this is a ken burns post


A Florida man allegedly tried to burn down an Indian-owned store to “run the Arabs out of our country”

  • Police say a 64-year-old Florida resident attempted to burn down a Met Mart in Port St. Lucie after blaming his inability to purchase Tropicana orange pineapple juice on his belief the owners were Muslim, CNN reported.
  • In a Facebook post, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara wrote that Richard Leslie Lloyd was arrested after rolling a dumpster in front of the store’s doors and lighting its contents on fire. After surrendering to deputies, Lloyd told them he was trying to “run the Arabs out of our country” and was angry at the owners “due to what they are doing in the Middle East,” according to the post. Read more. (3/12/2017 3:44 PM)
A List of Kaneki's Tragedies
  • Father dies
  • Mother abused him
  • Mother dies
  • Aunt doesn’t like him
  • Bullied as a kid
  • Goes on a terrible date
  • Forced into a lifestyle he doesn’t want
  • Best friend gets beaten up by Nishio-senpai
  • A very picky eater gets obsessed with him
  • Gets tricked by a very picky eater
  • Almost becomes dinner (twice)
  • Gets beaten up
  • Has a bite taken out of him so his homegirl can save the day
  • Gets pick-pocketed by a guy from the CCG
  • Smells like Rize
  • Gets kidnapped by a terrorist origination
  • Gets kicked in the face (twice) by Ayato
  • Finds out his doctor was a piece of shit
  • Forced to dismantle bodies
  • Goes back to save Banjou
  • Taken to a torture chamber
  • Has a needle jammed in his eye
  • Given a ghoul-roofie
  • Is asked math questions
  • Gets toes and fingers cut off (repeatedly)
  • Hallucinates his ex-crush telling him all his friends will die
  • Has a fucking centipede put in his ear
  • Watches multiple people get murdered
  • Has mental breakdown
  • Becomes uncontrollably strong for awhile at the cost of being a cannibal
  • Kills a bunch of people
  • Gets punched in the face by his girl
  • Joins Anteiku again just to have it raided and burned down
  • Whatever the fuck happen to Hide
  • Gets stabbed in the head (twice)
  • Taken to Cochlea and “trained”
  • Has mental breakdown (again)
  • Uses amnesia to cope
  • Creates a new identity and is “really happy living like this”
  • Cries at the sight of Touka
  • Gets haunted by his past identity
  • Remembers even more shit about his past
  • Has a mental breakdown (fucking again) …

Haise examined the beef packages, labeled ‘50% off’ and contemplated whether the one on the left or right had too much fat. 

I could shave it off the fat before cooking…

It became standard for Haise to cook for the Quinx considering none of them new how to properly cook. Haise remember when Shirazu took over and made dinner. The rice was half-way cook and runny, the salmon was burnt to a crisp, the miso lacked flavor, so Saiko says. It was such a disaster that Saiko had marched into Haise’s room and complained to him, prompting him to take it upon him to make them dinner from now on.

I can’t even eat this, Haise thought solemnly. Sometimes Haise caught himself trying to recollect a time when he was once human, but no memories emerged. After careful consideration, Haise choose to both. 

Saiko had decided for the entire house that they would eat nabe, ignoring Shirazu’s craving for pizza instead. Haise wandered the grocery store aisles, stopping to read the colorful packaging, wondering what the food tasted like. When he past some of the more ‘exotic’ ingredients, he picked a can of salsa and questioned whether the Quinx would appreciate it. He placed it back. They don’t seem like the adventurous type when it comes to food, Haise chuckled to himself.

Bags in hand, Haise walked out of the store humming to himself. Life as a ghoul and ghoul investigator caused Haise to have many conflicting feelings and emotions, but going to the grocery store made him feel normal. He valued the mundane. 

As he was walking, a figure bumped his shoulder, prompting him to drop the bag in his left hand. In the same instance, he heard a low “sorry” from the figure. Haise’s brows furrowed in annoyance, sending a glare to get his irritation across. But the figure was no longer looking at him and walked further away. Suddenly, Haise found his heart pounding, and eyes fixated on the unruly set of golden-brown hair on the man’s head. 

Follow him NOW

That terrifying voice surfaced in Haise mind again, and he listened. Dropping the second bag, Haise sped-walked in order to catch up to the man. After several paces, Haise’s breathing became labored, and he struggled to get airs to fill his lungs. A cold sweat ran down his forehead and back, and now he was running. As he got closer, he reached out and grabbed the man’s shoulder. Haise wouldn’t help but feel his stomach flutter and smile knowing he caught up to the person he was chasing.

Hide,uttered the a forlorn voice.

His smile quickly fell. He didn’t know this man at all. Small blue eyes, a short nose, and thin lips. The man raised an eyebrow at Haise and pushed away his hand from his shoulder.

“Can I help you?” His voice was rough and deep, unfriendly and annoyed. 

