Posted 17 hours ago

vicemag:

Everyone’s Tweeting Photos of Police Brutality Thanks to the NYPD’s Failed Hashtag 

Twitter is a cool website where you can type any old thing into a box and senpecid it out into the ether for the entire internet to read. Some people use it to joke around, some people use it to be like, “HEY INJUSTICE IS HAPPENING, WHOA #GETINVOLVED” and some people use it in order to roleplay as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s a lot of fun, especially if you like heated arguments with total strangers. 

Large institutions like corporations and government agencies use Twitter too, usually pretty badly. “Hey, we’re a pizza company, send us pictures of you eating our pizza and hashtag them #pizzapics” is an example of a typical lousy tweet from one of these accounts. Generally institutions try to drum up something vague called “social engagement”—basically they want to get people tweeting good stuff about them so other people see those tweets and, I guess, come to think good thoughts about the institution who started the engagement campaign. The New York Police Department was probably thinking they could do one of those social engagement thingies when they launched the hashtag #MyNYPD with this tweet:

What the person running the Twitter account probably failed to realize is that most people’s interactions with the cops fall into a few categories:

1. You are talking to them to get help after you or someone you knew was robbed, beaten, murdered, or sexually assaulted.

2. You are getting arrested. 

3. You are getting beaten by the police.

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Posted 17 hours ago
wellheyproductions:

mime had it coming

wellheyproductions:

mime had it coming

(Source: gtofficial)

Posted 1 day ago

malapropsbookstore:

infinitywhale:

gunpowderchant:

Get your facts straight, CNN.

If you didn’t know, Stephen Colbert is a literal expert on Lord of the Rings. He went onto the sets of one of the films and managed to beat the resident lore expert in a trivia contest. Someday he will die and Death will come, and he will live forever by challenging him to a contest of LoTR trivia.

Headcanon accepted.

Posted 1 day ago
Look for small victories and build on that. Each small victory, even if it is just getting up 5 minutes earlier, gives you confidence. You realize that these little victories make you feel great, and you keep going. You realize that being paralyzed by fear of failure is worse than failure.
Posted 1 day ago

officialunitedstates:

FACT OF THE DAY:  it’s apparently not okay to raise 16,200 seagulls from birth, train them every day in the art of aerial warfare, and then unleash them upon a medium sized township

Posted 1 day ago

officialunitedstates:

pemsylvania:

officialunitedstates:

for some reason my watch doesn’t work at night

?? what kind of watch do you have

image

Posted 1 day ago
"America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you’ve lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced…" ~ Tom Morello
Posted 2 days ago

collegehumor:

What is happening in these photos?

Click to see more: 20 Stock Photos of Sexy Ladies Using Landline Phones

Posted 2 days ago
The difference between government and organized crime is that ‘organized’ part.
Something I just overheard someone say (via objectivistnerd)

(Source: thaddeus-maximus)

Posted 2 days ago