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Blackpeopletwitter, Children, and God: wikipedia brown @eveewing I just thought about this today and dug through my pictures to find it: a letter from a black soldier in the Civil War to the person who owns his daughter. "The longer you keep my child from me the longer you will have to burn in Hell and the quicker you will get there ETTER FROM A BLACK SOLDIER O THE OWNER OF HIS DAUGHTER Kitey Dice r såane. holding rebbels for we dont ex to get them and when I get redy t to leave there root neor to come after mary I will have anch but we thinke how ever bout a powrer and autherity to letter from Cari that we that have Children in the bring hear away and to exacute you say 1 hands of you devels we will trie o steal to plunder my child your the day that we enter Glas I want you to understand diggs that where ever you given rite and I meets we are enmays to own and you may hold on each orthere I offered once to pay to hear as long as you can but I you forty dollars for my own want you to remembor this one Child but I am glad now that you vengencens on them that holds my Child you will then know how to talke to me I will asure that and you will know how to talk rite too I want you now to just hold to hear if you want to iff your conchosence tells thats the road go that road and what it to understand that mary is my Child and she is a God longor you keep did not accept it Just hold on will brig you to kittey diggs I from me the longor now as long as you can and the have no fears about getting mary out of your hands this whole Govenment gives chear to me worse it will be for you you I came to burn in hell and the quicer youll get their for we never in you life befor are now makeing up a bout one down hear did you give Children and you cannot help your self Come up tharough and wont to not even a dollars worth of ex Source: Ira Berlin, ed., Freedom, A Doc when we come wo be to Coppe hood rabbels your property not so with me my 1861-1867. Cambridge: Cambridge and to the Slave Children is my own and I expect University, 1982. 690 <p>Zoom in to FEEL the POWER. (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)</p>
Blackpeopletwitter, Children, and God: wikipedia brown
 @eveewing
 I just thought about this today and dug
 through my pictures to find it: a letter
 from a black soldier in the Civil War to
 the person who owns his daughter.
 "The longer you keep my child from me
 the longer you will have to burn in Hell
 and the quicker you will get there
 ETTER FROM A BLACK SOLDIER
 O THE OWNER OF HIS DAUGHTER
 Kitey Dice r såane. holding rebbels for we dont ex to get them and when I get redy
 t to leave there root neor to come after mary I will have
 anch but we thinke how ever bout a powrer and autherity to
 letter from Cari that we that have Children in the bring hear away and to exacute
 you say 1 hands of you devels we will trie
 o steal to plunder my child your the day that we enter Glas
 I want you to understand
 diggs that where ever you
 given rite and I meets we are enmays to
 own and you may hold on each orthere I offered once to pay
 to hear as long as you can but I you forty dollars for my own
 want you to remembor this one Child but I am glad now that you
 vengencens on them that holds
 my Child you will then know
 how to talke to me I will asure
 that and you will know how to
 talk rite too I want you now to
 just hold to hear if you want
 to iff your conchosence tells thats
 the road go that road and what it
 to understand that mary is my
 Child and she is a God
 longor you keep did not accept it Just hold on will brig you to kittey diggs I
 from me the longor now as long as you can and the have no fears about getting mary
 out of your hands this whole
 Govenment gives chear to me
 worse it will be for you you
 I came
 to burn in hell and
 the quicer youll get their for we
 never in you life befor
 are now makeing up a bout one down hear did you give Children and you cannot help your self
 Come up tharough and wont to
 not even a dollars worth of ex
 Source: Ira Berlin, ed., Freedom, A Doc
 when we come wo be to Coppe
 hood rabbels
 your property not so with me my 1861-1867. Cambridge: Cambridge
 and to the Slave Children is my own and I expect University, 1982. 690
<p>Zoom in to FEEL the POWER. (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)</p>

