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Exploring The Nationalistic And Christian Right Influences On Trump
Sarah Posner, a reporter with The Nation's Investigative Fund, talks about how the Steve Bannon-Jeff Sessions-Mike Pence nexus is influencing President Trump's policies. Full Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross.

If you haven’t listened to/read this transcript of this story, which is an incredible 43-minute interview with a woman who’s covered the Alt Right and specifically Steve Bannon, for years, you absolutely should. It is an incredibly informative interview with a very knowledgeable woman, skillfully handled, and every single minute is packed with really good information.

Highlights include: Steve Bannon’s film containing a wealth of footage around the Holocaust with no mention of antisemitism and with the Holocaust presented beside events like the French Revolution, Steve Bannon’s calling his former Breitbart reporter Ben Shapiro “a whiner” for being upset by antisemitic abuse including being tweeted graphic images of dead Jewish people and jokes about how Shapiro’s family should be sent “to the ovens” including his wife and newborn child, and Steve Bannon’s report that Jeff Sessions and not Trump has been leading the resurgence of American nationalism.

Mark's egos are taking over my life....

So I was thinking while looking at all of your posts about Mark’s egos (mainly Dark and Will) and it got me thinking about two things…
What if they were love birds?
What if they were best friends?
(they could most certainly be both though.)

Love birds:
>Dark, being a ‘dark’ ego, dislikes all of the pastel yellow and various pinks decorating their apartment, yet doesn’t have the heart to tell Will.
>Will secretly having a photo album of Dark sleeping. (Does Dark sleep? or does he just fuss out like the old tvs without reception?)
>Dark trying on Will’s bow-ties. He prefers the dark pink ones, but finds the hot pink ones make for better 'glitching’ effect
>Will accidently washing Dark’s white shirts with his pink ties, inevitably dying them pink. Making the other alter egos laugh/question Dark
>Dark finally making Will and himself some dinner, since he can’t stand the constant, bland, ramen noodles. Will, in his defense, tried making a nice dinner, but accidentally set the inside of the oven on fire. Oops.
>Dark holding Will as he cries over the movie Marley and Me
>When Dark gets upset at someone/something, Will rubs circles between his shoulderblades. This calms Dark.
>Will’s past isn’t the best, and although Dark doesn’t know it, he tries his best to distract Will when he gets too caught up in his past. Buying him a new tie usually gets him to snap out of it
>Will’s stash of ties, are actually mainly purchased by Dark
>Will, knowing how stressed Dark always is (always dealing with Mark and his antics and all) tries to make a 'special’ night. This includes:
*Chinese takeout (oven still broken)
*Vanilla icecream
*a nice bubble bath
Bonus: It isn’t Will that gets embarrassed when getting into the bath, it’s Dark that gets embarrassed. *Innocently whistles*

Best Friends:
>“Bro, Which Tie looks better?” (Will) “They’re all pink….” (Dark)
>They help each other juggle the other egos
>Will is the natural leader, while Dark makes the plans
>Dark trying to explain to Will why he can’t seem to get a girlfriend as pretty as Mark’s
>Will trying to explain to Dark that he could literally have anyone he wanted
>Will setting up boobie traps in their shared apartment
>Dark putting tacks on Will’s alarm clock. Dark takes pranks too seriously….
>Dark secretly prefers the pastel pink tie over the hot pink tie
>Will winning a bet that the Host and Googlplier DID go on that date that they claimed didn’t happen (Idk, I think it’d be interesting)
>Dark, losing the bet that he calculated incorrectly, is forced to wear a pink suit. He luckily stopped Will from dying his hair pink.
>Dark tripping Will at the office
>Will doing a sick ninja roll, making Dark look stupid
>Will getting self-concious over the fact that his first impulse is to kill now, ask later in all situations
>Dark not knowing what to do, explains how he has faults of his own. Like how he doesn’t want to harm Mark, he simply wants the freedom that he has
>Will is actually not as confident as most egos think he is, but only Dark knows it
>Dark is actually a huge fan of hugs, but only Will knows this. This is often used against him as Will will (haha) often use this secret as blackmail

Sorry the list is so long…. But man, this was fun! :D Hope you like it, maybe add some of your own (speaking to both @markired and viewer)

Looking for Student Accommodation in London?

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The shared kitchen includes two hobs and ovens, microwave oven, dishwasher, kettle, fridge and storage space as well as a big dining table with chairs. The common area also includes sofas and a LCD TV. A weekly cleaning service is included in the rent.

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List of tech that I have somehow broken.

I’m naming and shaming myself here. Tech seems to hate my guts even though I use it correctly (I hope).

