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“The Damned” Quotes/Jokes/References

Check out what “The Damned” brought us:

Quotes/Jokes

  • “Black Laughs Matter”

This post will be updated with more Quotes/Jokes tomorrow!

References/Info

  • The episode’s title, “The Damned” is referring to how the characters who quit Twitter are viewed as cursed, ghosts, etc. In traditional Christian belief, to be “damned” is to be “condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell”.
  • The cops investigate Cartman’s “Twitter suicide” as really being a “Twitter homicide” as actual cops would investigate if a suspicious suicide is really a homicide.
  • Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are still in a dead heat race with Clinton currently having a 3-point average lead in national polls.
  • Trump did minor preparations for the first presidential debate, while Clinton did major preparations including mock debates.
  • The old farmer is based on the farmer from the film Pet Sematary and this is his fifth appearance on the show.
  • The Member Berries continue to represent and satirize nostalgia. Randy discovering that there are so many of them and the Member Berries arguing over to “member’” the ‘80s or the ‘90s, shows that people have nostalgia for different time periods. Randy mentions that “other forces” could be at work, so this storyline will likely continue.
  • The myth of the supernatural-being called a “troll,” originated in Scandinavian folklore. The “troll doll” was created by a Danish woodcutter. This is why the Danish characters say they have experience dealing with trolls.
  • Next week is the first break week, the next new episode will air on October 12. Get some rest!

I Learned Something Today (interpretations of the episode’s messages):

  • People who quit or don’t use social media are viewed as social outcasts even if they are living perfectly normal lives [Cartman quitting Twitter and joining Heidi at the park].
  • When you troll on the Internet, you can’t control how seriously your target takes your attack so it could lead to terrible unintended consequences [Gerald’s trolling unintentionally causing the Danish Olympian to kill herself].
  • Trolling on the Internet gives you the comfort of anonymity, but if your real identity is discovered then you may not be proud of your actions being publicly associated with your real name [Gerald freaking out over his real identity being discovered].
  • Donald Trump is not prepared to be President of the United States, but his campaign speaks to the public who wants a non-politician in office, which explains his popularity. Trump is making shocking statements in an attempt to throw the election because he does not actually want to be President due to the job’s massive responsibilities [Mr. Garrison telling his supporters not to vote for him, which causes his supporters to love him more for speaking from his heart. Also, Randy deciding to support Mr. Garrison due to his honesty].
  • Hillary Clinton is prepared to be President, but her personality and instincts are too manufactured and disconnected from what the public wants, which explains why she is not easily defeating the less experienced candidate in the polls [Hillary Clinton robotically repeating a phrase from her handlers].

Did I miss anything? Comment/reblog/message me and I’ll update the post!

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Roy Moore's Hate is No Laughing Matter | Human Rights Campaign
From the highest court in the state, Roy Moore has consistently tried to tell LGBTQ Alabamians the same thing: you can't be married; that's not for you.
By Human Rights Campaign

By Paul Hard, a licensed counselor and a counselor educator at AUM. He filed a lawsuit in Alabama seeking recognition for his marriage after the death of his husband.

In the name of God, they mocked the death of a good man.

On August 8th in front of the Alabama Supreme Court, I was sharing my story about how I lost my husband in a tragic accident, and a group of Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s supporters laughed at me. A man jeered, tauntingly, over my words: “you can’t have a husband!” This heckler, who opposes my rights because he claims to be “Christian,” was there to support Roy Moore, who from the highest court in the state has consistently tried to tell LGBTQ Alabamians the same thing: you can’t be married; that’s not for you.

This is not the first time my marriage was demeaned and belittled. And, this was not the first time that it was done so in the name of Roy Moore.

That hot August day, I had arrived at the courthouse steps with the Human Rights Campaign and other LGBTQ rights groups to witness Roy Moore’s ethics trial. Moore was suspended from the bench this spring, after judicial ethics charges were brought against him due to his actions around marriage equality in Alabama. It was there that a group of Moore’s most radical supporters – mostly holding aloft religious signs and preaching eternal damnation – had gathered. It was there that people preaching about the sanctity of life were denying the dignity of LGBTQ lives. These people were assembled to cheer on Roy Moore’s discriminatory actions.

By now you know the story: since 2015, Moore has used every possible tactic available to him as the head of the Alabama Supreme Court in order to block marriage equality. He did it deliberately, he did it consistently and he did it because of his own personal agenda.

For proof of his radical agenda, look no further than the group he enlisted to help him fight his ethics charges: the Liberty Counsel. This group, headed by Mat Staver, has defended Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis and champions anti-LGBTQ discrimination around the world. It is infamous for fighting against the rights of people like me.

The rhetoric and legal tactics of people like Roy Moore and the Liberty Counsel can have disastrous real-world effects.

I legally married my late husband David Fancher in Massachusetts in 2011, but he was killed in an accident in Alabama just over two months later. Because my marriage was not recognized as valid in Alabama, I was not able to be recognized as a surviving spouse, and I was unable to collect damages from a wrongful death lawsuit because we were legal strangers according to Alabama law.

