10 09 14
reblogged from: Tumblr Staff

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

Listen guys, this is probably one of the most important things you could possibly do to make a difference. If you love your memes, viral videos, defending your rights, being a social justice blogger, you definitely need to do everything you can to help.

22 08 14
reblogged from: The Softest Ghetto

thesoftghetto:

h0ney-dipped:

most consistent man yet 😂😂😂😂

A hero that the people deserves

THIS IS FREEDOM

(Source: ventai)

02 08 14
collegejock:

Fucking adorable

collegejock:

Fucking adorable

(Source: male-pulchritude)

01 08 14
reblogged from: #ripRiSe #ripEunB

hawluchas:

  • fandoms dont own tumblr
  • hipsters dont own tumblr
  • humour blogs dont own tumblr

you wanna know who owns tumblr??

Actually Yahoo owns Tumblr

reblogged from: I PIERCED THE BREAD

spermbanker:

relahvant:

perpetualvelocity:

moonjellys:

proudgayconservative:

nolanthebloghog:

The bomb is dropped

The kittens sort of soften the blow.

this is the shittiest post ever. please unfollow me if you agree with this post also shame on OP for using cute kittens for this garbage post

not sure what it is exactly that makes this post so shitty? Because it’s promoting actual equality? instead of saying that you can call everyone else shit because you are part of an oppressed party you can say you are equal to them doesn’t exactly sound like a shitty idea to me.

BOOM. So many people on this website need to read this twice, let it sink in and then read it again.

I read this post like twelve times but the only thing I took away from it was “I don’t understand oppression and I don’t care to try because one time a black person called me mayonnaise and if I’m not allowed to feel superior no one is”

Really makes you think. Since a majority of my friends fall under the LGQ spectrum, it’s really hard for me to relate with cis Heterosexuals

(Source: fascistballerinamoved)

30 07 14
reblogged from: I want to be forgotten.

themoonisastone:

Food, Inc.

It’s expensive to eat well and conscientiously.  Remember that.

Yesterday I went to whole foods and bought carrots, kale, arugula, and cherries…my bill was $23.00

(Source: alwaysmoneyinthebnanastand)

28 07 14
reblogged from: code code code
icodeforlove:

Uber Update!

So as many of you know already I have been living in Bangkok, Thailand for the past 3 months, and about a month ago I started using Uber here every day!

The first two months i was afraid of the pricing because there are so many Taxi’s here it almost doesn’t make sense to even use Uber, whereas in LA taxis are scarce. 

But i have noticed something very strange Uber is actually undercutting normal cab rates! I have been saving 10-20% on every ride by choosing Uber, it turns out they have a different business model in Thailand, and they use hotel drivers that are not being utilized as Uber drivers.

It also seems like Uber is charging a lot less for Bangkok toll roads i used and taxi and an Uber for the same route and Uber was 30% cheaper?!

So if you guys are ever in Bangkok…. Uber it up!

If you don’t have an Uber account yet GET ONE:

ubertumblr (first ride free)

If anyone has experiences outside of the US, and Bangkok i’m interested in hearing them.

Uber has revolutionized the way I travel and has made living in a city more enjoyable. I pay about $8 to get from the Richmond to the Mission or back and forth. They allow you to split the cost between your friends if they have the application as well. So after a night out you can split the ride home with a couple of friends and ends up costing you less than a muni ticket. In the past, when I’ve been stuck somewhere in San Francisco in the dead of night, I’ve fucked my wallet for $60 on a rude cab driver. The last time I was stuck in North Beach and needed to get home, I got an Uber home for $6 and he even went through a fast food drive thru for me. UBER IS LIFE. I’m currently in the Sunset waiting for my Uber to get to Noe Valley.

icodeforlove:

Uber Update!

So as many of you know already I have been living in Bangkok, Thailand for the past 3 months, and about a month ago I started using Uber here every day!