I’m gonna list the stuff that I’ve somehow managed to break. Here goes.

- The computer at the driving school while I was taking my L plate test. (Had to do the whole test again).
- An arcade game at a restaurant. (Played it normally, suddenly glitched out. Apparently unrepairable because the game was gone the next time I went.
- My first ever smart phone. (Tried to go onto Facebook, screen went white and never turned back on again).
- Every single smart board in every classroom that I’ve been in. (They never work when I’m in the room and refuse to register my touch or even connect sometimes).
- Multiple laptops and computers, including school ones.
- The oven in my house. (Sometimes after I use it, it flashes HELP on the display).
- Multiple websites, including government and college ones.
- Multiple website accounts. (I log out and it never lets me log back in, even with the correct name and password).
- Email accounts. (Sent emails have an annoying habit of ending up in the void, even if the address is correct).
- DeviantArt and Tumblr. (Not just the apps. Desktop too).
- Touchscreens don’t register my touch half the time.
- Somehow, my mother’s phone playlist. (It makes an annoying beeping noise, but only when I’m close to the phone).
- My current phone. (Occasionally it decides that it doesn’t like a particular phone number and sends things to the void).
- A couple of printers. (Most never work correctly when I use them. One stopped working altogether and was irreparable).
- Occasionally video and audio cassettes. (CD’s work fine, however).

I think that’s it so far.

New MH listings

Family Multipack Assortment

Play out all kinds of family fun with the Monster High ghouls and their younger siblings. These multipacks include a favorite Monster High character along with a sibling or two. Fashion and accessories are themed to play out classic moments in monsterrific ways. Choose from Lagoona Blue doll and her sister Kelpie doll ready to make waves at the beach or Clawdeen Wolf doll and her two cub siblings heading to bed. Each doll wears a fashion that showcases her, or his, personality and the activity, like swimsuits for the daughters of a sea monster and pajamas for the children of a werewolf. Accessories, like beach gear or bedtime pieces, complete each set.

Clawdeen Wolf & her two cub siblings
Lagoona Blue & Kelpie Blue

Family Sister 5.5" Doll Assortment

Meet the younger siblings of Monster High! Designed in small scale (5.5 inches) with a new form factor, they come with a themed piece count that helps to tell fun family stories. Choose from the younger siblings of Clawdeen Wolf doll ready for a sleepover, Lagoona Blue doll with pool accessories and Draculaura doll prepared to cook up a meal. Each doll has monsterrific details that indicate a younger age, like a fluffy tail for the young daughter of a werewolf, finned feet for the young daughter of a sea monster and bat wings and larger bat ears for the young daughter of a vampire. Fashions are clawesome and accessories awesome.

Pawla Wolf
Ebbie Blue

Garden Of Frights Doll Assortment

Meet the winged ghouls of this Monster High garden – with gore-geous wings, they help imagination take flight! Shoes are cool and a headpiece bug-themed. Doll wears a vibrant look with elements inspired by the garden and her monster legacy.

Cleo de Nile

Tree Wood Nymph Playset

At nearly 15 inches tall, this Monster High garden ghoul really grows on you – the tree girl doll becomes a play set as you spread out her branches and open her trunk! Unclip her legs to let your imagination roam with the doll. Tree girl doll wears a vibrantly colored outfit with cool shoes and a tree-inspired headpiece. Six included garden-inspired pieces (flowers, bugs and a spider web) can be attached to the set in various places to uniquely decorate tree girl doll’s look and illustrate your garden stories. In addition, other pieces throughout the line can also connect for collecting fun.

Garden Of Frights Bug 5.25" Doll Assortment

Meet the ghouls of this Monster High garden – adorable winged bug characters who live there. Designed in small scale (5.25 inches) with a new form factor, they come with a small plant for storytelling fun. Choose from a dragonfly doll, bee doll and firefly doll. Each wears a brightly colored outfit with shoes and headpiece and has vibrantly colored hair and bright wings. The plant friends are unique and connect to the larger tree girl (sold separately) – there’s flower-inspired piece for the dragonfly, a beehive for the bee and a mushroom for the firefly.

Jada Hindwing
Beeanca Stinger
Fyra Sparks

Deluxe School Bus & Spa Playset

Hop on this Monster High bus for some Monster High magic – it transforms into a spa-themed play set for two-in-one fun! As a bus, the vehicle sports Monster High colors and details for signature style. But pull the bumper to open the side, flip the top and reveal the spa with rooftop lounge, then pull a little more to swivel six seats for access to a piranha pedicure. Pull up the mirror to create a primping station, lift up the smoothie station for a healthy treat and flip open the hood to reveal the Jacuzzi. When everyone is gore-geous, close up the spa and head back on the road to let your imagination go​​​.

