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Posts tagged perspective

Mar 26

jtotheizzoe:

You know it’s spring when, just after sunset, the refrigerator constellation rises in the western sky.

(But seriously, remember that our perspective on the stars is at the same time wonderfully unique but not at all special, and the stellar stories that we write are products not only of our imaginations, but also our brain’s relentless desire to recognize patterns in random assortments of far away dots)

(via pbsdigitalstudios)


Mar 18
“I think there’s something to be said for learning about trauma without experiencing it all over again. The only way I figured out how to do that was with therapy. When I see people who require trigger warnings, my first thought is to pay attention to what they’re saying, but my second thought is “Are they getting the help they need?” I think we’re missing a bigger point here, because trigger warnings are really about mental health. The world is shitty and unyielding and not likely to bend to your will, and your best offense is a good defense. With the right tools, it’s possible to live in a sea of assholes and thrive.”

An amazing post about the problem with trigger warnings, from my esteemed pal Danielle.  (via emilyvgordon)

"The path to healing is not avoidance" - QFT


Dec 8

Jul 18

mikerugnetta:

liamdryden:

lo-db:

socialistexan:

isaaccorbanwelch:

hey look bmo

A discussion of pop culture, third wave feminism, and gender that isn’t terrible or cissexist, hooray PBSIdea channel!

this is really, really good. he switches bmo’s pronouns throughout the video and also gives a good and respectful explanation of gender

PBSIdeaChannel is really great you guys

y’all’re too kind, ferreal. :D


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Feb 6
“Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest.” The Sociological Cinema (via trimichaelceratops)

(via upworthy)


Jan 13
claytoncubitt:

Wherever you are you’re at the center of your universe.

claytoncubitt:

Wherever you are you’re at the center of your universe.


Jan 6

(via deerylou2)


Dec 6

pbsarts:

Are Cell Phones Replacing Reality? - Idea Channel

Can you live without your phone? 

We’ve all become pretty attached to our cellular devices: it’s a GPS, a camera, a game console, a social media portal… and half a million other things, all in our pocket! From concerts to meals to our pets, we process and experience the world through our phone. But as we see in so many mobile phone ads, the representations of these moments (whether its instagrams, foursquare check ins or Facebook shares) seem to be taking over and replacing the experience itself. In this brave new world is the mobile phone a tool, or a filter through which we experience a new reality?

Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise:
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Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com

Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)


Nov 29

Nov 26

thefrogman:

I’m confident this guy is a jackass. 

(via wilwheaton)


Nov 14

pbsarts:

Is Nostalgia the Reason for Adventure Time’s Amazing Awesomeness?

Adventure Time is an animated kids show on the Cartoon Network that is super popular, not just with the kids, but with full grown adults too! Why would a bunch of serious adults, including Mike’s Mom, watch Adventure Time??? We think its because the show taps into our memories of childhood with nostalgia. But this isn’t the “I Love the 90’s” kind of nostalgia that we normally talk about! We’re talking about Romantic Nostalgia which is a confusing emotion, mixing happy and sad, creating a powerful mix that really hits you right in your gut. It adds a ton of emotional depth to an already great kids show, which you should all really watch, because it is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!

Let us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise:
Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever)
Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] com

Hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)


Nov 9

Those who say they are leaving the country because Obama got re-elected are going to have a hard time finding another first-world country without universal healthcare.

rachelrantsandschtuff:

Look! I found y’all a map. The grey countries are the ones without universal healthcare.

Have fun!

(via wilwheaton)


thelibraryoflarceny:

Tiger Tateishi

thelibraryoflarceny:

Tiger Tateishi

(via ladmirable)


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