thick skin and an elastic heart


vastderp:

micdotcom:

Firefighter Danae Mines just broke through one of the FDNY’s most hallowed glass ceilings


New York City firefighter Danae Mines is the first woman to appear in the FDNY’s annual Calendar of Heroes, which features different firefighters in various locations for each month of the year.
The calendar is notorious for its photos of shirtless male firefighters; its yearly release is usually met with applause and long lines of people waiting to snag copies.
Why she’s a rarity in the FDNY


damn she has some arms.

vastderp:

micdotcom:

Firefighter Danae Mines just broke through one of the FDNY’s most hallowed glass ceilings

New York City firefighter Danae Mines is the first woman to appear in the FDNY’s annual Calendar of Heroes, which features different firefighters in various locations for each month of the year.

The calendar is notorious for its photos of shirtless male firefighters; its yearly release is usually met with applause and long lines of people waiting to snag copies.

Why she’s a rarity in the FDNY

damn she has some arms.

"People assume she’s fated for victory, when she’s really taken fate into her own hands."



macabrekawaii:

coveredinsnow-:

please consider: rihanna as crowley and lupita as aziraphale 

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this brought to you by the committee for the healthy perpetuation of good omens fancasts that don’t involve a) benedict cumberbatch and martin freeman, b) benedict cumberbatch and matt smith, c) martin freeman and matt smith, or d) all the above + arthur darvill 

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas


Anonymous asked: "why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance"

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.


joanegbert:

greatmoustachesploosh:

pointless-nonsense:

peterclines:

It makes me happy to know I’m pretty much the same height as Spider-Man.

Wait, Tony Stark’s not really 6’6” is he? That must be with the armor.
For some reason, it weirds me out that I’m taller than Cap and Punisher and the Thing, but it would weird me out if I wasn’t taller than Tony.

 he’s 6’6” in his iron man suit.  616!Tony is around 6’1” or something out of his suit.

I’M GOIGN TO PISS I’M TALLER THAN WOLVERINE

joanegbert:

greatmoustachesploosh:

pointless-nonsense:

peterclines:

It makes me happy to know I’m pretty much the same height as Spider-Man.

Wait, Tony Stark’s not really 6’6” is he? That must be with the armor.

For some reason, it weirds me out that I’m taller than Cap and Punisher and the Thing, but it would weird me out if I wasn’t taller than Tony.

 he’s 6’6” in his iron man suit.  616!Tony is around 6’1” or something out of his suit.

I’M GOIGN TO PISS I’M TALLER THAN WOLVERINE


pumpkinqueene:

Imagine Steve, Bucky, and the other Avengers doing the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Sam gets nominated first, by an old army friend, and of course he can’t resist nominating Captain America. Just the ice jokes alone are enough to make it impossible to resist.

And Steve’s a little…


Stanley was already dead from the moment he hit start

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