All posts for the month September, 2012









oh my white heterosexual christian god

Generally when you go on strike, you have something that other people want.  I don’t think this guy’s doin’ it right.



After going viral on Reddit’s ‘Funny’ section for being odd-looking with facial hair, the girl above gave the following graceful and fresh response:

“Hey, guys. This is Balpreet Kaur, the girl from the picture. I actually didn’t know about this until one of my friends told on facebook. If the OP wanted a picture, they could have just asked and I could have smiled 🙂 However, I’m not embarrased or even humiliated by the attention [negative and positve] that this picture is getting because, it’s who I am. Yes, I’m a baptized Sikh woman with facial hair. Yes, I realize that my gender is often confused and I look different than most women. However, baptized Sikhs believe in the sacredness of this body – it is a gift that has been given to us by the Divine Being [which is genderless, actually] and, must keep it intact as a submission to the divine will. Just as a child doesn’t reject the gift of his/her parents, Sikhs do not reject the body that has been given to us. By crying ‘mine, mine’ and changing this body-tool, we are essentially living in ego and creating a seperateness between ourselves and the divinity within us. By transcending societal views of beauty, I believe that I can focus more on my actions. My attitude and thoughts and actions have more value in them than my body because I recognize that this body is just going to become ash in the end, so why fuss about it? When I die, no one is going to remember what I looked like, heck, my kids will forget my voice, and slowly, all physical memory will fade away. However, my impact and legacy will remain: and, by not focusing on the physical beauty, I have time to cultivate those inner virtues and hopefully, focus my life on creating change and progress for this world in any way I can. So, to me, my face isn’t important but the smile and the happiness that lie behind the face are. 🙂 So, if anyone sees me at OSU, please come up and say hello. I appreciate all of the comments here, both positive and less positive because I’ve gotten a better understanding of myself and others from this. Also, the yoga pants are quite comfortable and the Better Together tshirt is actually from Interfaith Youth Core, an organization that focuses on storytelling and engagement between different faiths. 🙂 I hope this explains everything a bit more, and I apologize for causing such confusion and uttering anything that hurt anyone.”

Thank you, Balpreet Kaur for showing Reddit what an actual human being is like!

Transgender Deaths: Where Is the Outcry?





Romney doesn’t understand why you can’t roll down windows on a plane. He says ”It’s a real problem.”


#tw: mitt romney

I was really hoping this was like the time Tina Fey played a parody of Sarah Palin on SNL, and some people had a hard time telling what was real and what was a joke, but no. Mitt Romney actually thinks that opening windows in a plane is a good idea.




There was an episode, one of my favorite moments in Star Trek, when Captain Kirk looks over the cosmos and says, ‘Somewhere out there someone is saying the three most beautiful words in any language.’ Of course you heart sinks and you think it’s going to be, ‘I love you’ or whatever. He says, ‘Please help me.’ What a philosophically fantastic idea, that vulnerability and need is a beautiful thing.

Hugh Laurie (via becandthebluebox)

Not to be a stickler or whatever, and Laurie’s point is sweet, but the three words Kirk said were the most beautiful in the universe were “Let me help”.  And that’s a very different thing, an attitude of reaching out to others and helping them as needed.  That to me is actually more beautiful than being openly vulnerable.

(via fannishtalk)

Thank you, sir. I was just about to say this exact thing when I thought to myself, “Someone misquoted Star Trek on the internet; this problem has already been addressed.”


 SPOCK PRIME            Then I ask that you do yourself a
           favor... put away logic, and do what
           feels right. The world you've inherited
           lives in the shadow of incalculable
           devastation... but there's no reason you
           must face it alone.

And from around his neck, he removes the PENDANT that until now,
we've only caught glimpses of. Places it on the table beside
his younger self. The feeling in his eyes is profound...

 SPOCK PRIME (CONT'D)            This was a gift to me.   Representing...
           a dream. One we were unable to fulfill.
           The way you can now.

And moves to the door.    Stops.   Offers the VULCAN SALUTE:

 SPOCK PRIME (CONT'D)            As my customary farewell would appear
           oddly self serving, I will simply say...
           good luck.

Their eyes hold. Spock turns, disappearing into the corridor.
Young Spock stares at the empty doorway a beat, his mind a
jumble of thoughts. Looks to the pendant... and realizes it's a
HOLO-EMITTER. After considering a beat, he hits an activation
button and a MOVING HOLOGRAPHIC MESSAGE materializes before him:

CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK. WILLIAM SHATNER.      As always, brash, wry,
confident -- and SINGING:

 KIRK/ SHATNER            Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to
                   (stops, grins)
           I know I know, it's illogical to
           celebrate something you had nothing to do
           with, but I haven't had the chance to
           congratulate you on your appointment to
           the ambassadorship so I thought I'd seize
           the occasion... Bravo, Spock -- they tell
           me your first mission may take you away
           for awhile, so I'll be the first to wish
           you luck... and to say...
                   (beat, emotional)
           I miss you, old friend.

... and we're PUSHING IN on Young Spock, taking in the image of
Kirk's future self, the message, but above all -- the clear,
unquestionable friendship these two men had...

As Spock Prime walks off down the corridor, he passes right by a
man conferring with a nurse -- the man pauses, turns... it's
SAREK. Suddenly overcome by a feeling that the stranger who's
just passed him is... oddly familiar.

 KIRK/SHATNER (V.O.)            I suppose I'd always imagined us...
           outgrowing Starfleet together. Watching
           life swing us into our Emeritus years...

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As far as Shatner’s last words to the franchise, the alternative to to this was “Oh my.”


I was just thinking last night that if any of those What Not To Wear type people came to my door, I would shut the door and go into lockdown as if it were a zombie invasion. This, however, I would love.

…but because of Tumblr, I’m like the creepy psychic kid of Doctor Who for my friends.

general questions
“The reason The Doctor doesn’t disrupt the timeline is because…time is kind of a…wibbley-wobbley…timey-wimey…thing.”
“Well, I’m sure the series will give you a more technical explanation later.”

The Sound of Drums
“But he can’t be a Time Lord. The only other Time Lord is…oooooooh.”

The Christmas Invasion
“Harriet Jones? Yeah, I guess she could focus more on protecting her people than being polite to everyone. I’ll pass that along to her.”
*45 minutes later*
You did this!”

Rise of the Cybermen
Friend: “These Cybermen are insane! They could probably take on the Daleks.”
“…I’ll take that bet.”

Friend: “So what is up with those 3D-glasses?”

Bad Wolf
“Those ships are familiar. They’re designed like something from the sixt–ooooh.”

Friend: “Why does vanHatten have a giant chrome R2-D2 with a dress? Kris, what is that?”
“They’re heeeeeeeere.”