Anonymous said: Is it ok, under some circumstances to cheat? My girlfriend cheated on me two months ago with my best friend and lied about it (I only found out through looking through her texts) and I still love her, but I want to balance things a bit. Her best friend has always given me flirty vibes, should I make a move?

askannecarson:

You could take the entirety of the common sense of humans and put it in the palm of your hand and still have room for your dick

OBAMA, SAVIOR OF THE ANTS!!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANYTHING HE CAN’T DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

OBAMA, SAVIOR OF THE ANTS!!!!!!!!! IS THERE ANYTHING HE CAN’T DO?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

James Bond’s bastard child’s pet dog is not allowed in this park.

James Bond’s bastard child’s pet dog is not allowed in this park.

"I read on a slip of paper at dinner tonight that
You must empty yourself before God may enter
so I emptied myself and found
the bottom of a lake bed
caked with sticky mud
next to a sign that said
do not swim."

— "After Another Execution" in There, There by George Higgins, reviewed by Heather Dobbins (via therumpus)

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"Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed."

— Roxane Gay: The Great Naked Celebrity Photo Leak of 2014 is just the beginning (via guardian)

I wrote this

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(Source: theguardian.com, via roxanegay)

I generally assume that most autocorrect fails are set ups, but then this happened tonight between my wife and me.

I generally assume that most autocorrect fails are set ups, but then this happened tonight between my wife and me.

NEXT LETTER IN THE MAIL: DAVID RODERICK

therumpus:

We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from poet David Roderick! In this 10-page missive, Dave gets back in touch with his handwriting skills while enjoying a new bookstore in his town. He writes to us about his children, his surroundings, his secret morning exercise, and of course, poetry. And, he includes a poem from his new book, The Americans!

To make sure this letter finds its way to your mailbox, subscribe to Letters in the Mail now!

Chatted last night with Jericho about this book—it was our August Rumpus Poetry Book Club selection. It’s a fascinating book, dealing with guilt and redemption, pain and joy, all tied together in beautiful lyric form. Jericho is an awesome poet and a terrific person, and if you want a taste of his work, check out the @RumpusPoetry feed on Twitter. I spent some time on Sunday tweeting selections from the book.

"May the force be ever in your favor, Harry."

— Gandalf (The Chronicles of Narnia)

By Lemony Snicket

(Source: elderwand, via ramblingpoetry)

Anonymous said: this is about people wanting JUSTICE for a boy who was MURDERED in cold fucking blood. please stop being so ignorant with your "not all cops" bullshit

ughsocialjustice:

Uhm excuse me, but no. GENERALIZING AN ENTIRE GROUP IS WRONG NO MATTER WHAT GROUP YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. THIS IS NOT A HARD CONCEPT. And if you’re attacking ALL cops because of one, you aren’t talking about justice, you’re talking about revenge. So please, don’t be so ignorant.

-the Polish one

Sorry, but no. This is like the whole #yesallwomen ad #notallmen debate, Not all cops are bad news. Not all cops are racist. But enough are that especially if you’re a person of color, you have to assume that the cop is probably going to hassle you for no reason until you have reason to believe otherwise.

Look, I’m of the demographic that theoretically has the least to fear from cops. I’m straight, white, male, middle-aged and have a middle-class income. And I’ve been hassled by cops for no reason, so I know if it’s happened to me, it’s happening to lots of other people who don’t have my level of privilege.

Put simply, I don’t trust a police officer until I have positive reason to do so. I understand that we must have police forces in a civil society, and I wish I could give all cops the benefit of the doubt, but given their actions time and time again in all the parts of the country where I’ve lived (all three coasts and the middle), it would be foolish of me to trust blindly. If the police want that kind of trust, they have to earn it, and right now they’re doing a collectively shitty job.