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expectsomuch: pinkphilosopher: moonblossom: deluxetrashqueen: Honestly, Rick Rolling is the best...

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moonblossom:

deluxetrashqueen:

Honestly, Rick Rolling is the best practical joke ever. Like, there’s nothing offensive or mean  spirited about it. It’s just like “Oops you thought there would be something else here but it’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.” which isn’t even a bad song. It’s fairly enjoyable to listen to. There’s no jumpscares, no screaming, no ill will. Just Rick Astley telling you he’s never going to give you up. I think that’s great. “You fell into my trap! Here, listen to this completely benign song that will have no negative effect on you.” 

I wish this were true. There’s a really good article about the problems inherent with rickrolling here.

Very interesting. I never thought about that and now I feel bad.

Most people don’t know about this.

Heavy.

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bibliogrrl
224 days ago
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this is my FAVORITE
Chicago!
mmunley
224 days ago
Beautiful
notadoctor
224 days ago
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I got got.
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jepler
225 days ago
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Meta
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
digdoug
224 days ago
Hook, line and sinker.

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Seems Legit.
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gehayi: bottle-of-bucky: thehobbitranger: hellorivolta: Capta...

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Captain America knows what’s good.

STAY WOKE

This is the Captain America we need in 2017.

Let’s hear Cap’s entire speech:

“Listen to me– all of you out there! You were told by this man– your hero– that America is the greatest country in the world! He told you that Americans were the greatest people– that America could be refined like silver, could have the impurities hammered out of it, and shine more brightly! He went on about how precious America was – how you needed to make sure it remained great! And he told you anything was justified to preserve that great treasure, that pearl of great price that is America!

“Well, I say America is nothing! Without its ideals– its commitment to the freedom of all men, America is a piece of trash! A nation is nothing! A flag is a piece of cloth! I fought Adolf Hitler not because America was great, but because it was fragile! I knew that liberty could be snuffed out here as in Nazi Germany! As a people, we were no different than them! When I returned, I saw that you nearly did turn American into nothing! And the only reason you’re not less then nothing– is that it’s still possible for you to bring freedom back to America!”

Captain America, “What If (Captain America Were Not Revived Until Today)?” Volume 1 #44 (Peter Gillis, writer), April 1984 

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seriouslyamerica: I hate this idea that I’m supposed to meet my...

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seriouslyamerica:

I hate this idea that I’m supposed to meet my opponents in the middle. The middle of what?

Denying my trans friends their humanity?

Debating whether my mothers should have had the right to marry?

Whether my terminally ill neighbor should access healthcare?

Whether my black friends should have to fear for their lives just for existing in their own neighborhoods?

I’m supposed to compromise with people who would send an immigrant child back to certain death in their country of origin?

That’s not respect, or compromise. It’s fascism. It’s violence. And it’s abhorrent.

When you ask fascists to meet you in the middle, you compromise your morals for nothing.

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moonlit
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Even if they actually would, we can't meet in the middle when it's our existence being threatened.

“Donald Trump is the literal opposite of Fred Rogers.”

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nerdy-south:

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I posted that earlier to my facebook feed, and I’ll be honest…  When I did it I was kind of hoping it would encourage my friend who studied the life of Fred Rogers extensively to chime in because I knew he would have something pertinent to say.  I was not wrong.  

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“Fred Rogers had such a huge problem with both Regan (who he programmed his show against) and Bush Jr. (The latter of which is much more complicated as they had a relationship that tested Fred’s boundaries.) that I can’t say “I can’t imagine how Fred would react” I know how Fred would react based on his interactions with the lesser evils of Reagan and Bush:

1. Had he not been retired, he would have themed weeks specifically against what Trump was putting in the news cycle. When Trump mocked a disabled reporter he’d have a week on disability and inclusion, when Trump promoted sexual assault, he’d program a week on respect and physical boundaries, when he bad mouthed women he’d have strong women on for a week. Fred would have travelled to do a week on Mexico and he would have moved in an Islamic neighbor.

I know this for a fact because these are the actions he took with Regan both with his “conflict weeks” and his traveling to Russia for remotes during the Cold War.

2. Fred would have attended events Trump invited him to but he would do so on his terms. He would participate in these events as well as long as it was on his terms. Because Fred would rather speak truth into those spaces then avoid them. But Fred would not accuse, he would just bear truth, refuse to be seen as supporting an evil and exit.

This is what he did to respond to the love the Bush family had for him and his work. He even offered prayer at one of their fundraisers: but it was a challenging prayer, one insisting that those in power and privilege use that for the least of these and especially children. After delivering that prayer Fred exited the building and sat outside like a kid after soccer practice waiting for his ride, spurning the thousands of dollars a plate dinner not even gladhanding with the bushes after.

When asked why he said he had reached the limit of what he could do before becoming an accuser. He wanted to challenge but never accuse as accusation was what Fred associated with the devil.

3. Fred would accept invitations to news programs when those programs allowed him to educate parents on countering the negative things coming from the president for their children. He knew those things affected children so he wanted to spread tools on helping them reject war, violence, hatred, oppression and racism.

He did this during any presidents term if it didn’t prevent him from meeting an obligation to children (he once turned down a spot on Nightline to talk about violence and children, one of his main causes, because he had a visit to an elementary school that same morning and knew he wouldn’t be mentally present for it if he was planning for Nightline in the afternoon.)

So we need to be like Fred. Getting in between children and any normalization of Trumps ways or words. Fred would have been diligently working on how to handle Trump in the land of make believe. Just like when King Friday started building nuclear bombs with money he promised to schools. Yeah Fred wasn’t subtle.” - Rev. Kevin Ireland

So much love for the people who share my love for Mr. Rogers, an actual saint among us for as long as we were blessed to have him.

I don’t believe in angels but I do believe in Fred Rogers.

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mxm23
296 days ago
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Such a valuable story of acting on principal
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smadin
315 days ago
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I sure miss Fred Rogers.
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skittone
316 days ago
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WWFRD?
adamcole
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"I don’t believe in angels but I do believe in Fred Rogers."
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Knob head.
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335 days ago
looks heavily polished
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