I don’t like kids. That much I have made true.
All a matter of definition of what you think a kid is.
Someone else’s kid is not my kid, so why should I care?
I don’t want kids.
I don’t want babies.
But there are tons of pictures of The Spine with a kid.
We started out before Steam Powered Giraffe doing children’s camps and shows. Do you really think I was fuming under all of that?
It’s ridiculous to think I am some weird human that doesn’t have compassion or logic.
You’re taking a small sentence of humor (that is in part true), and applying it to me as a person that you see through your eyes through Steam Powered Giraffe and the medium of tumblr text.
I swear, most people are decent people.
You can meet people who are terrible people online, and are the nicest souls in person. The opposite is true as well.
I joke all the time about not liking kids.
My bandmates will rub it in my face.
Tons of people don’t like kids.
Tons of people don’t like kids and have kids and love them.
But for you…
I think you’re safe.
You’re not 4 or 5 years old or an infant who shits on me when taking a picture with me right? (true story) Nope probably not.
Go on thinking what you will.
It’s a contradiction to you…
That makes sense. Why not.
We need people having kids to have people.
I was a kid.
But I think kids are selfish.
Magical to some people.
But from my point of view they are not.
If that offends you that’s fine.
Why can’t you just be offended? Why do I have to be wrong?
There are thousands of other people who would agree with me, and a thousand more who wouldn’t. Who gives a shit?
You think Michael Reeds love of children and babies doesn’t weird me out? Not anymore than the rest of the world’s.
But I do swear to you I am a fully functional human being.
I don’t like dogs either….
But I have petted a gazillion dogs and showed them love.
They smell like dogs, are dumbly devoted to humans, and just aren’t cats.
Be offended at my ridiculousness!
It’s not a big deal.
If you can’t take a joke or relate to me.
Not everyone can be the way you want them to be.
And surely going out of your way to show that to someone does no one any good, right?
Are you just trying to feel better about feeling a certain way about someone like me? Why do you need validation that I am wrong? I am either wrong to you or not. There is no debate. Life is way too short to be sending messages like this on the internet. And even shorter that I shouldn’t even be putting one ounce of energy into replying just to make a point.
Now like most of my rants here’s my postface (not pre)…
Some people will read this and go “I agree with David, I totally get him”.
Some people will read this and go “David is a mean person, he just made this poor internet user cry, look at him attacking the internet! This is a monster that needs to be stopped”.
Some will read it and go “Meh, I don’t give a shit”.
Please see your ridiculousness internet.
I am not built to deal with these messages.
No one is.
And the only “solution” is to ignore them.
But please, message me when I start murdering babies and children.
Now here’s a picture of a clown
I hate clowns.
Where does someone get off telling someone else that the fact that they don’t like kids and don’t want any is offensive? That’s like telling someone you’re offended because they don’t like to eat cake when you love cake.
Everybody is entitled to their own feelings about procreation and children.
I am a substitute teacher, but I feel the same way. I don’t like kids. And I don’t want any of my own. Doesn’t mean I can’t be around kids and teach them and make them better people. I don’t have to love every child I teach. Doesn’t make me a bad person.
Just because you’re in show business and your music is family friendly doesn’t mean you have to love children. Get over yourself!
All the yeses!
I can imagine some people getting confused over statements like this, but it’s very simple in my mind and makes total sense.
Excellent example, thanks!
people getting annoyed and pissy about emilia clarke going on about how much she loves her character and is her character and how awesome her dragons are
don’t hear one single peep when tom hiddleston dresses up as loki for fans and i hear constant praise and laughter about not being able to tell where tony stark ends and where robert downey jr. begins because they’re the same person apparently
so keep talking about your dragons clarke. keep calling yourself khaleesi.
because apparently a woman isn’t allowed to obsess over her role
"If I’d been approached and asked to play Jason Bourne, it would have been a really easy ‘no’. But this movie wasn’t about filling Matt Damon’s shoes. It was a brand new canvas, and a brand new story. So the only pressure was to be able to perform in the style and physicality and ferocity of the action that had been established in the first three films. Because that is something that you cannot fake." - Jeremy Renner
do you ever think about how fucked you’d be in medieval times with your weak eyesight, asthma and homosexual tendencies
straight people who complain about “heterophobia” are fucking WEAK and if all it takes to upset them is “straight people suck”, they wouldn’t last a second of actual discrimination
Looking up Scottish mythological creatures and
Wulver: a werewolf in Shetland, that is said to have had the body of a man with a wolf’s head. It was reported to have left fish on the windowsills of poor families.