Draculaura Kitchen Playset & Doll

This Monster High play set features Draculaura doll and a kitchen setting ready to host a feast for two. Dracula’s home kitchen includes a stovetop and oven piece, a sink with refrigerator below and a table with chairs for two. The design includes popular colors, iconic details (like spider webs, lots of bats and a glam chandelier) and working features like a door that opens and closes on the refrigerator. Fun food accessories help spark stories and include a mixer, pots, pans, desserts and even a menu.​

Minis Draculara Playset

Enter the house of Dracula with this cool castle play set that comes with a Draculaura mini. Three floors offer colorful design, iconic elements and fun surprises. On the first-floor, young ghouls can lift up the lid in the kitchen to reveal monster food or “magically” move a mini using the bookcase in the library. On the second floor, a pull of the flush handle on the toilet in the second-floor bathroom pops up the lid and knocks the mini off. Draculaura mini’s bedroom hides on the third floor. Open the clock to let her sleep hanging upside down; when the clock face is closed, the bat pops out. Other fun elements include a mini swing on the first floor, a study room on the second and a rooftop deck on the turret.

life tip for you kids moving out of parents’ houses or dorms and striking out into your own kitchens: goodwill ALWAYS has a TON of Pyrex cookware/bakeware, for very very cheap. It’s high quality, will last forever, can be put in an oven or a freezer, dishwasher-friendly and easy to clean (gross shit doesn’t stick to glass!) and is VERY hard to break. Don’t spend money on shitty cheap metal bakeware that will be crusty and awful after a few years, or on plastic mixing bowls you’ll put next to the stove and accidentally melt, get durable Pyrex used!

Oregon hung on to summer longer than usual. It was just last week we were flying kites and riding our bikes in the sunshine at Cannon Beach. It was inevitable the seasons would change. We returned from St. Louis to the smoky scent of autumn in the air, and last night we heard the familiar sound of rain on the roof.

I could hardly wait to get back in my kitchen, roll up my sleeves and go through the motions of chopping and sautéing – stirring onions in foaming butter until they’re translucent and slightly crisp around the edges. I could hardly wait to make this house smell like our snug home again. I craved a rustic, simple dinner, one that was appropriate to this new feeling of fall.

Roasted acorn squash seemed appropriate. Roasted acorn squash filled with rice and wheat berries, and broccoli and cheese seemed even more appropriate. I shot from the hip and created something new – a dinner that fit the bill precisely.

Roasted acorn squash with broccoli, cheese and bistro rice stuffing. Easily serves 4.


  • 2 (1-½ pound) acorn squash, cut in half with seeds removed
  • Salt and pepper (to season squash)
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons soft butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/3 cup milk
  • 1-½ cups grated cheddar cheese, divided (I used sharp cheddar)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1-½ cups broccoli florets, cooked until still slightly crunchy and then chopped
  • 1-½ cups cooked rice (I used a bistro rice blend that includes wheat berries)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Set squash (cut side up) in a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet. Rub interior surface with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover loosely with foil and bake for 25 to 40 minutes, until barely fork tender. (I must not have cut my squash evenly, because one tested done after 25 minutes, and the largest one took 40.)

In the meantime, slowly sauté onions in the remaining 3 tablespoons butter until golden and translucent, about 7 minutes. Add flour and continue to cook and stir 2 more minutes. Add milk all at once and whisk until thickened and bubbly. Whisk in salt and pepper. Take off heat and add 1 cup of the cheese. Stir in rice and broccoli.

Divide filling evenly between squash halves. Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes, or until filling is bubbly in center. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese over stuffed squash. Set under the broiler until cheese is spotty golden brown.

The Official GOP Debate Drinking Game Rules

Drink the first time:

1. Donald Trump mentions his wealth, or how smart he is.

2. A candidate mentions Benghazi

3. A candidate says, “This president…”

4. A candidate whines about not getting called on enough.

5. Someone promises to “take America back.”

6. Trump interrupts someone by saying, “Excuse me, let me answer that…”

7. Anyone mentions Hitler, Nazis or Neville Chamberlain. Includes related imagery, e.g. “ovens.”

8. The crowd cheers a racist/bigoted statement by a candidate.

9. A candidate mentions his poor/hardscrabble upbringing, or a parent who “worked every day of his life.”

10. A candidate talks about “stopping Hillary Clinton.”

11. Anyone warns the U.S. is becoming Greece.

12. Trump refers to himself in the third person.

13. Anyone invokes St. Ronald Reagan.

Drink EVERY time a candidate:

14. Claims a positive relationship with a minority. Also known as the, “Some of my best friends are…” rule.

15. Tries to speak Spanish

16. Tries to warm up to the Ohio crowd with an awkward LeBron shout-out.

Drink EVERY TIME you hear the word(s):

17. “I’m not a scientist.”