The first two months i was afraid of the pricing because there are so many Taxi’s here it almost doesn’t make sense to even use Uber, whereas in LA taxis are scarce.

But i have noticed something very strange Uber is actually undercutting normal cab rates! I have been saving 10-20% on every ride by choosing Uber, it turns out they have a different business model in Thailand, and they use hotel drivers that are not being utilized as Uber drivers.

It also seems like Uber is charging a lot less for Bangkok toll roads i used and taxi and an Uber for the same route and Uber was 30% cheaper?!

So if you guys are ever in Bangkok…. Uber it up!

If you don’t have an Uber account yet GET ONE:

ubertumblr (first ride free)

If anyone has experiences outside of the US, and Bangkok i’m interested in hearing them.

Uber has revolutionized the way I travel and has made living in a city more enjoyable. I pay about $8 to get from the Richmond to the Mission or back and forth. They allow you to split the cost between your friends if they have the application as well. So after a night out you can split the ride home with a couple of friends and ends up costing you less than a muni ticket. In the past, when I’ve been stuck somewhere in San Francisco in the dead of night, I’ve fucked my wallet for $60 on a rude cab driver. The last time I was stuck in North Beach and needed to get home, I got an Uber home for $6 and he even went through a fast food drive thru for me. UBER IS LIFE. I’m currently in the Sunset waiting for my Uber to get to Noe Valley.

12 07 14
reblogged from: Lipstick Feminists
lolcamhs:

feelings:
depressed 

what am i feeling?
if you feel like crap
dealing with depression
 let go of your past.
what is depression?/
depression & cutting
things to do instead of cutting
the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes)
things to do when you’re sad 
feel good 101: depression

suicidal

everything
hotlines
FAQ's about suicide
reasons to live
statistics about suicide
suicidal feelings
feeling suicidal?
know someone who’s suicidal?
warning signs
websites you can call

anxious

how to calm yourself down during an anxiety attack
helpful tips
create a mind palace
6 breathing exercises
3 more breathing exercises 

self help

everything
20 self help ideas
for when you’re sad
for when you’re anxious
for when you’re angry
looking for a sign not to kill yourself?
tumblr support

self harm

alternatives 1 2 
think twice before you self harm
vent your thoughts
virtual self harm (trigger warning)

LGBT

gay center
glaad
no h8 
the trevor project

cute ass links

feeling disgruntled?
emergency compliment
make everything okay
vent to strangers
free online therapy
cute animal videos
i don’t even know what to call this
funny posts
A WHOLE LOT OF MOVIES TO WATCH

help other people

win rice for people
click to give free necessities to
autism
breast cancer
hunger
animals

games

stickman
silkweave
250+
do some painting
super mario bros
virtual piano
other music thingy
colour game

the quiet place project

receive instant love
90 seconds relaxation exercise
vent to strangers
know that it will be okay
find some quiet
get rid of unwanted thoughts

lolcamhs:

feelings:

depressed 

what am i feeling?

if you feel like crap

dealing with depression

 let go of your past.

what is depression?/

depression & cutting

things to do instead of cutting

the cure to sadness! (in under 3 minutes)

things to do when you’re sad 

feel good 101: depression

suicidal

everything

hotlines

FAQ's about suicide

reasons to live

statistics about suicide

suicidal feelings

feeling suicidal?

know someone who’s suicidal?

warning signs

websites you can call

anxious

how to calm yourself down during an anxiety attack

helpful tips

create a mind palace

6 breathing exercises

3 more breathing exercises 

self help

everything

20 self help ideas

for when you’re sad

for when you’re anxious

for when you’re angry

looking for a sign not to kill yourself?

tumblr support

self harm

alternatives 1 2 

think twice before you self harm

vent your thoughts

virtual self harm (trigger warning)

LGBT

gay center

glaad

no h8 

the trevor project

cute ass links

feeling disgruntled?