I was not recognized as David’s surviving spouse until the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a constitutional right to marriage for all. This ruling came four excruciating years after my late husband’s death, and many months after U.S. District Judge Callie Granade ruled that Alabama must offer marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Throughout my struggle with recognition, the last person in Alabama holding up the recognition of my marriage was Roy Moore.

On August 8th, Moore and his supporters held a press conference following the conclusion of the hearing, which set another trial date for September 28th. As Moore, a man who has made my life more difficult, spoke, our group of LGBTQ Alabamians and allies waited quietly to say our piece.

As we began to hold our own press conference, Moore’s supporters wandered over and began to shout us down: heckling, booing, laughing at us. These so-called Christians spewed venom at us, and did so in the name of God, and in the name of Roy Moore.

The God I know would not condone laughter at another man’s pain, and He certainly wouldn’t support cruelty in His name.

Today, September 28th, I will be at the Alabama Supreme Court again, to hear the final decision on Moore’s fate. Moore’s supporters will likely be there, too, but if there’s one thing I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s to not back down from a bully who says I am anything less than equal.

Roy Moore has used his position of power to bully LGBTQ Alabamians. His words have emboldened his fanatical supporters, and his actions have harmed those who he was sworn to protect. He is unethical, and unfit to serve our state.

It’s time for Roy Moore to be dismissed, and I’ll be there to send him off.

jamlesspotatohere  asked:

Me:*makes dying whale noises* Friend:*burst through the door* alright I got the holy water which Kpop group are we needing it for Me: it's not that Friend: dafuq wrong with you then Me:*in a chocked voice* she mentioned me in a post Friend: you lucky son of a b**ch

Yet again, I’m on the floor -screams-

Thank you for never failing to make me laugh no matter what my mood is like :3

DYING WHALE NOISES

I CANNOT

CHAPTER 10 of Out of the Flames 

Theo sighed in displeasure, shifting the bag on his shoulder. “Well, next time we have to run for our lives, I vote Blaise stays behind to fend for himself.”

Draco snorted, holding back laughter. It wasn’t really a laughing matter, but his ire with his friend was still burning quite strongly, and he was grateful Theo was irritated too. “Maybe if the wanker took his head out of Pansy’s arse every once in awhile he would have realized he was being an idiot.”

Theo snickered out loud that time. “You’re a fucking git, you know that, Malfoy?”

“Not just any fucking git,” he responded, preening slightly. “Or did you not notice that they engraved Head Git on my prefect badge?”



Many thanks to @drsallysparrow and @olivieblake for their help on this one. Lubbers is my new favorite thing to say, ever.

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anonymous asked:

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14.What makes you laugh no matter what?

When the wife is feeling particularly cheerful/affectionate/silly she will randomly sing out from somewhere in the house “Who’s so cute and I love her so much?” and I have to shout back “ME!” which is always good for a giggle from both of us.  But if I ignore her when she does that, she’ll sing it again in case I didn’t hear, but then a minute later she’ll show up just outside whatever room I’m in with this comically hurt expression on her face that always cracks me up.   I have to pay for that laugh with cuddles and kisses, but that’s hardly a terrible price.

16.Do you get butterflies around the person you like?

Awww.  After eight years together the butterflies only flutter for very special occasions, like the first sight of her in her wedding dress, or very random ones where I’ll just feel a wave of intense love out of nowhere.   Instead of butterflies now there’s a sense of safety and belonging, you might say ‘completeness’ or even ‘comfort’.  It’s not as easy to describe as the butterflies, ‘cause there’s not that obvious physical feeling to it.  

41.What is your all-time favorite romance movie?

That’s a tricky one.  Most of the ones I used to like when I was younger I look back on and think they’re actually kinda creepy or problematic in ways that I don’t think I’d be able to enjoy them now.  There’s always The Princess Bride, though that kinda cheats because they just tell you it’s a perfect romance instead of showing it to be one.  Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind holds a special place in my heart because I saw it right after I came out when I had made “I DON’T CARE!” my personal mantra, so the conclusion where Jim Carrey says exactly that in response to worrying that they’ll end up hating each other again really worked for me.

Thank you for the asks!

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[PATD meme] → [2/7] songs → Mad As Rabbits

“Me and Brendon sing back and forth, everyone is doing backup vocals on it — it was definitely the most group sounding [song]. In the last refrain, the ‘reinvent love’ thing kind of just summed up the whole process." 

—Ryan Ross

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Chamber of Secrets Deleted Scene

Fred and George, however, found all this very funny. They went out of their way to march ahead of Harry down the corridors, shouting, “Make way for the Heir of Slytherin, seriously evil wizard coming through … ”
Percy was deeply disapproving of this behavior.
"It is not a laughing matter,” he said coldly.
“Oh, get out of the way, Percy,” said Fred. “Harry’s in a hurry.”
“Yeah, he’s off to the Chamber of Secrets for a cup of tea with his fanged servant,” said George, chortling.