1. praise-feeder:

    What the fuck, you are fucking beautiful

    (Source: Flickr / wolfpower, via rachelkiley)

     
  2. theatlantic:

    The Quiet Radicalism of All That

    The ’90s were golden years for Nickelodeon. The children’s cable television network was home to now cult-classic shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1991-2000), Clarissa Explains It All (1991-’94), The Secret Life of Alex Mack (1994-’98), and Salute Your Shorts (1991-’92)—arguably heretofore unmatched in their clever, un-condescending approach to entertaining young people. Nick News with Linda Ellerbee launched in 1992, and remains to this day one of the only shows on-air devoted to frank, engaging discussions of teen issues and opinions.

    But perhaps the program that best embodied the values of Nick in those years was All That, a sketch-comedy show that premiered 20 years ago today. Created by Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, All That ran for an impressive 10 seasons before it was canceled in 2005. The prolific franchise spawned a number of spin-offs (Good Burger, Kenan & Kel, The Amanda Show) and launched the careers of several comedy mainstays: Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, and Taran Killam.

    Like Saturday Night Live (which would later hire Thompson and Killam), All That was a communal pop-cultural touchstone. The parents of ’90s kids had the Church Lady, “more cowbell,” and Roseanne Roseannadanna; the kids themselves, though, had Pierre Escargot, “Vital Information,” and Repairman Man Man Man, and we recited their catch-phrases to one another in the cafeteria and on the playground. Although All That was clearly designed as a SNL, Jr., of sorts, it wasn’t merely starter sketch comedy—it was an admittedly daring venture for a children’s network to embark on.

    In its own right, All That was a weirdly subversive little show. It never explicitly crossed the line into “mature” territory, but it constantly flirted with the limits of FCC-approved family-friendliness. Take, for instance, the “Ask Ashley” sketch. A barely tween-aged Amanda Bynes (Seasons Three to Six), played an adorably wide-eyed video advice-columnist. Ashley (“That’s me!”) would read painfully dimwitted letters from fans with clearly solvable problems. (Example: “Dear Ashley, I live in a two-story house and my room is upstairs. Every morning, when it’s time to go to school, I jump out the window. So far I’ve broken my leg 17 times. Do you have any helpful suggestions for me?”) She would wait a beat, smile sweetly into the camera, then fly into a manic rage; emitting a stream of G-rated curses, always tantalizingly on the verge of spitting a true obscenity into the mix.

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  3. waltztothemoon:

    This is the only redeemable thing about Twilight was this whole monologue.

    (Source: elgortys, via princezukomarryme)

     
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  5. radtracks:

    the sign // ace of base

    i, i got a new life
    you would hardly recognize me, i’m so glad
    how could a person like me care for you?
    why do i bother when you’re not the one for me?
    it’s enough, enough

     
  6. sierrasanator:

    How to Google like a boss.

    Tagged #useful #google
     
  7. policymic:

    You’d never see Findland’s new homoerotic stamps in America

    Yes, that is a photo of a man’s nake buttocks on my credit card payment.

    This September, Finland will release its autumn stamp series which includes the artwork of Touko Laaksonen — better known as pseudonym Tom of Finland — in a release that corresponds with the Postal Museum’s exhibition “Sealed with a Secret — Correspondence of Tom of Finland.”  

    The drawings chosen for the postage represent Finland’s style in all his iconic glory: homoerotic masculinity, complete with bulging muscles — among other things — bare asses and uniforms. Finland’s service as a second lieutenant in WWII undeniably influenced his use of uniforms in his art work. 

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    what I’m saying is maybe this is how we boost the USPS. 

    (Source: micdotcom, via thestrengthofmylife)

     
  8. coolchicksfromhistory:

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    mildhorror:

    Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign

    Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.

    Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.

    Signal boost

    (via spinstrs)

    Tagged #library
     
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  10. (Source: misplacedbets, via doctorwho)

    Tagged #tea #doctor who
     
  11. theamericankid:

    10/10 would ride it into battle.

    (via wingsoritdidnothappen)

     
  12. Tagged #PRETTY MUCH
     
  13. tyleroakley:

    wryer:

    “In 1921, early suffragettes often donned a bathing suit and ate pizza in large groups to annoy men…it was a custom at the time.”

    FAVORITE

    (Source: fat-grrrl-activism)

     
  14. mydrunkkitchen:

    iamretrokid:

    lmafo did he just enchant him?

    is it weird that this is giving me an interest in sports?

    (Source: bballgifs)

     
  15. hanniebones:

    Red fox with a rare black coat hunting in Lamar Valley (Original Photo by Pauline Murrill)

    (via breakthebricks)