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In the “I Can’t Believe That News Story Just Said What It Did” Department

dduane:

From this article over at Salon:

One of the most fascinating things about the same-sex marriage battle has been the evolution of the arguments against gay unions. Not long ago, gays and lesbians were not only considered unsuitable parents; they were an active danger to children, child molesters and abusers. Kids raised by same-sex couples were said to fare worse than those raised by heterosexual couples.

No such arguments were made in Chicago on Tuesday, where lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana did their best to defend their states’ bans on same-sex marriage before a three-judge panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Their line of attack against gay marriage was quite the opposite: Gay parents are too responsible to need marriage.

That’s right — lawyers for Indiana and Wisconsin claimed that because a “fleeting moment of passion” can produce offspring, straight people need marriage as an incentive to stay together and raise their “unintended children.” Gay people, on the other hand, have to think and plan a lot harder if they want to be parents, so marriage doesn’t concern them. In other words, because an ill-considered, alcohol-fueled romp between two straight people can lead to a baby, gays shouldn’t be able to marry.

[REELS AWAY CLUTCHING HEAD]

5000letters:

but it really is so important to find people who don’t lose patience with you or get angry if you’re being irrational or insecure or downright ridiculous, it is so so necessary to be treated with gentleness from loved ones and not to be made to feel like you’re irritating or a burden

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ltcdrduckfoot:

strangenewclassrooms:

Does anyone know of any supermarket iced coffee (like, the kind sold in the fridge section by the juice) that doesn’t taste like friggen melted ice cream?? I want my coffee to taste like coffee. They all say “lightly sweetened” but all I taste is sugar (and cream. So much cream. Whatever happened to black coffee???) 

8-cup pot of coffee: $0.50

4-12 oz. iced coffees: $8.99

Savings: $7.49

I realize. But right now I’m having a bad reaction to my antidepressants and my energy level is such that I don’t have the energy to make that pot of coffee (Nevermind that all I have is a keurig) so I’d like to find something that I can have as a treat for myself in the morning and would gladly pay extra for the convenience. (And the stuff I bought is $3 for 4 big cups so it’s not super expensive anyway.)

Does anyone know of any supermarket iced coffee (like, the kind sold in the fridge section by the juice) that doesn’t taste like friggen melted ice cream?? I want my coffee to taste like coffee. They all say “lightly sweetened” but all I taste is sugar (and cream. So much cream. Whatever happened to black coffee???) 

strandbooks:

Oh my gosh, you guys. this is my new favorite thing. Try it with the opening passage from the book you’re reading. Or a favorite line.

(This from the beginning of Jazz by Toni Morrison.)

adventuresinemmaland asked:

Oh hush. 2.5 years to 29 does not equal ALMOST 30. :)

hahaha yeah I know. It IS the next closest milestone age, though. 

mdmshakespeare:

lets-eat-the-locals:

seemeeimbeebee:

idea for romeo and juliet

every time romeo or juliet talks about just how much they love each other, every other character in the scene has to look at the audience like they’re looking into the camera on the office 

YES! Can side characters have commentary too. Like what would Tybalt say?

I love the commentary idea

I would love to see all of Mercutio’s asides. (There would probably be a handsome joke in there somewhere. And an eyebrow wiggle.)