Mamihlapinatapai (sometimes spelled mamihlapinatapei) is a word from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the “most succinct word”, and is considered one of the hardest words to translate. It refers to “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.”
when the character in the book/fanfiction you are reading does something really embarrassing and you suffer secondhand embarrassment and you just have to stare at the ceiling and whisper you are an idiot why would you do that oh my god
Apparently the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau has issued a department-wide memo discussing Occupy Wall Street’s plan to ‘Shut Down’ the Koch industries, Bank of America, and Pfizer.
OWS will be meeting at Bryant Park today at 9:00am local time. Be there.
What was the voting percentage/voter turnout for the election years of 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008?
So I went shopping today — as I foresee a potential for me getting sick due to weather + stress — for vitamins. After locating the vitamins I require, I made my way up to the cash register. As I walked up, I noticed the person in line in front of me happened to be a police officer. No big deal (not that I enjoy seeing dogs of the state out and about, but I’m not intimidated by them).
The cop turns around, gives me a once over, and I see his eyes fixate on my chest. Now, as it’s cold here, I wore my jacket which is adorned with a small triad cluster of anarchy pins on the right breast side.
Snorting, the cop looks me in the eye and says “Is there a problem, little lady?”
Taken aback, I shrug and shake my head and say “No.” I wasn’t quite sure what he was on about at this juncture.
Here is the following conversation:
Cop: If there’s no problem, then why are you showing gang symbols?
Me: I’m sorry?
Cop: The pins on your jacket, do you have a problem?
Me: Oh. Yes, I have a problem.
Cop: And what would that be.
Me: I have a problem with a system that propagates intimidation and censorship of alternative ideas.
Cop: Are you trying to say I’m intimidating you?
Me: Take it as you will.
Cop: You should be thankful for people like me, we protect your ability to have an alternative idea.
Me: Well, gee whiz, thanks. I’m sure glad you’re protecting my varied viewpoints while simultaneously accusing me of being in a gang.
Cop: You kids are all the same with your pathetic idealistic world views. You’ll come around one you’ve been raped.
The cop proceeds to turn around, finish paying for his purchase, and hastily storm out of the store.
What the actual fuck?
“Is a girl who travels worth it? Yes, she is. So when you find her, keep her. Don’t lose her with your insecurities and doubts. Because when she says she loves you, she really does…
If she says she loves you, she must have seen something in you, something that can always call her back from her travels, something that can anchor her to the world in the way that she wants to after weeks and months of being on the road.”” — Date A Girl Who Travels, Aleah