August 20, 2014
mydrunkkitchen:

GUESS WHO IS HOSTING GEEKS WHO DRINK TONIGHT AND GUESS WHERE???  (at The Highball)

mydrunkkitchen:

GUESS WHO IS HOSTING GEEKS WHO DRINK TONIGHT AND GUESS WHERE??? (at The Highball)

August 20, 2014

abbygubler:

ohrobbybaby:

The Sound of Music (1965)

tumblr fucked me up so bad i kept expecting something ridiculous to happen at the end like a still of her telling the kids to go fuck themselves smh

SO DID I!!

(via wilwheaton)

August 20, 2014
thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.
You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.
This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.
Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.
Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.
Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.
It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.
If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue. 
Sign the petition, then spread the word.

thehpalliance:

If you use YouTube, you need to know this.

You’ve heard all these rumblings about Net Neutrality over the past several months. Let’s get real: this is about controlling online video. It is estimated that by 2017, video content will account for 80-90% of all global Internet traffic.

This isn’t just about not being able to binge-watch a series on Netflix. It’s about the future of online video as we know it.

Whether your YouTube channel is home to daily vlogs, short films, or just that one video from when the cinnamon challenge seemed like a good idea, you’re a video creator. Your content and comments help shape this community. Let’s keep it that way.

Net Neutrality means that your YouTube videos reach people at the same speed as clips from last night’s episode of the Tonight Show. It means a level playing field for video creators looking to reach an audience. But new Net Neutrality rules could mess that up.

Here’s the deal: Telecommunications companies already charge us to access the Internet through our homes and our phones. New FCC rules could allow them to also charge content providers (like YouTube, Netflix, and even PBS) for access to our eyeballs. It could create a fast lane for Jimmy Fallon’s clips, and slow lane for your YouTube videos.

It is really important that the FCC understands that online video creators care about Net Neutrality. Even if you’ve only ever uploaded ONE VIDEO, you are a creator and you have a voice.

If you can, please add your channel to our petition. We’ll deliver this to the FCC in September and demonstrate that the online video community cares about this issue.

Sign the petition, then spread the word.

(via edwardspoonhands)

August 20, 2014

marykatewiles:

Come with me to LeakyCon!

August 20, 2014
"Love life. Engage in it. Give it all you’ve got. Love it with a passion because life truly does give back, many times over, what you put into it."

— Maya Angelou (via purplebuddhaproject)

(via mightymudha)

August 19, 2014
The New York Post Actually Published This! "Catcalls are flattering: deal with it"

It’s real? Is it real? Is it really real? Not fake real? Is she really posing with a foot pop on a construction worker? Is this real life? Where am I?

In other news… the NY Post is the NY Post…

And the people behind ihollaback have a response out already.

August 19, 2014

rachlovesmoony:

mostbasicelements replied to your post “Most of Leakycon I was hanging out in groups that were almost all…”

ugh. is the most accurate depiction of leakycon. I mean the feeling of comfort and safety in your own skin which one might not feel otherwise.

truth very truth

August 19, 2014
"Last year, in total, British police officers actually fired their weapons three times. The number of people fatally shot was zero. In 2012 the figure was just one. Even after adjusting for the smaller size of Britain’s population, British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans. Between 2010 and 2014 the police force of one small American city, Albuquerque in New Mexico, shot and killed 23 civilians; seven times more than the number of Brits killed by all of England and Wales’s 43 forces during the same period.

The explanation for this gap is simple. In Britain, guns are rare. Only specialist firearms officers carry them; and criminals rarely have access to them. The last time a British police officer was killed by a firearm on duty was in 2012, in a brutal case in Manchester. The annual number of murders by shooting is typically less than 50. Police shootings are enormously controversial. The shooting of Mark Duggan, a known gangster, which in 2011 started riots across London, led to a fiercely debated inquest. Last month, a police officer was charged with murder over a shooting in 2005. The reputation of the Metropolitan Police’s armed officers is still barely recovering from the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, an innocent Brazilian, in the wake of the 7/7 terrorist bombings in London.

