- the ones who are basically your friends and you can tell them anything
- The ones who seem to hate teenagers and teaching and JFC why did they choose to do this for a living
- the ones that are really nice but just suck at teaching and you never really learn anything in that class
- the dorky one that never gets mad just gives you that long “I’m dissapointed in you look”
- the ones that teach no matter whats going on in the class
- The one who made a terrible mistake in selecting this career and is having a nervous breakdown.
The ones who ask you out 15 years later when they find out you’re divorced.
The ones who give all the girls who wear skirts an A for the day and talk about “your bedroom eyes.”
The ones who marry a student the day after graduation.
So I’d like everyone to meet Brandon Bayard:
He was nice enough to send me this little message today:
If you can’t read it, it says
Would you like it in the vag or ass when I rape you?”
Brandon Bayard was born on Feb. 12th, 1997, which makes him 17 as of last month. Happy birthday, Brandon!
In case anyone would like to meet this charming fellow,
he lives at
My favorite comics.
They were/are still one of my favorites.
The Far Side has always been one of my favorite comics and this is exactly why.
Far Side love
Far Side most frequently quoted in my household? “Blah blah Ginger blah blah.”
• today: H17. Winter Friends. The very last moment of light before the storm. Chris Eliopoulos and Jordie Bellaire and David. Something sweet and silly and light. Because oh fuck —
• next: H18. Friendly Ghost. Kate and the Cat Food Man mystery. It’s been done and gone a while now. Probably out in 30. Annie Wu’s best issue yet. Brutal and smart and gorgeous.
• then: H19. I was up late dotting i’s and crossing t’s with my ASL educator-friend and her deaf daughter last night on this one…
so i have a $100 amazon giftcard (unused obviously) and i know theres people who could use it more than i can so im going to give it away. please, only trans people because if im going to be giving away something of this value i want it to go to a cause i know is good. if youre dfab, please only enter if you really need it because dmab trans/nonbinary people especially trans girls commonly have a harder time as well as a greater need to be buying stuff for their transition and/or comfort.
to enter, just reblog and add “for me” in the tags, please.
ill chose the winner randomly in two days (this was posted on march 10th) and ill message whoever it is with the claim code.
if youre cis or just not entering, feel free to reblog this too to let your trans followers know!! :)
Earlier today I posted about the promo card left developed to promote the Austin based Capital Comic Con. Here’s another look at the card.
I reached out to the contact on their web site, Aaron Luevano who told me by email that he was aware of the card and approved it telling me”I asked before it was designed, many approved.”
A reader also posted about the promo card on the Facebook page for the convention and she sent me the response she got:
"I have to wonder if you’ve even been to a comic con."
So that’s it. They did it. They admit it. They think it’s funny. And when a woman calls them out on it they snidely dismiss it.
Once again that’s the Capital Comic Con of Austin, Texas.
One more reason to avoid Texas.
::sobs:: OH MY G-D I WANT PANCAKES RIGHT NOW. I have no idea if I’m healed enough from the wisdom teeth extraction to eat them, but oh! How I want some.
Because of this post I am having pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner every day for the next 4 days.
Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?
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We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.
When I met for lunch with Dr. Phil Zimbardo, the former president of the American Psychological Association, I knew him primarily as the mastermind behind The Stanford Prison Experiment. In the summer of 1971, Zimbardo took healthy Stanford students, gave them roles as either guards or inmates, and placed them in a makeshift prison in the basement of Stanford University. In just days, the prisoners demonstrated symptoms of depression and extreme stress and the guards had become sadistic. The experiment was stopped early. The lesson? As W. Edwards Deming wrote: “A bad system will defeat a good person, every time.” But is the opposite true? I asked Zimbardo, “Can you reverse the Stanford Prison Experiment?”
He answered with a thought experiment referencing the infamous Milgram experiment (where subjects showed such obedience to people in authority that they administered what they believed were fatal electric shocks to patients). Zimbardo, who by an almost unimaginable coincidence went to high school with Stanley Milgram, wondered whether we could conduct a Reverse Milgram Experiment. Could we, through a series of small wins, architect a “slow ascent into goodness, step by step”? And could such an experiment be run at a societal level? We actually already know the answer.
For years, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment in Richmond, Canada ran like any other law enforcement bureaucracy and experienced similar results: recidivism or reoffending rates ran at around 60%, and they were experiencing spiraling rates of youth crime. This forward-thinking Canadian detachment, led by a young, new superintendent, Ward Clapham, challenged the core assumptions of the policing system itself. He noticed that the vast majority of police work was reactive. He asked: “Could we design a system that encouraged people to not commit crime in the first place?” Indeed, their strategic intent was a clever play on words: “Take No Prisoners.”
Their approach was to try to catch youth doing the right things and give them a Positive Ticket. The ticket granted the recipient free entry to the movies or to a local youth center. They gave out an average of 40,000 tickets per year. That is three times the number of negative tickets over the same period. As it turns out, and unbeknownst to Clapham, that ratio (2.9 positive affects to 1 negative affect, to be precise) is called the Losada Line. It is the minimum ratio of positive to negatives that has to exist for a team to flourish. On higher-performing teams (and marriages for that matter) the ratio jumps to 5:1. But does it hold true in policing?
According to Clapham, youth recidivism was reduced from 60% to 8%. Overall crime was reduced by 40%. Youth crime was cut in half. And it cost one-tenth of the traditional judicial system.