<p>Zoom in to FEEL the POWER. (via /r/BlackPeopleTwitter)</p>

America, Community, and Fucking: Mr. Terry Crews <p><a href="http://dicktator-cain.tumblr.com/post/175762794781/kaldicuct-dxindustriesinc-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dicktator-cain</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://kaldicuct.tumblr.com/post/175350124746/dxindustriesinc-grannythots-odinoco" class="tumblr_blog">kaldicuct</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://dxindustriesinc.tumblr.com/post/175332981144/grannythots-odinoco-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dxindustriesinc</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312713521/odinoco-grannythots-dicapito" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://odinoco.tumblr.com/post/175312314965/grannythots-dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon" class="tumblr_blog">odinoco</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312022666/dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://dicapito.tumblr.com/post/175289772226/weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee-feinstein" class="tumblr_blog">dicapito</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://weepingbouquettyphoon.tumblr.com/post/175286998107/chauiee-feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man" class="tumblr_blog">weepingbouquettyphoon</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://chauiee.tumblr.com/post/175282077791/feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man-why-didnt" class="tumblr_blog">chauiee</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><b>Feinstein</b>: You’re a big, powerful man. Why didn’t you [gestures pushing motion]?</p> <p><b>Crews</b>: Senator, as a black man in America [sigh]…</p> <p><b>Feinstein</b>: Say it as it is. I think it’s important.</p> <p><b>Crews</b>: …you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community. I’m from Flint, Michigan. I have seen many many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were imprisoned, or they were killed, and they’re not here. My wife for years prepared me. She said, “If you ever get goaded, if you ever get prodded, if you ever have anyone try to push you into any kind of situation, don’t do it. Don’t be violent.” And she trained me. I’ll be honest with you it was the strength of my wife who trained me and told me, “If this situation happens, let’s leave.” And the training worked because I did not go into my first reaction, I grabbed her hand, we left, but the next day I went right to the agency. I have texts, I have phone conversations, and I said, “This is unacceptable!” And I told them how -you know- I almost got violent, but I didn’t. And I said, “What are you going to do about this predator that you have roaming your hallways?” And -you know- I was told, “We are going to do everything in our power. We are going to handle this Terry. You’re right. It is unacceptable.” And then they disappeared. Nothing happened.</p> </blockquote> <p>Look at the faces of the black men behind him it says it all.</p> </blockquote> <p>This is real fucking infuriating. This shit isn’t funny. Fuck them and anyone who makes fun of Terry Crews speaking out and taking a stand.</p> </blockquote> <p> for those who don’t know the context, this is Terry Crews testifying about being sexually assaulted by Adam Venit during a Senate hearing about a proposed bill called the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. While I don’t like that Senator Feinstein said what she said, I think it opened the door for a great statement from Terry about WHY he didn’t fight back - since so many people respond to male victims with “oh well you’re bigger than your rapist, why didn’t you push him or her off of you? why didn’t you punch him or her? did you want it or something?” And they don’t listen. Maybe finally people will listen. </p> <p>This shows that anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, even a tall, strong, hulking guy like Terry Crews. And I hope him coming forward with his accusations convinces other victims to realize that it being a victim isn’t something to be ashamed of and to take down their attackers, and push the justice system to FINALLY take male rape and assault seriously. <br/></p> </blockquote> <p>I think she asked him the question precisely for that</p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1011648748219486208">I just looked at her Twitter and she stated (well, implied haha) that yes you’re right, that was indeed why she phrased her question the way she did</a>.  </p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="591"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/13f86be19d2f626f3b8052b4df48d774/tumblr_inline_pazwccAecC1t1rsqs_540.png" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="591"/></figure></blockquote> <p>:(</p> </blockquote> <p>Well fuck me.</p> <p>Guys, Hell just froze over. Saddam is chuckin snowballs at Hitler.</p> <p>I just agreed with Feinstein on something.</p> </blockquote> <p>You could even expand this beyond the racial dynamic as well. Any man in that scenario could have easily faced the same threat of jail time or civil suit should they have used physical violence.  <br/><br/>I am glad that Feinstein, in this instance, did something I approve of.</p></blockquote>
America, Community, and Fucking: Mr. Terry Crews
<p><a href="http://dicktator-cain.tumblr.com/post/175762794781/kaldicuct-dxindustriesinc-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dicktator-cain</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a href="https://kaldicuct.tumblr.com/post/175350124746/dxindustriesinc-grannythots-odinoco" class="tumblr_blog">kaldicuct</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://dxindustriesinc.tumblr.com/post/175332981144/grannythots-odinoco-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dxindustriesinc</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312713521/odinoco-grannythots-dicapito" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://odinoco.tumblr.com/post/175312314965/grannythots-dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon" class="tumblr_blog">odinoco</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://grannythots.tumblr.com/post/175312022666/dicapito-weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee" class="tumblr_blog">grannythots</a>:</p>

