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kateoplis:

Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—as we sure employ a lot of them. Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, look after our children. As any chef will tell you, our entire service economy—the restaurant business as we know it—in most American cities, would collapse overnight without Mexican workers. Some, of course, like to claim that Mexicans are “stealing American jobs”. But in two decades as a chef and employer, I never had ONE American kid walk in my door and apply for a dishwashing job, a porter’s position—or even a job as prep cook. Mexicans do much of the work in this country that Americans, provably, simply won’t do. 

We love Mexican drugs. Maybe not you personally, but “we”, as a nation, certainly consume titanic amounts of them—and go to extraordinary lengths and expense to acquire them. We love Mexican music, Mexican beaches, Mexican architecture, interior design, Mexican films.

So, why don’t we love Mexico?”

"In the service of our appetites, we spend billions and billions of dollars each year on Mexican drugs—while at the same time spending billions and billions more trying to prevent those drugs from reaching us. The effect on our society is everywhere to be seen. Whether it’s kids nodding off and overdosing in small town Vermont, gang violence in LA, burned out neighborhoods in Detroit— it’s there to see. What we don’t see, however, haven’t really noticed, and don’t seem to much care about, is the 80,000 dead—mostly innocent victims in Mexico, just in the past few years. 80,000 dead. 80,000 families who’ve been touched directly by the so-called “War On Drugs”.   

Mexico. Our brother from another mother. A country, with whom, like it or not, we are inexorably, deeply involved, in a close but often uncomfortable embrace.”

Bourdain: Under the Volcano |  PARTS UNKNOWN

nemertea

postgenderfemmerobot:

i want science fiction and fantasy to engage more critically with concepts of beauty, desirability, and attraction as it pertains to dehumanized (but human) bodies. people of color, (and black people specifically), disabled people, trans women. which of our bodies are…

praxis-cat

praxis-cat:

ivegotthetriforce:

praxis-cat:

ivegotthetriforce:

deliciouspineapple:

glassshard:

myotpisgay:

ninjaboots:

gayyourlifemustbe:

cloakstone69:

president-vanellope:

wake up america

this is to educate my non-American followers. This really is how the US sees itself. (and yes, 95% of the time, Florida = WHAT?!)

In Florida the more North you go, the more “South” you get 

In Florida the central part pretends to be the south, the western part pretends to be the northeast and the south pretends to be the west I’m not even fucking kidding you 

… Please tell me you guys are kidding.  

Florida is like it’s own country I swear

Florida can be pretty sweet, haters.

As a born Floridian let me be the first to say Florida is the fucking pits but we fucking love our shitstain state.

In Florida, Central Florida is more like the North East. Southern Florida is more like Canada + Cuba. North Florida is more like the South. And there’s no fucking in between. People will fight you over this. Haha.

WOAH NO THE SUNCOAST IS DISTINCT FROM THE INNER PITS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

Shhhhh. The coast doesn’t exist. It doesn’t exist. It’s not allowed to exist. The coast is a terrifying place that we don’t talk about.

HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT MY RETIREMENT COMMUNITY HOME TOWN LIKE THAT

porlasbarbasdeclotario
rainbowslowpoke:

A Flamboyant Cuttlefish showing off its amazing ability to change colours and camouflage with its environment. These little guys differ from a lot of other cuttlefish, due to the fact that they are incredibly toxic. This species also walks around on their tentacles instead of swimming, and grows to only 8cms in length.
Most gorgeous little creatures to exist, in my opinion :3 

rainbowslowpoke:

A Flamboyant Cuttlefish showing off its amazing ability to change colours and camouflage with its environment. These little guys differ from a lot of other cuttlefish, due to the fact that they are incredibly toxic. This species also walks around on their tentacles instead of swimming, and grows to only 8cms in length.

Most gorgeous little creatures to exist, in my opinion :3 

dirigibleflying

beautifuloutlier:

I want to note that the way the sex binary looks like it’s present throughout the animal world is that white scientists have a terrible habit of labeling everything “male” or “female” even when it makes no sense.

Like, by any reasonable metric, bees have three sexes:…