tittily:

why all the lights at my grandparents’ house look like a titty

unclefather:

there are so many groots

abnormal-fallen-angel:

chainedchaos:

the-game-spirit:

do you ever just sit there listening to music

and you just

imagine scenes that just flow with the song

like they have literally nothing to do with the song and are completely without context

but they just

look

so

cool

OH GOOD I’M NOT ALONE.

I MAKE LITTLE FAN VIDEOS IN MY HEAD

candykaiju:

r u for real

sluttyoliveoil:

once my friend was waiting for her mom to pick her up and she called her mom and her mom said “im on my way, the traffic is just slow, im coming” and my friend went “mom i called the house phone”

a summary of Pretty Odd

panic!: you don't have to worry cause were still the same band
panic!: *picks up a banjo and starts yodeling*

arcgurren:

dunpkin:

theoppositeofamnesiaa:

dunpkin:

someone please make a meme masterpost of every tumblr meme ever

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Memes/Tumblr

it doesn’t have all of them but it has a lot of them

this is so surreal honestly its like traveling through time

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hallovvwvvwvvwvvwvvween:

pr0fessah:

unpopular opinion

i hate these cookies

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Go fuck yourself, you piece of shit. You’re the reason society is crumbling. In 20 years, New York is going to be a pile of ash and dust because people like you exist. This is why I fucking hate tubmlr.

wordsandturds:

i was looking for free furniture but maybe thats not what i was meant to find

msh30:

team i can’t do math for shit but i can write a 3 page english paper in less than an hour 

marbleousmego:

igohardinovertime:

blacktionbronson:

mrkittykatface:

luduslad:

wishingonalightningbolt:

Same reason professional football players are paid more than scientists or professors. Same reason a tenured professor at a university is paid less than that university’s football coach.

Because the US values athleticism over academia. And it sucks.

Nope, it’s called being paid for the monetary value you bring. If you make 1 million dollars but help bring in 10 million you are a great value.

But honestly what are they bringing to society? Nothing. Just because you make the money doesn’t mean you’re an asset.

Have you ever been to america?

that tweet is so stupid 

Actually, it’s a legit problem that these kids are being admitted into college. Sure they bring money, but they are not equipped to handle college. And look, I was an NCAA D1 athlete. I’m a huge football fan. I see the cash these kids bring into the school. But it’s a huge issue.

Look at this CNN article from earlier this year.

Some highlights:

A CNN investigation found public universities across the country where many students in the basketball and football programs could read only up to an eighth-grade level….

As a graduate student at UNC-Greensboro, Willingham researched the reading levels of 183 UNC-Chapel Hill athletes who played football or basketball from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60% read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. Between 8% and 10% read below a third-grade level….

The issue was highlighted at UNC two years ago with the exposure of a scandal where students, many of them athletes, were given grades for classes they didn’t attend, and where they did nothing more than turn in a single paper….

According to those academic experts, the threshold for being college-literate is a score of 400 on the SAT critical reading or writing test. On the ACT, that threshold is 16. Many student-athletes scored in the 200s and 300s on the SAT critical reading test — a threshold that experts told us was an elementary reading level and too low for college classes. The lowest score possible on that part of the SAT is 200, and the national average is 500….

I recommend you read the entire article. But it IS a problem. You can look at it from a money making perspective, sure. But don’t ignore the fact that a lot of these student-athletes are not even close to being prepared for college. They have the athlete part down, but not the student. While I was being recruited and watched peers be recruited, coaches often would sign just enough kids with high scores to average out the very talented, but lower-score athletes. Recruits in the middle— those who didn’t have superior grades or skill— were often overlooked or told to come back when their grades were better.

Sports fans, I’m sorry, I’m with you. But this is a big issue when illiterate students are taking the spot of well-educated students simply because they can make money for the university. And don’t get me started on how dangerous football is, and how most of the athletes won’t have more than used-up scholarship money to help with their medical expenses down the line.

gryffinewt:

when your friend makes a vague post and you’re worried it’s about you cause if it was it’d be true 

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