October 14th, 2014

mymodernmet:

Illustrator Lili Chin's adorable series Dogs of the World illustrates 192 breeds of dogs grouped according to geographical origin.

(via mrrepzion)

teawithaview:

beautifulgodzilla:

beautifulgodzilla:

THIS TOOK A FAR DIFFERENT TURN THEN I EXPECTED





This sounds like the start of a YA romance story

teawithaview:

beautifulgodzilla:

beautifulgodzilla:

THIS TOOK A FAR DIFFERENT TURN THEN I EXPECTED

This sounds like the start of a YA romance story

(via the-perfect-theory)

gingersnapwolves:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

THANK YOU.
This bothered the shit out of me but I didn’t know the correct language for explaining why I thought it was poorly conceived.

gingersnapwolves:

urulokid:

millika:

Who’s Alex?

Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.

Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.

English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time. 

This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight. 

A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible. 

Here, I’ll make you a better ad.

image

Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be. 

THANK YOU.

This bothered the shit out of me but I didn’t know the correct language for explaining why I thought it was poorly conceived.

(via cosmicninjas)

yojesus:

snatchedweaves:

jackballs:

no:

sometimes she’s Kim K sometimes she’s Beyonce…

and sometimes she’s britney

and sometimes she’s lindsay

and sometimes she’s italian pop sensation isabella parigi

lizzy mcguire movie

(via cosmicninjas)

edwardspoonhands:

I think this dude might wanna check his smoke hole for a pot of gold.

edwardspoonhands:

I think this dude might wanna check his smoke hole for a pot of gold.

orgasmic-humor:

oatmeal47:

what a beautiful wedding

says a bridesmaid to a waiter 

orgasmic-humor:

oatmeal47:

what a beautiful wedding

says a bridesmaid to a waiter 

(Source: jajaneenee, via cosmicninjas)

icriedwhenbobbydied:

stunningpicture:

A rotten tomato that refused to leave the vine

nash grier

icriedwhenbobbydied:

stunningpicture:

A rotten tomato that refused to leave the vine

nash grier

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aeterna-umbra:

How are people voting UKIP? Vote Conservative? Okay. Labour? Fine with me. Even Liberal Democrats are alright. But UKIP? What’s wrong with you?

The Green Party aren’t doing that bad. Here’s hoping that they’ll one day run the country.

(via lets-beat-mental-illness)

cumberbitchen221b:

scampthecorgi:

We have no idea what he’s doing…

drinking water but in a punk rock way

cumberbitchen221b:

scampthecorgi:

We have no idea what he’s doing…

drinking water but in a punk rock way

(via flyawaybay)