Okay, tumblr, I need your help. I’ve seen things like this get thousands and thousands of notes, and I really think that this is a cause worth sharing.
This couple is an elderly couple that live in my small town in Canada’s smallest province. They both suffer from dementia and for the last 55 years, they’ve sent out Christmas cards to everyone in their neighbourhood. They’re both in a home now, and their son is doing a little project. The woman, Bev, her favourite movie is A Miracle On 34th Street, and she especially loves the part where the christmas cards come in by the hundreds. Her son is trying to get that to happen for her.
It would make this lady’s Christmas to get the hundreds of Christmas cards from all over the world. I think we owe it to this kind soul to come together and give her a Christmas miracle. If you would like to send a Christmas card, their information is;
Don and Bev Enman, C/O Summerset Manor
15 Frank Mellish Street
Summerside, P.E.I. Canada
Please reblog this and spread the word, guys. There’s also an article here x if you want to read more about them.
This is Korean: 안녕하세요
This is Japanese: こんにちは
This is Chinese: 你好
It all looks the same to me
A few days ago in a parking lot in Lisbon wheelchair users and volunteers occupied all the available Non-Handicap spaces to make a point to able-bodied motorists what it is like to have “their” parking places unavailable to them.
On every wheelchair various notes were left like: "be right back", "it only takes a moment", "I’m get something here", etc.
Reblogged this yesterday from a different source, but I think this photograph is more powerful.
I love this so much I’ll reblog it a million times!
In situations politically where making a statement is the intent, being passive aggressive is probably a bad idea.
I’m going to show you how much of a dick you are being, by being a dick back, but I am not going to explain myself or my intent.
This is a protest, not passive aggressive behavior. This is aggressive. This is saying stop dicking us over, this is saying this is how it feels, and yeah, “it makes me a dick, but if I have to be a dick to get you to stop than it is a price worth paying.”
Also, I sincerely doubt anyone who saw this installation would not understand what the purpose was, and if they did I also suspect there were plenty of people nearby to helpfully explain it, considering the chairs are light and also have wheels and unlike a car can be moved. in fact, isn’t that a statement in of itself? If you drive up to this scene and can’t find a parking spot, well, you could legitimately get out of your car and move the wheelchair. Handicapped people do not have that option when a jerkwad parks his car in the one of maybe three handicapped spots available.
I have watched able bodied drivers take spots from handicapped drivers, jumping out of their car and waving with a shouted “I’ll be just a minute!” I have see this happen time and time again, as several of my friends are handicapped and require accessible spots have had to suffer other people being assholes.
People with accessibility issues get shat on daily for many many reasons. They do ask nicely, every day, to be allowed the necessities they need to live their lives. Usually they get ignored. So I think protests like this are not only brilliant, but necessary. Sure, an ad campaign might be ‘nicer’ and reach more people, but who’s going to bankroll that?
((Actually, hell. Consider the notes this has and you can think of this as viral marketing.))
When my sister was little, she had an imaginary friend called Jackie. One Sunday, my great aunt was over and my sister came in, announced to the room that Jackie fell down the stair and died, and left. My great auntie calmly looked up and said “how did she know about that?” Apparently, my great auntie had a little brother called Jack (her mother, who died a little before my sister was born, called him Jackie) and when he was 7, he fell down the stairs, banged his head and died.
Seriously. Plenty of cispeople change their names or go by another name because they hate their birth certificate name, and you don’t see the media being like “Anarchy McFuckYouParents, who was born Jane Doe….”
today we studied gender and language, and how language is misogynistic with words like “slut”. so i wrote “fuck the patriarchy” at the top of my page for fun. then we did an exercise on describing colour. for number 1, i wrote “mustard”, because it was a dirty yellow colour. then she moved on, leaving me with these notes:
it just looks like i got really angry about sexism then started a grocery list
* puKE S UP SANTA HAT* i m so pUmped for chRISTMAS iM GOnna fuCK A REINDEER
please don’t fuck a reindeer
tOO FUCKING L A TE
tis the season
oh my god
I’LL STOP REBLOGGING THIS WHEN IT STOPS BEING FUNNY
yes im a boy
yes i knit things
This guy should be some crazy DC villain…
OH MY GOD YES PLEASE.
oh god someone do this
GET ON IT
I think I’ll call him… THE KNITTER!
He robs banks with the help of his little quilted monsters
can anyone put an end to his reign of warm and cozy terror!?