So everyone knows this little guy from finding nemo, right?
Remember when nemo first met him, and he said:
“See this tentacle? It’s actually shorter than all my other tentacles, but you can’t really tell.”
And in octopuses, one of their tentacles is actually their penis, and is structured slightly differently from the rest of their tentacles.
Pearl was showing off his dick.
I thought Pearl was a girl.
Clearly her gender is female
There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.
—Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God (via aclockworkorange)
Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Person
TODAY: Lupita Nyong’o is People’s Most Beautiful person for 2014, the magazine revealed Wednesday morning on TODAY. The Oscar winner with the perfect smile and the style to match beams from a cover that promises “her inspiring story.”
Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com
A straight guy that doesn’t fuck his girlfriend while she’s on her period is a FUCKING WUSS.
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
Ya’ll really needed a Princeton study to find out that the United States in not a democracy damn you could have just looked at their wikipedia page
wow some people think just opinions and ego can support the same claims that an Ivy League university comes up with
something about men representing an organization for women is………….. ANNOYING AS FUCK