Forever



Ephemeralness:
lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory;

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In the old days, NFL owners were rich men who accepted the risk of losing money as the cost of doing business. Thanks to the popularity of the game, the NFL and its owners—with the collusion of politicians—have created what amounts to a risk-free business environment. According to Long’s data, a dozen teams received more public money than they needed to build their facilities. Rather than going into debt, they turned a profit.

The perfect example: Seven of every ten dollars spent to build CenturyLink Field in Seattle came from the taxpayers of Washington State, $390 million total. The owner, Paul Allen, pays the state $1 million per year in “rent” and collects most of the $200 million generated. If you are wondering how to become, like Allen, one of the richest humans on earth, negotiating such a lease would be a good start.

In New Orleans, taxpayers have bankrolled roughly a billion dollars to build then renovate the Superdome, which we are now supposed to call the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Guess who gets nearly all the revenues generated by Saints games played in this building? If you guessed all those hard-working stiffs who paid a billion dollars, you would be wrong. If you guessed billionaire owner Tom Benson, you would be right. He also receives $6 million per annum from the state as an “inducement payment” to keep him from moving the team.

That’s the same amount Cowboys owner Jerry Jones would pay each year in property taxes to Arlington, Texas, where his fancy new stadium is located. Except that Jones doesn’t pay property taxes because, like many of his fellow plutocrats, he’s cut a sweetheart deal with the local authorities.

Why Being a Football Fan Is Indefensible (via kenyatta)

Public funding of stadiums and arenas makes me so goddamn angry.

(via wilwheaton)

Public funding of stadiums makes me hulk smash angry 

“I believe the ten commandments were written by a man and not a god because somehow “Don’t fuck my wife” is on there and not “Don’t commit rape”.”

Me (via roarkshop)

Damn! Damn! DAMN!!! Oh my gosh!

(via spirituallygeeky)

Ah yeah

(via girldwarf)

fluffysmom:

chainsandshipsexciteme:

no-heroes-allowedd:

fractvm:

meganthebadwolf:

10 AND 13 KILLED ME

This made me so sad and reminded me that I fucking love Harry Potter

15 though

WHO TOLD YOU THAT 5, 10, & 13 WERE OKAY? NO ONE, THAT’S WHO.

15.

Historian and Feminist Scholar Gerda Lerner

I emphasize to my students that 2 major wars with American involvement were fought in the time women were campaigning for the right to vote - the US Civil War and World War 1. Women’s suffrage didn’t just happen because they finally got around to giving us the right to vote. It was fought for. 

therumpus:

Here’s today’s Daily GIF!

paolavallado:

ckck:

Seems like IKEA are really shaking things up this year. In addition to the previously announced TV set, they’re also going to release a digital camera made of cardboard called Knäppa (“Snap”). It’ll hold 40 photographs at a time and plugs directly into your USB port. While it’s not the prettiest camera the world has ever seen, I do love the idea of a screen-less digital camera that brings people back to the wait-and-see days of film.

This is great.

“I’m tired of talking about feminism to men.

I’m tired of explaining to men that the feminist movement will, in fact, benefit them as well as women. I’m tired of trying to hawk gender equality like I’m some kind of car salesman showing off a shiny new sedan, explaining all of its bells and whistles. I’m tired of smiling through a thousand thoughtless microaggressions, tired of providing countless pieces of evidence, tired of being questioned on every. Single. Damn. Thing.I’m tired of proving that microaggressions exist, tired of proving that I’m unfairly questioned and asked for proof. For a movement that’s centered around the advancement and empowerment of women, why do I feel like I’m supposed to spend so damn much of my time carefully considering how what I say and do will be taken by men?

I’m tired of men who insert themselves into feminist spaces with claims of hurt feelings. I’m tired of men who somehow manage to make every issue about them. I’m tired of men like the one who recently stopped by a friend’s Facebook thread in order to call feminism “c*nty”, then lecture the women involved for being too “hostile” in their responses to him. I’m tired of men telling me that my understanding of feminism and rape culture are wrong, as if these aren’t things that I have studied intensely. I’m tired of men who claim to be feminist allies, then abuse that position to their own advantage. I’m so fucking exhausted by the fact that I know that I will have to, at some point in this piece, mention that I understand that not all men are like that. I will have to note that some men are good allies. And all of those things are true! And all of you good allies get cookies! But honestly,I’m tired of handing out cookies to people just because they’re decent fucking human beings.

Anne Thériault, I’m Not Your Feminist Mommy & I’m Tired of Holding Your Hand (via alwaysinyouratmosphere)

jackdonaghy:

my otp has finally been reunited

riseofthecommonwoodpile:

isn’t it interesting that when a male celebrity calls themselves a feminist there’s no thinkpieces about whether or not they’re REALLY a feminist but when Beyoncé does it there’s ten million poorly-written editorials the next day

it’s almost like Joseph Gordon Levitt’s opinion is seen as inherently valid and Beyoncé’s is seen as inherently questionable

I wonder what about these people might be the difference here

I’m stumped, I can’t possibly figure this out

Tis a big and beautiful worldMost of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it…

                                                                                         I don’t want to be most of us.

#tbh I’m still really not over this