That is the nicest Werewolf legend I’ve ever heard of.
Now I wish I could draw because I’d love to draw this.
I feel like I should comment on that number, but that would be devilish of me.
(Take the test here!)
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After more than two decades of sobriety, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found inside his New York City apartment on Sunday, police said, with a needle stuck in his arm, dead from a possible heroin overdose.
Even with 23 years of abstinence under his belt, experts say that it’s not all that surprising Hoffman fell off the wagon.
"We treat addiction like you can make it go away with a 28-day stint in rehab and that’s the end of it, but that’s not how it works," said Dr. Joseph Shrand, a Harvard professor and the medical director of CASTLE, a teen addiction treatment center in Brockton, Mass. "It requires lifelong vigilance to stay clean."
Research suggests that the chance of relapse does diminish over time but always remains a possibility.
One analysis funded by National Institutes on Drug Abuse found that between 25 percent and 50 percent of substance users resume drug or alcohol use within 2 years after finishing treatment. But two years is typically the maximum length recovering addicts participate in studies so people who hold out longer aren’t captured in the data. In one of the few large, long-term studies that looked at addiction to opiates like heroin found that 25 percent of users relapsed after 15 years.
Relapses are so common, Shrand said, because drug dependency is a chronic condition not unlike diabetes or heart disease. So, while an addict can be in recovery, their addiction can only be managed, never fully cured.
And in a circumstance like Hoffman’s, where he had been off of drugs for years, Shrand said it’s easy for people to let their guard down.
"They get it in their mind that they can go back to using just once or just a little. Or maybe they think that they can use another substance other than their substance of choice and be fine, but they can’t," he said. "It just takes one moment of weakness to lead them down a path of destruction."
Heroin is especially habit-forming because it overrides the brain’s pleasure receptors, explained Dr. Jason Jerry, a professor of medicine with the Cleveland Clinic’s Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center.
"Heroin crosses the blood-brain barrier and is transformed chemically into morphine, a substance that gives the user a rush of euphoria," he said.
With each use, the brain craves another rush — and another and another. Over time, the brain is completely rewired so that getting high becomes an obsession and a compulsion, he said.
Ceasing heroin use doesn’t reverse changes to the brain, Jerry said. Once the circuitry is altered, the change is permanent. A brain primed for heroin always itches for the drug. This not only predisposes a user for a setback, it could also explain why slip-ups like Hoffman’s are so often fatal.
After using on a regular basis, the drug loses its potency, Jerry said. Eventually an addict needs a greater quantity of substance to get the same high.
"When you wake up the monster that has been lingering dormant in the brain for years, cravings for the drug are as strong ever, but tolerance is much lower," Jerry explained.
Addicts often lose sight of this and start with a dose that is close to the amount they took when they were actively using, he said.
"The brain may be ready for it, but the body can no longer handle it," he said.
Jerry stressed that he didn’t know if this is what happen in Hoffman’s case, but that it was common for addicts coming out of a relapse to overdose in this way.
Details surrounding Hoffman’s death are still emerging. By his own admission, the actor struggled with drug problems for years, beginning in his twenties.
Hoffman said he had kicked the habit for 23 years and had remained drug free until May 2013, when he briefly relapsed. He admitted to snorting heroin and checked himself into rehab.
Shrand said that no one should think of an addiction like Hoffman’s as a moral issue.
"This didn’t happen because he was weak," Shrand said. "This was an actual physical thing driven by the brain and his addiction didn’t go away just because he didn’t use for such a long time."
Amid continued debate over whether or not Sochi is prepared to host the 2014 Olympics, which begins Thursday, reporters from around the world are starting to check into local hotels — to their apparent grief. Some journalists arriving in Sochi are describing appalling conditions in the housing there, where only six of nine media hotels are ready for guests. Hotels are still under construction. Water, if it’s running, isn’t drinkable. One German photographer told the AP over the weekend that his hotel still had stray dogs and construction workers wandering in and out of rooms.
More entertaining than the actual Olympics could ever be.
Fifty. Billion. Dollars.