

mad-piper-with-a-box:

thetomska:

giddytf2:

the-last-teabender:

Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.

And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.

It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?

Excuse me but how the hell is spastic even remotely insulting?

So I just recently learned that in the UK calling someone spastic means the same thing as calling someone retarded, only much worse.

If it makes people in the UK feel any better, people in the US literally do not know this (like literally no one I have ever met and/or know). Here being spastic is usually meant to mean something along the lines of acting like a hyper-active child (like running around in circles yelling just because they feel like it please be quiet for just 2 minutes type of child). NOBODY here uses it as a slur.

Since Weird Al is a US musician and the US music industry is pretty non-international, yeah actually I think its entirely possible that none of the people who worked on this song actually knew that spastic was considered an awful slur in some parts of the world.

And I’m like 99.9999% sure that Weird Al is genuinely very sorry that he was accidentally offensive.

^^^^^

Explanation for puzzled USians: in the UK ‘spastic’ was used as a normal informal medical term for cerebral palsy, giving rise, for example, to the charity ‘The Spastic Society’. However, ‘spastic’ then came to be used as an ableist insult in precisely the same way that ‘retarded’ is used in the US, to the point that it was dropped entirely as a neutral term. (20 years ago The Spastic Society changed their name to SCOPE, reflecting the fact that the term had been entirely co-opted as a slur.)

as a US person I can confirm that I never knew this was a slur, and Weird Al did a great job recognizing and apologizing for his ignorance.

Gonna have to edit that out of my vocabulary from now on. It is good to know.

5 hours ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 63,516 notes
putachild:

reoffend:

My bath bomb decided to turn my bath into a Van Gough painting

How you do that

putachild:

reoffend:

My bath bomb decided to turn my bath into a Van Gough painting

How you do that

5 hours ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 471,959 notes

GREATEST IMPROVISED LINE EVER

5 hours ago on July 28th, 2014 | J | 230,462 notes

life-at-taco-bell:

You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people. 

2 days ago on July 25th, 2014 | J | 217,132 notes
It makes me sad that nobody understands why I put this label on the broom at work

It makes me sad that nobody understands why I put this label on the broom at work

2 days ago on July 25th, 2014 | J | 14 notes

pleatedjeans:

21 Reasons Leslie Nielsen Was a National Treasure

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 11,351 notes

therealbarbielifts:

becuzbacon:

she is petrified and so am i

OMG NO WHY

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 391,658 notes

lokiyoufuck:

#you can practically hear him #’see that rhodey? national. treasure.

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 13,658 notes
deductivereasonable:

h34rken:

put a fucking bag on your head and sleep you god damn piece of shit

take a nap on a fucking ski lift

deductivereasonable:

h34rken:

put a fucking bag on your head and sleep you god damn piece of shit

take a nap on a fucking ski lift

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 173,005 notes

fuckyeahsexanddrugs:

this is literally what happens when a young adult starts working full time

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 175,355 notes

the3foreigners:

Karma may be a bitch, but guess what?

So. Am. I. 

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 8 notes
4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 76,304 notes

yohoyohoadisneylifeforme:

lyssadanielle8:

sizvideos:

Things Disney Characters Do That’d Be Creepy If You Did Them - Video

YES IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS GIF

But.. that’s my life..

4 days ago on July 23rd, 2014 | J | 83,163 notes
lizawithazed:

sometimes you see a pun so artfully constructed you just have to stand back in awe.

lizawithazed:

sometimes you see a pun so artfully constructed you just have to stand back in awe.

1 week ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 320,375 notes

awkwardsituationist:

the remote and little known rice terraces of yuanyang county in china’s yunnan province were built by the hani people along the contours of ailao mountain range during the ming dynasty five hundred years ago. the terraces, once planted during the early spring season, are then irrigated with spring water from the forest above, which reflect sunlight to create the images seen here.

photos by jialiang gao, javarman, isabelle chauvel and thierry bornier
(previous posts on the rice terraces of the philippines and vietnam)

1 week ago on July 20th, 2014 | J | 23,303 notes