blackwidow-mikasa:

I was at Starbucks getting my pumpkin spice fix when I hear “excuse me but I really like your AoS shirt” and I turn around to say thank you when CLARK GREGG

blackwidow-mikasa:

I was at Starbucks getting my pumpkin spice fix when I hear “excuse me but I really like your AoS shirt” and I turn around to say thank you when CLARK GREGG

tenaflyviper:

Since the original article has since been deleted (I can’t imagine why…), you can still view it here.

While ancient Egyptians were, by all accounts, black, the fact remains that their civilization was under foreign rule for the last 340 years before its collapse.  There are literally numerous funerary coffins from that time period—different from a traditional Egyptian sarcophagus—that bore portraits depicting the person inside.  These are referred to as Fayum mummy portraits.  They are clearly a departure from Egyptian practices and artwork, and are considered as direct Roman influence, so yes:  There is quite a lot of evidence as to the Greek and Roman occupation of Egypt.

As for Cleopatra, even her name is of Greek origin.  As mentioned above, she was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Greek rulers that served as Egyptian pharaohsThe land would be later ruled over by Romans, Arabs, and Muslims.  It is not known who her mother is, but it is speculated that even her mother may have been part Macedonian, and not fully Egyptian, thus putting even the suggested quarter of Egyptian heritage into question.  While both queens Hapshetsut and Nefertiti were of pure Egyptian lineage, Cleopatra was not.

For further reading:

http://www.womenintheancientworld.com/cleopatra.htm

http://www.webexhibits.org/pigments/intro/antiquity.html

http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Greek_Period.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemaic_Kingdom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greeks_in_Egypt

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/regy/hd_regy.htm

http://www.egypt-tehuti.org/articles/greeks-in-ancient-egypt.html

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/online_research_catalogues/ng/naukratis_greeks_in_egypt/introduction/greek%E2%80%93egyptian_relations.aspx

Or, if you’d like even more information, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a few books around here on the subject…

But seriously:  Please do not make a post about the history of anything unless you are knowledgeable enough about it that you are not presenting a false account of someone else’s civilization.

not-john-watson:

kaylizle:

okellyjaneo:

This looks like the worlds most unhappy wedding.

 

I felt like I needed this back on my dash,

not-john-watson:

kaylizle:

okellyjaneo:

This looks like the worlds most unhappy wedding.

 

I felt like I needed this back on my dash,

wigmund:

t-ardigrades:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.
"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.
But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.
The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.
Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.
"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.
Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.
“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.
Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

This is a policy that makes a lot of sense for an elementary school (where might not know all their allergies yet, how to check or communicate for allergens, or even what allergies are), but if you’re 13 you should know how to manage your allergies without bureaucratic assistance like this god DAMN.

Gotta love schools being more worried about protecting themselves from potential liability to protect their tight budgets.

wigmund:

t-ardigrades:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.

"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.

Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.

Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

This is a policy that makes a lot of sense for an elementary school (where might not know all their allergies yet, how to check or communicate for allergens, or even what allergies are), but if you’re 13 you should know how to manage your allergies without bureaucratic assistance like this god DAMN.

Gotta love schools being more worried about protecting themselves from potential liability to protect their tight budgets.

lucrezialoveshercesare:

It’s like Hufflepuffs united

rupindeer:

I hope when you die you get to see your stats like how many times you laughed or told a lie or kissed or how many people loved you and how many people hated you and what you meant to people

littletwistedwitch:

In which Martin is an A class player with mad game

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and Ben is a fucking nerd as usual

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lost-in-hammerspace:

This has been a psa about Aesthetic Attraction by me

appropriately-inappropriate:

appropriately-inappropriate:

anfagistan:

nezua:

A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco recently set up shop outside a marijuana clinic and sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies within two hours. The cookies were such a big hit, she’s been invited back.

[boss ass bitch plays in the distance]

That’s fucking brilliant.
Talk about targeted marketing. This kid’s gonna be a CEO some day.

No but okay, I just the did the math.
She sold 117 boxes in 120 minutes. Assuming every person bought one box, that’s 1 box every 62 seconds
Now, people likely bought more than one box at a time, but still.
Damn.

appropriately-inappropriate:

appropriately-inappropriate:

anfagistan:

nezua:

A 13-year-old Girl Scout in San Francisco recently set up shop outside a marijuana clinic and sold 117 boxes of Girl Scout cookies within two hours. The cookies were such a big hit, she’s been invited back.

[boss ass bitch plays in the distance]

That’s fucking brilliant.

Talk about targeted marketing. This kid’s gonna be a CEO some day.

No but okay, I just the did the math.

She sold 117 boxes in 120 minutes. Assuming every person bought one box, that’s 1 box every 62 seconds

Now, people likely bought more than one box at a time, but still.

Damn.