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<p><a href="https://dicapito.tumblr.com/post/175289772226/weepingbouquettyphoon-chauiee-feinstein" class="tumblr_blog">dicapito</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://weepingbouquettyphoon.tumblr.com/post/175286998107/chauiee-feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man" class="tumblr_blog">weepingbouquettyphoon</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://chauiee.tumblr.com/post/175282077791/feinstein-youre-a-big-powerful-man-why-didnt" class="tumblr_blog">chauiee</a>:</p>
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<p><b>Feinstein</b>: You’re a big, powerful man. Why didn’t you [gestures pushing motion]?</p>
<p><b>Crews</b>: Senator, as a black man in America [sigh]…</p>
<p><b>Feinstein</b>: Say it as it is. I think it’s important.</p>
<p><b>Crews</b>: …you only have a few shots at success. You only have a few chances to make yourself a viable member of the community. I’m from Flint, Michigan. I have seen many many young black men who were provoked into violence, and they were imprisoned, or they were killed, and they’re not here. My wife for years prepared me. She said, “If you ever get goaded, if you ever get prodded, if you ever have anyone try to push you into any kind of situation, don’t do it. Don’t be violent.” And she trained me. I’ll be honest with you it was the strength of my wife who trained me and told me, “If this situation happens, let’s leave.” And the training worked because I did not go into my first reaction, I grabbed her hand, we left, but the next day I went right to the agency. I have texts, I have phone conversations, and I said, “This is unacceptable!” And I told them how -you know- I almost got violent, but I didn’t. And I said, “What are you going to do about this predator that you have roaming your hallways?” And -you know- I was told, “We are going to do everything in our power. We are going to handle this Terry. You’re right. It is unacceptable.” And then they disappeared. Nothing happened.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Look at the faces of the black men behind him it says it all.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>This is real fucking infuriating.  This shit isn’t funny.  Fuck them and anyone who makes fun of Terry Crews speaking out and taking a stand.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>

for those who don’t know the context, this is Terry Crews testifying about being sexually assaulted by Adam Venit during a Senate hearing about a proposed bill called the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights. While I don’t like that Senator Feinstein said what she said, I think it opened the door for a great statement from Terry about WHY he didn’t fight back - since so many people respond to male victims with “oh well you’re bigger than your rapist, why didn’t you push him or her off of you? why didn’t you punch him or her? did you want it or something?” And they don’t listen. Maybe finally people will listen. </p>
<p>This shows that anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, even a tall, strong, hulking guy like Terry Crews. And I hope him coming forward with his accusations convinces other victims to realize that it being a victim isn’t something to be ashamed of and to take down their attackers, and push the justice system to FINALLY take male rape and assault seriously. <br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>I think she asked him the question precisely for that</p>
</blockquote>
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/1011648748219486208">I just looked at her Twitter and she stated (well, implied haha) that yes you’re right, that was indeed why she phrased her question the way she did</a>.  </p>
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<p>:(</p>
</blockquote>
<p>Well fuck me.</p>
<p>Guys, Hell just froze over. Saddam is chuckin snowballs at Hitler.</p>
<p>I just agreed with Feinstein on something.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>You could even expand this beyond the racial dynamic as well. Any man in that scenario could have easily faced the same threat of jail time or civil suit should they have used physical violence.  <br/><br/>I am glad that Feinstein, in this instance, did something I approve of.</p></blockquote>

<p><a href="http://dicktator-cain.tumblr.com/post/175762794781/kaldicuct-dxindustriesinc-grannythots" class="tumblr_blog">dicktator-cain</a>...

Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST STRAW TOSSEL on Reason <p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p> <blockquote><h2> Plastic Straw Myths </h2><blockquote><p> Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>
Drinking, Energy, and Life: THE LAST
 STRAW
 TOSSEL
 on Reason
<p><a href="http://redbloodedamerica.tumblr.com/post/176022832961/plastic-straw-myths-do-you-enjoy-sipping" class="tumblr_blog">redbloodedamerica</a>:</p>

