yewglow:

randomlittlespark:

jesusinc:

"nerd" and"loser" were like hard hitting insults in the early 2000’s and now they are used as affectionate terms we have truly come full circle

Sorry, but no, we did a 180. A full circle would mean we went back to them as insults

nerd

He Was Raised By A White Mom And Didn't Think The Cops Were Out To Get Him. Until They Got Him.

witchsistah:

omondii:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

Wow. I am a half black male raised by a white mother…but I’m fortunate to be Canadian. This stuff doesn’t happen here. I’m treated the same wherever I go in this country, and have had very few people assume anything about me because of my ethnicity. That wasn’t a luxury I was given when I lived in the US for 3 years. It’s mindblowing how race is still a serious issue in many parts of the country south of mine. If the cops did anything like that here they would all be held accountable, discharged, and jailed. Wow.

No racism in Canada, huh? Better tell that to First Nations folks and THESE dudes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzcfDInl6XQ

My intention is not to champion Canada here or saying there’s no racism. Man, First Nations is a whole crazy issue here. I’m saying that my personal experience is very different than that of the man in the story and I believe it has to do with where I’m from. My mind is constantly being opened to what life is like in other places and I’m acknowledging that and being grateful for the life I have. I recently spent a few weeks in Kenya where my dad is from. Forgive me for the Canada love here, but man I love our culture and police system (Kenya’s is super corrupt). Basically, I was saying that kind of shit doesn’t often happen in Canada and I think we tend to take it for granted.

He Was Raised By A White Mom And Didn't Think The Cops Were Out To Get Him. Until They Got Him.

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

Wow. I am a half black male raised by a white mother…but I’m fortunate to be Canadian. This stuff doesn’t happen here. I’m treated the same wherever I go in this country, and have had very few people assume anything about me because of my ethnicity. That wasn’t a luxury I was given when I lived in the US for 3 years. It’s mindblowing how race is still a serious issue in many parts of the country south of mine. If the cops did anything like that here they would all be held accountable, discharged, and jailed. Wow.

I like it in England

mikesnosense:

The police aren’t routinely armed, the citizens aren’t armed, the wildlife is harmless and you can get blackout drunk and wander round without the fear of being arrested. Mass murders are extremely rare, the health care is free and apart from the occasional flood, extreme…

Canada is incredibly similar. God Save The Queen!

topolk:

causticcompliments:

huffingtonpost:

Kids Are Given Game Boys, Feel Instant Sadness

Ah, Game Boys. Forget your 3DS and your iPad mini: there was a day when these handheld hunks of 8-bit glory owned the playground. But these kids don’t remember it so watch the full hilarious video of their reactions to the original Game Boy here. 

(Source: The Fine Brothers)

Reblogging for bottom right.
Faith in the youth restored.

Dylan? Dylan’s cool.

The rest of these kids? Well they don’t know any better. That still doesn’t change the fact that they have terrible parents.

But they all know who Mario and Luigi Are. They’ve all played Wii and DS. Knowledge of things fade with time, but Nintendo is always around in some way in almost every western kid’s life.

Girls playing video games.

joshuathomas86:

I seriously love that more girls are playing videogames these days. I have been creating online gaming videos for about 8 years now, and I can’t recall a single rude, pig-headed, idiotic, bully centric comment from a female. Every girl who comments is polite and sweet and encouraging. Not to say guys aren’t as well, but I have yet to see a stupid girl comment. Gaming becoming less for nerds and more for everyone is a great thing.