Hydee Things

"I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm." -Gandalf

Hey there, fwiend! :B My name is Heidi! I'm 24 and I majored in Cultural Anthropology at UCSB. I like animals, food, art, giggling, and people who enjoy the same. So this is where I reblog silly things, pretty things, things I find interesting (which will not *always* be anthro/science/nature related, but often are), and maybe even some of my own stuff once in a while. You may notice that my definition of "silly" is varied, but it's ok, you'll get used to it ;p
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bile4:

Go off

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transaervania:

next time you go to accuse a teenage girl of overreacting remember that when a bunch of elderly white men couldn’t agree on something, they shut down the government

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browngirlblues:

Women against feminism are basically just arguing that their individual lives are fine and they don’t care about what other women go through

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mineralists:

Scepter Smoky QuartzHallelujah Junction, Nevada

mineralists:

Scepter Smoky Quartz
Hallelujah Junction, Nevada

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Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?)

Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.

One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’. (via crankyskirt)

OOOOMG my coworker and I were just talking about this wrt mexican food specifically

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eastberlin:

rawr0609:

garfeildlogan:

this thing w ferguson is making me wonder how many of the historical riots that happened in the 20th century they teach you about in school were actually ‘riots’ ??

I’m scared that in 40 years, I’m gonna have to tell my child what really happened because their textbooks will be full of lies

ellenkushner:

malindalo:

This pamphlet asks, “Is College Bad for Girls?”
It examines:
"Evils of Dormitory Life—Midnight Hours of Who Knows What?"
"Flirting & Speaking to Male Students without Proper Introductions & Chaperone."
"Reading Improper Novels, Magazines, & Other Suggestive Literature."
"Forming of Unladylike Habits that May Harm the Health & Morals of a delicate Girl—Such as Smoking & Card Playing."

All true.

ellenkushner:

malindalo:

This pamphlet asks, “Is College Bad for Girls?

It examines:

  • "Evils of Dormitory Life—Midnight Hours of Who Knows What?"
  • "Flirting & Speaking to Male Students without Proper Introductions & Chaperone."
  • "Reading Improper Novels, Magazines, & Other Suggestive Literature."
  • "Forming of Unladylike Habits that May Harm the Health & Morals of a delicate Girl—Such as Smoking & Card Playing."

All true.

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adesignresearcher:

fer1972:

Sculptures made from Honeybees and Porcelain by Aganetha Dyck

Fascinating

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wtftimmy:

OHMYGOD THERE WAS MORE TO THIS?!

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