that fingerpoint

Harry takes out a cigarette and lights it. The crew immediately begins to protest.

Desiree: Are you kidding me?

Uma: Put it out right now!

Harry: Hey, this is so unfair!

Desiree: Why is it unfair?

Harry: So I have a flaw! Big deal! Like Gil’s constant knuckle-cracking isn’t annoying? And Gonzo, with his over-pronouncing every single word? And Desiree, with that snort when she laughs? I mean, what the hell is that thing? I accept all those flaws, why can’t you accept mine?

An uncomfortable silence reigns for a few moments, then Gil breaks the silence.

Gil: Does the knuckle-cracking bother everybody?

Uma: I could live without it.

Gil: Well, is it, like, a little annoying, or is it like when Sierra chews her hair?

Sierra spits out her hair

Gonzo: Don’t listen to him, Sierra, I think it’s endearing.

Gil, imitating Gonzo: Oh, you do, do you?

Desiree laughs and snorts. Gonzo stares at her for a second and then continues.

Gonzo: You know, there’s nothing wrong with speaking correctly.

Uma: Indeed, there isn’t. Gonzo glares at her … I should really get back to work.

Sierra: Yeah, ‘cause otherwise someone might get what they actually ordered.

Uma: Ohhh! The hair comes out, and the gloves come off!

The crew degenerates into bickering and fingerpointing while Harry happily takes a drag of his cigarette.

switch-up-snowfox  asked:

"literally why is this still happening" because the narrative deemed pewdiepie a target and told them "he's an antisemite" and they're desperately trying to find ways to justify their hatred, which is spiraling into "YOUR IN ON IT TOO" fingerpointing we normally don't see outside conspiracy boards.

tumblr should collectively get past the ‘making super exaggerated comparisons’ point because it’s tiring as fuck.

One of the most common instances of emotional manipulation I’ve faced is that while the other person may pressure you and give you ultimatums, they’ll remind you that ultimately, it’s your decision. 

That, regardless of what influence they may have, you will always be the guilty party. They aren’t forcing you to, so that absolves them from any blame and placing it upon you instead. 

Some examples, in my experience, are: 

  • They’ll remind you that every decision has consequences (and normally in the situation, they’re the ones that give you that consequence.) 
  • You’re responsible for your own actions, but they aren’t responsible for theirs - while you can’t be influenced by what they do, they can by you. If you make a mistake and they get upset, the fault is yours. However, if they make a mistake and you get upset, it’s still your fault - that it’s either your fault that they made the mistake, or that it’s your fault for being upset by the mistake.
  • They make themselves out to be fair and reasonable people.
  • They often remind you of their right to have an opinion and to criticize. “The truth hurts,” is a commonly used phrase. Their view of a harsh truth is normally intended to shame you, rather than give you room to reflect and improve. 
  • While they tend to be the ones doing the blaming, they’ll tell you that you always blame them. You never give them a break, you never allow them to be upset with you. 

Arguing with people like this will end up just taking you in circles, and ultimately ending with the same conclusion that they’ve presented to you: it’s your fault. No matter how they treat you, you are responsible for your own feelings - therefore, if you’re hurt over what they’ve said, they cannot be told that what they did was wrong. It’s not their fault that you were influenced.

If it’s applied to someone else, they’d at least understand that words hurt, and you’re responsible for treating others with respect. For them alone though, somehow it’s everyone’s fault but their own. Nor can blame even be shared. There is no mutual ground. No understanding. No acknowledgment of wrong doings if they’re the culprits. 


a jar missing its lid

a pen without a nib

a sentence devoid of punctuation

a mantle minus the ledge

rainbow sans indigo

walking with a broken heel

the toy in a mchappy meal

winning a lemon-spoon race

spinning a ball on fingerpoint

an empty swing

chicken pox during
summer vacation

earning a ‘F’ on that
final examination

extracting the wrong tooth

Without U,
even the alphabet
would be incomplete.

And I.

It’s always the little things


Dear Mrs. Palin,

I am a former US Marine and US Navy Officer with a Combat Action Ribbon as well as service connected disabilities. I am also a Republican.  I have also served with, and am friends with, dozens of combat veterans who suffer daily from various injuries and wounds to include PTSD.  I recently read your comments related to PTSD in which you attempted to excuse your son’s arrest on domestic abuse charges and firearm charges by referencing his supposed PTSD.   Based upon your previous comments I am not surprised that you would choose to use this very serious condition as a political football and, once again, attempt to divert blame from your own family’s abhorrent, violent behavior.

In 2014 your entire family was involved in a late night ‘drunken brawl’ at a party in which Track Palin (the accused domestic abuser) was involved in a bloody fight.  While you publicly stated how proud you were at your children’s violent actions, maybe this should have been a sign that Track has a problem.  It is certainly curious that you did not feel the need to reference his supposed PTSD in this situation and instead stated: “…my kids’ defense of family makes my heart soar!”  Maybe, instead of encouraging Track’s violence, you should have taken the opportunity to get him help.  Maybe, instead of being the result of PTSD, your son was simply trying to uphold the stated Palin family values and “…make your heart soar” by abusing a woman.

PTSD is stigmatized in the media and not well understood by the general public.  An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States.  This is nearly 8,000 veterans who take their lives every year.  Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated: “Every day in the United States, 22 veterans succumb to suicide — losing their personal battle to invisible wounds of war.”   Veterans who have willingly given so much in service to their country should not have to bear the burden of being further stigmatized by your ignorant and foolish statements.

While I do not propose to speak for all veterans, I am clearly not alone in my views regarding your unfortunate statements.  They were unfortunate for the many veterans who face further disdain and discrimination based upon your inaccurate and ignorant portrayal of those who suffer with PTSD as well as the causes of the condition.While I would personally prefer that you simply avoid public life and simply fade away,  if you insist on trying to use your “celebrity status” for a cause, please educate yourself on the facts of PTSD and try to help veterans by using your significant influence in a more productive, and less political manner.  There are a number of veteran’s organizations to which you can donate time, money and energy to make a difference. Two organizations you may want to consider is the Marine Reconnaissance Foundation and the Recon & Sniper Foundation.


Chris Mark

—  Chris Mark, author of The Observer’s “An Open Letter to Sarah Palin” in which he’s responding to Palin’s statements fingerpointing the blame of her eldest son’s abusive nature to U.S Military Veterans. 
Mind the difference
  • Ramos’ stupid actiion causes the penalty and herewith the 0-1
  • Cristiano only plays his third match since his 2-month injury and this time he didn’t score


  • Nobody blames Ramos because he made good his fault with his goal.
  • Everybody blames Cristiano for not coming to the rescue - for once

Well, if people were as cruel with Ramos as they are with Cristiano, they would say: We would have won this match if Ramos would have controlled himself.
If Cristiano would do anything like that, they would slate him.

EDIT: I do NOT want to fingerpoint at Ramos, I just want to make clear the way Cristiano is treated.

  1. Lol why didn’t Oliver just go home to erase a phone? And you can totally restore to factory settings on the device itself… *EDIT: after a rewatch I realized he needed the computer to get past her fingerpoint passcode, sillly me*
  2. I’m really wondering when Nate is going to get sick of being dicked around by Annalise. That smoothie T__T
  3. This president really wants in Annalise’s pants lol.
  5. Awwww Annalise didn’t know about the break up. She sounded so concerned lmao. Isn’t the whole class supposed to be there though? It’s more than a bit unprofessional to be referring to her employee as someone’s boyfriend :/
  6. Bahaha I’m loving Laurel’s dad way more than I ever liked her lol
  9. When will Laurel stop complaining my goodness.
  10. I’m just sayin’ after sex it should be way higher than 90…
  11. Pathetic indeed! This man knows what he’s talking about. Lmao his imitation of Frank is spot on. This is exactly why I can’t respect Laurel. REAP the benefits girl please. 
  12. Lmao Oliver drooling over Nate haha. I never saw this coming whoa. Pick up your jaw boy. Ollie’s so fucking thirsty I love it.
  13. Oh Oliver, did you really think it wouldn’t be weird lol. Connor telling him they’re not friends is giving me life right now. 
  14. I love Annalise being good to Bonnie. Nooooo make her stay, have a girl’s night in please. 
  15. Omg Asher telling Connor he’s hot and comforting him. What a good bro he is. 
  16. Monster in bed omg. Connor pushing the guy on Oliver, he’s handling this so fucking well, I’m so proud of him T__T
  17. Oh no. Oliver don’t jump to conclusions babe. Noooo he’s mad at Connor when Connor was only trying to do the right thing nooooooo.
  18. Connor why you lyin’… stop putting Oliver’s feelings before your own!
  19. Annalise is really kicking ass in the courtroom. I mean, I shouldn’t be surprised. But like… she’s really kicking ass. Whoa–she fucking slapped him–
  20. Bonnie please buy yourself something super nice and expensive with that huge bag of cash.
  21. Wes, don’t ever let Meggy go. She’s a fucking sweetheart.
  22. I’m so tired of EVERYONE lying on this show. 
  24. Hm I’m kinda hoping the second body is Connor… just for the angst and drama. But I bet it’s Frank. They ain’t gonna kill Frank.