In America, by contrast, it is hardly surprising that cops resort to their weapons more frequently. In 2013, 30 cops were shot and killed—just a fraction of the 9,000 or so murders using guns that happen each year. Add to that a hyper-militarised police culture and a deep history of racial strife and you have the reason why so many civilians are shot by police officers. Unless America can either reduce its colossal gun ownership rates or fix its deep social problems, shootings of civilians by police—justified or not—seem sure to continue."

Armed police: Trigger happy | The Economist (via kenyatta)

(via katelinnea)

August 18, 2014
PART ONE OF THE BOY IN THE SMOKE IS HERE!

maureenjohnsonbooks:

It’s here! Click! Go and read it!

August 16, 2014

leakynews:

LeakyNews’ LeakyCon Swag Giveaway!

One of our editors was kind enough to bring back some awesome merch from Leaky this year and we’re giving it away to some lucky Tumblr users!
This year we have 4 bundles, with TWO Grand Prizes:

1st Grand Prize: LeakyCon

- LeakyCon, Let’s Geek Out! Bag
- LeakyCon 2014 Official Programming Guide
- LeakyCon NotePad
- LeakyCon Temporary Tattoo
- STICKERS: 5 STARE Stickers, 2 LeakyCon Stickers, 1 READ Sticker, 1 Maureen Johnson - The Name of the Star Sticker, 1 I Ship. Sticker, 1 Sheet of Stephanie Perkins’ Stickers (4 per page)
- 1 “Let’s Geek Out” Ribbon and 1 “I’m a Rockstar” Ribbon
- 1 The Book of Life Pin and 2 Clockwork Pins
If I Stay Poster
- Sneak Peak Copy of The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Online Code to start reading The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Three Chapter Preview of Atlantia by Ally Condie
- Hannah Hart “You Butter my Biscuit” Bookmark
- Souvenir Pass from Open at the Close Event
- Pamphlet of Postcards (6) by Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator for the 2013 Paperback Editions of Harry Potter)

2nd Grand Prize: LeakyLit

- Hardcover copy of The Finisher by David Baldacci
- Sneak Peak Copy of The Young Elites by Marie Lu
- Online Code to start reading The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Three Chapter Preview of Atlantia by Ally Condie
- Preview of Half Bad by Sally Green
- Hannah Hart “You Butter my Biscuit” Bookmark
- LeakyCon NotePad
- STICKERS: 5 STARE Stickers, 1 LeakyCon Stickers, 1 READ Sticker, 1 Maureen Johnson - The Name of the Star Sticker, 1 Sheet of Stephanie Perkins Stickers (4 per page)
- “I’m a Rockstar” Ribbon
- 1 The Book of Life Pin, 1 Clockwork Pin, 3 Stephanie Perkins Pins
If I Stay Poster

2nd Prize:

- LeakyCon 2014 Official Programming Guide
- LeakyCon NotePad
- LeakyCon Temporary Tattoo
- STICKERS: 5 STARE Stickers, 1 LeakyCon Stickers, 1 READ Sticker, 1 Maureen Johnson - The Name of the Star Sticker
- 1 “Let’s Geek Out” Ribbon and 1 “I’m a Rockstar” Ribbon
- 1 Clockwork Pins
- Pamphlet of Postcards (6) by Kazu Kibuishi (Illustrator for the 2013 Paperback Editions of Harry Potter)

3rd Prize: (The Sticker Pack)

- 10 Maureen Johnson STARE Stickers
- 3 I READ Stickers
- 2 LeakyCon Stickers
- LeakyCon NotePad
- LeakyCon Temporary Tattoo
- 1 Clockwork Pins

RULES:

1. You can reblog this as many times as you’d like
2. You can also like it
3. You must be following LeakyNews
4. The winners will be randomly selected using a random number generator
5. The first winner will be messaged before the others are announced to ask if they would prefer the LeakyCon or LeakyLit Grand Prize.

That’s it!

The giveaway will close on August 31st and we will send the prizes to anywhere in the world.

Thanks, and may the odds be ever in your favor. 

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