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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

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witheringghost:

do you ever just kinda wonder what your selling point as a human being or friend is? like, what was the point at which people were like: hey, I’ll keep this human

pineplapple:

This is hands down the best parody twitter ever
pineplapple:

This is hands down the best parody twitter ever
pineplapple:

This is hands down the best parody twitter ever
pineplapple:

This is hands down the best parody twitter ever

pineplapple:

This is hands down the best parody twitter ever

sunvapor Asked
QuestionWhat the fucks happening in Ferguson? Answer

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

Suicides go up when a famous person dies after losing their battle with mental illness. If you’re thinking of suicide, call 800-283-8255. (x)

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gethenian:

hiddlestonhug:

my-jumbled-thoughts:

hannlbalism:

cinematicnomad:

teeheehaha-ara:

waitingfornothing-andwastingaway:

jaba-the-slut:

PLOT TWIST.

this is incredible

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING

this was too amazing not to reblog

WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.




Alexa Meade
She’s brilliant. 

Wow! Amazing!

Mind=blown
gethenian:

hiddlestonhug:

my-jumbled-thoughts:

hannlbalism:

cinematicnomad:

teeheehaha-ara:

waitingfornothing-andwastingaway:

jaba-the-slut:

PLOT TWIST.

this is incredible

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING

this was too amazing not to reblog

WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.




Alexa Meade
She’s brilliant. 

Wow! Amazing!

Mind=blown
gethenian:

hiddlestonhug:

my-jumbled-thoughts:

hannlbalism:

cinematicnomad:

teeheehaha-ara:

waitingfornothing-andwastingaway:

jaba-the-slut:

PLOT TWIST.

this is incredible

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING

this was too amazing not to reblog

WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.




Alexa Meade
She’s brilliant. 

Wow! Amazing!

Mind=blown
gethenian:

hiddlestonhug:

my-jumbled-thoughts:

hannlbalism:

cinematicnomad:

teeheehaha-ara:

waitingfornothing-andwastingaway:

jaba-the-slut:

PLOT TWIST.

this is incredible

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING

this was too amazing not to reblog

WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.




Alexa Meade
She’s brilliant. 

Wow! Amazing!

Mind=blown

gethenian:

hiddlestonhug:

my-jumbled-thoughts:

hannlbalism:

cinematicnomad:

teeheehaha-ara:

waitingfornothing-andwastingaway:

jaba-the-slut:

PLOT TWIST.

this is incredible

I THOUGHT IT WAS A CANVAS PAINTING

this was too amazing not to reblog

WELL THAT WAS UNEXPECTED. woah.

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Alexa Meade


She’s brilliant.

Wow! Amazing!

Mind=blown

thoughtsupnorth:

church of saint-sulpice, paris

photo by thorins1de

  1. Camera: Nikon D300
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/25th
  4. Focal Length: 50mm
Do you realize, like, some the best things that have ever come out of my mouth were written by the people that wrote that show? — Seth Green [x]

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