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I dated a Cantonese speaker for like, two years. Why does Cantonese still sound so incomprehensible as opposed to Mandarin to me?

Disclaimer: I cannot speak any Chinese in any dialect at all whatsoever, and the tiny amount of Chinese I can incidentally understand is just due to me reading characters whose meanings I had absorbed in Japanese as kanji.

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If you think explaining to Americans why they shouldn’t link to Daily Mail articles is bad, try explaining to your former English/Psychology teacher why she shouldn’t be sharing images from Britain First on her facebook page.

I was exaggerating for effect (I resisted the urge to invoke Hitler’s beloved dog!), but I asked her if she would still share an anti-dogfighting image if it had been the KKK posting it on facebook, and she didn’t say she wouldn’t.

This must be what it’s like talking to Morrissey.

Filed under sighhhhhh whyyyy am i even bothering i guess i am expecting a lot from americans who love dogs and don't care about muslims BUT STILL i pay an unusual amount of attention to european politics but i am always surprised by how little anyone else knows

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lolitics:

thecoppercow:

ed-sillyband:

lolitics:

looks like he’s fangirling at meeting obama

what a nerd

This is going to make me sound like an absolute geeky sadsack, but this isn’t the picture from today, is it? I’m sure this is the picture from their meeting a couple of years ago? The background and faces looks diff… :/

Not from today, but I bet Ed awkwardly suggested a selfie today but just laughed it off as a joke when Obama said no.

If protocol forbids the US president from meeting “officially” with leaders of opposition parties though, then how did they get such swanky digs for that earlier photo op? (Unless I’ve been misunderstanding something about the newspapers’ explanations for this brush-by business.)

lolitics:

thecoppercow:

ed-sillyband:

lolitics:

looks like he’s fangirling at meeting obama

what a nerd

This is going to make me sound like an absolute geeky sadsack, but this isn’t the picture from today, is it? I’m sure this is the picture from their meeting a couple of years ago? The background and faces looks diff… :/

Not from today, but I bet Ed awkwardly suggested a selfie today but just laughed it off as a joke when Obama said no.

If protocol forbids the US president from meeting “officially” with leaders of opposition parties though, then how did they get such swanky digs for that earlier photo op? (Unless I’ve been misunderstanding something about the newspapers’ explanations for this brush-by business.)

Filed under remember that time mitt romney went to london and forgot ed's name

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howtosharpenpencils:

GOING DEEP discussion topic: “WHAT IS A HOLE?”

Please review this seminar/argument about the ontology of holes before watching tonight’s episode of GOING DEEP WITH DAVID REES, entitled “HOW TO DIG A HOLE” (immediately followed by “HOW TO FLIP A COIN”).

Yes, our show has homework assignments! Summer school is in session.

(The show is on NatGeo at 10PM EST.)

All of you who live in the US and get that tv channel need to watch this show tonight.

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So apparently

  • mosh pits at Neutral Milk Hotel shows are a thing
  • someone brought a knife to one
  • the father of someone I know punched the dude with the knife and took it from him

This could just be because it was at the fucking Pitchfork festival, and Pitchfork is garbage, but who can tell.