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krudman:

Warlords of Draenor Nagraand Finale spoilers

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Uggggghhhhhh can’t we just go back to WotLK?

neairaalenko:

fatmf:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.
But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.
What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.
Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

commentary

Reblogging for the commentary. I’m a historian. I work in a public history field. My 6 year old is pretty much guaranteed to have the importance of history hammered into him his entire life. He thinks history is cool, and would think Stonehenge is cool for about 5 minutes before he’d be ready to move on to the next thing. A lot of kids have the attention span of a gnat, some moreso than others. Like my 6 year old, who’s got ADHD. But I digress.


The way we saw stonehenge was when we were on our way to the airport because it just really does not take that long to look at a bunch of rocks that people are still trying to find the purpose for.

neairaalenko:

fatmf:

shehasathree:

kanthia:

raggediestandi:

itsvondell:

off-in-lala-land:

You know, if I was a parent, it would be at this point that I’d rip the game from his hands, stash it in my backpack, and force him to enjoy history goddamnit. This vacation cost a lot and the game is only for the hotel and travel time.

imagine trying to force someone to think that stonehenge is fun

"look kid we’re a ridiculous distance from a bunch of broken rocks how could you possibly be bored this is totally an appropriate vacation spot for someone this age."

Ah, fuck. Shit like this always gets to me, the tired old technophobe spiel and maybe it’s because it’s so rampant in my field (I work in outdoor education), but it just starts feeling so goddamn derivative after a while, nouveau hipsters who think the world is ending because kids play too many video games.

But what we’re missing is that this kid’s parents bought him his SP and a copy of Leaf Green (the employee at the game store said it would be perfect for him) so that he would shut up on the plane ride over and not bother them in the hotel, imagining that as soon as they touched down the kid would put the thing down and appreciate all the castles and grass and cafes and operas and rocks and ~*~culture~*~, because that’s what culture and history are, right? A bunch of old rocks.

What they missed is this kid staying up way past his bedtime the night before their plane flew out on message boards and chat rooms trying to find out which is the best starter, finally settled on a Squirtle and named it Rocky, and right now while his parents are appreciating rocks he and Rocky have got to save the whole world from Team Rocket because he’s a hero and that’s what heroes do and he’s so invested in this story and this world, he thinks he might have found the place where Machops live, why should he care about a guide droning on about Romans and a bunch of old people taking pictures?

But please, go ahead and take the Gameboy from him, break it in half and remind him that you spent A LOT on this vacation, and HOW DARE HE. You will FORCE him to ENJOY his GODDAMN VACATION because it’s REAL LIFE. Wonder why he’s so upset, you’re the one who spent money on the thing? All he invested in it was time and emotion, and those things are definitely less important than money, when you’re eight. Wonder why he’s so disconnected from education, when you’ve managed to turn it into a punishment, a deprivation, a source of misery? Go on and repeat the tired old technophobe line until you’re red in the face, share it on Facebook and reblog it on Tumblr and retweet it on Twitter: nobody but you knows how to live ~*~REAL LIFE~*~ because we’re so busy exploring imaginary worlds.

Kids don’t just need to be taught when to use devices, we as their parents and guardians also need to be taught why they use devices. If a kid is more invested in Kanto than Stonehenge, why? How can we change our approach so kids ~*~appreciate real history~*~? And if not, can’t we just accept and appreciate that this kid will go back to the third grade, say “Yeah, I saw Stonehenge, it was neat, but who wants to trade a Haunter for my Machoke?”

the commentary!

commentary

Reblogging for the commentary. I’m a historian. I work in a public history field. My 6 year old is pretty much guaranteed to have the importance of history hammered into him his entire life. He thinks history is cool, and would think Stonehenge is cool for about 5 minutes before he’d be ready to move on to the next thing. A lot of kids have the attention span of a gnat, some moreso than others. Like my 6 year old, who’s got ADHD. But I digress.

The way we saw stonehenge was when we were on our way to the airport because it just really does not take that long to look at a bunch of rocks that people are still trying to find the purpose for.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)

John Oliver gets us fired up over Net Neutrality!

krudman:

I really want that NES 3DS XL, but I also know that

  1. I’m going to want to upgrade to the new 3ds with the better CPU, better 3D (because I actually love the 3D), and thumbstick
  2. I’ll probably wait until that new 3DS has a variant that I love as much as the NES controller 3DS XL.
  3. I’m broke anyways. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

It won’t let me just reply XD

Anyway, I’m only cautious about this because apparently it’s the next generation for handheld games from nintendo (or at least I think it is, they already have exclusives for it) and it hasn’t been that long since the 3DS came out.

I think I’m just going to have to buy whatever the new handheld is every other “system” comes out if they’re going to be coming out this fast from now on.

tastefullyoffensive:

[theoatmeal]

Now see, this is the reason I would rather adopt. You can just totally skip that whole “not potty-trained” phase at least if you adopt older.

tastefullyoffensive:

[theoatmeal]

Now see, this is the reason I would rather adopt. You can just totally skip that whole “not potty-trained” phase at least if you adopt older.

jl8comic:

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has come out to support me today. It doesn’t change what I did, but it does mean a lot to know that people are willing to believe me when I say this whole thing was one big mistake, and that I’m truly remorseful.

However, and MOST importantly: I

Sad how you have to say that YOU were the one at fault. The people who were saying that you weren’t? That’s part of the problem.

He was one of my favorite actors/comedians.

Just trying to figure out what type of spider is living in our kitchen window. It’s what looks to be a garden spider with a soccer-ball shaped pattern on it’s abdomen.

Google refuses to give me anything but soccer balls and spider man results.

shoresoftheshadowlands:

posting this here in these tags so yall see it since yalls have special selfie days: DON’T DO IT.

http://33.media.tumblr.com/c860e74b1986282bb450251d41dfc95f/tumblr_n88t6lYnKL1spt7fro1_r1_500.png

sourced and linked to the Original post^^^^

Not that I have a lot of followers but…