“I-I-umm,” Haise was at a loss. He found it difficult to explain his strange behavior and his invasive touch. “I-I’m sorry,” Haise rasped, throat and mouth dry, and apologetically bowed. “I..thought you were someone else…I guess.”The last two words barely audible 

The man clicked his tongue and walked away as he had before, offering neither a word or further acknowledgement from the blond-haired man. Haise straightened his posture but eyes lingered on the ground. 

Why did I chase after that man…” Haise cheeks burned from embarrassment as he recalled his actions. His movements were slow and sluggish. From some reason, a hollow feeling arose in Haise, an emptiness he couldn’t explain. The bags were as he left them, and he picked them up slowly, placing the fallen items back in the bags. 

“Why does my chest hurt…” Haise massaged his upper body with a free hand, “And who is Hide?”

Half-ghoul!Hide kagune resembles a spider and Kaneki is very Arachnophobic:

Touka (on phone): How’s your boyfriend doing?

Hide: He’s… Getting used to it, I think…

Kaneki (In background): D-don’t get n-near me!

Hide: Come on man, I just want-

Kaneki (yelling): I’m not going to be your lunch!

Hide: Kaneki! Ow! Put… The… For Gods sakes, put the freaking broom down before you break something!

Kaneki (still yelling): Back to hell you daemon!

Touka: Ever think about trying blindfolded?

Hide: Me or him?”

Hide: Kaneki! Where the hell you… Hey, hey, man let’s be reasonable here! W-we don’t have fire insurance yet! 

Kaneki: Burn!

Touka: I’ll let you two lovebirds be.

In the future
  • Wife: Dear, Haekyeon and the others called. They say they want to have a reunion and would visit you soon.
  • Leo: ......
  • Leo: ......
  • Leo: *Packs his bag*
  • Leo: *Takes everything*
  • Leo: *Carries his children*
  • Leo: *Carries Wife*
  • Leo: *Burns the house*
  • Leo: *Changes last name to Jose Maria*
  • Leo: *Leaves and moves somewhere in Mexico*
  • Leo: We're safe now.
Day 4 - Coooking Together

Some hideneki cooking headcanons:

-Kaneki is a great cook only problem is that the seasoning is always off bc he can’t taste the food. As a result hide is always hanging on his shoulder taking small taste tests.

-Hide cooks decently however his one fault is he forgets about the food and its only remembered again once the smoke alarm goes off.

-When they where kids (and kaneki wasn’t a ghoul) hide would try to make kaneki food, in that case it wouldn’t burn however there where always minor complications, kaneki never admitted them.

-Kaneki constantly cooks for hide, he claims its to make sure hide doesn’t burn his house down but he really likes the task bc it helps him calm down and chill from his ghoul-ness.

-Kaneki will not stand for any sexual activity while cooking due to the one time the chicken caught fire, also its unsanitary.

I guess it’s finished. I’m sorry. I’m so frustrated with this. I was planning on including it in some showcase thing the summer art program I’m going to is having and maybe even putting it up for sale there…? Mostly out of curiosity more than anything, but it’s just not looking good and I can’t save it. Just looking at the mess ups on the face make me want to burn it.
I’ll just go and delete the previous post of this.

desiderii  asked:

Oh, oh, that is definitely not nearly enough Prohibition history. I've never before run across those analysis/critiques you mentioned, which is wild because it's one of my favorite eras to read about. You wouldn't happen to know whereabouts I could find more info on the historical context bits?

I can give you some starting places, but the opinions expressed in that post were an amalgam of a lot of different study, not all of which I have right to hand at this point :D

For the interactions between feminism and Prohibition, the Ken Burns documentary Prohibition is probably your best bet. It is very Ken Burns – lots of still images and soulful Appalachian Guitar – but it traces what we think of as Prohibition back to its roots in 19th century feminism, where women campaigned against alcohol not because it was “a sin” or “bad” but because they wanted to defend their sisters from men who would go straight from work to the bar and straight from the bar to assaulting their wives. When we’re taught about Prohibition we’re given these images of super-conservative middle-class hatchet-faced old broads trying to dictate morality to the rest of the country, but what was actually happening was a bunch of freethinking social rebels were desperate to stop men from constantly attacking and murdering their wives.  

An examination of class and the way Prohibition interacted with it is harder to pin down because noooooooobody wants to talk about it, since it is deeply uncomfortably echoed in modern society. The modern war on drugs is a very thinly veiled War On People Of Color, just as Prohibition in the early 20th century was really Prohibition For The Working Class. (Boy did that backfire; booze lords were the noveau riche by the time Prohibition was repealed, and were of course one reason it was repealed: segments of the working class, including oh my god immigrants, were gaining too much power.)

The prohibition of marijuana in America, just to use the most talked-about example, was literally just a justification to attack a high-use population: blue-collar Mexican immigrants. (For more on this, see the excellent documentary “Grass: The History of Marijuana”.) There are statistics that go something like 14% of African-Americans are drug users, but they make up 37% of all individuals arrested for drug possession or use. Just recently, in Tennessee, they decided to drug test everyone receiving state aid, assuming they’d be able to cut a lot of aid by refusing to provide it for drug users. One person in 800 testees was positive. Oops. (Also, why the eff would we refuse aid to people who clearly need it the most, Jesus this country is so dysfunctional.)

