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# Farscape

sprite-lady:

Teachable Scifi - Farscape

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# Community

greendale seven appreciation week(s): day seven
free choice: pop culture references

Which show should I watch? Watch all the shows!

7,819 notes on Sep 18, 2014Via / Source

Look, we’ve got the greatest resource in the world at our fingertips: American celebrity. We get some hot young actor -

424 notes on Sep 17, 2014Via / Source

30 Rock- Pizza Hut commercial [x]

802 notes on Sep 17, 2014Via / Source

SHUT UP LUTZ!!

338 notes on Sep 17, 2014Via / Source

This 30 Rock rewatch will be titled “Oh Lutz…” 

163 notes on Sep 17, 2014Via / Source

Jim’s at the dentist this morning and Steve is an actor friend of ours.

Jim’s greatest  prank

2,624 notes on Sep 17, 2014Via / Source
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# Fascinating
tenyearsapeasant:

ximen:

potofsoup:

tenyearsapeasant:

So, our dad wrote a book about the ten years he spent in the countryside of Jiangxi province during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  It’s a series of small stories in Chinese.  Here we will attempt to translate them into English.  Our goal is to post a new translation every 2 weeks.
If you already read Chinese, you can download the original book at his website.

Apologies for the not-fandom post, but in case you’re interested in short stories about Chinese village life during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, my brother and I are starting to translate our dad’s book. We’ll be posting 3k words every 2 weeks or so. I just translated the foreword.Anyway, follow tenyearsapeasant if it’s something of interest???(Sorry no sad boys kissing. None. My mom does show up though. And my dad almost dies 3 times. There’s also a lot of tractors.)

I’ve heard a lot of these stories from potofsoup over the years and they are always interesting.
If you haven’t studied Chinese history, you might not know that during the Cultural Revolution, millions of teenagers were sent out of the cities and into the countryside, where they were supposed to learn from the peasants. One day you’re in high school, then suddenly you’re packing up, leaving your family, and moving out to the boonies to try and be a farmer. (Admittedly, the “in high school” part wasn’t exactly normal either, unless you too can denounce and possibly kill your high school teachers as class traitors if they assign too much homework.) Anyway, these teenagers had to somehow learn enough farming to keep themselves alive, and also avoid political pitfalls. When they had been in 10th grade not long before. They gave up their urban residence permits when they left, so they couldn’t move back to the cities— it was illegal, it would have marked them as traitors and made them subject to mob violence, even if they could avoid arrest, and since urban food was rationed and only available for people who held urban residence permits, they would have starved anyway. 
Ten years later, these no-longer-teenagers were allowed back into the cities, and they had to try and figure out what to do with their lives. For many of them, it was their first chance to see their parents in a decade. They were now in their twenties, with little or no high school education or job training (except for farming) in a country that was rapidly removing its social safety net. For anyone to pull together a successful career out of this is impressive, and I am constantly amazed by all the people I know from this generation who have managed to become successful academics, educators, and business owners. potofsoup's mom is an expert in math education, and she and potofsoup's dad run a Chinese school and textbook empire. They are cool people, and if you are at all interested in modern Chinese history, OR just stories of smart people in a pretty crazy situation, you should definitely follow this tumblr. 

Many thanks to ximen for the helpful historical context!

tenyearsapeasant:

ximen:

potofsoup:

tenyearsapeasant:

So, our dad wrote a book about the ten years he spent in the countryside of Jiangxi province during the Chinese Cultural Revolution.  It’s a series of small stories in Chinese.  Here we will attempt to translate them into English.  Our goal is to post a new translation every 2 weeks.

If you already read Chinese, you can download the original book at his website.

Apologies for the not-fandom post, but in case you’re interested in short stories about Chinese village life during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, my brother and I are starting to translate our dad’s book. We’ll be posting 3k words every 2 weeks or so. I just translated the foreword.

Anyway, follow tenyearsapeasant if it’s something of interest???

