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This is the tumblr for my as-of-lately rarely updated blog, Pop Shot, a simpler place for me to drop off all the random thoughts in my brain and a dumping ground for every one of the amazing things I happen to find whilst meandering on the Internet- pictures, videos, songs, quotes, and websites that would otherwise languish in folders or on my browser's Favorites bar until I felt I could organize and post them "properly". Enjoy the unorganized mess!

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20 April 14

Reblogged: nerdymouse

Tags: abortion
Posted: 12:30 PM
hollywudbabylon:

Tuesday’s morning meuvie!
*Update: It was junk. =\

Aw, I liked it.  I mean, it’s basically just Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, but it was cute enough.

hollywudbabylon:

Tuesday’s morning meuvie!

*Update: It was junk. =\

Aw, I liked it.  I mean, it’s basically just Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, but it was cute enough.

Reblogged: hollywudbabylon

19 April 14

loreleysfairlyangelic:

ifightformyfriends:

imaslave4me:

jimineykickit:

This episode is a perfect example as to why I love South Park and the way it looks at society.

people are so quick to dismiss this show as offensive and fail to see the way they expertly tackle issues in a real way.

South Park uses crude humor, which is popular and gets a lot of people to watch it, as a vehicle for delivering some pretty spot on social commentary. It’s a tactic that works pretty damn well.

I fucking love South Park for what it does with social issues.  This bit was especially hard for me because in lots of ways, Wendy reminds me of myself as kid.  And I used to do this kind of thing.  

South Park is fucking great at social commentary and I still love it.

South Park has pissed me off several times before, but the number of times it has blown me away far outnumbers those.

(Source: south-park-gifs)

Reblogged: andtheynamedherlove

Tags: south park
18 April 14

Friendly reminder: minors cannot “enable pedophiles”.  Like, ever.  Nothing a child does can ever legitimize the actions of sexual abusers.

Stop with the victim-blaming.

Posted: 12:30 PM

Theory:

notablyindigo:

All those peanut butter and jelly sandwiches we saw Joan inexplicably making in that one episode were for homeless patients at the center where she volunteers.

Reblogged: notablyindigo

17 April 14
heimspacehub:

I wish people like you would stop talking about all pro-lifers as if they are extremist fools. The vast majority of accept abortion in circumstances where the mother’s life is at stake. What we don’t accept is abortions where things other than someone’s life at stake.

Tell your politicians and movement leaders, then.  Because the pro-life legislative agenda has repeatedly been under fire for not including exemptions for life and health of the mother.
Do I really have to remind ya’ll?

Rick Santorum calling health exemptions phony, anybody?
Don’t pretend like these sorts of attitudes emerge from politicians’ heads fully formed … they are in response to increasingly hard-line stances taken by the pro-life movement and leaders that make up their constituencies.

heimspacehub:

I wish people like you would stop talking about all pro-lifers as if they are extremist fools. The vast majority of accept abortion in circumstances where the mother’s life is at stake. What we don’t accept is abortions where things other than someone’s life at stake.

Tell your politicians and movement leaders, then.  Because the pro-life legislative agenda has repeatedly been under fire for not including exemptions for life and health of the mother.

Do I really have to remind ya’ll?

Rick Santorum calling health exemptions phony, anybody?

Don’t pretend like these sorts of attitudes emerge from politicians’ heads fully formed … they are in response to increasingly hard-line stances taken by the pro-life movement and leaders that make up their constituencies.

(Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing)

Reblogged: heimspacehub

Posted: 5:16 PM

thelesbianguide:

popculturebrain:

New Trailer: ‘Orange Is the New Black' Season 2 - June 6

HOLY FUCK YES GIVE YOU TO ME NOW!

Reblogged: mommapolitico

Posted: 4:58 PM
fandomsandfeminism:

unapologetically-indie:

Anyway you dice it, nothing is going to change the fact that children need both a mother and a father.

Ah, homophobia, transphobia, and good old cis straight prejudice. (Oh, also a prejudice against single parent homes! Yay! So many problems!) 
Did you know that there’s actually been STUDIES about the sorts of environments that children do well in? And you know what they found? The gender of the parents has no impact on the well being of a child. 
Like, cornbreaded christ, stop trying to use “but the children!” as an excuse for bigotry. 

I think my favorite response to statements like these might just be a gentle smile and “Actually, all things are possible with God.” (since they’re about 95% likely to be coming from a religious person) and then just letting it kind of implode from there.  Fight stupid single-sentence slogans with equally stupid cliches of your own.
As time goes on, I just give fewer and fewer fucks about refuting outright bigots.  Props to the people who still argue and educate and cite all the research- that used to be me (and often still is), but gosh, it’s exhausting.

fandomsandfeminism:

unapologetically-indie:

Anyway you dice it, nothing is going to change the fact that children need both a mother and a father.

Ah, homophobia, transphobia, and good old cis straight prejudice. (Oh, also a prejudice against single parent homes! Yay! So many problems!) 

Did you know that there’s actually been STUDIES about the sorts of environments that children do well in? And you know what they found? The gender of the parents has no impact on the well being of a child. 

Like, cornbreaded christ, stop trying to use “but the children!” as an excuse for bigotry. 

I think my favorite response to statements like these might just be a gentle smile and “Actually, all things are possible with God.” (since they’re about 95% likely to be coming from a religious person) and then just letting it kind of implode from there.  Fight stupid single-sentence slogans with equally stupid cliches of your own.

As time goes on, I just give fewer and fewer fucks about refuting outright bigots.  Props to the people who still argue and educate and cite all the research- that used to be me (and often still is), but gosh, it’s exhausting.

Reblogged: nerdymouse

Posted: 12:30 PM

princexneeshydoomcuddles:

hickies-n-hotpants:

kalemason:

tofuboots:

hotel-denouement:

rachel-actually:

violent-buddhist:

Scientists discover most relaxing tune ever

Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.

Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.

Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”

The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.

The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. AdelevSomeone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly

my muscles stopped functioning 

I know what I’m going to go to sleep listening to.

So, now I’m just curious about what this will be like when high…

this is literally exactly what I want to listen to right now.

Woa. I didn’t expect it to work because I’m very stressed and high strung all the time. It’s really difficult for me to relax. After listening to that, I feel like a cloud.

:/ This didn’t work for me

In fact all the high pitches gave me a wicked headache.

I often tell people who tell me to relax that I don’t know the meaning of the word, this has proven it more true than ever before.

Reblogged: princexneeshydoomcuddles

16 April 14
Oh man, if the Planned Parenthood or RH Reality Check Tumblrs don’t use this gif sometime soon in their posts, I will be so disappointed in them.

Oh man, if the Planned Parenthood or RH Reality Check Tumblrs don’t use this gif sometime soon in their posts, I will be so disappointed in them.

Reblogged: veephbo

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh