sweet as the south

  • polynesians: have oral history that references a faraway land of andes-like mountains in the east, cultivated sweet potato (a plant native to central america, not the pacific), literally call sweet potato by the same word used by the quechua and aymara people indigenous to the andes, left physical remains on islands a few km off the coast of chile, have genetic links with native south americans
  • white academics: hmmm it's very doubtful polynesians contacted south america.. they probably just stopped permanently at easter island for some reason after systematically navigating the entire south pacific. the sweet potatos floated to them across the ocean

“Well, hello,” Kenny said, winking. “You come here often?”

Kyle frowned. “To…my locker?”

“Yeah,” Kenny said, waggling his eyebrows. “‘Cause if you hang out more in another hallway, I gotta change my route.”

Kyle blinked. “…What?”

I just finished reading @ikiiceland‘s fic, Gold Digger and i decided to sketch up a little bit of what i think kenny and kyle look like

this is one of the best fics i have read in a really long time, its so cute and charming and you should really read it ♥ ♥ ♥


stan and gary get their faces painted together ♥

i just rewatched the mormon episode again and ahh i love gary so much, i can’t believe it took me this long to actually draw him 

It’s an Indian dish you’re unlikely to find in India.

Bunny chow is essentially a kind of bread bowl. You take a loaf of white bread, hollow out the middle and fill it with a curry, either vegetarian beans or some type of meat.

But not rabbit. The name “bunny” comes from the corruption of an Indian term referring to merchants. The dish has its origins in Durban, South Africa’s third-largest city.

“It’s not known by Indian communities outside of South Africa,” says Rajend Mesthrie, a linguist at the University of Cape Town who has looked into its history.

There are only a handful of places in the U.S. where you can order bunny chow. It’s a decades-old dish that remains best known in its hometown.

But bunny chow is classic fusion cuisine, in the sense that it resulted in the meeting of two disparate cultures — if not necessarily a happy meeting.’

Bunny Chow: South Africa’s Sweet-Sounding Dish Has A Not-So-Sweet Past

Photo: Alan Greenblatt for NPR

Seated at a picnic table under a tent just a few feet away from me was a group of “old-timers” - black gay men whose average age was about 65- who were talking about their gay lives “back in the day.” Between the laughs and lies, grins and guffaws, tears and testimonies, were glimpses  into remarkable lives: these were living archives of faces, places, events, deaths, births, past sins, and sex. I was spellbound, captivated by these stories in the same way I had been when I was a child listening to the stories of my grandmother. The difference, however, was that unlike my grandmother’s stories, which validated by family and black history, the stories that these men told validated my black and queer history. At that moment, I knew that I would some day write a book that documented these stories.
—  E. Patrick Johnson, Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South, an Oral History