Anyway the point is, we are living in an era of Prohibition in a social sense; our government is using the ban on drugs to attack a specific population, just like they did then. (They never stopped, really; it was communism for most of the mid-century, and when that stopped working, it became cocaine/crack in the 80s, and “terrorism” in the 21st century, where the Patriot Act is mainly used in drug busts.)

Googling terms like “war on drugs racism” or “prohibition racism” will probably get you on the path, though tread carefully, some of the sites that pop up are a bit more legit than others. 

And all of this is the reason you can do a lot of reading about Prohibition in America and never hit this stuff – the narrative of Prohibition is carefully crafted to set it apart as a kind of fantasyland that has no bearing on modern prohibition. You get this weird situation where you’re not really taught why at that specific moment in time (two generations post-emancipation, ten years after a world war) the idea of a SUPER RESTRICTIVE FEDERAL LAW was so appealing. You’re not taught who the targets of the law were. 90% of what you get is the romanticised gangster: shootouts in Chicago, rum-running in New York’s harbors, funny stories about how sacramental wine imports (sacramental wine was exempt from Prohibition) shot up 200%.

And don’t get me wrong, I enjoy reading about that; the number of gangster documentaries I’ve read is high. But Prohibition’s like a section of a Disney park, isolated and floating in its own little mythology, because if kids were actually taught about the social ramifications of it, they’d start asking some super-uncomfortable questions. 


Burning Karaoke with Ken & VIXX manager Raon

A List of Touka's Tragedies
  • Mother was murdered
  • Father disappeared (also murdered)
  • Ratted out to the CCG

  • Gets pecked in the eye by the bird she rescued

  • Homeless, until she joins a peaceful ghoul hideout

  • Hot, semi-emo brother joins a terrorist organization

  • Best friend aspires to be a chef

  • Gets sexually harassed

  • Kills the asshole

  • Rize’s ex-date doesn’t want to share the corpse

  • Stops Nishio-senpai from killing Kaneki

  • Stops Kaneki from killing Hide

  • Ryouko gets murdered

  • Gets injured getting revenge

  • Looks suspicious to Mado while cosplaying at the CCG

  • Becomes a wanted criminal after getting more revenge
  • Has a phobia of birds 
  • Hinami rescues Loser, a bird
  • Defeats a very picky eater
  • Tells him to eat himself, he does 
  • Is called pretty
  • Gets punched in the face by her hot, semi-emo brother
  • Her fella gets kidnapped by a terrorist organization
  • Gets kagune chewed off by her hot, semi-emo brother 
  • Gets told it’s “unappetizing”

  • Hot, semi-emo brother gets half wrecked
  • Feels abandoned

  • Punches Kaneki in the face from too many feels
  • Anteiku is raided and burned down
  • Meets a crying, amnesiac Haise Sasaki
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  • Visits someone at the hospital

  • Helps rescue a very picky eater

bossuary replied to your post

the single greatest threat to PBS’s success is PBS.

okay but honestly

  • the same ads run in the same order, in the same timeslots for months, until the minute you start getting used to it, and then some of them change. some have been playing before the news hour for years. you start to feel like groundhog day
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  • every region has their own “local interest” segment show that gets shoved into the rest of the timeslot when something’s less than an hour long. today they’re going to the seal sanctuary. today they’re going to the tomato farm. today they’re going to the roadside statue of brumbpo tungus the third. if you’re lucky they filmed like 8 episodes. you can recite 6 of them by heart
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George Clooney, Paul McCartney, Meryl Streep Among Stars at Obamas’ Farewell Bash
George and Amal Clooney, Paul McCartney, and Meryl Streep were among the celebrities who trekked to Washington, D.C., on Friday for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s farewell celebration at the White House.
By Ted Johnson

They were among those spotted arriving at the White House for the late-evening event, along with Gloria Estefan, Magic Johnson, Anna Wintour, Bradley Cooper, Harvey Weinstein, Lorne Michaels, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kelly Rowland, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Letterman, Gloria Estefan, Tyler Perry, Robert De Niro, Jon Hamm, Ken Burns, Stevie Wonder, Al Roker, Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Photos of the arrivals were posted on social media by reporters, including CNN’s Betsy Klein, staked out near the White House entrance.

Many of the Obamas’ friends who attended were donors and supporters throughout their White House years and two presidential campaigns.

The event was private, and in the past the Obamas have picked up the tab for such parties.

The party followed Michelle Obama’s final speech, which she delivered in the East Room earlier on Friday to commemorate the 2017 School Counselor of the Year. President Obama is scheduled to deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday.

The presence of so many celebrities may contrast to the turnout for Donald Trump’s inauguration. His team has been trying to line up talent to perform at his inauguration festivities later this month. Performers like Elton John and Garth Brooks have declined.

The party went on until 4 a.m., with chicken and waffles served to the early morning attendees.