<blockquote><h2>

Plastic Straw Myths

</h2><blockquote><p>

Do you enjoy sipping drinks through plastic straws?  Well, if activists get their way you won’t be allowed to anymore.  “These must be banned,” they say.  </p><p>Why?</p><p>When celebrities speak, politicians listen.  Seattle recently banned straws, and other places want to do the same.  “The idea that you’re going to ban straws and save the world is ridiculous.”  Angela Logomasini studies environmental issues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  What will banning plastic straws accomplish?  “Probably nothing at all.  It might make some people in Hollywood feel good.  It may make some politicians feel good, like they’re doing something.  It might sound good at parties, but it’s not going to solve any problems.” </p><p>Plastic pollution in the ocean <i>is</i> a real problem, but only about 1% of it comes from the United States.  Of that 1%, a tiny amount comes from plastic straws.  But what about that 500 million number?  Where do they all get that number?  They got it from this child’s school project.  He says he got the 500 million straws a day figure through a phone survey he conducted with straw manufacturers.  The media just accepts his 500 million number.  But the actual number is much lower according to the analysis firm Technomic.  </p><p>Okay, so activists and media exaggerate the problem.  Still they promised it would be easy to get rid of the straws. “If we can reduce something that is easy, that is polluting in the environment, that is getting stuck in turtles’ noses and causing damage to the environment, let’s do that,” says progressive talk show host Ethan Bearman.  “Sometimes we do need a little gentle guiding hand from government.”  <i>Governments gentle guiding hand</i> will either ban straws or order us to replace this cheap plastic straw with ones like these made of paper or bamboo.  “Plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade.  So unlike a lot of other things, paper, for example, actually breaks down into other components.”  </p><p>That’s not a good thing.  That means paper straws break down, even while you’re using them.  They get soggy, they leak.  “That’s the beauty of plastic, it’s enduring,” says Logomasini, “Paper straws are going to break down while you’re drinking with it.”  Paper and bamboo straws aren’t environmentally pristine either.  Paper products take more energy and more effort to produce.  You’re going to have a net negative environmental impact.  The paper doesn’t degrade in a landfill either.  Everything is essentially mummified.  <b>You’re replacing a superior product with an inferior one and you’re asking people to pay more for it.</b> It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” she says. </p><p>It doesn’t, and the higher price is the final result.  Paper straws are eight times more expensive to make than plastic straws.  Won’t this hurt businesses?  “I don’t think so.  Maybe people won’t use straws,” claims New York City Councilman Barry Grodenchik.   “If it’s a $1.79 to get the fountain drink at Joe’s corner deli that we’re talking about, and now it’s a $1.83, I don’t see that as being a huge difference in the price,” says Bearman.  </p><p>“This is what environmentalists will say about <i>every</i> policy they put out.  A few cents here, a few cents there eventually begins to become a burden,” explains Logomasini.  We don’t need straws.  “You know a lot of things in life are not <i>necessary</i>, but beneficial and enjoyable.  Banning straws isn’t going to do anything for the environment.  So what they’re just trying to do is take away my freedom for nothing in return.”  </p><p>As the environment has become cleaner, that’s become a specialty of the environmental movement: spend <i>your</i> money on feel-good policies that make no real difference.<br/></p></blockquote></blockquote>

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Party, Tits, and Tumblr: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://somethingrelatedtothisguy.tumblr.com/post/142372539348">somethingrelatedtothisguy</a>:</p><blockquote> <p>So today I learned that Miss Bellum, by far the smartest, most competent and reasonable character in PPG, and a de-facto behind-the-scenes ruler of Townsville got cut from the reboot because she was not a good female role model.</p> <p>Wew did somebody get their memo backwards, upside down, with a coffee stain, on april fools, in esperanto, from an opposing party politician with a chronic winking condition, or what?<br/></p> </blockquote><p>Well they also deleted Ms. Keane’s tits</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="240" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e47121b871781f3683e1b68c13b37438/tumblr_pc1r1nHB5T1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="240" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="480" data-orig-width="856"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bb2cdb5f8656ff76a682a1960ce1c145/tumblr_pc1r1nZ8LO1rw09tq_540.png" data-orig-height="480" data-orig-width="856"/></figure><p>Because you know, boobs are anti-feminist. Twerking is fine though</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0b7487a2f3368b3da7c3cdc4b1027a0/tumblr_pc1r1nlsFq1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure>
Party, Tits, and Tumblr: <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://somethingrelatedtothisguy.tumblr.com/post/142372539348">somethingrelatedtothisguy</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p>So today I learned that Miss Bellum, by far the smartest, most competent and reasonable character in PPG, and a de-facto behind-the-scenes ruler of Townsville got cut from the reboot because she was not a good female role model.</p>
<p>Wew did somebody get their memo backwards, upside down, with a coffee stain, on april fools, in esperanto, from an opposing party politician with a chronic winking condition, or what?<br/></p>
</blockquote><p>Well they also deleted Ms. Keane’s tits</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="240" data-orig-width="210"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e47121b871781f3683e1b68c13b37438/tumblr_pc1r1nHB5T1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="240" data-orig-width="210"/></figure><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="480" data-orig-width="856"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/bb2cdb5f8656ff76a682a1960ce1c145/tumblr_pc1r1nZ8LO1rw09tq_540.png" data-orig-height="480" data-orig-width="856"/></figure><p>Because you know, boobs are anti-feminist. Twerking is fine though</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0b7487a2f3368b3da7c3cdc4b1027a0/tumblr_pc1r1nlsFq1rw09tq_540.jpg" data-orig-height="720" data-orig-width="1280"/></figure>

<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://somethingrelatedtothisguy.tumblr.com/post/142372539348">somethingrelatedtothisguy</a>:</p><blockquote...