micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Charlie Sheen smokes crack live in a web-chat and they make him the highest paid actor on television.

An 18-year-old black person smokes a blunt and he is unfit to live.

I see you white power.

Comedian Greg Blackshear (via sonofbaldwin)

Not to mention Rob Ford still being allowed to hold office after admitting to a crack addiction and alcoholism, tackling a representative, etc.

(via browngirlblues)

paulsrockinpagoda:

noswellicus:

Yesssss

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paulsrockinpagoda:

noswellicus:

Yesssss

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itsstuckyinmyhead:

The Sims Tumblr Posts

thebendisageofcomics:

New Avengers by Billy Tan (New Avengers #50, 2009)

truedragonnutz:

Meet Miles Morales, voiced by Donald Glover! (x)

Aka Childish Gambino.

(Source: venomade)

owlturdcomix:

The one constant.

Television’s manipulation of the fixture schedule has always been a sore point to those who try to attend as many games as possible. It isn’t just the cost of tickets that is prohibitive nowadays. Liverpool’s trips to Newcastle, for example, nearly always seem to take place at midday, sparking a journey for some that begins at dawn.

A quick look at any atlas shows what the noon kickoff really represents to television; a prime-time screening in a very lucrative Far Eastern market. So much for the attending fans, half asleep and already fleeced expected to supply all the noise and passion expected of the English game. […]

People like me were always happy that the coverage of football was almost documentary-like, such as the example from 50 years ago. The cameras were witnesses to an event, and witnesses only.

How far the game has come, not always for the better in some minds…

Liverpool are box office without Balotelli by Steven Kelly in ESPN FC

It might ease the bitterness of anti-modernists to think of foreign football markets manipulating the PURITY OF THE GAME not as markets, but as fans, as people. The audience of that ‘very lucrative Far Eastern market’ is not robots designed by corporations to rig high ratings whilst the corporations cackle and count British money. Rather, it is fans fiercely loyal to adopted clubs agonising over every goal, pass and cynical dive. Occasionally there is a 8:30 p.m. kick-off like Liverpool-Southampton last week, but their bread and butter is waking up at 3:00 a.m. and slinking to their living room or computer, and still going to work or school the next day and raving and raging about the game with their friends.

Naturally fan experiences will differ based on place, and of course rising ticket prices hurt local fans. Massive-money TV deals hurt the game in so many ways. But fans born in other countries or eras should not be blamed for not being ‘people like me’ or have their devotion de-legitimised.

(via footieridiculosity)

^ bless you. I can tell you the Pakistani premier league fans I know - and I know a lot - breathe and bleed for their adopted teams. Maybe not as much as English fans, but just because we don’t have local ties/generational loyalties etc doesn’t make us any less loyal, any less passionate. The only huge difference is we’re not actually at the games making all that beautiful ruckus but when we do get the chance to visit, it’s basically a pilgrimage from what I’ve seen of people making the trek to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, Anfield, etc.

dylano-brien:

Hello there! I was looking through my archive when I realized that even though I am a multifandom blog, I do end up posting quite a bit about the issue of cultural appropriation (and have incidentally, been insulted profusely on reddit for it). I then realized that even when people on tumblr do try to take a stand against cultural appropriation, they are often shut down immediately or receive a lot of hate for it. As a multifandom blog, I see a ton of different networks being made for various causes and thought why not make one that speaks up against cultural appropriation. So I present to you my perhaps crazy idea of The Reclaim Network. 
What Are We Going to Do?
Our main goal is to stop the act and spread of cultural appropriation of all forms by informing people of the impacts their actions have. As an Indian, I feel I only have the authority and understanding to combat appropriation of desi culture, but anyone who has a tie to another culture and feels well-versed in that culture can join (and is highly encouraged to do so). The network will essentially be a place to discuss the different scenarios of appropriation that we may have faced or see on this website in a no-hate environment and will consist of a group of people who are willing to find posts that include appropriation and properly inform the poster how and why their post is appropriative. Hopefully it will be a place where people can go to get advice about dealing with cultural appropriation or where they can write a rant post without getting a bunch of hate. Our goal is to stop appropriation by informing through facts and anecdotes (NOT BY CUSSING SOMEONE OUT). 
How to Join
Reblog this post 
Send me an ask telling me which culture you feel you compatible to stand up against appropriation for/any personal connections
Must be following me (all the members will have to follow each other anyway) 
Must be an active blogger (like you log on at least once a day) 
Must be willing to possibly have to send things off anon 
This must have at least 10 notes otherwise I shall cancel and go sob in a corner
Perhaps track the tag reclaimnetwork?
If You Are Selected (will probably take about a week)
Must follow all other members (there will be a page about all this on my blog) 
Must actively go on tags like #cultural appropriation or other tags relating to your specific area of appropriation e.g. #bindi. 
Must agree to follow the format of informing people in a way that is strong but does not include offending them or swearing at all. 
If you have any questions about how to inform someone or what exactly to put in their askbox, or how to reply to something they may write back, you can message any member (it’d probably be best if they are identify with the same culture) :) 
I hope that makes sense and if you have any questions at all please feel free to message me! 

dylano-brien:

Hello there! I was looking through my archive when I realized that even though I am a multifandom blog, I do end up posting quite a bit about the issue of cultural appropriation (and have incidentally, been insulted profusely on reddit for it). I then realized that even when people on tumblr do try to take a stand against cultural appropriation, they are often shut down immediately or receive a lot of hate for it. As a multifandom blog, I see a ton of different networks being made for various causes and thought why not make one that speaks up against cultural appropriation. So I present to you my perhaps crazy idea of The Reclaim Network. 

What Are We Going to Do?

Our main goal is to stop the act and spread of cultural appropriation of all forms by informing people of the impacts their actions have. As an Indian, I feel I only have the authority and understanding to combat appropriation of desi culture, but anyone who has a tie to another culture and feels well-versed in that culture can join (and is highly encouraged to do so). The network will essentially be a place to discuss the different scenarios of appropriation that we may have faced or see on this website in a no-hate environment and will consist of a group of people who are willing to find posts that include appropriation and properly inform the poster how and why their post is appropriative. Hopefully it will be a place where people can go to get advice about dealing with cultural appropriation or where they can write a rant post without getting a bunch of hate. Our goal is to stop appropriation by informing through facts and anecdotes (NOT BY CUSSING SOMEONE OUT). 

How to Join
  • Reblog this post 
  • Send me an ask telling me which culture you feel you compatible to stand up against appropriation for/any personal connections
  • Must be following me (all the members will have to follow each other anyway) 
  • Must be an active blogger (like you log on at least once a day) 
  • Must be willing to possibly have to send things off anon 
  • This must have at least 10 notes otherwise I shall cancel and go sob in a corner
  • Perhaps track the tag reclaimnetwork?
If You Are Selected (will probably take about a week)
  • Must follow all other members (there will be a page about all this on my blog) 
  • Must actively go on tags like #cultural appropriation or other tags relating to your specific area of appropriation e.g. #bindi. 
  • Must agree to follow the format of informing people in a way that is strong but does not include offending them or swearing at all. 
  • If you have any questions about how to inform someone or what exactly to put in their askbox, or how to reply to something they may write back, you can message any member (it’d probably be best if they are identify with the same culture) :) 

I hope that makes sense and if you have any questions at all please feel free to message me!