emergency compliment

make everything okay

vent to strangers

free online therapy

cute animal videos

i don’t even know what to call this

funny posts

A WHOLE LOT OF MOVIES TO WATCH

help other people

win rice for people

click to give free necessities to

games

stickman

silkweave

250+

do some painting

super mario bros

virtual piano

other music thingy

colour game

the quiet place project

receive instant love

90 seconds relaxation exercise

vent to strangers

know that it will be okay

find some quiet

get rid of unwanted thoughts

11 07 14
drdraysay:

jakubdublininc:

yarness:

Get with the flow. IGG.me/at/yarness

This is bloody hypnotic.

no words

THIS IS AMAZING

drdraysay:

jakubdublininc:

yarness:

Get with the flow. IGG.me/at/yarness

This is bloody hypnotic.

no words

THIS IS AMAZING

reblogged from: Really Grindr?

endracismandhomophobia:

everyoneoffendsme:

endracismandhomophobia:

everyoneoffendsme:

endracismandhomophobia:

everyoneoffendsme:

endracismandhomophobia:

shetongrindr:

Do I look like I got time for this?

"I’m just stating what I like", she says, after writing a list of what she DOESN’T LIKE. 

"Who am I disrespecting?" she says, after disrespecting older gay men and effeminate men.

"…u need to check your insecurities," she says, which is a great line coming from someone too insecure to show her face.

I don’t know about you, but when I go to a restaurant, and the waiter comes up to take my order, I sit there for 15 minutes and read the entire menu like this: “I don’t want the chicken, I don’t want the oysters, I don’t want the squid, I don’t want the sweet potato, I don’t want the salmon, etc. etc”. 

Then, after I finish my meal, I tell the owner that their establishment looks old an.d camp, spit on the floor, and leave.

But, you know, I’m not being disrespectful or anything. It’s just how I show people what I like, and if you got a problem with that, then you need to deal with your insecurities.

I get the whole everyone’s beautiful and you shouldn’t put people down thing, but all I saw him doing is telling people in advance what he is not sexually into. It’s a hookup site, just because everyone is beautiful doesn’t mean he is required to want to bang all of them. If he wants to tell them he’s not into it all at once to save both himself and them the time and disappointment, I don’t see why he can’t. I doubt some old person or feminine man came by this page, felt personally insulted and wanted to slit their wrists because this one particular ass didn’t want to fuck them.

Also that menu analogy is horrible. Menu items don’t try to order you.

I usually don’t resort to name calling on here, preferring instead to use reason and logic to make my case, but in this instance I think I should make an exception and just call a spade a spade: you just sound like a massive, grade A asshole who lacks a basic understanding of respect and of the mediums modern gay men use to interact. It’s been such a long time since I’ve heard the flawed logic you just used that I’d actually forgotten there were still gays in this world who thought such basic-assed things. Furthermore, you should probably never again write the sentence “I get the whole everyone is beautiful and you shouldn’t put people down thing”, because clearly you don’t “get” that at all. There is no difference between saying ageist or femmephobic things on your profile and saying racist things on your profile. Despite your insane belief that these offensive profiles are just saving other people time (yeah because insulting groups of people is so helpful!) and that somehow an app used primarily (but not solely) for hooking up means normal ideas of respect and recognition of others are suspended, there is a growing number of queers who think it’s high time we treat our fellow queers with respect, courtesy, and sensitivity, instead of a long list of harsh, unrepentant NOT INTO’S. And whilst you don’t happen to think any older people (they’re not “old people”, they’re “older people” you cretin) or effeminate identifying people would be bothered by this profile, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be. I know everything I’ve just written will wash over you like water off a duck’s back because there’s never a point in attempting to reason with a complete bastard such as yourself, but I’m not responding for your sake. I’m responding so that anyone who happens to read the rubbish you just spat out can see there’s an alternative to your mean spirited sense of what’s acceptable and what’s not. And clearly, based on the likes this post has already received, it would seem most other people would agree with me.

