When you’re failing gym class and you tryna get ya grade up at the last minute
I once tried to fail a PE class (coz I really hate hockey) and I got almost the top mark. Not cool. Also once tried to get out of running by saying I’d gone blind & my teacher was like ‘being blind does not affect running ability’. and in my last year at school, our teacher gave up trying to make me & my friends participate & we just sat around & gossiped with him.
i wanna audition for all the ugly roles in movies because if you get the part youre in a movie which is cool but if you don’t get the part it means that you’re not ugly enough for it which is also cool
nothing i’ve ever heard was as positive as this post
Do you mind explaining why Parks and Rec is racist, or pointing me in the direction of someone/a post that could? I haven't seen the show but it was on my list of things to watch because apparently is has a lot of PoC in it? But is it bad despite that?
umm well the entire show centers around a white feminist woman, all the POC r dependent on her in some way. Her best friend is a light skinned WOC about whose family and ethnicity we know nothing about after 5 seasons. The one Black woman in the office is a side character after 5 seasons and again we know nothing about her history and family and she’s mostly there to deliver snarky comments or have jokes made about the improbability of anyone finding her sexually attractive. What else. The other WOC is Aubrey Plaza and she’s also very light skinned/ somewhat what passing and her ethnicity is only acknowledged like once. There are really offensive genocidal murals on the office walls that r used for laughs because they r “outrageously racist” yet none of the characters r ever concerned with removing them. The MOC Aziz Anzari is characterized as juvenile and desexual while even the dorkiest white men r coded with desirability and maturity. What else. Everytime a new “attractive” woman appears she’s always white and skinny. There was an entire episode which was about the greatness of US “democracy” vs Venezuelan corruption, and all of Leslie’s white feminist icons r white women like Hilary Clinton and Madeline Albright and Nancy Pelosi.
my hubs and I marathoned 4 straight seasons and I won’t deny it’s hilarious and the characters r very well drawn but the ovewhelming white liberal gaze is hard to ignore
are oranges named oranges because oranges are orange or is orange called orange because oranges are orange
The colour was named after the fruit. Before that, people would just use the colour red to describe something that we consider orange now. It’s why we call gingers red-heads and why robins are red breasted, when really they’re an orange colour.
“What I had not understood before I found myself in true poverty, and what [Jamie] Oliver probably does not, is that it means living in a world of “no.” Ninety-nine per cent of what you need is answered “no.” Ninety-nine per cent of what your kids ask for is answered “no.” Ninety-nine per cent of life is answered “no.” Cinema? No. Night out? No. New shoes? No. Birthday? No. So, if the only indulgence that is viable, that is within budget, that will not mean you have to walk to work, is a Styrofoam container of cheesy chips, the answer is a thunderous “YES.””—
Alex Andreou, in the Guardian
(Via Slate: “One of the few British newspapers to come to Jamie Oliver’s defense this week was the Independent, whose columnist Grace Dent argued that Oliver is entitled to his arrogant opinions about poor people. Dent is right—Oliver is entitled to his opinions. But he’s not entitled to the position of culinary hero for a population he disdains.”)
MIT is offering free online courses in many topics that might be of interest to followers of this blog!
I know many of us can’t afford the kind of tuition that these institutions charge. Luckily, MIT is offering older courses for free to people interested in learning on their own time.
These classes can be taken at their own pace, or you can just peruse them for articles and texts of interest to you. Self-directed learning can be very gratifying, and you can do the assignments if you wish.
You’ll see that you can narrow down these topics by sub-topic and specialty:
Then, scroll down to see your results:
When you click on a course, a window will pop up, and you can select “View Course”:
This will take you to the course, where you can browse the syllabus, required texts, readings, assignments, and more!
Important: Although main texts for the course may need to be purchased, it is worthwhile to search Google Books for them, and check to see if some of the assigned readings are available in the preview sections of the ebook. (Many instructors advise students to do this in the beginning of classes!)
Moreover, MANY OF THE ASSIGNED READINGS HAVE EMBEDDED LINKS TO PDFS OF THE READING ASSIGNMENTS. They are included, and will NOT need to be purchased.
Of course these classes are “As taught in 2010” or otherwise a few years “out of date”, but it’s very unlikely that the class structure or materials will have changed much.
They have many Math and Science courses as well as Humanities, History, and Social Sciences.
You also have the option to browse only Video/Audio Presentations, Lecture Notes, classes with Online Textbooks, or Interactive Simulations.
Free access to online college classes!!!
this is absolutely the most amazing thing ever, thank you so much!
It’s not just MIT that’s doing this. Multiple universities like it are doing this and you can find all the courses you can take at https://www.edx.org/