(Sorry no sad boys kissing. None. My mom does show up though. And my dad almost dies 3 times. There’s also a lot of tractors.)

I’ve heard a lot of these stories from potofsoup over the years and they are always interesting.

If you haven’t studied Chinese history, you might not know that during the Cultural Revolution, millions of teenagers were sent out of the cities and into the countryside, where they were supposed to learn from the peasants. One day you’re in high school, then suddenly you’re packing up, leaving your family, and moving out to the boonies to try and be a farmer. (Admittedly, the “in high school” part wasn’t exactly normal either, unless you too can denounce and possibly kill your high school teachers as class traitors if they assign too much homework.) Anyway, these teenagers had to somehow learn enough farming to keep themselves alive, and also avoid political pitfalls. When they had been in 10th grade not long before. They gave up their urban residence permits when they left, so they couldn’t move back to the cities— it was illegal, it would have marked them as traitors and made them subject to mob violence, even if they could avoid arrest, and since urban food was rationed and only available for people who held urban residence permits, they would have starved anyway. 

Ten years later, these no-longer-teenagers were allowed back into the cities, and they had to try and figure out what to do with their lives. For many of them, it was their first chance to see their parents in a decade. They were now in their twenties, with little or no high school education or job training (except for farming) in a country that was rapidly removing its social safety net. For anyone to pull together a successful career out of this is impressive, and I am constantly amazed by all the people I know from this generation who have managed to become successful academics, educators, and business owners. potofsoup's mom is an expert in math education, and she and potofsoup's dad run a Chinese school and textbook empire. They are cool people, and if you are at all interested in modern Chinese history, OR just stories of smart people in a pretty crazy situation, you should definitely follow this tumblr. 

Many thanks to ximen for the helpful historical context!

573 notes on Sep 08, 2014Via / Source

laylainalaska:

The movie is about…as he struggles to find an identity in the modern world, his old life is slipping away - is hanging on by a thread. Peggy doesn’t remember him… and she’ll be dead soon. She’s the last remnant of his past. And Sam happens to find his way into his life, so now he’s slowly meeting a new friend, he’s gaining a trust with Widow…so the movie is about a journey for him as he finds new elements in the modern world to emotionally attach himself to. The cruel twist is that, the Winter Soldier shows up…and it’s like the past punching him in the face.” — Joe Russo [x]

Such a lovely visual representation of Steve’s past/present loved ones, his whole moving-on process … awww babies. These movies hit my happy spots so hard.

This gifset is punching me in the face.

22,458 notes on Sep 05, 2014Via / Source

disneypixar:

"…and guest."

Admit it, you hear her voice in your head right now.

And now you can’t unhear it…

531 notes on Sep 05, 2014Via / Source

merlin:

Phil Hartman - SNL Audition

It’s legendary for a reason.

164 notes on Sep 04, 2014Via / Source

jefffwinger:

Get to Know Me Meme - [4/5] Relationships: Troy Barnes & Abed Nadir [Community]

"By the way, when I cloned you, I had to patch the missing parts of your DNA with genes from a homing pigeon. You may notice side effects, like a compulsion to come back."

1,235 notes on Sep 03, 2014Via / Source

Parks and Recreation Alphabet → f
 ↳ friendship

"First in friendship."

2,693 notes on Aug 31, 2014Via / Source

wanderingpuck:

deaf-girl88:

Deaf Awareness Week is upon us here in the UK! :D These pictures highlight the importance of lip-reading for Deaf and hard of hearing people all over the world…

We hate it when people mumble

we hate it when people cover their mouths

we hate it when people shout thinking we’ll hear better

we hate it when more than one person speak to us at the same time

we hate it when people do speak clearly….

BUT we do love it when people make the effort to talk clearly to us :)

Happy Deaf Awareness week!!

xx

These are amazing.

4,742 notes on Aug 30, 2014Via / Source