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oh, hello. that shirt looks really nice on you.

things i'm reblogging these days:
supernatural
doctor who
sherlock
welcome to night vale
harry potter
misha collins
destiel

please say hello, i'm lonely.



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earthtolindz:

jonsnowballs:

god bless captain america

Everyone thinks it’s because of what he doodled in Captain America but it’s really because The Wizard of Oz came out in 1939 and I would bet everything I have that Steve went and saw it and loved it.

freymastergotablog:

The sound I made was not human

freymastergotablog:

The sound I made was not human

livebloggingmydescentintomadness:

a moment of silence for all the crazy sex Dean and Cas would have already had if Supernatural was on HBO

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bonapartist:

so i was looking up stuff about birth control throughout history and

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swannsavior:

Whoever runs the Taco Bell twitter is pretty cool.

pyrrhiccomedy:

moniquill:

thecoppercow:

That Mysterious “S” Thing We Used to Draw (by the1janitor)

There’s this awesome book I read called ‘The People in the Playground’ which concerns the observations of an anthropologist on children’s folklore: the stuff that kids independently teach one another in school yards and playgrounds that has no real connection to adult lore and media. This is a great example of it, as are hand clapping and jump rope verses.


If you can finish the lines “Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack all dressed in black black black…” or ‘Hinky Pinky Ponky, Daddy had a donkey…”or “Miss Suzy had a steamboat…” or “Engine Engine number nine…”

stop and think about where you learned them.


It probably wasn’t from an adult or out of a book or in any formal way. It was from another kid; someone a grade ahead of you or someone’s older sibling or something. Who learned it the same way.

This is CHILD lore. Sometimes a fad will come and go in a single age cohort, sometimes it’ll last for generations. It’s kind of awesome.

The idea of child lore and a distinct child culture is really interesting, especially when you consider that children have a few traditions that go back hundreds of years.

For example: did you ever play “Quaker’s meeting?” Quaker’s meeting has begun, no more laughter, no more fun…that dates back two centuries

And of course there’s “Ring around the rosie,” which goes all the way back to the time of the black plague.

Children pass these things down among themselves as part of a legacy they lack the context to fully understand; but you could say the same thing about most adult traditions. That unbroken chain of shared knowledge connects their play to the play of children from hundreds of years ago, without any adult input or encouragement.

That’s cool.