Finland’s “founding father’s” of Education; Mikael Agricola, Uno Cygnaeus, and Donald Duck by Piñata (CLICK FULL VIEW)
He’s there because over a million Finns read Duck comics a week. When a new baby comes a new subscription to “Aku Ankka” (Donald Duck) comics is purchased for them. The kids start reading the comics at a young age so by middle school their knowledge in literacy has skyrocketed.
The Finns worship Donald Duck, if you weren’t already aware. He’s a national hero over there!
The captions under the busts say it all: M. Agricola “the father of Finnish language” U.Cygnaeus “the father of Finnish schools” and D.Duck “the father of Finnish NEED TO READ”. By the time I left secondary school I had a stack of over a thousand Aku Ankka (Donald Duck) comic magazines.
i paid $150 for this textbook
Better than 50 Shades of Grey.
Ok before I realized this was about an octopus…..that was the most terrifyingly disturbing thing I had ever read.
I STARTED LAUGHING WHEN THE MAN HAD FIVE ARMS AND HAVEN’T STOPPED YET
my blog is too much randomized anger and roaring here is octopus sex
I though it said “packet of gum”
don’t’ ask me where I got it from.
I saw the octopus sex thing and went back and reread like O.O ohhhh
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How to spot a nerd: See if they’re wearing this,
then take their lunch money
I think you meant, then see if they want to have an in-depth conversation about it. Because taking their lunch money makes you a bully.
And being a bully makes you an asshole.
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Misunderstood G. R. R. Martin
I would believe it, though.
So I watched this music video, and this is in fact completely untrue. There are many scenes in which black/brown girls are casted.
One could conceivably argue that any white star who features twerking in a music video is automatically being exploitative.
However, that was not my perception of this video in particular. It actually appeared to me the director took pains to portray a variety of dance styles (ballet, interpretive dance, rhythmic gymnastics, break dancing, twerking, cheerleading, etc.) all as equally valid art forms. Every performing group in the video includes a variety of ethnicities. I think I did actually see a black/brown dancer in the ballet troupe, though it’s difficult to tell. Look in the rear left of this gif:
We don’t know if they cast individual dancers or hired a dance troupe, so if black women are underrepresented that might say more about the dance troupe’s selection practices than the video director’s casting practices.
All the styles of dance, ballet or otherwise are presented in the same fashion — talented professionals being brilliant + Taylor Swift being endearingly incompetent. The black women in the video aren’t portrayed as Taylor’s dancing accessories, but rather as experts in their style:
Moreover, at the end of the video there’s a sequence showing all the different professionals being silly and dancing in a non-choreographed manner, thereby humanizing them, showing they exist outside of their role as dancers in Taylor’s video:
I think if we interpret the twerking scenes in this video as demeaning, that says more about our cultural perception of black women than it does about this particular video’s specific portrayal of black women.
1. Respect their need for privacy and to spend time on their own.
2. Be careful never to embarrass them in public.
3. When they are in a new situation, allow them to stand back, and watch what’s going on.
4. Allow them time to process what you’re asking or saying. Don’t demand an answer right away.
5. Be patient if they hesitate to find the right words – and never interrupt while they are speaking.
6. If you are going to change or cancel plans, give them plenty of prior notice.
7. Allow them to practice and perfect skills alone.
8. Correct or challenge them privately – never in front of an audience.
9. Don’t force them to hang out with a crowd of people, or expect them to amass a lot of friends. A few good friends is more comfortable for them.
10. Don’t try to turn them into an extrovert. Respect them for being exactly who they are.
I don’t know shit about photography, but the person who took this shot must be given the highest award of them all.
this is breathtaking
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