So, what, if you’re not sexually attracted to someone on the basis of age, that makes you ageist? If you’re not sexually attracted to someone on the basis of them being overweight that makes you weightist? Sorry, not buying that. It’s like calling a gay man sexist for not being attracted to women. None of us can control our sexual preferences, and if I don’t think someone in their 60’s is sexy, that doesn’t make me ageist. It means I have a preference, and I have every right to not want to have sex with someone in their 60’s.

By your logic, the fact that there is even a gay hookup site to begin with would be offensive, because by it even existing, all they men are basically screaming “women, go away, ew, I don’t want to have sex with you” the same way it’s wrong to scream “75 year old dude, I don’t want to have sex with you”.

So, let’s say he didn’t have all that stuff on his profile. Someone who he doesn’t find attractive comes by and asks for a sexual encounter… Are you saying that if he doesn’t accept on the basis of not being attracted to someone because say, they’re not his preferred body type, he’s being anti-effeminate? He has to agree to the sexual encounter with a person he’s not attracted to in order to be correct?

Once again, not buying it. Doesn’t work that way. Just because everyone is beautiful doesn’t mean everyone has to find everyone else in the world sexually attractive in order to not be a bigot.

If you think my argument is “if you are not attracted to everyone, then there’s something wrong with you and you must be a bigot”, then you aren’t understanding what I’m writing. This is not about attacking people for having sexual preferences, even if we accept those “preferences” are usually the result of a racist/sexist/ageist system that conditions us all from birth to find a particular aesthetic more attractive than anything else. This is about using language that excludes and denigrates in our online profiles, even though the use of this language is redundant and unnecessary. If the profile above focused ON WHAT HE LIKED (and no, saying things like WHITES ONLY, MASC4MASC, REAL MEN ONLY is NOT acceptable either) in a positive way, there would be no problem. It’s really time for gays to start behaving in a respectful manner towards each other instead of being such major league arseholes in online spaces. All of the “logic” you think makes sense to your argument is deeply, deeply flawed. All of it. I’ve heard all of it before and addressed it thousands of times on my blog. You are basically arguing against me using examples that I agree with. For example, I agree with you that calling a gay man sexist for not being attracted to women is ridiculous. And similar examples I would also agree with. I’M TALKING ABOUT HOW UNNECESSARILY OFFENSIVE THIS PROFILE’S LANGUAGE IS, NOTHING MORE. Let me use another example: if a gay male wrote NO ASIANS on his profile, he would be unnecessarily offending Asian gay males who deal with a lot of exclusion in the gay community. Yet if the profile didn’t say NO ASIANS, and it’s creator received a message from an Asian, he could simply say “Thank you but no thanks”. Or he could just not respond. THE SAME THING HE WOULD DO IF A WHITE PERSON HE DIDNT FIND ATTRACTIVE SENT A MESSAGE. Get it? The language is unnecessary, and NOT using it causes the Grindr user no harm at all. But using that language does have the potential to cause harm to others. This is basic, basic, basic, basic shit here. I created a page called Gay School which addresses these issues and others, you should check it out. Here, I’ll make it easy for you, by providing you with this handy, easy-to-click link! http://endracismandhomophobia.tumblr.com/gayschool101

