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micdotcom:

If there was ever a sign that today’s job market is screwed for young people, it’s this GIF

According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000 have a master’s degree or Ph.D.
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micdotcom:

If there was ever a sign that today’s job market is screwed for young people, it’s this GIF

According to the most recent census, 113,000 janitors in the U.S. have at least a bachelor’s degree. And, over 18,000 have a master’s degree or Ph.D.

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— 6 days ago with 1241 notes
#gif  #education 
devblarg:

the-guardian-of-snow-days:

jolly-coalition-of-dancing:

milesjai:

ruoloc:

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba  [There comes a lion]
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama         [Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS

it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just
yup
that’s a lion
this movie’s about a lion
just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here



I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things
'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'
So basically rap genius did this way better so all credit to them here
to grab the direct quotes:
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba : 


This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.
The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.



Sithi uhm ingonyama:

The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.

Nants ingonAnnotateyama bagithi baba Sithi uhhmm ingonyama Ingonyama:

The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.

Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people
Siyo Nqoba:

The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”

IngonyamaIngonyama nengw’ enamabala:

The lion is now joined by a leopard.

So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.
'well you're just reading too much into it'
if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language

devblarg:

the-guardian-of-snow-days:

jolly-coalition-of-dancing:

milesjai:

ruoloc:

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba  [There comes a lion]
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama         [Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

I FINALLY KNOW THE FUCKING WORDS

it’s so funny to see the translated words though because you think it’s like some really profound chanting and really it’s just

yup

that’s a lion

this movie’s about a lion

just reassuring you that yes indeed lions are here

image

I hate this post and will always hate this post because it’s pretty much a perfect example of the disneyfication of things

'ha ha its a lion them africans huh them africans'

So basically rap genius did this way better so all credit to them here

to grab the direct quotes:

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba

This line loosely translates from Zulu as, “There comes a lion”. In actuality, the speaker of this sentence is speaking to an adult male whom he respects and refers to as “baba”, which means father but in zulu culture it is seen as respectful to refer to one’s betters as mother or father.

The lion in this instance can seen as symbolic of adversity as Lion King is based on the Masai tradition of having the young men kill a lion when they come of age. The speaker at this point would thus be a young Masai man prior to his initiation.

Sithi uhm ingonyama:

The elder male that was spoken to in the first line responds in a nonchalant manner and acknowledges the lion’s approach, “Oh yes it’s a lion”.

Nants ingonAnnotateyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama
:

The phrase is reiterated in a call and response manner as is common amongst Southern-African cultural relations such as singing and dancing. The theme of the advance of the lion is emphasised by the repetition of the word “ingonyama” which means lion in zulu as the task looms ever closer as the lion draws nearer.

Oh, and the parts that get (conveniently) left out, probably because black people

Siyo Nqoba:

The collected Masai warriors respond to the challenge in unison, “We’re going to conquer”

Ingonyama
Ingonyama nengw’ enamabala:

The lion is now joined by a leopard.

So have some context with your ‘lel dem africans ha ha dem africans o disney’ laugh fucking riot. But this is what Disney does, and trains its fans to do: Take something non-white, use it as goddamned decoration, and remove all of the meaning. Use it as a joke. Make it different, but not too different. Who here thought that part of the song was just random noises? Don’t bother with a show of hands, there’s 400 thousand notes to do that for me.

'well you're just reading too much into it'

if you think ladysmith black mambazo didnt know what they were doing with their own fucking language

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— 1 week ago with 483392 notes
#gif  #there's a reason i never reblogged that post  #disney  #racism 

Tōrō nagashi (灯籠流し Tōrō = lantern / nagashi = cruise, flow) is a Japanese ceremony in which participants float paper lanterns down a river. This is primarily done on the last evening of the Bon Festival, festival based on the belief that this guides the spirits of the departed back to the other world. The white lanterns are for those who have died in the past year. Traditional Japanese beliefs state that humans come from water, so the lanterns represent their bodies returning to water.

(Source: sucricedicius, via cjelskerlink)

— 1 week ago with 35616 notes
#Japan  #gif 

powerpussysays:

Peter Joseph on structural violence, from this video.

WORD. Violence can take many forms. 

This resonates with the misconception that rape is always violent, instead of something that can happen quietly with the victim passed out or too scared to fight. What an astute perspective on our understanding of violence.

(Source: universalequalityisinevitable, via lord-kitschener)

— 2 weeks ago with 38823 notes
#gif  #poverty 

janetmock:

fuckyeahlavernecox:

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Some thoughts I shared with Alicia Menendez about intolerant teachers and how one actually nearly pushed me out of school as I transitioned as a sophomore in high school. 

You can watch the entire clip at Fusion!

(via onetothestate)

— 3 weeks ago with 11715 notes
#gif  #education 

spaceplasma:

Bits and Pieces of the Cat’s Paw Nebula

This infrared view of the playfully named Cat’s Paw Nebula, otherwise known as NGC 6334 — taken by European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope, is a vast region of star formation about 5500 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Scorpius. VISTA views the skies in infrared, just outside what our eyes can see. The whole gas cloud is about 50 light-years across. In it, you can see a couple of soap-bubble features, places where the furious light and winds from young, massive stars have compressed the gas around them. 

  • More information: here

Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA

— 4 weeks ago with 1331 notes
#gif  #epilepsy warning  #space 

micdotcom:

Watch: Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic man, just moved his arm — with his mind

Burkhart had been unable to move his arms or legs since a diving accident four years ago damaged his spinal cord and left him paralyzed. But thanks to a new device that reroutes his brain signals, Burkhart was recently able to lift his hand using his thoughts.

The technology, called Neurobridge, takes electric signals from the brain and sends them directly to the muscles, bypassing the damaged spinal cord.

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— 4 weeks ago with 15513 notes
#science  #gif 
theweekmagazine:

NASA’s new rover could explore frozen water in space


The prototype for a new NASA rover is being tested for underwater space exploration

theweekmagazine:

The prototype for a new NASA rover is being tested for underwater space exploration

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— 1 month ago with 1634 notes
#space  #science  #gif  #epilepsy warning