If Dr. Seuss Books Were Titled According to Their Subtexts
When informed of the accession of Peter III of Russia in 1762, George III said, “Well, there are now nine of us in Europe the third of our respective names”:
- George III, King of England
- Charles III, King of Spain
- Augustus III, King of Poland
- Frederick III, King of Prussia
- Charles Emanuel III, King of Sardinia
- Mustapha III, Emperor of the Turks
- Peter III, Emperor of Russia
- Francis III, Duke of Modena
- Frederick III, Duke of Saxe-Gotha
Such a coincidence was unprecedented in European history.
In Japan, there are 3 ways to say “I love you”:
You say “Daisuki (大好き)” for the friends and person you like,
you say “Aishiteru (愛してる)” for a more serious relationship,
and you say “Koishiteru ( 恋してる)” to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
And they follow this rule. They preserve the meaning of ‘I love you’ and never lose its essence unlike us.
We Californians be like
“Excuse me but your shirt is fucking gorgeous”
“Wow thank you very much! My nanna fucking knitted it for me!”
“So fucking fetch”
Oh Zuko, you flawless bitch…
Street harassment is not a compliment.
30 to 40 years from now pictures like this are going to surface from the wars we’re engaged in now and people will know why I oppose war so much. You’re not defending yourself against anyone, you’re killing more people. From Abu Ghraib, to Guantanamo Bay (which Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for shutting down, though it still is in use and by his orders as well), to our allies in Israel holding little Palestinian girls at gun point as she’s tied up. If you passively let your government murder innocent people that happened to be born in the wrong country at the wrong time under the pretense that you’re on the good guy’s team - you’re every bit as bad as they are, you are a monster.
Hurray america. Those troops are so beautiful. What strong men, defending our country against all of those poverty stricken pre-pubescent girls. God bless our armed forces.
this is what imperialism looks like.
#imperialism #us war crimes #crimes against humanity #US imperialism #western imperialism #occupation #oppression #racism
GUYS SERIOUSLY THIS PICTURE IS FROM THE MOVIE PLATOON.
Watching this constantly get reblogged so ignorantly is very amusing.
Also funny because how in the fuck was the Vietnam war imperialism? At least call it what it was, interventionism.
People are fucking moronic.
I didn’t know Tom Berenger served in the Vietnam War.
I tried to scroll past this post, but I was unsuccessful. Just FYI: The Vietnam War was a blatant example of US imperialism, one amongst *many* that happened during Cold War (most of which are ignored, brushed aside and deliberately excluded from the national imaginary/national narrative in the US. The support of dictatorships, torture and outright slaughter of huge sums of people would obviously directly contradict the sacred message of ‘democracy’ that we so hypocritically laud in the US). If you would like to have a conversation about why the Vietnam War counts as an example of ‘imperialism’, you’re welcome come and talk to me about it. That this photo comes from a movie does not in any way negate the fact that atrocities like those pictured above occurred every fucking day during that conflict (and still, in the present, occur at the hands of US military forces on a daily basis but are not commemorated in film and rarely make onto the news). Films are an important part of cultural expression; so, perhaps, instead of ragging on people who are using this particular example as a valid and insightful critique of US interventions in the rest of the world, you should consider why you are so deeply opposed to those critiques, and take a deeper look at why there are so many Hollywood films about the Vietnam War in the first place (either celebrating, questioning, or condemning it), when there are so few about Guatemala, or Chile of Haiti, why Guantanamo Bay has largely fallen of the radar and why so many examples of US ‘interventionism’ are sanctified, and why human rights violations committed in the name of ‘peace, democracy, and freedom’ are so readily excused. Hint: looking into global power structures built on imperialism and colonialism, might be useful to you.
My sister’s boyfriend wrote on 150 ping pong balls ” prom? ” and put them in her locker. She opened her locker and all the ping pong balls came out & he gave her a bouquet of flowers <333 promposal are so cute
did he say “I finally got the balls to ask you to prom ?” because if he didn’t he’s doing it wrong.
i hate when a teacher is genuinely funny and i’m the only one in the entire classroom that laughs at their jokes since everybody i go to school with are distasteful heathens
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