That would be much more polite. I agree. Didn’t even think about it that way. That and I fell into the trap of once again thinking everyone was being a ridiculous social justice warrior. I’ve got to start ignoring them. But seriously Tumblr is a place full of ridiculously extremist people. The way you explained it this time was perfect. You clarified that it’s not rude because he should find everyone beautiful and sexy, which is what many blogs on Tumblr actually WOULD be stupidly arguing, but that it’s rude because he could simply put up with people he’s not interested in soliciting him, and simply respond that he’s not interested, just like most well adjusted people actually do on dating sites and in real life. Totally, The only thing I will politely disagree with is the idea that the only reason we have sexual preferences is because of bigoted social standards. In nature, sex is used for making babies. Even if you argue that many animals have sex for pleasure, which is impossible to prove, when it boils down to it, the majority of animals pick mates based on traits they find attractive, which are usually the traits that seem on the outside like they will provide the best suited offspring for survival. I’m not going to use that to argue anything about any type of non-hetero sex being wrong, because that’s stupid. There are plenty of gay animals in the world as well as people, and in the end we really do a lot of things much differently from animals any way. In a lot of ways we are the same though. Many traits we find attractive in mates would have made sense in the old system. Fitness is stereotypically sexy because in the wild, strong children would have a higher chance of survival, and so on. Advanced age is stereotypically not sexy because it’s hard to have offspring with someone who is older, and if you do it’s likelier for their to end up being traits in the offspring that would make passing their genes on further more difficult. So, I’m not saying that we all should have sex to have offspring with the highest survival chances, or even to have offspring at all. In humanity, sex is mainly used for pleasure, and that’s perfectly natural, and really preferred at this point with the world being overpopulated, I’m saying that what each individual likes is probably genetic. Society never ingrained it in me to find really muscular women appealing. Seriously, I’m pretty sure they’ve been trying to defame them forever, and I knew the second I saw a female bodybuilder that it was aesthetically appealing. This is only a shallow example, but we are talking about shallow traits here, and while it’s not acceptable to base who you love on shallow things, we are mostly genetically programmed to get “turned on” by fairly shallow things. You have every right to believe this to not be true, that genetics does not determine what we find attractive and unattractive, that it’s really just society, and heck, you might be right, but I don’t personally think it’s likely. In the end, I feel that it’s both genetics and society, and which had the stronger influence depends on the person.

And I fell into the trap of losing my temper and calling you an arsehole instead of giving you the benefit of the doubt and assuming your brain is just as good as anyone else’s. You’re right: so many crazy social justice warriors attacking people for the flimsiest of reasons on here makes us all overly defensive and close minded at times. If only we could enter these online spaces with open minds instead of always waiting to pounce. As for where you disagree, I would politely suggest you move away from theories of “in the wild things are like this” and “animals do certain things so therefore we humans are the same”. I’m not saying we humans are not animals at all, but we can’t ever take away the enormous impact our differing cultures have on the way we behave. This is where evolutionary psychologists come undone because they tend to universalise behaviours that are really just unique to a particular subcultural set, and they tend to superimpose behaviours of animals onto human behaviours as a means of universalising that which can never be universalised. The fact is, in the west, we are culturally conditioned from birth to find white male heterosexual masculine men more attractive than any other type of human - via the media of course. This plays an overwhelmingly enormous role in how we all behave sexually, even though we claim it to be “preference”. Furthermore, remember too that standards of beauty and aesthetics change over time and culture. A few hundred years ago being overweight was considered the height of attractiveness because it represented your wealth and status. That fact alone exposes your idea that we are “naturally attracted” to people who are fit as not really correct/defendable: standards of beauty change from culture to culture, and over time. Anyways, glad we are meeting on some common ground, if not totally common ground.

In other news, Grindr redesigned their application and tiered away from their old UX and UI and decided to go into a different direction. Frankly, I like it, but I’m getting really tired of applications with blurred backgrounds. Normally, blurred backgrounds are used to set context and to draw the user’s attention to focused content….but I’m honestly quite tired of every application being similar.

For a while (and currently), the go to color for applications and mobile design was blue. After seeing every application being practically blue, people switched over to flat design and also gradients.

I’m waiting to see something different from iOS and Droid engineers.

I think it was a smart choice for Grindr to update their design. In my opinion, it looked like it was stuck in the past. I am also waiting to see if Grindr’s competitor, Scruff, plans to revamp their application.

Oh, also, the new Grindr is only available for Droid users. I’m not entirely sure when they’ll launch for iOS.