18. “You can keep your doctor.”

19. “ACORN.”

20. “The war on Christians.”

21. “Thug.”

22. “Right here in Ohio.”

23. “Culture of dependency.”


24. “Kenya.”

25. “All Lives Matter.”


Christmas Dinner (Lily/James, oneshot for rebeccasm15)

A/N: Approximately 800 years ago, I promised rebeccasm15 a jily secret santa gift because she didn’t get hers. Three months later, I actually finished it. Sorry, sorry, sorry, but I hope you enjoy! =)


            Christmas holidays are a time for joy, James reminds himself as things slowly progress from dismal to disastrous. He does not panic when he’s missing three separate ingredients—including the bloody Christmas ham—and has to run to the grocery to fetch them. Panic still evades when he reads ‘4’ as ‘9’ and his potatoes are lathered in double the salt, or when the carrots he’s just spent ten minutes prepping end up on the floor. The boiling water boils over, he slams his fingers in the utensils drawer, there are thirteen people coming to dinner and only eleven place settings, and still, somehow, James keeps his cool. But when the oven begins to smoke violently and still his girlfriend remains seated at the nearby kitchen table, casually sipping her cheap white wine, flipping through a magazine, and humming contently along to the wireless…well, James’s subsequent unhinging is probably rather overdue.

            For Merlin’s sake, it’s a bloody fire.

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‘Daddy what does love mean?’ it’s an age old question, Luke likes to think, and while he was certain that he wouldn’t be hearing it from his tiny angel - who sleeps with messy blonde waves on her favourite elmo pillow and a tiny thumb painted bright pink, perfect for a soothing comfort - for a while, he had to come to terms with the fact that she was growing up. He just hadn’t expected to hear a question such as this one for years, hell, he didn’t even know when kids actually learned to talk and now he has nearly three of them. It’s also a question he is entirely unprepared for, first thing in the morning, and the blonde has to blink open his eyes and roll his shoulders back from an agitated night’s sleep before addressing both the question, and the little girl raising her arms to be taken out of cot she was all too quickly growing out of. 

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Student faced vile abuse after speaking out against Hitler posters, by Lydia Willgress
Izzy Lenga, of the University of Birmingham, was targeted after tweeting an image of the poster, which showed a headshot of the Nazi Party leader and the phrase: 'Hitler was right.'

A Jewish student faced a barrage of vile abuse from trolls after she condemned an Adolf Hitler poster that was ‘plastered’ across her campus.

Izzy Lenga, who studies at the University of Birmingham, was targeted after tweeting an image of the poster, which showed a headshot of the Nazi Party leader and the phrase: 'Hitler was right.’

The 21-year-old said she was immediately 'bombarded’ with anti-Semitic abuse and threats, with one user labelling the student an 'oven magnet’.

Campaigners yesterday dubbed the comments 'vile’ and 'disturbing’, and called for police to crackdown on the perpetrators of hate crime.

Miss Lenga, a theology student and education officer, said her Twitter feed had become 'terrifying’.

She said: 'The backlash to my tweet has been extremely nasty and deeply upsetting.

'Bombarded by anti-Semitic hate, abuse and threats over the past week, my Twitter feed has been a constantly terrifying read.

'I am worried about the rise of anti-Semitism across Europe and the world, and, at points, I am worried for my safety and that of my peers.

'Many Jewish students will now, understandably, be apprehensive to speak up publicly about the anti-Semitism they may be facing, for fear of a similar backlash.’

But that’s the point, isn’t it? Make the Jews afraid to speak up against their tomenters. Force the Jews back on their knees. Keep the Jews as victims, as scapegoats, as punching bags; keep them in their place, the one they knew before the refounding of Israel. A strong, confident Jew, like a strong confident Israel is an abomination in the Jew-hater’s world view.

To those Jew-haters we say, “Get used to it. Israel is here to stay!”

Hedwig Technical Tricks

Okay, so a lot of people have seen Hedwig by now (and a lot more people will do it soon) and I thought I might make a quick post just to address some technical questions that people might have about the show. 

Overall, it’s not a production with a lot of tricks, so this might all seem obvious to people with a lot of theatre background, but for those who might have had questions, carry on. 

Please drop me an ask if I’ve missed anything you have questions on or if you want to point out anything I messed up. Behind the cut be spoiIers

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