Bullshit, New Jersey 3rd in Survey of Cursing (larger)
So….My state of Maryland is in the top 5 for Cursing and Most Courteous.
Somehow, I am surprised and yet not surprised at all.
Welcome to Maryland, motherfucker.
Haha, Ohio swears a lot AND isn’t very courteous.
Tomorrow shall be the start of my drinking away the pain of the fact that I don’t get to graduate this week like my high school friends and college friends who also graduated in ‘09.
Bloody hell, I have been continuously in school full-time for 4 years straight and I’m not done. I have nothing to show for it, I don’t get my moment of glory…The sense that all my hard work has amounted to something. I have to do an extra year…5 years of college and all that I can get out of it is a damn BA. No, 5 years of college should get you a BA and MA if you play your cards right at a particular school and program.
Some fucking genius I am. It isn’t as if I am working on something monumental that warrants the extra year. No brilliant thesis, no honors, NOTHING. Just that I couldn’t get my damn act together to actually prove everyone right about the brains and potential that I had been heralded on my entire life.
Made a new pet out of the old pet.
Two baby opossums play on a branch, with one using its tail to cling on, while photographer Ronald Wittek took this photo while visiting a farm in Minnesota, USA
Picture: Ronald Wittek/Arco Images/Solent News (via Pictures of the day: 20 May 2013 - Telegraph)
(Source: thefuzzydave, via dlintherealworld)
The level of that stuff really depends where you go. Online comments section-plenty of vitriol. Communities I’ve lived in, little to no problem with interfaith couples
Yeah, I should have known better, considering it being an online comments section. I have also heard it in person on varying occasions as well (I seriously need to stop spending so much of my time in Hillel…).
And the rules about rabbinical students having interfaith relationships just rubs me the wrong way.
Back when I was a columnist for TNG, I got into an email debate with one of my fellow writers (a bisexual Conservative woman who at the time was strongly leaning towards rabbinical school) about what I felt was the hypocrisy of the Conservative movement officiating gay marriages, but still not doing so for interfaith ones.
We had a RRC rabbinical student come to Hillel for Shabbat earlier in the semester (and you can imagine that the fact that she was Reconstructionist, a woman, and gay caused some displeasure) who discussed intermarriage and relationships. Basically, apparently everything comes down to raising the children. I don’t even WANT children. Since there are no children involved to debate about whether or not they are Jewish and if they are going to be raised Jewish…Why the fuck is it so damn important to so many people? I could apply to rabbinical school and they would literally be cool with the whole trans and gay thing…But as soon as they see that the dude I’ve been dating for 5 years is an agnostic ex-Methodist. Nope, instant rejection of my application.
And even if you are a layperson, it still isn’t exactly a picnic to be in an interfaith relationship. Yeah, there are many people out there who are awesome and are just happy that you found someone loving and decent…But then there are all the behind-the-back talk (I fucking hate that I hear that stuff, especially from and about people that I know) all the implied and explicit messages, etc. It really bothers me. Yeah, a good number of the people that I have been interested in (and my last two exes) just HAPPENED to be at least partially Jewish…But that doesn’t mean I’ll rule out dating or even marrying someone who isn’t Jewish (last person I went out on a date with was French-Catholic). I just don’t want it to matter at all, and I also don’t want to feel pressured into limiting my dating pool to only Jewish people.
That was the craziest, most terrifying episode of Mad Men ever.
Jesus fucking Christ…
Slurricane by Will Laren.
This is fucking brilliant.
Am all “hell yeah!” when Public Enemy come up and accept their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction and talk about rap music as not being “low art” and the problems black Americans (especially young black men face).
Instantly feel really uncomfortable when Chuck D. mentions Louis Farrakhan. I was expecting that from Professor Griff (and held my breath a bit while he was speaking), but not from Chuck.
Dude….No. Dude’s an anti-Semite, a homophobe, and definitely helped in Malcolm X’s assassination.
And as a black, homosexual, Judaically-inclined guy…Knowing that someone like Chuck D. supports a person like that is very alienating.
The amount of vitriol that people in the community seem to have for Jews who date/marry non-Jews is really astounding. Seriously, there people that are totally cool with the more progressive movements (Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative) embracing GLBTQ congregants and rabbis, but still go on that whole spiel about “the death of the Jewish people” when someone marries a Gentile.
I knew it was going to happen, and I probably shouldn’t have even looked, but there’s a nasty shitstorm in the comments of The Forward about the Reform rabbi (her partner-now wife-is not “officially” Jewish) who has written an open letter to HUC about their policy of not accepting rabbinical school applicants who are in committed relationships with non-Jews. And there are people who are still pissed about the Reform movement accepting interfaith couples and accepting patrilineal descent.
I don’t know, it is at times like this that make me just want to throw my hands up and go “Nope, I give up…I quit”. Especially since I know I will be scrutinized even harder has a convert…So, I am really not looking to what kind of comments I will have to hear if/when I am in a relationship with someone who isn’t Jewish.
Not to mention that (this is for another discussion entirely) the fact that my Orthodox-inclined friends (some of whom are among my longest and closest college friends) probably won’t consider my conversion “official” anyway…Since there’s no way in hell that I would want to or be able to go through an Orthodox conversion. Conservative, maybe…Orthodox would me impossible for me.