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Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?’ In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even ‘lame’ is kind of lame. Saying ‘You’re lame’ is like saying ‘You walk with a limp.’ Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he’s done all right for himself.
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  • The US Government:

    We're not going to make it federally mandatory for people to get paid a wage they can actually live off of

  • The US Government:

    If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day

  • The US Government:

    And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem

  • The US Government:

    In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free

  • The US Government:

    If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education

  • The US Government:

    Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable

  • The US Government:

    And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job

  • The US Government:

    The parent who is working 16 hours a day

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