"People play dress up and play war games in the streets with civilians. ‘What are the police doing there?’, is my question. You’re not protecting the people…and you’re not protecting property, so why are you there?

Then a larger question I would also ask of the American people…is it ok to break the law or not? Because the cops are breaking the law left and right. It’s state law…state regulation to wear a badge and have a badge number and have a name tag visible. We have a right to freedom of the press. We have a right to assemble. They’ve blocked out air space so that the press cannot view what’s going on. They’re violating people’s rights, left and right. They’re firing tear gas and other projectiles into people’s homes…at people on their private property. So…is it ok to use violence to get what you want…or not? Because, a cop blew the head off of Michael Brown, shot a teenager 6 times…but Michael Brown’s the savage because he pushed a guy in a convenience store?

Like, you don’t own us anymore. You see? Either we all have the same inalienable rights…or we don’t. Back in the day we could have separate rights…but we’re not…that noise is dead now.”

Jesse Williams



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I want to go to their fabulous Swiss chalet. How can I score an invite?

I misread that and was clueless about when they became franchisees of a Canadian restaurant chain.

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I was contracted by a local business to create a logo and a website; my client said that a mutual friend referred me.  We discussed his project over the phone and he agreed to meet me at a local coffee shop to start work after the contract had been signed. 

After receiving the signed contract and deposit, I tried to set up a meeting at our agreed upon location.  He refused to meet at the coffee shop because he said it was too loud.  He insisted that I meet him at his home at noon that day. I offered a variety of other public places – I didn’t know him, have never met him, and as a small female, I definitely did not feel comfortable meeting him by myself in his home (especially since his office was apparently in the basement).  When we couldn’t agree on a location, he asked me to go ahead and get started on the logo. We would try again another day.

I sent the logo for review and, after a couple weeks, I received a response from him.  He demanded that I meet him in his basement at noon that next day (by myself) to discuss the logo and the website.  He (again) refused a variety of public options. I offered to meet him at his home when his wife was home from work and my husband could join us. I offered a Skype call with screen sharing. He refused both.

It had to be at noon. At his home. In his basement. By myself.

After we couldn’t agree on a location, he sent a series of angry emails cancelling the contract and demanding the non-refundable deposit back.  Including this:

Client: ​And yes, my business is too important to me to discuss it in some, nasty, noisy, public, coffee shop…​

And that mutual friend?  I called him the next day and found out that he wasn’t friends with my now ex-client and that he had never actually referred me to him!


Stop calling what’s happening in Ferguson a “riot”.

It is not a riot.

Vancouver losing the Stanley Cup a few years ago was a riot. It was angry, drunken destruction with no purpose. (And as a Canadian, it was a shameful event)

Ferguson is not a riot. It is a protest. It is an uprising. It is a civil rights revolution. The prople of Ferguson may be angry, but they have a reason to be angry, and they are not violent, and they are not hooligans, thugs or looters. They are protesting for their human rights which are currently being denied.

Look at the difference between a riot and a protest. A riot is chaos. A protest has a purpose.

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I’ve discovered there’s a lot you can do inside haunted houses.


For example, you can:

  • be in a shampoo commercial


  • start a boy band:


  • spot some choice booty:


  • break into song:


  • see some people in frankly offensive outfits:


  • attend a metal show:


  • listen to some sick jams:


  • discover zombieism:


  • sample some tasty snacks:


  • watch someone get burned bad:


  • find something you really like:


  • find something you really, really like:


  • find something you REALLY REALLY LIKE:


  • and wonder if you left the stove on:


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